Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 27, 2019 SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available T Autumn or Fall By Virginia Ruane http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only he fall season is now here! Just think of all the beautiful green leaves that will be turning their magnificent colors, and they will be falling to the ground. Soon, the earth will be covered with leaves of yellow, orange and red. Mother Nature has a pattern to follow. The lawn mower and bush cutter will have to be put to sleep until next spring, and the rakes and the snowblowers will be all set in preparation of winter. I have a tear in my eye when I realize what the season of fall means. So, I am going to call the season “autumn” instead of “fall.” The word autumn sounds so much softer and does not make me feel as sad. So, get out the leaf-blower and the bags to put them in. Next, get the snowblower out of retirement and ready for old man winter. How lucky we are to be born at a time SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com | 781-231-1111 ATM on site Sunday Located Adjacent to Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saugus Plaza, South Bound Route 1 MBTA Bus Route 429 FREE WI-FI - 2 WIDE SCREEN TV’S FULLY AIR CONDITIONED WINTER SKATING SCHEDULE ATTENTION! 12-8 p.m. $7.50 Monday Private Parties Tuesday School & PTO GROUPS 7:30-10:30 p.m. Adult Night 18+ only $8.50 Wednesday Private Parties Thursday Private Parties 3-11 p.m. $7.50 Friday Saturday Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 12-11 p.m. $7.50 Admission after 6 p.m. $8.50 Skates included in price/Blades $3 Bowling Alleys, 2 snack bars, video games. Ice cream shop, 2 skating floors (group rates call ahead) Private parties every day. 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I looked like an attractive flapper of the 20s. However, I couldn’t help but think of my dear, sweet mother who was married in this dress in 1924. She was much shorter than me, so it was a perfect fit for my needs. And we both looked terrific in it! Wearing a costume can sometimes really make you feel like a kid again. Well, my next story may be about Thanksgiving and all the good times we will have with our families. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the cooler days, the pretty autumn leaves, and the enjoyment of Halloween and let’s try not to dwell on the winter! Happy Autumn to All! Virginia Ruane is a lifelong Malden resident. Please send comments and suggestions to virginiaruane@aol.com. MATV Gallery exhibit takes a “closer look” at bugs! L et’s face it. Bugs have an image problem. Some people appreciate them but they give many folks the creeps. Yet bugs are everywhere. Insects are the largest known group of animals, making up three-quarters of animal species. That’s a lot of bugs! The new exhibit in the MATV Gallery features the artwork of photographer Liz Tomkins. “Part of the image problem of bugs is that most of them are very small, averaging less than six millimeters long. It’s hard to appreciate something you can’t see,” she said. That’s where her artistry comes in. Through magnification, Tompkins’ photographs zoom in on their subject, enlarging details and features, helping the viewer to differentiate between types of tiny bugs, to appreciate their varied structures and colors and movements. All of the work is photography, though some pieces look like paintings or drawings or mixed media. Each piece in the exhibit is also tagged with a “fun fact” about the insect it features. “I began photographing insects a few years ago under our porch lights, to get over my fear of little flying things,” said Tompkins. “The little flying things turned out to be pretty interesting when they were magnified 30 times. My wonder at the diversity of life grows with each new bug I discover. I invite you to share in that wonder.” Tompkins is a retired seventh grade science teacher from the Malden Public Schools which, she says, explains her interest in pretty much anything. She began showing her work at the first Window Arts Malden event in 2007. She also participated in The Gallery at 480 Main Street, and her bugs have also made an appearance at the Malden Public Library. “Bugs: A Closer Look” will be on view through November 30. A reception with the artist will take place on Wednesday, October 23, from 6:30–8:00 p.m. It will include a short presentation and audience discussion about the exhibit. The MATV Gallery is located at MATV, Malden’s Media Center, at 145 Pleasant St. Hours are Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For more information, visit www.matv.org/gallery.

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