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Retired men learn about heart-healthy eating

Dietitian Jane BarrJane Barr

How to eat in a healthy way was the topic of registered dietitian Jane Barr MPH, RD, LDN on Aug. 1 at the Arlington Retired Men's Club. The title of her talk was “Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease.” She distinguished between those risk factors that are modifiable and those that are not.

She emphasized that many of those factors that are modifiable -- that is to say, they are within the control of any given individual -- begin with small changes. She dove into detail by describing the food categories that people should be eating from most and those categories to avoid whenever possible. She identified healthy portion sizes and referred listeners to a helpful website from the federal government. 

She also delved into nutrition labels – the information in tiny type on all packaged grocery items, including what to look for, how to truly understand the terms and good ways to make informed choices.

For additional information, Jane may be contacted atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For learn more about the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, visit or call Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758.

 Retired men hear from local true-crime author

TheWayne MillerWayne Miller Retired Men’s Club of Arlington learned about the true-crime book Burn Boston Burn from its author, Wayne Miller, at a recent meeting.

The talk featured a detailed account of the 264 confirmed arson fires that occurred between 1982 and1984 as part of a huge wide-ranging conspiracy. The arsons followed layoffs of firefighters, police officers and teachers, according to a news release from the club's president, Peter Galluzzo.

At the event, Miller told about the convicted arsonists, including their names and their motives. He also described the state of local law enforcement officials at the time, including their investigative methods and their efforts to end the scourge.

Miller was a special agent, criminal investigator and certified fire investigator for the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for 25 years, according to the book’s website. The website states that after serving in government, Miller later worked in the private sector as a fire and explosion analyst for the Wright Group, Inc. in Uxbridge.

That website says that this case is the single biggest arson case in national history. It also notes the significant aspects of internal corruption and political deceit involved in the well-known case.

Burn Boston Burn has been named a Global Book Gold Award winner. Miller may be contacted by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 For more information about the activities of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington, visit or call Galluzzo at 781-646-7758.

Retired men learn about TSA K9s


The Retired Men’s Club of Arlington received an outstanding introduction to the TSA K-9s from Logan Airport at its July 13 meeting. The dogs screen both the passengers and their baggage.

The handlers gave a live K-9 demonstration of the canines' special senses. They explained that while people can smell a pizza, the specially trained dogs can smell the pizza’s individual ingredients of cheese, tomato and oregano.

The dogs are on call 24/7. In addition to screening various special events, the dogs also do special assignments; for example they were sent to other airports to screen Afghanistan refugee passengers upon arrival in the United States.

For additional information about the TSA-K9s, email Karen Hegner (TSA) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For detals on the club, visit or call Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington elects officers

The Retired Men's Club of Arlington (RMCA) has elected these officers for 2021-22:

Peter GalluzzoPresident, Peter Galluzzo, at left, sixth year;

Vice president, Phil Ste. Marie;

Secretary, Tom Cordimo;

Assistant secretary, Jim Whalen;

Treasurer, Mike Sclafani;

Assistant treasurer, to be announced;

Membership, Joe DiBacco; and

Assistant membership, Connie Murphy.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington is always looking for new members

Attention: retirees or those who are about to become retirees! The RMCA welcomes new members.

Retired Men's Club of Arlington logoJoin Arlington neighbors at the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington every weekday, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient location open to retired men from all local cities and towns. Participants can play cards (cribbage, bridge, whist and poker), play pool, read books and enjoy daily free coffee.

Bowling and golf leagues are also available for the physically active type. And for the those who enjoy performing, the Singing Grandpops perform at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and civic clubs etc.

This nonprofit organization is made up of about 500 members from several local towns in greater Boston.

In addition, the club invites interesting speakers every other Wednesday to present topics of varying subject matter of interest to the membership. Also, day and overnight trips are offered throughout the year at reasonable rates.

The club facility is in the lower level of St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Rt. 2), Arlington.

Membership dues are only $30 a year. For more information about joining, call President Peter Galluzzo at 781-646-7758 or visit The mailing address is P.O. Box 195, Arlington, MA 02474-1203. 

 Like to play bridge?

The club has an activity for all those who love to play contract bridge. Bob Gaudet, an RMCA member, directs the Family Friendly Bridge Club

Contract bridge is played in the lower level of St. Camillus Church in Arlington on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30. Everyone is invited. You do not have to be a club member to play.

Players pay $8 per afternoon to play. Beginners are welcome, as bridge classes are available.

The bridge club averages 80 players Mondays and 48 players Thursdays. Coffee and light pastries are served at each session.

For more information, see

Singing Grandpops

An activity open for all members to participate in is the Singing Grandpops, which performs at local nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and civic clubs. Contact Ray Carmichael at 781-646-4946 to learn more. 

Ongoing events:

Mondays, cribbage players

The public is invited to participate in the Cribbage Tournament at the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington.

Games start at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at St. Camillus lower Church hall. Ladies and nonmembers are welcome (nonmembers are encouraged to join the club).The cost is $8 per week. Join the tournament, which last 12 weeks; a player could win up to $500 at the end of the Tournament. Every player is guaranteed a cash prize. Free coffee and doughnuts are available. Contact George Gibson at 617-868-0893 for more.

Fridays, winter bowling

The RMCA Bowling League meets every Friday during the fall/winter months at the Woburn Bowling Center, 32 Montvale Ave. Woburn. Starting time is 9 a.m. This is an informal, fun league that members and new members can join for exercise and friendship. Scoring is not important. The league is always looking for new bowlers. Call Glen DiVasta 617-776-8501, or visit


These announcements have been published since Oct. 23, 2015, and were last updated Aug 3, 2022. This information was provided by the men's club.


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