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Strawbery Banke to Host Vintage Bay State woman wins ‘People’ magazine’s most beautiful Self-publishing authors get the word out There Older consumers driving auto market The youngest boomers have a say How to steps can make things easier Men can age gracefully too
 

Strawbery Banke to Host Vintage & Vine Wine Festival in Historic Style

Vintage & Vine emphasizes local sourcing, local chefs and the best locally-available wines.

Bay State woman wins ‘People’ magazine’s most beautiful

Her selection could be a sign that slowly, but surely, society is starting to celebrate the beauty of all its members, not just the young.

Self-publishing authors get the word out

For over 50 years, even before they married in 1961, Gloria Daniels’ husband, Arthur, had been telling her that she should write books. “I didn’t pay any attention at all,” she said. “Then I hit 70 — and I’m writing books.”

There’s help for older adults suffering mental illness

For some battling mental health issues, it’s all about taking those tiny steps. For older individuals, the challenges can be greater.

Older consumers driving auto market

This is not your father’s Oldsmobile or even the Dodge Dart you drove in your formative years or purchased as your son or daughter’s first car.

The youngest boomers have a say

Brian Hopper, 50, of Rutland, entered adulthood differently than most of his contemporaries. His father had served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and being from a Scottish family where “everybody goes into the military,” his natural inclination was to join the U.S. Army voluntarily.

How to steps can make things easier

Barbara and Arthur Roberts have always had a sense of wanderlust. One day, after their kids had gone off to college, Barbara turned to her husband and said, “You know, they’re never coming back. Let’s sail around the world.”

Men can age gracefully too

When men grow up healthy, there’s a sense of being invulnerable. Most men, typically, well into their 40s, go through most of their life doing what is required to be a man: get a job, find a partner, buy a house, have children.

The sky’s the limit, regardless of age

29 July 2014

When I was a kid, I used to say I wanted to be a fashion designer when I grew up. When I entered college, I thought about becoming a lawyer. Instead, I capitalized on a natural ability to write.

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Charlottesville offers art, culture, history

29 July 2014

The gracious mansion is a perfect example of an 18th-century gentleman’s country estate. Its 33 rooms are filled with elegant furniture and architectural touches imported from Europe.

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Heirlooms’ value shifts from sentiment to cash

29 July 2014

“Children don’t know what to do with all this stuff, and don’t have room for it, and just get to the point that they throw their hands up and say, ‘This has got to go.’ ”

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Decorating with plants back in vogue

29 July 2014

Though your garden is filling in, you can also add beauty and fragrance to your home by decorating with lush plants and potted trees.

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More stressful to care for spouse than mom

29 July 2014

“Your relationship changes. Life as you know it becomes different,” said Raymond Collins, 62, of Houston, who retired early in part to spend time with his wife, Karen.

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Federal views diverge on proper use of painkillers

29 July 2014

Different parts of the federal government describe the problem — and potential solutions — of abuse with Vicodin, OxyContin and other opioid drugs in different terms.

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