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Ancient and modern combine in fascinating Tokyo Winchester’s senior center celebrates completion of major renovations Karyn Polito Two careers: accomplished software engineer, gifted weaver Getting organized and reducing clutter in the New Year Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home Share the gift of security Woodworkers of all skill levels encouraged to join club
 

Ancient and modern combine in fascinating Tokyo

By Victor Block The traffic-clogged streets, sleek towering skyscrapers and dazzling lighted billboards could be in any city in the United States. So, too, could familiar fast food chain restaurants and signs promoting brands of electronics, clothing and other goods that are popular with Americans. But this setting is half a world away in Tokyo, […]

Winchester’s senior center celebrates completion of major renovations

The Jenks Senior Center By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Winchester – For nearly 50 years, the Jenks Senior Center has served as a destination for Winchester’s senior population. Recently, the building, which was named for town residents and philanthropists Evelyn and James Jenks, underwent a major $2.5 million renovation which will allow it to be […]

Karyn Polito – Lieutenant governor continues commitment to public service

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – As the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito is not just a figurehead. Rather, she has been charged by Gov. Charlie Baker with many important leadership tasks. And since the two took office in January 2014, Polito has crisscrossed the state, […]

Two careers: accomplished software engineer, gifted weaver

Nancy Kronenberg at her 65-inch loom By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Carlisle – Nancy Kronenberg’s mantra, “I haven’t done that, that’s what I want to do,” was woven into her career as a computer software engineer. Now at age 71 and retired, it is also her driving force as a professional hand weaver. Fundamental […]

Getting organized and reducing clutter in the New Year

Use this hanger trick to see which clothes you wear – and don’t wear – that often. By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Each January, many people make a resolution to get organized. But, faced with overstuffed closets, piles of paper and other tchotchkes, many soon abandon that lofty goal and instead just avoid the clutter. […]

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

Nicholas Gage in his North Grafton home By Jane Keller Gordon North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of the Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands […]

Share the gift of security

By Kristen Alberino, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist, Boston We have all received gifts we’ve wanted to return: ugly socks or sweaters that look exactly like the one you got (or gave!) last year. Sometimes, just letting loved ones know that you’re there for them, no matter what, is the best gift of all. And […]

Woodworkers of all skill levels encouraged to join club

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Lexington – The Association of Revolutionary Turners’ 85 members have at least one thing in common – they use a lathe. ART President John Flynn explained that wood turning is, “Using chisels with a variety of points to shape wood that is spinning on a lathe, secured at two […]

The president-elect and the future of Medicare, Medicaid

29 December 2016

By Al Norman In October of 2016, before Donald Trump became president-elect, The Atlantic magazine published an article called “Trump’s Graying Army.” “Senior citizens are his strongest demographic,” The Atlantic wrote. “In polls, voters over 65 tend to be the only age group he wins…Despite the stereotype of the Trump supporter as a prime-aged working […]

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Reverse mortgages: be prepared

29 December 2016

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Time has shown this to be true. The incoming administration in Washington is expected to alter the outgoing’s policies and vision. Ahead of this, interest rates and the cost of money are increasing. Inflation, a word we […]

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Silent stroke leading to dementia

29 December 2016

By Micha Shalev A stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die. If a large number of brain cells die, with them may go some of a person’s ability to speak, move, and remember. Yet there is also another type of stroke—one that is […]

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Help for caregivers

29 December 2016

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care Each January arrives with a feeling of fresh possibility and renewed optimism. We feel grateful for the things that are going well and contemplate where change might benefit our quality of our life in the New Year. Some might consider starting an exercise program, or taking a […]

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Walking the last mile

29 December 2016

By Marianne Delorey In Stephen King’s, “The Green Mile,” the main character, Paul Edgecomb, talks about his primary role with the inmates on death row. He listens. And he promises them whatever he can in their final hours, even if he knows he cannot keep the promise. He does this because it is better for […]

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29 November 2016

The Mission Mountains By Victor Block Towering mountains overlook dense forests and broad plains that are home to a wealth of wildlife. That safari-like setting is reason enough to visit the northwestern corner of Montana.   Add a choice of enticing towns, Indian reservations and vestiges of authentic cowboy culture and it’s no wonder that the […]

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