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Seventy-one hundred posters and counting Athlete renews health, fitness and life goals Touring troupe, helpline spotlight senior-targeted scams Sindy Rocks artist stays connected with hometown Reviving folk music on the air and online On the road with Van Morrison Reinforcing Boston Center for the Arts longtime mission Actress makes encore appearances in Stoneham and Beverly
 
Stephen Lewis

Seventy-one hundred posters and counting

Stephen Lewis Photo Submitted By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Malden – Stephen Lewis is passionate about worldwide workers’ struggles, unions, peace, and the women’s movement. It’s not surprising that stored in his attic of his Malden home, he has 7,100 posters relating to these topics and more. For the past 10 years or so, […]

Larry Gamst of Melrose

Athlete renews health, fitness and life goals

Larry Gamst of Melrose Photo Submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Melrose – Larry Gamst of Melrose renewed his health, fitness and life goals within recent years. In 2017, he completed his fourth marathon, fifth half marathon and first Half Ironman, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bicycle ride and 13.1-mile run. The […]

Fraud Squad Players original cast members (l to r) Gail Arcouette, Ronnee Margolis and Judy Garry

Touring troupe, helpline spotlight senior-targeted scams

Fraud Squad Players original cast members (l to r) Gail Arcouette, Ronnee Margolis and Judy Garry Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Worcester County – For some volunteers, “RSVP” stands for more than “repondez s’il vous plait.” It’s also an acronym for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Among the projects of RSVP Worcester […]

Sindy Rocks artist stays connected with hometown

Sindy Indge-Crosby displays one of her painted rocks  Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Westborough – Sindy Indge-Crosby has collected rocks and expressed herself artistically since growing up in Westborough. Now living in Salem, N.H, she’s doing business as Sindy Rocks and has stayed connected with her hometown through artworks. Her painted rocks are […]

Nick Noble performs at the 2017 Woody Guthrie tribute concert “Bound for Glory” presented by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at the Old Manse in Concord

Reviving folk music on the air and online

Nick Noble performs at the 2017 Woody Guthrie tribute concert “Bound for Glory” presented by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at the Old Manse in Concord. Photo/Tom Christiano By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Writer Southborough/ Worcester – Nick Noble has known that he loves folk music since his childhood. However, it never occurred […]

Joe Bebo, with a copy of his book,

On the road with Van Morrison

Joe Bebo with a copy of his book, “In the Back of the Van – The Story of One Unforgettable Summer” Photo/Jane Keller Gordon Hudson man recalls touring with rock legend 50 years ago By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Hudson – Joe Bebo, who is now 69, spent the summer of 1968 rehearsing and […]

Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts

Reinforcing Boston Center for the Arts longtime mission

Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts Photo/Michael Blanchard By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – As president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) since August 2016, Gregory Ruffer draws upon his experience as a performer turned arts educator and administrator in several cities. Appreciating […]

Actress makes encore appearances in Stoneham and Beverly

Kathy St. George photo/Joe Henson By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Stoneham/Beverly – Kathy St. George has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, a number of national tours, as well as at Boston-area and out-of-state regional theaters – frequently for encore appearances. This past spring, she returned to her hometown in the musical comedy “Calendar Girls” at Greater […]

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

26 July 2018

By Janice Lindsay (Photo Janice Lindsay, Photo Submitted) Sound the alarm. Or not. Uh, oh. We had a crack in our downstairs bathtub. Correction: I thought we had a crack in the bathtub. I could see and feel a thin jagged ridge around the inside back end of the tub, outlined by a pale orange […]

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For a ‘spiritual’ day trip, visit Cassadaga

26 July 2018

Street signs warn vehicles of just who might be possibly crossing the street Photos/Victor Block By Victor Block As my wife Fyllis and I contemplated our visit to a tiny town in Florida, the choices we faced were as intriguing as they were varied. Did we prefer to join a healing circle or seek spiritual […]

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Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts

Credit freeze bill clears the Senate

26 July 2018

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Photo Mike Festa Photo Submitted S.B. 2455: An Act Removing Fees for Security Freezes and Disclosures of Consumer Credit Reports Consumers are now one step closer to having meaningful protections from identity theft. On behalf of 800,000 AARP members in Massachusetts and as the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization […]

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Marianne Delorey

Subsidized versus market leases

26 July 2018

By Marianne Delorey Photo Marianne Delorey, Photo submitted Low income housing and market rate housing have more in common than not. The leases for these apartments, however, often have notable differences that warrant closer review. This article seeks to describe the general differences between a typical subsidized lease and a typical market rate lease. Since […]

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Alain Valles

Reverse mortgages – uncomfortable questions

26 July 2018

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA (Photo Alain Valles, Photo submitted) Many have heard the words “reverse mortgage,” but few have a clear understanding of how it works, the cost, the benefits or the process. As managing director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc., our mission is to educate people about […]

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Micha Shalev

Reasons why a person with dementia may want ‘to go home’

26 July 2018

By Micha Shalev Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted  “I want to go home” is one of the most heartbreaking and confounding phrases people with dementia may say to their caregivers, but the meaning behind that phrase is almost always logical. For the most part, “home” can refer to a place, time or even a person. […]

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