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Volunteer’s love of animals offers chance to give back ‘Life is Good’ for Livingston Taylor Jamaica – much more than just resorts Alan Pasnik -The Trustees of the Reservation 2017 Volunteer of the Year Emmy Award-winning composer lives in Westborough Chelmsford prepares for 50th Fourth of July Art Festival Breast cancer survivor is hopeful its cause will be found Dodge Park Rest Home: Caring Super Star
 

Volunteer’s love of animals offers chance to give back

Bobby Spirio and Dr. Karen M. Patti of Marlboro Animal Hospital with a “client”. Photo/Submitted By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Bobby Spirio’s love for animals is evident as he enthusiastically talks about his volunteer work at both the Marlborough Animal Hospital and Berlin Animal Hospital. He wears his identification tags with pride for […]

‘Life is Good’ for Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor photos / MM/ADKINS By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Newton – Musician Livingston Taylor’s essence has been captured in a new feature length documentary, “Life is Good,” by Peter Fish and Tracey Anarella, who are partners in life and the film’s co-producers. Packed with music and dialogue, the film is named after Taylor’s […]

Jamaica – much more than just resorts

A beach in Negril. Photos/submitted By Victor Block One meal my wife Fyllis and I will long remember was a gourmet five-course candle-lit dinner served in a romantic setting. The other was a simple vegetarian lunch at a ramshackle lean-to perched precariously on a steep mountainside. It’s not often that two repasts encapsulate much that […]

Alan Pasnik at the Chesnut Hill Farm in Southborough Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Alan Pasnik -The Trustees of the Reservation 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Alan Pasnik at the Chesnut Hill Farm in Southborough Photo/Jane Keller Gordon By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Alan Pasnik, The Trustees of the Reservations (The Trustees) 2017 Volunteer of the Year has donated 1,500 hours of his time over the past two years, mostly with his hands, but also with his heart. A retired […]

Emmy Award-winning composer lives in Westborough

By Jane Keller Gordon Westborough – Surrounded by nine computer screens in his antique Westborough home, Emmy Award winner Tom Phillips composes theme songs and dramatic underscoring for television. With a soft laugh, he said, “I feel good about what I’m doing. I’ve scored over 500 films.” Phillips has won four film documentary Emmys for […]

Roberta Witts, president of the Chelmsford Art SocietyPhotos/submitted

Chelmsford prepares for 50th Fourth of July Art Festival

Roberta Witts, president of the Chelmsford Art Society Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Chelmsford – After the Chelmsford Art Society (CAS) was founded in 1970, the nonprofit organization began organizing the town’s already-existing Fourth of July Art Festival. In addition to preparing for this year’s 50th annual Art Festival, the CAS is planning […]

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Breast cancer survivor is hopeful its cause will be found

Ellie Anbinder Photo/Janine Twomey By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Framingham/Boston – Breast cancer survivor Ellie Anbinder of Framingham is determined to help find what causes the disease. She co-founded and serves as executive director of Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation, formerly known as Art beCAUSE. While its name changed last year, the Framingham-based […]

Dodge Park Rest Home: Caring Super Star

Worcester – Dodge Park Rest Home’s resident center programs, which incorporate a warm, welcoming environment, trained staff and innovative techniques, have earned the facility industry kudos – a Caring Super Start Award. The Caring Star, as well as the Caring Super Star Award (which was created in 2012), is bestowed on the best senior living […]

Your home may never be more valuable

02 May 2018

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA, Managing Director Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc. The real estate market in Massachusetts is red hot. Housing prices have climbed sharply after bottoming out during the Great Recession. In just the past year, the median Massachusetts home value has risen 5.8 percent to $386,500. If you have owned your […]

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Salem’s Artists’ Row continues evolving in 14th season

02 May 2018

Artists’ Row participant Sibel Alpaslan of Ceramics by Sibel photo/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Salem – Artists’ Row in Salem continues to evolve in its 14th year. While its season formerly opened in late-May, this year it began April 1 and will run through Saturday, Nov. 3, at 24 New Derby St., across […]

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Back in my day

02 May 2018

By Marianne Delorey “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”  – J.K. Rowling Tension between the generations is natural. Even young toddlers need to push off from their mothers’ arms and learn to walk without help. This sets the precedent for many many things to come. It is most obvious when those beautiful […]

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Majority of LGBT adults concerned about social support and discrimination in long-term care

02 May 2018

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts  When it comes to aging-related concerns, older LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adults worry most about having adequate family and other social support to rely on as they age, discrimination in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and access to LGBT-sensitive services for seniors, according to a new AARP […]

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Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

02 April 2018

Visit the past. Its safer. For this column, I delve into the past. I need a vacation from the present, which I find a bit scary, given current events and politics and all. The past seems a safe place to visit, at least for a while. The most restful part about visiting the past is […]

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Barry Scott finds his groove with ‘The Lost 45s’

02 April 2018

Barry Scott with David Cassidy during his 1997 book-signing appearance for “Could It Be Forever? My Story” at downtown Boston’s Barnes & Noble By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Radio deejay Barry Scott is committed to keeping more of the notable 1970s and ‘80s recording artists’ songs heard during an era of tight playlists. […]

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