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Actress makes encore appearances in Stoneham and Beverly ‘King of Pop Culture’ values toys and collectibles Comedian also teaches and helps charitable causes Advocating for seniors on TV in nine communities The Quarry’ is well worth a visit Fireworks by Grucci, Lighting up Boston’s skies since 1976 ‘Everyone here is my friend’ Keeping your options open with one call
 

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 […]

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‘King of Pop Culture’ values toys and collectibles

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Hudson – Gary Sohmers has worked as an appraiser since 1971 and increased his endeavors soon after moving to Hudson in 1983. He opened a popular store downtown known as Wex Rex Collectibles, began producing collectibles events, and became a talk-show guest heard regularly on WBZ NewsRadio 1030. Additionally, […]

On the set of Athol-Orange Community Television’s “The Jerry Caruso Comedy Hour” Photos/submitted

Comedian also teaches and helps charitable causes

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Gardner/Lynn – Like many comedians, Jerry Caruso of Gardner maintains a busy performance schedule. Unlike most others, however, his calendar is also chock-filled with teaching stand-up comedy, organizing fundraisers’ entertainment, fulfilling speaking engagements and hosting a cable-television show. While growing up in Lynn, Caruso at age 12 began entertaining […]

Roberta Robinson welcomes dancer and activist Elynor Gittens of Somerville on “Legacies.” Photos/submitted

Advocating for seniors on TV in nine communities

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Greater Boston – Following a two-decade law career, Roberta Robinson’s personal experience as her mother’s caregiver has compelled her to pursue working with the senior population in various capacities for about 30 years. She currently hosts two television programs designed for an audience of seniors. Each 30-minute show airs […]

Rock sculpture Photos/Jane Keller Gordon

The Quarry’ is well worth a visit

By Jane Keller Gordon Acton – Driving north along Quarry Road in Acton, next to a tan house, there is a huge granite statue that seems out of place. To the right, a dirt road leads into a forest. What lies beyond — a sculpture garden and art center called The Quarry — is well […]

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Fireworks by Grucci, Lighting up Boston’s skies since 1976

Fireworks light up the Boston skies By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor When nearly a half a million people gather in Boston for the July 4 festivities each year, they know that they will be treated to a fabulous concert at the Hatch Shell, thanks to the Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart. They also […]

2. Rosalie Olds and “Souprano” Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

‘Everyone here is my friend’

By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Worcester – There’s nothing retiring about Rosalie Olds. At age 90, she’s an active ceramic sculptor and art teacher, and two years ago, she became a published author. Love and admiration filled the Great Room at The Willows at Worcester this past April 1, when about 200 people, including […]

Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner (right) speaks with residents during her visit to Dartmouth's Council on Aging to kick-off Older American's Month in May.

Keeping your options open with one call

By Alice Bonner, Ph.D, RN, FAAN Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Boston – One of the top questions I get in my travels around the commonwealth is this: How can I, or the person I care for, stay as independent as possible as we age? Providing answers to that question occupies the work […]

Viewpoint by Janice Lindsay

28 June 2018

The snake and I By Janice Lindsay (Photo Janice Lindsay, Photo Submitted) We’ve often had garter snakes in our garage, but we never had one as bold as Samantha. Our garage possesses a snake-friendly corner, just inside the electric door. A snake can slither in through a tiny gap in the door molding. The builders […]

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Micha Shalev

Safety monitoring of a loved one diagnosed with dementia

28 June 2018

By Micha Shalev (Photo Micha Shalev, Photo Submitted) We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to make our lives better, easier or more organized. For families and friends caring at home for ill or frail adults, innovations in health technology promise dramatic changes in the ways health care […]

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Alain Valles

Reverse Mortgages – Ask the Expert

28 June 2018

By Alain Valles, CRMP, CSA, MS, MBA (Photo Alain Valles, Photo submitted) You are invited to ask the questions. No question is too trivial or too complex. The only way to make an informed decision whether a reverse mortgage is right for you is to obtain the correct information regarding your personal situation. Reverse mortgages […]

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Marianne Delorey

It is better to give than receive

28 June 2018

By Marianne Delorey (Photo Marianne Delorey, Photo submitted) “If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa This is the story of Benny. Benny is one of the many low income elders I have encountered in my travels. He is an immigrant and came to this country to work many years ago. […]

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Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts

AARP announces free shred events in communities through August

28 June 2018

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts (Photo Mike Festa, Photo Submitted) The AARP Fraud Watch Network arms Massachusetts residents, and all Americans, with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams. A free resource for people of all ages, the Fraud Watch Network offers real-time alerts about the latest scams in your state, […]

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A family travels on a motor scooter. Photos Victor Block

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

26 June 2018

By Victor Block Part 2 of 2   My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Me-un-mahr) speaks enough English to have a conversation. Imagine how astonished I was when he pulled a smartphone from his robe and showed me photographs of his recent trip to Japan. Last month’s story described some of […]

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