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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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Governor Baker’s annual speech and budget reveals strong aging agenda for Massachusetts

Boston – Governor Charlie Baker delivered his State of the Commonwealth speech in January, and the next day filed his annual budget with the Legislature. Both actions contained good news for older people in Massachusetts.

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Northborough military mom honored for volunteer efforts

Northborough – Karen Brewster of Northborough got quite a surprise on her birthday Aug. 5. She was presented the Presidential Volunteer Service Award by the Family Readiness Group (FRG) at the Massachusetts National Guard unit where her daughter, Spc. Alysia Brewster, is stationed. Also, her son, Spc. Nicholas Brewster, is serving in the Army and currently deployed in the Middle East. Brewster volunteers as the unit’s FRG chair.

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Social Security announces 2.0 percent benefit increase for 2018

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, according to a press release from the Social Security Administration announced today.

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A passion for helping through photography

Photographer Beth Oram frequently offers her services to local animal rescue organizations to help promote the valuable work they do. She took the charming July Fifty Plus Advocate cover photo of Marie McDonough, a Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. volunteer, who is holding one of the nonprofit, no-kill shelter’s little guests. “I didn’t grow […]

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Sharing love of music from Westborough to Grafton

Cam Sowa Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr. By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Grafton/Westborough – While working a 25-year banking career, Cam Sowa also spent periods of time regularly traveling distances from her Westborough home to play flute at several out-of-town venues. Now retired, she’s enjoying her nearby and longtime musical relationships with St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church […]

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