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Explore the history and charm of Venice

By Victor Block In the fifth century AD, Attila the Hun and other invaders descended upon the northeastern area of what today is Italy. A number of people who were living in the region fled to a group of nearby islands for safety and, over time, established small villages. The towns they founded eventually joined […]

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‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ co-author carries on mission

Region – Joan Ditzion, now 74, had no idea that joining Bread and Roses, an early woman’s movement group, would change her life. An art educator at the time, she became one of 12 co-authors of the ground breaking book, “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” which is now celebrating its 45th anniversary.

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Marlborough seniors learn the risks and impacts of the opioid crisis

Marlborough – Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan gave an informative and enlightening presentation on the risks of opioids at the Marlborough Council on Aging at the Senior Center, July 11. Also at the meeting were State Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Chief of Police David Giorgi, who spoke about the importance of educating ourselves on this important topic. Trish Pope, executive director of the Council on Aging, welcomed speakers and seniors to the event.

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Stoneham woman keeps hand in puppetry for five decades

Stoneham – New York City native and now Stoneham resident Maggie Whalen has spent most of her life entertaining children and adults as a hand puppeteer. Now, she’s expanding her audience with a shadow puppet show specifically geared for older adults.

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Singer-guitarist hopes lifelong long love of music continues with new ventures 

Dennis Caussade’s life has been one filled with academics, service, and family. He is currently employed in the human service field and is very committed to his job. But music has also always been a passion and now at age 50, he is hoping to take that hobby to another level. And much to his delight, others are taking notice of his talent as well.

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Setting sail on a mid-life second act

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Many may dream of a second act in life, such as pursuing a new job or hobby, but do not have the resources or commitment to really do so. Several years ago, John Gareri, an avid sailor, dreamed of sailing around the world on a tall ship. And then, with […]

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