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Curacao: tropical touches with European flair

A floating market By Victor Block I knew the Caribbean island of Curacao is unfamiliar to many Americans, but the flight attendant’s announcement still caught me by surprise.  As she said where the plane was heading, she stumbled over the destination, then sheepishly admitted, “I don’t know how to say the name of that island.” […]

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Inspired to start second career as filmmaker at age 50

“Blessid” poster (right) By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Bob Heske of Shrewsbury credits his late mother for inspiring him to pursue his dream of completing a full-length screenplay. He wrote and produced the award-winning drama “Blessid,” which is now available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo on Demand. In 2011, Heske began writing […]

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A passion for compassionate care

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Co-owners Micha Shalev and Ben Herlinger Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography Worcester – Under the leadership of Micha Shalev and his business partner Ben Herlinger, Dodge Park Rest Home has earned an impressive list of accolades over the years for its unique model of deeply compassionate Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Now, the […]

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Jack Williams: a Massachusetts television icon

Jack Williams on assignment for Wednesday’s Child By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor For nearly four decades, before the advent of the internet and its various news sources, many New Englanders trusted one station, WBZ-TV in Boston, for its news. And in particular, they trusted the station’s longtime anchor, Jack Williams. Williams stepped down from the […]

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The entertaining George Cataldo

George Cataldo, aka “The Silver Foxx” By Bonnie Adams,  Managing Editor When George Cataldo turns on the instrumental music on his karaoke system to sing along to the classic Italian song, “That’s Amore,” his face lights up. “I just love singing,” he said. It is obvious that he means it. A tall, slender man, the […]

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Ancient and modern combine in fascinating Tokyo

By Victor Block The traffic-clogged streets, sleek towering skyscrapers and dazzling lighted billboards could be in any city in the United States. So, too, could familiar fast food chain restaurants and signs promoting brands of electronics, clothing and other goods that are popular with Americans. But this setting is half a world away in Tokyo, […]

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