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Balloons over Bagan

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

By Victor Block Part 1 of 2        I was 3,000 feet high, floating in a hot air balloon over a vast plain dotted with massive and magnificent centuries’ old Buddhist pagodas, temples and monasteries. This was but one of many fascinating activities and encounters I have enjoyed during several trips planned by Myths and […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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