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Seventy-one hundred posters and counting Athlete renews health, fitness and life goals Touring troupe, helpline spotlight senior-targeted scams Sindy Rocks artist stays connected with hometown Reviving folk music on the air and online On the road with Van Morrison Reinforcing Boston Center for the Arts longtime mission Actress makes encore appearances in Stoneham and Beverly
 
Stephen Lewis

Seventy-one hundred posters and counting

Stephen Lewis Photo Submitted By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Malden – Stephen Lewis is passionate about worldwide workers’ struggles, unions, peace, and the women’s movement. It’s not surprising that stored in his attic of his Malden home, he has 7,100 posters relating to these topics and more. For the past 10 years or so, […]

Larry Gamst of Melrose

Athlete renews health, fitness and life goals

Larry Gamst of Melrose Photo Submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Melrose – Larry Gamst of Melrose renewed his health, fitness and life goals within recent years. In 2017, he completed his fourth marathon, fifth half marathon and first Half Ironman, which consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bicycle ride and 13.1-mile run. The […]

Fraud Squad Players original cast members (l to r) Gail Arcouette, Ronnee Margolis and Judy Garry

Touring troupe, helpline spotlight senior-targeted scams

Fraud Squad Players original cast members (l to r) Gail Arcouette, Ronnee Margolis and Judy Garry Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Worcester County – For some volunteers, “RSVP” stands for more than “repondez s’il vous plait.” It’s also an acronym for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Among the projects of RSVP Worcester […]

Sindy Rocks artist stays connected with hometown

Sindy Indge-Crosby displays one of her painted rocks  Photos/submitted By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Westborough – Sindy Indge-Crosby has collected rocks and expressed herself artistically since growing up in Westborough. Now living in Salem, N.H, she’s doing business as Sindy Rocks and has stayed connected with her hometown through artworks. Her painted rocks are […]

Nick Noble performs at the 2017 Woody Guthrie tribute concert “Bound for Glory” presented by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at the Old Manse in Concord

Reviving folk music on the air and online

Nick Noble performs at the 2017 Woody Guthrie tribute concert “Bound for Glory” presented by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston at the Old Manse in Concord. Photo/Tom Christiano By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Writer Southborough/ Worcester – Nick Noble has known that he loves folk music since his childhood. However, it never occurred […]

Joe Bebo, with a copy of his book,

On the road with Van Morrison

Joe Bebo with a copy of his book, “In the Back of the Van – The Story of One Unforgettable Summer” Photo/Jane Keller Gordon Hudson man recalls touring with rock legend 50 years ago By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Hudson – Joe Bebo, who is now 69, spent the summer of 1968 rehearsing and […]

Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts

Reinforcing Boston Center for the Arts longtime mission

Gregory Ruffer, president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts Photo/Michael Blanchard By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – As president and CEO of the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) since August 2016, Gregory Ruffer draws upon his experience as a performer turned arts educator and administrator in several cities. Appreciating […]

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 […]

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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Gary Sohmers Photos/submitted

‘King of Pop Culture’ values toys and collectibles

27 June 2018

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, […]

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