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Curacao: tropical touches with European flair Inspired to start second career as filmmaker at age 50 A passion for compassionate care Jack Williams: a Massachusetts television icon The entertaining George Cataldo Ancient and modern combine in fascinating Tokyo Winchester’s senior center celebrates completion of major renovations Karyn Polito
 

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Winchester’s senior center celebrates completion of major renovations

The Jenks Senior Center By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Winchester – For nearly 50 years, the Jenks Senior Center has served as a destination for Winchester’s senior population. Recently, the building, which was named for town residents and philanthropists Evelyn and James Jenks, underwent a major $2.5 million renovation which will allow it to be […]

Karyn Polito – Lieutenant governor continues commitment to public service

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – As the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor, Karyn Polito is not just a figurehead. Rather, she has been charged by Gov. Charlie Baker with many important leadership tasks. And since the two took office in January 2014, Polito has crisscrossed the state, […]

Two careers: accomplished software engineer, gifted weaver

29 December 2016

Nancy Kronenberg at her 65-inch loom By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Carlisle – Nancy Kronenberg’s mantra, “I haven’t done that, that’s what I want to do,” was woven into her career as a computer software engineer. Now at age 71 and retired, it is also her driving force as a professional hand weaver. Fundamental […]

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Getting organized and reducing clutter in the New Year

29 December 2016

Use this hanger trick to see which clothes you wear – and don’t wear – that often. By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Each January, many people make a resolution to get organized. But, faced with overstuffed closets, piles of paper and other tchotchkes, many soon abandon that lofty goal and instead just avoid the clutter. […]

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Reverse mortgages: be prepared

29 December 2016

By Alain Valles, CRMP, MBA, CSA The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Time has shown this to be true. The incoming administration in Washington is expected to alter the outgoing’s policies and vision. Ahead of this, interest rates and the cost of money are increasing. Inflation, a word we […]

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Silent stroke leading to dementia

29 December 2016

By Micha Shalev A stroke can be dramatic—and devastating. As part of the brain is starved of its blood supply, cells may die. If a large number of brain cells die, with them may go some of a person’s ability to speak, move, and remember. Yet there is also another type of stroke—one that is […]

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Help for caregivers

29 December 2016

By Catherine Walsh, Marketing Communications, Intercity Home Care Each January arrives with a feeling of fresh possibility and renewed optimism. We feel grateful for the things that are going well and contemplate where change might benefit our quality of our life in the New Year. Some might consider starting an exercise program, or taking a […]

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Walking the last mile

29 December 2016

By Marianne Delorey In Stephen King’s, “The Green Mile,” the main character, Paul Edgecomb, talks about his primary role with the inmates on death row. He listens. And he promises them whatever he can in their final hours, even if he knows he cannot keep the promise. He does this because it is better for […]

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