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Bay State humanitarian empowers disadvantaged girls through sports Still singing, strumming, songwriting after all these years Father uses advocacy skills to help children with special needs Broadcasting for sight impaired in central Mass. Grafton native pursues new musical and personal chapters Ice sculptor shares experience and talent as part of Boston’s holiday tradition Thanks to Jordan’s Furniture CEO, New England still has the Enchanted Village Truck driver becomes Santa to bring joy to children
 

Bay State humanitarian empowers disadvantaged girls through sports

Newton – Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t change careers paths midlife and achieve your dreams. Linda Driscoll of Newton took a chance, shifted course and exceeded her expectations.

Still singing, strumming, songwriting after all these years

Cohasset/Westborough – Luanne Crosby, a Cohasset native now of Westborough, has performed various musical styles at countless venues as a singer, musician and songwriter throughout several decades. Her interest in performing began with a childhood dream of getting discovered.

Father uses advocacy skills to help children with special needs

Medfield - Michael Weiner of Medfield was just 28 years of age when he owned a textile company in Norwood. Twenty-five years later, he closed his business and the buildings he owned became income property. Weiner, who is married, and is the father of two sons, Ben and Zachary, was in a good place financially.

Broadcasting for sight impaired in central Mass.

Vince Lombardi (Photos/submitted) By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Worcester – After a career working in printing and publishing, Vince Lombardi of Worcester pursued his interest in the arts with a focus on voice work. Now, he’s director of the Worcester-based Audio Journal, a nonprofit radio reading service for blind, visually impaired and print disabled […]

Grafton native pursues new musical and personal chapters

Grafton – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Jordan developed a lifetime of musical expertise performing in the Grafton and Worcester areas. His accomplishments are acknowledged in “A Grafton Chronicle” co-authored by Jayne Carroll Wilson and Joe Kuras, and “The Jazz Worcester Real Book” by Chet Williamson.

Ice sculptor shares experience and talent as part of Boston’s holiday tradition

Looking at a perfectly clear, pristine block of ice, sculptor Don Chapelle, 59, can envision a 3D shape inside. He uses an assortment of tools—sometimes a chainsaw but more often a chisel—to create a figure, a colorized corporate logo, or almost anything else that he can imagine.

Thanks to Jordan’s Furniture CEO, New England still has the Enchanted Village

As a child, Eliot Tatelman remembers traveling from his home in Newton to visit the Enchanted Village at the department store Jordan Marsh’s Boston Downtown Crossing location. A quaint recreation of a Victorian-era village during the Christmas season, the exhibit was a favorite of generations for decades.

Truck driver becomes Santa to bring joy to children

Framingham - His name is Santa Claus, and he only comes once a year. But one Framingham Santa drove tractor trailers for 43 years before donning the persona of the most beloved icons in American culture.

Sleep issues for those diagnosed with dementia

28 December 2017

Sleep disorders are commonly underdiagnosed and a significant source of concern in the geriatric population. Age alone does not cause sleep problems. Disturbed sleep, waking up tired every day, and other symptoms of insomnia are not a normal part of aging. Instead, poor sleep habits, untreated sleep disorders, medications, or medical problems can contribute to sleeplessness. This article will help you understand the causes of sleep problems and provide tips to help you sleep well.

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New stamp to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

02 December 2017

Region - The U.S. Postal Service recently previewed the image of the Alzheimer’s Semipostal fundraising stamp.

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My cloak of invisibility

02 December 2017

One chilly, blustery day, I was browsing in a bookshop when a willowy young woman breezed in. I immediately noticed that she wasn’t dressed appropriately for the weather. More than that, in my opinion, she wasn’t dressed appropriately for any public viewing: flimsy, slippery beige T-shirt clinging too revealingly to her torso, her tiny black skirt like two napkins stitched together, long bare legs, model-perfect make-up, every hair in her puffy dark bob in its assigned position.

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Hudson runner turns fitness goal into near 10-year ‘run streak’

02 December 2017

Hudson - John Devereaux logs his daily runs in notebooks which he keeps in his Hudson home. Those notebooks, some almost a decade old, now form a large collection chronicling over 3,500 runs through Hudson.

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I am grief

02 December 2017

By Marianne Delorey I am grief. I am ugliness borne out of love and loss. I am powerful. I can bring the strongest among you to your knees. I am immune to your bargaining; I am merciless. I will take the babe in arms as quickly as I will take a lonely miser.  I will […]

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Workplace retirement savings program debuts in Massachusetts

02 December 2017

Today, a secure retirement may be out of reach for millions of Americans, especially those who work for small businesses. Fifty-seven million Americans have no access to a retirement savings plan through their employers - that’s over 50 percent of the 18- to 64-year-old population. When employers give workers the option of payroll deduction for retirement savings, AARP research indicates that their participation rate is a whopping 1,300 percent higher than that of those without the option.

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