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Barry Scott finds his groove with ‘The Lost 45s’ Ten ways to age positively Nonprofit uses ancient custom of ‘gleaning’ to provide fresh produce for the hungry A lifelong commitment to the military Author shares the joy of healthful green cleaning Team Hoyt Funny pharmacist dispenses doses of laughter Special Olympian celebrates 50-year milestone
 

Barry Scott finds his groove with ‘The Lost 45s’

Barry Scott with David Cassidy during his 1997 book-signing appearance for “Could It Be Forever? My Story” at downtown Boston’s Barnes & Noble By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Boston – Radio deejay Barry Scott is committed to keeping more of the notable 1970s and ‘80s recording artists’ songs heard during an era of tight playlists. […]

Ten ways to age positively

Dr. Jerry Gurwitz photo/Jane Keller Gordon By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Geriatrician Dr. Jerry Gurwitz’s challenge is to help his older patients maximize their quality of life. Longevity is not the ultimate goal. “Successful aging is not defined by how long you live,” explained Gurwitz, 61. “It’s maintaining a functional and healthy lifespan that’s most […]

Nonprofit uses ancient custom of ‘gleaning’ to provide fresh produce for the hungry

Volunteers show off some of the produce they harvested from a local farm. photo/submitted By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Most of us don’t think about what happens to surplus crops that are unharvested, but a Massachusetts nonprofit organization has made it its mission to ensure they are not wasted. Boston Area Gleaners, founded in 2004, coordinates […]

A lifelong commitment to the military

Chris Robbins Photo/Jane Keller Gordon By Jane Keller Gordon, Assistant Editor Southborough – Chris Robbins, 74, believes that military training creates a lifelong backbone of leadership and character. “We were trained in ways to optimize performance. I know that these skills carry over to business and government,” he said. “I can always tell when someone is […]

Author shares the joy of healthful green cleaning

Leslie Reichert on “The Dr. Oz Show” By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Northbridge – Leslie Reichert of Northbridge often got sick in the 1990s when she owned a home cleaning service and used certain products. While her doctor diagnosed the frequent illnesses as possibly an immune deficiency, she stumbled upon a different solution. Green cleaning […]

Team Hoyt – Legendary father-son duo continues to inspire, lead and advocate

Team Hoyt and their supporters at the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor The words “heroes,” “legends” and “icons” are used so often now, they have almost become trite. But those words are truly ways to describe the father-son duo of Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt. For over 40 years, […]

Funny pharmacist dispenses doses of laughter

Billerica/Revere – Artie Januario of Billerica understood that he was destined to ultimately follow his family’s tradition of becoming a pharmacist back when he played football as team captain at Immaculate Conception High School in Revere and graduated in 1973. However, he was unaware at the time that he’d concurrently headline as a stand-up comedian at clubs nationwide.

Special Olympian celebrates 50-year milestone

Scituate - Thousands of miles from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Scituate-native Ricky Pyne (59) is getting ready for his next gold medal quest. Ricky, who has Down syndrome, has competed in the Special Olympics for the past 50 years.

Driving trips around the world offer amazing views

01 March 2018

Some drivers follow a route along one of the highest roads in the world. Others steer their car through a much lower setting which hugs an ocean coastline at sea level. Then there are journeys that take people through some of Mother Nature’s most magnificent handiwork.

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Northborough couple teach disabled to ski

01 March 2018

Northborough – Fred and Barbara Kohout are no strangers to a ski slope. They have enjoyed the winter sport for most of their lives, and have shared their love of the sport as certified ski instructors at various ski resorts for 20 years. They also have volunteered their time at a number of adaptive ski programs, and have been instrumental in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports (WVAS) Learn-to-Ski weekend in New Hampshire, which started three years ago.

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Boston area octogenarian does his part for science

22 February 2018

Jamaica Plain – Back in 1996 - in this newspaper - Christopher Gussis, 89, first read that there were clinical trials in need of volunteers in the Boston area. He had retired and recently moved from New Jersey to Jamaica Plain with his wife Jane.

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Vocalist pays tribute to Sinatra his way

22 February 2018

Peabody – When singer George Lyons of Peabody began performing in the mid-1970s, his vocal style was frequently compared to the crooning of Frank Sinatra. Since the entertainment legend passed away in 1998, Lyons has kept Sinatra’s memories and music alive on New England stages.

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Arlington musician shares her talents on the Scottish fiddle

22 February 2018

How many people do you know that play the Scottish fiddle? Well, Arlington resident Barbara McOwen plays just that and lots more. With her husband Robert, McOwen moved from California to Massachusetts in 1979 with a B.A. in Music from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Bentley University president is stepping down, ‘stay tuned’ for plans

22 February 2018

Ten years after becoming Bentley University’s first female president, Gloria Cordes Larson, 67, is scheduled to step down at the end of this academic year. Her future is unclear, but no doubt it will be as rewarding as her past.

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