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Sudbury’s Wayside Inn is still attracting visitors centuries later

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  SUDBURY - The Wayside Inn in Sudbury isn’t your typical accommodation. Believed to be one of the oldest inns in...
“Open and grounded, that’s how we should walk in the world,” says yoga teacher Mary Green of Milford. Photo/Submitted

Milford engineer turns to the yoga mat for encore career

By Deborah Burke Henderson, Contributing Writer MILFORD – For the average person, it might seem a stretch to move from educational training and professional work...
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 25-mile paved bike and accessible walking path that runs from South Dennis to Wellfleet. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Enjoy hiking trails in Massachusetts for every fitness level

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Walking, one of the easiest and best exercises for every age and ability, is the perfect way to...
A 1978 advertisement for the Boston TV show “Candlepins for Cash” with its host Bob Gamere.

‘Candlepins for Cash’ was a strike for Boston area television viewers

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer BOSTON - When “Candlepins for Cash” made its debut on television station WHDH in 1973, Bay Staters quickly embraced the...
The Lynnfield Pomtastics squad performed at last year’s senior center Christmas show. Photo/Submitted

Senior cheerleading squads delight audiences in three communities and beyond

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - With pom-poms in hand and a brightly colored uniform, these cheerleaders delight the crowd. Their enjoyment is evident...
Steve Kradolfer’s “Four-Handed Illusions” magic and comedy show with performing partner Joel Acevedo has been running for 10 years and consistently selling out at the historic Hampshire House in Boston. Photo/Submitted

Magic man Steve Kradolfer stacks the deck and packs the room

By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer BOSTON - In this era when reality is often too scary to face, the attraction of illusion and artifice can...
The late blues musician Eddie Kirkland performing at Johnny D’s nightclub in Somerville. Photo/Tom Hazeltine

Somerville nightclub Johnny D’s was a second home to many

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer The late blues musician Eddie Kirkland performing at Johnny D’s nightclub in Somerville.Photo/Tom Hazeltine SOMERVILLE – When they opened in...
Mendon author Michael Tougias has published over 30 books. Photo/Lindsey Potter

Mendon author chronicles tales of survival

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Mendon author Michael Tougias has published over 30 books.Photo/Lindsey Potter MENDON –  Author Michael Tougias is intrigued by stories of...
The popular 1970s children’s television show “Zoom” was created almost entirely by kids at WBGH’s studios in Boston. Photo/courtesy of WGBH archives

‘Zoom’ TV show was made in Boston by and for kids

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer The popular 1970s children’s television show “Zoom” was created almost entirely by kids at WBGH’s studios in Boston.Photo/courtesy of...
David Long (Photo/Courtesy)

Shrewsbury’s David Long travels the world to capture landscapes

By Evan Walsh, Contributing Writer GRAFTON – Grafton’s Small Stones Festival of the Arts features a collection of local photography, and in 2021, the festival...