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The Rosebud in Somerville is a classic Worcester Lunch Car Company diner from 1941 that has adapted to the changing times and now includes a wide-ranging food menu and a full bar.

Diners have roots in two Massachusetts communities

By David Wilkening Contributing Writer REGION - The next time you get your mashed potatoes with homemade gravy or the “Blue Plate Special” with lima beans...

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

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By Victor Block Part 2 of 2   My first surprise was that a Buddhist monk in Myanmar (Me-un-mahr) speaks enough English to have a conversation....
Preparing to move in your later years can feel overwhelming, but with proper planning you can save both time and reduce the stress of such a major life change.

Preparing for the challenge of moving as an older adult

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION -  Trying to clean out an entire home to prepare for a move in your fifties, sixties and beyond...
The average New England household spends more than $1,500 on energy bills. Half of that amount goes to heating and cooling.

Energy-saving tips don’t have to be complicated or expensive

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Typical of many seniors, George Downie has an aging home. Heating and cooling bills―which typically make up the...
A conservatively estimated 68,000 children are now being raised by their grandparents throughout Massachusetts.

Retiring to raise grandchildren is a growing phenomenon

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Former Massachusetts state legislator John B. Lepper’s youngest daughter had addiction problems: Both drugs and alcohol. Not a...

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...
A DJ singalong and dance was one of the recent events that clients enjoyed at Hawthorn Adult Day Health in West Springfield. Photo/Submitted

Adult day centers can be a valuable aging in place tool

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer A DJ singalong and dance was one of the recent events that clients enjoyed at Hawthorn Adult Day Health...
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Deerfield Retreat and Spa: Go for the exercise; stay for the food

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By Fyllis Hockman Admittedly, I’ve never heard of Lo-Wei, a unique exercise class that combines yoga, strength training and flexibility that stretched my body in...

Sacha Pavlata – Circus artist, performer, teacher and owner

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor As owner of the Moody Street Circus in Waltham with his wife Melinda Pavlata, Alexandre “Sacha” Pavlata is continuing a...
Marta Burbeck (far left) with members of the Puzzle Club at Stow Library

Building a sense of community one piece at a time

By Renee Plant, Contributing Writer Marlborough - Life is a lot like a puzzle: there are many pieces that need to be put together before...