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Deval Patrick served as governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015, the first African-American to hold this position in the state, as well as the first Democrat since Michael Dukakis. Photo: Eric Haynes / Governor's Office

‘Leave things better for others’ says former governor Deval Patrick

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer REGION - When Deval Patrick became governor of Massachusetts in 2007, he spoke of hope and change, leading with the...
Rick Grobe closed his antiques store in Essex, but still visits homes in his 1937 Chevy panel truck to buy items he sells online. Photo/Submitted

Essex and Ipswich remain havens for antiques lovers

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer ESSEX - The small town of Essex, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is renowned for its 19th century shipbuilding...
The production of collagen and elastin slows down as you age, which causes your skin to lose some elasticity, and it also becomes thinner and more fragile.

Proper care can literally help save your skin

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and often serves as the first defense against infections...

FPA July 2022

Energetic and outgoing RV owners can enjoy a variety of benefits in seasonal work camper or camp host jobs.

Work camping and camp host jobs offer adventure and perks

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Visiting RV parks and campgrounds is an ideal way to enjoy the scenic beauty of Massachusetts and a...
Superfoods include not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains and beans.

Plant-based “superfoods” touted to prevent disease and prolong life

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - What are your eating habits? You are probably like most of us: a “meat and potatoes” person. You...
The Center of Retirement Research at Boston College found that one strong indicator of whether long-term care was needed is whether a person is in good health during his or her 60s.

Should you buy long-term care insurance?

By David Wilkening Contributing Writer REGION - If you want the protection of buying long-term care insurance, it helps if you have a lot of money....
The Berkshire Botanical Garden goal is to plant for pollinators and supply habitat for insects such as bumblebees and butterflies.

Berkshire Botanical Garden showcases regional plants, serves as educational resource

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  STOCKBRIDGE - When the weather warms and you’re eager for an outdoor excursion, it’s prime time to trek west into...
A cohousing development involves a group of individually owned homes, like a condominium, but also includes a common area building where shared meals, meetings, and other events take place.

Cohousing another option for some people as they age

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION – When Julie Wittes Schlack and her husband Mark Schlack were in their 50s they didn’t consider themselves old....
Drinking two liters of water, about eight glasses containing eight ounces each, the so-called eight-times-eight rule, is a good daily target.

Proper hydration is important for your health

By Sharon Longo Contributing Writer REGION – Many statistics show that about 75% of Americans are dehydrated. While this exact number may not be backed by...