Now streaming on Netflix, the movie “Maestro” focuses on composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein’s complex relationship with his wife, actress Felicia Montealegre.

With ‘Maestro’ Massachusetts native Leonard Bernstein is back in the public eye

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor Acclaimed composer, conductor and Massachusetts native Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, and also later lived in Boston and...
“I want the public to see the importance of this amazing animal and the fact that they are not a threat to humans,” says Zee Soffron, facility director of Wolf Hollow wolf sanctuary in Ipswich. Photo/Ellora Sen-Gupta - courtesy of Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow offers public opportunity to observe and learn about wolves

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  IPSWICH - There’s something captivating and mysterious about wolves. Although long maligned in the public imagination due to unfair portrayals...

Dynamic Harvard duo offers advice on finding happiness and purpose

By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer CAMBRIDGE - In their book “The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Happier, Healthier Life,” Dr....
Dr. Anthony Tickner Photo/Submitted

Associated Foot Specialists provides convenient and timely care

By Evan Walsh, Contributing Writer REGION – Associated Foot Specialists is ready to help.  The “full-service” practice provides numerous different services, including dealing with bunions, orthotics,...
“Music has been my vehicle to see the world and to meet so many of the amazing people in it,” says folk singer Greg Greenway.

Greg Greenway continues the folk tradition with contemporary flair

By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer REGION – One of folk singer Greg Greenway’s most well-known songs is “Massachusetts,” an ode to driving in his adopted...

Discount retailer Building #19 wore its messy reputation with pride

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer REGION - The discount retailer Building #19 was known just as much for its quirky comic book style signs as...

The smiley face was born in Worcester

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer WORCESTER - Perhaps the most used emoji in the world is the smiley face. Many of us use it on...
Boston radio and TV personality Dave Maynard hosted the local television talent show “Community Auditions” from 1965 to 1987.

‘Community Auditions’ was the local granddaddy of talent shows

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer BOSTON - Decades before “American Idol,” or “America’s Got Talent” made their debut on the small screen, some New Englanders...
After being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis more than a decade ago, Glenda Thomas of Framingham joined a support group and later became the New England support group leader for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Photo/Submitted

Framingham woman became a patient, then an advocate, for rare disease

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer After being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis more than a decade ago, Glenda Thomas of Framingham joined a support group...
Musician Linda S. Viens outside legendary Boston music club The Rat in 1984. Photo/Wikimedia Commons/Wayne Valdez

Boston’s legendary rock club ‘The Rat’ is still remembered fondly

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  BOSTON - The area is gentrified now. But a legendary live music club once stood in Kenmore Square that many...