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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mynamar – centuries of history, culture and beauty

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....

The Compassionate Friends of Metrowest: A place to go after losing a child

Region - On a beautiful Tuesday evening, Joan and Ed Motuzas are setting up one of the rooms at Saint Mary’s Church in Holliston. This special room is where one can go for grief counseling and compassion after losing a child.
When you convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA you pay income tax on the amount of money being converted.

Should you convert to a Roth IRA?

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION – For many people there is typically some confusion when it comes to retirement savings plans and how best...

Creating whimsical paintings of people, places and pets

Paxton – Artists such as Jen Niles of Paxton are often inspired by a muse. The self-taught artist has been drawing all her life, and for many years concentrated on creating pen and ink illustrations including commissioned house portraits. Craving a change in 2001, she began experimenting with acrylics and found the muse to help develop what has become her signature art style.

Teaching with a passion for safe, quality yoga focused on age and ability of...

By Mary Pritchard,Contributing Writer  CAMBRIDGE - In 1986, Barbara Lyon, feeling like she needed something new and different, attended a yoga class. She recalled that...

Grafton musician is busier than ever in retirement

Fred Orkiseski leads a Fourth of July concert in Grafton. Photo/submitted By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Grafton – Fred Orkiseski is a busy man. And at...
Phil Knutel stands with his birth mother Maggie Byrnes at the Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine.

Hudson man reconnects with birth mom decades after adoption

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer HUDSON - Phil Knutel has three adopted children. Halfway across the country, Maggie Byrnes briefly helped families like Phil’s navigate...
Richard Johnson, curator at the Boston Sports Museum, was its first employee and recently celebrated his 40th work anniversary.

Sports fan thrives in his dream job

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer BOSTON - Richard Johnson, curator at the New England Sports Museum, must’ve been born under a lucky star. Of course, it...

Driving trips around the world offer amazing views

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.

For local veteran, serving is a family tradition

Being a member of the U.S. military means many things: loyalty, tradition and service to name a few. Westborough native Ronald Perry is a prime example of someone who embodies these honorable traits.