Author shares the joy of healthful green cleaning

Leslie Reichert on “The Dr. Oz Show” By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Northbridge – Leslie Reichert of Northbridge often got sick in the 1990s when she...

The Boston Post Cane: A tradition lost and found in many local towns

In 1909, in an effort to gain additional publicity for his popular daily newspaper the Boston Post, owner and publisher Edwin Grozier distributed gold tipped ebony canes to selectmen in 700 New England towns with the request that the canes be presented to the towns’ oldest male residents. The idea was that when the holder of the cane passed away, it would then go to the next oldest resident. Originally only presented to males, the custom was expanded to include women in 1930.

Female barber loves her craft

Standing in between two men with sports paraphernalia on the walls, a wide variety of men’s magazines, and mostly male customers, Annette Hynes has no problem entering into the men’s grooming world of barbering.

Key West is an attitude

Life here is laid back and people need little excuse to party. Even the sunset provides one. Each evening, a crush of people congregates at Mallory Square as the sun dips toward the horizon. Jugglers, musicians and other entertainers compete for an audience — and tips.

AARP Volunteers Help Mattapan Family Renovate Their Home

Anne St. Juste, 42, worked hard to move her family into their own home, situated in a safe Mattapan neighborhood.
A statue of Mercy Otis Warren stands outside the Barnstable County courthouse.

Cape Cod’s Mercy Otis Warren is the country’s almost-forgotten ‘first lady’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BARNSTABLE - Everyone’s heard of George Washington, known to most as ”The Father of his Country.” But who knows his...
Having untreated periodontal disease can make the most common diseases of aging―cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and arthritis―worse.

Oral health is key to overall well-being

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer CAMBRIDGE - Inside your mouth is a little universe: a microbiome, as scientists call it. If all’s going well, the...

Cyprus offers history, culture and beauty

Women who live in a tiny mountain village sit together sewing lace tablecloths, which are famous for their beauty and fine workmanship. In a city not far away, diners at sidewalk cafes enjoy their fill of grilled pork, baked lamb and other local favorite foods. A white sand beach is the main attraction for people who are more interested in getting a tan rather than their fill of tasty treats.
The Bedford Papa Gino’s location features its classic look with the colors of the Italian flag prominently displayed on the façade.

Papa Gino’s started as a by-the-slice pizzeria in East Boston

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer The Bedford Papa Gino’s location features its classic look with the colors of the Italian flag prominently displayed on...

Retirees find meaning volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

Region - When Lee Cooprider of Stow became part of the “Thursday Regulars,” he knew that he had found a good place to volunteer. Usually with eight others – mostly men – Cooprider spends most Thursdays building houses for Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts. “Zero, zip, nada, squadoosh,” is he how he described his construction experience before volunteering for Habitat 10 years ago. He said that he’s learned a lot of skills along the way, but always needs direction.