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Harry Crosby was awarded seven medals, survived 32 bombing missions over Europe in World War II, and left military service as a lieutenant colonel.

Newton’s Harry Crosby was a true ‘master of the air’

By Brett Peruzzi Managing Editor NEWTON – Long-time Newton resident Harry H. Crosby was a noted Boston University professor of rhetoric who authored six textbooks,...
Lynne “VioLynne” Canavan. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

Marlborough’s ‘VioLynne’ shares her musical gift with others

By Evan Walsh Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – Lynne “VioLynne” Canavan has a gift she can’t help but share. The 61-year-old Marlborough resident spends her days traveling around...
“Volunteering is such a joyful and welcoming gift,” said Maureen Dickey, who was recognized for her role in improving community health.

Framingham recognizes its ‘senior heroes’

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer FRAMINGHAM – In every community, there are unsung heroes. Framingham is ensuring some of its seniors get the recognition they...
100-year-old Isabelle Chang of Shrewsbury’s love of reading led her into her career as a librarian and author. Photo/Evan Walsh

100-year-old Isabelle Chang’s secret to a happy life? Read. Read. Read.

By Evan Walsh, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY – Sitting at her kitchen table, Isabelle Chang hears the back door swing open. It’s her neighbor delivering a...
“We musicians have the power to unlock the spirit that all human beings are born with that gets suppressed in most cases,” says conductor Benjamin Zander. Photo/Hilary Scott

Maestro Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Keeping Scores   By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer BOSTON - For nearly all of his 85 years, Benjamin Zander, the musical director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra...
ADA Coordinator Carl Richardson with Joe Kolb, who works as a certified orientation and mobility specialist for the Carroll Center for the Blind, at the Massachusetts State House. Kolb was honored by Gov. Maura Healey for his 40 years of service to the center. (Photo/Courtesy of Greg Turner of the Ball Consulting Group, LLC.)

Hudson resident honored for work with Carroll Center for the Blind

By Sarah Freedman, Contributing Writer HUDSON — For 40 years, Hudson resident Joe Kolb has worked as a certified orientation and mobility specialist at the...
Gregg Brasso has been hosting the Veterans Voice Network weekly radio show on WATD in Marshfield for over 10 years.

Host of local radio show gives veterans a voice

By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer Gregg Brasso has been hosting the Veterans Voice Network weekly radio show on WATD in Marshfield for over 10...
Jan Bryan stands on the Oak Middle School gymnasium floor, where she started playing basketball 66 years ago. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

After playing basketball for Shrewsbury 66 years ago, Bryan returns to the court

By Evan Walsh, Contributing Writer SHREWSBURY – It had been a while since Jan Bryan worked on her lay-up or three-point shot – but she’s...
Bob Kays is shown with Coach Bob Brennan celebrating a Marlborough Shamrocks national championship in 1998. (photo/Eric Baur)

Bob Kays: A legend in Marlborough

'He is owed so much by our community' By Jim Ash, Contributing Writer MARLBOROUGH – There was no fanfare when the Prospector East Saloon on Lincoln...
A chance meeting at a Saturday night dance held in a German castle turned into a love story that has endured for nearly 70 years. Photo/Submitted

Holocaust survivor married the daughter of a Nazi soldier

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer WAYLAND – It’s an unlikely union between a Holocaust survivor and the daughter of a Nazi soldier. But Werner and...