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On the Move
Arlyne French recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family at Havenwood Heritage Heights. (Courtesy)

On the move: Friend still living an active life as she becomes a centenarian

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I hadn’t seen my friend Arlyne French in quite a while when this exciting news arrived in my mailbox. A note from her told me she had just returned from several months in Hawaii with her daughter Melody, who lives on the island of Maui, and that she would celebrate her 100th birthday at Havenwood Heritage Heights on July 12. She enclosed a recent photograph of herself, topped with 9 inches in diameter of peach-colored hibiscus blossom. Seventy-three friends and relatives attended the party in the Great Room at Havenwood. Arlyne wore a cardboard golden crown, a pink-feathered boa and one of her many Hawaiian … 0

On the Move: Bird photography is a rewarding retirement hobby

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Retired and in mid-70s, clinical psychologist Udo Rauter has become an avid birder and an avid photographer of birds, two hobbies that evolved from different beginnings. Rauter was born and grew up in Germany. In his teens, when he knew nothing about photography, his father gave him his first camera, a Leica. He learned to use it “by the seat of his pants,” … 0

On the Move: Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden a nice escape from the city

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Looking for a peaceful summer stroll, a stimulating introduction to outdoor art works, a serene escape from hot pavements and crowded malls, and a great family time? You have only to travel about 3 miles from Concord’s Main Street out Pleasant Street and Hopkinton Road to treat yourself to Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Here’s how to do it: There’s a sign … 0

On the Move: School House Cafe a homemade treat

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Anyone who thinks the American Dream is no longer achievable should visit the School House Cafe in Warner, where sisters Caleen Fisher and Kathy Skinner-Shifrin are making the dream come true. The sisters share a history of working in the food industry, and this month, they celebrated one … 0

On the Move: When life gets hum drum, try something new

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, I went on a hawk watch. What is a hawk watch? It's an event during which avid birdwatchers find a height from which they can observe migrating hawks wend their way south at this time of year. Now, I am not an avid birdwatcher. … 0

Poll position: Pembroke woman fills her senior years by helping voters cast their ballots

Sunday, November 4, 2012

In a few days, millions of Americans will go to the polls to elect a president. A huge help to the voters will be the hundreds of dedicated workers at the polls, facilitating the process. Marie Brezosky of Pembroke is one of those workers. Brezosky has been a … 0