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  • How Women Can Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business

    How Women Can Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business0

    By Melissa Shaw You see it everywhere, from your community to your Facebook wall: More and more women are starting small or side businesses. Author and certified business coach Christy Wright, whose events and podcasts attract thousands of budding entrepreneurs each year, says women are in a perfect position to make that decision work for

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  • New Book Introduces Unlikely Sept. 11 Hero to Kids

    New Book Introduces Unlikely Sept. 11 Hero to Kids0

      Boston College alum Welles Crowther was 24 and working for an investment bank in the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. When the plane struck, Crowther, also a volunteer firefighter, helped injured and stranded people from the 78th floor to the lobby. His name was unknown to those he saved,

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  • How One Music Teacher Helped Middle School Musicians Grieve, Grow

    How One Music Teacher Helped Middle School Musicians Grieve, Grow0

    By Melissa Shaw A Southborough mother and writer has transformed the unexpected death of a 12-year-old into a book detailing the true story of how the bond between a music teacher and his students helped them grieve and grow following the loss of their friend. Author Meredith O’Brien’s seventh-grade son was a member of the

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  • Find Waldo In July and Celebrate His 30th Anniversary

    Find Waldo In July and Celebrate His 30th Anniversary0

    Families can journey to independent bookstores across Massachusetts this summer to find Waldo and celebrate his 30th anniversary. For the sixth year, bookstores will host Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the “shop local” message in their cities and towns. Over the past five years, Find Waldo Local has become a summer activity staple in

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  • Why ‘Funny’ Is Important for Girls

    Why ‘Funny’ Is Important for Girls0

    Librarian and author Betsy Bird is on a mission: to let girls ages 8-12 (classified in the literary world as “middle grade”) know they can survive adolescence with humor. To that end, Bird edited the recently released Funny Girl, a compilation of hilarious stories, comics, and more from top female middle grade authors, illustrators, and

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  • Best-Selling Author Pens Coming Out Novel That’s About So Much More

    Best-Selling Author Pens Coming Out Novel That’s About So Much More0

    By Alexandra Townsend Coming out of the closet is tricky for anyone. It gets even worse when you’re already dealing with terrible grades, your parents’ decision to divorce, and a pregnancy scare with the guy you just dumped! That’s the way things stand for Ash in best-selling author Liz Kessler’s first young adult novel, Read Me

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