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  • Everyday Errand Leads Newton Mom to New Career, Cause

    Everyday Errand Leads Newton Mom to New Career, Cause0

    By Melissa Shaw It was a snowy day when Jennifer Hyde took her two children to get new eyeglasses. She sat, passing the time with the optician, rather than venture back outside into the harsh weather. “What do you do with the old lenses?” she asked. (“I’m an environmentalist,” she explains. “I’m always curious about

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  • Tween Wins National Honors for Fundraising Work

    Tween Wins National Honors for Fundraising Work0

    By Michelle Perras-Charron Ella Morrison of Middleborough has taken the age-old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” and flipped it on its head. Using her lemonade stand, Ella’s Lemonade Shop, the 12-year-old has raised $50,000 over the past five years to support childhood cancer research. For her efforts, she was recently named a

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  • One Mom’s Yearlong Decluttering Adventure

    One Mom’s Yearlong Decluttering Adventure0

    Vermont author and mom Eve Schaub previously set her family on an adventure in her well-known first novel, Year of No Sugar. For her next project, she set her sights (and her family) on the 567-square-foot, jam-packed spare room in her home, a spot/nemesis she nicknamed “Hell Room”. In her latest book, Schaub recounts her

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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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  • WWE’s Bayley on Making Dreams Come True: ‘Go After It and Work Hard’

    WWE’s Bayley on Making Dreams Come True: ‘Go After It and Work Hard’0

    WWE Superstar Bayley is living the dream of every professional wrestling fan. After falling in love with the sport at age 10, the California native began her training just out of high school. Now 28, she just finished her first year in sports entertainment’s big leagues — The WWE. She’s already held the Raw Women’s

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  • Advice for Young Performers: ‘Never Stop Learning’

    Advice for Young Performers: ‘Never Stop Learning’0

    The legendary megahit musical Wicked has returned to Boston, now through July 23 at the Boston Opera House. The show, as hot as ever almost 14 years after its debut, continues to enthrall audiences with the story of two polar opposite roommates: the popular Galinda and the outcast Elphaba. Actress Jessica Vosk took time out of

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