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  • What’s Up This Weekend

    What’s Up This Weekend0

    Saturday, August 11  11th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival. Broad Meadow Brook Conservation and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy educational fun where butterflies fly free in their natural habitats, with workshops, performances, live caterpillars, butterfly art, face painting, activities, food, and more. Members $5, nonmembers $6, ages under 2

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  • Local Couple Collects ‘Elephants for Easton’ in Memory of Infant Son

    Local Couple Collects ‘Elephants for Easton’ in Memory of Infant Son0

    BY AMANDA COLLINS BERNIER   Pictures of little Easton adorn the walls of  Ryan and Melissa Malone’s Wilbraham home. Typical first-time parents, they captured it all: beaming in the delivery room, a trip to the beach as a family of three, and baby’s first Halloween. There’s a sparkle in Easton Marc’s eyes and his mouth

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  • What’s Up This Weekend

    What’s Up This Weekend0

    Friday, July 27  Backyard and Beyond: Forest Friday. Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton. 10-10:45 a.m. Come outdoors to explore a nature-centric activity based on the weather and season. Recommended for ages 2 to 6. Free with admission. Members free, nonmembers $14.50, ages under 1 free. discoveryacton.org.   Family Fun Afternoon. Newton Free Library, 330

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  • 12 Ideas to Boost Summer Learning

    12 Ideas to Boost Summer Learning5

    BY KRISTIN GUAY Summer offers children a much needed break from the hard work and drudgery of the school year, but it’s important that they not “slide” back. Did you know that children can lose months of academic progress over the summer? “Summer slide” is a term used to describe the academic loss students may

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  • Weathering Parenthood: Life With Meteorologists Matt Noyes & Danielle Niles

    Weathering Parenthood: Life With Meteorologists Matt Noyes & Danielle Niles2

    In the last year Danielle Niles, morning meteorologist on CBS Boston/WBZ-TV, has gone from chasing thunderstorms to chasing after a precocious one-year-old. Which is harder to track? That depends on nap time. Charlotte, the daughter Niles shares with fellow forecaster, Matt Noyes, has brought a new kind of whirlwind to the Haverhill’s couple’s world. Matt

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  • Town-by-Town Fireworks Guide

    Town-by-Town Fireworks Guide4

    Friday, June 29 Northbridge: 9:15 p.m., Northbridge Middle School, Linwood Avenue Saturday, June 30 Agawam: 9:30 p.m., Six Flags New England Brockton: 10:45 p.m., Brockton Fair Braintree: 10 p.m., Braintree High School, 128 Town St. Chicopee: 9:30 p.m., Szot ark, 687 Front St. Pepperell: 9:30 p.m., Nissitissit Middle School 33 Chance Ave. Salisbury: 10:15 p.m.,

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