View from the kid’s table

Dozens sat in an auditorium, while one detailed the history of Alexander Calder from her elevated podium. Though she lectured in much the same way as any art history professor ...

Jack Russell terrier on the run from Peabody to North Reading

The public is being asked to be on the lookout for a Jack Russell terrier mix who has been on the run through several communities for nearly two weeks.

Carl Apfel turns 100

On August 4th New York City raised a glass to celebrate the 100th birthday of Carl Apfel. That name should sound familiar to those still following the rising star of ...
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Obituary: Henry Friedman

FRIEDMAN, Henry Of Peabody, formerly of Wynnewood, PA. Entered into rest August 11, 2014 at the age of 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Rosetsky) Friedman. Devoted father of Steven Friedman of Belmont and Cindy Friedman of Cambridge and their spouses, Jane Hanenberg and John Page. Loving brother of Melvin Friedman & his wife Relly Friedman of Livingston, MT. Cherished grandfather of Zachary and Alex Friedman and Rory Page. Services are private. Memorial observance at the home of Cindy Friedman and John Page Tuesday 5-9 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be donated to Brooksby Village Student Scholarship Fund, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, MA 01960. Check to Brooksby Village, ...
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Obituary: Faith A. Smith

SMITH, Faith A. (Savitz) Age 80, died in Peabody, August 9, 2014. Formerly of Malden, she was the beloved mother of Robin Tango and Deborah SanAngelo of Peabody. Sister of Jerry Savitz of Northport, ME. She will forever be remembered in the hearts of her children, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Services will be private. Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home781-438-0135
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Obituary: Joseph Patrick Girard

Girard, Joseph Patrick 74, in Danvers, August 6, 2014 of Rowley, formerly of Peabody and Chelsea, MA, passed away peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House after a lengthy illness. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Jill (Anderson) Girard of Rowley and the loving father of Deborah A. Walton and her husband Todd of Pomona, CA, Lynne M. Copelas and her husband George of North Reading, and Adam C. Kronoff and his wife Vicki of Groveland. Brother of Alfred Girard and his wife Helen "Pat" of Beverly, brother-in-law of Meredith A. Fowler and her husband Robert T. of Scottsdale, AZ. Cherished grandfather of Kelsey Walton, Nicholas, Kristina and Kaitlyn Copelas, and Calan Kronoff. Also survived by many cousins, ...

Tree whisperer

I recently found my way to the Omega Institute in New York’s Hudson Valley to take part in a weekend workshop to learn about Tree Whispering.  As the curator of ...
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Hatchet hurtles off truck into car's windshield on I-95 in Topsfield

A hatchet hurtled off the back of a landscaper's dump truck and sliced into the windshield of a car traveling behind it this morning on Interstate 95 in Topsfield, right in front of the front-seat passenger's face, State Police said in a Facebook posting.
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Obituary: Edward Lischinsky

LISCHINSKY, Edward Entered into rest July 29, of Peabody. Beloved husband of the late Pearl (Goldstein) Lischinsky. Devoted father ofBarbara Lischinsky of Newton Highlands, Karen Sue Lischinsky of Newton and Robert Lischinsky and his husband Anthony Frye of Washington D.C. Loving brother of the late Morris Lischnisky. Late US Army Veteran of WWII. Edward was a member of Jordan Masonic Lodge, Peabody and Jewish War Veterans. Funeral services at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin St., SALEM, MA on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow at Agudath Israel Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury. Memorial Week will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to Aviv Centers for Living, 240 ...
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Obituary: Jeremiah Ford

Ford,, Jeremiah Age 85 of Peabody and Bradenton, Florida, July 29, 2014. Husband of the late Marie (Gillis) Ford and later the late Ellie (Almeida) Ford. He was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada on June 1, 1929, the son of the late Edward "Ned" and Helen (Whiting) Ford. He is survived by two sons, John Ford of Peabody and Edward Ford of Bradenton, Fl, and his siblings, James "Bunny" Ford of Pembroke, MA, Hoyles Ford , David "Rocky" Ford, Glen Ford, Frances Sudworth, Dolores Kelloway and Alice Bennett all of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, N.S. Canada and a granddaughter, Alexandra Ford of Peabody and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Archie, ...
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Man Charged With Rape During Keith Urban Concert

Sean Murphy is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl while onlookers took videos on their cell phones.
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