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Worcester Children's Chorus Hits the High Notes Worcester Children's Chorus Hits the High Notes

By Allison Wilson

The Worcester Children's Chorus has four choirs for children ages 8 to 18, who train in vocal technique, music theory, presentation and more. The chorus aims to give children an opportunity to pursue music at a high level.

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Boston's Asian-Inspired Street Food Sensation Boston's Asian-Inspired Street Food Sensation

By Allison Wilson

Bon Me, a Vietnamese restaurant on wheels, serves up bold, healthy, and affordable food truck fare in five locations around Boston.

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Homeward Bound Homeward Bound

By Allison Wilson

Brookview House Inc., located in Dorchester, provides women and children experiencing homelessness with a safe place to live and programs to build the skills necessary to thrive as active and integral members of their community.

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Westfield Resident Creates Innovative Adult Tricycle Westfield Resident Creates Innovative Adult Tricycle

By Allison Wilson

The Freedom Cycle is ideal for riders of varying ages and abilities, and it provides mobility and exercise that not all people can get from riding a traditional bike.

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New Bedford Youth Learn through Sailing New Bedford Youth Learn through Sailing

By Allison Wilson

Children in the New Bedford area have access to a most unique classroom in which they can literally "test the waters" of their creativity and abilities. Community Boating Center, Inc. teaches positive life values to youth through boating.

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Ballet Studio Moves Students and Audiences with Mission-Based Philosophy Ballet Studio Moves Students and Audiences with Mission-Based Philosophy

By Allison Wilson

Pioneer Valley Ballet is a non-profit arts organization that offers pre-professional, advanced and community and special interest ballet classes, along with an annual schedule of thrilling and beautiful performances "you might expect in a big city, right here in the Pioneer Valley."

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Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Builds Lives Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity Builds Lives

By Allison Wilson

The Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity not only makes homeownership a reality for low- income families, it also gives its volunteers a deep sense of pride and community, as well as skills and confidence that will carry over into other parts of their lives.

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Isabelle Grace Jewelry: Meaningful Jewels Isabelle Grace Jewelry: Meaningful Jewels

By Allison Wilson

Isabelle Grace Jewelry, popular among A-list stars, is a hand-made collection of custom necklaces, bracelets and earrings ? each as unique as the woman wearing them.

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Old World Charm Meets Modern Luxury Old World Charm Meets Modern Luxury

By Allison Wilson

The Bertram Inn is a lovingly restored historic home that offers guests an elegant but inviting bed and breakfast experience close to area attractions.

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Buying Local Keeps Quincy Healthy Buying Local Keeps Quincy Healthy

By Allison Wilson

The Quincy Farmers Market not only hosts great local vendors of meat, produce and other fine products, it also supports regional economic development, preserves agricultural lands, and brings the community together.

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Boston Celebrates Jewish Cinema with Record-Breaking Annual Festival Boston Celebrates Jewish Cinema with Record-Breaking Annual Festival

By Allison Wilson

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is one of the largest and oldest Jewish film festivals in the world. Held each November, it showcases the best contemporary, Jewish-themed films from around the world, accompanied by visiting filmmakers, panel discussions, musical events and more.

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Beyond the Bookshelves: A Look at Winchester Public Library Beyond the Bookshelves: A Look at Winchester Public Library

By Allison Wilson

Libraries are more than shelves of books. The Winchester Public Library offers book clubs, children's programs, art exhibits, and more.

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The Studio: A Dance Center for Adults The Studio: A Dance Center for Adults

By Allison Wilson

Sue Kunicka opened The Studio in Brookline as a dance center exclusively for adults. It offers classes in ballet, belly dance, contemporary, jazz, and more.

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Local Artist Inspires Self-Expression Through Design Local Artist Inspires Self-Expression Through Design

By Allison Wilson

Amy Lassman of Adar Designs uses beautiful fabrics to create unique bags, accessories, and Judaica. The designs, she says, emerge from the materials themselves.

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Brookline Artist Spotlight: A.E. Ryan Brookline Artist Spotlight: A.E. Ryan

By Allison Wilson

Artist A.E. Ryan has been active in the Brookline arts community for 35 years. Her work uses found objects and a palette ranging "from the magical to the mundane.

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Iconic Newton Institution Helps Those who Struggle to See Iconic Newton Institution Helps Those who Struggle to See

By Allison Wilson

Since 1936, the Carroll Center for the Blind has pioneered innovative, life-changing programs for the blind and visually impaired. Its clients learn fencing, receive computer training, and even compete in recreational sailing.

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Mistral: A Fresh Take on the Classics  Mistral: A Fresh Take on the Classics

By Allison Wilson

When freelance musician Julie Scolnik moved to Andover 18 years ago, she dreamed of putting together a chamber series featuring music she loved with world-class colleagues and artists. Mistral Music was born.

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Adams Street Synagogue: A Place of History and Harmony Adams Street Synagogue: A Place of History and Harmony

By Allison Wilson

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Adams Street Synagogue is not only beautiful and historic: it houses a warm congregation that strives for inclusivity.

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Metropolitan Chorale Grows in Acclaim and Audience   Metropolitan Chorale Grows in Acclaim and Audience

By Allison Wilson

The 90-voice Metropolitan Chorale draws local talent to perform masterworks under the direction of Lisa Graham, earning a reputation as one of metro Boston's premier choral ensembles.

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Brookline Symphony Orchestra: A Cultural Classic Brookline Symphony Orchestra: A Cultural Classic

By Allison Wilson

Here we highlight the Brookline Symphony and their success within the Greater Boston community.

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How Medford Folks are Keeping it Green How Medford Folks are Keeping it Green

By Allison Wilson

Learn about the various ways Medford is trying to go green and how you can help your town become more energy efficient.

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Brookline Dog Grooming: Passionate About Local Pets Brookline Dog Grooming: Passionate About Local Pets

By Allison Wilson

Learn about Brookline Dog Grooming and exactly what they are doing (and you can do) to help improve the lives of their pets!

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Medford Youth Soccer: On the Ball for Local Kids Medford Youth Soccer: On the Ball for Local Kids

By Allison Wilson

Learn about one of Medford's shining youth programs- their soccer team!

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Quincy Cuisine: A Diverse Dining Destination  Quincy Cuisine: A Diverse Dining Destination

By Allison Wilson

Quincy's diverse dining scene features flavors from around the globe and offers something for everyone

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The Spire: A South Shore Cultural Gem The Spire: A South Shore Cultural Gem

By Allison Wilson

Discover the wonders of the south shore's art scene by stoping by Plymouth Perfoming Arts Center, Inc's historic Spire

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Allison Wilson is a Staff Writer at Mass Realty.

Allison Wilson is an award-winning writer and communications professional whose editorial background includes full-time and freelance work at city/regional lifestyle and shelter magazines, as well as corporate, academic, and alumni publications for major universities and health systems. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida and a Master's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Florida.