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The Friends of Quabbin Remember

Published April 2013 Issue of Southwoods Magazine By Gene Theroux President, Friends of Quabbin, Inc. 75 years ago, in 1933, the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott Massachusetts were lost to the Quabbin Reservoir. The anniversary on April 28th … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 1954

By Clifton (Jerry) Noble, Sr. January 6, 1954, Wednesday. Roland C. Wilcox died. He was only 39. He became head librarian at the Westfield Athenaeum in June 1946 while I was still substituting as assistant. I could write shorthand and … Continue reading

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April’s Forsythia

Originally Published in the April 2013 Issue of Southwoods Magazine By Bernadette R. Gentry Survivor of winter harshness and warmed now by April sun, the forsythia bushes bloom exuberantly in yards and by the roadsides. They wave their branches filled … Continue reading

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Stories of Hope: Stories used with permission of Donate Life

Originally Published in the April 2012 Southwoods Magazine Chase When Chase was 15 years old, he celebrated his first chance at a normal life. Born with severe Cystic Fibrosis, his lungs collapsed more than a dozen times in just one … Continue reading

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The Woodcock Dance: By Karen Buchinsky

Originally Published in the April 2012 Issue of Southwoods Magazine. The Woodcock Show is here, playing nightly and at dawn in certain rural and suburban fields. My friends and I have been waiting all year for this. The woodcocks do … Continue reading

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Play Ball!! Fenway Park Turns 100: By Frank Houlihan

Published in May 2012 Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, hosted its first professional baseball game on April 20, 1912, defeating the New York Highlanders – later known as the Yankees. When Comiskey Park in Chicago was … Continue reading

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