Finding ‘Hope and Friendship’ after a breast cancer diagnosis...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 BONDING through activities like drumming, music, art, yoga and meditation during Hope and Friendship support group meetings contributes to a decrease in feelings of anxiety, fear and isolation among members who also feel more empowered to become educated self-advocates. (Heather LoRe Photo) By HEATHER LoRe NORTH READING — I heard the words, “You have Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer” from my oncologist, Dr. Harold Burstein, at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 12 years ago. He went on to say that the average life-expectancy with metastatic breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast, often to the brain, liver, lungs and bones) is two to three years, but that he suspected that I might live three to five years. I was 42 years old at the time, and living and working in North Reading as the Hood School...

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Early Voting has smooth start

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 22, 2020 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — By all accounts, Early Voting and mail-in voting have both been hugely popular in town in advance of the Nov. 3 election, with 575 voters casting their ballots in the first three days alone, Town Clerk Barbara Stats reported to the Select Board Monday night. This included four hours of voting on both Saturday and Sunday and seven hours on Monday. During this presidential election year, there will be two full weeks of Early Voting, including two weekends, all of it taking place at the Town Hall gymnasium, 235 North St. from Saturday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 30 inclusive. Mail-in voting is also setting records. “We’re well into the election period right now. We’ve mailed out 4,600 ballots and they are coming back...

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Help the Scooby gang save the town from a mad scientist!...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Masquers’ Haunted Walk-Thru at North Reading High School this weekend Published October 22, 2020 By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL HAUNTED PREP. Masquers officer Molly Giunta edits scripts on her laptop (in foreground) while Christina Musgrave rewrites a scene for the Scooby Doo mystery theme for this weekend’s Haunted Walk-Thru. (Courtesy Photo) NORTH READING — A Scooby Doo Mystery is the theme of the Masquers’ Club Haunted Walk Thru on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. The walk thru will be open from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday and from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday in the upper parking lot of North Reading High School, 189 Park St. Masquers co-President Rachel Schladenhauffen, a North Reading High senior, said the walk thru is not scary. She said it is suspenseful at times as well as funny, silly and...

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PHOTO: Fall in the family

Oct 15, 2020 by

A DOE and her two youngsters enjoy the autumn weather in the photographer’s backyard on Peter Road. (Andrea Miller Photo)  Published October 15,...

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Save the town from a ‘Mad Scientist’ at Masquers’ Haunted Walk Thru!...

Oct 15, 2020 by

By MICHAEL GEOFFRION SCANNELL Published October 15, 2020 NORTH READING High School Masquers senior co-President Rachel Schladenhauffen, also an actress in the production, models her costume for a scene in the upcoming Haunted Walk Thru. (Erin Carlson Photo)  NORTH READING — The North Reading High School Masquers is excited to present its Haunted Walk Thru for the community on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24. “It is our second annual Haunted Playground but with a socially distanced and COVID-safe twist that will allow the community to continue to enjoy the experience,” explained Masquers senior co-President Rachel Schladenhauffen. Through a series of more than 20 skits, the Masquers will tell the story of a mad scientist who wants to take over North Reading. Patrons will walk the perimeter of the school and the narrative will unfold during...

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