New England’s upcoming flower festivals
The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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Hallie Ephron offers reviews of “Once Upon a Lie’’ by Maggie Barbieri; “Shoot the Woman First’’ by Wallace Stroby; and “Drawn into Darkness’’ by Nancy Springer.
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Selectmen have conditionally appointed two police officers to fill vacancies on the force, according to Town Administrator Michael McCue. Both men — Brian T. Timulty of Braintree and Manuel J. Valenzuela of New Bedford — are veterans, McCue said. Timulty served in the Army and Valenzuela was in the National Guard. After medical screenings, the two will attend the next Police Academy in Plymouth and then be sworn in as full-time officers. “We welcome these two men to our department and hope they have a long successful career here,” Selectman Chairman Frank Hegarty said in a press release.
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Area residents are invited to participate Saturday in the annual Holiday House Tour sponsored by the Westborough Woman’s Club. The fund-raising tour will feature five beautifully decorated homes. Refreshments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Congregational Church, at Church and West Main streets, and the homes will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 , and can be purchased at the church on Saturday, or in advance by calling 508-654-3762 .
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Ellsbury never pretended that staying in Boston was a priority. For him, it was always about the money.
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Several Boston-area businesses offer do-it-yourself workshops sure to conjure creative and personal gifts.
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Saudi Aramco opened a research center in Kendall Square, the first of three new US research facilities the global energy giant will set up by the end of next year.
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In her mostly taut adaptation of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie,’’ Yael Farber has transposed the action from 19th-century Sweden to post-apartheid South Africa.
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A bland character is often doomed to be a bland read, but the Massachusetts author manages to create a surprisingly absorbing portrayal of such a woman.
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The move to 6 Newbury St., gives Boston the fourth largest Chanel store in the country.
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Tips from Nicky Kinnaird, founder of British cosmetic retailer Space.NK, help you look your best at the season’s parties.
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Ami Albernaz’s weekly roundup of bargains includes Davis Squared, the neighborhood’s annual Midnight Madness event.
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About 300 guests recently attended the Mistletoe Ball 2013, the Hellenic Women’s Club’s holiday social and fund-raising event.
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Make a statement this holiday season and create a beautiful wreath to adorn your wall, mantel, window or door.
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Richard Serino, widely considered a founding father of Boston Emergency Medical Services, has been the No. 2 man at the Federal Emergency Management Agency since 2009.
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