Windrush Farm celebrates 50 years of helping the disabled

Julia Craddock,12, of Medford, hugs Squash, while her volunteer helper, Isabella Giamarco, 15, of Lynnfield, stands by.

Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

Windrush helps children and adults with physical, learning, and emotional disabilities through riding and caring for horses.

Jalapeño rangoons are cheesy, mildly hot pastries stuffed with fresh jalapeño peppers, cream cheese, and bacon.

Dining Out

From bank to Barking Dog Ale House

Though the gastro-pub occupies three levels of a former bank, the vibe is pleasant and comfortable, not gloomy or cold.

Getting through a Canada Border Services Agency crossing poses a number of requirements for American drivers.


The Canadian honeymoon that almost wasn’t

Part 1 of a tale of what to do — and more important, what not to do — when driving to Canada or Mexico.

Carly Blau follows her shot at a practice for the Beverly High School field hockey team.

High School Field Hockey

Beverly High has its eye on big picture

The team has won six straight Northeastern Conference titles and made it to two Division 1 North semifinal appearances under head coach Trish Murphy.

Helder Tsinine leads children through a song as they play percussion.

In Lynn YMCA’s Studio Clubhouse, kids master the music

The music program teaches youngsters all aspects of the music industry — from singing and songwriting to technology and sound engineering.

Democrats choose their candidates for Nov. state election

Seven Democrats celebrated after primary wins in races to fill open or vacant legislative seats.

Newburyport advances toward ban on plastic shopping bags

The City Council passed the ban, making it the first city in the state to take that step to cut down on waste, according to city officials.

Support staff at Danvers school file unfair labor complaint

Support staff at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School remain embroiled with the administration over the status of their union contract.


Middlesex Concert Band presents its annual children’s show

“The Power of Music” performs a medley from the movie “Frozen” and other pieces, introducing children to explores how music makes people feel.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// Pilgrim tears

Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.


Whitman-Hanson Regional High School

State rethinking model school designs

After aggressively promoting model schools as a way to save on costs, the state agency overseeing the construction process is reevaluating the approach.

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.

Globe e-book

// The Best of Beverly Beckham

I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.

Globe North Briefs


New city job openings, applicants sought

The city is seeking applicants to fill four new jobs. Two people are needed to serve as greeters at City Hall. Applicants should be multilingual, with proficiency in Haitian Creole, Spanish, or Portuguese, in addition to English. The work involves greeting people as they come into City Hall and assisting with translation services. The city is hiring a program assistant in the Recreation Department. That position involves creating and leading fitness classes, and devising creative activities to motivate residents to exercise. The other open job is for a community health specialist in the mayor’s Office of Human Services. The duties will include creating cooking classes for children, parents, and the elderly; and educating the community about the importance of healthy eating. To apply for one of the positions, submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Human Resources Department at City Hall.


First Fall Harvest Festival scheduled

Residents are invited to Tewksbury’s first Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Livingston Field, located on Livingston Street. Organized by the town’s Public Events and Celebrations Committee, the festival will feature about 50 craft and local business vendors and a variety of games and activities, including an obstacle course, bungee jumping, bouncy houses, a dunk tank, and cupcake and pumpkin decorating. There will also be an antique car show, a magic show, a balloon artist, a martial arts demonstrations, dance performers, and music, along with a corn hole tournament, a pie-eating contest, and a chocolate chip cookie bake-off. Food, beer, and wine will be sold. Costumed characters, including the Lowell Spinners’ Canalligator, will be present. Admission is free and open to all. For more information, contact Cheryl Gay at 781-866-9892 or


Public feedback sought regarding economic development

The town of Stoneham and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council are holding a public meeting to gather input to help shape the community’s vision for economic development and growth in the town center. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Town Hall, 35 Central St. Residents will be invited to ask questions of staff; offer suggestions that will help develop and prioritize community and economic development goals and strategies; participate in mapping and visual-preference exercises that will help prioritize new opportunities for retail, housing, office, and improved transportation connections in the town center; and view findings from the market analysis and existing conditions report completed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.


National search for new superintendent underway

The Somerville School Committee has launched a nationwide search for a new superintendent, according to a statement from the city’s public schools. Superintendent Tony Pierantozzi announced earlier this year that he would retire in July 2015, after working for the Somerville public schools for 10 years. Residents can give their input on characteristics the new superintendent should possess at three public forums: on Monday at 7 p.m., in the East Somerville Community School; and twice on Tuesday, at 8 a.m. in the Highlander Café at Somerville High School, and at 7 p.m. in the West Somerville Neighborhood School. The School Committee asks all residents to complete a brief online survey at School Committee will also host meetings in their respective wards; times and locations of these meetings will be announced soon. For more information about the search, visit