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Outdoor sports store Cabela’s opens to big crowds in Berlin

To the hunting, fishing, and camping crowd, it is a holy grail, its arrival here as thrilling to them as Wegman’s was to foodies.By Christopher Gavin

The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

“Superboy,” from the “Jennifer Goldfinger: At Play” show in Framingham.

Globe West calendar

The Arlington Author Salon kicks off, a new exhibition in Framingham, and more.

Mary Ann Christie Burnside (left) says mindfulness means people are present in an experience rather than struggling against it.

Business Plan

The Mindfulness Studio in Concord

Developmental psychologist Mary Ann Christie Burnside opened the studio in Concord Center to offer mindfulness, meditation, and other sessions.

Up Close

Colleague tells story of scientist’s flight from Hitler’s Germany

Dr. B. David Stollar describes Gerhard Schmidt’s journey, the fate of German Jewry, and the history of biochemistry in Europe and America.

The Informer

Openings and closings of businesses and organizations, as well as events north of Boston.

A dish of falafel, hummus, and tabouleh with shirazi salad at Jake’s in Newton Centre.

Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe

A new kind of Persian cooking

A former electrical engineer, Jake Shahrooz gave it all up to open Jake’s Falafel Corner on Beacon Street about two and a half years ago.

Beverly Beckham

Depression an oft invisible affliction

From all appearances, writes Beverly Beckham, Kathy May of Scituate is leading a picture-perfect suburban life.



The Argument

Should Belmont voters approve proposed Proposition 2½ override?

Two views on whether Belmont voters should approve the proposed $4.5 million Proposition 2½ override on the April 7 ballot.



Newton South High senior captain Jonathan Lee practices his serving form during a boys’ volleyball scrimmage last week.

Newton South boys’ volleyball takes statistical approach to success

The defending Division 1 state champions utilize iStateVball program to break down analyze strengths and weaknesses.


Katie Ott, Medfield High/University of Massachusetts women’s lacrosse

The junior captain has posted 10 goals and two assists for the 7-1 Minutemen women’s lacrosse team.

Adam Fitzgerald. (Connecticut College)


Adam Fitzgerald, Concord-Carlisle/Connecticut College track

In 2003, the Carlisle native paced the Camels to their only appearance at the NCAA Division 3 cross-country championships.

On the move

Sherborn’s Sarah Wilson captaining Team USA

Former Harvard women’s hockey player will lead 25-player ball hockey in Zug, Switzerland.

Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities north, west, and south of Boston.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

Blotter Tales

// An abandoned car holds a big surprise

Police are surprised at what they find in abandoned car, a bank robber tries to flee in a taxi cab, and more tales from the region’s police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

// Snowbirds

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

Globe West Briefs


Schools chief opts for interim principal at Newton North High

Superintendent David Fleishman has decided to take a pass on the two finalists recommended for the Newton North High School principal’s job, and instead will fill the position on an interim basis for next school year. In a letter last week to the Newton North community, Fleishman said he made his decision “after a thorough review and a careful examination of the needs of the school,” but offered no details on his rationale. The finalists, Geoff Walker, principal at the William Barton Rogers Middle School in Boston, and Bill Klements, assistant principal at Sharon High School, were named after a rigorous search process, according to Fleishman’s letter, which also described them as excellent school administrators. Both men recently spent a day at Newton North for a series of interviews with students, faculty, administrators, and community members. Fleishman said an announcement on the interim appointment will be made after the April school vacation.


Reserve a place in community garden

The Southborough Community Garden is accepting reservations for plots on its Breakneck Hill Conservation Land site. To reserve an area for the growing season, e-mail coordinator Debbi Molinaro at Plots are available in two sizes, 10 feet by 10 feet and 10 feet by 20 feet. The cost is $15 or $25, though payment is optional for senior citizens. Participants must agree to use organic gardening methods.


Deadline for register for election, Town Meeting

The deadline to register to vote in Ayer’s annual town election and Town Meeting is April 7. The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 27 in Town Hall. The annual Town Meeting will convene at 7 p.m. May 11.


Public safety groups to host fund-raising 5K

The Sherborn Fire and Rescue Association and Sherborn Police Association will be hosting their first 5K and Fun Run next Sunday, April 12. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. at Cemetery Lane near Sherborn Fire Station One on North Main Street, and will loop back around to Cemetery Lane. After the race, there will be family games, events, and refreshments on Jameson Field behind the fire station. Registration is $30 in advance, $40 on race day, and is open to all ages. Proceeds from the race will go to the two associations. For more information and to register, visit and search for Sherborn public safety.


A landscaper at work in Arlington, which has some limits on blowers.

In the war vs. loud leaf blowers, a strategic retreat

Leaf blower opponents have shifted from seeking bans to educating the public about the issue and encouraging landscapers to try alternatives.

Who taught YOU to Drive?