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Skip Moskey, author of a new biography about Larz and Isabel Anderson, looks up at an original statue that still stands on the Brookline estate.

Whispers from a gilded past linger at Brookline estate

A new book tells the story of Larz and Isabel Anderson, who hosted lavish parties for Boston’s elite at their villa and gardens a century ago. By Steve Maas

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Learn about World War II from live reenactors at Fort Devens Musuem

Historical reenactors from the 26th Infantry Yankee Division Living History will introduce visitors to the lore and artifacts of World War II. .

Latest Globe West headlines

What could Brookline’s ninth elementary school look like?

Architects unveiled conceptual plans for building at the Baker School, Baldwin School, or Stop & Shop in Brookline Village.

Letter: Caregiver went the extra mile

What a worthy and uplifting read about the simple yet profound ways one person affected the life/livelihood of another (“Happiness arrives on little cat feet,” July 24).

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

King Philip Regional grad Donald McNeil won the 225-pound wrestling title in the Open division of the Bay State Summer Games.

INFORMER

The Informer: an accessible park and a tiny house

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

The Argument: Should McLean Hospital’s proposed adolescent residential facility in Lincoln go forward?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

Whispers from a gilded past linger at Brookline estate

A new book tells the story of Larz and Isabel Anderson, who hosted lavish parties for Boston’s elite at their villa and gardens a century ago.

Banners flaunt Watertown’s notable figures

A Supreme Court justice, an abolitionist, and others from the town’s history will peer down at passersby in Watertown Square.

At 75, Dickie Scullary still swings away

Woe to the pitcher who underestimates the senior member of the Framingham Orioles.

PEPPERELL

Pepperell collects back taxes

Town officials have worked hard to bring in back taxes and become more efficient in the tax collections process.

ARLINGTON

Two redwoods will be cut down to expand Arlington community garden

The Arlington Conservation Commission has voted to allow the removal of two dawn redwood trees to make way for an expanded community garden at Magnolia Park.

WATERTOWN

Historical banners added to Watertown Square

Historical figures from Watertown will be featured on pole banners around town.

AYER

Ayer offering water and sewer discounts to eligible seniors

The 10 percent discount is available on the quarterly bill for water and sewer use for the first 3,000 cubic feet.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/579860088.jpg The yes and no of Pokemon Go

A very tall guy drives a car while standing, his head through the sunroof, and other unusual incidents from police logbooks.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Submit your own caption, along with your name, hometown and phone number, by e-mailing cartooncaption@globe.com

On The Move

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Oconnor_31zorec01_.jpg The dos and don’ts of summer exercise with your dog

“Pets will not often limit or stop themselves from doing too much,” said Dr. Megan Whelan, an emergency critical care director at Angell Animal Medical Center.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/15/BostonGlobe.com/Regional/Images/Beverly_Beckham_150px-2091.png In Down syndrome’s shadow, she is perfect in her own way

When she was born, I mourned the child Lucy might have been. I know now that if we had been given the child we imagined, we wouldn’t have Lucy.

Interactive Graphic

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