Stored in an attic for decades, the fragile banner has been carefully conserved for a brief viewing this summer

Kate Tarleton

Stored in an attic for decades, the fragile banner has been carefully conserved for a brief viewing this summer

For years, this rare Civil War flag sat forgotten in an attic

The town of Carlisle set out to bring the tattered relic back to life.By Hattie Bernstein

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

At Fruitlands, sculptor Carolyn Wirth is a free-range historian

A new exhibit in “disruptive portraiture” is a highlight of Carolyn Wirth’s tenure as artist-in-residency at Fruitlands Museum this summer.

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UP CLOSE

Milton Academy student wins top prize in extemporaneous speech competition

Marshall M. Sloane II of Needham clinched the contest by answering “Would a partitioning of Iraq help to reduce turmoil in the country?”

LOCAL FARE

Shared plates, and dreams, at Nonantum’s Sangria

The owners decided to open a tapas restaurant in Newton in part because “you’re happier when you share food.”

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

At Fruitlands, sculptor Carolyn Wirth is a free-range historian

A new exhibit in “disruptive portraiture” is a highlight of Carolyn Wirth’s tenure as artist-in-residency at Fruitlands Museum this summer.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A bronze medalist for the synchronized skating Lexettes, Lexington’s Katie Melsky received an Athlete Ambassador Award from US Figure Skating

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Former Algonquin All-America shortstop now has a world view

A .539 career hitter for the T-Hawks, Katey Palumbo is now director of international programs at Worcester State.

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Brookline’s Eric Dumas a savior in return to Wheaton diamond

A year after Tommy John surgery, senior righthander paced Division 3 in saves while compiling a .40 ERA.

STATE FINALS

A perfect pitch for Groton-Dunstable baseball team

Hard-throwing righthanders Justin Watt and Joe Simeone, and “Billy the Fish” fueled a 23-0 season for Division 3 champions.

Newton mayor unveils ambitious housing plan for the city

The proposal pinpoints seven areas as priorities for development.

For years, this rare Civil War flag sat forgotten in an attic

The town of Carlisle set out to bring the tattered relic back to life.

Brookline

Olmsted Park tour will step off from Brookline

The two-hour July 7 walk will focus on invasive plants.

Acton

Acton Discovery Museums to open new outdoor play space

The opening celebration will be held July 16 and 17.

Acton

Acton seeks volunteers for new committee

The body will make recommendations on projects costing more than $100,000.

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