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A family enjoys a fire pit at Powisset Farm in Dover

This February vacation, explore the outdoors with Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations is offering a range of options to stay engaged in nature at many of its 123 properties across the state.

Emily Gonzalez, one of the Northern Essex professors participating in the International Virtual Exchange program, in Northern Essex' biology lab.

Studying abroad — while at home — at Northern Essex Community College

The college is partnering with two universities in France on a program in which the Merrimack Valley and French students will jointly undertake class projects conducted virtually on web platforms.

Jack Girard welcoming visitors to Plymouth. The longtime manager of the Waterfront Visitor Center is retiring.

Ice capella, history, and a book sale

Ice Capella, presented by Concord Youth Theatre, is back with eight talented high school and college a capella groups for the 11th annual performance.

One of a pair of exterior designs for the proposed Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) project to replace the existing Newton Senior Center building at 345 Walnut St.

City to present updated plan for new senior center in Newtonville

Newton officials will hold a Feb. 17 community meeting to update residents on the city’s proposed NewCAL project, which calls for replacing the existing Senior Center with a new, expanded facility.

Will Good maneuvered his wheelchair down a South Boston street while going to get lunch with his partner, Vita Brown. Good was paralyzed when he was a passenger in an Uber that crashed.

Uber passenger paralyzed in crash sues company for $63 million

Will Good’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court, demands a jury trial and seeks $63 million in damages, including severe physical, mental, and emotional injuries, extraordinary pain and suffering, and permanent disability.

NORTH OF BOSTON

Essex Tech receives $340,000 gift from anonymous donor

Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School will be purchasing new equipment to enhance its career technical education programs through a recent $340,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

Salem

Salem offers bonuses to boost worker vaccination at businesses

Salem is offering a $500 incentive bonus to eligible employees of local businesses that are subject to the city’s new vaccination order.

Boylston

Orchid exhibition will blossom at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

People can take a break from winter and enjoy a colorful plant and art exhibition at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston from Feb. 12 through March 20.