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BEVERLY BECKHAM

I was the sun, and they were the planets

Saying goodbye to a child leaving home is an experience that never changes.

LOCAL FARE

Sipping coffee by the sea in Scituate on a summer day

The Lucky Finn Café, which also offers pastry and sandwiches, is a sweet retreat along the shore.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

NEFC North Shore’s U17 national title has a Pingree touch

Alexis Nickole of Saugus netted the first penalty kick in shootout and Wilmington’s Tess O’Connell added another for Dushawne Simpson-directed girls’ soccer squad.

AROUND TOWN

Sending the magnificent monarchs on a journey from Natick to Mexico

Claudia Price and her pre-schoolers at Lilja Elementary are doing their part to protect the colorful butterflies.

ABINGTON

Lola, Benny, and the gang romp at new Abington Dog Park

Local dog owners have been working for the past three years to create a secure area in town for unleashed dogs. Residents Sue McHugh and Lauren Sweeney led the effort.

BRION O’CONNOR | ON THE MOVE

With a focus on ‘peace,’ Dracut woman offers silent meditation hikes

“I would say that anyone who spends time in nature is meditating, whether they know it or not,’’ says Lisa Lanteigne, who hosts “silent meditation hikes’’ in the Boston area.

BLOTTER TALES

This little piggy went all over Patriot Place

A little pig escapes from a petting zoo, a pet lizard is reunited with its owner, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

SOUTH INFORMER

Historical hikes, botanical art, and a chance to sing

Local artist Sue Neff’s botanical art exhibit will be displayed at Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum in Milton through Aug. 31.