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Lisa Carusone is a health coach based in Waltham.handout

Emerson Hospital in Concord is wrapping up a $3 million construction project this spring. The Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center is set to open in May at 310 Baker Ave., where an expanded Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies will be relocated. The new 17,000-square-foot space will offer expanded rehabilitation programs, including treatment in an aquatic therapy pool. For more information, visit

Weston resident and health coach Lisa Carusone has set up shop in Waltham . Though Carusone started her fitness business in 2006, she began working as an integrative health coach in December and shares a studio space with Fitness Together at 1347 Main St. She counsels clients regarding weight loss and other topics, including spirituality and personal and professional development. Carusone is also a trained Pilates instructor, a level-1 certified Resistance Stretch instructor, and is trained to teach TRX. For more information, visit .


Looking for something for children to do during February break? Acton-Boxborough Community Education, at 15 Charter Road in Acton , is holding a vacation program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17-20. Each day, participants will complete an art project and go swimming in an indoor pool, among other activities. On Tuesday and Wednesday, art instruction will be provided by the Musketaquid program, and Young Rembrandts will take the helm on Thursday. Also Mike Bent will perform his Abrakidabra! magic show on Wednesday. The fee is $225 for all four days, or $80 per single day, with an additional $4 a day for out-of-town participants. For more information and to register, visit or call 978-266-2525.

Donald Verger , founder and president emeritus of the Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum in Acton , recently published his first children’s book. “I Love You!” — featured on for a special Valentine’s Day price of $5 — includes a poem he wrote in honor of his first grandchild. Verger is also an award-winning photographer, and his work at the museums has been featured in two episodes of “Curious George” on PBS. For more information on his book, visit


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