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[caption id="attachment_13172" align="alignright" width="280" caption="In addition to teaching lifelong learning courses at Brooksby Village, Elaine Antonakes finds time to practice her piano skills.

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Long before Retha Clark first laid eyes on her current home at Brooksby Village, she tried the community s food. [caption id="attachment_12895" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Retha Clark enjoys the brightness of her Brighton-style apartment home at Brooksby Village.

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The line to see the dress rehearsal of the third Brooksby Follies variety show snaked around the corner as audience members eagerly awaited entertainment by their Brooksby Village peers.

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[caption id="attachment_12146" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Today, Brooksby boasts 3 clubhouses, 7 restaurants, 10 residence buildings, and more than 1,700 residents."]

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[caption id="attachment_12150" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Roberta and Lafayette Gosselin made use of Internet shopping and classifieds websites when downsizing their home before their move to Brooksby Village. "]

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[caption id="attachment_11698" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Harriet Blizzard uses her second bedroom at Brooksby Village as a playroom, where she edits her photos with computer software."]

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The story of Carolyn Payne s recent trip to India actually begins in September 1965, when she and her husband welcomed an Indian student into their Boston-area home.

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On Sunday mornings while the Catholic service is underway, behind the scenes the Brooksby Protestant Faith Choir cherishes its last moments of practice, working diligently toward perfect harmony. [caption id="attachment_8813" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Ted Good directs the Brooksby Protestant

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[caption id="attachment_8698" align="alignleft" width="182" caption="Vivian Barone and Bob Boylan dazzle audiences with the cha-cha at "Dancing with the Brooksby Stars.""][/caption] On a classy cruise ship touring the world, dancers showcased the fancy footwork native