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The recent Arts and Crafts Fair atBrooksby Villageattracted nearly 500 people to tables of handmade creations, including knitted clothing, paintings, photographs, and jewelry. The 27 vendors gave a portion or all of their proceeds to the community s scholarship fund for student employees.
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[caption id="attachment_6453" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Hugh Ware takes a break at Brooksby Village, where he lives and stays busy as editor-in-chief of Tugbitts, a magazine about tugboats.

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[caption id="attachment_6450" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Peter Stine, Ph.D., in front of the Africa wall in his apartment home at Brooksby. (Photo by Setarreh Massihzadegan) "][/caption] Even in one-on-one conversation, Peter Stine, Ph.D., is prone to theatrics.

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[caption id="attachment_3123" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Hingham town historian Winston Hall, right, wrote By the Wayside, featuring quirky historical vignettes. (Image courtesy of Hingham Historical Society; photo by Ray Wolfe)"][/caption] Many people who live at Linden Ponds in Hingham know something of the town s rich history.

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[caption id="attachment_3184" align="alignright" width="228" caption="Members of the Afghan Group at Brooksby display some of their latest efforts. From left to right: Carol Reid, Ruth Briggs, Claire (Bettie) Loughhead, and Beverly Kenworthy.

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When most people go shopping for a new home, they are thinking of the roof over their heads. But as it turns out, what s under their feet is often a major selling point. [caption id="attachment_2471" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Uncovering and refinishing hardwood floors can be a real selling point when putting your home on the market.

Be it a cherished 70th birthday party, a dog derby, or a theater production, if it s a memorable event at Brooksby Village, you ll probably find John Connors there capturing it on camera. Connors has poured his lifelong passion for photography into the Brooksby community, where he lives and has taken more than 3,000 photos.

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Verena Rybicki, who lives at Brooksby Village, recently met the Dalai Lama at a special gathering in New York. Verena Rybicki recalls riding through the Himalayas on a man s back inside a tea crate. She was just 4 years old, and that and the following weeks she spent in Tibet were significant not just for their place in her life story, but for their uniqueness in history.

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Florence D Avella, who lives at Brooksby Village, adds some edges to her spoon holder during the community s weekly pottery workshop. On one side of the table, an artist molds her clay into what will eventually be a large dish, while her neighbor delicately paints flowers onto a smaller clay dish.