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[caption id="attachment_8358" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Mickey Ratte facilitates a small discussion group, which often meets at members apartment homes at Brooksby Village. (Photo by Setarreh Massihzadegan)"][/caption] At Brooksby Village, niche activity groups run the gamut from current events to ping-pong to crocheting.

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Dr. Philip Herrick s profession of 45 years was at the front of his mind when he and his wife, Zetta, were looking to make a move from their house in Rockport, Mass. [caption id="attachment_7583" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Dr.

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One, two, three, four, five, six, the dancers call out in unison as they waltz their way around the mirrored fitness studio at Brooksby. [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Simone Roy (left) and Angelo Pappas are all smiles as they waltz through ballroom dancing class at

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Wherever she goes at Brooksby Village, Barbara Kovacs finds herself engaged in jovial conversation with friends.

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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.