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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.


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.


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


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.

[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.


[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.


[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.


[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.