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Seated in Bill Greene s living room, the gentlemen are quick with witty banter, followed by large laughs as they describe their friendships and how dinnertime together has turned into a mini cabaret.

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As a young boy, Loftin Elvey pored over the work of adventurer Richard Halliburton, dreaming big about travels of his own. I wanted to see what he had seen, Loftin says.

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Virginia Bartlett s inspiration for her latest lifelong learning course came from a conversation with a friend who had just returned from a road trip across the United States. The friend, who hails from England, remarked about the exorbitant amount of fast food she had eaten along the way. I thought, Dear heaven, is this the way we re going to be remembered? Virginia recalls.

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Though he traced his wife s family history from Europe to North America, Jim Carr says the search was largely conducted from the comfort of the couple s Linden Ponds apartment home.

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One secret project made its debut at Linden Ponds last month, exposing the work of more than 12 women who live in the community. The Linden Ponds 2011 calendar is now available, featuring the Ladies of Linden Ponds in photographs that reveal a little skin and a lot of personality.

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[caption id="attachment_13896" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Marian and Leroy Jenkins are stars in a national advertising campaign for Linden Ponds parent company.

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[caption id="attachment_13906" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Franz Wolff helped incorporate speakers into the Jewish Community s meetings.

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When Marcia Zubretsky arrived at Linden Ponds earlier this year, she dedicated some time to unpacking; but she spent most of her initial weeks immersed in her favorite activities. One of the first steps [in getting settled] was to pursue the things I like doing, she says.

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A crew of renowned chemists recently shared oceanographic discoveries with eager scholars at Linden Ponds in a series of presentations that was also a breakthrough for the community. It certainly was groundbreaking; it was our first attempt under Lifelong Learning to have a bonus course like that which was open to the whole community, says Joan Mahoney, cochair of the Lifelong Learning