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[caption id="attachment_2142" align="alignright" width="280" caption="The compost bins at Linden Ponds, where gardeners are reaping the benefits of the nutrient-rich soil they helped create. "]

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[caption id="attachment_2133" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Jean Whelan, an oceanographer emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, will teach a course at Linden Ponds next month titled Oceanography and Me.

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Gus Diezemann (left) and Dick Buckley, who live at Linden Ponds, took this year s Quincy Senior Olympics by storm, winning gold medals in the half-, one-, and three-mile walks and in the javelin, shot put, broad jump, and softball throw events. The Quincy Senior Olympics welcomes participants 55 years old and over to compete.

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Left to right: George Erickson, Armand Ruby, Alice Tweedy, Peg Erickson, and Anne Marie Ruby take a ride on the trolley for The Trolley Song. The first performer onstage during Show Biz II aptly did so holding a sign that read "A Gift of Music." The recent performance by the Linden Ponds Singers was just that.

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Decades of regular travel have given Elizabeth and John Sherrill valuable insight and an ability to peer at their homeland from the outside. From France to Singapore, they have met people for whom family was everything and the thought of being without them close by, unbearable.
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The town of Hull, Mass., recently came closer to its goal of installing up to four offshore wind turbines.