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n this 1960s photo, the children of Leo Chaisson play on the large vise that stood outside of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company for nearly 40 years after it was built for a parade in 1919. Left to right -- Carol, Linda, David and Janet.  Photo courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson
ATHOL — For many years an 8-foot tall vise stood as the symbol of the Athol Machine and Foundry Company, formerly located on South Street.   The vice was built from wood and tin in 1919 by company employees to serve as a float in the town’s homecoming parade to be a tribute to soldiers returning...
Menus for the week of August 21-25 Monday, French meat pie, mixed vegetables, vanilla yogurt Tuesday, chicken and rice bake, squash blend, applesauce fruit cup Wednesday, beef bolognese, rotini pasta, Italian vegetable blend, diced peaches Thursday, cold plate - Portugese kale soup, turkey...
Your digestive system is busy. When you eat something, your food takes a twisty trip that starts with being chewed up and ends with you going to the bathroom. A lot happens in between. The health of your gut plays a key role in your overall health and well-being. Your digestive, or...
GREENFIELD — If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Savvy Caregiver can help you. The Savvy Caregiver Program, a free, six-session training for family and friends who are active caregivers for those living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias, will take...
At a recent conference for seniors, I was told by a member of the audience that a lawyer had suggested to this person that the Powers of Attorney that were signed eight years ago should be updated. The question from this person was essentially asking whether or not this recommendation was a valid...
Unpacking Lee Shuer's time capsule from 1993, full of comics from his childhood, was a test of how far he'd come in his relationship to the things that can clutter a person's life.
When I asked my husband in 2005 what he planned to bring to our downsized apartment, I was shocked to hear him say, very matter-of-factly, “Everything.” I let out an incredulous laugh and pushed him to get real — certainly everything couldn’t be coming with us! To my dismay, he was serious, and we...
One of my top priorities since joining the U.S. Senate in 2013 has been fighting to ensure seniors and people with disabilities have the support they need to live with dignity and economic security. Today I’m really worried about the new federal budget proposed by President Donald Trump’s...
Have you seen more information in the news about vitamin D in the past few years? Does your doctor check your vitamin D levels with your annual blood test? The reason vitamin D has been in the spotlight is because, in addition to its role in maintaining strong bones and preventing osteoporosis,...
June 15 marked the annual recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Elder abuse means different things, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse, and self-neglect as well as financial exploitation. Financial exploitation of an elder by another person is perhaps one of the most...
ATHOL — Foot screenings will be held at the Senior Center, at 82 Freedom St., on Tuesday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 18, from 8 to 9:45 a.m.  Blood pressure clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at the Pequoig Apartments; July 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center; and July...

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Athol, MA 01331
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