Archive - Aug 25, 2013
On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this yearâ€™s answer to Baltimoreâ€™s Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Itâ€™s the Super Bowl of fashion design, and Josamir Torres of Central Falls will be there taking her fashion design skills from the classroom to the runway.
Torres, a 2008 graduate of Central Falls High School, is one of 10 student designers at The Art Institute of New York City who have been selected to bring their fashions to the industryâ€™s largest stage â€“ the semiannual New York Fashion Week, one of four major fashion weeks held around the world.
LINCOLN â€“ Starting out as a freshman student in high school can be much easier if there are a few familiar faces at the school when the first day of school arrives.
Thatâ€™s why Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara, staff members of the school and upperclassmen were out in the schoolâ€™s parking lot on Wednesday for the annual Freshmen Roar night.
Freshmen and their parents could meet the studentsâ€™ teachers, take a tour of the high school, and also sign up for extracurricular activities such as sports or afterschool clubs.
PROVIDENCE â€” With his brick-solid, 6-foot-6-inch frame and fiery spirit, one could liken Roger Bacon to a big industrial furnace. However, due to a series of medical and personal setbacks suffered in recent years, including losing part of a foot due to infection, the blaze in that furnace had all but gone out.
Now, thanks primarily to the work of two caring physical therapists at Summit Commons Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the 50-year-old Bacon is all fired up again and ready to embrace the next phase of his adult life with gusto.