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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Alexander McGinnis has a ticket to ride – everybody pile in!

The hood ornament that sat in retired Navy chief Alexander McGinnis’s closet for 23 years may have been out of sight, but it was never truly out of mind. McGinnis had to give up his beloved 1956 Chevy Bel-Air when a growing family necessitated a switch to a much more mundane van in 1979. Booooring. But he held onto… 0

August 6, 2013
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Sweet dashboard decoration. 0

August 6, 2013
five-second rule

Lunch at the Dump: musical institution or frugal diet option? You decide

Sometimes, a name just draws you in.Maybe it’s a funny pun that grabs your attention or a string of foul words put together that shocks you so much, you just can’t look away. Or, in this case, a title for a band that shares synonyms with, well, garbage.They’re called Lunch at the Dump and they’ve… 0

August 6, 2013
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Alexander McGinnis will give just about anybody a ride in his sweet ’56 Bel Air – even seven Canadians! 0

August 6, 2013

City briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell fills his pockets with $20 in change and heads downtown to shop at his favorite local stores. His jingling pockets attract a flock of birds, who peck at his pant legs as he tries to escape, poking numerous holes. The coins that fall out spell out the city memo in Mandarin. We translated it here for you. Here’s the pitch . . . inLabor… 0

August 6, 2013
Cash rules everything around me

Annual ‘cash mob’ shopping spree Aug. 10

Historically speaking, the relationship between municipalities and mobs is a prickly one. But stick-wielding crowds of angry revelers are so old news. We suspect having a crush of people descend on a densely populated area would be embraced much more frequently if every member of said crush carried a $20 bill in his… 0

August 6, 2013

Mill Brook Gallery’s ‘Fashion Statement’

The Mill Brook Gallery is located at 236 Hopkinton Road. For hours and more information, visit themillbrookgallery.com or call 226-2046. 0

August 6, 2013
Mill Brook Gallery’s ‘Fashion Statement’

Mill Brook Gallery’s ‘Fashion Statement’

The Mill Brook Gallery is located at 236 Hopkinton Road. For hours and more information, visit themillbrookgallery.com or call 226-2046. 0

August 6, 2013
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“Jack-in-the-pulpit Dress,” Annette Frye. 0

August 6, 2013
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"Red and Black,” Claudia E. Carl. 0

August 6, 2013