Route One, 101

A trip back in time

Route One, 101

Lisn up!

Adam Khafif has a message worth hearing

Lisn up!

Dream boats

Sons, dad helm Lynn-based Cape Codder

Dream boats

By MICHAEL CONWAY

The 13-mile stretch of road from Revere to Danvers that encompasses Route 1 north of Boston has earned fame for its establishments fronted by garish signs and iconic, kitschy landmarks such as orange dinosaurs and fiberglass cows. Eye-catching to some, eyesores to others, still standing or not, they’ve proved memorable to both tourists and locals alike. Strip malls and megastores by corporate giants now coexist with small businesses and Square One Mall. Beloved restaurants have disappeared and motels touting color TV and telephones in every room have pretty much vanished. 

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By STACEY MARCUS

Fall is a great time to take a ride along Route One to go apple picking or leaf peeping. Whether you are headed north or south, there are new dining options to enjoy as well.

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By DAVID LISCIO

When Bob Dobias Jr. was just out of high school, he convinced his mother, Sharon, to drive from their Swampscott home to Maine and buy a weather-beaten Mako skiff. It was a strategic move, because his father, Bob Sr., was busy coaching Swampscott High School’s football team, so there was little chance of encountering resistance.

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By MICHAEL CONWAY

Kevin Currie is an enigma. Although stifled by a form of cerebral palsy named spastic diplegia, and other conditions associated with the neurological disorder, the 39-year-old Saugus resident lives a happy, active life CP restricts him from completing many everyday tasks, still his spirit soars beyond the disorder’s crippling ways. Medical jargon does not define Kevin, who was born two months premature, as he refuses to be undermined.

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By MEAGHAN CASEY

It’s hard to imagine that a small ice cream parlor once sat on the landmark Route 1 spot that houses the expansive Kowloon Restaurant. Looking at the transformation, it’s remarkable that one family had the foresight to open a business that would become one of the largest Asian dining complexes in the country.

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By STACEY MARCUS

Daylight is dimming as the temperature drops and we surrender to the reality that summer has blown by. No need to despair. Fall is a splendid season of renaissance. Think of all the stylish wool clothing and ankle boots to don, fresh leaves to crunch and bold wines to uncork and pair with your favorite fall menus.

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By ANNE MARIE TOBIN

In 80 combined seasons coaching wrestling and girls tennis at Lynnfield High, Craig Stone has seen just about everything.

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By STACEY MARCUS

Adam Khafif, a graduate of Oaklandvale Elementary School and Belmonte Middle School in Saugus, is making a difference in the world. The 22-year-old street fashion entrepreneur and his clothing line Lisn Up have been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and other major publications.

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