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 BETH BRESNAHAN

A sun-kissed glow is one fashion that never seems to go out of style. However, exactly how to acquire the look has varied and evolved over the years. It is believed that in 1923 iconic fashion designer and quintessential trendsetter Coco Chanel made bronzed skin chic after catching a bit too much sun while on her yacht in Cannes, France. She later admitted that her look was accidental and she simply stayed in the sun a bit too long. But that didn’t stop tanned skin from becoming an international trend or from becoming a symbol of affluence — a way of displaying leisure time spent vacationing, by the pool or on the ski slopes.

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The view from a suite balcony at the Opal Sands Resortin Clearwater Beach, Florida.

By STACEY MARCUS

Looking to plan a great getaway this spring? We assembled a list of four great spots to visit to celebrate the end of another New England winter and the dawn of the seasons of renewal.

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Your child has received several college acceptances and is close to picking the school of their dreams. Now comes the big question: How are you going to pay for it?

By TRACEY MILLER GEARY

There are a variety of financial aid tools available to students to help pay for college, including scholarships, need-based awards, work-study employment and student loans. According to The National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of today’s full-time college students receive some form of need-based aid. Need-based financial aid eligibility is based on two calculations – the total cost of education and the family’s ability to pay. While the cost of education can vary significantly from institution to institution, these calculations include all reasonable costs (tuition, room, board and living expenses) of attendance.

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Sisters Kamilah and Kiana share a hug with Tuck, a cuddly teddy bear who helped launch the #sharethebear campaign. | Photo: Reba Saldanha

As the holiday season approaches, a special energy fills the air with people looking forward to sharing holiday joy with family and friends. Images of excited children being tucked in bed, tossing and turning with anticipation, make us smile as we imagine their sugar plum-filled dreams. Yet, for the one in seven children living in poverty in Massachusetts, dreams are not always filled with sugar plums.

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Fluff celebrated by many, but it’s only made in one place
By David Liscio

When talk turns to Marshmallow Fluff, it’s not unusual to hear enthusiastic opinions from pre-teens, Baby Boomers and those enjoying their golden years.

After all, the beloved white goop has been around for decades, with nearly every ounce produced at the Durkee Mower factory in Lynn.

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Beccia’s illustrations of Josephine Baker and Madonna (along with a fashion sketch) appear in her most recent book, “Fashion Rebels.”

Lynnfield storyteller has a way with words — and art.
By Stacey Marcus

Lynnfield author and illustrator Carlyn Beccia.

Lynnfield author and illustrator Carlyn Beccia.

Award-winning author and illustrator Carlyn Beccia reflects on her younger years growing up in Lynnfield with a little laugh.

“I was a child that ran away a lot,” she says, noting that she never got very far, but her parents treasure the photo they shot of her donning a Hollie Hobbie nightgown and slippers, suitcase in tow, attempting to escape in the snow. “I was a very rebellious child always horrifying my mother with stuff I wore and trying to push her buttons.”

The wild child earned a full four-year scholarship to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and graduated in 1995. Her first foray into the work world was with Kronos selling time and attendance systems.

“I would advise everyone to go into sales because it’s an aspect of everything you do in business,” she says.

She then spent the next decade-and-a-half working in graphic design and art direction at advertising agencies.

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By Steve Krause

According to Jay Sartori, baseball analytics has no hard and fast definition. It may not be a case of “if I told what I did, I’d have to kill you,” but it may be close.

“It’s not easy to do,” said Sartori. “Essentially, at its simplest level, what we’re doing is taking any and all information that we can get our hands on and, through the use of various tools—and a lot of them happen to be technical computer tools—we can improve our decision making.”

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As of the writing of this article, three years have passed since local landmark the Hilltop Steakhouse closed its doors, and it has been more than a year since the restaurant was demolished.

By Leah Dearborn

Many in the community saw the closure of the Hilltop after 52 years of operation as the end of an era. In some ways, they may be correct. The implementation of new zoning regulations on Route 1 in May by a unanimous Saugus Town Meeting vote has been slowly changing the face of the road.

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Breaking Grounds Café has joined the dining scene on Main Street. | Photo: Reba Saldanha

By Cyrus Moulton

When she started as the new director of community development and planning, Karen Sawyer Conard asked her colleagues how to make a good impression.

“They said bring back Brothers,” she recalled.

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