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Judy Manzo opened BookEnds some 24 years ago with the thought that it would not be just a store for selling books but a community “meeting place.” At a time when independent bookstores struggle to stay open, many succumbing to...
Sahar Ahmed Awerbuch started the non-profit Brio Integrated Theatre in 2008. Brio is committed to the belief that all individuals have the ability to create, and that there are diverse perspectives and waysto express creativity. Brio teaches awareness of disabilities...
Carolyn Starrett started Sustainable Winchester, a nonprofit organization, in 2005. It’s mission is to educate and raise awareness about sustainability so that residents, officials, and community organizations can be empowered to take action in their day-to-day lives and to incorporate...
Gail Ockerbloom Freeman opened Studio on the Common, a community space dedicated to creativity, connection, and art in October 2015. Part creative space and part gift shop, Studio on the Common has since been a community buzz spot for its...
Founder and Director Emerita of the Winchester Community Music School, a nonprofit organization now serving more than 850 students from over 30 towns, including Woburn, Stoneham, Lexington, Medford, Arlington, and Burlington. With over 30 years of excellence in music education,...