By Carol Beggy with reports from other members ASHLAND, OH — Walking out of my hotel on the morning of the first day of the 2019 American Pencil Collectors Society convention, I was greeted by a flotilla of hot air balloons rising above the trees on the outer edge of Ashland University. The 29th biennial gathering of the members of the APCS coincided with the annual Ashland BalloonFest, which fills the skies with colorful balloons…

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PHOTO BY BILL BRETT Channel 25/WFXT reporter Blair Miller with WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor Maria Stephanos and Boston Fire Commissioner Joe Finn at an award presentation earlier this year. BOSTON — Two recent things have made the news and it is worth making the connection. Last night, among the dozens of New England Regional Emmy Awards presented to the region’s journalists, News 25 Boston reporter Blair Miller received two Emmy Awards for his coverage of…

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BOSTON — My daughter Kerry Brett is the featured guest on Candy O’Terry’s podcast “The Story Behind Her Success.” You can listen to it here. From Candy: Do you like having your picture taken? If the answer is no, you are not alone. Enter award-winning portrait photographer Kerry Brett. When she takes your picture, her goal is simple: to make you feel so comfortable, you forget that there is a camera in your face! The…

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DORCHESTER — On December 1st , the New England Regional Council of Carpenters welcomed our Delegates to Boston at a reception and tour of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The Delegates attended our regular scheduled Delegates Meeting, which was held at the Carpenters Center, 750 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. The Delegates were from New England, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. All photos by Bill Brett

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