REPORT: Smoki Bacon, a well-known part of and reporter on Boston’s social scene, has died. Smoki marked her 90th birthday with a party at her daughter’s Beacon Hill home in 2018, where Bill Brett took these photographs. Among those who turned out were Marvin Gilmore, who marked his 90th birthday a few years ago. Smoki and her husband Dick Concannon are well-known to so many through their TV show “The Literati Scene,” airing on Boston’s…

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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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