Thousands take to the sun-splashed streets to enjoy the Johnny Appleseed FestivalLEOMINSTER -- Johnny Appleseed's wanderings took him across the United States, but during the celebration of the famed apple planter this Saturday, the focus was local. "We've been coming every year," said Claire Higginson, a junior at Leominster High School. A jazz band performance drew Higginson to the Johnny Appleseed Festival, but food and friends kept her around after the show.
"About a year ago my days consisted of waking up in the morning, scrounging for change where I could find it," Shank, 23, told runners at the COBATA 5K Run/Walk Saturday. He would buy cheap liquor from the store, maybe go to the community college classes he was failing and then go to the parking lot to do cocaine. "(I would) go home, cry and hate my life," he said. "Today I wake up on time, I go to a job that I love, I come back to a house with people who truly love me."
FITCHBURG -- Some describe the speaker booked for an upcoming Latino Heritage Month event as Puerto Rico's Nelson Mandela. Others call him a terrorist. Oscar López Rivera is scheduled to speak at the Fitchburg Art Museum on Oct. 7 as part of the Latino Heritage Month Celebration, however not all are happy with the choice. "There are so many Latino Americans in our community that have contributed so greatly, so why bring the gentleman who has nothing to contribute?"
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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