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Allez! Fencing’s Next Generation Crosses Foils and Fights On

Walk into Marx Fencing Academy and two things grab your attention: the ringing of metal as students cross foils, and the wall of college banners that serves as a backdrop for sparring sessions. Bearing names like Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Tufts and Dartmouth, the brightly colored flags — reminders of the schools the academy’s alumni now… Read More

Liz Michalski

Best Foot Forward: Talking Salsa, Shoes and Satisfaction With Burju Perez

Burju Perez’s philosophy is simple — shoes should look great and feel even better. Perez, a former internationally competitive salsa dancer, understands the dilemma facing women on the dance floor. Too often they must choose between gorgeous shoes that are too painful to dance in and pairs that are uninviting but functional. Like many women,… Read More

Liz Michalski

Summer on a Roll

You Won’t Have to Search Far and Wide to Get Your Lobster Fix This Season Nothing says “summer” in New England like a lobster roll. Rich, buttery meat, the barest kiss of mayonnaise, a toasted or grilled bun — it’s not just a Northeast icon, it’s delicious. Between 14 million and 16 million pounds of lobster… Read More

Liz Michalski

Polish Pride

Of all the seasons, it’s spring that most reminds me of my grandmother. She loved bulbs and flowers and any growing thing, and Easter was her favorite holiday. Born in America, she proudly kept the Polish traditions of her mother, who came to this country after World War I. Growing up, I thought everyone had… Read More

Liz Michalski
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