Friday, April 12, 2013
Charlestown Patch shares the stats, stories and training tips of local runners.
The 117th Boston Marathon is coming up on Monday, April 15. As the city prepares to welcome about 20,000 runners and even more spectators, Charlestown Patch will be sharing the stories of some local marathon participants. Got a story to share? We want to hear from you! Fill out our online marathoner form and send a photo to email@example.com to be featured on Charlestown Patch.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The top of Boston's Prudential Tower will go blue tonight as part of the awareness event.
A group of Charlestown residents, joined by others from around Boston, will “shine a light” on lung cancer during an awareness event scheduled today at the Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., Boston. Started five years ago by Amesbury resident Diane Legg, a lung cancer survivor, the Boston Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is one of more than 90 vigils being held across the country as well as in Australia, Egypt and Brazil, according to Charlestown resident and event organizer Julia Gaynor. Other Charlestown residents helping to organize the event include Lauren Digange, Rich Monopoli and Deidre Malloy. “The first vigil was at the State House and it was so successful we moved it to the Prudential Tower, where we were able to turn the top …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Charlestown man uses art as medicine as he copes with cancer.
While Dennis Smith goes to his doctor’s appointments and takes his medicine, he said it’s his paintings that really help him deal with his cancer. “I’m trying to fight it,” Smith said. “The art is keeping me alive. Keeping my spirits up.” And, if painting is his primary medicine, he takes it at a high dosage. During a recent conversation with Charlestown Patch, he said he can count at least 300 paintings in his Walford Way apartment right now—and that doesn’t include the pieces he stores at his sister’s place in New York, or the pieces that he has donated to nursing homes. “I always try to keep two or three extra canvases around,” Smith said. “I can knock out two paintings a day.” Smith said he doesn’t restrict himself to a style or medium…