Martha Schwope, one of the regulars in the year-round Walden swim community.

They’ll swim until the ice pushes them out

January 4, 2023
Marathon swimmer Natalie Lang can be found training at Walden Pond most weekends year-round until the pond freezes “I’ll get ice cream headaches for a chunk of time,” Lang said of swimming
Helen’s granddaughters, sisters Nancy Prendergast, left, and Sue Wardwell

A tradition of family and food at Helen’s

December 15, 2022
The aroma of good cooking drifts down the sidewalk, luring patrons into Helen’s, a restaurant off Monument Square. A bowed multi-paned window extends across the front of the dining room revealing booths,