Ernie “The Bee” keeps on playing in Weston

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Twice a week for the past several years, Ernie “The Bee” Bilodeau of Waltham has driven his adult son Joey, who has Down syndrome, to get a strawberry frosted donut. While passing by Sunrise Senior Living at Weston on his usual route, the 72-year-old often thought to himself that the assisted living residence “looks like a place that needs a piano player.” Two years after he inquired about volunteering, Bilodeau has celebrated his 85th performance, which always ends with a sing-along.

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Lisa Robb of Acton was recently presented with the Acton-Boxborough United Way Volunteer of the Year Award.

Several local artists are participating in a group show by MassWax, the Massachusetts chapter of International Encaustic Artists, at the Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery in Cambridge from Aug. 23 through Oct. 6.

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