Village14 regular and former TAB editor Gail Spector is writing a book about the legendary locals of Newton for Arcadia Publishing.  Arcadia are the folks who publish those sepia tinged books of historic photos from individual towns.  Their newer Legendary Local series are books about the unique individuals past and present that have had a lasting impact on their community.

Gail’s doing research at the moment, and looking for your nominations, stories, photos of any people that you think should be included.  Who are Newton’s legendary locals? Who are the people that define the city?  Who are the most interesting characters?  Who has left their mark on the city?   She’s mostly interested in folks from the last 50 years but will also be including older historic figures as well.

Send them to [email protected] or better yet, just post them below.  I’ll start it off, with one of the most obvious local legends.



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