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Faces Of New Bedford #125: Jen Blum

Meet Jen Blum, 40-year-old esthetician and founder of the Help Save Foundation. Jen, like many women today, was trapped in an abusive relationship for 13 years and nobody had any idea. After mustering the courage, she planned an escape and took her two sons with her. After an unsuccessful attempt …

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Faces Of New Bedford #124: Sara Achorn

Meet Sara Achorn, 18-year-old student and Miss New Bedford. Sara has always been involved in music and singing, starting as early as she can remember. As a teenager, she started training vocally with the mother of Jillian Zucco, the 2016 Miss New Bedford, and was introduced to Jillian at that …

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Faces Of New Bedford #122: Tara Winterhalter

Meet Tara Winterhalter, 31-year-old Leader Master Trainer of Buti Yoga and Owner of Ritual Sweat Society. Tara began dancing competitively at the age of 4 and continued throughout her childhood and teenage years. After completing her degree in Fashion Merchandising at Johnson and Wales, she opened a dancing studio, Motion …

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Faces Of New Bedford #120: Chari Hurley

Meet Chari Hurley, 35-year-old visiting nurse and owner/coach at Southcoast Storm Elite Cheerleading. Chari had been a cheerleader in high school but didn’t much to pursue it afterwards. With the push from her grandmother, she started the BCC Nursing program and graduated in 2009. While in the program, she stared …

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Faces Of New Bedford #118: Thomas Riley

Meet Thomas Riley, 65-year-old Executive Director and Founder of Better Community Living. Tom grew up in a time period where those with developmental disabilities faced a huge stigma from society and were often sent to live in state-funded schools. Upon graduating college with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Social Work and …

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Faces Of New Bedford #117: Chris Johnson

Meet Chris Johnson, 41-year-old Marketing Manager at SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford & SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro. Chris got really interested in cooking during his teens, working at several restaurants and he even ran a café in California for a short period of time. He moved back to Massachusetts and after starting …

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