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Rooftops Newsletter: Getting the Right Seniors in the Room

The title above has become something of a mantra for us at NFESH in recent months because we realize how essential accomplishing that is– if this nation is serious about significantly reducing, and u…
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Earth Talk: Suitable biodegradable materials

Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable? -- Y.H.Y   Biodegradable plastic is defined …
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Earth Talk: Toxic BPA in cans and storage containers

Dear EarthTalk: Why on earth would cans and other food storage containers contain toxic BPA that can make us sick? Is there any way to avoid it?  M.B. If you like the occasional …
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Earth Talk: Eco-Friendly Mattresses

Dear EarthTalk: I'm in the market for a new mattress after two decades on "old faithful" and I figure it's a good time to go green. What are the options out there these days for eco-friendly …
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Rooftops Newsletter: The Truth That Lies Beneath The Surface

Our last blog post entitled “In the Numbers” took a hard look at demographics and speculated about how the aging of the Millennials and Gen Xers might impact senior hunger rates in the future. Today …
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Rooftops Newsletter: Somebody's Grandmother Is Hungry

Here at NFESH it is not unusual to answer the phone and find a reporter with questions about our senior hunger research on the other end of the line. Typically, those callers cover news beats focused…
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Earth Talk: The danger of hydrophobic chemicals in outdoor products

Dear EarthTalk: Just when I finally purged my kitchen of non-stick cookware due to the risks posed by Teflon, I now learn that my rain jacket and waterproof boots are also putting my health at risk f…
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Obituary: George Sylvia

George Sylvia, 79, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly at home, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  He was born and raised in New Bedford, on June 27, 1938, son of the late Joseph and Laura Theresa (Sy…
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Obituary: Scott L. Bailey

Scott L. Bailey, 53, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, December 11, 2017. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Wilbur Bailey and Jane (Livesley) Margaletta and the late Joseph A…
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Obituary: Jonathan H. "Jon" Deree

Jonathan H. “Jon” Deree, 67, of Fairhaven, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at CareOne at New Bedford after a brief battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Nancy M. (Livesley) Deree to whom…
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Obituary: Neil P. Bramwell

Neil P. Bramwell, 40, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 1, 2017, at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence, RI. Born in New Bedford, son of Brent Bramwell of Fairhaven and Cynthi…
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Obituary: Shirley M. (Tetreault) Perry

Shirley M. (Tetreault) Perry, 69, of Fairhaven, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 19, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in New Bedford.  She was the wife of the late James A. Perry. Born and rai…
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Obituary: Wayne A. Sewall

Wayne A. Sewall, Sr., 75, lifelong area resident, passed a way on Friday, November 17, 2017.  Wayne was born in Stonington ME and was the son of the late Adelbert G. Sewall, Sr. and Charlene G. (McD…
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Obituary: Bertha (Souza) Cabral

Bertha (Souza) Cabral, 94, of Main St., Fairhaven passed away Monday, November 13, 2017, at The Royal of Fairhaven. She was the widow of E. Duke Cabral, Paul A Lefrancois and Frank L. Faria, Sr. Dau…
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Obituary: Warren I. "Butch" Retallic

Warren I. “Butch” Retallic, 77, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Linda D. (Bisaillon) Retallic. Born in Sweickley,…
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