WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Linda Sharkey will always remember when a young boy named Shakiem took a cannon ball into the pool she attends in her Westborough community. Watching Shakiem, who stayed with the Sharkeys for two weeks every summer for years, jump off off the diving board was a moment Sharkey will never forget.
Each year, thousands of children from disadvantaged areas of New York City come to central Massachusetts and throughout the northeast for one or two weeks as part of the Fresh Air Fund.
Host families live in suburban or rural communities from Virginia to ...