Sun Sampler: A healthy portion of our freshest good stuff

With in-depth reporting, intricate storytelling and thoughtful perspectives we have striven to create a menu that accentuates the best of Worcester and its surrounding communities. Something you didn’t know yesterday that makes you think about tomorrow. The places you’ll want to go. Real folks with incredible stories, who we think you’d want to meet.

In this issue, April 17-23

DJs, and fishermen and eminent domain — oh my! That’s right, we’re jam-packed with another new business venture, a much-needed cleanup effort at Bell Pond, some insight into a far- (some may say over-) reaching plan for downtown, thoughts on tag days, and a big week for Giselle Rivera-Flores in her quest to launch a Pleasant Street tutoring center.

Sun Shine: A daughter of Vernon Hill, St. Vincent

Jully Khattar is a confident, accomplished woman.

Jully, with her dog Trixie LuLu, a Havanese

Courtesy Jully Khattar

Jully, with her dog Trixie LuLu, a Havanese

She has her real estate broker’s license, a solid job, and is known as a prolific advocate and fundraiser for agencies who serve families dealing with chronically debilitating maladies. She has a long-time girlfriend and lives in a relatively peaceful and leafy corner of the city.

An award-winning volunteer and community leader with a dog named Trixie LuLu, indeed, she would seem the picture of serenity.

Except, creeping up on her 30th birthday, Jully still lives with her parents, is relegated to the first floor and needs help to walk. Oh, and she missed last summer.

Like most stories, you have to start at the beginning.