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The Flyer Comet wooden roller coaster was one of Whalom Park’s best-known rides.

Whalom Park in Lunenburg promised “a whale of a time”

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer LUNENBURG - It may not have grown into a theme park empire like Disney or branched into 27 parks across...
Rocker turned criminal Myles Connor, shown here in a 2012 mug shot, is the subject of a new documentary.

Rocker and art thief Myles Connor’s wild past immortalized in film

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer REGION - The story of Boston rocker turned convicted criminal Myles Connor joins the ranks of notorious figures who have...
The Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport, R.I. is a unique place to stay for the adventurous traveler.

A coastal gem awaits visitors to Newport, Rhode Island

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer NEWPORT, R.I. - Sweeping, ornate lawns cut by graceful driveways leading to architecturally impressive porticos attached to massive mansions. Welcome...
The Durgin-Park restaurant at Boston’s Faneuil Hall marketplace served Yankee comfort food with a side of sassy attitude for nearly 200 years.

Nothing said Yankee comfort food like Durgin-Park

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer The Durgin-Park restaurant at Boston’s Faneuil Hall marketplace served Yankee comfort food with a side of sassy attitude for...
Perhaps no other symbol is more recognizable or beloved by Bostonians than the Citgo sign situated on the roof of a six-story building in Kenmore Square. Photo/Wikimedia Commons

Citgo sign is a beloved symbol of Boston

By Colin McCandless Contributing Writer BOSTON - Perhaps no other symbol is more recognizable or beloved by Bostonians than the Citgo sign situated on the roof...
The colorful Strawberries Records & Tapes logo not only adorned its storefronts and shopping bags, but was also imprinted on t-shirts sold in the stores.

Strawberries Records & Tapes was the perfect pick for sweet music

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer   REGION - Streaming a song or two can be done quickly and easily. But for some hardcore music fans, nothing...

Sudbury’s Wayside Inn is still attracting visitors centuries later

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  SUDBURY - The Wayside Inn in Sudbury isn’t your typical accommodation. Believed to be one of the oldest inns in...
“Open and grounded, that’s how we should walk in the world,” says yoga teacher Mary Green of Milford. Photo/Submitted

Milford engineer turns to the yoga mat for encore career

By Deborah Burke Henderson, Contributing Writer MILFORD – For the average person, it might seem a stretch to move from educational training and professional work...
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 25-mile paved bike and accessible walking path that runs from South Dennis to Wellfleet. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Enjoy hiking trails in Massachusetts for every fitness level

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Walking, one of the easiest and best exercises for every age and ability, is the perfect way to...
A 1978 advertisement for the Boston TV show “Candlepins for Cash” with its host Bob Gamere.

‘Candlepins for Cash’ was a strike for Boston area television viewers

By Sharon Oliver, Contributing Writer BOSTON - When “Candlepins for Cash” made its debut on television station WHDH in 1973, Bay Staters quickly embraced the...