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A display of spoons in progress show the various stages from block of wood to finished product. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Discover the art of spoon carving

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - When you find a small, beautiful block of wood, is your first thought―that would make a great spoon?...
The Lizzie Borden House in Fall River is both a bed-and-breakfast and a museum. Photo/Frank C. Grace (Courtesy of Lizzie Borden Museum Facebook page)

Unusual museums make for some offbeat outings

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - Massachusetts, in part because of its long-standing history, has long been a bastion of significant and important museums....
The Forest Hills Cemetery offers a mixture of history, art, and beautiful landscapes. Photo/Billie-Jo Gauley

Boston’s Forest Hills Cemetery a fascinating destination for history, landscape, and art

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer BOSTON - It certainly can’t be denied that the mountains might be the place to go on a fall day...
The monument commemorating the black Union soldiers of the 54th Regiment by Augustus Saint-Gaudens is regarded as a masterpiece.

Black Heritage Trail highlights how Boston became an abolition hotbed

By David Wilkening Contributing Writer BOSTON - Sure sounds like a movie: Starting out, an enslaved couple, Lewis and Harriet Hayden escape from Kentucky. They turn...
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg, who has published almost forty books, lived in Massachusetts for twenty years before moving to the Midwest. Photo/Submitted

Bestselling novelist relishes the years she spent living in Massachusetts

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - While New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg has published almost forty books, she admits to having a...
The Old Manse in Concord witnessed the beginning of the American Revolution, the lives of great 19th century American writers, and the beginnings of the transcendentalism movement.

The Old Manse in Concord was home to some of town’s most famous residents

 By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer CONCORD - The modest-looking house would been famous just for its location: on the banks of the Concord River, just...

Janis Joplin’s last concert was in Boston

By Brett Peruzzi, Managing Editor BOSTON – Less than two months before her death from a heroin overdose at age 27, raspy-voiced rock singer Janis Joplin...
Red Sox great David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July. Photo/Milo Stewart/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Cooperstown beckons with the National Baseball Hall of Fame

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Baseball, our beloved national pastime, springs to life just a few hours’ drive from Central Massachusetts. Cooperstown is...
“Hadestown” will amaze the audience with its music and acting in spring 2023. Photo/Submitted

The Hanover Theatre brings Broadway and more to Worcester

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer WORCESTER - Broadway musicals, comedy, magic, favorite family holiday shows, and more. The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing...
Participation from two- to three-month-old baby goats add a fun dimension to yoga classes. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Goat yoga on a farm makes for an adventurous getaway

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer SOUTH NEW BERLIN, NEW YORK - The stillness of morning and a lulling background of cheerful chirping is disturbed by...