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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...
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...
A tank demonstration weekend will be held August 13-14 at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson.

Hudson museum offers a unique, immersive historical experience

By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer HUDSON - If you are looking for a genuine interaction with history, be sure to visit the American Heritage Museum...
After you cross the Charles River, Moody Street offers a wide diversity of eateries on the city’s “Restaurant Row.”

Find time to enjoy the charms of the ‘Watch City’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer Waltham - “Watch City” is a common nickname for Waltham. It can be traced to the industry that started here...
Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester draws about 35,000 visitors a year. Photo/Carin MacNamara

One of world’s best-known castles is found in Gloucester

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer GLOUCESTER - Yearn to visit a castle? Go to Europe. Or stay in the United States. California has the famous...
The city of Lowell is celebrating the centennial this year of writer Jack Kerouac, perhaps its most notable native son. Photo/Tom Palumbo

The road ended where it began for ‘The father of the Beats’

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer LOWELL - Whether or not they have read his books, a must-stop for many visitors to this city is the...
Rick Grobe closed his antiques store in Essex, but still visits homes in his 1937 Chevy panel truck to buy items he sells online. Photo/Submitted

Essex and Ipswich remain havens for antiques lovers

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer ESSEX - The small town of Essex, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is renowned for its 19th century shipbuilding...
The Berkshire Botanical Garden goal is to plant for pollinators and supply habitat for insects such as bumblebees and butterflies.

Berkshire Botanical Garden showcases regional plants, serves as educational resource

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  STOCKBRIDGE - When the weather warms and you’re eager for an outdoor excursion, it’s prime time to trek west into...
The Boston Pops concert on the Esplanade is one of the city’s most popular Independence Day traditions. Photo/Garrett A. Wollman

Fabulous Fourth of July celebrations in Massachusetts

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION – As the birthplace of our nation, Massachusetts is steeped in patriotic pride. The Independence Day celebrations across the...
The Boston Public Garden’s famous swan boats have been run by the same family since their inception nearly a century and a half ago.

The fairy tale continues with Boston’s famed swan boats

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOSTON - The Boston Public Garden’s famous swan boats are back to normal. The Paget family, which owns the venerable...