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The house’s sunroom has paper chairs, lamps and curtains. Photo/Submitted

Rockport’s ‘Paper House’ has endured for a century

By Sharon Longo, Contributing Writer ROCKPORT – In 1922, Elis F. Stenman decided to build a summer home in Rockport, just minutes from the Atlantic...
A Normandy Farms glamping tent beckons to adventurous guests. Photo/Submitted

‘Glamping’ brings a new dimension to camping experience

By Barbara Hazelden, Contributing Writer REGION - Camping in Massachusetts is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. At one end of the spectrum, back-to-nature purists pitch...
Thousands of flowering bulbs are one of the signs of spring at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Photo/Courtesy of Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden a year-round destination

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOYLSTON - There are many ways to escape colder weather but here’s one that is probably unexpected: A visit to...
This year’s Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum is celebrating 150 years of the garden’s existence and 112 Lilac Sundays. Photo/Courtesy Jon Hetman, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Celebrations welcome spring across Massachusetts

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - It is time to shake off your heavy coat and the overwhelming feeling of cabin fever for warm...
The weathered-looking red fishing shack in Rockport known as “Motif No. 1” has captured the imagination of countless artists. Photo/Richard Correale

There’s more to Rockport than its most famous building

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer ROCKPORT - Artists paint it. Photographers shoot a picture. Everyone else just enjoys a look at it. It’s “Motif No. 1,”...
The statue of legendary politician James Michael Curley, the four-term mayor of Boston, is located right across the street from Boston City Hall. Photo/IrishHeritageTrail.com

Irish Heritage Trail pays tribute to Boston’s largest ethnic group

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer BOSTON - You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day in Boston to celebrate it. You can go any...
The Worcester Art Museum (WAM), with its 38,000 art objects, is a prime reason for the city’s high rating for visitors. Photo/Submitted

Worcester growing as an arts and culture destination

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer WORCESTER  - This city is sometimes derisively known as “Wormtown” and at times with a possibly more dignified designation: “Heart...
New Bedford was once the wealthiest city on the planet, per capita, during its whaling heyday. Now scallops are the catch that its fishing industry focuses on. Photo/Courtesy of New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford tells a whale of a tale

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer NEW BEDFORD - Soon after his latest book was published in 1851, former mariner Herman Melville must have felt like...
Plymouth Rock is where it all began, leading to the first Thanksgiving. Photo/Sandi Barrett

The best places to visit in Massachusetts around Thanksgiving

By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Thanksgiving Day is all about the amazing food, but before you sit down to the hefty holiday dinner...
The Mount, author Edith Wharton’s Lenox estate, was completed in 1902. Photo/Sarah Kenyon

Stepping into the past at the homes of two famous writers

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer Many of the 50,000 visitors a year to what has been termed the “glorious, Gilded Age estate” of famed writer...