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Lakeville Arts & Music Fest 2014 by Richard Baird on October 2nd, 2012

On the grounds surrounding the Lakeville Public Library, vendor tents and the entertainment stage created a beautiful setting for the many people that enjoyed this small festival. Although it had a very local feel, the artisans displaying their crafts traveled distances to be there and…

Bridgewater AutumnFest 2014 by Richard Baird on October 2nd, 2012

In the midst of a stormy couple days and the threat of rain on Saturday the 29th, Nick P. and the board decided to keep the AutumnFest outside and the people agreed. A large turnout enjoyed the cool but dry day with lots of vendors,…

Rodman Ride for Kids by Richard Baird on October 2nd, 2012

The Rodman Ride for Kids raised over $5.9 million under cloudy, and sometimes rainy skies Saturday, Sep. 29. But the enthusiasm and desire to make a difference was still evident in those riding. These are photos of the 50-mile ride through Bridgewater around the 33…

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Upcoming events...

November 30 - December 2 (Sunday - Sunday)Quincy

Quincy Christmas Parade and Festival

Quincy Recreation Dept • (617) 376-1394


December 1 (Monday)

Winter Wonderland Rides

Tihonet Village Market

Free wagon ride through cranberry bogs & try to find magical elves hiding in Elf Houses. Hear holiday music, sing carols, view crafts and free goodies for the kids!

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

December 31 (Wednesday)New Bedford

First Night New Bedford

AHA! New Bedford

63 Union Street • (508) 996-8253

New Year's festivities with shows, art displays & fireworks. Family celebration is fun & affordable. Info at New Bedford Visitor Center.

5:00 PM

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From the archives...

Letterboxing: Solving a Mystery by Richard Baird

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Find new places for Hiking/Walking!

Massasoit State ParkTaunton

Middleboro Avenue • (508) 822-7405

Extensive hiking trails. Heavily wooded park with 4 lakes. Map available online.


Freetown-Fall River State ForestAssonet

Slab Bridge Road • (508) 644-5522

50 miles of unpaved roads & trails. Restrooms, historic site.


Copicut WoodsFall River

Indian Town Road • (508) 636-4693

5.4 miles of trails of easy walking. Pass vernal pools, Miller Brook, & abandoned farm settlement. Mile-long Miller Lane, 150-year-old scenic cart path lined on either side by stone walls under canopy of trees


Allens Pond Wildlife SanctuaryWestport

1280 Horseneck Road • (508) 636-2437

1.5 miles of trails along Woodland & Boulder Loops. Rich wetlands, old pasture land, giant boulders, vernal pools.


Nut Island ParkQuincy

147 Sea Avenue • (617) 689-3001

Tiny gem of a National Park. Beautiful views of Boston Harbor Islands. Great fishing.

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