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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Family-Friendly Fun at State Fairs Posted on Aug 29

Family-Friendly Fun at State Fairs

As the summer winds down and we head into fall, exploring one of the upcoming town and county fairs throughout the state is a great family-friendly way to enjoy being outdoors while discovering how agriculture in Massachusetts works. Petting zoos, livestock displays, amusement rides, and   …Continue Reading Family-Friendly Fun at State Fairs

4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts Posted on Aug 27

4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts

  Massachusetts, with its 1,500 miles of coastline and a wide range of industries from manufacturing to high tech, is the perfect place to settle down, start a new career, and experience a slice of what New England has to offer. As you’re unpacking moving   …Continue Reading 4 Things to Know if You’re New to Massachusetts

How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful Posted on Aug 22

How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful

Massachusetts isn’t nicknamed “The Bay State” for nothing. With more than 1,500 miles of coastline, Massachusetts offers a multitude of attractions from sandy beaches to rocky shorelines and bustling harbors. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the beauty in many ways, such as by spending   …Continue Reading How You Can Help Keep Massachusetts’s Coastline Beautiful

5 Ways to Help Manage Stress Posted on Aug 20

5 Ways to Help Manage Stress

   Stress is your body’s natural response to any threat to your emotional or physical well-being. If ignored, stress can develop into more serious physical and mental illnesses such as weight gain, heart problems, anxiety, and depression. It’s important to recognize what factors causes stress   …Continue Reading 5 Ways to Help Manage Stress

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College Posted on Aug 15

Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

Young adults might see college as an opportunity to get a taste of the freedom they’ve been craving, but what might be overlooked is that freedom comes with responsibilities. In college, being responsible doesn’t just mean doing your homework or getting to classes on time,   …Continue Reading Being Responsible for Your Health and Money in College

What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important Posted on Aug 13

What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important

August is National Immunization Awareness Month – An annual effort to highlight the importance of immunization and disease control efforts in the United States. Coughing and sneezing, nausea and fatigue; these symptoms accompany various illnesses and can really put a damper on your day. For   …Continue Reading What you should Know about Immunizations and Why they’re Important

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents Posted on Aug 8

The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents

The end of the summer is approaching, which means that the start of classes for elementary and secondary schools is almost here. Whether you’re sending your children off to school for the first time or a seasoned pro at packing lunches and getting them to   …Continue Reading The Stress-Free Back to School Checklist for Parents

Think Local! 7 Reasons Why Supporting Local Business is Good for Your Community Posted on Aug 6

Think Local!  7 Reasons Why Supporting Local Business is Good for Your Community

In lean times, consumers pinch pennies and eliminate most luxuries. From cutting back on extras to more prudent spending and budgeting, people inject a degree of caution into their financial habits. In such a volatile environment, smaller, local businesses count on your patronage in order   …Continue Reading Think Local! 7 Reasons Why Supporting Local Business is Good for Your Community

8 Tips to Stay Cool While Saving Energy and Money Posted on Aug 1

8 Tips to Stay Cool While Saving Energy and Money

Everybody likes saving money, but it can be difficult to reduce one’s electric bill while battling the heat we’ve experienced thus far this summer. After all, it can be tempting to blast the air conditioner and turn your house into an icebox to escape the   …Continue Reading 8 Tips to Stay Cool While Saving Energy and Money