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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 27

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

From all-day festivals in Pioneer Valley to breathtaking firework displays on the Charles River, New Year’s Eve is an exciting and fun holiday in Massachusetts. Friends and family gather to mark the turning of the calendar in one of the most festive celebrations of the   …Continue Reading Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

4 Tips for Donating to Charities Posted on Dec 24

4 Tips for Donating to Charities

Lending a helping hand to someone in need is a great way to pay it forward for the small comforts in your own life—a roof over your head, food on the table, and your loved ones around you. You can help those less fortunate by donating to one   …Continue Reading 4 Tips for Donating to Charities

Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 22

Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts

Animal homelessness is an ongoing concern in Massachusetts. The Division of Animal Health offers programs and services that work to protect and control the number of homeless animals. The state hopes to bring this issue to light by spreading awareness and sharing information on the   …Continue Reading Preventing Animal Homelessness in Massachusetts

Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 18

Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts

Volunteering can be a satisfying and worthwhile experience for everyone. Donating your time, talent, and effort are small ways to make a significant difference in your community. Many volunteer opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts that enable you to get involved in your community and improve the   …Continue Reading Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts

Safe Toys and Gifts for Children Posted on Dec 17

Safe Toys and Gifts for Children

Children love receiving gifts and presents year-round, and the excitement that comes from unwrapping a gift can fill a house with joy. While toys are meant to be fun and entertaining, they can pose several safety risks. In 2014 there were approximately 251,800 toy-related injuries,   …Continue Reading Safe Toys and Gifts for Children

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 9

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter is the time for sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace, holiday feasts, caroling around the neighborhood, and strolling around a winter market with family or friends. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) offer a variety   …Continue Reading Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts