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The 2014 Boston Marathon Posted on Apr 15

The 2014 Boston Marathon

  The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run on Patriot’s Day, Monday April 21st. This year, 36,000 registered participants – 9,000 more than last year – will run the 26.2-mile course that starts in Hopkinton and passes through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline   …Continue Reading The 2014 Boston Marathon

Celebrating Black History Month Posted on Jan 30

Celebrating Black History Month

Across America, February is recognized as Black History Month – an annual celebration of achievements and advancements by African-Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. Massachusetts communities honor this historic month in a variety of ways: from art exhibits   …Continue Reading Celebrating Black History Month

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Posted on Jan 14

How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Through organized, non-violent and peaceful means, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world by dedicating his life to the pursuit of basic civil rights for all people. He dreamed of a world where people of all races and backgrounds could live, work, and help   …Continue Reading How to Celebrate and Serve on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions Posted on Dec 31

Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions

Many see the new year as an opportunity for self-improvement – “a new year, a new you.” It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make in our lives and a time we resolve to follow through on those changes. However, keeping   …Continue Reading Time to Renew: New Year’s Resolutions

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve Posted on Dec 26

Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2013, many people will be drinking, dancing, and telling stories of days gone by while presenting   …Continue Reading Tips on Staying Safe and Healthy on New Year’s Eve

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely Posted on Dec 24

Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

The holiday season is a time of family gatherings, decorations, traditions, and gift-giving. Many consider it to be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for others the holiday season brings about worry, loneliness, and sadness. That makes it the perfect time to share   …Continue Reading Donating: 3 Tips for Giving Wisely

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly Posted on Dec 17

3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

Make a difference in your community! Volunteering is a great way to be part of something bigger than oneself. It provides the satisfaction of giving back to the community and doing something worthwhile. Many opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts to get involved in communities and improve   …Continue Reading 3 Ways to Volunteer Responsibly

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Posted on Dec 12

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

As the holiday season marches ahead, so does toy shopping for the special children in our lives. There are thousands of toys to choose from and selecting the right one can be a challenge, especially as new toys appear on the shelves every year. Toys   …Continue Reading December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month: 9 Tips to Keep Kids Safe

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips Posted on Nov 27

10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Getting ready to hit the stores on Black Friday? The day after Thanksgiving gives consumers a chance to get a head start on their holiday shopping with dramatic discounts that create some of the best prices of the year. Whether going to the store at   …Continue Reading 10 “Black Friday” Shopping Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips Posted on Nov 25

Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year.  Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips