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Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 9

Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts

On Nov. 11, Massachusetts honors the estimated 380,000 veterans living in the Commonwealth, as well as those who’ve served across the country. Veterans Day is a time to publicly recognize the bravery and sacrifices of active duty and retired military members and their families. Learn   …Continue Reading Commemorate Veterans Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 23

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution happened, Massachusetts is a special place to celebrate the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking for a free event for the family or a way to give back to America’s   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Massachusetts Posted on May 31

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Massachusetts

A rainbow flag — the symbol of LGBTQ pride and diversity — will fly over Fenway Park for the first time ever in June as Massachusetts residents come together to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The flag-raising is part of Pride   …Continue Reading Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Massachusetts

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend Posted on Feb 9

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

George Washington’s Birthday is observed on the third Monday in February every year. According to the National Archives, Congress declared it a legal holiday in 1879 after years of unofficial celebrations to honor our first commander in chief. For many Americans, the holiday has become   …Continue Reading 3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day Posted on Jan 12

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”  —  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From his sermons as a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached the importance of love, tolerance, and service. With   …Continue Reading How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

New Year’s Eve Safety Posted on Dec 26

New Year’s Eve Safety

Whether you’re in the Berkshires, Boston, or somewhere in between, New Year’s Eve celebrations and events can be found across Massachusetts. While the holiday offers us a chance to ring in 2016 with friends, family, and fun, there are a few safety tips everyone should   …Continue Reading New Year’s Eve Safety

Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families Posted on Dec 10

Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families

Volunteering as a family is a chance to build strong personal ties and support your local community. Whether you’re looking for an ongoing commitment or a small way you can give back, there are a variety of ways for your family to donate or volunteer.   …Continue Reading Volunteer & Donating Opportunities for Families

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets Posted on Dec 8

Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. You might be surprised, but the winter season is full of local, nutritious, and delicious food, and we at MassGrown are thrilled that Bay State farmers   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Season at Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets

Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season Posted on Nov 24

Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday season underway, knowing your rights as a consumer might be just as important as knowing where to get the best deals. The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR) and the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) provide important tips about consumer protection,   …Continue Reading Six Tips for a Safe & Successful Holiday Shopping Season

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 19

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, families across Massachusetts come together to give thanks and share a great meal. But all the hustle and bustle of this joyous holiday can also pose some serious risks. More fires at home occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.   …Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving