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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

Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens Posted on Jan 9

Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens

Everyone shares concerns about caring for their parents, grandparents, and loved ones as they reach retirement age and beyond. In Massachusetts there are public and private housing options that address seniors’ different needs, from independent living and active senior communities to assisted living, continuing care, and nursing   …Continue Reading Housing Services for Massachusetts Senior Citizens

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm Posted on Dec 13

Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

Use #MAsnow on Twitter for updates on a snow storm’s progress through Massachusetts. As the Massachusetts winter progresses, it’s important that residents understand proper winter storm preparation procedures so they can keep their families and their homes safe during a blizzard or other weather emergency. Winter   …Continue Reading Be Prepared: 12 Steps to Take Before a Winter Storm

Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 10

Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter in Massachusetts provides fabulous snowscapes framed by bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine; although it may be cold outside, the fun is just heating up. When chilly weather arrives, it’s time to dust off snowboards, skies, and sleds; to ensconce oneself in scarves, mittens,   …Continue Reading Outdoor Winter Activities in Massachusetts

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather Posted on Dec 3

10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

Winter in Massachusetts can deliver beautiful, crisp, fresh-air days to enjoy, but it can also distribute heavy amounts of snow via powerful Nor’easters that make driving dangerous. While it’s impossible to expect ideal road conditions year-round, there are safety measures drivers can take to make   …Continue Reading 10 Tips for Driving in Winter Weather

7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun Posted on Nov 21

7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun

Ice skating is a perfect way to get children and adults to sneak some physical activity into their winter routines. Race, spin, slide, and socialize to a healthier lifestyle while having tremendous fun. The good news is that Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ice   …Continue Reading 7 Ice Skating Tips for Winter Fun

Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month Posted on Oct 1

Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month

Do you enjoy the beauty of a painting, the harmony of a musical piece, or the enchantment of a theatrical show? The arts enrich our lives by providing an outlet for self-expression, encouraging creativity and imagination, and fostering self-confidence and self-discipline. Reaching across racial, cultural,   …Continue Reading Highlighting Massachusetts Arts during National Arts and Humanities Month

4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts Posted on Sep 26

4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts

When the cool, crisp fall climate begins to replace the heat and humidity of summer, excitement grows around the seasonal activities that traditionally accompany the color shift in foliage. There seems to be a common love among Massachusetts residents of all things autumn; with comfortable   …Continue Reading 4 Reasons to Love Fall in Massachusetts

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