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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

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

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

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

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

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

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer! Posted on Jul 25

Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Is your summer starting to lose steam? Are your days of lounging by the pool or basking on the beach beginning to blur together? Do you need a new hobby that still provides fun in the sun? Luckily, Massachusetts has a lot to offer; here   …Continue Reading Need Ideas for Outdoor Summer Fun? Massachusetts Has Plenty to Offer!

Paddling Across the Commonwealth Posted on Jul 23

Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Massachusetts is home to a medley of beautiful reservoirs, rivers and bays. You may have even taken your share of walks or hikes along the waterfront to get a better look. But have you experienced the charming wonders of Massachusetts from the water? Canoeing and   …Continue Reading Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 18

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

Summer is the best time to explore the great outdoors, and nothing puts you closer to nature than camping. It’s a fun chance to leave behind the comforts of home and try your hand at roughing it in the wilderness for a few days. Camping   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts