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Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 30

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution occurred, 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   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 11

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages campgrounds in each region of Massachusetts, making your next outdoor adventure closer than you may think. Find a MassParks campsite in your area by spending a few days hiking, fishing, or simply relaxing with friends and family.   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth Posted on Jun 9

Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Learn about the Commonwealth’s efforts to support the LGBT community through the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth. The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth has worked since 1992 to support the well-being of young   …Continue Reading Information about the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth

Maple Sugaring Season Is Here Posted on Feb 25

Maple Sugaring Season Is Here

It might feel as though winter will never end in Massachusetts, but there’s already one sure sign of an imminent thaw — maple sugaring season. Farmers across the state are getting ready for the warmer days but still-freezing nights that get the sap running, usually   …Continue Reading Maple Sugaring Season Is Here

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts Posted on Feb 13

Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

In 1783, after leading the Continental Army to victory against the British, George Washington made an even bolder move: He gave up power to a grateful Congress. Had he not believed in civilian control of the military and the ideals for which he fought, George   …Continue Reading Celebrating Presidents’ Day in Massachusetts

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure Posted on Jun 27

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

Summer is here and it’s time to venture outside and make the most of the great outdoors. If you’re ready to leave behind the comforts and conveniences of home for a few days and explore the wilderness, camping is a fun activity the entire family   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July Posted on Jun 20

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

This is Mass.Gov’s post for 2014. Click here for our 4th of July 2015 post. In 1775, the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired, marking the beginnings of the American Revolution. Today, Americans take time each year on July 4th to celebrate the   …Continue Reading Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

Saluting Heroes for Memorial Day 2014 in Massachusetts Posted on May 20

Saluting Heroes for Memorial Day 2014 in Massachusetts

First established as Decoration Day to observe the sacrifices of those who fought in the Civil War, Memorial Day has become a national holiday to commemorate all men and women who have served in the American military. While there are many ways to celebrate our   …Continue Reading Saluting Heroes for Memorial Day 2014 in Massachusetts

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 before   …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