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A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts Posted on Oct 3

A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts

While the fall months bring cooler temperatures and changing leaves, they also bring a time some sportsmen wait for all year: hunting season for game such as deer, black bear, and wild turkey. Whether you are a seasoned hunter or new to the sport, it’s   …Continue Reading A Guide to Hunting in Massachusetts

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

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying Posted on Sep 24

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or recognized as a critical issue until more recent years. Bullying is a growing problem in the U.S. that has escalated, in some cases, to   …Continue Reading Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid Posted on Sep 19

College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid

With the rising costs of higher education, earning a college degree and getting a good job after graduating can seem daunting. To help residents achieve this goal, Massachusetts provides information and resources to guide students and their families through the process of applying to college   …Continue Reading College Tips for Students and Families: Applying to College and for Financial Aid

National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready? Posted on Sep 17

National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

In the past few years, Massachusetts has seen power outages, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms, blizzards and winter storms, tornados, terrorism, and more. There are a wide range of emergencies and disasters that can happen at any time, and it’s important to be prepared to   …Continue Reading National Emergency Preparedness Month: Are you Ready?

September is Healthy Aging Month Posted on Sep 10

September is Healthy Aging Month

Americans are living longer now than in previous decades, with many people reaching their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans aged 65 or older   …Continue Reading September is Healthy Aging Month

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment Posted on Sep 5

Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

For the millions of Americans struggling every day with drug or alcohol addiction, recovery can seem daunting and even unattainable. President Barack Obama has proclaimed September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to help spread the message that people can and do recover.   …Continue Reading Kick the Addiction – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment

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