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Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day Posted on May 22

Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

Massachusetts proudly supports and honors military members who have died fighting for our country, and Memorial Day — May 25, 2015 — offers residents of the Commonwealth an opportunity to remember fallen heroes. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) and the Department of   …Continue Reading Honor Massachusetts Veterans This Memorial Day

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

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth Posted on Feb 12

Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Organ transplants have enabled numerous Massachusetts residents to live longer, have more time with their family and friends, and have a better quality of life. However, despite continuing advances in medical technology, the demand for organs is still vastly greater than the supply available for   …Continue Reading Be a Donor: Give Hope to Residents of the Commonwealth

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 27

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

From all-day festivals in Pioneer Valley to breathtaking firework displays on the Charles River, New Year’s Eve is an exciting and fun holiday in Massachusetts. Friends and family gather to mark the turning of the calendar in one of the most festive celebrations of the   …Continue Reading Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely in Massachusetts

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 9

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter is the time for sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace, holiday feasts, caroling around the neighborhood, and strolling around a winter market with family or friends. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) offer a variety   …Continue Reading Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, meaning people across the country will gather together to celebrate with friends and relatives. While getting ready for your Thanksgiving festivities, it’s important to be mindful of safe practices when preparing your holiday meal and making travel plans. The Department of   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home and Travel Safety

Veterans Day Posted on Nov 7

Veterans Day

Americans admire the selflessness, courage, and valor of current and former service members year-round. Veterans Day, however, is an occasion for the nation to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. On Nov. 11, join Massachusetts as we come together to remember and honor   …Continue Reading Veterans Day

Halloween Safety Tips Posted on Oct 24

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a fun time of year for both children and adults. Whether you plan on trick-or-treating under the moonlight or hosting your own spooky haunted house, it’s important to stay safe. With advice and resources from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) you   …Continue Reading Halloween Safety Tips

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month Posted on Jul 8

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Three out of every 10 American adults don’t spend any time outside daily, and of those that do, most spend less than 30 minutes outdoors. Since 1985, the U.S. National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has tried to lower that ratio by celebrating the month   …Continue Reading Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

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

Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July

In 1776, 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 birth of our nation and commemorate those who fought for our freedom. On this day   …Continue Reading Seven Safety Tips for the 4th of July