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Take your Tastebuds on a Trip

What do tabbouleh, veg biryani, and salt cod have in common? They all can be found at authentic ethnic markets on the South Coast. Read more

Feb 26, 2018 8:52 PM Coastal Mags

Take these four easy steps to keep the weight off this holiday season. Read more

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Taking a vacant historic storefront that had been abandoned and turning it into a modern center was no easy task. Read more

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East Beach - Horseneck

Westport Historical Society

It's time to hit the beach, and Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport is the place to go. At 816 acres, you can easily find a spot to just chill, stare out across Rhode Island Sound, and recuperate from the crazy stop-and-go winter. Read more

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With a good tail wind they can fly 80 mph, these amazing creatures who can find their way home without a map or GPS, even when released 600 miles away: pigeons. But not the kind you see pecking about on the sidewalk. Specifically, Racing Homers. Read more

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...with a little advance planning, you can go from Swansea to the Cape! ...One advantage to taking the Connection is being able to watch the scenery instead of focusing on the road or traffic. It's amazing how much you miss when you're driving. Read more

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Plant too early, a heavy frost will destroy your efforts. Too late, and your flowers may not bloom or your fruit ripen. Read more

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"We're in an economic time where there are a lot of people making it, but close to struggling. There have to be a lot of different solutions for a lot of different people." Read more

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There are 1.5 million older adults that are now 60 years old and older in Massachusetts. By 2020, they will make up 24% of the state's population. By 2035, older adults will make up almost 35% of the population. Read more

Prime Times

"The most important thing to know about Hanukkah is that it is one of the least important of the holidays," said Rabbi Raphael J. Kanter of the Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford. Hanukkah begins on Dec. 6th. Read more

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A Vegan's Thanksgiving Story Read more

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It's more than just people dancing in a line, but it starts there. It's a series of choreographed steps that require coordination and focus. A dance is said to have "walls" or the number of directions that the dancers face as they go through the set. Read more

Prime Times

Whether you've been out leaf-peeping or just enjoying a gorgeous fall day, here are three great South Coast restaurants ideal for a relaxing, special dining experience. Read more

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Our national museum, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is always free. And on September 26, they want you to visit a local museum–on them! Read more

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Their first project was to conduct streetscape audits and talk to city departments about improvements needed to make the streets safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Read more

Prime Times

Learn how to oil paint in just six weeks. Stop by the Buttonwood Senior Center in New Bedford any Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m. and you’ll find freelance illustrator Ryan Santos teaching the Traditional Oil Painting class. Read more

Prime Times

On June 20, an expected 300 swimmers will make the one-mile crossing at the mouth of the Acushnet River, swimming from Smuggler’s Cove to Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation in Fairhaven. Read more

The Insider

A Brief History of PCBs in New Bedford Harbor Read more

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The state estimates a 10% reduction in energy costs of shaded homes in the summer. Long-term, that will amount to a $230 cost savings per year per home. This winter left behind more than memories of unrelenting snowstorms. Read more

Prime Times

If you've ever watched people standing on a surfboard and paddling, you know what's SUP: standing up paddleboarding. Read more

The Insider

Take your Tastebuds on a Trip

What do tabbouleh, veg biryani, and salt cod have in common? They all can be found at authentic ethnic markets on the South Coast. Read more

Feb 26, 2018 8:52 PM Coastal Mags

Taking a vacant historic storefront that had been abandoned and turning it into a modern center was no easy task. Read more

The Insider

With a good tail wind they can fly 80 mph, these amazing creatures who can find their way home without a map or GPS, even when released 600 miles away: pigeons. But not the kind you see pecking about on the sidewalk. Specifically, Racing Homers. Read more

The Insider

...with a little advance planning, you can go from Swansea to the Cape! ...One advantage to taking the Connection is being able to watch the scenery instead of focusing on the road or traffic. It's amazing how much you miss when you're driving. Read more

Prime Times

"The most important thing to know about Hanukkah is that it is one of the least important of the holidays," said Rabbi Raphael J. Kanter of the Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford. Hanukkah begins on Dec. 6th. Read more

The Insider

A Vegan's Thanksgiving Story Read more

The Insider

It's more than just people dancing in a line, but it starts there. It's a series of choreographed steps that require coordination and focus. A dance is said to have "walls" or the number of directions that the dancers face as they go through the set. Read more

Prime Times

Our national museum, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., is always free. And on September 26, they want you to visit a local museum–on them! Read more

The Insider

Their first project was to conduct streetscape audits and talk to city departments about improvements needed to make the streets safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Read more

Prime Times

Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, both pianists with international acclaim, have anchored Cranberry Coast Concerts for 10 years. Read more

The Insider

Learn how to oil paint in just six weeks. Stop by the Buttonwood Senior Center in New Bedford any Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m. and you’ll find freelance illustrator Ryan Santos teaching the Traditional Oil Painting class. Read more

Prime Times

A Brief History of PCBs in New Bedford Harbor Read more

The Insider

The state estimates a 10% reduction in energy costs of shaded homes in the summer. Long-term, that will amount to a $230 cost savings per year per home. This winter left behind more than memories of unrelenting snowstorms. Read more

Prime Times

In November, I go out to gather the last of the wildflowers and wild grasses to bring in for a late fall bouquet in shades of gold, orange and brown. Unlike a summer bouquet, it needs no water—everything is already dried on the stalk when I pick them Read more

, Home & Garden

The Center for Disease Control recommends 150 minutes of physical education per week for adults and one hour a day for children under 12. Unfortunately, many children do not get even this minimum activity level. Read more

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When my sister Karen got shingles last month, she became the unofficial spokesperson for Zostavax, the shingles vaccine. Starting with her husband Marty, she has begun a one-woman campaign for getting the vaccine instead of getting shingles. Read more

Prime Times

The elderly woman at the yard sale seemed desperate to talk to someone. A casual conversation turned into a discussion of her husband’s prostate cancer. Although he had survived, it was clear she was still reeling from it, because... Read more

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What is it about the New Year that makes us want to try to get in shape again? The idea of starting with a fresh slate? of wanting to shed some of those holiday pounds? or the nagging thought that Spring is just a Read more

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