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  • Round up the kids and go out to eat: New England has lots of family friendly restaurants

    Get out to eat with your kids; it’s fun!  Try these family-welcoming eateries across New England: American Flatbread, 115 St. Paul Street, Burlington, VT — American Flatbread restaurants serve...

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  • Best weekend events May 17-19: Indian Art in Maine, food trucks and oysters in Newport, Renaissance Fair, bird migrations

    Abbe Museum Indian Market on May 17- 20 at Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME — This American Indian art market will feature Native artists from Maine and the Northeast, along with a preview party, film...

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  • Boston Freedom Trail braces for a re-appearance of British Redcoats this summer

    If you have even wanted to see a British Changing of the Guard, you no longer need to hop the pond and present yourself outside Buckingham Palace in London. In the 1770s and earlier, hundreds of...

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  • Best waterfront dining in New England — From fancy & formal to picnic tables by a crab shack. All with glorious water views

    Terrace Grille at Bar Harbor Inn, 1 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine — You find the Terrace Grille by sighting its big yellow umbrellas at the end of West Street in downtown Bar Harbor. Once you...

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  • Best weekend events May 10-12: String quartet in the Pines, Portland mystery tours, scrimshaw, evening snacks!

    Beauty of Strings Concert on May 12 at Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH — The concert by Cuatro Puntos will feature chamber music for strings. The concert will open with Maurice Ravel’s famous...

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  • British Motorcar Festival brings British good cheer to Colt State Park in June

    By Michael F. Gaetano, event organizer Just about a month before Bristol celebrates America’s break from England with the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the country, the town will celebrate...

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  • Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends, frosty margaritas, spicy Tex-Mex food — in New England!

    Cinco de Mayo is this weekend! Here is a menu of great places in New England to gather with friends and enjoy Tex-Mex food lubricated with margaritas. Vermont Three Stones Mexican Mayan Cocina,...

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  • May has sprung and the festival season is upon us: Discover sea music; taste fiddleheads; launch ducks

    Below are some of the fun outdoor festivals coming up in May. Keep watching this blog; we’ll post a roundup of the best fairs and festivals at the start of each month, or visit our Events and...

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  • Shake off routine: indulge in a lavish meal at a fine-dining establishment (note: Mother’s Day is coming!)

    Going out for an evening of very upscale, fine dining is an occasional treat that we all need. One occasion coming up soon, as a matter of fact, is Mother’s Day, which usually means that advance...

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  • Saint-Gaudens Site in Cornish: Heart-rending sculpture and gardens, with side trips to Hanover, NH, and Windsor, VT

    Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish New Hampshire is one of those charmed New England places where visitors with all kinds of different tastes can touch many pleasures at one location...

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  • Best New England Weekend Events April 20-21 – Archery, Crafts, N’Awlins Music & Dance, Romance!

    WaterFire Art & Craft Festival at WaterFire Arts Center, Providence, RI, on April 20 — Join WaterFire for a pre-season indoor arts and craft festival at the WaterFire Arts Center in the Valley...

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  • Celebrate Earth Day with a tasty, flavorful meal at an Earth-loving vegetarian restaurant

    April 22 is Earth Day and we can think of no better way to celebrate it than to enjoy a vegetarian lunch or dinner. The New England vegetarian restaurants below get high marks for delicious...

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  • New outdoor gathering space — the Anchor — to open May 1 at Shipyard Park in Charlestown, MA

    Fun news in the wind about a new outdoor spot near Boston for socializing and enjoying the summer. The Anchor and Navy Yard Commons, opening May 1, will be located at the Charlestown Navy Yard’s...

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  • Newport Arboretum Week 2019 celebrates city’s old, grand and diverse collections of trees

    Newport Arboretum Week is coming April 22-28, with many events that invite the public to meet, understand, and appreciate this historic city’s magnificent arboretums. According to the Newport Tree...

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  • Easter eggs … eggs … now we are thinking about the pleasures of brunch on the weekend!

    Easter is coming on April 21, and – blame alliteration here – that makes us think of eggs. Are you ready to enjoy a delightful, relaxed weekend brunch? Here is a selection of some of the best...

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  • Best Weekend Events April 12-14: Daffodils, Revolutionaries, Jazz Party, Egg Hunts & Stomp!

    Denison Daffodil Festival at Denison Homestead, Mystic, CT, on April 13 — Enjoy tours of the homestead and thousands of beautiful daffodils at this wooded property near Mystic. There will be an...

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  • Easter Egg Hunts 2019 – Find egg hunts and train rides with The Bunny in Connecticut

    Lots of Connecticut towns – along with railway and trolley museums – welcome kids and parents for Easter egg hunts and excursion rides this month. Parents, scan the list below; the hunt is already...

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  • “Maine: The Painted State” — Glorious images of Maine on display at Greenhut Galleries, Portland

      Greenhut Galleries at 146 Middle Street, Portland, has a wonderful exhibit, “Maine: the Painted State” on view through the April 27. Some of Maine’s best artists show the grand, visual sweep of...

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  • ArtWeek 2019 in Massachusetts: Scratch your artistic itch, at short, fun workshops with experts

    ArtWeek 2019 in Massachusetts — held April 26 to May 5, 2019 — is art-immersion fun for anyone with a sense of adventure. ArtWeek presents unexpected experiences that are participatory,...

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  • For filling comfort, there is nothing like noodles, ramen, and the broth to go with it

    In our world, any time is carb-loading time, but let’s just say we are building ourselves up for all that spring yard cleanup that’s right around the corner. Luckily, Asian-style noodle and ramen...

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