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  • Self-guided tour of Vermont maple sugarhouses and art havens – a gift from VT Arts Council

      Vermont Arts Council has created a fabulous web page that guides you on a tour of Vermont maple farms along with nearby galleries and other places to enjoy Vermont art – murals, sculptures and...

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  • Top Weekend Events, March 22-24 – Middle Eastern Drumming, Brewers Fest, “Phantom,” Harlem Globetrotters

    Kattam and His Tam Tams at the Strand, Rockland, Maine March 22 Percussionist Kattam invites you to a rhythmic and soul-stirring exploration of Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm,...

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  • St. Joseph’s Day is tomorrow, March 19 — Order your zeppoles now!

    St. Patrick’s Day revelries are behind us, but you are advised to digest quickly, because St. Joseph’s Day is tomorrow, March 19, and the celebratory cuisine for this Italian feast is the zeppole....

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  • New Hampshire diners serve the classics, with all the maple syrup you can handle

    New Hampshire is a rugged and beautiful state, with lots of outdoor activities, from the southeastern beaches to the lofty White Mountains. That means your body needs fuel for the day, and you...

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  • Maple season is here: Visit a sugarbush to watch syrup making or find an old-time diner and yell “pancakes!”

    Let’s enjoy maple season in all the ways New England provides. Closest and easiest, maybe, is a trip to an old-fashioned diner for pancakes and syrup (see below). If you want to travel farther...

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  • Revolutionary Women Tours of the Freedom Trail

    If you want to reach deep and feel the inner life of the people who made the American Revolution, place yourself for an afternoon in the hands of the guides on Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, a...

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  • This week is the time to indulge in corned beef and cabbage at Irish pubs and restaurants in New England

    All of you who love traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage (sometimes called “New England boiled dinner”) – this is the week to pig out at Irish pubs and restaurants throughout New England....

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  • Best Weekend Events March 8-10: Sketch comedy, beer and maple, Zydeco music, Celtic harp

      Stealing From Work Sketch Victims Unit Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT March 8 Stealing from Work is back with fresh sketch comedy. Six actors play over 60 characters in hilarious sketches...

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  • St. Patrick’s Celebrations are well underway: parades, music, dance, dinners

    Find a St. Patrick’s celebration to bring Irish good cheer into your heart: Massachusetts   St. Patrick’s Festival at Harpoon Brewery in Boston — March 8-9 This is a full weekend of beer tasting,...

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  • Enjoy maple season and spring fun on historic Massachusetts farms: Chestnut Hill, Bryant Homestead, Crane Estate

      Trustees of Reservations, a fine organization that preserves historic homes and farms, and hosts lots of fun times for all of us, hosts maple and springtime fun at three revered Massachusetts...

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  • It’s March! Find your new favorite watering hole from our list of Top 10 Irish Pubs in New England

    Connecticut — Harp & Hound in Mystic This small, homey pub on a side street off the main road through Mystic is always a fund stop. The pub was established in 2002 by Leo Roche, from Limerick,...

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  • Best Weekend Events March 1-3: Mardi Gras Parties, Magic, Dr. Seuss, Mandolins and Circus Acts

      March Mandolin Festival Stone Church, Newmarket, NH March 1-3 The mandolin festival includes two days of workshops at Concord Community Music School and two concerts by world-class musicians....

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  • Shelburne Farms in VT invites adults and kids for a month of sheep shearing, wool play, and maple harvesting

      Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont, is a regional treasure of outdoor family fun and education about the farms that nourish us. March and April and filled with sheep-shearing and wool...

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  • Best Weekend Events Feb. 22-24: Bollywood Dance, Yes Tribute, Mardi Gras and Oscar Parties

    South Asian Showdown John Hancock Hall, Boston, MA Feb. 23 Bollywood and South Asian Fusion dance teams compete at South Asian dance. These dance forms makeup some of the most popular dance forms...

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  • Best Weekend Events, Feb. 15-18: Wine tasting, jazz cruise, winter on the farm, eagle watch on the river

    Brattleboro Winter Carnival Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro, VT Feb. 16-24 This cool Vermont town hosts nine days of events for all ages: junior Olympics, a pancake breakfast, children’s cooking...

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  • Feeling glum? Valentine’s Day shopping pressure? Here’s the answer: chocolate!!

    Chocolate is good for us in all times and all places, but we know it’s now February, and Valentine’s Day is upon us. Look below for some of the best chocolate makers in New England. More will be...

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  • Learn to love February in Mount Washington Valley, NH — Inn-to-Inn Chocolate Tour, Chili Challenge, lots of skiiing

    Love to ski? Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire has seven alpine and six Nordic skiing and snowshoe centers to choose from and some of the best conditions ever! Love to eat? The 30th Annual...

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  • Valentine’s weekend fun in New England: Flamenco guitar, snowshoe scavenger hunt, dining pleasure, and more

      Valentine’s Day with Flamenco Guitarist Juanito Pascual – Feb. 14 Cabot, Beverly, MA Nuevo flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual celebrates this Valentine’s Day evening at The Cabot along with the...

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  • Find tons of indoor & outdoor fun for kids on February school vacation: animal tracks, laser shows, American Girl, LEGO building

    Wildquest Winter Camp at Prescott Farm Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH Many natural wonders are at work in the quiet days of winter. Activities,...

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  • Best Weekend Events Feb. 8-10: Toboggan races, murder mystery, sleigh rides, blues dance party

    Fire & Ice Winter Valentine’s Festival Main Street, Putnam, CT, on February 9 Enjoy an afternoon and evening strolling this pretty Connecticut town and watching skilled ice carvers and fire...

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