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  • Learn about the exotic animals of Australia and help with their rescue

    Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA, celebrate and honor the marvelous animal species of Australia during Australia Day at the zoos on Sunday, January 26. An estimated 500...

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  • The weather is chilly: Bring on the soup!!

    Got soup? We do. Find a fabulous soup restaurant in New England and dive in. It’s good for body and soul! See below. New England Soup Factory at 244 Needham Street in Newton, MA —  This place...

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  • Best Weekend Events Jan 17 to 19– Parades at the ski mountains, comedy, Celtic music, and books

    This is the start of a 3-day weekend for people who have January 20 off work to commemorate the holiday for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Consequently, ski areas are putting on lots of...

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  • Boston: World-class city with endless enchantments: history, nature, art, food, outdoor fun

    Unless you are a skier, winter is prime time to visit and tour New England’s interesting and hospitable cities: Boston, Portland, Providence, New Haven, Burlington, Portsmouth and many others. We...

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  • Here comes the January thaw: get out for a walk!

    It’s going to be absurdly warm (for January) this weekend, and we plan to get OUT for a walk. How about you? Find walking trails in: CT: http://bit.ly/2N9gh5d MA: http://bit.ly/2R8XLLi RI:...

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  • Five New England restaurants shine from Yelp’s list of 100 best eateries in America

    Yelp has named its 100 best places to eat in the United States, including five in New England. Yelp mde the choices by crunching review data and also by consulting its own community managers. Yelp...

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  • Boston Wine Festival: Three months of exceptional food and wine hosted by Boston Harbor Hotel

    Boston Wine Festival 2020 opens January 10 at Boston Harbor Hotel, under the leadership of Chef Daniel Bruce. But, if you cannot be there on that date, take heart: until March 27, the festival...

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  • Mammoth Plymouth Tapestry to tell story of the 1620 arrival of Pilgrims in 120 feet of stitches

    The year 2020 marks 400 years since the English settler known as the Pilgrims stepped ashore at present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, to build a society on the lip of a continent – and facing...

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  • State parks welcome everyone for First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day

    America’s State Parks is offering free, guided #firstdayhikes at state parks across the country. Just click on the website at http://bit.ly/35aDU3s; choose a park near you; and click on the park...

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  • Okemo Valley, Vermont – Snow sports, dining, spas, art and antiques along beautiful route 100

      The Okemo Valley is a cluster of picturesque mountain towns — Ludlow, Chester, Windsor, Grafton, Proctorsville, Plymouth Notch — along or near Route 100, also called Vermont Skiers Highway, in...

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  • Stay for Less at Rhode Island’s Top Hotels During Hotel Week, January 18-31

    Rhode Island’s Hotel Week 2020 is a great opportunity to stay at a very low rate at new, historic and distinguished hotels across the state. During this two-week promotion, January 18-31, 2020,...

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  • Venturing into the pristine outdoors: Appalachian Mountain Club will take you there, without a hitch

      If you love getting out into the beautiful, pristine outdoors – or even if you want to learn to love it – you have no better host and mentor than the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).  AMC has...

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  • Best weekend events: Peace out; Christmas is near. Come hear the music

    The weekend before Christmas is coming up and it is time to chill out. Take some time for quiet entertainment with people who you love to be with. Ideas below: Midwinter Masquerade at the...

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  • Winter fun slips and slides with help from tubes and on sleigh runners

    Everybody knows it: zipping along a firm, slippery crust of snow is fun. Here, we tell you about places in northern New England slide in the best – but different – ways. Tubing is awesome for...

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  • Best weekend events Dec 13-15 – Ballet, wassail, wine, lights, and jingling horses

      Wassail Weekend and Parade in Woodstock, VT, on December 13-15 — Wassail Weekend is a celebration of all the beauty of Christmas that a pristine Vermont village can conjure up. Enjoy twinkling...

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  • Little Women Week in Concord, MA, celebrates “Little Women” author Louisa May Alcott and her home, Orchard House

    The Town of Concord, a Massachusetts city with deep roots in American Revolutionary history and literature, celebrates Little Women Week December 15 to 22, in advance of the December 25 release of...

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  • Cities, town greens and marketplaces hosting Christmas tree lightings soon – joyful outdoor family fun!

    Many cities and towns will be turning on the lights of elegant Christmas trees, usually in public greens or parks or squares, starting soon after Thanksgiving. These happy moments are often...

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  • Best weekend events, Nov 22-24 – Pilgrims on parade, glowing gardens, dazzle at the zoo

    Some of these weekend event forecast the upcoming holiday season; others are just pure fun. Have a great weekend!   America’s Hometown Thanksgiving in Plymouth, MA, on Nov 22-24 —  English...

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  • Ride or drive a real dog sled in northern New England — It’s a winter adventure of a lifetime!

    Here’s a whacky notion to brighten up some winter afternoon: make your way to northern Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont and take a guided dog sled ride. Yes, you can. Dog sled owners welcome you...

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  • North Country New Hampshire: Pure Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure, Warm Welcome

    North Country – also called the Great North Woods – refers to New Hampshire’s northernmost lands of majestic forests and sparkling lakes and rivers bounded by the upper reaches of Vermont and...

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