Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival

Here is an event for music lovers to put on their spring calendars. Thursday through Saturday, April 16 to 18, 2015 The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH will host the Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival in their historic theater and loft. The festival also coincides with Portsmouth’s restaurant week.

Some of the artists who will be performing at the festival include: Citizen Cope & William Fitzsimmons, The Juliana Hatfield Three, and Buffalo Tom. These are just some of the 23 singer songwriters who will be performing over the weekend.

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Paradise City Arts Festival Spring Shows

Picture of a Star Pendant with matching earrings

Star Pendant with matching earrings by Maija Neimanis of Windham, NY.

It is time once again for the Paradise City Arts Festival spring shows. The theme for this year’s spring festivals is “up in the air” challenging artists to use imagery that defies gravity.

Paradise City Marlborough, MA

First up, this weekend (March 20 – 22, 2015), is the Paradise City Arts Festival at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. The Marlborough festival will feature the work of over 175 artists from around the country.  On display will be ceramics, furniture, jewelry, paintings, photography, prints, sculpture, wall tapestries, and wearable art.

Paradise City Northampton, MA

If you cannot make the Marlborough Festival, or if one is not enough, you can always catch the Paradise City Arts Festival at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA on May 23 to 25, 2015. The Northampton festival will feature 260 local and national artists.

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Great Coverage of the Thunderbolt Ski Run in Adams, MA

In case you missed it, NPR’s Only A Game had a great story on the Thunderbolt Ski Run in Adams, MA.

Not familiar with the ski run? The Thunderbolt Ski Run was built as a world class downhill ski racing
trail on the east slope of Mt. Greylock in 1934. It was, at the time, one of the best ski racking trails in the U.S. But with the advent of modern lift systems the Thunderbolt fell into disrepair and was virtually un-skiable by the 1980s. But fret not, the Thunderbolt has been restored to its old glory for skiers looking for a very different, lift-less skiing experience.

To learn more, listen to the NPR story here:

Or read the story here: Skiing The Thunderbolt: A Modern Day Sport Tackles A Historic Trail

Or check out the website: The Thunderbolt Ski Run

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2015 Vermont Maple Festivals and Events

It is that time of year once again. Nighttime temperatures are still cold but daytime temp’s are flirting with or going above freezing, and in New England that means one thing – the maple sap run. Yes, once again maple sugaring season is upon us. As with any great annual New England tradition, there are plenty of festivals to go along with the annual sap run to celebrate the season.

We start in Vermont with our annual roundup of festivals celebrating maple sugaring season…

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2015 Massachusetts St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events

Picture of aLeprechaunWe hesitate to say that we left the best for last in our round up of St. Pattick’s Day events. However, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts far and away has the most parades and events in New England celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland. After all, St. Patrick is also the Patron Saint of Boston. That being said, following are the parades and events celebrating St. Patrick in Massachusetts.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades

St. Patrick’s Day Events

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2015 Northern New England St. Patrick’s Day Events

Flag of IrelandContinuing with our roundup of St. Patrick’s Day events moves us up into Northern New England. Yes, there is still plenty of great skiing in the northern part of New England, but they will take time out to celebrate St. Paddy’s day. Following are the major St. Patrick’s Day events in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont…

2015 Maine Saint Patrick’s Day Events

2015 New Hampshire Saint Patrick’s Day Events

2015 Vermont Saint Patrick’s Day Events

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2015 Rhode Island St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events

Picture of a ShamrockContinuing with our round-up of St. Patrick’s Day festivities finds us in the Ocean State of Rhode Island where there are some fun parades and events to help you celebrate the day.

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Connecticut 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events

Picture of ShamrocksIt’s never to early to start thinking about celebrating Irish heritage. Following is our first post on New England St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Up first is the State of Connecticut with many fun parades celebrating St. Patty’s Day…

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2015 Rhode Island Valentine’s Day Getaways and Events

Picture of a Box of ChocolateRhode Island may be small in size, but they are big in love. Continuing with our series on Valentine’s Day events and getaways in New England finds us in the Ocean State. Rhode Island has plenty for your and your loved one to make Valentine’s Day special…

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2015 Connecticut Valentine’s Events and Getaways

Picture of RosesContinuing with our round up of New England Valentine’s Day events and getaways finds us in the State of Connecticut. There are plenty of ways to say “I love You” in Connecticut this Valentine’s Day…

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