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Stonewood Tavern

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Posted by on February 14, 2016

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Although the Stonewood Tavern opened its doors only a year ago, it has developed quite a following. The cozy atmosphere is reminiscent of a typical neighborhood joint frequented by locals. Banquettes are located around the perimeter of the room, and tables are in the center. A full granite-topped bar with a wide selection of premium beers, wines and liquors, complements read more...

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes

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Posted by on September 1, 2015

Sep 12, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
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Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes  (JSDN) play original funky southern rock music that blends mind-blowing Cajun-klezmer style strings on top of Latin-Louisiana groovy horns—all performed with a dance-inducing electricity that showcases one of New Orleans’ most riveting authentic acts. Since launching in 2001, JSDN has built a hard-core following of local fans; the band also has a wide array read more...

Pizza Delicious in the Bywater

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Posted by on August 21, 2015

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Pizza Delicious in the Bywater has received national attention and yet it still retains a comforting, bustling neighborhood pizza joint feel while attracting families, folks who work in the neighborhood, hipsters and a few savvy visitors. Designed to bring authentic thin-crust New York-style pie to the Crescent City, Pizza Delicious (aka Pizza D), began as a two night a week read more...

Liberty’s Kitchen – ReFresh Cafe and Coffee Bar

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Posted by on July 29, 2015

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The ReFresh Café and Coffee Bar is a project of Liberty’s Kitchen, a remarkable local community benefit organization that supports New Orleans youth in achieving self-sufficiency, employment, and economic independence. Youth are trained in culinary and customer service skills so they can enter and succeed in the  hospitality business— an industry that drives much of the New Orleans travel and read more...

Grace Patriot Wines

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Posted by on July 29, 2015

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Grace Patriot Wines is a family winery. Steve and Bea Grace, and sons Trevor and Tylor, own the winery and make its wines. They have 25-year-old pinot vines, and planted 12 varietals in 2002. They make their smooth, flavorful wines in small batches. Their winery is beautiful year-round. Grace Patriot sits on a ridge top, at an altitude of 2,800 read more...

d.b.a. presents Glen David Andrew On Monday Nights

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Posted by on July 8, 2015

Jul 7, 2015 - Dec 29, 2015
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Trombonist Glen David Andrews’ dynamite Monday night show at d.b.a. lounge on Frenchmen Street inspires music lovers of all shapes and sizes to join Glen’s party with hand clapping, hankie waving, and call and response — usually by the second number! Don’t be surprised if Glen starts off his show roaming out in the audience, singing at the top of read more...

Placerville Bike Shop

Placerville Bike Shop - bikes and shirts

Posted by on June 30, 2015

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Bob Molinare started this family bicycle sales, rental, and maintenance business 38 years ago. Now his sons Andrew and Jeff carry on the family tradition with him. The Placerville bike shop rents multi-purpose bikes at reasonable rates for adults and children, and side carts for small children. They have bike racks for your car that you can rent for just read more...

Shunpike Dairy

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Posted by on June 29, 2015

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Shunpike Dairy, formerly known as Tonelwin Farm has been run by the same family for three generations and they have been certified to sell raw milk in New York since July of 2010. Dutchess County is home to a number of dairy farms that were started up during the civil war when the Borden Company opened up in Wassaic NY, read more...

French Quarter Festival 2016

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Posted by on June 9, 2015

Apr 7, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016
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Hints for French Quarter Festival April 7 – 10, 2016 French Quarter Festival (FQF) is a perfect time to immerse yourself in the New Orleans experience. It’s got the best weather, the hottest local music, fantastic food from local restaurants —and refreshing daiquiris you can tote around in sports bottles! Originating in 1984, the local extravaganza has become the largest read more...

Bonjour Lingerie

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Posted by on June 6, 2015

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Bonjour Lingerie is a perfect spot to launch a Magazine Street shopping expedition, and a great place to pick up some New Orleans-style lacy essentials. Bonjour is located at 4214 Magazine Street, not far from Napoleon Avenue, near a bevy of great boutiques, restaurants and bars. Whether you left some essentials at home, your personal collection is tired out, or read more...

Paley’s Farm Market

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Posted by on May 29, 2015

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Welcome to Paley’s Farm Market located just across the New York State border in the rural and picturesque town of Sharon Connecticut. Paley’s is celebrating their 33rd year in business. They are a seasonal market and are usually open from Spring thru Fall. Winter-weary locals in the area look forward with anticipation every year to the opening of Paley’s. It’s read more...

2015 Essence Festival

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Posted by on May 26, 2015

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015
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In New Orleans, African-American culture is a predominant force in the community, particularly in terms of the arts and music. Essence Festival, held this year from July 2-5 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, celebrates this vibrant culture with live music, speakers and other festival events featuring both local and national luminaries. Main stage headliners for music and comedy performances include Charlie read more...

Peche Seafood Grill

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Posted by on May 11, 2015

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If you’re looking for great seafood in New Orleans, Peche Seafood Grill (800 Magazine St) is a phenomenal new restaurant with unforgettable dishes on its menus. This Warehouse District gem may be a newcomer to the local restaurant scene, but it has firmly established itself as a standout seafood locale. Peche has already been honored with two coveted James Beard read more...

Sierra Rizing Bakery and Coffeehouse

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Posted by on May 9, 2015

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Teal Triolo has owned and run Sierra Rizing Bakery and Coffee House for 14 years. Every year she makes it even better. She started with one storefront and has expanded over time. Now, there is plenty of space to sit inside and enjoy displays of local art. Or, sit outside on the peaceful and shaded outdoor patio that she had read more...

The Jepson Center

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Posted by on April 8, 2015

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Looking for something fun to do in Savannah? The possibilities are endless! But, there are a few spots in The Hostess City that you need to put on your “must see” list. Savannah is home to various museums, ranging from historical homes to art and educational centers, providing the rich cultural significance of Savannah and the world around us. Located read more...

Country Living Fair at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds

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Posted by on April 8, 2015

Jun 5, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015
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Country Living Magazine presents the Country Living Fair at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds June 5th-7th. The two day event offers shopping, seminars, demonstrations, food, and so much more! Shop a wide variety of booths, including handcrafted wares, re purposed and vintage items, antiques, furniture, soaps, plants, and holiday gifts. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with professionals like Agnes Devereux read more...

Pasta Primo Vino along the Shawangunk Wine Trail

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Posted by on April 8, 2015

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
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Welcome Spring in the Hudson Valley with this unique event that pairs beautifully crafted wine with delicious pasta dishes. Starting at the winery of your choice, sip and snack your way across the Hudson Valley’s most prominent wineries. The 14 member wineries of the Shawangunk Wine Trail welcome you to try a sampling of four of their finest wines while read more...

Commander’s Palace

2 story New Orleans style structure painted blue with white trim and brightly lit sign reading Commander's Palace

Posted by on April 3, 2015

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James Beard Award-winning Commander’s Palace has accolades that are as numerous as the number of incredible dishes available on its various menus. With this many national recognitions, it’s no surprise that Commander’s Palace is a beloved restaurant for locals and visitors alike, and landing a table is a coveted experience that’s sure to please any palate. Commander’s Palace is nestled read more...

Bayou Boogaloo 2015

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Posted by on April 3, 2015

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
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Held the third weekend of May every year, Bayou Boogaloo (May 15-17, 2015) shows off the charm of the Mid-City neighborhood while lavishing attendees in unbeatable music, food, art and fun. This free music, food and culture festival celebrates the spirit of New Orleans with nearly 40,000 attendees each year, making it a highlight on the city’s festival lineup. Part read more...

Hart 2 Hart Vineyards and Everhart Cellars

Hart 2 Hart winery seating on the outdoor patio

Posted by on March 19, 2015

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Sherrie and Jim Everhart own this winery on lovely grounds right near the South Fork American River in Coloma. Their winemaker Dominic Mantei produces some of the best, award-winning wines of the area. The Everharts own vineyards in nearby Pilot Hill, and Dominic makes small batches of excellent reds, whites, and dessert wines from these handpicked fruits, combined with grapes read more...

Maple Weekends at Crown Maple

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Posted by on March 17, 2015

Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
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This is the time of year for maple lovers of all ages! There are only a few short weeks to tap the maple trees for that pure gold that comes from within and makes the most delicious topping for pancakes, waffles and a multitude of tasty delights. Crown maple is holding their maple weekend events on the last two weekends read more...

Horse Leap

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Posted by on March 13, 2015

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Horse Leap is an English Tack Shop.  A tack shop caters to the needs of all levels of English riders, horse riders that is, from beginners to seasoned competitors. From show fashions to fine leather boots, saddles and horse grooming products, it’s a one-stop shop for all of your equestrian needs. Amenia and the surrounding towns are blessed with the most read more...

Hogs for the Cause

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Posted by on March 2, 2015

Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
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Hogs for the Cause returns to City Park the weekend of March 27-28, 2015, its eighth year.  Hey, y’all, it is for a good cause, and it’s not just about pigs.  The “Cause” is helping to defray the expenses of families with children with pediatric brain cancer, and who couldn’t get behind that? City Park comes alive with the sound read more...

Please-U Restaurant

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Posted by on March 2, 2015

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Sometimes all you really want is breakfast-forget that it’s three in the afternoon, after all, you’re in New Orleans and you probably just got up. The Please-U Restaurant in the lower Garden District will always hit the spot. And it has hit the spot, so to speak, since it opened Thanksgiving Day 1946. It’s still got diner-style seating and a read more...

Back in the Kitchen

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Posted by on February 19, 2015

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If you’re looking for small town charm, make a stop at Back in the Kitchen, Amenia’s little bakery/lunch shop that sits in the center of Main Street in a three-story brick building that looks like it belongs on a street in Williamsburg Brooklyn rather than the small town of Amenia, NY.  The exposed brick walls and bead board paneling add to read more...

Millbrook Library Winter Concert Series

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Posted by on February 17, 2015

Feb 21, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015
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The Millbrook Library’s 2015 Winter Concert Series is offering an afternoon with the band “Uncommon Ground” from Chester New York. If you’re a fan of bluegrass music, you will definitely want to check them out. The group features five classically trained musicians, a string quartet, plus one. Violin, bass, mandolin, guitar and vocals with a bluegrass influence. The musicians, Mike read more...

Krewe of Muses Parade 2015

Krew of Muses Slipper Float

Posted by on January 31, 2015

Feb 12, 2015 - Feb 12, 2015
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Carnival parades in New Orleans take many forms. It’s street theatre of the highest, and sometimes lowest, order. From the majestic uptown Rex parade on Mardi Gras Day, to the irreverent, and often adult-themed, Krewe du Vieux, which kicks off the season on Saturday, January 31 with its walking-only route through the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods, to the supersized Endymion read more...

Sucre

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Posted by on January 31, 2015

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Chocolates, the ever-so-trendy macarons, gelato, confections of all kinds-that’s what Valentine’s Day is known for, right? If you want your sweetie to really enjoy the day, make sure he or she receives a fetching box from Sucre’, A Sweet Boutique. It’s a beautiful little shop on Magazine Street, as pretty as, well, a lacy Valentine, and there’s another location in read more...

Tubby’s Alaskan BBQ, Grill and Sports Bar

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Posted by on December 29, 2014

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Burgers, barbeque and beer—Tubby’s is in a great location for visitors and locals. This sports bar is unusual due to the fact that it is housed in the basement of a hotel and offers a continental breakfast for the hotel guests 6 am to 10 am. From 11 am to 9 pm, the full menu is available 7 days a read more...

Sparktacular

Posted by on December 24, 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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Enjoy a fun family event on New Year’s Eve—the Sparktacular! The University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum opens its doors to the public from 7-9 pm so that friends and family can munch and mingle (and warm up) before the fireworks display begins at 8 pm. Every New Year’s Eve, local businesses sponsor this free event. Because it is the darkest read more...

Savannah Art March

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Posted by on December 22, 2014

Jul 5, 2014 - Dec 4, 2015
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Savannah has transformed over the decades into a city that embraces and produces creativity, fostering an appreciation for the arts locally, as well as an arena for guests to enjoy the talents of local artists. This appreciation for the Savannah art culture has been supported by Art March, a beloved Savannah event that takes place on the first Friday of read more...

3 Muses

Wooden sign hanging under porch eve from chain reading 3 Muses

Posted by on December 20, 2014

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Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans is known for its vibrant music scene for the three blocks of it that contain live music clubs from modern jazz (Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro) and traditional jazz (The Spotted Cat), to  more eclectic spots like The Maison. You can eat on Frenchmen Street at several stand-alone restaurants, or at read more...

Christmas Concerts at the St. Louis Catheral

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Posted by on December 20, 2014

Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014
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St. Louis Cathedral is the iconic postcard image of New Orleans. The stately spires rising over the cobblestone plaza and the statue of Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square have inspired artists and created memories for visitors and residents alike for two hundred years. It’s the backdrop to a bustling scene of tourists and locals enjoying a respite from shopping, or read more...

Center Cut: The Village Steakhouse

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Posted by on December 19, 2014

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In a village known for it’s restaurants it takes something special to make one stand out.  Center Cut offers an extensive wine selection (over 80 varieties in their library), full bar and attentive servers with attention to detail.  And how many places have you been with a scotch library? Their claim to fame, however, is the 100% Black Angus beef read more...

A Taste of the Niagara Region

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Posted by on December 19, 2014

Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
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Just when you thought it was time to settle in for a long winters nap, Heart of Niagara is hosting the third annual “A Taste of the Niagara Region” at the Conference and Event Center of Niagara Falls. From noon until 3 PM more than 25 restaurants and caterers will donate a sampling of their specialties for you to taste so read more...

Wreath Fineries at The Wineries

Posted by on December 9, 2014

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
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Looking for the perfect winter outing with friends? Or searching for a unique, local gift for the wine lover on your list? Then the Wreath Fineries at The Wineries along the Shawangunk Wine Trail is a holiday must! This annual event occurs in November and December. Register online, choosing the starting winery of your choice and whether you want a read more...

Benmarl Winery

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Posted by on December 5, 2014

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Benmarl Winery is one of the 14 wineries along the Shawangunk Wine Trail in the beautiful Hudson Valley. It is claimed to be one of America’s oldest vineyards. Their award-winning wines reflect the unique characteristics of the local environment. At the 2013 New York Wine and Food Classic, Benmarl Winery took Gold for their ’12 Semi Dry Riesling and ’12 read more...

American Flatbread Restaurant

American Flatbread Oven

Posted by on December 5, 2014

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The American Flatbread restaurant in Waitsfield exemplifies what the Mad River Valley is all about:  a locally owned business using ingredients they grow themselves or buy from neighboring farms. Dining at the Flatbread is a unique and not-to-be missed experience with great food, great atmosphere and great service. The restaurant website explains that a flatbread is “pizza with integrity”, i.e. read more...

Kalorama Park

View of Kalorama Park in the fall

Posted by on December 5, 2014

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Kalorama Park is nestled at the corner of Kalorama Park 19th street and Kalorama Road Northwest. The three-acre park is surrounded by lush trees and historic apartments. The name Kalorama means “beautiful view” in Greek, evoking the history of the area. The land used to be an estate owned by a very wealthy industrialists, then divided into separate parcels. The read more...

The Public Kitchen & Bar

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Posted by on December 5, 2014

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The Public Kitchen & Bar can be found in the heart of the historic district on the corner of Liberty and Bull St. It is one of three restaurants owned by Daniel Reed Hospitality in Savannah, Georgia. Public’s sister restaurants are Soho Café, found just before Chippewa Square, and Local 11ten, located right next to Forsyth Park. Each location features read more...

Hog Heaven Open Flame BBQ

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Posted by on November 30, 2014

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Hog Heaven is an awesome open flame BBQ restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and great food.  Owner Ron Rosenthal opened his first Hog Heaven BBQ restaurant in May of 2000.  Ron’s love of southern cooking and a little extra money in his pocket prompted him to try his hand as a restaurant owner.  Business was so successful Ron read more...

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

Airplane display at Morris Thompson Cultural Center

Posted by on November 30, 2014

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Typically referred to as the “visitor’s center,” this building serves more aptly as its name implies: a cultural center in addition to the Fairbanks Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and Public Lands Information Center. Packed with information about interior Alaska, you will find you need to budget your time because there is so much to take in. Fairbanks, its people and read more...

Colonial Christmas at Davidson’s Fort

Man with colonial clothing pouring a drink from a kettle in front of a fire

Posted by on November 30, 2014

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014
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Colonists who had settled into what is now the town of Old Fort, NC, lived for a time in what was the westernmost outpost of the colonial frontier, during the time of the American Revolution. The North Carolina militia built a fort in the area for protection, naming it for a member of the Davidson family who owned the land. read more...

Mais Arepas, a New Orleans Colombian Restaurant

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Posted by on November 24, 2014

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Unless you are the lucky sort who gets to the Andes Mountains on a regular basis, racking up frequent flier miles, you may never have been around a bowl of Colombian potato soup, ajiaco.   Central American mainstay ingredients corn and potatoes combine with chicken and a garnish of avocado and crema to combine into sophisticated, modern comfort food that will read more...

Christmas in Ice

Red lit ice sculpture

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 - Jan 6, 2015
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For six weeks in the deep of winter, North Pole capitalizes on what we do best: Ice! This event showcases local and international ice carver’s creations in the winter wonderland of Fairbanks’ bedroom community, the North Pole. Located adjacent to the Santa Claus house (boasting an amazing assortment of toys and Alaskan gifts), you will be able to enjoy two read more...

The Polar Express at the Dennison Depot

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Posted by on November 15, 2014

Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
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Take that magical ride on the Polar Express to the North Pole and meet Santa Claus himself!  What child would not delight in such an exciting journey? Dress in your Christmas pajamas and hop aboard, Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa bring your camera to capture photos of the excitement in your child’s eyes.  Your adventure begins aboard the Polar Express read more...

Cafe’ du Monde

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Posted by on November 11, 2014

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New Orleans was a coffee town from way back.   In the 18th century, coffee plantations arose in Brazil and Central America, and with its proximity to the Caribbean, New Orleans became a major point of entry for importing coffee beans and a center for grinding and roasting coffee.   The United States got most of its coffee from New read more...

Celebration in the Oaks

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Posted by on November 6, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015
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Celebration in the Oaks, November 28-January 3, 2015, makes the most of our wonderfully mild New Orleans winter weather.  Add in the City Park landscape of ancient oak trees, atmospheric hanging moss and lagoons, and you’ve got the perfect setting for a New Orleans version of Winter Wonderland.  Something about those hundreds of thousands of glittering white lights on a read more...

Age of Grace Cafe

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Posted by on November 3, 2014

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Located just off of Route 94 near 5 Corners in New Windsor, Age of Grace Cafe offers diners a unique experience to enjoy food from local markets, prepared by an accomplished chef, and served in an intimate and aesthetically pleasing dining room. The standard menu allows diners with diet restrictions or preferences to enjoy a variety of organic, gluten free, read more...

Baker Farm Market and U-Pick

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Posted by on November 3, 2014

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Western New York is farm country and what better time to visit the farm than during fall harvest. At Baker Farm Market & U-Pick you Have several ways to take advantage of the bounty.  If you are in a hurry or have places to go, just drop in as you drive by and select fresh from the fields produce and be on read more...

Ampersand

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Posted by on October 31, 2014

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Looking for live music, great drinks, and delicious food? All can be found at Ampersand, a new bar/restaurant here in the Historic District of Savannah, located on the corner of Congress Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Find original drinks, craft beer, tasty bites, and local art at Ampersand’s cool environment. Stroll in from a long day shopping on Broughton read more...

Sonny Bono Memorial Park

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Posted by on October 29, 2014

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What would you do for your best friend? Would you build him or her a park? Tucked away at the intersection of O and 20th is the Sonny Bono Memorial Park. Geary Simon, a D.C. real estate developer, was buds with Bono before his tragic skiing accident and wanted to honor the late singer by revitalizing a little 800 square-foot read more...

Valley Gun and Collectables

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Posted by on October 29, 2014

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Valley Gun and Collectibles, Inc., was founded in 1998.  Russ Stainaker, the current owner, bought the Valley Gun and Collectibles in 2009 saying he “always wanted to own his own business”. The pride of ownership is apparent: Russ and his staff are very friendly and knowledgeable as they buy, sell and trade firearms.  The shop is very clean and well read more...

Sipping Streams Tea Company

Looking inside glass door to Sipping Streams tea house

Posted by on October 28, 2014

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Who would guess that the Sipping Streams owners could transform a basement rental space into a tranquil spot for sampling teas or hosting special tea parties? Jenny Tse, entrepreneur and marketer extraordinaire has done just that. Not only has she crafted a wide variety of teas that have earned her awards in national and international competitions, but she has honed read more...

Farm Table

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Posted by on October 28, 2014

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The Farm Table is a restaurant and market on Historic Main Street, Placerville. The Taylor family who own and run it have long farmed in nearby Apple Hill. Kara and Zach Taylor have been making hand crafted sausages, patés, bacon and other meat creations for years. Enjoy them in a variety of sandwiches, platters, soups and salads. They have vegetarian read more...

Fenton Herriott Vineyards

Fenton Herriott tasting bar

Posted by on October 28, 2014

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Fenton Herriott is a lovely winery in Apple Hill. They have delicious wines that are made by hand. Refreshing chardonnay, complex red zinfandel, and wonderfully not-too-sweet Gewurztraminer. They also craft interesting blends that make you really think about all the flavors that are in each sip. The tasting of most wines is free. They have some reserve varieties that cost $5 read more...

Grainger Pottery

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Posted by on October 27, 2014

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New to the artistic scene this summer, Grainger Pottery is the product of two very enterprising sisters, Caroline & Lauren Grainger. Located along the historic Old Kings Highway in East Sandwich, MA Grainger Pottery specializes in ceramic fish and shells. With over 100 different species of fish represented, each is hand-fashioned from a mold that was created from an actual read more...

The Cookie Jar Restaurant

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Posted by on October 27, 2014

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Ask the locals and they will tell you this is a favorite haunt for breakfast or lunch. Don’t let the name deceive you—yes, they do have cookies—good ones, but that’s just the icing on the cake, so to speak. This family run business has excelled in serving up great food for 25 years. Their servings are hearty and very appealing read more...

7th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns

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Posted by on October 27, 2014

Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
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Join us for the 7th annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns.  The Christmas Cookie Tour is sponsored by the Holmes County Lodging Council which donates all profits to local charities. Last year donations exceeded $20,000.00.  Twelve Inns are featured on the tour.  Tickets go on sale November 1st and sell out fast.  Tickets may be purchased on-line. This year’s theme read more...

Birds, Beds & Breakfast Benefit Weekend for Wild Care Cape Cod

Birds, Beds & Breakfast

Posted by on October 19, 2014

Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
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Come learn about Cape Cod birds and wildlife with your contribution to Wild Care Cape Cod in one of the most picturesque places on the East Coast. Enjoy nature walks, interactive talks and a luxurious all-inclusive stay at the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s. “Birds, Beds and Breakfast,” a benefit for Wild Care of Cape Cod, aims at supporting the natural heritage of the area read more...

Key Ingredients: America by Food

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Posted by on October 5, 2014

Oct 3, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014
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This exhibit hosted by the US Museum of the North is located at a different venue than normal—the Community and Technical College in the downtown area. Community input will include recipes, displays, and pictures of local grown products and is intended to showcase the cultural life of the community itself. For example, if you’re wondering why there are cows grazing read more...

The Christian Heurich Mansion

The Christian Heurich Mansion

Posted by on September 30, 2014

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If you walk down 21st street, which veers off of Connecticut just prior to reaching DuPont Circle, you’ll pass one of the most beautiful buildings in Northwest D.C. called the Christian Heurich Mansion. The historic building – built between 1892-1894 – was the brainchild of brewer Christian Heurich and showcases some of the most technologically advanced features of any building read more...

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival – 2014

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Posted by on September 30, 2014

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014
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The Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival, held on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9th in Armstrong Park, has been satisfying curious palates for several years here with its various versions of gumbo offered, including vegan.  It’s not just about food, though, but about the music that arose from the Tremé neighborhood and Congo Square, now the home of Armstrong Park, read more...

Architectural Savannah

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Posted by on September 28, 2014

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Savannah is widely considered one of the most walkable cities in the US. Not only is Savannah absolutely stunning but she is also filled with a rich history that most can’t help but feel captivated by. Beyond the Live Oak trees and the Spanish moss we can see an even more detailed face of the Savannah and that is her read more...

Ever After

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Posted by on September 28, 2014

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There’s a new kid in town selling retro fashions.  Sandwiched between Grandpaws and Sgt Pepper’s Hot Sauces Etc is a new consignment shop.  But not just any consignment shop, the items in this shop are all retro, and they are not all clothes.  Despite it’s small size you will find a lot to choose from and items that will have read more...

The San Francisco Plantation

San Francisco Plantation

Posted by on September 28, 2014

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San Francisco Plantation, on River Road, is one of the grande dames along the Mississippi River. But it’s got an unusual façade, and it’s no Tara. When Edmond Marmillion built it in 1853, his family had been decimated-his wife, and subsequently six of his eight children, had succumbed to tuberculosis over a 20-year period. It wasn’t a happy house. Marmillion read more...

Gulliver’s Books and Second Story Cafe

Gulliver's Books

Posted by on September 28, 2014

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Go Trippin Gulliver’s Books and the Second Story Cafe At the end of College Road in small strip mall, the proximity of Gulliver’s lends itself to the budget minded crowd: close to the University, with extended hours for the convenience of their customer base. When Barnes and Noble came to town, Fairbanks lost a couple of bookstores, but Gulliver’s has read more...

Woodstock Film Festival

People outside at night near a theater.

Posted by on September 22, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 20, 2014
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The excitement is brewing for residents and throughout the community, as Woodstock, NY readies for the 15th Woodstock Film Festival. This annual event, with the motto “Fiercely Independent” reflects Woodstock’s long tradition of embracing art in all media. The Film Fest is an amazing compilation of both long and short films – documentaries, features, animation – and no topic, no read more...

Impudent Oyster

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Posted by on September 22, 2014

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Tucked on a side street just off of Main Street in Chatham, MA, the Impudent Oyster is the kind of restaurant you’ll find yourself going back to again and again. The menu features a full array of starters, salads, and entrees plus a daily selection of specials that include soups and sandwiches at lunch and a raw bar for dinner. read more...

The Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery

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Posted by on September 11, 2014

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The Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery is located in Warwick, NY in the foothills of the Hudson Valley with magnificent views of Mt. Eve and Mt. Adam. It is one of 14 member wineries on the Shawangunk Wine Trail that winds its way between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson Valley. Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery takes part in annual Shawangunk read more...

Abel’s Apple Acres

Abel's Acres Caramel Apples

Posted by on September 11, 2014

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Open daily from Labor Day Weekend to 3PM Christmas Eve, this amazing Apple Hill farmstand, bake shop, gift shop, dining area, and kids play area has been open since 1976. Evelyn Abel and her son Kevin Ames run this bustling seasonal plce. Every detail of their fresh made apple pies and smoothly running pony rides is proof of Evelyn’s motto, read more...

Tattered and Worn

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Posted by on September 8, 2014

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As a society we are becoming more and more recycling conscious–restyling, restoring and reusing things from the past.  Tattered and Worn is a new shop in Brewster, Ohio that does just that, reuses old things.  Shop owners Connie and Jim have an eye for looking at something old and worn out and visioning how they can give it new life. read more...

Salt Gastropub

white china dinner plate with tortillas and fish.

Posted by on September 8, 2014

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A gastropub, taken from the word “gastronomy” is defined as a “licensed bar that serves good-quality food.” That’s what you’ll get at Salt’s. From the outside, the building doesn’t look like much. It’s reminiscent of something you might see at the Jersey shore. Inside, the decor is both rustic and eclectic – distressed wooden floors, old oak bar, a metallic read more...

Tuscarawas County Fair

Photo of Tuscarawas County fair billboard with big yellow lettering and a photograph of Kix Brooks

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
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In Ohio, a state with rich agricultural roots, most counties have a county fair.  Always the third week in September, the fair is a popular destination for residents of Tuscarawas and surrounding counties. There are  rides, fair food, animals, entertainment, agricultural exhibits, tractor pulls, and entries from honey, to baked goods, produce, quilts and more.  One can easily spend the read more...

Blue Heron Antiques

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Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Set on the quiet main street of Stanhope, NJ, you will find the unique Blue Heron Antique Shop, which has a wide array of collectibles, lamps and vintage jewelry for sale. It’s a small shop, but chock full of treasures lovingly collected from antique dealers and estate sales. The owners, Marv and Marion Murdock, are extremely knowledgeable, and will take read more...

Embassy Row

Indonesian Embassy

Posted by on September 1, 2014

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Embassy Row extends from the west side of DuPont Circle on Massachussets, past Sheridan circle into north Georgetown. It’s called embassy row because a number of foreign consulates line the road, forming the main strip on which foreign dignitaries conduct their business. Harking back to the guilded age, when politicians and political elites were also members of an extremely wealthy read more...

Sgt Peppers Hot Sauces Etc

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Posted by on August 29, 2014

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If you are looking for that hot sauce you had while visiting anywhere, this is the place to find it.  Currently you can browse through about 135 varieties from around the world, but eventually the plan is to have 400-500 to choose from.  If you are not sure you are ready for extra spicy, there are barbecue sauces and sweet sauces as read more...

Arctic Sand Sculptures

Sand face with smile

Posted by on August 28, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014
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The brainchild of the organizer of one of Fairbanks most popular events of the winter, the Ice Alaska International Ice Sculpture competition, brings the talent of China and the US together to present a new take on sculpture: sand. Using the simple media of sand by a gravel pit on the same property that houses the ice art park in read more...

Wooden Boat Festival

overlooking wide river with boats docked in the back ground and green grass on the shoreline

Posted by on August 26, 2014

Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
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Across Lake Pontchartrain on the North Shore, cooler breezes blow and a slower pace of life prevails. The Tchefuncte River is a scenic spot, and the tiny town of Madisonville–   population 748 – drips small-town quaintness and calm, at the point where Tchefuncte River enters Lake Pontchartrain. Madisonville was founded in 1800 and it was a native American village read more...

Doug Call, Face Painter and Balloon Animal Maker

Face Painter Doug Call in front of Provincetown Town Hall

Posted by on August 26, 2014

May 23, 2014 - Sep 15, 2014
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Provincetown Town Hall is the heart of all Commercial Street activity and right in front of the landmark you’ll find Doug Call, the enthusiastic balloon and face paint artist. Originally from Stanford, Connecticut, Call has been spending his summers in Provincetown for six years, creating balloon animals and decorating kids’ faces. While Call has been entertaining children in several parts read more...

6th Annual Carmel International Film Festival

red background with pencil drawing of clint eastwood's face holding a movie camera like it's a gun from his Dirty Harry Days.

Posted by on August 26, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
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Now in it’s 6th year and gaining respect and momentum among other film festivals, the Carmel Art & Film Festival offers something for every lover of the arts. In addition to the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award given to a filmmaker who most replicates Clint’s commitment and expertise of film making, world famous artists exhibits in various locations thru Carmel-by-the-Sea will include read more...

3rd Annual Carmel-by-the Glass

Carmel-by-the-Glass Event in Devendorf Park, Carmel-by-the-Sea

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
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3rd Annual Carmel-by-the-Glass!  Sip, Swirl, Celebrate!   Local award winning Chef, Rich Pepe, owner of  Little Napoli, Vesuvio, Vino Napoli, Pepppoli & Carmel Bakery presents:   Carmel-by-the-Glass event on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This year,  Jack Galante, Galante Vineyards (and great grandson of Devendorf, one of Carme’ls founders) will be joining Rich to host the event. Tickets are available in advance read more...

A Better Way Gluten Free Bakery and Cafe

the specials blackboard you see as you walk into the shop listing things like bread pudding, lemon meringue pie and a patty melt sandwich

Posted by on August 25, 2014

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Born out of a family’s frustration with the gluten free options available, A Better Way is a place where everything on the menu is gluten free. Care is taken so there’s no chance of cross contamination with gluten products.  In fact, there is simply no gluten containing food allowed on the premises. Everything on the menu is made from scratch daily.  Meats for read more...

Brickyard Pub and BBQ

potato chips and an open faced sandwich

Posted by on August 21, 2014

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The Brickyard’s best advertisement is the mouthwatering aroma from the smoker out back.  Using the highest quality ingredients and locally grown fruit woods, the meats are smoked low and slow for up to 16 hours in their authentic pit smoker. It is hard to beat the taste of freshly smoked meat and that is what you will dine on at the Brickyard. read more...

The Crown and Anchor English Pub

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Posted by on August 21, 2014

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True Anglophiles know who they are – the sort of person who can’t wait for the next season of Downton Abbey, and sighs over photos of William, Kate, and little Prince George. In New Orleans, we seem to have thrown in our lot with the French over the English long ago. There are still pockets of merrie old England here, read more...

E. Shaver, Bookseller

White sign with black lettering, E. Shaver, bookseller

Posted by on August 21, 2014

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Located just behind the DeSoto Hilton hotel, on Madison Square, in the heart of historic downtown is Savannah’s oldest independently-owned and operated bookstore. It is the beloved E. Shaver, Bookseller – a favorite of both locals and visitors for over 36 years. Owner Esther Shaver has stocked 12 intimate reading rooms with volumes of fiction and non-fiction on every subject read more...

El Dorado County Visitors Authority

Posted by on August 15, 2014

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Right on Main Street, the friendly folks at the Visitors Center answer questions about restaurants, vineyards, outdoor recreation and trails, local businesses, and what to do in town and in the larger region like the El Dorado National Forest and Apple Hill. They get all kinds of requests from different types of visitors. They point history buffs to museums and living read more...

WAIV Woodstock Appreciates Its Volunteers Day

Posted by on August 14, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014
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Every summer in Woodstock, NY we take one Saturday to remember those who make our town our home. Whether they be volunteer firefighters or helpers at the local food pantry, we come together and appreciate that a community is a much more than a location – it’s a group of people who care about each other. The local baseball field read more...

Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream

People lined up for Hot Licks Ice Cream

Posted by on August 13, 2014

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If you want the best ice cream in town, you just need to visit Hot Licks. Any day of the week, all summer long the lines form consistently outside a pink building along College Road. This business formed in the basement of a mini mall years ago, and has grown to two locations: one to accommodate the summer business, and read more...

The Provincetown Farmer’s Market

Provincetown Farmers Market

Posted by on August 12, 2014

May 3, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014
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Provincetown’s own open-air farmer’s market has been a local and tourist favorite for eight seasons now. Every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM along Ryder Street (next to Town Hall), the market features a variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and artisanal foods like local jam. From just over the bridge in Dartmouth, Silverbrook Farm’s Andy Pollock spearheads Provincetown’s read more...

Free Child Admission at the 37th Annual New York State Renaissance Faire

A man and woman dressed in period attire at the Renaissance Faire

Posted by on August 8, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
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At the New York State Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY, entrance for children under the age of 5 is always free. On the second weekend of the Faire, all children 12 and younger are free! No purchase or coupon necessary. On this special weekend, dress the children in fairy, pirate, or other Renaissance Faire garb or rent a costume once read more...

Marketplace Weekend at the 37th Annual New York State Renaissance Faire

A man and woman dressed in period attire at the Renaissance Faire

Posted by on August 8, 2014

Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
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Hazzah! Guests who spend $200 or more this weekend at the 37th Annual New York State Renaissance Faire will receive two complimentary tickets to return to the faire this season! Located 40 minutes from Manhattan, you will find yourself transported to exciting Elizabethan England. Stroll the Shire and visit the many shops. This weekend stop by the Guardians of Sterling read more...

Storm King Art Center

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Posted by on August 8, 2014

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Nestled in the Hudson Valley, Storm King Art Center is hailed as being one of the world’s best sculpture parks.  For over 50 years, visitors from across the globe have traveled to Storm King to traverse the 500-acres of fields, hills, and woodlands that boast over 100 sculptures. Located approximately an hour from New York City, it is easy to read more...

The Stone House

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Posted by on August 8, 2014

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This refurbished 1800’s building is in the perfect location to stop for a sip while wandering through any of Lewiston’s summer festivals.  Despite being one of the oldest buildings in Lewiston, when planning the renovations, the owners made sure the establishment was made wheelchair accessible. The outdoor bar allows you to people watch and visit with friends while enjoying your beverage.  Sit at the read more...

Magic Hobbies

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Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Magic Hobbies is the hidden gem of Strasburg, but it should not be! While traveling through Strasburg on State Route 250/21 Magic hobbies is just outside the center of town, a big tan warehouse type building with a full-sized yellow plane out front.  One will be amazed and brought back to their childhood when you step inside.  Rooms upon rooms read more...

Mug Shots

1 story red brick building with sign reading mug shots

Posted by on August 7, 2014

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Mug Shots Coffee Shop is a sight for tired eyes, and a perfect stopping point on any trip through Allegan. With such a wide selection, their coffee is great on-the-go. However, there are so many pleasing features to this shop that make it worthwhile to sit and relax while you sip. Every wall is decorated with beautiful photos of downtown Allegan read more...

Ohio Swiss Festival

Picture of Sugarcreek, Ohio featuring the World's largest cuckoo clock. Large brown cuckoo clock with dancing swiss figures

Posted by on August 7, 2014

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
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Come to Sugarcreek, Ohio for the 62nd annual Ohio Swiss Festival . Back in 1953 the 1st Swiss Cheese Festival originated to promote the Swiss cheese industry and the Village of Sugarcreek.   Sugarcreek   recognized as the Swiss Cheese capitol in Ohio, 5 Swiss cheese factories  and leader of Swiss cheese production in the country.  With that in mind read more...

Amari Bar and Ristorante

Beige clapboard building with stone fence out front and tables with umbrellas for outdoor dining.

Posted by on August 5, 2014

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Literally one mile around the corner from our Inn on Cape Cod, Amari Bar and Ristorante is a popular destination for great Italian food served in a casual setting just up the road from Sandy Neck Beach.  Well-liked by locals for its comfortable atmosphere, the bar is always hopping especially on nights when local bands perform. Portions are enormous and read more...

Bloomsbury Jam-Off

Row of deep green, homemade pepper jam.

Posted by on August 5, 2014

Aug 2, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
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The second Bloomsbury Jam-Off is scheduled for Sunday, 14 September 2014! Yes, Jam-Off (amateur jam-off). A panel of jam-loving judges will be selecting the top three entries in the entire universe. Well, the top three of those j-petitors (contestants) who submit jams to be judged. The top three entries will be awarded a Jam-Off Certificate and Prize. Homemade jams are read more...

Aberdeen Catery

The little red kitchen of Aberdeen usually hosts a roaring fire.

Posted by on August 5, 2014

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Aberdeen Catery, better known as Jack Brantley Caterering, is unmatched! In 1971, a position with the Kershaw County Chamber brought Jack Brantley to Camden, South Carolina. He is quick to tell you that when he arrived, it was not even imaginable that he’d someday own the most famous catery in the Southeast United States. “For you see, I didn’t know read more...

Mulberry Market

The counters of Mulberry Market are filled with fresh baked croissants, pastries, muffins...

Posted by on August 5, 2014

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Every small town or city, USA deserves a great local bakery, and Camden, SC is no different. The great local bakery in Camden is Mulberry Market Bake Shop. Twenty-one plus years ago (1993), Peter and Fran Rowland opened a small community bake shop. Today, this small community bakery is an award winning bake shop. No doubt, the chocolate croissants should read more...

9th Annual 
American River Music Festival

American River Music Festival - Lotus and Coloma CA - 2015

Posted by on August 5, 2014

Sep 18, 2015 - Sep 21, 2015
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Once again Coloma and Lotus will host over 30 fresh, new, danceable music performances. The 2015 dates are September 18-21. Listen to Main Stage artists like The Infamous Stringdusters and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. Enjoy many other superbly talented musicians who are just waiting for you to fall in love with them. Music will be played on the Main Stage read more...

Caffe a la Mode

Cafe Ala Mode dish with an open face burger

Posted by on August 1, 2014

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Caffe a la Mode was the 2013 and 2014 winner of the Times Herold Record’s Readers Choice Award in the category of Best Coffee House. And what’s not to love? Located in the heart of the bustling business section of Warwick, NY, Caffe a la Mode offers a charming alternative to the stuffy, impersonal environment of chain restaurants. Customers have read more...

Brighter Day

Green background with white lettering Brighter Day Natural Market Place & Deli with painted mixed fruit

Posted by on August 1, 2014

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It’s hard in today’s grocery stores to find the “honest” companies and brands that truly stand for good, organic food. And often times, for more conscious consumers, extremely frustrating. What if I told you that Savannah has her own little gem right in the Historic District on the south side of Forsyth Park? And even better, right next to the read more...

Hilo Orchid Society SYMPHONY OF ORCHIDS 2014

Beautiful orange and yellow cluster of Hawaiian orchids

Posted by on August 1, 2014

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014
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You think you have seen orchids, you have not seen ORCHIDS. Known as the largest orchid show in Hawaii, the Hilo Orchid Society will be hosting the 2014 Symphony of Orchids, beginning Friday August 1. The Big Island of Hawaii is known for orchid growing and our dozens of top orchid growers provide these lovely flowers year round not only read more...

Opening Weekend of the 2014 New York State Renaissance Faire

A man and woman dressed in period attire at the Renaissance Faire

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Aug 2, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014
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How stands the hour? Why, it’s Opening Weekend at the 37th annual New York State Renaissance Fair in Tuxedo, NY! Arrive in Sterling Forest and walk the forest path. When you emerge you will find you have traveled back in time to the 16th century and Elizabethan England. Explore the the Shire and its 125 daily performances. The schedule changes read more...

37th Annual New York State Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY

Two people in period attire sword fighting at the Renaissance Fair

Posted by on July 31, 2014

Aug 2, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
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2014 marks the 37th year of the New York State Renaissance Fair in Tuxedo, NY. Arrive in Sterling Forest, located 40 minutes north of Manhattan, and be transported back to the 16th century and Elizabethan England. Throughout the Shire there are comedy, action, storytelling, and magic shows as well as dancing and music. There is a new stage for the read more...

Adams Morgan Heritage Trail

John Q Adams School

Posted by on July 29, 2014

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Adams Morgan is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in D.C.. The heritage of diversity in Adams Morgan began when freed slaves moved north and populated major urban areas. African Americans once populated the northeast section of Adams Morgan, where Meridian Hill Park currently lies, but were kicked out by Mary Foote Henderson when she bought the real estate in read more...

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Posted by on July 29, 2014

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With 220 stores offering 25%-65% off of retail price, why would you shop anywhere else? The Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, NY is located just off of New York State Thruway I-87 at Exit 16 or Exit 131 from New York State Route 17 East, which makes it easy for shoppers traveling near and far to take advantage read more...

SCHOONER ALERT/ TEVAKE SAILING CHARTERS

Dark blue Schooner bow and bowsprit w/ Catains Perry & Bethany

Posted by on July 29, 2014

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SAIL THE SCHOONER ALERT Captains Perry & Bethany own and charter 2 very lovely and different yachts, the graceful schooner Alert and their traditional ketch, Tevake! Sail from Cook’s Restaurant pier on Bailey Island, just over the granite bridge from Orrs Island, east of Harpswell Neck. This classic rocky peninsula and islands, are really the first rugged glacial remnant we read more...

Gazebo Nights

Two men on guitars

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Jul 1, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014
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Fairbanks definitely has talent and you can enjoy some of that live nightly during July and August at the Pioneer Park for free! Every evening at 7 pm, local musicians come to share their skills with anyone who happens by the Gazebo near the Gold Rush Town in Pioneer Park. This theme park is open seasonally and is buzzing with read more...

Family Game Night with Gamewright

Game Night with Gamewright at Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth Village Cape Cod Massachusetts

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014
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Family Game Night with Gamewright at Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth Village from 7 pm until 9 pm. Come join in on the fun for their annual Family Game night with Gamewright Games! Games are appropriate for all ages, including elementary school, middle school, and high school. Gamewright’s mission is “create the highest quality family games with outstanding play-value” and anyone who read more...

Book Launch for Paw and Order

Book Launch for Paw and Order at Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth Cape Cod

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Aug 2, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
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At the book launch for Paw and Order on August 2, 2014, find out why Spencer Quinn proves yet again why his writing is “nothing short of masterful” (Los Angeles Times). Grab a glass and help us celebrate with Spencer Quinn, a Falmouth local, before he ventures out on the national book tour. Paw and Order is the seventh book read more...

17th Annual Save Our Lake and Coast Fishing Rodeo

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Posted by on July 29, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
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The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s mission is to “save our lake, save our coast.” Our beautiful Lake Pontchartrain has long served both as a functional waterway and a playground for New Orleanians. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin itself, one of the largest estuarine systems in the Gulf of Mexico, contains a stunning variety of terrain and wildlife, including 22 essential habitats. read more...

Riverwalk Outlet Collection

Riverwalk sign, large white letters on a blue background

Posted by on July 25, 2014

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The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, at the foot of Canal Street overlooking the Mississippi River, just opened a month ago and gives downtown visitors to New Orleans a “guilt-free” shopping experience, as they say. With over 75 retailers and food outlets, it’s huge. National retailers include Kenneth Cole, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio (Oh, the bargains!), Coach, Forever 21, and read more...

Tanana Valley State Fair

Tanana fair office

Posted by on July 23, 2014

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014
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“Peonies from Heaven” is the fair theme this year, and with all of the rain Fairbanks received this June, the garden exhibitions should be fabulous. Edging earlier and earlier into the summer, the Tanana Valley State Fair will begin August 1st this year. With rodeos and demolition derbies to Cello Fury and local grown vocalist, Emily Anderson, this year’s fair read more...

Water Street Landing

Restaurant tables set with white linen placed in front of a plate glass window with a view of the Niagara River

Posted by on July 23, 2014

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How to choose a category for this restaurant?  It fits in three categories plus has a most spectacular view of the Niagara River and the Canadian shore.  Watch the jet boats come in and out of the dock, the fishermen trolling the deep, the water-skiers with their acrobatics and across the river the natural beauty of the Canadian shoreline.  If you read more...

Morris Museum

Outside of Morris Museum with white pillars and balcony

Posted by on July 23, 2014

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The Morris Museum, located approximately two miles from the center of Morristown, NJ is a hidden gem. Housed in an historic mansion in a beautiful residential neighborhood, it’s the third largest museum in the state, with a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects. In addition to the collection, which ranges from rocks and minerals, model trains and mechanical musical read more...

Harvest Moon Festival at Waterloo Village

Posted by on July 23, 2014

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 9, 2014
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On Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., the Friends of Waterloo Village will sponsor its 4th annual Harvest Moon Festival for the benefit of Waterloo Village. This is an opportunity for friends to get together for a fun-filled evening of food and wine sampling and a silent auction. The representation of local restaurants will be impressive. Back again for read more...

Blooming Hill Farm’s Supper Club

A long table set in a field with wooden chairs and white linens

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 19, 2014
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A couple years ago a traveling organization called Out Standing in the Field did two dinners at Blooming Hill Farm’s property in Chester, NY. Ever since then they have always had it in the back of their minds to emulate those events. The soil at this property is a large, flat, nutrient-rich layer of topsoil said to have been created read more...

Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players presents Moonlight and Magnolias

Moonlight and Magnolias actors

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
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Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players presents Moonlight and Magnolias, written by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Donna Polichetti. Setting: 1939 Hollywood. Producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, Gone with the Wind, because the screenplay simply doesn’t work. Taking desperate measures, Selznick sends for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Flemming. Once read more...

The Chatterbox Drive-in

Text describing the Chatterboc Drive-in, great food, foo woo music, dancing

Posted by on July 16, 2014

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Contrary to popular belief, Elvis has not left the building. He, along with his fifties and sixties contemporaries is alive and well at the Chatterbox Drive-in. The Chatterbox is a quirky little place that not only serves up delicious food, but treats customers to a nostalgic walk down memory lane via the non-stop oldies playing over the loudspeaker and a read more...

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Cape Cod Museum

Posted by on July 16, 2014

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The Woods Hole Historical Museum is located next to the library in Woods Hole village, offering exhibits and happenings all year long.  The summer is the best time to visit this lovely small museum which is focused on the history of life in Woods Hole, a small Cape Cod village by the sea. Woods Hole has a long relationship with read more...

Adult Painting Parties with Gina Bruce

A close-up view of assorted paints to be used at a paint party.

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
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The Kershaw County Fine Arts Center is hosting an adult painting party with Gina Bruce on July 31, 2014 at the Fine Arts Center. You must bring your own wine and snacks(yes, adult paint party)…to share with your friends, of course. The selected item to paint this evening is the Carolina Palm — canvas, a large square around a curly read more...

Toast the Author! with Elin Hilderbrand

Toast the Author! with Elin Hilderbrand

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 18, 2014
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Toast the Author! with Elin Hilderbrand is coming to Eight Cousins bookstore on Friday, July 18 at 6 pm. The evening includes a wine social, a conversation with Hilderbrand, and a signing. Hilderbrand is a bestselling author with over 4 million copies of her books in print. In The Matchmaker, Dabney Kimball Beech, has a long history of matchmaking. When she read more...

Historic Charles W. Morgan’s New England Voyage

The Charles W. Morgan silhouetted against the Provincetown skyline

Posted by on July 16, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014
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If you have traipsed down MacMillan Wharf this early July, or dined at Pepe’s overlooking the water, you may have seen a majestic-looking ship nestled in Provincetown harbor. The Charles W. Morgan, built in 1841 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, was a whaling vessel until 1921. Ninety-three years later, the newly restored boat is fully functioning and is the last remaining read more...

Little Shop of Hoarders

Drawing of the storefront of Little Shop of Hoarders

Posted by on July 13, 2014

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Antique lovers won’t be able to resist Little Shop of Hoarders. This antique shop lives up to its name, as every inch of the antique mall is filled with antiques and collectibles. Whether you are a seasoned antique guru or a curious browser, with over 30 dealers the shop has a unique item for everyone to treasure.  The hours for read more...

International Crime Fiction Night with Soho Press

International Crime Fiction Night with Soho Press at Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth Cape Cod

Posted by on July 13, 2014

Jul 17, 2014 - Jul 17, 2014
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International Crime Fiction Night with Soho Press representatives Juliet Grames and Paul Oliver is part of an International Mystery Night at Eight Cousins bookstore. The event will be held on Thursday, July 17 at 6:30, complete with book talks, free books, and other giveaways. Soho Press is an independent book publisher based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Founded in 1986, Soho read more...

2014 Tales of the Cocktail

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Posted by on July 11, 2014

Jul 16, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
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Tales of the Cocktail® is another of those things that seems perfect for a hot summer weekend in New Orleans. Running this year from July 16-20, based at the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter, Tales is an international event bringing together professional spirit-minded individuals to learn about “what’s now, what’s new, and what’s next in bartending.” There’s a variety read more...

9th Annual Hudson Valley Sangria Festival at Benmarl Winery

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Posted by on July 11, 2014

Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
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Benmarl will celebrate their 9th Annual Hudson Valley Sangria Festival on July 19th & 20th 2014. Admission $20 and includes: souvenir wine glass, samples of fresh sangria and Benmarl wines, vineyard and cellar tours, live music and entertainment. Starting at noon, enjoy a glass of their Sangria wine made from a blend of their reds using the classic Benmarl Sangria read more...

Ghost Tours at Museum Village

A stone marker honoring Roscoe Smith, founder of Museum Village surrounded by flowers and a brown bench.

Posted by on July 11, 2014

Jun 28, 2014 - Sep 12, 2014
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Museum Village is a living history museum in Monroe, NY that houses authentic artifacts as well as reproductions to provide hands-on educational experiences for visitors. Over the years, staff and visitors have noticed super-natural occurrences in many of the buildings. Even the late founder of Museum Village, Roscoe Smith, has reportedly been seen and heard in the Visitors Center. Museum read more...

Casa Antica Ristorante Italiano

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Posted by on July 11, 2014

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An authentic “Like Momma used to cook” family run Italian restaurant.  A place to go for great food, exceptional service and wonderful atmosphere.  This is the place to go for a relaxing meal, not one grabbed on the run. The service is continental, in other words not the “see how many plates you can cram on the table”  service you might read more...

Love, Loss, and Summer Life

Book Covers and author profile pictures

Posted by on July 10, 2014

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014
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Love, Loss, and Summer Life: Conversations with authors Gae Polisner and Huntley Fitzpatrick is a special once in a lifetime chance to visit Falmouth, Cape Cod and hear from these two great authors on July 11th, 2014 from 3-4pm. This special event will be held at Eight Cousins bookstore on Main Street in Falmouth Village. YA authors Gae Polisner and read more...

Conversations with E. Lockhart

Author E. Lockhart will be at Eight Cousins bookstore for conersation and book signing

Posted by on July 8, 2014

Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 10, 2014
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Conversations with E. Lockhart is your chance to visit and chat with YA author, E. Lockhart, who will be visiting the iconic Eight Cousins bookstore in Falmouth on July 10th from 4-5pm. During this exclusive event, she will discuss her new book We Were Liars, a fascinating and shocking novel about Cadence Sinclair, who summers on Martha’s Vineyard every year read more...

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

purple jet boat filled with orange life vest clad customers coming up the Niagara River and into Lewiston Harbor

Posted by on July 8, 2014

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There is nothing quite like seeing the rapids on the Niagara River up close and personal.  The Jet Boats leave the Lewiston dock and travel upriver to the Whirlpool, created over 4200 years ago by Niagara Falls.  You can view the whirlpool from above at Whirlpool State Park but you will not get a sense of the power of the read more...

The Silo

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Posted by on July 8, 2014

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You may have seen The Silo on TV when it was featured on Man vs Food.  The signature Haystack sandwich received good press and put The Silo on the food network map.  Last year, to meet public demand and please those in the crowd with slightly smaller appetites, they created a smaller version of the sandwich.  That is not the only read more...

Woodstock Farm Festival

Posted by on July 3, 2014

Jun 30, 2014 - Oct 22, 2014
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One of the best things about summer is farm-fresh produce. And this summer, given our long, cold winter, it seems the harvest is extra tasty. Every Wednesday night Woodstock boasts some of the best local fare in the Hudson Valley at the farm festival. This weekly event brings together neighbors, food and music in the heart of town, at the read more...

Mangia Cafe and Bakery

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Posted by on July 3, 2014

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What started out several years ago as four small tables for visitors to sit at in the Mangia Bakery, has grown into a very popular cafe frequented as often by locals as by visitors. We know that if it’s popular with locals that is is a good place to eat! Beck still makes a whole list of cakes, pies and other deserts for dine in and pick read more...

Dharma’s Restaurant

The front of Dharma's Restaurant building

Posted by on July 2, 2014

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A Unique Treat Known far and wide as an unusual, varied and healthy restaurant, with a contentious history, Dharma’s in Capitola is worth a stop whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or of the meat persuasion. Dharma’s opened in 1982 as a fast food vegetarian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. The owners named it McDharma’s read more...

Island Palm Winery

a man being served at an island bar in the Island Palm Winery

Posted by on July 2, 2014

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Island Palm Winery, in business for two years, has just relocated to a renovated historic building in Bolivar, Ohio.  Owners Kevin and Lori Compton became vintners by curiosity. Kevin indicated that he and Lori are wine hoppers, visiting wineries on weekends and on vacations.  Because Kevin is a inquisitive guy, he wanted to know how wine is made so he read more...

Schimschacks

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Posted by on July 1, 2014

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A meal with a view, and what a view.  From the ceiling to table top windows diners enjoy a panoramic view of some of New York’s finest farm country, small hamlets and, on a really clear day/evening, Lake Ontario.  Seating is tiered so all the tables have a clear view out the windows without having to bob and weave around the read more...

Summer Celebration at Lehman’s in Kidron

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Posted by on July 1, 2014

Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 12, 2014
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“Celebrate Summer” at Lehman’s July 11-12 from 10 am – 3 pm.  This is an outing with activities for all ages. Live music features the local band, Honeytown.  Talk to experts about organic gardening and learn ways to preserve foods just picked from your garden or the local farmers market.  Learn how to can and freeze your harvest.  Take a read more...

45 Bistro

45 Bistro sign with gold lettering

Posted by on June 29, 2014

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It’s not hard to find a comfortable atmosphere here in Savannah. You’ll find wonderful places to enjoy whether it’s a restaurant, or a B&B, or even a cozy spot in Forsyth Park- places where you feel you belong and aren’t intrusive. These spots mean more to locals and tourists than we can even begin to describe and one of these read more...

Robbies Grill

White plate with large hamburger and fries

Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Robbies Grill is in a unique location, but there are always customers at the grill. Robbies Grill opens at 6:00am and serves a country breakfast until 10:45 am. Then comes the lunch/early dinner menu that is offered until 6:00 pm. I was in the local Habitat for Humanity Store when I saw one of the workers with a good looking read more...

Lilfred’s

A very large black/white sign, Lilfreds welcomes you to fine dining.

Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Right in the center of a small, rural South Carolina town, you will find Trent and Windy offering a wonderful dining experience. Lilfred’s is a historic landmark in Rembert, South Carolilna. It was original opened in 1951 by a couple named Fred and Lilly. Fred and Lilly’s original “famous” coleslaw recipe is still being offered as a salad option today. read more...

Meridian Hill Park

Posted by on June 29, 2014

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Meridian Hill Park lies in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, under 1.0 mile from the Kalorama Triangle. It was named Meridian Hill Park because it is exactly 1.5 miles north of the White House on 16th street, in other words, on the north Meridian of the White House. The area immediately surrounding the park was developed by a wealthy St. Louis read more...

141 Market

Inside the market, woman holding bananas with fruits and vegetables behind her

Posted by on June 28, 2014

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While fried fish and ice cream are Provincetown staples, eating healthy while on vacation should be enjoyable too. 141 Bradford Natural Market is your answer for organic, local, and fresh foods while visiting Cape Cod. Entering their forth year, proprietors Chris Getman and Joe Freitas have transformed the market into a bright, open space. Looks are deceiving though, 141 has read more...

Painted Daisies

gray weather shingled building with green awnings over glass windows and a sign above the door reading"Painted Daisies"

Posted by on June 28, 2014

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Calling themselves “an artful gift shop with Cape Cod charm” Painted Daisies in East Sandwich is my “go to” shop for unique and unusual gifts. I can always find something special to suit even the oddest of occasions. They carry a wide selection of jewelry, some of which is very modestly priced, and elegant home décor. In the back room, read more...

Fairbanks Downtown Market

Vendor booths at Downtown Market

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Jun 24, 2014 - Sep 9, 2014
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Downtown in the center of Fairbanks right along the Chena River, you’ll find Golden Heart Park, filled with paths, monuments, a fountain, and benches for enjoying the center of town. Every Monday in June, July and August you will find fun and food at the Fairbanks Downtown Market in the Park. If you find yourself downtown wining and dining between read more...

Independence Day Celebration at West Point

Crowd listening to band musicians and overlooking the Hudson River

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Jul 4, 2014 - Jul 4, 2014
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On Friday, July 4, celebrate our nation’s independence at West Point. The Independence Day Parade steps off at 2:30 p.m on Main Street in Highland Falls. Then at 8 p.m. the West Point Band will take the stage at  the Trophy Point Amphitheater. The West Point Band begins the evening with “Salute to States.” During the performance, new cadets from read more...

Concour on the Avenue 2014

Red racing porche with other colors of porche behind parked on the street with many person walking by looking at the cars

Posted by on June 27, 2014

Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014
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Calling all car nuts –  If you can’t get tickets or find a hotel room for the Pebble Beach Concour de Elegance this August,  come to Carmel earlier on the week and enjoy this FREE event.    All along Ocean Avenue from Junipero Street to Monte Verde Ave. and 2 blocks in each direction to the north and south,  over read more...

The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Outside of the Vanderbilt Mansion with 4 columns on the portch and 3 stories of windows

Posted by on June 25, 2014

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In beautiful Hyde Park, NY the Vanderbilt Mansion stands on 211 acres of park land. Spend the day at the park exploring the mansion and grounds that reflect the history of the United States through the “gilded” age. There are beautiful vistas of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains as well as the beautiful formal gardens.  The winding paths through read more...

2014 Satchmo Summer Fest

Colorful painting of Satchmo

Posted by on June 25, 2014

Jun 28, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014
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From July 31, 2014 to August 3, 2014, New Orleans once again will celebrate its famous local son, Louis Armstrong, at the free, 14th annual Satchmo Summer Fest presented by Chevron. The Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint at the edge of the French Quarter comes alive that weekend with the sounds of music celebrating Satchmo, lectures about his legacy read more...

Shuckers Raw Bar

Marina view at Shuckers with boats tied to the dock

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar is a seasonal restaurant on the dock in Woods Hole, close to the drawbridge on Water Street.  Most of the tables at Shuckers are outdoors, covered by a lovely awning or on a floating raft on Eel Pond.  The menu is geared towards seasonal fare — boiled lobster, fresh corn on the cob, quahog chowder read more...

Casa Borrega

Patio filled with colorful shutters, a hanging bike wheel and vintage iron furniture

Posted by on June 23, 2014

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Step into another world when you open the old wooden door at 1719 Oretha C. Haley Blvd. in Central City in New Orleans. Casa Borrega has a lively courtyard, where Latino musicians play on Friday nights and fans can cheer on their team during the World Cup.  There is New Orleans-style reclaimed woodwork and paneling in the dining room. There read more...

Walking with the Dead Tour

Rectangle sign with white background and black letters reading Hangman's Tree Historic Spot.

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Jun 26, 2014 - Jun 26, 2014
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Linda Bottjer and her team offer great weekly ghost tours, other general history tours, and food and wine outings in Placerville and El Dorado County. On June 26, from 7-8:30 pm, they present this special event where current business  owners will present behind-the-scene stories of the ghostly encounters at their establishments. Let your guide escort you back in time to 19th century “Hangtown.” read more...

Carmel Belle Restaurant

order counter to left with balck chalk board above with emnu, tables and chairs in foreground, soft yello piant on walls tile floors

Posted by on June 20, 2014

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Carmel Belle is a great find while meandering the streets and secret courtyards of Carmel by the Sea.  Located in the Doud Arcade Studios, you can enter from Ocean Avenue or around the corner on San Carlos Street, and walk past the local artisan shops to this locals’ secret that isn’t so much secret anymore, since they’ve expanded both their read more...

Lake Tomahawk Park

Lake Tomahawk Park

Posted by on June 19, 2014

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An all-seasons park, Lake Tomahawk is tucked near a quiet residential area just north of downtown Black Mountain, North Carolina. Its namesake is a picturesque lake with a half-mile easy walking loop around it. A senior center, tennis courts and public swimming pool sit on the north end, along with a large covered picnic pavilion and a gazebo, while the read more...

Riverboat Discovery

Passengers boarding the Riverboat Discovery at dockside

Posted by on June 19, 2014

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This paddleboat is not your normal “float down the river and give me another drink” as you might suppose. The Riverboat Discovery travels down the Chena River to the conflux of the Tanana twice daily during the summer months, taking hundreds of people on an informative educational cruise. With three decks, inside and out, speakers and remote video of the read more...

Sukothai Restuarant

Green sign hanging from ceiling that reads, Sukothai Thai Food

Posted by on June 18, 2014

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Located in the “old town” area of Pahoa, Hawaii in a noticeable red building across the street from Bank of Hawaii you will find Sukothai Restaurant. If you love or even slightly like Thai cuisine, then this is a stop you should not miss. A family run business, Sukothai is incredible! The inside has been colorfully repainted and new furniture read more...

Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival

Rock wall with oblong sign attached that reads Dutchess county Fairgrounds and has a silver cow in center

Posted by on June 18, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
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What could be better than beer and bourbon? Beer, bourbon & bacon! The Hudson Valley Craft Brew Fest is proud to bring the Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival to the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday, June 21st. Starting at 2pm gain access to breweries and distilleries from states across the US. Vendors will offer everything from bacon read more...

E and E Ice Cream Shop/Tigers Den Sports Shop

Street view of E&E Ice cream shop, beige color building with open sign in window. Colorful E&E sign at top of building

Posted by on June 15, 2014

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Wow, two businesses in one!  Last year the Tigers Den Sports Shop purchased a building in Strasburg that was formerly a much loved burger joint and ice cream shop.  The building was revamped for the Tigers Den and  kept the Ice Cream Shop section.  One can walk in and order ice cream, then mosey on back and pick out a read more...

Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market

Table display with various shapes and sizes of bottles of amber colored real maple syrup.

Posted by on June 15, 2014

Jun 4, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014
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What better way to shop for fresh produce and local foods than the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market. It is open every Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm June through October.   There is something here for everyone.  For example,  Camp Tuscazoar sells pure maple syrup from taps on the camp property. Numerous produce stands featuring herbs, lettuce, squashes, melons, cucumbers and tomatoes read more...

Hudson Valley Distillers Launch Party

Two small whiskey barrells with 3 bottles of liquor next to each

Posted by on June 15, 2014

Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014
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Hudson Valley Distillers is celebrating the launch of their first 3 spirits. Join them on Saturday, June 28th from noon-6pm for complimentary tours, tastings, light fare and music. There will even be entertainment for the kids! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and make a day of it. Proprietors Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer decided to start a farm distillery, read more...

Captain Kidd

Round wooden tables overlooking the waterway

Posted by on June 14, 2014

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This famous pirate bar is on Water Street, right next to the drawbridge in Woods Hole.  Recently renovated, the Captain Kidd is known for waterfront dining with many tables on the marina (called “Eel Pond”), with some seats out on a dock for the perfect summer dining al fresco.  Food is well priced and delicious with options including boiled lobster, read more...

Quicks Hole Tavern

Blue and white building with deep blue sky with clouds in background

Posted by on June 14, 2014

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Located right next to the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal in Woods Hole, Quicks Hole Tavern is a new farm-to-table restaurant and bar on two floors overlooking the harbor.  Known for it’s burgers, gourmet grilled cheese and cheese/charcuterie boards, Quicks Hole Tavern also boasts a great craft beer list, killer cocktails and excellent wines. Catching a ferry?  Try the pub menu read more...

Lewiston Museum

old sepia photo in hanging frame, photo book box, watch and skeleton key in glass cabinet

Posted by on June 10, 2014

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The historical society in Lewiston was conceived and born in 1973.  Situated in what once had been the old Baptist Church, it has had a number of changes over the years.  What once had the appearance and clutter of Grandma’s attic is now an easy to navigate room still filled with memorabilia from local families but also includes dioramas, maps, scale read more...

King Kamehameha Day Celebrations

King Kamehameha and Queen riding on their horses with leis around their neck

Posted by on June 10, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014
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  If you are staying at Holualoa Inn or anywhere on Hawaii’s Big Island this week, you are in luck as June 11 is King Kamehameha Day! It is a public holiday, offering you the unique opportunity to attend one of Hawaii’s most colorful events-The King Kamehameha Parade. Hawaiians from all 8 islands gather to celebrate their first monarch and read more...

Something Sweet

chocolate truffles

Posted by on June 10, 2014

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Something Sweet should be at the top of your to-do list when visiting historic downtown Allegan. The shop is located on the west side of Locust Street  which is the main street of Allegan. This nostalgic chocolate and candy shop has everything you could dream of to satisfy your sweet tooth.  From the cases of exquisite truffles in every flavor read more...

The Stanhope House

Rustic wooden sign with blue lettering - The Stanhope House

Posted by on June 9, 2014

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Billed as the “Last Great American Roadhouse”, the Stanhope House is an institution in the town. Built in the late 1700’s, it was once a stagecoach stop, tavern and post office before firmly establishing its reputation as the place where blues legends got their start. Some of the greats who have graced the Stanhope House stage include: Stevie Ray Vaughn, read more...

Hudson Valley Magazine’s Burger and Beer Bash

White plate with burger and fries on top

Posted by on June 9, 2014

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
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Join the Hudson Valley’s burger masters as they compete in the Battle of the Burger at the Hudson Valley Magazine’s Burger and Beer Bash on Thursday, July 31st at Shadows on the Hudson. The event begins at 6pm. Sample burgers from dozens of restaurants, meet the chefs, and vote for your favorite burger. Stick around until the end of the read more...

Black Forest Inn

Brown sign with words "Black Forest Inn" in gold lettering

Posted by on June 7, 2014

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One of New Jersey’s last remaining German restaurants, the Black Forest Inn has been dishing up exquisite Continental cuisine since 1978. Chef Heinz, founder and owner, was trained in Europe and has directed kitchens in the finest restaurants across the Continent, including the famous Hotel Savoy, prior to opening his own facility. Today, three generations of chefs collaborate to prepare read more...

Dong Phuong Bakery and Restaurant

Signage for Don Phuong Bakery

Posted by on June 5, 2014

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Dong Phuong means “east” in Vietnamese. Dong Phuong Bakery is East both geographically and culturally. Out in the swamplands along Chef Menteur Highway in 1981, an immigrant Vietnamese couple named De and Huong Tran started their restaurant and bakery, baking the pastries De learned in her father’s bakery as a child in Vietnam. Today its wholesale business supplies crusty French read more...

Doe Mountain

Welcome Center of Doe Mountain Recreational area

Posted by on June 2, 2014

May 5, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
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Over 8600 acres of forest, views, trails and a fire tower!  This is Doe Mountain which runs down the heart of Johnson County, TN.  Previously a wildlife management area with hunting, it is becoming an outdoor lovers paradise with mountain bike trails, hiking trails (various levels), ATV trails and soon, horseback riding trails. A dedicated group of volunteers is working read more...

Latitude 43 Music Festival

the outdoor stage at Art Park and the crowds waiting for the concert to begin

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
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If you remember Pub Fest from previous years, you remember lots of fun, food and music at Academy Park with the proceeds going to the Variety Kids Telethon.  What started in 2009 as a one day event has grown to a three day music fest relocated to the outdoor stage at Art Park.  This year you can expect to hear read more...

New York’s Free Fishing Days 2014

white pick up truck in front of Niagara River with people fishing on either side

Posted by on June 2, 2014

Jun 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
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Calling all fishermen!  Come fish along the Niagara River and in Lake Ontario.  This sport is becoming more and more popular every year.  While many of our visitors come for the many fishing tournaments that transpire all year long, two days in June are set aside to allow those who haven’t caught the fishing bug yet to give fishing a try. While read more...

Luxe Lewiston

white jacket with black appliques to the right of a rack of blouses

Posted by on May 31, 2014

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Consignment shops have become the next “it” destination and Luxe Lewiston is definitely THE place for gently worn designer clothing,  shoes and accessories when in Lewiston.  Set one block south of Center Street in the shopping center on the corner of Cayuga Street and South 8th Street, this is one of the Village’s hidden gems. You can find most anything there from read more...

Midnight Sun Run

Costumed runners

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014
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Every solstice in June, thousands of visitors travel from all over the country to take part in our midnight sun “street party:” a 6K run/walk beginning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and winds through the nearby neighborhoods. The fun part is: it doesn’t start until 10 pm on June 21st, and it is never too dark to run in read more...

Bamboo Giant

bamboo plants and pond in serene setting

Posted by on May 30, 2014

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Bamboo Giant IS!!!! Just down Freedom Blvd in Aptos, close to the ocean, backing onto a redwood studded hillside, invisible to cars speeding by, lies Giant Bamboo. Once you enter this magical bamboo kingdom, you find 31 acres of winding trails with over 15 acres planted with various types of bamboo. Offering bamboo consulting and design, delivery and full installations, read more...

The Pretzel Hut

A sign with the words "The Pretzel Hut" and the funky ice cream flavors for the week.

Posted by on May 28, 2014

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The Pretzel Hut is just the place to stop for a quick sandwich or soft ice cream cone. It is located just north of Lititz and is surrounded by woods. Although it is called The Pretzel Hut, they serve much more than just pretzels. The menu includes bison burgers, broasted chicken, quesadillas, and many other dinner specials. To top off read more...

The Whippletree

Gray shingled barn in the background with oval sign out front in cranberry and green reading "The Whippletree"

Posted by on May 28, 2014

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Driving along Route 6A in West Barnstable you will see a lot of antique homes with barns and gracious gardens. The Whippletree, a gift shop that specializes in holiday themed gifts and decorations, is housed in a particularly beautiful 250 year old antique barn that seems to enhance its floral gift items, whimsical ornaments, and country feel. Whether it be read more...

Maine Beer Company

row of white handles for different beers on tap

Posted by on May 28, 2014

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David & Dan Kleban started serving up beer in 2009, moving from their garage to Portland, to their new facility in Freeport in April of 2013.  Although Maine Beer Company’s major focus is on crafting hoppy American ales, they also produce many other varieties of ale, a porter and a fine stout. Unlike some microbreweries whose focus is on their read more...

Country Doctor Antiques

a yellow dinet with milk glass crockery and rooster decorations in front of a buffet on a wall of pictures and lamps

Posted by on May 24, 2014

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The Niagara County Antique Trail runs right down the main street in Lewiston and one of the stops on that trail is The Country Doctor, so named because their first location was an old dotor’s office building. Relocated now to a storefront on the other side of the street across from the local filling station, this shop is a co-op of read more...

Dark Water Distillery

The front entry of the Dark Water Distillery is very inviting.

Posted by on May 24, 2014

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Moonshine, White-Lightin’, Hooch, and Arkansas Clear Water…these terms all describe high proof distilled spirits that are growing in popularity in the US! Today, legit Moonshine distributors are popping up in areas never really known for producing the original illicit corn liquor. Dark Water Distillery has joined the growing trend of producing and selling 100 proof products. Carl Monday, a federal read more...

Kennedy Center

Brian Blade on stage performing for audience

Posted by on May 24, 2014

May 22, 2014 - May 14, 2020
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The nation’s capital is not often thought of as the cultural capital of the United States, an honorific probably reserved for New York. Or so I thought, until I heard about the Kennedy Center’s free concerts on the Millennium Stage every night at 6:00pm. Every big city has free art; Kansas City – my hometown – takes pride of hosting read more...

Gold Country Artists Gallery

Ceramics display at Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville, CA

Posted by on May 22, 2014

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Over fifty local artists display their hand-made paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics, glass works, textile and fabric pieces, and other 2D and 3D art here every day. The store is on historic Main Street in Placerville. They are open 10am-5pm daily, and 10am-9pm during Placerville ArtWalk, the third Saturday of each month. The gallery often stays open later on Friday and read more...

Center for Photography at Woodstock Lecture Series

Lecturer showing photographs on large screen to audience

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
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Woodstock is such an amazing artistic venue. Music, sculpture, art, and yes, even that ol’ die-hard photography, is embraced here in our lovely community nestled in the Catskill Mountains. Although the creative juices of residents and visiting artists flow all year long, summer always seems to offer a special opportunity for both residents and visitors alike. This summer the innovative read more...

The Warren Covered Bridge

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Posted by on May 21, 2014

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The town of Warren is one of many in Vermont that has its own Covered Bridge, crossing the famed Mad River. There are estimated to be just over 100 covered bridges in the State, giving Vermont the highest number of covered bridges per square mile in the country. The bridge is credited to William Bagley who lived in Warren from 1836 till 1884, and built the bridge between read more...

Great Alaskan Bowl Company

Wooden Moose outside door of Bowl Company

Posted by on May 17, 2014

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The aroma of freshly cut wood fills the gift area. The individuality of the exquisitely light weight birch bowls is amazing. These gifts are not just salad bowls, but can be ordered to commemorate graduations, weddings, with photos and laser inscriptions. Others are beautiful works of art for display, while others come packed with truly Alaskan gifts. You can even read more...

Niagara PediCab Co

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Posted by on May 15, 2014

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Niagara PediCab Company’s motto is “More than just a tour company, a concierge on wheels”  and is owned by a Niagara Falls native who really knows and loves the area. This blue, bicycle drawn, chariot is a wonderful way to take a personalized tour of Niagara Falls State Park.  A ride in the Pedicab is perfect for those of you who for whatever reason read more...

Scottie’s Diner and Scottie’s Dugout

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Posted by on May 15, 2014

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Opened in April 2014, Scottie’s Diner is located on State Route 94 in the Village of Washingtonville. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Scottie’s is home of the Mile-High Corned Beef Sandwich along with many other favorites. Enjoy your meal inside or, if the weather’s nice, take advantage of dining on the deck. Enjoy a classic diner meal at Scottie’s. read more...

Chive Sea Bar & Lounge

Posted by on May 15, 2014

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Walking into Chive Sea Bar and Lounge is like walking into an odd sort of paradise from the Roarin’ Twenties. You start to wonder, “Where am I? West Egg, Long Island with Jay Gatsby?” Not quite, Old Sport! Chive is the new definition of fine-dining in Savannah! Upon entering its dining room one becomes entranced with the fine crystal, the read more...

School House Winery

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Posted by on May 14, 2014

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The School House Winery is a 128 year old brick school house that has been restored and is now a boutique winery. The winery is  owned and operated by Dave and Jennifer Jagunic.  All the wines are made on premises by Dave himself! It was voted as Ohio’s most unique Winery by Discover Ohio.com in January of 2014.  The building read more...

Holmes County Rails-to Trails Benefit Auction

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Posted by on May 14, 2014

Jun 14, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014
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The Holmes County Rails-to Trails Benefit Auction, a yearly event, takes place every June.   This year’s auction is Saturday June 14th from 7 am-1 pm.  The Holmes County Rails-to Trails is the only trail in the country that allows  Amish buggies.  No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail.  All proceeds from the Benefit Auction go toward maintenance and read more...

Boom Baby Boutique

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Posted by on May 11, 2014

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This is not your average baby boutique; while clothing and nipple creams are great, and they have those, don’t worry, they are looking to enhance the parenting journey and remind parents that they are not alone, and more importantly, that each experience is different. Very different. And that all of this can be embraced on a community level. Raising children in read more...

Sierra Nevada House

Exterior of Historic Sierra Nevada House Est. 1850 with people eating on decks

Posted by on May 8, 2014

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The food at this local favorite just gets better every year! Chef Diana Greer and owner Keith Kerson work as a team to provide high-end casual dining that is bright and fun, with an emphasis on quality. They have wonderful steak, fish, seafood, and pasta dishes, and a great burger too. Their fresh vegetables are perfectly cooked and the salads read more...

Blooming Hill Farm

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Posted by on May 8, 2014

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Do you enjoy organic produce? If so, a visit to The Blooming Hill Farm is an essential stop in the Blooming Grove, NY area. The Farm hosts a farm stand on Saturdays from 10-2. Here, you can purchase fresh, organic produce that is in season. Not sure what’s available? Check out the selection on their website. Also during your visit read more...

Mothers Day Champagne Cocktail Tasting at Brotherhood Winery

Oval sign reading Brotherhood Winery

Posted by on May 8, 2014

May 11, 2014 - May 11, 2014
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Mothers give everything to their families and children. But what do you give her on Mothers Day? Raise your glass and toast to the woman who gives the most! What could be sweeter than spending time at America’s oldest winery, the Brotherhood Winery, and enjoying tastefully crafted, sparkling cocktails? Mixologist Gwen Sutherland Kaiser will be using Brotherhood’s renowned champagne coupled with read more...

Barrio Bakery & Pizza Barrio

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Posted by on May 7, 2014

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Espresso, muffins, sweet and savory croissants and rolls, cakes, tarts, big light-filled windows, whimsical local artwork on the walls, and a constant soundtrack of bluegrass and Americana music in the background — Barrio is a huge local favorite among the bakeries and coffee shops in town. Though it’s located off the beaten path, it’s worth the short walk from the read more...

ArtsRiot

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Posted by on May 7, 2014

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“Destroy apathy.” That’s ArtsRiot’s motto, painted in large characters on one of their exterior walls. Having gotten its start as a truck stop, similar to how most of Burlington’s favorite businesses have started, they moved into their bigger Pine Street location in the past year or so. They immediately set to work organizing the gallery space, booking local and national read more...

Misery Loves Company

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Posted by on May 7, 2014

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Misery Loves Company is a dining experience in downtown Winooski which has rapidly become very popular and very well-known among residents and visitors alike. Born from the partnership of a husband-wife-brother trio, their philosophy is pretty well summed up in a quote from one of the co-chefs and co-owners Nathaniel Wade: they were “sick of eating crap.” They started in read more...

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival- June 14-15, 2014

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Posted by on May 7, 2014

Jun 14, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
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Everybody knows that Louisiana is all about music. Now that Jazz Fest and French Quarter Festival are over, you’ve got another chance for the music festival experience, with a very different vibe. On June 14-15, 2014, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival at Louis Armstrong Park showcases contemporary Cajun and Zydeco music, crafts and food. Transport yourself right here in New Orleans read more...

Puna Music Festival – Kanikapila

Banner reading Kanikapila in Pahoa

Posted by on May 7, 2014

May 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014
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For it’s fourth year on Saturday May 10th, 2014 the Puna Music Festival hits the streets. From 5:00pm – 10:00pm, music and local artists will fill the streets of Pāhoa Village as it comes alive with music everywhere – from balconies, porches, windows, inside restaurants, in the parking lot of Island Naturals Health Food store, and inside the historic Akebono read more...

Jazz up your summer at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

Sculputure Garden where Jazz Show takes place

Posted by on May 5, 2014

May 23, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014
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This summer, at the The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, will be a great chance to melt off those winter DC blues and relax with some Jazz music. Each Friday, 5-8:30 pm starting May 23, the sculpture garden will feature new artists against the sunset.  Take a load off and soak in the amazing collection of large-scale sculptures. The best read more...

Beiler’s Grocery

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Posted by on May 5, 2014

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Beiler’s Grocery is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 5 pm.  Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Closed Sunday and religious holidays.  This shop is basically a nondescript, warehouse type building along a winding back road, and even though it’s located not far off Rt. 30, it’s completely off the beaten path, read more...

Boehringer’s Drive-In

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Posted by on May 5, 2014

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Eating at Boehringer’s is like stepping back in time, SERIOUSLY!  There’s a community-gathering atmosphere that you don’t see much any more, the food is great and the prices are definitely a throw-back (VERY low!).  Boehringer’s is closed for the winter, so everyone eagerly awaits opening day in the spring which typically coincides with the opening day of trout fishing!  During read more...

Hot Springs Farmers & Artisan Market

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Posted by on May 3, 2014

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Saturdays, 7am – noon; Tuesdays 5-7pm (as long as there is produce left) Tis the season for fresh and locally sourced vegetables and fruits to begin arriving at the historic downtown Farmers & Artisan Market. A trip to the market is great fun for persons of all ages. Arkansas strawberries are nearly ripe for the picking, and my mouth is read more...

Cooking School: Breakfast in Bed, An Art Form

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Posted by on May 2, 2014

May 1, 2014 - May 9, 2014
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May 9, 2014 from 11am to 3pm. Cost: $50 per person Location: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn Just in time for Mother’s Day, the chefs at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn created a Cooking School focused on serving a pretty and delicious breakfast in bed. By popular demand, this new Cooking School was developed to provide hands-on and fun learning in the read more...

Polo. Polo. Polo.

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Posted by on May 2, 2014

May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014
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Aberdeen Polo: May 18, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Venture out on a beautiful, late spring day to Camden, South Carolina, where you can enjoy the second oldest polo field in the nation. Designed and erected in 1898, this polo field has been declared a National Landmark and is held in perpetual trust by the Palmetto Trust for read more...

Aptos Street BBQ

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Posted by on May 2, 2014

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WE WILL SELL OUT!!! is spelled out in caps on the bottom of the first page of their website. Truer words were never spoken! Aptos St. Barbecue may have a giant smoker in the parking lot fired up by 6:30 every morning smoking, but there never seems to be enough for the barbecue hounds. They come from near and far read more...

American River Nature Center

American River Nature Center sign post

Posted by on May 1, 2014

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Kids and adults love to come in to this historic building to touch, see, do, and learn all about the local region. The Nature Center is open to the public Friday to Sunday from 10am-4pm, and admission is free. Kids can touch the taxidermied animals and see the resident live salamander. Their world opens up when they look at all read more...

The Buckley School of Public Speaking

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Posted by on May 1, 2014

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The Buckley School of Public Speaking, a nationally recognized business, promotes unique, hands-on training for business professionals who desire to become premier speakers. CEO’s, business executives, medical professionals, and individuals just like you learn to overcome their own challenges with public speaking and develop a skill set that allows them to express/deliver, with confidence, their messages. The Buckley School has read more...

Esbenshade’s Greenhouse

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Posted by on May 1, 2014

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Looking for the most beautiful flowers in town? Esbenshade’s is your place. Located along 322 in Brickerville, the locally owned business has been operating for over 50 years. They house new, unusual and hard-to-find plants every season of every year. At Esbenshade’s, they grow their own, so you know you’re getting the best quality and selection at the best price. read more...

Jungle Love

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Posted by on April 30, 2014

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Looking for a sarong to wear at the beach, maybe some cool jewelry, a toy for the upcoming birthday party, forget your bathing suit? Jungle Love is the store for you. This is a small shop, but believe me they take full advantage of the sidewalk space out front. This little unique boutique located in the Malama Market place area read more...

The Springerle House

A hand painted sign that reads "The Springerle House". There are other colonial-style images decorating the sign, making it look old

Posted by on April 29, 2014

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The Springerle House is open Monday – Saturday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  This quaint bakery and coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and baked goods.  The shop is a friendly, wonderful spot to hang out, gather with friends and feel like you’ve stepped back in time! The name “Springerle House” read more...

Gordonville Book Store

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Posted by on April 29, 2014

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The Gordonville Book Store is located in a nondescript, brown and beige cinder block building, along a winding back road in southern Lancaster County.  The store is open Monday – Thursday from 7 am – 5 pm, Friday from 7 am – 8 pm and Saturday from 7 am – 4 pm.  Closed Sundays. The Gordonville Book Store is an read more...

Garden Path Soap

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Posted by on April 29, 2014

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Garden Path Soap is an Amish-owned, homemade, natural soap, candle and herbal products shop in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  They’re located in the northern-Lancaster County town of New Holland, nestled among rolling hills and Amish farms.  Garden Path doesn’t list specific hours, but they are always closed on Sundays and religious holidays. This tiny shop which opened in read more...

The Lil Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm

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Posted by on April 29, 2014

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The Lil Country Store and Miniature Horse Farm is open Monday thru Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm.  Closed Sundays and religious holidays. This Amish-owned business gives visitors a little bit of everything… there are things to SEE like  a barn full of adorable miniature horses; pristine Amish buggies you can see parked in the barn; and a wood read more...

Farmhouse Memories

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Posted by on April 29, 2014

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The first time I visited this store I thought I was going to a “Scrap-booking shop” but I wasn’t quite right.  While they do sell scrap-booking and stamping items, they’re so much more than that!  Farmhouse Memories is part “craft shop”: they sell fabrics, papers, stickers, stamps, materials, tools and decorative items to make an assortment of unique handmade stuff; part read more...

Stoltzfus Carpet Shop

A photo of the shop floor where brooms are being made by Amish workers. No workers are shown, just machinery and materials & a few of the finished products.

Posted by on April 29, 2014

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Located 3 miles southeast of Intercourse, the Stoltzfus Carpet Shop isn’t JUST a carpet shop, they also sell other woven items like placemats, table runners and coasters, plus they make and sell an assortment of brooms (6 types to be exact!).  The shop does not list specific hours of operation, but they are DEFINITELY closed on Sunday. The owners and read more...

Soft As A Grape

Sweat Shirts Woods Hole Shopping

Posted by on April 28, 2014

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A T-shirt and sweat shirt retailer called Soft As A Grape has opened a new store in Woods Hole with great logo-wear to commemorate your trip to Cape Cod, Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard.  With retail outlets all over Cape Cod, Soft As A Grape is known as a quality purveyor of insignia-wear and other memorabilia. When traveling to Martha’s read more...

Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market

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Posted by on April 28, 2014

May 10, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
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Get ready for fresh produce and plants. The 2014 season at Tanana Valley’s Farmer’s Market begins May 10th. It is the oldest established farmers market in Alaska and it is the only one located within its own permanent building. The Farmer’s Market here in Fairbanks has become a staple on the list of things to do here in the summer. read more...

Falmouth Village Blooming

White sign reading Falmouth Village Blooming

Posted by on April 25, 2014

May 1, 2014 - May 11, 2014
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Falmouth Village Blooming takes place during the first two weeks of May and includes a variety of events. The kickoff is on May 1st when local businesses put their May baskets on display. This year in addition to the panel of judges and awards there will be a people’s choice award which will be selected based on votes submitted by read more...

The River Store

Exterior of The River Store with its sign and deck with standing kayaks

Posted by on April 25, 2014

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Locally owned for over 25 years, this is “the” local paddling shop that is open year-round, providing visitors and locals alike with literature, information, equipment, sundries and cold drinks for your day out (and ice cream for when you come back!). They sell and teach about gear and items for playing on the water whether it be inflatable kayaks, hardshell read more...

Meyer the Mad Hatter

Glassed in showcase of an assortment of men's hats

Posted by on April 25, 2014

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In the last few years, hats have made a comeback. All self-respecting New Orleans Bywater hipsters, not to mention the Williamsburg versions, sport fedoras. At our spring music festivals like Jazz Fest, every other head is topped by a straw hat. In New Orleans, we’ve got a history with hats going way back. Meyer the Hatter, the store a block read more...

Lewiston Garden Festival

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Posted by on April 24, 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - Jun 22, 2014
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Lewiston’s Garden Festival is held in June so that local gardens have had time to recover from winter and flowers are blooming.  Between seven and ten area gardens are opened for public viewing.  These can range from formal gardens to wildflower gardens to xeroscape. Along with a map of gardens in Lewiston that are open for public viewing on these days, read more...

Claire Murray

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Posted by on April 22, 2014

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The Claire Murray store in West Barnstable, MA is housed in an antique barn along the Old King’s Highway that was recently recognized for its beautiful restoration work by the local historical society. Specializing in hand-hooked rugs, Claire Murray has been a well-recognized name in New England for more than 20 years. Having relocated from New York to Nantucket to read more...

Mad Hatter Antique Mall

A large warehouse building with Mad Hatter Antiques painted on the outside

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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The Mad Hatter is open Thursday – Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.  Located in a former hat factory, they offer 15,000 square foot of space and over 100 different dealers for a crazy-good shopping experience. The Mad Hatter places a premium on shopping convenience.  They have plenty of parking, new/clean rest rooms, wide aisles and well lit space, read more...

Black Walnut Winery

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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The Black Walnut Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon – 6 pm, or by appointment. Black Walnut Winery is the result of four friends following their passion!  Starting out making wine in their own home, their wine-making operation grew to the point where the only way to “get their home back” was to set up a “real” winery!  read more...

Hope Springs Farm

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Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Hope Spring Farm is a Mennonite-Owned, organic cheese maker in northern Lancaster County.  Their cheese and whole-foods shop is open six days a week:  Monday – Friday 7 am – 8 pm, Saturday 7 am – noon, Closed Sunday (and religious holidays). The owner of Hope Springs Farm, Lauren Weaver, is a strong proponent of organic practices for every aspect read more...

General Heath’s Antiques

A brown clapboard 1-story building with a sign that reads "General Heath Antiques"

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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General Heath’s is a relatively small multi-dealer shop in the heart of Adamstown (Antique Capital), PA, but what they lack in size they make up for in quality and service.  The shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.  Saturday and Sunday they’re open from 9 am – 5 pm.  They’re closed Tuesdays. The read more...

Stoudtburg Village

Large sign that reads Stoudtburg Village with "German" looking buildings behind it.

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Stoudtburg Village is a unique collection of shops, restaurants, and residences in the heart of Adamstown (Antique Capital), PA.  Built to feel like a small German hamlet, most of the buildings in the village have a shop of some sort downstairs and the proprietor’s residence upstairs.  Each building faces a pedestrian stone walkway… no car traffic!  There’s a cute town read more...

Wonderful Good Market

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Posted by on April 22, 2014

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As the name suggests, this market IS wonderful, starting with the absolutely amazing smells and progressing from there!  The market is open Wed. from 11 am to 7 pm, Thurs. – Sat. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday 7:30 am to 3:00 pm (perfect for the antiquers!).  The location is behind the Stoudts Pub/Restaurant/Brewery complex and antique mall… basically read more...

Dave’s Diner

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Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Dave’s diner is open seven days a week, but only for breakfast and lunch.  They open at 6 am every morning.  Mid-week they close at 2 pm, on weekends (Friday & Saturday nights) they close at 3:00 pm!! Dave’s is an old-school, small, no-frills diner located right on the main thoroughfare (272) of Adamstown… also known as “Antiques Capital USA”.  read more...

German Trading Post

A large red warehouse wtih snow on the roof and cars parked out front. A round sign on the roof reads German Trading Post

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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The German Trading Post is open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.  It’s one of the first antique malls you come to in Antiques Capital, located basically at the intersection of 272 (North Reading Road) and 76 (the PA Turnpike).  The German Trading Post is set back off the road, behind the Black Horse Restaurant. Take read more...

Stoudts Brewing Company

Grey building with lime green trim. Big glass window showing brewing equipment behind. Sign that reads Stoudts Brewing Company

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Stoudts Brewing Company is an award winning micro-brewery started by Ed Stoudt back in 1987, well before micro-brews were all the rage they are today! The brewery is connected to a restaurant, pub and antique mall that’s only open on Sundays. If you’re interested in touring the brewery, they typically offer three tours on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Most days read more...

Stoudt’s Black Angus Restaurant and Brew Pub

One story restaurant with parking lot out front and sign to the left that reads "Black Angus Restaurant and Brew Pub"

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Stoudt’s Black Angus Pub and Restaurant are open seven days a week.  Monday – Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from noon – 10 pm and Sunday from 11:30 – 8:00 pm. As you can see by the outside of the building, this place has CHARACTER!   Inside is just as eclectic, beginning with an antique car right read more...

Stoudtburg Antiques

Large, grey one story warehouse structure with blue sign over top that reads Stoutburg Antiques

Posted by on April 22, 2014

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Stoudtburg Antiques…or Stoudts Black Angus Antique Mall as they refer to themselves on their website… is ONLY open on Sundays from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Seasonally (summer/fall) they have an outdoor pavilion that’s open from 4:30 am – noon. This large antique complex is a series of warehouse-type structures that stretch from the beer garden located behind Stoudts brewery read more...

Antique Extravaganza Weekend

A display in an antique store with a shelf full of different color thread, three doll, some pottery and quilts... all nicely arranged

Posted by on April 22, 2014

Jun 26, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014
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Extravaganza Weekend in Adamstown, PA (aka: Antique Capital USA) is an event to behold.  Adamstown already has an incredible concentration of Antique shops and malls lining the “strip” along 272.  But for Extravaganza Weekend, it’s just “more-so”!!!  There are more vendors than usual, shops are open for longer hours, and there are more deals to be had.  Extravaganza happens three read more...

Spring Migration Celebration

Creamer's Field Bird Migration arrival

Posted by on April 21, 2014

May 3, 2014 - May 3, 2014
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The birds are coming! The birds are coming! The birds are coming in by the millions! Celebrate our warm weather coming back and enjoy the amazing variety of migratory fowl right here in Fairbanks, Alaska. This event focuses on the incoming flocks that flood the fields of Creamer’s Wildlife Refuge. Take a leisurely walk along the wonderful nature trails through read more...

Mother’s Day Tea

Posted by on April 18, 2014

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014
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Treat your Mom,Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Cousin or just spend some fun time with your girlfriends at a Mother’s Day Tea.  Along with a delicious three course lunch and trying new tea flavors, two spring make-it, take-it crafts are included in the fare.  Not crafty you say, not to fear you will be guided through the process and will be amazed read more...

Common Wheel Artists Co-op 40th Anniversary

store front for commonwheel artists

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014
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“The  Old Spokes” opening reception, on April 18, will be in conjunction with the 3rd Friday Art walk in Manitou Springs. More than 40 artists  that have been involved with the Common Wheel Artists Co-op over the years have been asked to share one or two of their favorite or newest pieces of art. Featured artists in the show will read more...

Stone’s Throw

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Posted by on April 18, 2014

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When I walk through the door of Stone’s Throw, I immediately feel happy. Yes, this is one of the numerous galleries in Bayfield. Yes, the owner is one of a number of very talented artists in the area. But there is simply something about the place, the building, the displays that make me happy. This shop is obviously a focal read more...

Nobska Light House

Picture of the shoreline. Water on right, sand on left

Posted by on April 18, 2014

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Nobska Light is an iconic lighthouse on the Cape Cod coastline, walking distance from the village of Woods Hole and facing the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  This lighthouse is much visited in the summer and for good reason — it is the best view around!  Sunrises and sunsets here are just breathtaking as the pinks, oranges, and yellows paint the read more...

Lincoln Canoe & Kayak

woman in red kayak paddling away from forested shore

Posted by on April 18, 2014

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For over 50 years, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak has been building custom kayaks and canoes, and has recently broadened their offerings to include paddleboards, accessories, as well as Yakima racks. Lincoln is not a mass production shop, but purely a custom manufacturer, specializing in composite construction (kevlar and carbon fiber, as well as fiberglass), as well as offering their hulls read more...

Fire Street Food

Yellow Lettering Fire with Turquoise Lines and Grey Street Food

Posted by on April 18, 2014

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It’s hard to find decent Asian food in the heart of the south, sometimes, but look no further! Fire Street Food’s take on Asian-fusion American contemporary food will dash away any doubts you may have. The atmosphere of this fine establishment reeks of color, opportunity, and creativity; it’s hard to guess that Fire Street serves primarily Asian food. The neo-modern read more...

The Farm at Walnut Creek

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Posted by on April 18, 2014

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The Farm at Walnut Creek is a unique adventure enjoyable for all ages.  A working farm that includes exotic animals exposes one to country living and farm life!  Take a one hour wagon ride over 120 acres of rolling farmland and woods.  During your wagon ride you will see the animals in their natural habitat. The animals will approach the read more...

Stoney Beach in Woods Hole

Woods Hole Inn easy walking distance to Stoney Beach

Posted by on April 17, 2014

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Stoney Beach is a hidden gem, tucked on the back side of Woods Hole Massachusetts on Cape Cod, facing towards Buzzards Bay.  Stoney is known as the place to go when the wind blows from the southwest (the prevailing wind) which makes it a great spot to know about in the shoulder seasons when you want to swim but the read more...

Cafe Brio

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Posted by on April 13, 2014

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Every city has one – a restaurant loved by locals and visitors alike. A restaurant that stands the test of time by delivering the total experience again and again. A restaurant you just keep wanting to return to each time you visit or celebrate. In Victoria this is Cafe Brio, an 85 seat eatery serving “West Coast Cuisine” with a read more...

Living History at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Living HIstory Mountain Man in his rustic camp in Coloma

Posted by on April 10, 2014

Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 9, 2016
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History comes alive in the park on second Saturdays, from 10am to 3pm. Volunteer docents in period dress demonstrate aspects of pioneer life, such as rope making, candle dipping, and old-fashioned log sawing. All those and other activities are hands-on, with kids getting a special kick out of doing these activities themselves. You can also see and learn about spinning, read more...

Mansion in May

Outside of a brick mansion

Posted by on April 4, 2014

May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
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From May 1st through May 31st, 2014, Blairsden, 17th in the “Mansion in May” series, will be open to the public. The signature fundraiser of the Women’s Association of Morristown (NJ) Medical Center, the series has attracted thousands of visitors and raised millions of dollars to support the hospital’s programs. Every two years since 1974 some of the most elegant read more...

Dry Hill General Store

Counters with lots of things you need at home

Posted by on April 3, 2014

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Started about 10 ten years ago after Richard retired, this little “deli” of Carolyn’s has grown into a full fledged old fashioned country store and restaurant!  Now the locals come for good food, everything needed to keep a family in food, flowers and flour and live music on Saturday nights! Expanded to the side with more tables for enjoying Carolyn’s read more...

Pahoa Fresh Fish

Sign reading Pahoa Fresh Fish in green and beige

Posted by on April 1, 2014

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Whether you are staying in and/or around Pahoa, Hawaii or just passing through on a sight seeing venture be sure to stop into the Malama Market Place shopping center, just off of Highway 130 as you enter the town Pahoa. On your left just past Subway Sandwich is a little local spot, “Pahoa Fresh Fish”. Always made fresh at the read more...

Oley Architectural Antiques

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Posted by on April 1, 2014

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Oley Architectural Antiques is open Monday and Thursday – Sunday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, closed Monday & Tuesday. If you’re looking for large, unique antiques, focal points for a room, fireplace surrounds, amazing doors, pillars, wrought iron, stained glass, hand-carved bars and the like, this is where you’re likely to find it in Lancaster County.  This is NOT read more...

Woodstock Writer’s Festival April 3 – 6, 2014

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Mar 31, 2014 - Apr 8, 2014
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It may be called a writer’s festival, but this event is for anyone who loves words – and a good time. The four-day event begins with a participatory Story Slam on Thursday night, with selected members of the public sharing a short piece of writing on a shared topic. On Friday, day-long workshops delve into topics as diverse as building read more...

Northeast Tennessee Quilt Trail

Purple iris on Dry Hill Road

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Apr 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
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As you travel throughout NE Tennessee you may notice large 8×8′ quilt patterns painted on the sides of barns, buildings and stores.  These are part of the Appalachian Quilt Trail which goes from  Johnson County Mountain City on the far eastern edge of the state the Celtic Quilt Trail in Houston County, TN. The Quilt Trail idea was started in read more...

Free Tours By Foot

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Posted by on April 1, 2014

Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014
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DC by Foot offers a name-your-own-price Washington, DC tours.  Our tours have no upfront costs, allowing you to pay what you think a tour was worth or what you could afford once the tour is finished. This encourages our guides to be at their very best on your tour.  In addition to walking tours, we also offer food, bike, bus read more...

Race Point Lighthouse

Posted by on March 30, 2014

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Race Point Lighthouse is located at the elbow between Herring Cove Beach and Race Point Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore Provincelands. The surrounding body of water is known as the “the Race” by locals and is a popular fishing spot. This is also where Cape Cod Bay meets the open Atlantic. The Lighthouse was built in 1876 and read more...

The Argonaut Farm to Fork Café

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Posted by on March 30, 2014

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This cute café is nestled under shady trees and overlooks Coloma’s American River. Owner Brigette Faieta and her team make delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, and snack plates, with vegan, gluten-free, and raw options. Even their shelf snacks are healthy. They offer breakfast and lunch year-round. Feel hungry? Try a gorgeous salad or smoked turkey sandwich. Thirsty? They will make you a read more...

Dametra Cafe

Posted by on March 27, 2014

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The name Dametra stems from a combination of Bashar Sneeh’s and Faisal Nimri’s  homelands: Damascus plus Petra, the ancient Jordanian city near the Dead Sea.   They became friends when they discovered they both played the oud, a stringed instrument similar to a mandolin, and wanted to create a restaurant setting like people were in their own home.  Their genuine friendly attitude and hugs read more...

International Curling Bonspiel

Curling tem

Posted by on March 27, 2014

Apr 3, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014
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This year’s International Bonspiel occurs April 3-6th, and is a great time to introduce yourself to the sport. Unique to northern climates, curling can be likened to a huge refrigerated shuffleboard, with a very heavy rock or stone that is guided down a sheet of ice, assisted by players who work hard to ensure its delivery toward the goal. A read more...

Deluxe Foods of Aptos

Array of fresh vegetables

Posted by on March 26, 2014

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Deluxe IS DELUXE!!! Everything you might wish in your local grocery, but, more. A local family owned market, that constantly improves with each passing year, over 30 and going strong. Deluxe is is my favorite place to go for meat, fish, cheese, and produce. Fresh and beautiful locally grown produce, fresh baked bread, meats and seafood of the highest quality read more...

Breakfast with the Bunny in Carmel-by-the-Sea

heads of two bunnies the one on the left is white and light brown and the one on the right is light brown. their heads are tilted together and the are standing in yellow and pink easter eggs

Posted by on March 26, 2014

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014
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This year will be the 19th annual, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Celebration in the heart of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea’s on Sunday, April 19, 2014.  This is not an Easter Egg Hunt for sure.    The Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Lions Club sponsors this ever popular annual event where residents, locals from the surrounding areas and out of town tourists staying in Carmel-by-the-Sea’s forty plus charming read more...

Canterbury Place

Stoneware mugs with Lewiston NY and a fern leaf imprinted on them

Posted by on March 26, 2014

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This is your go to place for Yankee Candles in Lewiston, but candles are far from the only item they carry. Canterbury Place is also the only carrier of the Cat’s Meow Village pieces, featuring local buildings like The Little Yellow House, Frontier House, Old Stone Jug and more.  Check out the needle point pillows with local Youngstown and Lewiston read more...

The Strasburg Antique Mall

Strasburg Antique Mall, large one story brick building with name of business across the top of building in white lettering.

Posted by on March 25, 2014

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One of the best Antique stores in the Tuscarawas/Holmes county area is the Strasburg Antique Mall.  Located at 1020 North Wooster Avenue in Strasburg, the Antique Mall occupies the space that once was a grocery store.  Along with its original store the Antique Mall has now taken over two other empty spaces which brings an additional 3000 square feet.  Take read more...

Coop Market Grocery & Deli

Display cases of vegetable produce with Alaskan grown sign above displays

Posted by on March 25, 2014

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Welcome to the new Foodland! By re-purposing a long vacant building that used to house a typical grocery store 50 years ago, Coop Market has done an incredible remix of both building and product to create the largest selection of local produce in the interior. The mission of this store is to bring together regional foods, with an eye toward read more...

Quilting ‘n Cuisine Mini Shop Hop

Beautiful display of multi colored bolts of fabric from one of the Quilting and Cuisine mini shop hop

Posted by on March 25, 2014

Apr 11, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014
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Calling all quilters or anyone who has a passion for fabric!  A yearly shop hop that has become very popular in the Amish country.  This mini shop hop combines the best of both worlds, food and fabric!  So gather your friends and call today to get your ticket.  The shop hop is for one of two days in April, either read more...

Springtime at Ashokan Reservoir

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Posted by on March 24, 2014

Mar 20, 2014 - Jun 20, 2014
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Spring is here and one of the prettiest places near Woodstock to enjoy Mother Nature’s beauty is the Ashokan Reservoir. Home to the drinking water for New York City’s residents, this site is also home to nesting Bald Eagles and migrating loons, ducks and other birds migrating northward. Completed in 1915 the reservoir has a 255 square-mile drainage basin and read more...

Bob’s Dairyland

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Posted by on March 24, 2014

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Bob’s Dairyland in Roan Mountain, TN has been serving guests the best bbq and better burgers since 1956.  The only changes to the family friendly restaurant is a piece across the front of the original building to serve as an entrance area. Burger prices haven’t been raised for 3 years and the sizes of the meals are stupendous!  It doesn’t read more...

Louisiana Music Factory

Inside wall of store with Lousiana Music Factory written on yellow drum

Posted by on March 24, 2014

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Louisiana Music Factory was a beloved fixture on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, across from the House of Blues, since 1996.    Now it’s moved to the ever-expanding Frenchmen Street entertainment district, with its grand “re-opening” on March 8, 2014. And that makes it an integral part of the popular music scene that draws locals and tourists alike.   When read more...

Veterans Park Memorial

Howitzer Canon mounted on concrete with stone wall at side

Posted by on March 24, 2014

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Shortly after the Civil war monument was moved from the Mt Pleasant cemetery to the mall behind the Abbott Memorial Library, the local Grand Army of the Republic Post (Civil War veterans) acquired two Civil war cannons. It is believed that the cannons were naval guns and one was placed on a granite base next to the Civil War monument read more...

Valley Shepherd Creamery

facade of building with sign that says "Sheep Shoppe". Decorated with hay bales and pumpkins

Posted by on March 21, 2014

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Valley Shepherd Creamery is a family-owned, self-sustaining sheep farm set on 120 pristine acres of farmland in northern New Jersey. Spending a day at the farm can be quite an adventure. Begin your visit at the Sheep Shoppe where you can nibble on a variety of artisan cheeses, buy cheese-related gadgets and sample other comestibles. Also offered are several interesting read more...

Stagecoach Inn Restaurant

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Posted by on March 21, 2014

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The Stagecoach Inn, a long time local family restaurant in Manitou Springs, is said to be an old stagecoach stop. Outside the front of the restaurant sits an authentic stagecoach to climb in and experience what the ride might have been like; it is a wonderful photo opportunity with the family. The comfortable inviting Colorado family restaurant and lounge has read more...

La Cuchina Italian Kitchen

White sign with red letters saying La Cucina

Posted by on March 19, 2014

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This small outstanding restaurant has a professional photographer as its chef so you know each item is a work of art! Not only are the soups unique and sooo tasty, the homemade bread to dip into the home made spicy sauces and freshly grated cheeses dips nicely into the soup. A small selection of dishes because each item is freshly read more...

The Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks

Keeter Center of College of Ozarks restaurant staff smiling in front of food station with murals of students milking cows and other scenes

Posted by on March 18, 2014

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If you are looking for a Wow experience, go enjoy the Sunday brunch from 10 AM – 2PM at the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks, a short ride from the city of Branson, MO. The center is very rustic and was designed to reflect a Maine Lodge (Dobyns Hall) displayed at the 1904 World’s Fair. What’s wonderful read more...

St Patricks Day in New Orleans

crowds outside of Tracey's Bar waiting for the St. Paddy parade

Posted by on March 17, 2014

Mar 15, 2014 - Mar 17, 2014
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New Orleans is the original New World melting pot of ethnicity and race.   We got Mardi Gras from the French, beer and brass bands from German immigrants, St. Joseph’s Day altars and red gravy from the Italians, jazz from African-Americans, and wrought iron balconies from the Spanish. It would be a mistake, though, to overlook the Irish contribution. In read more...

West Barnstable Tables

Posted by on March 15, 2014

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In 1970 a couple of crafty guys who wanted to create beautiful and functional furniture from antique salvage decided to set up shop in an old barn and cranberry sorting building across the street from a railroad depot in the tiny hamlet of West Barnstable on Cape Cod. Since its inception, West Barnstable Tables has produced magnificent dining tables, sideboards, read more...

Cape May Easter Fashion Stroll

Three boys walking with Easter bunny holding numbers dressed in shirts, ties and hats. Crowd watching contestants.

Posted by on March 14, 2014

Apr 20, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014
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The Cape May Washington Street Mall will be alive with activity on Easter Sunday, April 20, when participants for the Easter Fashion Stroll in their best outfits register at noon near the Rotary Clock. The stroll starts at one o’clock. There are prizes for children by age. The groups are 3 and under, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13 and up. There read more...

Atlantic Seal Cruises

Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Are you interested in enjoying time on the water while you learn your way around Casco Bay, about local history, doing a bit of lobstering and see all kinds of seals, bald eagles, and maybe porpoises and whales? Then, Captain Tom Ring and his 40’ converted lobster boat are just the ticket! A Freeport native, Captain Ring (a graduate of read more...

Cafe Chocolate

Glass covered cakeplate with chocolate desserts displayed

Posted by on March 13, 2014

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Cafe Chocolate is a must when visiting historical downtown Lititz. Located on Main Street, the small cafe boasts incredible organic eats, fair-trade coffee and espresso, as well as a plethora of decadent chocolate truffles. Our favorite drink has to be this famous “Turbo”, made up of steamed milk, rich chocolate and a shot of espresso makes this the perfect pick-me-up! read more...

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Photo of a man with suspenders and a brim hat looking down into a gold pan

Posted by on March 12, 2014

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Coloma is where gold was discovered, and it’s the perfect place to learn how to pan for the precious flakes. The Park offers gold panning lessons every day of the week from 10:00am to 3:00pm, on the hour during peak season, and by request off season. The cost is $7.00 per person for a lesson, and the use of a read more...

Bella Italia

Two crab cakes and shrimp on a bed of spinach linguini.

Posted by on March 11, 2014

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In English “Bella Italia” means “beautiful Italy”, and this lovely restaurant is reminiscent of a Tuscan trattoria, complete with gold stucco walls and a mural of villas set on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Family-owned for nearly 20 years, the whole gang works in the restaurant; our waitress, Maria, the youngest of the clan was very knowledgeable about how read more...

Avery’s Poboys

red, white and blue AQvery po-boy sign, oval shaped hanging over front entrance

Posted by on March 10, 2014

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The Mid-City area of New Orleans is undergoing a massive physical transformation, with the new 1.2 billion dollar University Medical Center project taking over 34 acres of wide swath of land bounded by Tulane Avenue, South Claiborne, Canal Street and South Galvez. When it opens, it will bring many hungry doctors, nurses, health care staffers, and relatives of patients to read more...

Springfest Garden Show

Water spilling ovre a tier of rock

Posted by on March 10, 2014

Mar 13, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014
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I’m hanging up my snow shovel and digging out my gardening gloves. The 18th Annual Springfest Garden Show will be held this week in the Conservatory of the Sussex County Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As in the past, the area’s prominent landscape companies have been busy all winter designing their displays and building their glorious gardens. Avid read more...

Sight & Sound Theater – Moses

Stage with the image of Moses parting the red sea projected to a screen on a large stage. "Moses" is writen in large font.

Posted by on March 9, 2014

Mar 8, 2014 - Feb 7, 2015
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Sight and Sound Theater is know for bringing biblical stories to life, and with their latest production, Moses, they’ve “hit it out of the park”!! Performances are held Tuesday – Saturday.  Mid-Week shows are at either 11:00 am and 2:45 pm.  Friday showings are at 2:45 pm and 6:30 pm.  On Saturday you’ve got three options:  11:00 am, 2:45 pm read more...

Graham Realty

Posted by on March 7, 2014

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Many people who visit Camden and enjoy the wonderful experiences of this area return in hopes of making Camden their home. History, Horses and Hospitality. There is so much to love about this county and there is so much to do. Those returning want to select a relocation company that offers the “whole” package. For more than 35 years, Graham read more...

It’s Personal Wine

Store sign with background pictures of a wine bottle and dancers that says "It's Personal, personalized wine labels - Wine that's mine! - Wine Lounge"

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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Paula Gendron’s comfortable, friendly wine bar is moving down the road to 414 Historic Main Street. They will be re-opened soon to continue to offer a large variety of wines and beers. It is bright and cheerful during the day, and cozy at night. Restaurants and shops are just steps away making this a great before- and after- dinner location. read more...

Lake Catherine State Park

Painted wooden sign of the park

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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The Hot Springs region provides great parks and lakes for exploring, hiking, and water activities. One of the jewels is Lake Catherine State Park, located about 15 miles from the city. This state park has it all: camping, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing boats, beach, and our favorite hiking trails. The park rangers offer cool classes and guided tours, from bald read more...

Falmouth Sports Center

Falmouth sports center fitness and tennis facility

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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The Falmouth Sports Center is a large facility with everything from indoor tennis courts and racquetball courts to a large weight room and an expansive cardio fitness room. The equipment featured in the cardio arena and strength training includes such names as Freemotion, Keiser, Hammer and Body Masters as well as all manner of free weights. The fitness center has read more...

Mountain Jam 2014

Concert stage with mass of people in front

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Jun 5, 2014 - Jun 9, 2014
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Mountain Jam 2014 takes place June 5-9, 2014.  Initial line-ups of one of the best concerts of the summer – even if it happens in Spring – are just announced.  There will be Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Michael Franti & Spearhead and that’s just for starters.  Four days of amazing music, all set outdoors in the beautiful backdrop of read more...

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

Outdoor sign of Oaklawn park

Posted by on March 5, 2014

Jan 10, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014
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Post time: 1:00pm every day except Sundays, at 1:30 pm;  General admission $2 The fun and excitement of live thoroughbred racing is found at the historic Oaklawn Park from January through mid-April every year. Oaklawn is one of the most actively attended racing venues in the country! The paddock (where the race horses are saddled and the jockey’s climb aboard) read more...

Introduction to Irish Step Dancing

Irish step dancers at the Falmouth Museums on the Green

Posted by on March 3, 2014

Mar 16, 2014 - Mar 16, 2014
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Introduction to Irish Step Dancing at the Falmouth Museums on the Green is just one of many exciting events in Falmouth, Cape Cod over the St. Patrick’s Weekend. The Haler School will present some of their students who will demonstrate to the audience some of the moves and the dances that are part of the tradition of Irish Step Dancing. read more...

a.Lure Low Country Cuisine

Grey background with white lettering reading alure

Posted by on March 3, 2014

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At a.Lure Low Country Cuisine, not everything is as they appear. a.Lure is not your average fine dining retreat it’s an explosion of creativity and stunning ambiance that dazzles even the most experienced foodies. Originally a divorce lawyer, the chef of a.Lure discovered his love of cuisine later in life and, unlike most chefs, did not go to culinary school. read more...

KALAPANA CULTURAL TOURS

overlaying picture of hot lava flowing down mountain with

Posted by on March 2, 2014

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Kalapana Cultural Tours started with a few young men taking folks on a night time hike across the lava field of Kalapana to experience the lava flow, up close and personal. The flow stopped going into the ocean across Kalapana in November of 2013. The great folks of Kalapana Cultural Tours changed direction, got a boat, and now take you read more...

Squirrel Point Lighthouse on the Kennebec

lighthouse looking over river to white church

Posted by on March 2, 2014

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One of several picturesque lighthouses on the Kennebec River, Squirrel Point Light, requires a hike of about a mile through meadows, salt marshes, and forests, ending in a beautiful river view. The lighthouse was built in 1895 to provide guidance for the many ships moving along the Kennebec to and from Bath, a major ship-building center since colonial times. The read more...

Ice Skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden

People ice skating on the ice rink

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Dec 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2014
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These days, there are few things that one can share with the youth of today and be truly transported to ones own youth.  Ice Skating is such a thing.  This frosty yet festively fun activity is guaranteed to put laughter in your heart and a big smile on your face.  We suggest you visit The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden read more...

Paws & Tail Pantry

Gray store front with yellow sign

Posted by on February 27, 2014

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Dog owners of Ulster County rejoice!  There is a store here in Rosendale that can provide your pup with the finest possible healthy diet that is available to date!  Paws & Tail Pantry is a family owned business centrally located in the town of Rosendale, New York.  They offer a variety of natural pet foods and supplies and their priority read more...

Zameen

White sign with Zameen mediterranean Cuisine printed on it

Posted by on February 27, 2014

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Who doesn’t love, fresh and local? Even better when it is a Mediterranean Restaurant, reflecting the food grown in and around Aptos’ Central Coast Mediterranean countyside. Zameen, with its Moroccan inspired décor, airy tiled interior spilling out to a patio with intimate seating warmed by heaters, is the right stop any time between 11 AM and 8 PM, Tuesday through read more...

French Quarter Festival – 2014

Johnny Sansome holding microphone and singing

Posted by on February 27, 2014

Apr 10, 2014 - Apr 13, 2014
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The French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, this year held April 10-13, bills itself as the South’s largest FREE festival.   Really, the French Quarter itself-2/3 of a square mile, some of which is water- can hardly contain the 800 musicians who’ll play at 21 stages!   Whether you like zydeco, traditional jazz, rhythm and blues, brass bands, funk, or read more...

You Art What You Eat

White ceramic platter with fruit and cheese

Posted by on February 27, 2014

Mar 6, 2014 - Mar 20, 2014
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You Art What You Eat is a very popular annual fundraiser for the Falmouth Art Center.  This year there are 10 local restaurants that are participating . To participate and benefit the Falmouth Art Center all you need to do is go out for dinner once at any of the fabulous restaurants identified below OR, even better, go to one read more...

Hummingbird Days UCSC

A hummingbird

Posted by on February 27, 2014

Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014
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A flash of color, a whir of wings flitting hither and yon, and you know the hummingbirds are here. Flashing their iridescent colors to communicate with each other, they are tiny but mighty and back in the Santa Cruz area from their wintering in southern California and Mexico. Hummingbirds love salvia, columbine, or other deep throated plant from which they read more...

Azure Cafe

Black sign with white lettering over outside patio covered in red umbrellas

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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Azure Café is “A taste of Italy on the coast of Maine,” featuring sustainable seafood, organic and all natural beef & pork dishes. The menu includes traditional Italian entrees such as Marsala and lasagna dishes and traditional Maine coast entrees, such as lobster rolls or fish n’chips. Azure is open seven days a week, serving lunch from 11:30 – 3PM, read more...

Cape Abilities Farm

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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Known for their award-winning tomatoes, Cape Abilities Farm provides locally grown produce to area restaurants and summer residents and visitors. Located along scenic Route 6A in Dennis, MA the farm operates under the umbrella of the Cape Abilities organization whose mission is to provide employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod, as well as to educate, provide housing, read more...

St Patrick’s Weekend in Falmouth Village

Eight Cousins Bookstore for St Patrick's Day

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Mar 14, 2014 - Mar 17, 2014
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St Patrick’s Weekend in Falmouth Village is set to be a fabulous event as Falmouth is transformed into O’Falmouth for the weekend.  A centerpiece of our celebration is Liam McQuire’s Irish Pub which is one of New England’s top ten Irish Restaurants (per the Boston Globe). All throughout Falmouth Village from Main Street to Queens Buyway businesses will be in read more...

Earth Day at The Wilderness Center

photo of the outside of the Wilderness Center, large brick and wood building surrounded by forest. Winter picture no foliage on trees, bright blue sky

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Apr 12, 2014 - Apr 12, 2014
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Earth Day at The Wilderness Center in Wilmot proves to be a fun adventure for the whole family.  Walk the beautiful trails in springtime, visit the Interpretive Center, nature store and the wildlife viewing room.  Programs are planned for the all day event.  Events for the day are free with exception of the Back Porch Swing Band that starts at read more...

Campesino’s Grill

picture of the front of Campesino's Mexican Grill. Brown building with parking in front

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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Campesino’s Grill, an authentic Mexican restaurant located in the Village of Strasburg, is the place to dine when looking for great Mexican cuisine.  A popular dining location for the locals, Campesino’s parking lot is normally full each evening. The menu is extensive and the prices are very reasonable.  For a novice visiting a Mexican restaurant, the menu clearly explains what read more...

Windfall Market

Windfall Market Bakery in Falmouth

Posted by on February 25, 2014

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Windfall Market is not your big box supermarket. It is more like a grander version of your neighborhood market. They are known for their fantastic bakery department, fresh fish department, deli with MANY premade dinner or lunch options, and floral department. The produce is of great quality and nice and fresh even featuring local farm products during the summer. Right read more...

World Ice Art Championships 2014

Ice train

Posted by on February 25, 2014

Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014
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This week is the opening of the World Ice Art Park, where carvers from around the world gather to compete in single and multi-block competitions. Already some of the smaller sculptures for the kid’s park are in place: a dragon slide, castles in ice, mazes to wander through. In order to encourage kids in the three “E’s” (exercise, ethics and read more...

Festival of Native Arts

Beadwork mittens and booties

Posted by on February 21, 2014

Feb 27, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014
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Are you looking to experience a real taste of Alaska native arts and crafts? Do you enjoy a true cultural gathering? Then this event is for you! Every year groups from around the state gather to share their tribal dance and song. People groups from all over the state come to share in this event: Haida and Tlingit, Inupiaq and read more...

Eight Cousins Bookstore

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Posted by on February 21, 2014

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Eight Cousins Bookstore features books for all ages and interests. Their collection of books, toys, music, games, and gifts is hand selected to offer culture, fun, beauty, insight and knowledge on many topics from the world over. They pride themselves on exceptional service and extensive knowledge of books and publishing. Historically they have best been known as a children’s bookstore read more...

The End of The Road Boutique

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Posted by on February 18, 2014

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Just the other side of Fourth Street, almost out of Lewiston’s “shopping district” is a place that shouldn’t be missed. One of those places where you can’t believe how much is inside, so artfully arranged and easy to look through for something you couldn’t find anywhere else. Scarves and hats and jewelry,  OH MY!  Just inside the front door is read more...

Rose Rock Massage and Wellness

2 massage tables with bright white sheets and cozy brown blankets

Posted by on February 18, 2014

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Massage can be quite clinical or like going to the hairdresser.  A new massage and wellness center has opened in Edmond that gives more of the sophisticated, personalized feel of visiting a professional therapist. In a recently built office park off Kelly in Edmond, Oklahoma, Rose Rock Massage & Wellness is set up with warm, refined taste, well-done to show read more...

Cape Cod Canal Centennial

Cape cod Canal

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014
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The Cape Cod Canal Centennial takes place this summer of 2014 and many activities are planned. The history behind construction of the canal is fascinating and extends back as far as 1623. There were countless discussions, plans and attempts at creating a canal starting in the 1600’s and including a 1776 survey and plan by George Washington, but none of read more...

Blending of the Waters Gala – Cape Cod Canal Centennial

Posted by on February 14, 2014

Apr 26, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014
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The Blending of the Waters Gala is the first event of the Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebrations over the 2014 Spring to Fall Season. The historical significance of this April event is that in April of 1914 the waters from Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay were first co-mingled as the construction of the Cape Cod Canal neared completion. The read more...

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn

Front Porch with large granite columns

Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Casual Elegance reigns at Victoria’s favourite Bed and Breakfast Inn which members of TripAdvisor have ranked #1 for since 2004. Located in the historic Rockland district of Victoria BC Canada, Abbeymoore Manor is an outstanding example of turn of the century Edwardian architecture. Enjoy amazing breakfasts, a warm, friendly environment and genuinely helpful hosts whose goal is to make your read more...

Laura’s Tea Room

In Laura's Tea Room there are many hats to wear...this beautiful red and purple one is perfect.

Posted by on February 12, 2014

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This charming and elegant tea room overlooks historic Ridgeway, just a short drive to Camden, and features vintage furniture, fragrant teas, beautiful tables, fine china and local art work. The beautifully appointed tables seat two to six people. From arrival to departure, you will be transported into another era where you will enjoy a true tea experience. Iced tea and read more...

Bend Dusty’s

The large, rust and cream exterior sign reads "Bend Dusty's"

Posted by on February 12, 2014

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Everything old is new again! Bend Dusty’s, a family-owned restaurant took a sabbatical and when they returned everything was new again. OK, the truth is they worked like crazy to totally renew the restaurant. If you visited before now, you will be amazed at the wonderful transformation. They also offer a limited picnic area outside. Yes, they still feature their read more...

It’s Mardi Gras at the Stanhope House

Brass band. Most men with white uniforms; grandmaster with black jacket and red, white and blue sash. All carrying brass musical instruments.

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014
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On February 23, 2014, the Stanhope House will be the site of a Mardi Gras performance by the Storyville Stompers, New Orleans’ “best traditional brass band”. The 6:00 pm show will be preceded by an authentic New Orleans-style parade down Main Street led by the band and their Grand Master. The Storyville Stompers have been together since 1981 and have read more...

Island Queen

Island Queen Ferry in Falmouth Cape Cod

Posted by on February 9, 2014

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If you are looking for a special way to travel to Martha’s Vineyard then the Island Queen ferry is your best bet. The ferry has been operating out of Falmouth Harbor for over 50 years during the late May through mid-October timeframe. The trip is about 35 minutes in length and you can enjoy the wonderful views of Falmouth and read more...

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

visitors in gardens with lawn, flowers, and trees

Posted by on February 9, 2014

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With its 248 acres, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (CMBG) is the largest botanical gardens in New England. Its water-side setting (with nearly a mile of shore front), landscaped gardens, forest, meadows, and hillsides combine to make the gardens one of the top tourist destinations in Maine. While young by the standards of similar gardens (it officially opened in 2007), read more...

The Pink Polka Dot

Posted by on February 8, 2014

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Located in the historic Queens Buyway at the end of Main Street in Falmouth Village is this quaint store. They have an array of creative gifts, books, stationary and treats. Unique gifts are carried for a variety of ages ranging from such items as a cape cod moon children’s book or cape cod girl onesies for the new baby in read more...

Lewiston Cocktail Festival

two glasses with cocktails as stirrers , sitting on a wood table

Posted by on February 8, 2014

Mar 7, 2014 - Mar 8, 2014
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Lewiston has been looking for a way to let people know that we do not shut down and hibernate in the winter months.  We celebrate life year round. Did you know that it is believed that the very first cocktail was served in Lewiston?  It seems some soldiers came to town and stopped at Catherine (Kitty) Husslers Tavern for a read more...

Dateless Night at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

Back of dark wood commercial bar filled with many clear and colored glass bottles of spirts and brass beer tap in foreground.

Posted by on February 8, 2014

Feb 14, 2014 - Feb 14, 2014
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On February 14, 2014 Liam Maguire’s is celebrating their 9th annual Dateless Night extravaganza. They will be offering dinner specials, fun music, exciting prizes and give aways. They are looking for additional participants for their Dating Game right up until the evening event. If you wonder who they are looking for we can share some guidance. The posted flyer states read more...

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

Lemongrass Thai food

Posted by on February 5, 2014

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Our favorite place to eat out is the Lemongrass. There are a dozen Thai restaurants in town, but this one seems busy each time we visit. It’s no wonder; the extensive menu is filled with a wide variety of dishes, and every dish I’ve tried has been great. My husband consistently orders any one of the curry dishes; he’s never read more...

Rosalind Bruno

Posted by on February 5, 2014

Where do you Live? Stanhope, NJ Since:  2011 Why did you choose the city / state you now live in? I’m the quintessential Jersey girl, so when we decided to look for a bed and breakfast, it made sense to stay here. I’ve always lived in Jersey, so I think it would have been difficult to adjust to another part read more...

Coffee An’ Donuts

exterior of donut shop with green fabric awning and white letters reading Coffee An' Donut Shop

Posted by on February 4, 2014

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This well established donut shop sells more than the best powdered donuts in the world, it sells friendship, great breakfasts, lunches, and an ambiance you can’t find often any more.  Usually just referred to as “Coffee An'”. On a very busy corner in Westport, CT Coffee An’ Donuts sits between a hardware store and a news stand. Politicians, celebrities (Bill read more...

Arrowhead Gallery and Studios

Front of Arrowhead Gallery which is a tan brick building with a colorful quilt block hung above the sign

Posted by on February 3, 2014

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The art and craft heritage of Old Fort, North Carolina, is alive and well, thanks in part to the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League. A3L, as the group of local artists and craftspeople is known, opened the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in April of 2013, helping to revitalize downtown Old Fort through the careful renovation of an historic building, and read more...

Herbal Magick

teas and herbs in glass jars with descriptive labling

Posted by on February 3, 2014

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THE place to shop for that unusual spice or  tea.  Breath Easy tea is a great one to have on hand for the cold and flu season or when it is just so cold you have trouble catching your breath.  Select a nice Lemon Ginger tea for your morning pick me up.  Unsulfered Ginger is great to have on hand read more...

Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises

picture taken while aboard the cruise boat, looking up the canal towards the bridge

Posted by on February 3, 2014

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Set aside a little time for this stop. Enjoy a two hour cruise on the Erie Canal with the local history and folk lore narrated by your boat’s pilot.  Join in singing the little ditties sung by those who walked their donkeys along the shore pulling the barges.  Glide past many historic sites,  including the original five locks.  Learn how read more...

Hamakua Mushroom Factory

Posted by on February 3, 2014

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You find yourself driving along the majestic Hamakua coastline on the Big Island of Hawaii. Breathtaking, you are gazing out at the coastline, ever-changing. So many beautiful things to see and do along this stretch on the East side of the Island. Do not miss taking a tour of the Hamakua Mushroom Factory. You won’t be disappointed, you will be read more...

Women’s Studio Workshop 17th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Fundraiser

17th Annual Chili Fiesta Fundraiser and Bowl Sale

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Feb 22, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014
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The Women’s Studio Workshop will once again transform the Rosendale Recreation Center into a colorful, cactus filled celebration with its annual Chili Bowl Fiesta Fundraiser. There will be a great selection of locally crafted ceramic bowls and tumblers. Each purchased item will come with a hearty helping of chili, donated by over twenty Hudson Valley restaurants and chefs! From savory read more...

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Storefront window looking into diner

Posted by on January 30, 2014

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Washington, DC is a city of monuments, institutions, the powerful and movers and shakers.  In that same vein, there is a diner that is ranked among the monuments and federal parks on top of the list for visitors must see list.  Ben’s Chili Bowl takes that title.  Long before President Obama took a detour on his way back to the read more...

Randazzo’s King Cakes

colorfully decorated king cake with creamy iciing

Posted by on January 29, 2014

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New Orleans has its share of dynasties. Musically, we’ve got: The Marsalis family and the Boutté crew (Lillian and John, brother and sister, and their nieces, Tricia “Teedy” Boutté and Tanya Boutté, etc., etc. In the restaurant business, it’s the same thing—the Brennans come to mind. But what about the King Cake family, the Randazzos? In this Carnival Season 2014, read more...

Woods Hole Film Festival

Woods Hole Film Festival

Posted by on January 29, 2014

Jul 26, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
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The Woods Hole Film Festival happens every August in Woods Hole, MA, a charming Cape Cod village near Martha’s Vineyard.  The Woods Hole Film Festival runs for 8 days with over 100 films, panels and talks.  The Woods Hole Film Festival has been called “one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker Magazine. Judy Laster runs read more...

Cajun Mardi Gras

drawn poster of wizard character on a horse reading Courir of mardi Gras

Posted by on January 29, 2014

Mar 4, 2014 - Mar 4, 2014
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Chickens squawking and hiding!   Masked and “capuchon” hat- wearing men on horseback trying to catch them!  Pots of gumbo at the end of the day, simmering with all those chickens!   Accordions and washboards, medieval French songs, wild goings-on in the Louisiana prairie land around Mamou and Eunice and Iota and Church Point. It’s another Carnival tradition you probably read more...

Chart Room

Cape Cod secret eateries

Posted by on January 29, 2014

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Known for it’s amazing sunset views and over-sized portions, the Chart Room in Cataumet (a village of the town of Bourne) is one of the best secrets of living on the Upper Cape.  Located down a winding residential road with a marina at the end, the Chart Room is well worth using the GPS to locate.  Many travelers would never read more...

Bandana’s Bar and Grill

triangle slices of french toast on white plate sitting on red bandana-style table cloth

Posted by on January 28, 2014

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While not in the heart of Youngstown a meal here is well worth the few extra miles.  You can expect home style portions but the food is definitely a step up from home cooking. Bandana’s Bar and Grill is open for all three meals each day and you can expect at least one daily special for each meal.  When was read more...

Glaum Egg Ranch

red sign with red chicken reading Glaum Egg Ranch

Posted by on January 28, 2014

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Eggs from dancing chickens? They are tastier than you can imagine!! All manner of egg sizes, brown and white, cage free and organic are available at Glaum Egg Ranch on Valencia Road. Since the first Glaum in the business built a model “Poultry Farm” in Nebraska in the 1920’s to today’s Glaum Egg Ranch in Aptos, California, the Glaum family read more...

Small Pleasures

White sign with black writing reading Small Pleasures Est 1979 Antique Jewelery

Posted by on January 23, 2014

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Looking for that “Special” piece to add to your collection or celebrate a momentous occasion? Small Pleasures carries Savannah’s most extensive selection of antique estate jewelry and silver in the Southeast, and they invite you to select a piece of the city’s treasured past to take home with you. In Savannah since 2009, owner Virginia McKenna relocated here from Cape read more...

Yukon Quest

Sled dogs running

Posted by on January 23, 2014

Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 13, 2014
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Labeled as one of the most difficult races in the world, the Yukon Quest is a thousand mile international dog sled race that begins in Fairbanks this year with Whitehorse Yukon as the finish line. Thousands of people participate in this event, whether helping with feed drops, veterinarians stationed at each checkpoint for the dogs, logistics and support teams. Beside read more...

The Dory Trading Post

a hand carved wooden boat, with Youngstown written on the side, sitting on a shelf

Posted by on January 23, 2014

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Webster defines a dory as “a flat bottomed boat with flared sides used for fishing”.  Being on the Niagara River nearly at the mouth of Lake Ontario and just south of Old Fort Niagara, fishing was an important part of the economy and commerce was handled at the Trading Post.   The dory in the front window and Jake, the read more...

Morse Mountain Preserve

view from hill of trees and ocean

Posted by on January 23, 2014

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Morse Mountain Preserve — officially Bates-Morse Mountain Preserve — is one of the best-kept beach secrets in Maine. The preserve, administered by Bates College in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy and the Maine Audubon Society, contains over 600 acres of coastal forest, tidal estuaries, and Seawall Beach, a spectacular stretch of sand just south of the justly popular (and often read more...

Glass Blowers of Manitou

blue hummingbird with wings spread inside oval

Posted by on January 21, 2014

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The Glassblowers of Manitou is filled with unique hand made glass art work, the air floating with lovely figures hanging from the ceiling, and the shelves lined with glass figures from roses to hummingbirds. Each piece is one of a kind. The work is delicate and beautiful. The Pastuer family has owned and operated the business that has been at read more...

Camden Military Academy

The glass display cabinets in the administration building show academy living: uniforms, awards, etc.

Posted by on January 21, 2014

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Whether it was 1892 or 1992 or 2002 or 2012 or today, it matters not. Camden Military Academy has always held the same philosophy of developing the whole person. This male boarding school is focused on preparing each student academically, emotionally, physically and morally to excel with every opportunity and with every challenge. This school is not for everyone, but read more...

Mawikwe Ice Caves

frozen Lake Superior within sandstone cave covered with ice

Posted by on January 21, 2014

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There are places in the world that are difficult to describe, where the astonishing beauty is so far beyond our words. The Mawikwe Ice Caves, located along the mainland shoreline of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore, is one of those places. This shoreline is dramatic with high sandstone cliffs – actually walls of sandstone rising some 40-50 feet above the read more...

Chocolate Love A’ Fair

a ticket for entrance into Chocolate Love A" Fair. White background, left hand side red roses and two chocolate candies, right side, writing explaining the date, time, place, cost of the event.

Posted by on January 20, 2014

Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 1, 2014
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Fifteen years and still going strong, A Chocolate Love A’ Fair is a popular fundraiser coordinated by the Union Hospital Auxiliary.  Ticket holders to the event will have the opportunity to sample all of the chocolate desserts provided by local restaurants, bakeries and businesses.  Each exhibitor provides enough samples for every ticket holder.  Tickets for Chocolate Love A’Fair sell out read more...

Hole in One Breakfast and Lunch

Yellow clapboard building with sign in black lettering reading Hole in One Breakfast and Lunch Hand Cut Donuts

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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In search of a new breakfast venue last week, my husband and I trekked to Orleans, MA to find the Hole in One Breakfast and Lunch. Recommended by our gardener for the hand cut donuts and fabulous potato pancakes, we ventured further afield than we might normally travel for breakfast and were delighted we did. Tucked into a string of read more...

Alaska Coffee Roasting Company

Sign with Alaska Coffee Roasting Co., Roasted Fresh Daily

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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Fairbanks has a couple dozen coffee shops and kiosks around town, but the the one that stands out is Alaska Coffee Roasting Company. Located by the University of Alaska, it’s a great place to meet with people for lunch, business, or just a great cup of coffee. Michael has operated this extremely successful business for over 20 years. It began read more...

D’Avolio’s Olive Oils, Vinegars and More

one of the large silver vats of flavored olive oil on hand for taste testing, surrounded by bottles of same oil

Posted by on January 20, 2014

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They advertise 23 flavors of olive oil, 23 flavors of vinegar, spices and more and they do mean more.  Cooking Italian tonight?  Pick up the oil, the hand rolled pasta in your choice of flours (gluten free included), the spices for a dipping sauce appetizer, a rub for the meat, along with the olives and spices necessary for your sauce read more...

“Kokua Kailua” Village Stroll And Hulihe’e Palace Event

Hawaiian music at local restaurant on beach

Posted by on January 16, 2014

Feb 16, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014
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Mark your calendar!  Sunday, February 16, 2014 A fun filled day in Kona! Once a month on Sunday from 1pm – 6pm, the Historic Kailua Village’s Alli Drive comes alive with a festive marketplace full of music, restaurants, shopping and artists. This pedestrian-only event is an opportunity for locals to showcase their products and encourage people to buy local, dine and read more...

Canal Street Diner

picture taken inside the Canal Street Diner, owners Kim and Terry with waitresses standing behind the counter ready to serve.

Posted by on January 16, 2014

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The best kept secret in Tuscarawas County is the Canal Street Diner. Do not keep the Canal Street Diner a secret any longer!  The diner owned and operated by Kim and Terry Pearson is the place where the locals go.  In business for about 15 years, one is always guaranteed a mouth-watering meal. Kim and Terry serve good home style read more...

Alchemy Shop

the view from the front door into the shop, including but not limited to, imported incense, necklaces, skirts, shirts, hats and decorative pieces

Posted by on January 15, 2014

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The city of Niagara Falls has more than the state park to recommend it.  Once you get past the souvenir shops and Falls Street stores, not too far off the Niagara River on Buffalo Avenue,  is a small new age gift shop where you can find an assortment of the unusual from truly unique T-shirts and broomstick skirts with bling read more...

Apostle Islands Booksellers

interior view of bookstore with multiple floor to ceiling shelves filed with colreful books

Posted by on January 15, 2014

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There is nothing like a great independently owned bookstore and Bayfield, Wisconsin is fortunate to have one of the best. Apostle Island Booksellers, located in the heart of this small community, specializes in carrying books focused on the regional culture, history, natural surroundings, and more. While you will still find the best seller novels and NY Times favorites, you’ll also read more...

Choo Choo Barn

Shows a large model railroad, in the background you can see people walking around the perimiter

Posted by on January 15, 2014

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The Choo Choo Barn is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily.  There are special hours during Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Month of January.  They actually close for part of January and all of February each year to give themselves an opportunity to maintain and improve the railroad each year.  Check their website for details. The first time I read more...

Dovetail Gallery And Design

Renee Fukumoto-Ben showcases the beautiful jewelry made by local Hawaiian artists.

Posted by on January 15, 2014

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Dovetail Gallery and Design, run by Renee Fukumoto-Ben, is a unique gallery that features exceptional local artists on the Big Island from outstanding sculptures, fired pottery, water color and Japanese Batik paintings, photography and art quilts as well as stunning hand made jewelry. The Dovetail Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm The custom wood shop in the read more...

Birdwatcher’s General Store

Outside view of Birdwatcher's General Store in orleans, MA with wooden benches and bulitin board covered with signs and photos.

Posted by on January 14, 2014

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You don’t go to the Birdwatcher’s General Store in Orleans, MA just for birdseed, feeders, and the like, though the humble location does have just about anything you might need in that category. Chock-a-block full of bird books, binoculars, clothing, jewelry, CDs, videos, works by local artists, ornaments, carvings, and the omnipresent seed offerings, the store is a haven for read more...

Menagerie Antiques

Approaching the front of the shop, the wide glass windows allow you to see into the shop.

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Why “old” is “new”. Menagerie Antiques, located in the heart of downtown, is proof that “old” is the current look. If you are looking for a vintage watch, you will find it at Menagerie. If you are looking for the perfect dry sink, Menagerie will have it. The shop abounds with a wide variety of antiques and collectibles. No, it read more...

Books on Broad

Interior view of Books on Broad, rows and rows of beautiful books.

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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With all the electronics, gadgets, visual stimuli, iPhone/iPad/iPods around us, why do we still love book stores? Stop for one minute, close your eyes, and think of why you love book stores. Books on Broad will fulfill every single reason you can conger up in your minds eye. Hummm, let me recount the ways… … visit Books on Broad and read more...

Brio Pizzeria

a 12 inch chicken finger stinger sub and fries with hot wings just visible behind

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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Set back just a bit from Center Street (to accommodate the covered patio used for dining alfresco in warmer weather) this small eatery is well worth checking out.  The do make a great pizza and there are a number of varieties including a Greek (spinach and feta cheese) pizza but that is not all that is on tap here.  There read more...

Woods Hole Harbor Waterfront Park

Posted by on January 13, 2014

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A walk along Woods Hole Waterfront Park will reveal another side of Woods Hole Harbor: it is dotted with house-boats, which in summer are occupied by a community of sea-lovers who enjoy living right on the water.  Legend has it that the tradition of living on a house boat began in the 1960s when it started to be possible to read more...

Decoda with Claire Bryant

Fireplace view of the Cocktail area of the Kershaw County Fine Arts Center.

Posted by on January 13, 2014

Jan 23, 2014 - Jan 23, 2014
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The famed Charles Wadsworth may have brought Claire Bryant to the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County but she is certainly why all the seats are filled. “Decoda”, previously known as Claire Bryant and Friends, is in the fourth season. Claire always remembers to show in her hometown of Camden, South Carolina. Decoda with Claire Bryant can be found across read more...

Figge Cellars Wine Tasting Room

white wall with shelf with 3 bottles of wine and pale yellow price sign for the wines to the left

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Located in the heart of Carmel by the Sea village on Dolores St. just south of Ocean Avenue inside the Winters Gallery, Figge Cellars offers remarkable Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.   A long time vision of Peter Figge, he starting making wine in 2004.  All his grapes are grown in Monterey County and harvested by hand.  Peter is involved read more...

JoBoy’s Brew Pub

shows the front porch of a brick building with the front lights on at night. There's a sign hanging from the porch that reads "JoBoy's Brew Pub"

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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JoBoy’s Brew Pub (name is the combo of the owner’s middle names) specializes in serving up Carolina-style BBQ along with craft beers, brewed on sight.  The pub is open Tuesday – Thursday:  11 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm and Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm.  Closed Monday. What started out as a competition read more...

Root’s Country Market and Auction

A white, one-story building with "Root's Country Market and Auction" painted onto the side. The photo was taken in winter and there's snow on the ground.

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Root’s Country Market and Auction is Open TUESDAYS only.  April – October they’re open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.  November – March from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Roots has been a mainstay of the Lancaster Community for 85 years now!  They have over 200 indoor and outdoor stands that sell everything under the sun!  There are the typical read more...

Mom Chaffe’s Cellarette

Photo of a white dinner plate with two crab cakes surrounded by a roasted red pepper sauce and a twisted lemon in between

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Mom Chaffe’s Cellarette is a great little neighborhood restaurant that’s surrounded by other row-house / residential properties.  They’re open Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday:  5 pm – 10 pm; Closed Sunday.  They ONLY have street parking, and you’re competing for spots with the people who live in the neighborhood, so you may need to read more...

Carson’s in the Cornfields

A road sign that reads "Cornfields" at the top, then "Furniture, Antiques and Gifts" beneath. There's a smiling corn cob and in image of a barn on the sign as well.

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Carson’s is a truly unique shop located in the heart of Lancaster County, right along 322/Division Highway.  They’re open daily from 10 – 5, closed Wednesday and Sunday. The shop is vaguely divided into sections:  Garden, Shabby-Chique, Painted furniture, Signs, Antiques, Architectural Antiques, and so on.  I love the items that they transform from what they call “junque” into unique read more...

La Borimex Mexican Restaurant

Fish tacos with refried beans and rice on the side

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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La Borimex is this great little Mexican Grocery Store / Restaurant, with seating inside as well as a cute covered porch out back.  They’re open Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 9 pm, Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 12 noon – 8 pm.  The restaurant doesn’t have a liquor license, but they read more...

Shady Maple Market

Shows the front of the Shady Maple Farm Market which is a row of multi-payned windows and a sign on top with the name of the market.

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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Shady Maple is a local, family owned business that started out as one of many little fruit & vegetable stands by the side of the road, and grew into a massive specialty grocery store we have today.  The Shady Maple Farm Market is open daily from 7 am – 7 pm, closed Sunday.  See website for special holiday hours & read more...

Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Photo of a brick building with a sign that reads "Shady Maple Smorgasbord". There's a circle with a maple leaf on it to the left of the name.

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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The Shady Maple Smograsbord in East Earl (Lancaster County) PA is nothing short of EPIC!  It’s the largest “Smorgasbore” (aka – Buffet) in the County, and serves both locals and tourists alike. Shady Maple is open Monday – Saturday for breakfast (5 am – 10 am), lunch (10:45 am – 3:59 pm) and dinner (4 pm – 8 pm).  Closed read more...

Hill Top Inn

Close up photo of a mushroom burger topped with cheese and french fries on the side.

Posted by on January 6, 2014

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The Hill Top Inn is a GREAT local burger joint & restaurant.  They’re open Monday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, closed Sunday.  There’s parking on the street or in the small lot across the street from the Hill Top, but where we typically park is in another lot that’s in the ALLEY across the street.  Make the turn read more...

Angel to Apple Clothing and Shoe Boutique

purple sign with yellow writing " Angel to Apple Clothing and Shoe Boutique"

Posted by on January 3, 2014

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Tired of shopping in the stores where you never seem to have the space to look because the racks are over stocked, and another customer is reaching in front of you, bumping you with their cart or  making it obvious you are in their way?  Next time you are in Lewiston,  shop at Angel to Apple, a woman’s boutique for read more...

Maine Maritime Museum

sign and map of Maine Maritime Museum

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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Ranked among the top maritime museums in the world, the Maine Maritime Museum is a  top tourist destination on the Maine coast. Bath, Maine — the “City of Ships” — has been a center of shipbuilding for three centuries, going back to colonial days. The museum is located on the banks of the Kennebec River, on the only intact wooden read more...

Captain Kidd

Bar in Woods Hole, near the Martha's VIneyard ferry

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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The Captain Kidd is one of the best places to grab a bite to eat or drink in Woods Hole.  Set right on the water, looking out over the Eel Pond, the Captain Kidd has been serving thirsty Cape Cod travelers longer than most locals can remember.  It is said that the real Captain Kidd sailed these waters, and this read more...

The Barn & Co./Details

Exterior sign on white supports and white background reading Barn & Co

Posted by on December 31, 2013

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Whenever I’m looking for a unique gift, be it jewelry, home décor, picture frames, unique artwork, cards, or baby items I head straight to The Barn & Co./Details in Dennis, MA. Located right on scenic Route 6A, the Old Kings Highway, The Barn & Co. offers four rooms chockablock full of delightful inspiration for even the most difficult person on read more...

Lan Nail

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Posted by on December 31, 2013

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Whether you go weekly for a standard manicure or need your bi-monthly shellac or gel manicure, finding a nail salon you love can take sometime. What if you are traveling? Then you are almost gambling with whether you will find a nice, clean and comfortable nail salon that has the right brand of polish or even your favorite color. Lan Nail in read more...

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 6, 2013
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An annual tradition taking place around the 6th of December where thousands of people from everywhere even far away lands look forward to attending the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  This event takes place in Washington DC,  on the Ellipse, AKA President’s Park, a 52-acre park located just south of the White House fence, behind the White House to be read more...

First Night Boston

Night Skyline Boston Tall Building with Orange Lights and snow on ground

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013 - Jan 1, 2014
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First Night Boston gives residents & travelers to Boston an exciting itinerary of events throughout the 31st culminating on the “First Night” of a New Year. This years events, activities & headliners are promising to offer the best ways to kick off the new year. Among the highlights are crowd favorite ice sculptures. This year come see the master ice read more...

Sea Education Association

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Posted by on December 26, 2013

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The Sea Education Association (S.E.A.) is headquartered in Woods Hole, and docks it’s East Coast vessel known as the Corwith Cramer right in Woods Hole Harbor.  The Corwith Cramer is an ocean-going vessel that serves as a classroom for students in both high school and college who participate in S.E.A.’s unique curriculum.  The S.E.A. campus in Woods Hole serves as read more...

Woods Hole Market

Woods Hole Market convenient to Woods Hole Inn in Woods Hole on Cape Cod

Posted by on December 26, 2013

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The Woods Hole Market is open year round in Woods Hole with house-made pizza, sandwiches, subs and a small grocery packed with everything you can think of.  Perfect spot in the summer for a quick bite by the water, the Woods Hole Market has a nice small deck overlooking the Eel Pond, great fresh foods and an excellent selection of read more...

Red Gravy

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Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Red Gravy.  Just the name evokes images of an Italian mamma, dishing up huge platters of spaghetti with juicy meatballs, oozing cheese and smothered in-tomato sauce.  Well, if you find yourself in New Orleans’ Central Business District/French Quarter neighborhood at 125 Camp St., that’s exactly what you’ll get. Red Gravy Café is a passion project of a self-described “Little Italian read more...

Celebration in the Oaks

vintage carousel trimed in green garland

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Nov 25, 2013 - Jan 4, 2014
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New Orleans is full of  beauty at Christmas time. But away from the lighted mansions of the Garden District and  the  noisey French Quarter there is a place reminiscent of an innocence of a bygone era, and it is the Celebration in the Oaks at City Park The beautiful oak trees  are adorned in thousands of twinkling lights that appear to be dripping rain read more...

Catawba Falls

Series of waterfalls cascading over moss-covered boulders surrounded by forest and rhododendron

Posted by on December 20, 2013

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Looking for an outdoor adventure in Old Fort? An easy to moderate hike 1.5 miles along the headwaters of the Catawba River southwest of town leads to the base of Catawba Falls, a series of dynamic cascading waterfalls more than 100 feet high. Since the late 1800s, Catawba Falls has been considered a local attraction, although public access to the read more...

burger

Terra Cotta colored building for burger with wood slat shade

Posted by on December 19, 2013

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Do you ever feel in the mood for a really good in-a-bun type of sandwich that you could get early or late? If the choice you are looking for includes beef, pork, fish, veggies or poultry with any condiment you could name, sides of crispy fries, sweet potato fries, salads, sodas, amazing shakes, multiple beers on tap, wine, specialty drinks, read more...

Davidson’s Fort Historic Park

Revolutionary War era fort made of logs with post fence and sign

Posted by on December 19, 2013

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By the mid-1770s, colonists had settled into what is now the town of Old Fort, NC, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area was the westernmost outpost of the colonial frontier during the American Revolution. For protection against the Cherokee Nation, who had sided with the British, the North Carolina militia built a fort, naming it for read more...

Tin Shack Bakery

Tin Shack Bakery Case with young man standing in front

Posted by on December 19, 2013

Tucked away down Akeakamai Loop in quaint old Pahoa Town, just down the street between Kaleo’s Resturant and Jan’s Beauty Shop you will come upon the Tin Shack Bakery. There is a sign on the corner with an arrow pointing down the Loop. Don’t drive by this one, take that right turn and park either in the lot (which is read more...

Charles Dickens Old City Walks Tour

sparkling holiday arrangement with white lights and man dressed in black coat and top hat with red scarf

Posted by on December 16, 2013

Nov 30, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
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Some of our fondest memories of Christmas are wrapped in the magic of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. What better way to celebrate Christmas than to sit down and read or even snuggle down in the living room and watch its many variations on television? But what if you could be a part of this wonderful tale? In Savannah it’s read more...

Lights on the Landscape

green lights outline a locomotive in the dark

Posted by on December 16, 2013

Nov 17, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013
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With seemingly gazillions of lights, the Lights on the Landscape at Garvan Woodland Gardens has quickly become a world-class destination! The event runs through December 31, and is closed on Christmas day. The Holiday Lights appear from 5-9pm. Plan to spend a couple of hours wandering through the gardens, or you may explore the lights on a golfcart with a read more...

The Rosendale Cafe

colorful building exterior set on a corner and sign reading Rosendale Cafe

Posted by on December 16, 2013

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The Rosendale Cafe has graced the main street of Rosendale New York for almost 15 years. If you are looking for good vegetarian or vegan menu options, than the Rosendale Cafe is the place to go. They serve weekly entree specials along with their classic menu of entrees, assorted salads, exciting homemade desserts and organic coffees. They can offer you read more...

Hale Bath House Handmade Holiday Shop

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Posted by on December 16, 2013

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Find gifts for every unique person on your shopping list at the Handmade Holiday Shop. Unique and creative gifts fill the lobby of the Hale Bath House–a treasure in the historic Hot Springs National Park. You’ll find custom jewelry at all price points, oil and water paintings, wood working including gorgeous bowls, glass objects,  beautiful yet practical spa/bath products, pottery read more...

Pinch of the Past

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Posted by on December 15, 2013

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Looking for a more regal and cultured piece for your home? Look to Pinch of the Past for one-of-a-kind architectural salvage pieces to add just the right touch to your restoration or design project! Pinch of the Past offers a wide array of antiques and vintage collectibles you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you are searching for vintage window and read more...

McFadden Tree Farm

picture of snow covered hilltop with numerous evergreen trees all for sale. Bright sunny day

Posted by on December 12, 2013

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McFadden Tree Farm in Strasburg, Ohio is owned and operated by Rev. Douglas McFadden and family.  The Christmas tree farm is in its 27th year of operation.  You can visit the farm Thursday and Friday from 4 pm –  6 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10 am-6 pm.  Put on your boots, coat, hat, and mittens and walk around the read more...

Visions of Sugar Plums Christmas Cookie Tour of B&Bs

Plate of mint chocolate chip chocolate cookies with mint green icing and sprinkles

Posted by on December 11, 2013

Dec 14, 2013 - Dec 15, 2013
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The third annual Visions of Sugar Plums Christmas Cookie Tour of local Bed & Breakfast Inns takes place December 14-15, 2013, from 2pm to 4pm each day. Black Mountain, known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina”, is a charming, inviting community that celebrates Christmas in big and small ways, and the Visions of Sugar Plums Christmas Cookie Tour read more...