Monthly Archives: October 2013

Connecticut’s Largest Farmer’s Market

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Coventry Farmer's Market - Oct 2013

I recently visited the Coventry Farmer’s Market, reported by Yankee Magazine as the “Best Farmers’ Market in New England”, and it was just like a country fair! There were many local produce vendors and other vendors selling Kettle Corn, Fruit Smoothies, cheese, bread, cut flowers, and NoRA’s fabulous Cupcakes. The weather was perfect. The crowds started arriving 30-minutes before the 11am opening and brought kids, folding chairs, dogs and even a pet goat.

The Coventry Summer Farmer’s Market will run to the end of October at the Nathan Hale Historical Homestead. Visitors can also enjoy a tour of the historical  homestead for $5.00. Visit the Coventry Farmer’s Market website for directions and more information, or like them on facebook for the latest happenings. They also hold the Coventry Winter Farmer’s Market on Sunday’s at the Coventry High School.


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It’s Walktober in The Last Green Valley

Outdoor Living in New England

It’s Walktober, a celebration of The Last Green Valley, in southern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut, along the  Rhode Island border.

The 23rd edition of Walktober features scores of walks and paddle trips among natural wonders and important historical sites from Sturbridge, MA to Griswold, CT.

Sunday, we visited the Coventry CT Farmers Market at the Nathan Hale Homestead (pictured above), and walked around a bit through the rain. It was wet and muddy, but several children had a blast in the puddles. (And the farmers market was wonderful.)

Walktober includes 106 walks, hikes, paddles and bike rides as well as 36 events that highlight the cultural, historic or natural resources of The Last Green Valley.  The Walktober Calendar labels each walk as easy, moderate, or difficult. Many offerings are geared specifically for families with children. The family dog is welcome at pet-friendly walks. Adventurers will enjoy 13 paddles…

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Mountainside Treatment Center Expands with Construction of New Detox Facility

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MountainsideTreatmentCenterFarmington, Conn – KBE Building Corporation (KBE) is constructing a new detoxification facility for Mountainside Treatment Center.

 The $11 million project consists of a new kitchen, dining hall, auditorium, office, and several private treatment rooms.

Mountainside Treatment Center is located in Canaan, CT on over 60 acres that include trails, gardens, and waterfalls. The center provides services such as individual and group therapy, anger management, addiction treatment, acupuncture, stress management, relapse prevention, and intervention.

New York City-based Scott Koniecko Architects, P.C. designed the project.The project is slated for completion in February 2014.

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fall in new england.


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It’s a beautiful thing, isn’t it? The color is out of this world. Here’s what a tree in my yard produced this past weekend.

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Grateful Harvest is Here!

Harpoon Helps Blog: To Brew and To Serve

We’re kicking off the season of Harpoon Helps in a delicious way! Today at our breweries we tapped the first kegs of our Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale to kick off the busiest and most impactful time for our charitable program, Harpoon Helps. Though the beer won’t be on draft elsewhere, you should start to see it in 6-packs in stores near you very soon.  For every 6-pack of Harpoon Grateful Harvest we sell, we’ll donate $1 to the local food bank in the area it was purchased. Since we first started brewing this beer a few years ago, we’ve donated more than $84,000 to food banks from the sales of this beer!
At our Boston Beer Hall, we’ll donate $1 per pint and per growler of Grateful Harvest sold, as well as $1 per pumpkin pretzel sold, to the Greater Boston Food Bank, New England’s largest hunger relief organization…

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Amateur newspaper exhibit launched!

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Folks, the library is pleased to unveil a new online exhibit featuring amateur newspapers from around the United States. “What, pray tell, is an amateur newspaper?” you say. Well Dennis R. Laurie, Reference Specialist of Newspapers and Periodicals at the American Antiquarian Society, defines them as such:

An amateur journal is a periodical created to afford pleasure to its readers as well as to its editor and its publisher. The rage to publish, rather than profit, is the motive that most often induces people to become amateur journalists; and, throughout the history of the genre, most but not all amateur journalists have been juveniles.

Our collection is small but respectable, showcasing the publishing aspirations of young amateurs from all corners of the U.S. as well as Prince Edward Island, Canada. The collection was amassed by a Biddeford boy named Walter Perkins, who at age 14 was so inspired by South…

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Cape Cod Christmas Suncatcher

Pairpoint Glass Company Announcement

 New England glass

                2013 CHRISTMAS SUNCATCHER

It’s here!  This years Christmas Suncatcher features a beautiful Mermaid perched on the silhouette of Cape Cod.  Designed by Allison a native from the Cape and new to Pairpoint this year.  This Suncatcher  is available in Cobalt Blue and Red right now.  Taking orders for other colors (amber, aqua and green)

Our Price: $12.95

S & H: $5.00 for 1/add $2.50 for each additional Suncatcher

Pairpoint Glass Company

851 Sandwich Road

Sagamore, Massachusetts 02561

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