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We are almost done with the Olympics already. Can you believe it! It has been a blast to watch especially with all the medals being won by the US. The gymnastics and swimming alone made the Olympics for me. Watching Phelps and the Team Ladies Gymnastics Finals was impressive to say the least. The US has won 16 gold medals in just swimming. No other country has that many all sports combined. So what is left in the games and where are we so far?

The medal count as of today is as follows:

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Most of the big ticket events are behind us now with the exception of Simone Biles going for another gold today. Badminton, Track, Cycling, Volleyball, Sailing, Tae Kwon Doe, and a few other less known events are still on tap to finish out these games. 

Here is tomorrows schedule:

Women’s 5000 Heats, 8:30 a.m.

Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying, 8:45 a.m.

Men’s Triple Jump Final, 8:50 a.m.

Men’s 1500 Heats, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s 100 Hurdles Heats, 10:05 a.m.

Women’s Discus Throw Final, 10:40 a.m.

Men’s 200 Heats, 10:50 a.m.

Men’s High Jump Final, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Javelin Throw Qualifying A, 7:35 p.m.

Men’s 110 Hurdles Semifinals, 7:40 p.m.

Women’s Long Jump Qualifying, 8:05 p.m.

Women’s 400 Hurdles Semifinals, 8:10 p.m.

Men’s 400 Hurdles Semifinals, 8:35 p.m.

Women’s Javelin Throw Qualifying B, 8:50 p.m.

Women’s 200 Semifinals, 9 p.m.

Women’s 1500 Final, 9:30 p.m.

Men’s 110 Hurdles Finals, 9:45 p.m.

Badminton:

Men’s & Women’s Doubles Semifinals, 7:30 a.m.

Women’s Singles Quarterfinals, Mixed Doubles Bronze Medal, 4:30 p.m.

Basketball Women's Finals:


Australia vs. Serbia, 10 a.m.

Spain vs. Turkey, 1:30 p.m.

United States vs. Japan, 5:45 p.m.

France vs. Canada, 9:15 p.m.

Volleyball:


Men’s and Women’s Semifinals, 3 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Semifinals, 10 p.m.

Boxing:


Women’s 51kg, Men’s 56kg, 64kg, 75kg, 91kg-plus Prelims, 81kg Semifinal, 10 a.m.

Women’s 51kg, Men’s 56kg, 64kg, 75kg, 91kg-plus Prelims, 81kg Semifinal, 60kg Gold Medal, 4 p.m.

Canoe-Kyak – Sprint:


Men’s C-1 1000 Finals, 8 a.m.

Men’s K-1 1000 Finals

Women’s K-1 200 Finals

Women’s K-2 500 Finals

Cycling/Track:


Women Sprint, Quarterfinals (1st Heat), 9 a.m.

Men Keirin, 1st Round

Women Sprint, Quarterfinals (2nd Heat)

Women Sprint, Quarterfinals (3rd Head)

Men Keirin, repechages

Women Sprint, Places 5 to 8

Women Sprint, Semifinals 1st Heat, 3 p.m.

Women Omnium, V Flying lap

Women Sprint, Semifinals 2nd Heat

Men Keirin, 2nd round

Women Sprint, Semifinals (3rd)

Women Omnium, Final Points race 25km

Women Sprint, Finals 3-4 & 1-2 (1st Heat)

Women Sprint, Finals 3-4 & 1-2 (2nd Heat)

Men Keirin, Final 7 to 12

Men Keirin, Final 1 to 6

Women Sprint, Finals 3-4 & 1-2 (3rd)

Diving:


Men’s 3-meter Springboard Semifinals, 9 a.m.

Men’s 3-meter Springboard Finals, 3 p.m.

Equestrian:


Jumping Team Qualification, 9 a.m.

Field Hockey Men:

Argentina vs. Germany, 11 a.m.

Belgium vs. Netherlands, 4 p.m.

Gymnastics – Artistic


Men’s Parralel Bars Final, 1 p.m.

Women’s Floor Final, 1:47 p.m.

Men’s Horizontal Bar Final, 2:34 p.m.

Sailing:


Men’s Finn (medal race), Noon

Men’s 49er

Women’s 49er FX

Mixed Nacra 17 (medal race)

Soccer Semi-Finals:


Sweden vs. Brazil, Noon

Germany vs. Canada, 3 p.m.

Swimming:


Men’s Marathon, 8 a.m.

Swimming:

Duet Free Routine (final), 1 p.m.

Table Tennis:

Women’s Bronze Medal, 10 a.m.

Women’s Gold Medal, 6:30 p.m.

Handball:


Netherlands vs. Brazil, 9 a.m.

France vs. Spain, 12:30 p.m.

Sweden vs. Norway, 4 p.m.

Russia vs. Angola, 7:30 p.m.

Volleyball:


South Korea vs. Netherlands, 9 a.m.

Japan vs. United States, 1 p.m.

Russia vs. Serbia, 5 p.m.

Brazil vs. China, 9:15 p.m.
 
Water Polo:


Hungary vs. Montenegro, 10 a.m.

Greece vs. Italy, 11:20 a.m.

Brazil vs. Croatia, 2:10 p.m.

Serbia vs. Spain, 3:30 p.m.
 
Weightlifting:


Men’s 105kg-Plus Prelims, 2:30 p.m.

Men’s 105kg-Plus Final, 6 p.m.

Wrestling:


66kg and 98kg Group Stage, 9 a.m.

66kg and 98kg Medal Stage, 3 p.m.

 
 

 

 

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The weather has cooled off a bit and in turn created beautiful camping weather. There is nothing like sitting on the beach and just not doing a darn thing. Massachusetts is filled with some of the best camprounds in the country so go take advantage! Here is a list of my top favorites. I've been to all of them and they are all stellar! Happy Trails!

MY TOP PICK! – Normandy Farms – Nestled deep in the woods between Boston & Cape Cod, Normandy Farms is a luxury camping destination that has been a family tradition since 1971 and widely recognized as one of the premier resorts in the world. Relax and enjoy the unique seasons of New England in your RV, tent, or in one of our deluxe cabin or YURT rentals. We also have pop-up trailers and safari tents for those seeking an elevated camping experience. Either way, your family is sure to have a truly memorable vacation. – http://www.normandyfarms.com/

Sippewissett Campground – Sippewissett is the perfect “home-base” for a Cape Cod vacation. Service is our specialty. Situated in an ideal location, our knowledgeable staff is prepared to assist you in making the most of your stay, whether biking, shopping, or relaxing on nearby beaches is your idea of the perfect day. We are here to help you make your vacation memorable. https://sippewissett.com/

Pine Acres – Pine Acres has been awarded a five star rating by industry leaders and continues to cater to camping enthusiasts who enjoy the great outdoors at one of New England’s finest year round resorts. This is a great campground. My family and I have stayed here numerous times and it is just great. http://pineacresresort.com/

Sweetwater orest- Sweetwater Forest is a peaceful, family oriented Campground with full services and sites for Tents to RVs. Sweetwater's 250 sites are spread over 80+ beautiful woodland acres, with frontage on Grffiths Pond, and situated less than a mile from the inside elbow of Cape Cod Bay. Sweetwater Forest's central Cape Cod location in the recreational oriented lakes area of our home-town of Brewster, Massachusetts adds to the recreational activities available just minutes away. http://sweetwaterforest.com/

Ellis Haven – Enjoy modern camping facilities and all of the most sought-after amenities. Our spacious full hookup sites include cable TV, and there simply isn't a camping location more convenient to all of the outstanding Plymouth area attractions. All of this … and only 30 minutes from Boston and only 10 minutes to the gateway to Cape Cod! http://ellishaven.com/

Sandy Pond  – Sandy Pond Campground is located in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts – just three miles from the Cape Cod canal. With over 200 wooded and open sites, a beautiful sandy beach and all the amenities of a full service campground, we provide a relaxing nature getaway for the whole family to enjoy. http://www.sandypond.com/

Jellystone – Such a fun place – Our Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort has the very best in amenities and activities and is #1 for family fun! Located one mile from Old Sturbridge Village, and just an hour from Boston in Historic New England, we provide an affordable and fun-filled getaway for kids and adults alike. http://www.jellystonesturbridge.com/

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There is plenty of Waterfire left for the season. If you have not been before, I encourage you to attend. There are tons of vendors, music, and great food. You can also ride a gondola though the waterfire. See below for the remaining dates.

Saturday, August 6th – C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C
Full Lighting – Sunset: 7:59 p.m.
Sponsored by HepCHope.com
Event Details | Music Program

For the third year in a row WaterFire Providence is partnering up with RI Defeats Hep C for the “C is for Cure” event. The evening will be full of activity as they work to encourage discussion about a formerly taboo now completely curable disease; helping to eradicate hepatitis C in Rhode Island.

Saturday, August 20th
Full Lighting – Sunset 7:37 p.m.
Sponsored by Fidelity Investments and National Grid

Saturday, September 24th
Full Lighting – Sunset 6:38 p.m.
Sponsored by the Confucius Institute & US-China Institute at Bryant University and Nortek

Chinese Culture Night at WaterFire – The US-China Institute and the Confucius Institute at Bryant University will be hosting interactive displays on Steeple Street all evening long!

Also join WaterFire Providence and the RI Department of Education in recognizing the excellent educators in our community at the Salute to Rhode Island Educators brought to you by Nortek. Enjoy exhibitions showcasing a wide variety of creative and innovative approaches in education happening in RI.

Saturday, October 1st – Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™
Full Lighting – Sunset: 6:26 p.m.
Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Lifetime Medical

The Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ event includes educational and awareness activities for survivors and their families from the afternoon into the evening in Station Park. Kicking off the evening portion of the event will be the Illuminations of Life tribute on the steps of the State House followed by a procession of torch bearers walking down to Waterplace Basin which will include performances and the lighting of the braziers.

Saturday, November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans
Full Lighting – Sunset: 5:34 p.m.

For this incredibly important event the community comes together to recognize the service and sacrifice of the men and women that have served in America’s military. WaterFire Providence looks forward to celebrating and thanking our veterans at the 4th Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans event which will include a Veterans Resource Fair, ceremonies and tributes throughout the night.

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Over 55 communities are on the rise and the advantages of living in such a community are growing by the day. When thinking of calling us, ask your self why you want to live in a community like ours. Read below to review some of the top reasons to live here. There may be some reasons you have not thought of…

Friends are everywhere, literally. You have an entire community of like minded and like aged people to converse with. Many people overlook this, but living in a community like Pine Hill Estates has many benefits and this is just one.

Sense of community! Living in an over 55 community as opposed to a neighborhood that stands alone, can have a huge impact on your well-being and overall quality of life. And for 55-Plus active adults, living in a 55-Plus community gives them a world of social opportunities and the warm feeling of home and friendships!

Activities and social clubs – Pine Hill Estates, we as well as other communities, offer many different social activities and clubs. We have a clubhouse and host daily activities that include groups, parties, and social outings.

Unlike other communities that design homes with the builders in mind, our homes built for 55-Plus communities are built with you in mind. This means that every single square foot of the home was designed and developed to make active adults like yourself comfortable. From the square footage and number of bedrooms to outdoor patios and open floor plans, you’ll instantly feel at home.

Peace and Quiet. Over 55 communities are for people that are over 55. No children will be running amuck with the exception of visiting grandchildren. All of the clubs and events will be attended by people of your own age group. Nice and quiet.

55-Plus communities are well-known for the tremendous amount of service projects, community improvement, charity fund raising and government involvement. The vast knowledge and experience that resides in 55-Plus communities includes teachers, doctors, corporate executives, and others with the ability to mobilize and accomplish great things.

Lastly the convenience of it all. Parks like Pine Hill Estates are almost always next to major shopping centers and areas of interest. Pine Hill Estates is set in a beautiful New England setting, free from noise pollution and traffic. Yet, 5 minutes away, you will find your self in the middle of any store or restaurant you desire.

Pine Hill Estates – Your premier over 55 community in Massachusetts

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By now I am sure everyone has heard about the major heat wave coming this week. It is going to get HOT, like humid hot. While the hot weather makes for a fun beach day it can also be very dangerous. I'm not talking about sunburns, I am talking heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Most people don't think about these conditions so I thought it would be a good idea to list the symptoms so you can be aware of yourself and those around you.

Heat exhaustion occurs when you have been exposed to super hot temps and humidity. You will most likely become dehydrated. Dehydration symptoms can include excessive thirst, cramps, dizziness, headache, feeling week, and fainting. If you experience any of these get out of the sun immediately and seek shade and hydration.

Heat stroke takes it a bit further by adding the possibility of organ damage and even death. Common symptoms of heat stroke include confusion, urine that is dark colored, dizziness, headache, nausea, heavy sweating, and a fast heartbeat.

Treatment for heat exhaustion and stoke include the removal of yourself or the person from the sun immediately. If you have been exposed you are advised to drink plenty of fluids and remove any restricting clothing. Take a cool shower or bath and try to get into an AC filled room or atleast in front of a fan. If you still are experiencing discomfort or have an elevated heart beat or pulse, seek medical attention.

Prevention is rather easy. Wear light weight clothing and a hat. Use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Bring tons of fluids and ice. If you know you are going to be exposed to the sun be prepared with a beach umbrella or beach tent. Know when to remove yourself before you get sick.

Fun in the sun is a must as long as you take certain precautions. Be cool everyone and enjoy the wave!

 

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Nothing says summer better than backyard cookouts. Family, friends, games, and the grill all make for a spectacular day. Food is a huge part of these parties and I am here to share my recipes and tips/tricks for a successful party. I have been hosting these for years and with good planning it can be a piece of cake for anyone. First thing you need to do it pick the date and send out your invites.  Next is food planning and that is what we will focus on. Here is a great menu to get you started.

Appetizers before the grilling commences!

 – You can't go wrong with a cheese and fruit crudite platter. Load up a cool old butcher block or chalkboard tray with all your favorite cheeses, fruits, and crackers.
 – Set up some veges with ranch dressing – classic
 – Hot artichoke & spinach dip – click here for the – recipe
 – Buffalo Chicken Dip – recipe
 – Make a pile of nachos. Real simple – Toss a big pile of tortilla chips on a big platter and add tomatoes, cheese, olives, beans, and whatever else you like. Add a side of sour cream

Drinks

– Pineapple Mango Margaritas – recipe
– Peach Sangria – recipe

Main Dish

– Burgers, hot dogs, linguica are all staples of a good cookout so don't forget those.
– Grill up shrimp on kabob sticks. All you need to do is mix some olive oil, garlic, S&P, & some seasonings. Then coat your shrimp and grill. Delish!
– Grill up some chicken on a stick. Marinate with your favorite rub and toss them on the grill too.
– Grill Sausage, steaks, vegetables, almost anything tastes good with grill char.

Dessert

– Angel Food Cake with fresh berries and hand whipped cream
– Cupcakes, Cookies – All homemade of course.
– Fruit Salad in ofcourse a cool carved watermelon bowl
– Chocolate covered anything
– Make a ice cream sundae station, kids and adults love this!

Remember, the simpler the better and plan ahead. Having all your food prepped the day before goes a long way on party day. You will be running around decorating and setting up and having to prep food at 5 am is never fun. You want to look fresh and alive at your party 🙂

Happy grilling!

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4th of July weekend is here! The weather looks to be sunny and hot all weekend long so it will be perfect for all your parties and activities. And of course, the fireworks. There is a ton going on in our area so here is a list of activities and fireworks you can head to this holiday weekend.

Firework Shows:

Orleans: Fireworks will be set off at dusk at Rock Harbor. You can also see the Rock Harbor fireworks display from Cape Cod Bay beaches in Brewster and Eastham. They’ll be off at a distance, but still fun to see.

Nantucket: Enjoy a quintessential Fourth of July celebration on Nantucket. See the annual fireworks display at Jetties Beach on July 3, and on July 4 enjoy family activities on Main Street, include pie-eating contests, a dunk tank and a parade.

Boston: Pops’ annual Fireworks Spectacular will feature Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. Fireworks will light the sky over the Esplanade after the concert.

Bridgewater: Fireworks at Legion Field at 9:30 p.m.

Falmouth: The fireworks display will be held at dusk at Falmouth Heights Beach. Do you have a portable radio? Be sure to bring it with you, and tune to PIXY 103 (102.9 FM) to hear the music that accompanies the fireworks.

New Bedford: Celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display over New Bedford Harbor. Presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and the city of New Bedford, in collaboration with local partners, the fireworks spectacular will take place overlooking State Pier at 9 p.m.

 

Worcester: July 2, 9:30 p.m., East Park

Attleboro: July 3, dusk, high school

Gloucester: July 3, 9:30 p.m., harbor

Haverhill: July 3, 9:15 p.m., Riverside Park

Lynn: July 3, approx. 9 p.m., Red Rock Park

Milford: July 3, 10 p.m., Fino Field (rain date July 5)

Nantucket: July 3, dusk, Jetties Beach

Needham: July 3, dusk, Memorial Park

Sharon: July 3, dusk, Memorial Beach

Walpole: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Blackburn Memorial Park

Weymouth: July 3, 9:30 p.m., Wessagusset Beach

Bellingham: July 4, 9:30 p.m., Bellingham Middle School

Beverly Farms: July 4, 9:15 p.m., West Beach (rain date July 5)

Boston: July 4, dusk, Esplanade (after Pops concert)

Bridgewater: July 4, 9:30 p.m., Legion Field (rain date July 5)

Canton: July 4, 9 p.m., Irish Cultural Centre

Fall River: July 4, approx. 9 p.m., over harbor

Falmouth: July 4, dusk, Falmouth Heights Beach

Hyannis: July 4, dusk, Lewis Bay

Lincoln: July 4, 9:15 p.m., Codman Pool

Lowell: July 4, LeLacheur Park, 9 p.m. (rain date July 5)

Marblehead: July 4, 9 p.m., over harbor

Martha’s Vineyard: July 4, dusk, Edgartown

New Bedford: July 4, 9 p.m., State Pier

Newton: July 4, dusk, Albemarle Field (rain date July 5)

Plymouth: July 4, 9:15 p.m., harbor

Provincetown: July 4, dusk, over harbor

Salem: July 4, dusk, over harbor

Salisbury Beach: July 4, approx. 10 p.m., over ocean

Waltham: July 4, 9:30 p.m., Leary Field

Festivities:

Bourne: The “Bourne of the 4th of July” parade will step off at 9 a.m.

Bridgewater: Festivities will begin with the downtown parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, the Arts and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at “the quad,” Boyden Hall, Bridgewater State University.

Fairhaven: Classic and antique cars and vehicles gather at Fairhaven High School for the raising of the Big Flag at8:30 a.m. They will then depart at 9 a.m. to cruise through town, ending with a ride south on Green Street to Fort Phoenix. At Cushman Park a parade of floats and marchers will step off to follow the car cruise to the fort for the annual Independence Day Ceremony at 10 a.m.

Marion: The town of Marion and the Benjamin D. Cushing VFW Post 2425 of Marion are organizing the annual Fourth of July Parade, scheduled for 9 a.m. The parade will form beginning at 8 a.m.

Too many to list! For a full list head to our Facebook page!

Have a blast and Happy 4th!

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We all woke up today to the shocking news that the UK voted to leave the European Union. Going into the vote, it was thought across the globe that it would pass. It didn't. The vote slid by with a small margin. Nearly 52% to 48%. This has caused the global markets to plunge. It also led British Prime Minister David Cameron to issue his resignation this morning. He had been campaigning for the U.K. to remain in the EU. The pound had been trading at its highest level of the year around $1.50 on Thursday ahead of the referendum results. It fell to as low as $1.32 but has now recovered a bit to trade around $1.38. Investors are also piling into gold, which is rallying by about 4%.

We now know a bit about how this affecting markets, but what about your own portfolio? Should you do anything? Sell? The answer seems to be no. Don't make any hasty decisions. Speak with your broker before you do a thing.

So why is gold going higher when everything else is plummeting? Gold today hit a 2 year high! Some predictions have gold heading back over $1450.00. An article in the Wall Street Journal states that "Investors have grown concerned about global growth, and central banks have taken interest rates into negative territory. Gold has also benefited as the Federal Reserve has cut projections for the number of interest-rate increases planned for this year. Higher rates tend to weigh on gold, which pays its holders nothing and struggles to compete with yield-bearing assets when borrowing costs rise. Gold is where it's at.

In short, take the weekend and think things through before making any decisions regarding your portfolio. Things have a way of bouncing back; maybe not right away, but they eventually do right? Or France or Spain could be next…

 

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Oh, it's time. All you gals know I'm right. Antiquing is here and we are so ready to start digging and collecting. When you live in an over 55 community in Massachusetts you certainly have the time to amass a cool collection of antiques. I have been to a ton of these places and while some are a bit of a drive, who cares? It's all about the hunt. SO grab that medium iced french vanilla coffee, your sunglasses, unload your trunk, and hit the road. It helps to bring some girlfriends along too. What's an antiquing road trip without some laughs:)

Let's start local, Stuff in the Ruff
397 South St. E
Raynham, MA
508-824-0255
Great spot for someone looking to revamp old pieces into something new. They have a lot of old rustic pieces and the staff is really nice.

Taunton Antiques Center
19 Main Street
Taunton, MA
508-821-3333
Tons of furniture and vintage bikes. Lots of smaller items too like knickknacks and plates. Furniture is the real grabber here though.

One Horse Shay Antiques
450 E. Center St.
West Bridgewater, MA
508-894-6977
Lots of furniture, smaller size shop, but worth the trip.

Fiddleheads
120 Washington St.
Canton, MA
781-828-9444
Tons of stuff to discover. More of a buy and place type of shop so if you are looking for a pickers shop, this isn't it.

Medway Mill Antiques and More
135 Main Street
Medway, MA 02053
508-533-7757
Not too bad on price, good selection. Owners are very knowledgeable.

Stonehouse Antiques Inc.
244 Washington St.
Norwell, MA
781-878-6049
This shop has it all. You never know what you will find so it is a must stop on your drive.

Mended Antiques
52 Blanding Road
Rehobeth, MA
508-336-7381
Open every day and loaded with tons of fun and unique items. They specialize in 4 poster beds so if you are in the market for one of these, this is the place to go.
 

 


 

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I love festivals, fairs, carnivals, the circus, I could go on and on. All of these events really make you appreciate the town/state you live in. These events bring together families from all over for just plain old fun. Weather it is a local apple peach festival or the Big E, there is an event going on every weekend, straight through to the autumn leaves. Living in an over 55 community in Massachusetts allows you the freedom to roam all of New England and enjoy the festivities. Here are a few of my favorites. Add yours in in the comments below!

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival 2016
July 22-24, 2016
This popular extravaganza of public art includes a master sculpting competition, liver entertainment, food trucks, fireworks, and sand sculpting lessons for the kids. Voted one of Boston’s Top Events. This national contest attracts artists from around the world. Time: Festival is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2016
July 8-17, 2016
Ten days of open gardens Cape-wide from Provincetown to Woods Hole. Take a glimpse into some of Cape Cod’s most spectacular gardens during the 10-day festival. The festival will include tours of all types of private gardens organized by local nonprofits and museums, along with special hydrangea-themed events and promotions. All private gardens are open on selected days only, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Garden tours are $5 each.

Boston Portugal Festival
June 19, 2016
In Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Portuguese Festival celebrates Portuguese heritage and its influences on the surrounding community. The festival draws on tradition but also emphasizes contemporary Portuguese contributions in literature, music, film and science. The two-month festival features weekly events and activities such as a literature conference, parade, Portuguese-American youth conference and Heritage Day of Portugal held at the Massachusetts State House.

Green Briar Blueberry Festival
August 6, 2016
When blueberry season is at its pinnacle, sometimes you just have to throw a good-old fashioned blueberry bash. The Green Briar Blueberry Festival has the right idea. Join the jam session (aka jam making demonstration). And since it’s not fair to just watch a delicious blueberry condiment being made, blueberry desserts will be available for the biting.

Hyannis Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show
June 18, 2016
Event will be held on June 18 – 19, 2016. Over 100 of New England's finest Craftsmen and women will display and sell their American made arts and crafts. It'll feature American made Juried Arts, Crafts, Specialty Foods and Live music. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

Homecoming Day Fair 2016
June 28, 2016
Fairhaven's largest annual event features about 175 booths of handmade crafts and delicious foods in addition to live entertainment, an art exhibit on the west lawn of the Unitarian Church, and children's activities, including the very popular fire engine rides. Free admission. Handicap parking available. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Barnstable County Fair
July 18-24th
Need I say more? This is by far the best fair anywhere in the country and if you have not been, you need to go!

Brockton Fair
June 30 – July 10
This could be the last year for the fair due to the casino!

The fair will offer thrilling rides, fireworks, demolition derby, wrestling, live music & more! Visitors can enjoy fireworks on most nights – check here for the fireworks schedule.

 

 

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