Labor Day weekend is here and for us folks in New England, it’s the traditional end of summer. We will now be saying goodbye to those long sunny days and begin to get ready for the change of seasons that are about to begin within weeks.
I hope this weekend you get a chance to fire up the grill, hit the beach, head out to a festival or off on a camping adventure in the woods. Better yet, just make sure you send off the summer with one last adventure that you will enjoy and remember.
If your one of the people that will work this weekend. Thank you, because you’re most likely doing something that is making life a little more enjoyable for everyone else.
New York City may have its aggressive, horn-honking drivers, but it is a safe place to drive compared to Boston. The City is home to the worst drivers of any U.S. big city. But the second largest city in the state has the illustrious ranking of being the worst city in the US.
Allstate Insurance Company has declared that residents of three Massachusetts cities are among the worst drivers in the country in its annual Best Drivers Report. There are also two other cities in New England in the 10 worst cities to drive in. Allstate also does not offer automobile insurance to Mass residents.
See the complete list here.
Humans are no newcomers when it comes to messing around with nature. While we haven’t created Frankenstein’s monster yet, what we do messes with the natural world. One recent example is the creation of the coywolf — a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf that is also known as the Eastern coyote.
These animals have a completely new genetic makeup: Their genes are about 1/4 wolf DNA and 2/3 coyote DNA, the rest is from domesticated dogs. They were created when previously separate wolf and coyote populations merged in the land north of the Great Lakes. more
Were all looking forward to the long weekend
With the summer now coming to a close, this will be the last weekly posting of the Fun Freebies segment this year. I will continue to publish items of interest as they happen and any other good stuff that I come across. I hope you all have enjoyed this weekly feature and were also able to take advantage of something you found listed here. You will be able to see the Fun Freebies weekly segment here again next year.
With the summer music series for cities and towns now also coming to a close, there are a couple of shows that I am planning to attend this week that are worth mentioning. On Thursday, the Stearns Square Free Concert series in Springfield Ma will feature The Smithereens. The 80s alternative Rock and Roll band will be the headliner for the final performance of this fun weekly concert series.
This Saturday, “The River 92.5” radio station will hold its annual Riverfront Music Festival in Newburyport Mass. Toad and the Wet Sprocket will be the Headliner for this year's show. There will also be an additional four very good acts that will also be performing. Guests are encouraged to get there early for this huge end of the summer event. Don’t forget your beach blankets & chairs for a day of great live music and a super Labor Day Weekend show!
Free Fun Friday's Friday throughout Massachusetts
This will be the last week in 2014 that The Highland Street Foundation will sponsor free admission to the many Museums, Zoo's and other cultural and fun destinations. This program is open to all Ma. residents thanks to a very generous family foundation.
Boston Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday Boston Ma
The Boston Arts Festival is designed to launch Boston’s arts season. The free festival is a showcase of more than 40-juried visual artists who exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. The visual arts are complemented by a performing arts & interactive arts program.
Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival Saturday and Sunday, Plymouth Notch Vt
The tenth annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival will take place at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Stars from Vermont and nationally known musicians team up for a lively two-day festival of folk and blues music performed in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch. Please help support the food drive for the Vermont Food Bank by also bringing non-perishable food items to the concerts.
The Berklee Sumer in the City Concerts Series Greater Boston Ma
This concert series, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through September. Bringing neighborhoods alive with free programs of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, and more, some of Berklee’s most promising young artists are poised to share the skills they hone on campus with the local community.
National Museum Day is next month on September 27th. There are many museums all over the Northeast and the Country that participate in this program. The Smithsonian Museum will send you free tickets to visit the museum of your choice if you submit the request to them. To receive your free Museum Day Live! Ticket for two people only, please enter your information into the request and send it out to The Smithsonian Museum . Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You must print your ticket and present it to receive your free admission.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
"There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em."
Sir, do you know why I pulled you over
This guy must have a plan for everything
Ladies now can enjoy a quick pick me up
No Party for Corona Beer drinkers this week
This is a lottery ticket winner
But he nailed the landing
You think that they were bitter about loosing?
You can’t always play on the swings during the night
Fathers do have basic rights
This song put a smile on my face, after I exhaled. I was only holding my breath and looking at the mirror.
"At the quiet close of day,
Gently yet the willows sway;
When the sunset tints are low,
Lingers still the afterglow;
Beauty tarries loath to die,
Every lightest fantasy
Lovelier grows in memory,
Where the truer beauties lie."
~ James Fenimore Cooper
photo by Jack Spencer