Travel:

A Weekend in the Pioneer Valley

Most of us in the Merrimack Valley think of the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts as a place where people go to attend college. Also known as the “five college area,” it’s home to UMass Amherst, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College and Hampshire College, and consists of the western Massachusetts town of Amherst,… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

The Barrel Rule

Or, Yes, Excellent Wines Are Being Made in New England Being open-minded and willing to try wines that are different in some way is a great asset in developing a wine connoisseur’s palate. It’s easy to get into the rut of buying the same varietal or brand. When the opportunity presents itself, I do my best to… Read More

Steven Goddu

To The Winter Woods

Reflections on Snowshoeing Late last winter, I was stoking the fire in the woodstove and listening. The wood was wet after a late-afternoon melting spell, and the sound it made was a nasal burr that was familiar from some other context that I could not place. I sat listening to it for a minute or… Read More

Sarah Courchesne

Travel Advisory: Maine in December

Most people wouldn’t think of visiting Maine in December. It’s cold, after all, and it gets dark about 4 p.m. Walking on the beach isn’t much fun when you’re wearing a parka, and in a lot of places many of the restaurants and shops are closed for the season. Personally, I think December is a… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost
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