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New Year's Events in Sturbridge and Surrounding Towns
End 2009 with a flourish! There are plenty of ways to celebrate in Sturbridge and other towns along the South-Central section of Massachusetts. Consider the following events: Sturbridge
Scottish New Year at The Copper Stallioncopperstallion.com538 Main Street10 pm - 1 amScottish food and Gaelic music - how much more fun can it get? Old Sturbridge Villagewww.osv.org9:30 am - 4 pm Dec 31 to Jan 3Fun for the entire family - candle dipping, ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides Stageloft Repertory Theater presents H.G. Wells's "The Time Machine"Live old-time radio drama (12 comments)
Located at 500 Main Street (Route 20) in the Boardwalk Plaza, Sturbridge Candy and Gift Shoppe offers a wonderful variety of sweets and treats. Start with their case chocolates. Fudge, cordials, truffles, bark, caramels - you can create a custom box of chocolates to take to your sweetheart. Or you may want to opt for one of (0 comments)
A Magical Evening at Old Sturbridge Village's 12 Nights of Christmas - Sturbridge, MA - 12/14/09 01:33 PM
A Magical Evening at Old Sturbridge Village's 12 Nights of Christmas - Sturbridge, MA STURBRIDGE, MA - Old Sturbridge Village is holding a wonderful holiday event this year: The 12 Nights of Christmas. On selected evenings (see below) the Village will be open during evening hours only while it presents its candlelight Christmas in the style of early Colonial days. My family and I ventured to Old Sturbridge Village a few nights ago and had a thoroughly delightful time. Seventeen of the buildings around the Village's town common were open for evening events. The wind was cold and brisk, which made (2 comments)
Inspecting Water Heaters - Part 1 - A Home Inspector Shares Some Insight - 12/10/09 04:10 PM
Water heater codes demystified. In the following blog, home inspector Michael Thornton of Tennessee clues us in to the meaning of some of the numbers that may be found on a water heater. Keep in mind, your water heater may be different than that shown below. Always consult with an inspector or contractor licensed in your state to verify such information. No guarantees are made here - this is strictly for informational purposes. I'll look forward to seeing what Michael writes for Part 2.
Via Michael Thornton - Nashville, TN area Home Inspector (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.): Inspecting Water Heaters - (3 comments)
If You Like Gingerbread Houses, You'll Love This One at the Publick House - Sturbridge, MA - 12/09/09 08:33 PM
If You Like Gingerbread Houses, You'll Love This One at the Publick House - Sturbridge, MA The Publick House Inn in Sturbridge, MA, is always decorated for the season. Right now, the historic inn and restaurant gleams with twinkly lights and holiday decor. Below is a photograph of the Gingerbread House that stands at the landing of the Publick House. This Gingerbread House is well over five feet tall. It has a first and second level, occupied by caroling figurines. The house is decorated in the style of Colonial times. Stop by and see it if you are in Sturbridge.
One of the remarkable features of this neighborhood is the row of street lights that line the road. The lamps are hand-made by a local tinsmith, and when night falls and the lights come up, Tannery Road is transformed. Add the lighted garland that the residents hang for the holiday season each year, and you have the prettiest street in Sturbridge.
These photograhs were taken on an early morning, as the (4 comments)
Sturbridge, MA - RE/MAX Agents Give to Needy Kids - 12/08/09 08:12 PM
Sturbridge, MA - RE/MAX Agents Give to Needy Kids On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, agents from the RE/MAX Professional Associates offices of Sturbridge, Charlton, and Spencer gathered to spend the morning in a flurry of holiday wrapping. The agents assembled bundles of hats, mittens, gloves, and socks to donate to local children in need.
Amidst holiday songs and cookies, the RE/MAX agents created over 100 gift packages. They then disbursed to deliver their gifts to area schools, which will in turn provide needy families with the donated bundles. A happy holiday to all the families of Central Massachusetts! Text and photo copyright 2009 Kathryn Acciari (4 comments)
Today is the final day of the Festival of Giving Trees in Southbridge, MA. In addition to viewing, and voting on, the beautiful Christmas trees on display, you can take a tethered ride in the RE/MAX hot air balloon. The balloon will be at Notre Dame from 2 - 4 PM, today, December 6. A donation is requested for each ride. These donations will benefit the Festival of Giving Trees as well as the Center of Hope - two very active nonprofit organizations in Southbridge. Come and see (5 comments)
Earlier today, I visited the site where one of my clients is having a new home built. The foundation is in, the framing is done, the siding is on, and the plastering was under way. As I entered the house, my first thought was how wonderfully the construction was moving along. My second thought was, "Ah - that new home smell!" Most folks have an opportunity to know of the new car smell, but very few actually experience the new home smell. It's a mix of the scents of primarily lumber with top notes of plaster, concrete, plywood, and paint. (8 comments)
The 2009 Festival of Giving Trees kicks off on Thursday, December 3. This annual holiday event draws supporters from all around New England and is an enormous community fundraisers for cancer research. The Festival of Giving Trees is an event designed to bring the community together while raising funds for cancer research. Each year, dozens of generous volunteers decorate and donate Christmas trees to the festival. Each tree has a theme. Many local businesses donate goods and gift certificates to decorate the trees. Some of my favorite themes from (4 comments)
We are already starting to see some fantastic holiday decorating along Main Street, Sturbridge. And if you have not heard, there is a holiday door decorating contest ongoing. From December 1 to December 20, 2009, businesses and residents along Main Street Sturbridge are invited to participate in the first-ever Deck the Doors contest. Residents and visitors to Sturbridge are encouraged to vote for their favorite decorated doors. This includes both Routes 20 and 131. The contest includes two separate awards, one for the best business door and one for the best residential door. Voting remains open (5 comments)
So Proud of the New Orleans Saints - 12/01/09 06:32 AM
So Proud of the New Orleans Saints I wasn't able to stay awake late enough to see the entire game last night, but my bleary-eyed husband tells me that the New Orleans Saints remain undefeated. He also admits in a respectful tone that the Saints were tough and played an exceptional game against the Patriots. I am so proud. My interest in the Saints began in the 1990's, when I was living in Buffalo. I was supposed to be a Bills fan, but after a number of failed Super Bowl attempts, I had to step up and confess my real allegiance: (5 comments)
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