community: Gifford cemetery, Provincetown, MA - 02/23/14 06:55 AM

 
Gifford cemetery, Provincetown, MA
photo by imcndbl
 
 
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community: Bar Rock and Minot Light - 02/18/14 05:36 AM
 

 
Bar Rock and Minot Light
by imcndbl
 
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community: Super Bowl Telluride: Planting the flag atop the mountains I love - 01/27/14 03:48 AM
These places and these faces are near and dear to my heart. The painter in the street, the horse rider and several others are the Telluride people. I'm no Broncos fan, but I love the spirit and imagination and talent the people of this wonderful, mystical, magical town in southwest Colorado have put to work in this piece of art. Summit!

 
Telluride Super Bowl
 
 
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community: Go Patriots! - 01/11/14 07:13 AM
Hey, I've been working most of the day.  So when do I learn that the Patriots playoff game is at 8:10 p.m. on a Saturday night?  An hour ago.
They've got the home-field advantage in the 60-degree rain tonight, since they are the dominant team in the NFL still.  Seems unlikely, given the struggles they've had, especially getting started in the first halves of their regular-season games. Somehow, I don't think they'll come out mushy and uncoordinated tonight. Wanna bet?
 
 
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community: Miramar sledding hill, Duxbury Massachusetts - 01/03/14 04:00 AM
We've had a bit of a snowstorm here, in case you haven't heard. Some people are saying that, as a storm, it's a bit disappointing even: not really a snow "event"!  The sun has poked through here. taking the edge off of the cold. Driveways are getting plowed out, and the snow has stopped.
So the kids need to get out of the house! It's a school snow day. Mid-year exam schedules will be scrapped, but that's a worry for tomorrow. Today, it's time to go sledding!
Miramar is a religious retreat at the foot of Bay Road. The hill is … (13 comments)

community: Do you need to have flood insurance? Should you have flood insurance? - 11/23/13 11:20 AM
Do you need to have flood insurance? Should you have flood insurance?
Every homeowner should ask whether he or she needs or wants flood insurance.
Floods can happen on waterfronts, in low-lying areas, in mountainous areas and in areas that have never flooded before. Homeowners and home buyers should have a surveyor tell them whether their home is in a flood zone If you are a homeowner, do you want to take the risk of loss from a flood, or would you prefer to insure against that risk? FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, mandates the terms of all flood insurance … (34 comments)

community: Where were you? - 11/22/13 05:12 AM
The two big "where were you? questions are JFK's assassination and 9/11. The moon landing was another, but it was different: it was the first national television-event shared experience where we all tuned in to watch a planned event. Until JFK, no one had asked that question before and been able to get an answer from everyone in the United States and in many other countries as well.
Where were you? I was two. I grew up in Washington, D.C. I don't remember the assassination, but perhaps my earliest memory was the backwards boots on the horse at the funeral. That … (5 comments)

community: What happens to your flood insurance premiums after you make a claim? - 11/21/13 09:22 AM
What happens to your flood insurance premiums after you make a claim?
You might think that flood insurance premiums are like auto insurance premiums and that a claim you make for flood damage would greatly increase your cost of insurance, starting with your next payment.
Not so! Flood insurance premiums, like every aspect of flood insurance, are completely mandated and controlled by FEMA, the Federal agency tasked with the problem of insuring homes in flood zones.

FEMA decides what land is in or out of a flood zone. FEMA establishes the premium for each piece of property in flood zones, … (5 comments)

community: Who are we? The 15 types of communities in America - 11/13/13 11:25 PM
I hope you find this article from The Washington Post and the graphic as fascinating as I do:
Who we are: another way to explain - the 15 types of communities in the United States of America
From the African-American South to the Working Class Country, and from sea to shining sea, we live in some very diverse demographic areas.
I've moved around a lot, so I've lived in many of these different communities. Where have you lived? What is your community like now?

 
 
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community: Buy a pie for a needy family at Thanksgiving at PieInTheSky.org - 10/30/13 01:05 AM
Buy a pie for a needy family at Thanksgiving
PieInTheSky.org and
DUXBURY COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE OFFICE
are teaming up again this year to sell
THANKSGIVING PIES TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY SERVINGS
The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Duxbury will help to sell Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings.
For every pie sold, Community Servings will be able to feed one client for five days. 
Apple, pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, and no sugar added apple pies will be sold for $25 each as part of Community Servings annual “Pie in the Sky” fundraiser.  
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community: The Cardinals plane is scheduled for an on-time departure tomorrow - 10/30/13 12:05 AM
The Cardinals plane is scheduled for an on-time departure tomorrow
 
Middlebrooks won't be obstructing the Cardinals' return flight to St. Louis tomorrow morning!
This photo is on the internet because a sportscaster was asked if Middlebrooks was also responsible for the 7-hour runway delay of the Cardinals plane last night. It's said the Cardinals are in good spirits today. That attitude will be somewhat different by about 9 p.m tonight, I reckon!

 Middlebrooks obstructing the runway, delaying the Cardinals plane by seven hours
 
 
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community: The best trick-or-treat Halloween neighborhoods in Scituate - 10/28/13 11:04 PM
The best trick-or-treat Halloween neighborhoods in Scituate

 
In Scituate, on All Hallow's Eve, start your trick-or-treating where everyone goes: the shops at Scituate Harbor!
The retailers put on an awesome Halloween party for the town. The harbor streets are closed to cars from 4:00 - 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. and all the storekeepers hand out candy.
If you haven't had enough by 6:00, it's time to troll a neighborhood. The consensus is that the best neighborhood for children to go trick-or-treating in Scituate is Minot.
 
Open the door and come on in, dear ones!

 
 
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community: The best trick-or-treat Halloween neighborhoods in Duxbury - 10/28/13 01:22 AM
The best trick-or-treat Halloween neighborhoods in Duxbury

The votes are in!
The best neighborhood for children to go trick-or-treating in Duxbury is, hands-down, Weston Farms!
Open the door and come on in, dear ones!
Simmons Drive is the main road through Weston Farms. It has two entrances off Route 139, just west of Route 3A.
Simmons Drive presents some obvious advantages for candy gatherers.
Parking on the roadside is easy and safe. There are three cul-de-sacs on Rachael's Lane, Windy Hill Lane and Orchard Lane. The houses are fairly close together!! There are lots of friendly people at the houses! … (10 comments)

community: Red Sox beard! Grow one! - 09/10/13 10:39 PM
Red Sox beard! Red Sox Nation! Grow one until the Red Sox win the World Series this year!
Any style! Even Napoli Gremlin/Hobbit
 

 
 
 Many of the Red Sox are sporting beards in this Napoli style this year. If it has anything to do with their success, it seems to be working!
 

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community: Alan Lomax's Archive goes online - 08/25/13 11:18 AM
For music lovers everywhere . . .
Alan Lomax's massive music archive goes online From NPR.org
Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. Now thousands of the songs and interviews he recorded are available for free online, many for the first time. It's part of what Lomax envisioned for the collection — long before the age of the Internet.
Lomax recorded a staggering amount of folk music. He worked from the 1930s to the '90s, and traveled from the Deep South to the mountains of West Virginia, all the way to Europe, the Caribbean and … (3 comments)

community: A sailor's morning on Cape Cod - 08/10/13 10:22 AM
A sailor's morning on Cape Cod  I've had the pleasure of sailing many of the weekends this summer. I'll go anytime, anywhere, and do any job on the boat. Just ask me. There's too much good to write it all out. Wet your whistle on this tidbit. Short enough for Vine, long enough to make you want to hoist the sails and go. IMO.
This is the Wianno 25 I crewed on two Saturdays this summer.
New England has one of the finest sailing seasons anywhere. I'm biased: I've been sailing here a long time. When you get here, find yourself … (8 comments)

community: Duxbury Bay Maritime School Junior Olympics Regatta weekend - 08/10/13 04:19 AM
Duxbury Bay Maritime School Junior Olympics Regatta
Optis and 420s competed in the Duxbury Bay Maritime School Junior Olympics Regatta today and they'll go all day tomorrow, Sunday, as well.
The videos show a few moments of the Captains' Meeting.  Over seventy Int'l 420s and about fifty Optis.  Look at all the young racers and parents!
 
  
 
 

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community: Mayflower II returns to Plymouth today! - 08/06/13 11:39 PM
The Mayflower II will be arriving back in Plymouth today!
The partially restored Mayflower II will be leaving Fairhaven at 5:00 a.m. and arriving at the Cape Cod Canal around 9:00 a.m. The journey through the canal will take approximately 45 minutes and Mayflower II is expected to arrive on the high tide in Plymouth Harbor around 12:00 p.m.
For the past seven months, Mayflower II has been undergoing extensive repairs in dry-dock, a restoration and preservation project that began this winter. The work will begin again this winter after the Museum closes for the season.
Between now and 2020, Mayflower II must be … (5 comments)

community: Relay for Life - Walk Around the Clock - 06/21/13 06:20 AM
2013 Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth
Friday, June 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Plymouth South High School
490 Long Pond Road, Plymouth

Cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone interested in winning the war on cancer are invited to attend the Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth South High School from 3 p.m. this Friday, June 21, until 8:30 Saturday morning.
This all-night “walk around the clock” to raise awareness and funds to stop cancer will include many inspirational activities.Friday, the nonstop walking begins at 3, while the official opening ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., followed by survivors’ and caregivers’ laps around … (6 comments)

community: Fort Desperate - Duxbury's role in the Civil War - 06/16/13 09:06 AM
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society has created a blog chronicling Duxbury's soldiers' and civilians' experiences.

Today's post, for June 14, begins:
The second Union assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana took place 150 years ago today on June 14, 1863. It was, in hindsight, a hopeless and reckless assault for those Federal troops that attacked the forts and trenches outside one of the last Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River. Among those Union troops were a significant number of Duxbury men. . . .
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