Cookie Decorating in North Cambridge:

Making and decorating cookies with your kids can be a fun memorable moment. On the flip side, it can be a crazed stressful mess. This year you can take a shortcut and do it for a great cause. NOCA Provisions located in North Cambridge has begun their “Kids for Kids” …

Go Nuts For the Holidays: Literally

Come fall and winter, we bring out the nuts. I’m not talking election politics or even family members. I am talking literally about nuts. Putting out a dish of nuts when friends stop by for a little visit feels festive and special. For holiday parties we always start with some …

The Francis: Portland Maine

Maine has had a special place in my heart ever since we moved to the United States.  In high school, I went to Maine for summer camp.  More than that though, Maine reminds me of my home and native land.  There are many Canadians in Maine, whether their families emigrated …

Weekend Guide: New Format

There are just so many things going on that putting them all in a blog post doesn’t keep you up to date on all the things!  So, I’m going to try something new.  I’ll mention a few outings, places to explore, dine, shop on my weekend guide here, but I’ll …

The Row Hotel: Assembled to Perfection

You can find me here in the morning with my coffee and the paper. I have been a fan of Assembly Row since the day I stepped foot by the Mystic River.  That chilly fall day by the river, I watched a bucket loader full of Legos ceremoniously pour onto …

Massachusetts Cheese Festival: Curd Lovers Gather

Another Festival Worth Attending The Massachusetts Cheese Festival is fast approaching: November 3rd.  This year tickets must be purchased in advance and last year the event was sold out very early on.  There are still tickets available and it is a great way to head into the season of feasting …