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” …

A Charlie Brown Christmas in Boston (Partner)

Every year we get a new Christmas soundtrack some move out of rotation, but one that never does is the Charlie Brown Christmas cd. We keep the soundtrack in rotation every year and the opening number is the one song that gets as all humming along. The Vince Guaraldi theme …

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 …

Potted Potter Giveaway

Potted Potter is a Harry Potter Parody that is here in town. POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff is inviting you to be part of the spellbinding experience! You can get tickets here for the show brought by Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions …

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 …