Local Loves: Mesa Verde

I’ve been working a hybrid schedule at my job in recent months, with a couple of days spent in my office and the remainder of the work week spent at home- and while my days in the office consist of self-packed breakfasts and lunches to keep me fueled from one commute to the next- I […]

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A Month to Remember: February 2022

Is it Spring yet? No? We have more snow on the way? Okay then. While I sit here sulking and impatiently waiting for the flowers and trees to start blooming again- I thought I’d talk about this past month that was before we dive into March (and tomorrow’s official Mardi Gras holiday!) February in New […]

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Local Loves: Plum

One of the perks of living in Downtown Greenfield is that I am only a quick walking distance away from so many wonderful and unique small-owned businesses- including boutiques, restaurants, venues and cafés- and I try to frequent them as much as possible at various times throughout the week. A few days ago, when we […]

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Local Loves: Poet’s Seat

At the peak of Rocky Mountain Park and overlooking Greenfield, Massachusetts- with a spectacular view of my apartment, by the way!- lies the historic Poet’s Seat Tower. Originally constructed in 1873 and named for/dedicated to the phrase commonly used by famed local poet Frederick Tuckerman Goddard, this observation tower offers panoramic views of the town […]

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Belated-Holiday-Everything…

Although Christmas was a few weeks ago and I’m officially back to working my usual full-time schedule (and doing my radio show as normal!)– I feel like the couple of weeks following New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day are some of the busiest and most-traveled days I experience- especially in these ongoing times of COVID-19. With […]

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Local Loves: The People’s Pint

Before I depart for the desert and what I’m hoping will be some fantastic BBQ places in Western Texas next week, I thought I’d take a break from packing my suitcase to visit something a little closer to home, first. With a cozy atmosphere that was perfect for a dark and stormy late Summer evening, […]

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Local Loves: Hope & Olive

When I first moved to the Pioneer Valley nearly two years ago, my first weekend around my new town was spent getting acclimated to my space and familiarizing myself with the local shops, cafés and restaurants. I did a lot of walking over the course of those two days- but ultimately ended up at a […]

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The Wardrobes of Literature…

Another week, another series of snowstorms here in New England- and although I’ve gotten fairly desensitized to them having been born and raised here, the frequency that they’ve been occurring this Winter thus far has made my daily/nightly workout routine a little more difficult since I can’t safely walk my usual miles as the sidewalks […]

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