Avoiding Possession…

As an avid Halloween enthusiast and horror movie fan, I know that Hollywood often takes many, many liberties and is prone to embellishments when creating entertainment that is “inspired by” or based upon events that actually occurred- especially when the events in question occurred in and around parts of New England. That’s not to say […]

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Local Loves: Old Sturbridge Village

It’s not very often that I willingly return to places that were common destinations for middle school field trips when I was a kid- and it’s even less often that I genuinely enjoy those return trips that I make- but Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts has been the exception for myself and many others […]

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A Brisk Fall Getaway…

If you’ve been reading ‘Coffee & Chiffon’ for any length of time now, then you’re probably aware that I love a good long weekend getaway- especially if it involves some history, some sight-seeing, live music and great food- and this past weekend checked all of those boxes! A few days ago I hopped a quick […]

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“Are There Any Spirits Here Who Wish to Communicate?”

When it comes to fascinating, spooky and historic (or possibly commercialized, depending on who you ask!) places to visit in October- you can’t go much bigger and over-the-top than Salem, Massachusetts. While the gorgeous little city on the water is one of my favorite places to visit and spend time in year-round- I usually try […]

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“Oh, What a Night! Late September…”

Oh, it’s good to be home! After a beautiful and scenic drive home from my recent and brief stay in Schenectady, New York– I’m back in Western Massachusetts/The Berkshires and relaxing in my apartment with a couple days off this week before I pack up and head back to a different section of New York […]

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Greetings From Schenectady!

Hello from New York, everyone! After rolling into town late Wednesday night while accompanying my friend Troy here for a work function he’s participating in, I’m going to be hanging around town (and if you’re having trouble pronouncing the name- no worries- I definitely am too!) and parts of Albany throughout this coming weekend. I’m […]

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Cider, Antiques and Cheese-To-Share…

One of my favorite Early Fall/Late September traditions is visiting one or more of the multiple Autumn/Harvest Festivals we have around various towns and counties in New England. There’s something really fun about meeting and supporting local vendors, artists, etc. and I often walk away having discovered really great products, food, gifts, so on and […]

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The Clocktower…

I knew that this Fall I wanted to do a more in-depth series about some of my favorite historic, probably-way-haunted locations, attractions and oddities in and around New England (and beyond!) I had attempted to do something similar last October, writing about a local unsolved crime from 1855 that took place not far from where […]

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