Local Loves: Nichewaug Inn

Petersham, Massachusetts is one of those small, “blink and you’ll miss it” towns here in New England you may not even realize you’re driving past or through on your way to/from another place. With a relatively small population and comprised of mostly forests and reservations- it’s an easy place to miss on a map. And […]

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Local Loves: Wayside Furniture

Whenever I’m driving back to the Valley from Boston, I like to take either Route 2 or 2A (which can be confusing to those who aren’t from New England since they essentially run parallel to each other.) Either option takes me through scenic back roads, historical neighborhoods and by unusual shops and oddities in towns […]

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Local Loves: Medfield State Hospital

To some, it might seem a little strange that I would enjoy spending a perfectly good, warmer-than-expected afternoon wandering around the overgrown grounds of what was formerly a psychiatric institution- but Medfield State Hospital is surprisingly more peaceful than it is frightening or ominous. Built in 1892, Medfield State Hospital was a self-sufficient asylum for […]

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Local Loves: The Garden

Although I’ve been living in The Pioneer Valley since May of 2019, I still find myself getting acclimated to my new(ish) community and surroundings. There are so many performance spaces/venues, art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops and oddities to discover around every corner- and I thought that every once in a while it would be fun […]

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