“They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara…”

Many people might think that I spend my Octobers walking around and photographing old New England cemeteries, abandoned and potentially haunted locations or pumpkin patches while looking for all things spooky and scary- and while they aren’t necessarily wrong- I do that kind of stuff like, a lot this time of year- I’m actually known […]

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Local Loves: Hebert’s Candy Mansion

With Halloween approaching, and the need to stock up on candy for myself (and the Trick-Or-Treaters too, I guess? Mostly me, though!) I recently stopped by a famous New England landmark that I don’t think I’ve visited since I was a kid- a candy store that has been going strong since 1946. If you grew […]

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The Unsolved Case of The Kneeland Maids

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last Fall, I found myself exploring/documenting some of the roadside oddities, morbid monuments, and unusual historic markers in and around New England- not only because I personally found them fascinating- but because it was a great way to get out of my apartment for some fresh air while […]

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Fall By The Wayside…

Oh, Hello October! With a new (and my favorite!) month finally here, it seemed fitting to say goodbye to September and kick off all things Fall and foliage with a little drive through one of my favorite towns in Massachusetts- and make a quick stop at a historical, picturesque inn and restaurant on a beautiful […]

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A Month to Remember: September 2021

Oh September, as much as I love and live for all things October and Halloween and spooky- it’s always so hard to say goodbye to you! This month is, after all- the peaceful and transitional period between those final hot and humid days of Summer and the true beginning of hoodie and boots season. This […]

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Local Loves: The Big E

If you were born and raised in New England, or at least lived here for a couple of years at some point- then you’re well aware that attending the Eastern States Exposition, or “The Big E” for short- is pretty much a mandatory Autumnal activity. Part agriculture exposition, part farmer’s market, part music festival/venue, and […]

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The September Unwind…

In-between working and my usual errand-running these past few days, I’ve been having a little “foodie tour” around the Pioneer Valley while Troy is back in town for both business and a mini-vacation this week- dining out at places that have made appearances in past “Local Loves” posts like Champney’s in Deerfield and The People’s […]

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From The Mountaintops…

The last time I went zip-lining was a few years ago during an early Spring getaway with friends to New Hampshire, where we spent an entire day going from platform to platform on Mount Washington. Sure, it was cold- and I couldn’t get in front of the fireplace fast enough when we eventually retuned to […]

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