Start Christmas shopping early at the Vancouver Holiday Market

Photo by Cheryl Landes The Christmas holiday season officially kicked off tonight in downtown Vancouver, Washington, with the lighting of the tree in Esther Short Park and the Vancouver Holiday Market across the street at the Hilton Hotel. Dozens of local vendors fill two large meeting rooms and the hallway in the hotel's conference center. … Continue reading Start Christmas shopping early at the Vancouver Holiday Market

Final Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction tomorrow at MIT in Cambridge

Featured image by Erik Stein from Pixabay If you love watching perpetual motion machines or knocking down rows of dominos on end, you don't want to miss the last-ever Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge. That's where you'll see what students, families, and adults have been … Continue reading Final Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction tomorrow at MIT in Cambridge

Get in the holiday spirit with a free tuba concert in Boston

Featured image: Faneuil Hall in Boston (photo by Cheryl Landes) More than 150 tuba players will gather at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in downtown Boston on Saturday, November 30, at 2-3 p.m. for a free concert of holiday favorites. The band will perform in front of the Blink! tree at the Marketplace Center. This 34th … Continue reading Get in the holiday spirit with a free tuba concert in Boston

Festival of Lighted Boats celebrates Christmas on the Columbia River in Kalama

Featured image: Boats from a previous Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River in Kalama, Washington (photo credit: Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River) Come to Kalama to watch the Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River with the Grinch and the Whos on Saturday, December 14. Get a photo taken … Continue reading Festival of Lighted Boats celebrates Christmas on the Columbia River in Kalama

Party with Santa and his reindeer in Uptown Village in Vancouver, WA

Featured image from a previous Uptown Village Reindeer Block Party in Vancouver, Washington (photo credit: Uptown Village Association) On a Sunday afternoon in December, two blocks of Main Street in Vancouver's Uptown Village close to vehicles for a grand celebration at the annual Reindeer Block Party. Come for a stroll. Pose with Santa for a … Continue reading Party with Santa and his reindeer in Uptown Village in Vancouver, WA

Wear your ugly Christmas sweater for drink specials at this Uptown Village pub crawl in Vancouver, WA

Featured image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay Deck out in your favorite ugly holiday sweater for a Saturday night of fun, food, and drinks in the Uptown Village neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington. Show up at a participating business in your ugly sweater and enjoy drink specials and other surprises. You might even receive a prize … Continue reading Wear your ugly Christmas sweater for drink specials at this Uptown Village pub crawl in Vancouver, WA

Love fermented food? Then check out this festival in Boston today

Celebrate all things fermented at the sixth annual Boston Fermentation Festival at the Boston Public Market today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Listen to talks from farmers, authors, and food historians about the science, process, and popularity of fermentation. Sample pickles, kimchi, kombucha, sour beer, and other fermented treats from local and regional artisans … Continue reading Love fermented food? Then check out this festival in Boston today

Animal shelter in Maine urgently needs cat adopters

Featured image credit: Humane Society Waterville Area, Waterville, Maine It has been a slow summer for cat adoptions at the Humane Society Waterville Area at 100 Webb Road in Waterville, Maine. At the same time, the number of cats has increased because of intakes from several hoarding situations. The shelter has more than 200 cats … Continue reading Animal shelter in Maine urgently needs cat adopters

Summer Taste of Hartford extended to Sunday, August 4

According to an email I received today from the Hartford Courant, the 2019 Summer Taste of Hartford has been extended until Sunday, August 4. Originally the event was scheduled to end today. Although the email stated that the date was extended, the website has not been updated yet. Here is a screenshot of the announcement … Continue reading Summer Taste of Hartford extended to Sunday, August 4