Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hiking in the Autumn–the Best!

There they were, a large group of volunteers – boy scouts, cub scouts, fathers, mothers and pack leaders – I would easily estimate sixty or more; gathered by the first dam at the Artichoke River Nature Trail.        Purpose: to restore … Continue reading

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What’s Fall without a visit to our farms!

The Newburyport Farmer’s Market has turned out to be a spectacular weekly event – making it very hard to park within a mile of the Tannery every Sunday Morning. Each time, visitors can obtain the rich bounty from our local … Continue reading

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Fake Preservationists vs. Real Preservationists

Well, it seems we have a political season where everyone seems to be claiming they ‘love’ history and claim to be preservationists.          We have a fake preservationist who had to get one of his supporters to fend off the fact … Continue reading

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Economic Diversity

Blood. As a living being, you simply can’t live without it – but as anyone who may be concerned with blood flow – i.e. high pressure, low pressure – it is not just the blood but its continual flow that … Continue reading

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Take a Hike!

The ticks have (temporarily) gone and the insects have disappeared and the air is clear and crisp!      Coupled with the autumn colors, this is truly a great time to visit nature.         The birds are clustering in restless flocks trying to … Continue reading

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Autumn Foliage

According to the http://www.massvacation.com website, this year’s autumn display should be spectacular with an ever growing peak from the Columbus Day weekend all the way to Veteran’s Day, November 11th.      They also have a special website for maximizing the time … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic!

In the book Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, this term is used  in several ways by the author, Douglas Adams.     The novel explains the phrase is often displayed in the Guide to calm intergalactic travellers especially when dealing with subjects … Continue reading

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