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Beyond the Witches: 48 Hours in Salem

For locals and tourists alike, Salem Willows has been the heart of Salem for generations; photo by Robin Catalano.

Over the centuries, Salem has managed to steadfastly preserve its history while transforming into a modern tourism destination—one with a penchant for festivals nearly every weekend of the year, a burgeoning dining and cocktail scene, and a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination.

For locals and tourists alike, Salem Willows has been the heart of Salem for generations; photo by Robin Catalano.

Stop & Shop Workers Strike across New England

North Adams Stop & Shop workers assemble in the early hours of the UFCW strike against the supermarket chain on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Union steward Bill Laviolette (front, giving the thumbs up) coordinated the location actions; photo by Jason Velázquez.

Talks set to continue as union and company measure each other’s resolve from across parking lots. NORTH ADAMS — Today is Saturday, April 13, 2019, I am your host, Jason Velazquez, and I’d like to welcome you to Episode #69 of our flagship podcast, the Top Left Corner. What you heard coming into this program

The Pillar Profiles:
Lindsey Schmid

Editors Note: What does it mean when we say that someone is a “pillar of the community?” How you answer depends a lot on your experiences and intersections with the people who, in your mind, help support and strengthen the areas of local life that are most important to us. In this new series, we’ll

Brunch with Santa

Here’s a quintessential holiday activity. Enjoy a delicious buffet, sit on Santa’s lap, and have fun with other seasonal activities such as crafts, music, story time, and visiting our animals in the Round Stone Barn. Tasty foods include eggs (from our chickens), pastries, and even mac ‘n cheese. Fun for the young and young at

Candlelit Evening

Experience the magic of an enchanted evening at a Shaker village filled with New England traditions, live music, storytelling, festive foods, candlelight, and caroling. The landscape takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by twinkling lights. Stroll by lantern light to the historic 1910 Barn for live music. Meander into the Round

Wreath ‘N Sip

Join us for a relaxing evening as you design and craft a fragrant seasonal wreath to take home. Grab a drink, take a seat, and we’ll guide you step-by-step in using natural greens and cones to make a wreath to celebrate the season and enjoy its aroma. Perfect to do with friends! Registration includes materials,

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take

Thanksgiving on the Farm

Hancock Shaker Village is the ideal setting to spend time with family and friends over the holiday weekend. The grounds are open for you to enjoy. Visit our heritage-breed turkeys in the barnyard and say hello to other animals in the barn. Then create your own crafty barnyard animal in the Discovery Barn to take

Life and Death in a Backyard

The greens have been washed, carrots pulled and leeks chopped and frozen. Nothing sets me in motion faster than a hard freeze warning. My small garden is now devoid of living things aboveground, and the earthworms who have multiplied and prospered belowground are heading south and into the composting ditches I have dug in circles

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