Poison Ivy: What you Need to Know

Last week we were walking at a wildlife refuge that majestically overlooks the Rhode Island coast. We immediately noticed parents with young children brushing up against the numerous poison ivy plants that…

The Best Foods to Donate to Local Food Banks

It’s always a good time of year to donate to your local food bank. Money and volunteers are almost always needed. Frequently, local supermarkets put large bins by the door for non-perishable…

surviving winter

A New Englander’s Guide to Surviving Winter

Some people love snow and cold weather. They thrive on outdoor activities no matter the temperature. Some think winter is glorious for the December holidays but wish it would disappear by January…

Preparing for New England Emergencies: Go-Bag

Hurricane of 1938, Cape Cod Canal, Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library Pack a Go-Kit/ Go-Bag As you know, hurricanes and other types of severe weather events can spell disaster for…

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