Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Observance, Londonderry N.H.-Style

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On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to take some time to remember our U.S. Soldiers that died in military service. The small town of Londonderry, N.H., does just that in a big-time way. This close-knit, proud New England community traditionally conducts an impressive Memorial Day service that really captures the meaning of this important day.


Today, American Legion Post 27 will hold their annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Londonderry (Monday, May 31st), starting at 10 a.m. Here is some more information on this Memorial Day Observance event .


The Londonderry Hometown Online News recently -- and thoughtfully -- contributed a marvelous Memorial Day Observance-Londonderry article to VisitingNewEngland.com. Writer Joe Paradis wrote a tremendous article and editor Steve Young took some phenomenal photos. Check it out by clicking on the link in this paragraph.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Ideas in New England

Article and photo (The Goldenrod, York Beach, Maine) by Eric H.
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How did we get here so quickly -- from the chillingly cold weather in February to the blazing hot heat and... WHAT?!!!... Memorial Day Weekend just a few short days away?

The "unofficial" start of summer means lobster, ice cream, beaches and other warm weather New England delights.   If you're looking for some travel ideas, we encourage you to visit our "Top 30 Memorial Day Weekend New England Travel Ideas." Here, we list 30 New England towns and cities that feature great summer appeal -- from coastal getaways to beautiful mountain towns. Some destinations are obvious but ultimately worthy like Plymouth, Mass., and Old Orchard Beach, Maine, but we include some hidden gems, too, like Old Lyme, Conn., and Watch Hill, R.I. In other words, a little something for everyone.

Happy New England travels, and please write us about any New England summer destinations you'd like us to cover!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Find Latest Golf Course Updates at Our New England Golf List Page

If you enjoy golfing in New England, we offer you a list of of updates from some of the region's best golf courses through our Golf Courses in New England list, via Twitter.

We feel this is a great way to learn about different golf courses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,  New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  You might find information on current golf conditions, special rates, promotions events, or just to get an overall feel of the golf courses.  Through the advent of social media, it's like getting "real-time" updates on golf courses in New England.

Some profiles you see will be of resorts that have golf courses --so you might come across information other than golf. We recommend visiting their sites to get the whole "big picture" -- including what they have to offer in regards to golf. Some of New England's best golf courses are located at resorts.

We'll be locating more golf courses to add to the list, so please check back in often. If you'd like to see your favorite New England golf course included on our list (and providing they have a Twitter account), please let us know! Happy golfing in New England this summer to you all!

Ravens' Nest Restaurant Opens in Walpole, Mass.

The Raven's Nest , an Irish pub located in Walpole, Mass., opened to crowds of locals on Thursday, May 20, 2010.


The site of the former Barleycorn and Paddock bars, the Raven's Nest features a beautifully renovated, welcoming look from the hanging flower baskets on the outside to the high post-and-beam ceiling, and individually hand-painted bricks on the inside walls. The contemporary Irish-American cuisine includes old standbys like Shepherd's Pie and fish n' chips, and chef-created versions of wild mushroom ravioli, hand-tossed specialty pizzas and Creole Jambalaya with blackened chicken, shrimp, sausage, scallions, tomatoes and okra in a creole broth.  With 16 beers (many high quality on-tap offerings) and a handsome bar and dining room that recreate the look of an authentic Irish pub, the family-friendly Raven's Nest promises to be a dining staple in the southwest suburban Boston area.


The Raven's Nest owners also operate the Mad Raven Irish pub in Waltham, MA. For the full story on the Raven's Nest, please click the link above.

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