The 77th annual Maine Lobster Festival takes place this year from July 31 to Aug. 4 in Rockland, Maine. “It’s a five-day celebration of everything lobster,” said Celia Knight, the festival’s president. “Last year, we sold nearly 20,000 pounds of lobster.” In 2018, about 70,000 people attended the festival over the course of five days at Rockland’s Harbor Park, Knight said. Rockland is about 190 miles, or a 3 1/2 hour drive, from Boston. Knight, who has attended the festival every year since she was a child, said she loves that the money raised by the nonprofit festival benefits the local community in the form of donations, grants, and scholarships. Also, it’s a lot of fun, she said. “Even if you don’t love lobster, there’s something for everybody at the festival,” she said. Here’s what to eat and do at this year’s festival. The lobster — and other food: The main attraction is the festival’s … [Read more...] about Everything you can eat and do at the Maine Lobster Festival
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An international music school chain wants to open at a busy intersection in downtown Barrington. School of Rock proposes occupying a building vacated last month by Charles Schwab Corp. at the northwest corner of Hough and Main streets, said Barrington Assistant Director of Development Services Jennifer Tennant. Under the tentative plan, School of Rock also would occupy neighboring vacant space where Shabby & Chic Decor and a salon previously operated to the north off Hough Street. Tennant said School of Rock recently submitted an application for a special-use permit to take over nearly 4,000 square feet of empty space meant for retail.Tennant said parking is a concern. Unless the music school added on to the building, she said, it would not be required to provide extra parking in the downtown shopping and dining area."But we still review their parking," Tennant told the village board during an informal discussion this week. "We want to make sure we're not creating an uncomfortable … [Read more...] about School of Rock floats proposal to open in downtown Barrington
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 9:16 am PST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 The road to the entrance to Pt. Reyes National Park in West Marin was flooded on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The road to the entrance to Pt. Reyes National Park in West Marin was flooded on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Photo: Twitter / Chilesconsin Photo: Twitter / Chilesconsin Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 The road to the entrance to Pt. Reyes National Park in West Marin was flooded on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The road to the entrance to Pt. Reyes National Park in West Marin was flooded on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Photo: Twitter / Chilesconsin North Bay floods close dozens of roads and four school districts 1 … [Read more...] about North Bay floods close dozens of roads and four school districts
A city of St. Paul truck plows the Wabasha Street bridge in downtown St. Paul as snow falls the morning of Thursday, Feb. 7, 2018. (Andy Rathbun / Pioneer Press)Isabella Muyres, 9, shovels some snow from her sidewalk as she waits for her school bus, which was running a bit late, in Stillwater on Thursday. In the background are her sister and her mom. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Lori Bomastek helps to dig a co-worker's van out of the snow on Grand Avenue near Victoria Street in St. Paul. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)Tom Maringell of Bateman's Snow Removal works along Grand Avenue in St. Paul on Thursday. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)After walking her daughter to a school bus stop in Stillwater on Thursday, Michelle Utin carries home a chunk of snow that her 7-year-old daughter asked her to keep in the freezer for future play. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)Kyle Meyer shovels snow in front of Punch Pizza on Grand Avenue. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)Tom Hosek, left, the custodian for … [Read more...] about Storm closes schools, triggers snow emergencies. Bitter cold follows.
Who says you can’t have it all? Moorestown, New Jersey, offers its residents the best of many worlds: top-notch suburban comforts, excellent schools, sweeping green spaces and farmland, and a strong community spirit — all within a 30-minute drive of Center City Philadelphia. Together, these amenities make Moorestown one of South Jersey’s most desirable locales. Don’t just take our word for it. In 2005, Moorestown was named the best place to live in the entire country, but it was not content to sit back and rest on its laurels. Since then, the township of 21,000 has been ranked as South Jersey’s “Top Town” in NJ Monthly’s 2013 list of best places to live and it continues to evolve year after year. Food and Shopping Few places marry the old and new quite like Moorestown, and nowhere is this more evident than along the tree-lined sidewalks of its charming Main Street. On this quaint thoroughfare, shoppers can browse dozens of small … [Read more...] about The best towns in South Jersey: Moorestown