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Announcing our Fall Film Series

By Sarah | August 31, 2018
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We’re excited to announce our 2018 fall film series. These free, public screenings will take place on AHA! Nights in New Bedford from September through November.

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Member Spotlight: Steve Markowski

By Sarah | August 17, 2018

Steven Markowski is one of New Bedford’s unsung heroes. If you haven’t seen him around town supporting new businesses and events, you aren’t paying attention.

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Screw your courage to the sticking place…

By Steven Froias | August 16, 2018

It’s been awhile since I did a YOUR WEEKEND round-up of select events in New Bedford – which used to be a regular feature of this blog. But since this weekend promises to be epic, I thought it a good time to jump back into the fray. I was also persuaded to revisit YOUR WEEKEND…

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Melding Wood and Color: Meet Artist Mary Jane Andreozzi

By Sarah | August 6, 2018
Mary Jane Andreozzi

“I search for a sense of balance and harmony that brings order to natural elements. I am interested in expressing an inner energy that leans toward symbolism and abstraction.”

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A bit of Santa Rosa de Copán on New Bedford’s Acushnet Avenue

By Steven Froias | August 5, 2018

Here’s a story right out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. New Bedford native Jeffrey Pelletier was a volunteer worker in Honduras years ago. Unfortunately, Jeff’s desire to help ran a bit of ahead of his proficiency speaking Spanish. Therefore, within an hour of starting work at the relief organization, a supervisor paired him with a…

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Frontier Airlines failed me. Here’s what I learned about business:

By Sarah | August 1, 2018
Wedding in Chile

In a money-based society, business is who we are. It’s how we show up in the world. It’s the local gift shop where you buy a card to tell someone you love them. It’s the hair stylist who becomes a trusted confidant over the years. It’s the person who builds a website so your passion project can fly. It’s how we shelter ourselves, how we eat, and how we try to have a little fun along the way.

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Why the North End needs a Restaurant Week

By Steven Froias | July 24, 2018

I’m still waiting to get mugged. For the past few weeks, I’ve been walking up and down Acushnet Avenue signing up restaurants and eateries for the LOVE THE AVE & NORTH END RESTAURANT WEEK happening from Saturday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The event is part of a larger effort – an outgrowth…

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How coworking can help you attract and retain top talent

By Sarah | July 18, 2018
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Employees value flexibility at work just as much as benefits and pay. Giving your people the option to work at a coworking space is a great way to keep them happy, motivated, and purposeful.

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A Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

By Steven Froias | July 18, 2018

A nice perk of being a writer and journalist is the opportunity to check things out before they are headlines. That happened last week when I got a preview of the Whaling Museum’s restored 1,275 foot long “Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.” Originally painted around 1850, it was lost in an…

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New Bedford’s real parking problem

By Steven Froias | July 10, 2018

Studies have been done. Streetscapes have been ripped up. And parking garages have gone up, come down, then gone up again. Over the years, New Bedford has worked mightily to address its parking problem. In reality, there isn’t a parking problem. There’s a walking problem – as in Americans become neurotic when they can’t find…

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