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Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

New Bedford Historical Park Great Outdoors Day

On July 15, 2011 from 5 – 10 p.m., New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will host a free family event at Buttonwood Park celebrating the great outdoors. Great Outdoors Day will feature tent set-up demonstrations, a climbing wall, campfire storytelling, camping basics, and an outdoor movie showing of the …

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Wild Night Fundraising Gala at Buttonwood Park Zoo

In less than two weeks the Buttonwood Park Zoo (425 Hawthorn St.) will be hosting their annual summer fundraising gala, a Wild Night at the Zoo.  The gala will be held from 6-10 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. This is the perfect opportunity to experience the zoo from a different …

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Downtown New Bedford Free Walking Tours

downtown New Bedford

New Bedford has a long and fascinating history, filled with stories of whalemen going to sea for years a time, wives left to run businesses, escaped slaves seeking freedom, and a connection to the sea that spans centuries. The public is invited to explore this history through free guided tours, …

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Operation Clean Sweep (16 July)

Operation Clean Sweep will hold a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, July 16, 2011 in Ward 5 from 8:30 am until Noon. Hosted by Southcoast Hospitals Group, cleanup headquarters will be located at St. Luke’s Hospital in the Hawthorn/ Page Street parking lot. Southcoast Hospitals will provide coffee, donuts, and restroom …

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South Coast Weekend Guide (July 8-10)

After a very hot week filled with sunshine, the weekend’s forecast predicts a chance of thunderstorms. According to weather.com, the forecast is for scattered thunderstorms Friday, isolated thunderstorms Saturday, and then back to sunny skies on Sunday. Temperatures are predicted to range in the highs of 78°F – 84°F. While …

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2011 Whaling City Festival

The New Bedford Festival season is in full swing.  Last weekend (2-3 July) Summer Festival took over downtown New Bedford with dozens of musicians and hundreds of street vendors.  August will bring the world famous Feast of The Blessed Sacrament (Portuguese Feast/Madeira Feast) and the amazing Chowder Festival. This weekend …

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J.Kelley Band “Shake You” Music Video Project

With some major help from South Coast residents and businesses, a music video will get produced this summer in the streets of New Bedford.  You have the opportunity to support a fantastic local cause by helping The J.Kelley Band produce a music video for their upcoming single, “Shake You.” Head …

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Importance of a Facebook Landing Page

One of the best features for a business is the Facebook fan page account option. If you are a business and have a standard user account (representing a human on Facebook) you are limiting your business potential and hurting your profits. Facebook is full of business user accounts that have …

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