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SRyan

The South Coast has been my home since I came to UMD in 2005. I have worked and lived in NB, and now live in Westport. With a Master's in public relations I have worked as a consultant, and as a professor. I love trying new foods, writing, watching movies (and football!), traveling, listening to a wide array of music, and of course, I <3 the South Coast.

Myth vs. Fact: Medical Marijuana

Whether you are in support of medical marijuana or opposed to it, the voters of Massachusetts spoke in November 2012 and decided that patients should have safe access to medicinal cannabis. Since the referendum was passed the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has been working on developing laws and …

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Connecting for Change Survival Guide

Having lived on the South Coast for the past 8 years, I have heard the Connecting for Change Conference mentioned many times, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually discovered what this incredible three-day event is about. Having corresponded with Connecting for Change manager Brooke Syvertsen, I was able …

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The Pasta House Restaurant Spotlight

100 Alden Road Fairhaven, MA 02719   Restaurant Type: Italian Hours: Monday- Thursday, 11:30 am- 9:30 pm Friday, 11:30 am- 10:00 pm Saturday, 4pm- 10 pm Sunday, 4pm- 9 pm Contact: Telephone – (508) 993-9913 Email – info@thepastahouse.net Website – http://www.thepastahouse.net Menu –  The Pasta House Menu’s & Specials Restaurant Reviews: …

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5 Divine Dive Bars

In comedian Eugene Mirman’s bizarre and hilarious novel “The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life” he offers a very apt description of what a dive bar is. Allow me to start this article by borrowing his definition: “Dive bars are the classic American bar full of all kinds …

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5 Restaurants with Wonderful Wings

Five of the best wings joints in the area! For anyone who has ever seen the movie “Forrest Gump” there’s one line that really sticks in your mind. The part when Bubba lists the many ways you can prepare and eat shrimp. I share Bubba’s enthusiasm for variety, but instead …

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10 Tempting Summer Blockbusters You MUST See

Although summer is a time for beaches, barbeques, and lots of other outdoors activities, it is also known for big blockbusters. When heat waves hit, the refreshing AC is a wonderful retreat, and kicking back with an ice-cold soda and a good movie isn’t a bad way to cool off. …

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2013 New Bedford Folk Festival

You may know it as Summerfest, but the weekend long folk music extravaganza will be back again this summer with a new name but the same excitement and energy. Now called the New Bedford Folk Festival, this will be the 18th year that arts and music will be celebrated in …

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Taste of Southcoast 2013

The weather is slowly and reluctantly warming up as summer approaches, which means that New Bedford’s festival season is nearly upon us. For food lovers, no New Bedford festival is more exciting than the annual Taste of South Coast. Over twenty of the South Coast’s best restaurants and eateries will …

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Seven Sufferable Romance Movies

When it comes to taste in romance, choosing a movie is like deciding what to eat for dinner. People’s palate for romance can range from hot and spicy to fluffy and sweet. If you are a big sucker for romantic classics like Casablanca, When Harry Met Sally or Pretty in …

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