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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.

Summerfest Renamed New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford Folk Festival

The organizers of New Bedford Summerfest are pleased to announce a new name for the festival in 2013 – New Bedford Folk Festival. This name better reflects the primary objective of the festival, which is to bring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music to New Bedford, …

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New Bedford Chowder Festival Review and Results

This year’s New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival may have been interrupted by rain, but as we all know, inclement weather will never come between New Englanders and their “chowda.” For 2012’s Seventh Annual Chowder Festival the crowds packed in as usual to try samples of clam chowder, seafood chowder, kale …

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Rebecca Correia – Each and Every Detail

It’s hard to imagine that if you live in Greater New Bedford you haven’t heard of Rebecca Correia.  An incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and musician Rebecca is a featured artist at many of top music spots not just in this area, but nationally.  If you’re already a Rebecca Correia fan, here’s …

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New Bedford Oktoberfest 2012

We’re starting to feel the crisp approach of fall in the air, and soon the leaves will be turning magnificent colors and autumn will be upon us.  Of course, for beer lovers worldwide, fall time means more than apple picking, pumpkin carving and scenic drives; fall time means Oktoberfest is …

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2012 New Bedford Santa 5k Fun Run

Use the discount code “NBG” and get $5 off this race: http://www.thesightings.com/register/ What traditions do your friends and family uphold during the holiday season?  Perhaps you go to an annual tree lighting, spend time shopping together, or get into season by trimming the tree whilst listening to your favorite carols.  How …

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10 Unique Date Ideas

When you’ve lived in the same area for a while it becomes easy for everything to take on a “been there, done that” vibe.  Trying to be inventive with date ideas can really leave a person stumped, and that goes for all ages and relationship types.  If you feel like …

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Modern Parent, Relish the Experience of Motherhood

Becoming a parent is and always will be a mixture of excitement, anticipation, hard work, and yes, a bit of nervousness.  In modern times, some of the needs of new parents can be met through online resources such as parenting blogs and shopping from home. However, if you just had …

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New Bedford Chowder Festival 2012

Without a doubt, New Bedford has come to host some awesome annual festivals.  Whether it’s the thousands of people cramming into Madeira Field for the Feast, dozens of bands taking the stage all weekend at Summerfest or locals providing demonstrations of the fishing industry at the Working Waterfront Festival; New …

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5 Greater New Bedford Romantic Restaurants

Waterfront Grille New Bedford Restaurant

Whether you’re on a first date or are in a seasoned relationship, finding a romantic setting can pose a challenge. Too often you may find every date night ends in front of the TV with take-out or at the same old bar down the street. Whether you’re looking to impress …

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Total Recall (2012) Movie Review

Sometimes a movie comes out and despite awesome effects, huge promotional efforts and a compelling cast it still bombs at the box office.  Such was the case this weekend with Len Wiseman’s newest sci-fi thriller Total Recall, a remake of the well-known 1990 Schwarzenegger film by the same name.  Total …

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