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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.

8 Things to Know About the 2012 Portuguese Feast

The New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, a.k.a. the Portuguese Feast, a.k.a. Madeira Feast is the largest event the city has every year.  More than that, it is the largest Portuguese feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England.  The feast was founded in 1915 …

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Ted Movie Review

Ted is a movie about a fuzzy and adorable teddy bear that comes to life after a lonely little boy wishes for a friend.  It’s a movie about love, friendship and learning to grow up.  Oh, and it’s also filled with jokes based on stereotypes, some nudity, plenty of drug …

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5 Greater New Bedford Area Beaches

West Island Beach in Fairhaven

We’re definitely starting to feel the summer heat as schools have closed their doors and AC units are being put to the test all throughout the Greater New Bedford area.  Summer brings many favorite pastimes to mind; cookouts, vacations, outdoor concerts, festivals… and of course, the beach.  Living in the …

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Snow White and the Huntsman Movie Review

The story of Snow White is one that needs no introduction.  Since the Grimm brothers first collected this German fairy tale in 1812, it has been retold in many ways, with all sorts of unique twists.  For most, the story of Snow White calls to mind the 1937 Disney classic, …

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New Bedford Summerfest 2012

New Bedford Summerfest 2012

Over seventy musicians, more than ninety arts and crafts vendors and dozens of food options.  This description may make you think of a West Coast music extravaganza, or the Newport Folk festival, or perhaps something in a trendy NYC neighborhood.  But you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that you …

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5 Reasons AHA! is Great

AHA New Bedford

There may be a number of reasons why you haven’t gotten to experience AHA! New Bedford yet.  Your excuses may vary from very practical (such as,  I work Thursday nights) to very lame (such as, it’s not my scene).  If you’re worried about not enjoying AHA!, I can assure you …

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The Avengers Movie Review

The Avengers Movie Review

Up front I want to say that I have been a DC over Marvel comics sort of nerd since I was a kid.  Still, a nerd is a nerd and you can’t really be a nerd without wanting to check out The Avengers movie.  However, as much as I may …

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2012 Taste of Southcoast

Taste of Southcoast 2012

It’s the month of May, and that means something great for the City of New Bedford; the Taste of SouthCoast is rapidly approaching.  On Sunday May 20th it will mark the 6th year that Custom Square will be home to samplings of some of the area’s finest cuisine, and you …

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5 Spectacular Sushi Spots

Sushi seems to be one of those foods that you really love or really hate.  The ingredients may vary, but typically it consists of “shari” which is cooked vinegar rice and some type of raw seafood, all wrapped up in seaweed and often accompanied with salty soy sauce or spicy …

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