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Joe Silvia

When Joe isn't writing, he's coaching people to punch each other in the face. He enjoys ancient cultures, dead and living languages, cooking, benching 999#s, and saving the elderly, babies and puppies from burning buildings. While he enjoys long walks on the beach, he will not be your alarm clock, because he's no ding-a-ling.

Whaling City Festival Seeks Sponsors, Volunteers

New Bedford Whaling City Festival

This year is the 44th Annual Whaling City Festival, an event with fun filled family oriented activities, live music, Finelli Amusements, professional wrestling, car and bike show, great food and more. The organization’s new president Allen Richard, is looking to take the festival into a new direction, adding new events, …

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Lobster in Local History & Culture

The “bug” of the sea, the favorite of many a “seafoodie” and the crustacean that evokes drooling at its mention, is our friend the lobster. The word lobster comes from the Old English loppestre, which interestingly enough is related to the O.E. word for “spider”, loppe. It is also related …

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New Bedford Streets; A Piece of Americana: William Street

A neglected piece of nostalgia and Americana is the origin of street names. We give directions, our home address, or mention events that happened on particular streets with no afterthought. However, many street names have deep history and/or interesting stories behind them. How did they come about? Are they randomly …

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Slinging Ink in the Whaling City

Living Canvas Tattoo New Bedford

Yesterday I caught up with tattoo shop owner Jeremy Gaudreau, a local businessman that recently opened his shop “Living Canvas” at 1881 Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford. He opened his doors four months ago and business is already booming. Why open a shop in New Bedford? There are about a …

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New Bedford’s 44th Annual Whaling City Festival

New Bedford Whaling City Festival

The 44th Whaling City Festival is coming to the Veteran’s Memorial Buttonwood Park in New Bedford’s west end from July 13-15th, bringing the ever familiar musical acts, festival foods, local vendors, merchant booths, amusement rides and more that people have come to love. The new Whaling City Festival president Allen …

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The Maya Calendar, 2012 and Pop Culture

2012 Myan Prophecy Facts

The Maya calendar comes to an end on December 21, 2012 and according to the ancient Maya the world is supposed to come to a cataclysmic end, right? Wrong. There isn’t a single document, script, writ, sculpture or mention by a single ancient Maya that states this. This is a …

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UFC 143 Preview and Results: Diaz vs Condit

UFC 143 Results

UFC 143 MAIN CARD 170#: Nick Diaz (26-7, 1 NC) vs. Carlos Condit (27-5) wins by Unanimous Decision! 265#: Roy Nelson (16-6) vs. Fabricio Werdum (14-5-1) wins by Unanimous Decision! 170#: Josh Koscheck (16-5) vs Mike Pierce (13-4) wins by Unanimous Decision! 135#: Renan Pegado (27-1, 1 NC) vs. Scott …

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