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The Brewsletter: Black Chocolate Stout

While most people get up early each day, climb into their cars and merge into the grind of a typical work week, I have the honor and privilege of pouring brew in Downtown New Bedford for a living.  It has provided me with a great opportunity to drink some excellent …

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Celtic Solstice Concert for Seamen’s Bethel

Celtic Solstice New Bedford MA

The Committee to Restore the Seamen’s Bethel on Dec. 21 will present the second program in a concert series to raise funds for urgently needed repairs to the historic house of worship. The New Bedford Port Society and its Ladies’ Branch are presenting the concerts. At 7 p.m. Dec. 21, …

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Patriots Empty the Ketchup Bottle

The New England Patriots entered Week 10 of the NFL season looking to forget about last week’s putrid loss to the Cleveland Browns.  Awaiting their arrival were the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Both teams brought their 6-2 records into a game that was expected to be a physical showdown to determine the …

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15th Annual Moby Dick Marathon Schedule

Moby Dick Marathon

For 14 years people have gathered at the New Bedford Whaling Museum to perform a marathon reading of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  The 2011 non-stop reading of Moby Dick (roughly 25 hours) will start on 8 January and end on 9 January, 2011.  On 15 November, The Whaling Museum will …

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The Ginger Grill

It has been a gradual, almost imperceptible progression, like a long fuse burning in a B-movie western.  No Problemo.  Green Bean.  Calico.  Solstice.  The Pour Farm Tavern.  One by one these businesses opened downtown, adding their names to the ranks of the already-established Freestones, Cat Walk Bar & Grill, Candleworks, …

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Owner Spotlight: Ice Chest Bar and Grille

Business: Ice Chest Bar and Grille Owner: Drew Tillett Location: Fairhaven, MA Open Since: July 2007 Why did you decide to get into the bar business? I’ve spent an awful lot of time in and around bars.  I figured I should start investing in myself and maybe I could get a …

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The Story Behind The Pour Farm Tavern

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: This guy walks in a bar….. Craig Ribeiro grew up in the South End of New Bedford where his Grandfather had a butcher shop with a candy counter. When Craig and his crew would take some candy from the store, Avo would good-naturedly …

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Jake Hill Interview

Plimro Records recording artist, Jake Hill, will be appearing at the Zeiterion Theater on November 4th as part of the new Stage Door Series at the Z. You’ll enter the Stage Door on Spring Street and be treated to a seat at a table right on the stage! An intimate …

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La Candela Restaurant Review

I’m fairly new to the South Coast area, a recent transplant from Florida, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on some good Latin cuisine.  I admit, I haven’t been as adventurous as I should have been, but that was before I heard about this little place less than …

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2010 New Bedford Halloween Parties

It’s that special time of year again where kids and adults alike get to dress up, carve jack-o’-lanterns, watch scary movies and attend costume parties. While Halloween (or All Hallows’ Eve) falls on 31 October each year, you will find costume parties and celebrations during the last week of October …

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