Tank Exchange Will Take The Stress Out Of Your Backyard BBQ

We’ve all been there. You’re stepping outside, a tray of burgers and brats in one hand, spatula and tongs in the other. You click on your gas grill and … nothing? You lift up the tank. Empty.

The burgers and dogs are shoved back in the fridge and you’re heading out in your car to get your propane tank refilled. You drive to a store, stand in line and wait for someone who can make the exchange and then drive home hoping no one rear-ends you at the next red light.

Jay DeMello wondered the same thing.
So he started his Bristol County business, Tank Exchange Inc, with a simple idea: What if I could just order a tank of propane to be delivered with an app, and it could even show up the same day?

Not only that, but he could do it cheaper. As opposed to the 15-pound tank that costs $20+ to fill up at your neighborhood store, Jay offers 20 pounds for $19.99, which includes delivery to your home and exchange of your old tank. doesn’t that seem a heck of a lot easier?

Last November he opened up shop in Dartmouth and began offering delivery throughout Bristol County. As with any new business owner, he was nervous at first. He had rented a building, bought a 1,000-gallon truck, developing an app, built a website, printing tank labels and more.“I just go all in with anything I do or believe in,” he says, “and I really believe in this service.”

His belief was validated last summer when families were stuck at home due to COVID-19. Wanting to get outside while also enjoying a different style of cooking, demand for at-home grilling grew quickly. Plus, Jay and his cousin, Justin, who helps with deliveries, offer contact-less exchanges.

With five years experience working with Co2 and training from AmeriGas in propane safety and a HazMat certification, Jay continues to build his business.
You can order propane tanks up to 100 pounds, as well as Co2, draft beer tanks and forklift tanks. If you know ahead of time when you’ll need it, you can schedule your delivery. But there’s also on-demand RUSH delivery available within an hour until 7 p.m. at night. (and 9 p.m. on holiday weekends, so the grill can always stay lit!)

“Ordering online was quick and easy,” wrote customer Rob Dasilva online. “Way better than having to drag a tank to the store for an exchange.”
To order from Tank Exchange, you can use their website, mobile app (Apple or Android) or call 1-818-MY-TANKS. Want to give it a try? Use code nbg15 for 15% off your first order!

Website: https://www.trademytank.com/
Phone: 818-MyTanks
App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/tank-exchange/id1527533480
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tankexchange.inc

Bask, Inc. Teams Up With Last Prisoner Project to Help Raise Awareness for Criminal Justice Reform

Did you know that there are 40,000 people in prison for cannabis crimes that are legal in most states? Small changes can make a big impact. Last month Bask, Inc. announced on their Facebook page the following: “We are thrilled to announce that Bask has teamed up with @thelastprisonerproject to support the “Roll It Up for Justice” program. You can help us by donating your spare change in one of these bins located at our facility in Fairhaven. Every cent donated goes towards helping to release cannabis prisoners and helping them to rebuild their lives post-incarceration.

Click the link below for more information about the Last Prisoner Project: https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/
The Last Prisoner Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. LPP was founded out of the belief that if anyone is able to profit and build wealth in the legal cannabis industry, those individuals must also work to release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization.

As more states move away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered criminal convictions and the consequences of those convictions. Criminal justice reform is just one part of a multi pronged approach to fixing the problem.

Learn more about Bask,Inc.

Bask, Inc. Opening for Adult-Use Retail Sales in Fairhaven on Saturday

Bask, Inc. (Bask) a vertically integrated, veteran and women-led cannabis operator will open for adult-use retail sales on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in Fairhaven, MA.

Bask will be providing adults, 21 years and older, with safe access to cannabis products and cannabis education services. Bask’s adult-use menu will go live at 9:00am on the Company’s Website and doors will open at 10am. Customers will be required to pre-order through Bask’s website or by phone (774) 305-4749 for the first few weeks of opening.

There will be a police detail at the intersection of Alden Road and Pequod Road and parking lot attendants will be available to direct customers with an order confirmation to the designated adult-use parking lots. Medical patients have dedicated parking spaces adjacent to the medical entrance on the east side of the building.

“We’re excited to open our doors for adult-use operations on Saturday. We have been cultivating cannabis, manufacturing infused products, and dispensing to the medical market for over 3 years. We are excited to provide that experience and our amazing products to the recreational market,” Stated Chapman Dickerson, CEO of Bask, Inc.

Bask cultivates over 15 unique strains of cannabis and has an exclusive line of infused products, including Harpoon Extracts, Howl’s Tincture and the recently launched 1906 “Drops.” All these products are only locally available at Bask’s Fairhaven store. The combination of experienced staff, exclusive products and ample on-site parking is expected to draw in cannabis consumers from throughout the region.

“As the first medical dispensary to open on the South Coast we’ve learned so much while serving the medical cannabis community for the last three years. Now, as we expand to adult-use operations, we will be providing adults, 21 years and older, with safe access to cannabis and our cannabis education services,” explained JoAnne Leppanen, Bask’s Director of Patient Education and Board Member.

“Our patients have provided a lot of great feedback about what they’ve experienced at other co-located dispensaries. We have taken that feedback into consideration with our opening plans and have divided our facility so that medical patients have their own parking, entrances, and dispensary counter separate from our adult-use operations. For three years, we’ve been dedicated to providing our patients with a certain level of service and we will continue to do so as we expand our operation,” says Dickerson.

Bask reminds customers to not trespass on the U.S. Postal Service property which is adjacent to Bask’s parking lot.

Full details about Bask’s opening can be found at the company’s website at www.cometobask.com You can browse all their recreational products by CLICKING HERE

About Bask
The founders of Bask are experienced medical cannabis cultivators, educators, and advocates.  The team came together over a shared vision to create an environment where patients could learn and have safe access to quality products.  Bask opened its doors to medical patients in February of 2018 as the first cannabis dispensary on the South Coast of Massachusetts. In February of 2020, the company moved its cultivation and processing operation to a state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in Freetown, MA in partnership with AmeriCann, Inc.

Thanks to Isaksen Solar, I received my first $0 electricity bill

This week was an exciting milestone – after recently having Fall River-based Isaksen Solar install solar panels on my house, I received my first $0 electric bill. It’s the same feeling I had when I finally paid off my first car.

Additionally, last week I was approved for the Massachusetts SMART Solar Incentive Program, which now puts $45 a month into my bank account for the next 10 years – $540 a year or $5,400 over the next 10 years (120 total payments.)

Getting a $0 bill or even having a $45 payment sent to me each month aren’t the things I’m most excited about – now having the electric company pay me was always my top incentive for installing solar panels. With a solar panel installation, your system can generate a negative balance onto your electricity bill, effectively building up a monthly credit on any solar-generated electricity you don’t use. My electric company buys any excess solar generate electricity I don’t consume and tallies a negative credit that you can eventually cash out.

Finally, my home is now carbon positive – already saving 1,834 lbs of CO2 emissions in the first two months which is the equivalent of planting 13 trees. The system I purchased is expected to equate to planting 85 trees a year, or 2,000 trees over the 25-30 year system life. For those concerned about Global Warming/Climate Change, installing solar panels goes a long way in significantly reducing your carbon footprint. With a smartphone app, you get to not only see how much power you generate each day, but you also get to see how much carbon you are reducing.

Want to see if installing solar panels is right for you and your home? Contact Isaksen Solar at 508-567-0647, rrego@isaksensolar.com or visit them at https://isaksensolar.com. You can also follow them on Facebook here and read their review here.

The AHEAD Holiday Store Opens to Shoppers Nov 20th in New Bedford

The AHEAD Holiday Store is opening on Friday, November 20th at 9am!

Open to the public with new store hours this year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to stock up on a wide variety of golf related apparel and accessory items. They are offering extended weekday hours to accommodate social distancing. This has become one of the most anticipated shopping events in the greater New Bedford area. See below for details.

Masks will be required to enter the store.
Massachusetts retail capacity limits will be followed.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be NO blow out sale in Mid-December.

All items are offered at a substantial discount from retail prices and make great holiday gifts for the golf enthusiast in your life. Customers can expect great pricing from day one! You’ll find first-quality overruns, some irregulars and thousands of items to choose from. New items are added every single day.

2020 Store Hours
November 20th – 28th Hours
Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-2pm
December 2nd-19th Hours
Wednesday through Friday 11am-6pm
Saturdays from 9am-2pm



LifeStream Seeking Caregivers for Shared Living Program

With so many people forced to change their livelihood due to remote learning, the need to work from home or having to leave their jobs, Lifestream has a wonderful opportunity for those willing to open their homes and become part of a supportive team while making a difference in someone’s life – all from the comfort of their own homes!

LifeStream is seeking compassionate and caring people to share their home to someone in need and become a caregiver for an adult with developmental disabilities. Caregivers provide support, companionship and guidance to an individual living in the caregiver’s home. In exchange, caregivers receive comprehensive resources and access to excellent support (24 hours a day/7 days a week if needed) including hands-on 1:1 training from an assigned Registered Nurse and case manager. In addition, caregivers receive a generous tax-free daily stipend as well as room and board.

Caregivers must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, use of a personal vehicle, an acceptable CORI, pass a national fingerprint background check and a negative drug screen.

The Shared Living program is a great opportunity for people working from home and those who may have left the workforce and are in need of additional income,” said Lori Kydd, LifeStream’s Vice President, Operations. “We currently support many people in homes throughout the greater Fall River and New Bedford area. Our caregivers have opened their homes and their hearts to assist people in living a fulfilled life.”

To learn more about the Shared Living program and to apply as a caregiver, please contact Heather Dextradeur at Hdextradeur@lifestreaminc.com

Five Reasons to Get Your Hearing Checked

If you find yourself asking folks to repeat things or your missing parts of conversations it might be time to get your hearing checked. We spoke recently with Dr. Rena Jacbosen a Doctor of Audiology right here in the Southcoast. Here are (5) reasons or warning signs that a hearing test might be in order.

You can hear people talking but you miss some words almost all the time.

You hear ringing, roaring or buzzing in your ears, even when the room is quiet.

Your family and friends complain your TV is too loud, but you like it just fine.

You put your cell phone on speaker to hear better.

You avoid some social situations that you used to enjoy, because you’re tired of asking people to repeat themselves.

Can you remember the last time you had your hearing checked? Most adults haven’t had a hearing screening since grade school (only 14% of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical). Want to schedule one? Click here: https://www.ascentaudiologydartmouth.com/appointment/

Most people lose their hearing very gradually over time. Less then 10% of these hearing losses can be medically or surgically corrected. Yet, it’s also a fact that with new advancements in digital hearing aid technology, 95% of these hearing losses can be managed effectively with hearing aids. Because nearly one-fifth of all Americans 12 years or older have a hearing loss severe enough that it can make communication difficult, we take your hearing very seriously.

If you’re interested in taking an online hearing test its pretty straight-forward. The test takes about 5 minutes: https://www.ascentaudiologydartmouth.com/hearing/hearing-test-online/

Ascent Audiology & Hearing
(774) 762-5358
341 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

College Edge Helps Southcoast Families Through the College Admissions Process

Like everything else in 2020, the college admissions process has been disrupted, but there is a silver lining: it has given students and families an opportunity to slow things down and really consider what a great college match is. Kerry Lynch and Leanne Soulard, owners of College Edge in Dartmouth, believe that this can be a good thing. Kerry, a career educator who spent five years as principal at Dartmouth High School explains, “In any other year, families would have followed the usual template of scheduling tours, attending information sessions, and categorizing schools based on the highlights shared by admissions counselors and tour guides. Now there are more options for taking a deeper dive and finding hidden gems.” Interested in speaking to the team? Click HERE.

College Edge has opened enrollment for members of the class of 2022 and invites students and their families to use the College Edge Method and experience the college search not as a job to be done but, instead, a rite of passage to be enjoyed. It’s a time for students to explore their personal, social, and academic values and match them with schools that support their particular talents and skills. Leanne has spent over 15 years helping students access great colleges and game-changing scholarships and always emphasizes overall fit, “A great college match is about more than a school’s location and prestige. Students who work with College Edge are encouraged to deeply examine a school’s academic environment and offerings, characteristics of the student body, and uncommon student life opportunities.”

The inability to physically visit campuses at the present time gives students the freedom to get to know schools through the new formats being offered by admissions offices such as real-time chats with students and customized tours for artists or athletes. They can explore schools that might normally be out of their geographic comfort zones, and Kerry and Leanne know from experience that this is when many students find the hidden gems they didn’t even know they were looking for. Working with College Edge will give families access to tips from admissions offices, vetted test prep companies, targeted course advising and application support from start to finish.

Registration for their comprehensive counseling programs is open for the Class of 2022. If you’ve worked with College Edge before, you’ll find some small changes and additions to these programs but the commitment to positive outcomes remains the same. They’ve actually reduced the cost of their premier Partnered Path to College Program to reflect the current economic situation in the world and are offering an additional $100 discount to the first ten families who register with the code PARTNER2022.

Fingers crossed, the Class of 2022 will be able to visit campuses next spring. Between now and then, there is a lot of exploring to be done and College Edge is ready to help students create a college plan that puts them on their unique path to a successful and positive experience. Questions? You can email them directly: hello@collegeedgeprogram.com or give them a call at 774-305-4268. At College Edge you have a team that has years of experience and a proven track record of achievement.


College Edge

338-B Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA
Email: hello@collegeedgeprogram.com
Website: collegedgeprogram.com/

Considering Going Solar in 2020?

As the dog days of summer force us to crank up the AC, the dread of next month’s electric bill looms large. Why pay for electricity when you can create your own with solar panels for home use? With all the current tax rebates and financing incentives, you can reduce or even eliminate your electric bill for immediate savings, simply by putting your home to work for you.

Have questions? Here are some of the common ones that get asked by homeowners in New England.

• Is solar for home use worth it?
Will solar panels work for my home?
• Should I lease or buy the solar panels?
• How long will it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?
• How long does it take to install the solar panels?
• How long does it take to install the solar panels?
• How do I schedule a free solar estimate?

If you’re looking for a local company that can help answer these questions then consider Isaksen Solar, based in Fall River. You can get a free, no obligation quote right HERE.

Isaksen Solar is considered to be one of the best solar companies in New England. They take pride in our having some of the happiest customers and in our being known for outstanding service and custom designs for every customer’s needs. Check out their reviews: https://isaksensolar.com/reviews/

Isaksen Solar was founded in 2017 by two former Tesla employees who, after years of operating in a big business environment, realized that their customers could have a much better experience if they went solar through a smaller, local company who specialized in the region (Rhode Island and South-Eastern Mass).

One of the biggest problems was the complexity of projects and the logjams/inefficiencies of big business. Isaksen’ does things differently and simplified the entire process so that projects happen quickly and easily.

Every town is different, and each utility has unique requirements. Isaksen’ prides themselves in their local relationships and flexibility in getting projects done in a timely manner. And they are committed to continuing to provide the service and products that have granted them the reputation as one of the best solar companies you can experience. Isaksen offers worry-free Installations with a 25 year warranty on materials, performance, and labor. Isaksen Solar is a locally owned business with roots in the community. Their headquarters are in Fall River, MA and they use high-quality materials, made right here in the USA.


Isaksen Solar

18 Pocasset Street
Fall River, MA 02721
Phone: 508-567-0647
Website: isaksensolar.com/

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center Announces Drive-In With Concerts and Movies This Summer, STARTING JUNE 18th.

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is thrilled to offer the Zeiterion Drive-In featuring concerts and movies beginning Thursday, June 18. The drive-in, which will be located in the Seastreak Ferry “Whale’s Tooth” Parking Lot, will feature a line-up of live musical acts and newer theatrical releases, as programming inside the theater is paused due to the pandemic. Tickets will be sold per vehicle, $25 for movies and $50 for concerts, available in advance of the event at https://zeiterion.org/drivein/.

“At the Zeiterion, we know how important it is to gather together, so we were determined to find a way to safely come together to sing, laugh and smile,” said Rosemary Gill, Executive Director, Zeiterion. “We are so excited to bring a drive-in to New Bedford. I have to thank Mayor Mitchell and the City of New Bedford, Seastreak and the New Bedford Port Authority who were integral in making this happen.”

To ensure safety, the Zeiterion has implemented policies for all attendees, including the use of a face covering while outside the vehicle. Vehicles will be directed to every other space, so attendees may sit or stand in the empty space while maintaining social distancing. Restrooms will be available, and they will monitored for safety, but congregating anywhere on the premises is not permitted. The complete list of information and policies is available on https://zeiterion.org/drivein/.

The Zeiterion Drive-In currently includes three movies and five concerts, with the potential for more events to be added at a later date. The line-up is:

Morrissey Boulevard
Thursday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per car

Four New Bedford siblings have created one fun band! Morrissey Boulevard brings an infectious enthusiasm to a wide range of styles and periods from Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix to Harry Styles and Lizzo and everything in between. They’ve played to rave reviews around the Southcoast and as far flung as New Orleans and Mexico! Join us at the Drive-In kick-off for a mix of pop, rock, and originals.

The Hipshot Band
Saturday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per car

Get ready for The Hipshot Band, one of THE premier bands in New England, delivering a diverse repertoire of classic R&B, Disco, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Country, Reggae, Swing, 80’s favorites, Motown and Top 40 hits. The group of well-seasoned and talented musicians provide high-energy and nonstop entertainment for every crowd. The Hipshot Band is real music, played and performed by some of the best musicians around!

Monday, June 22, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per car

A must-see for Beatles fans! Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter… but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis.

Tuesday, June 23, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per car

Presented in association with the New Bedford Historical Society

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Wednesday, June 24, 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 per car

The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that’s fun for the whole family.

Pearly Baker Acoustic
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per car

The Pearly Baker Band has been playing Grateful Dead music (as well as Beatles, Stones, Dylan, originals, etc.) for a solid 35 years. Their acoustic set at The Z’s Drive-In will be a sweet homecoming for the band who originated out of New Bedford. Pearly Baker includes Tim Richmond on bass, Mike Mahoney on guitar and vocals, Ken Richards on guitar and vocals, Eric Costa on keyboards, Geoff Fortin on drums, and Rob Coyne on Drums.

Ryan Montbleau
Friday, June 26, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per car

Ryan Montbleau’s musical journey began as a solo artist in his native Massachusetts during the early 2000s, and since then he’s gone on to collaborate as a performer and songwriter with Martin Sexton, Trombone Shorty, and Galactic among others, and share bills and stages with artists as diverse as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ani DiFranco, The Wood Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Mavis Staples. NPR’s Mountain Stage compared his “eloquent, soulful songwriting” to Bill Withers and James Taylor, while Relix hailed his unique brand of “poetic Americana,” and The Boston Herald raved that “he’s made a career of confident, danceable positivity.”

Adam Ezra Group

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $50 per car

Talk to any Adam Ezra Group fan around the country and they’ll tell you that each of their performances is a one-of-a-kind, community-driven experience, propelled by the spirit of the people in front of the stage. For both fans and band members alike, an AEG concert is a rally to live life with intensity and soak in the moments we share with one another. Hailing from Boston, AEG’s unconventional approach to the music world has allowed them to surge beyond their beloved hometown and emerge as one of the most uniquely powerful, underground live music experiences in the country. While Ezra has played with an array of musicians over the years, his current line-up featuring Corinna Smith on fiddle, Alex Martin on drums, and Poche Ponce on bass.

The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide New Bedford and the region with performing arts programming of excellence that inspires, educates, engages and entertains. Tickets are available for purchase at www.zeiterion.org or by calling 508-994-2900. Temporary Zeiterion Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Translate »