FREE Octoberfest Homebuying Event, Oct. 3rd at Moby Dick Brewing Co, sponsored by BayCoast Mortgage

Mix and mingle with local Real Estate professionals who will guide you through the home buying process.

Stop by Moby Dick Brewing Co. on Thursday October 3rd from 6:30 to 9:00pm.

Your attendance will give you access to over $500 in savings in special offers! There will be raffles and prizes for those who attend. Learn about Owning Vs. Renting, the pros and cons. Learn how to buy with NO Money down! Receive tips on how to invest in multi-family homes.

Stop by and have a bite to eat, grab a drink ask one of the experts on hand your real estate questions! This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable insight in the current market and prepare yourself if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Receive a $500 closing costs credit from BayCoast Mortgage for attending.

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Moby Dick Brewing Co.
16 S. Water Street
New Bedford MA.

Spotlight: Football at the Last Round Bar & Grille in New Bedford

Here’s a spotlight video on the Last Round Bar & Grille in New Bedford at 908 Purchase Street in downtown New Bedford. Get a FREE game-day breakfast this Sunday from 11-1!

From instilling good habits in puppies to correcting bad behaviors Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School offers effective, fast solutions

Are you a dog owner that wants to learn more about training your best friend’s behavior? Maybe you have a new puppy in the house and want to not only start him as young as possible when it comes to house-training but are interested in how to form a bond or imprint with him or her. Perhaps, you want to understand where a recent bad habit or aggression is stemming from?

Who do you go to for something like this? Is there someone local? Someone professional, knowledgeable, and affordable?

Eric Letendre, owner of Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School has worked professionally with dogs and their owners for nearly 35 years, encountered nearly every issue, and produces fast results. He offers group dog and puppy training classes and private, one-on-one in-home dog training lessons and together with his wife, Rachael, and two dog trainers Claire Pelletier and Alexandria Mauck, they bring world-class dog training to the South Coast, and even beyond.

On any given day they see 6-7 different dogs and owners from New Bedford to Swansea to Fairhaven. From something as simple as a 10-week old puppy learning basic manners and obedience or a middle-aged dog with a barking problem, to more serious matters like a shelter dog with separation anxiety issues or a dog that lunges at guests.

Often, they are called in as a last resort for a dog that is just days or even hours away from being brought to a shelter because the issue is so severe. And, yes – they resolve the issue, saving the dog’s future and alleviating considerable stress for the owners. With confidence, Eric says that there is no one who can solve a reactive or aggressive dog’s behavior better. And his clients’ testimonials can vouch for this declaration.

He feels that the secret to dog training boils down to teaching dogs two important words: “yes” and “no.” Dogs must understand what behaviors they can do, e.g. come, stay, down, etc. and which are not tolerated like jumping on people, digging where they aren’t supposed to, or eating food off counters.

“A very common behavior problem is leash reactivity. Many dog owners have a difficult time controlling their dogs on a leash. I show them how to quickly and easily bring the dog’s behavior under control and you can see the relief come over the person’s face. They can now feel comfortable taking their dogs out in public.” says Eric.

Eric’s love affair with dogs while utilizing behavioral change and training began as a Security K9 Handler in Hartford, CT in 1988. He absolutely was thrilled with the job and interaction, so much so that he enrolled in the Professional Dog Trainers Course at Connecticut K9 in Newington, CT.

Once amidst classes, he found the entire topic so fascinating that he decided to make a career out of it and in the summer of 1995 he officially started his own business in Fall River where he also served as an Animal Control Officer. Eventually relocating to Westport, he opened American Canine of Westport (now under different ownership), before starting his current business where he has been for the past two years.

Through the entire process, he realized that he also enjoyed working directly with the dog owners – something he recognized wasn’t particularly the case in the dog training industry. Many trainers he encountered disliked working with people – in his case, he loved doing both.

Eric has worked for or provided training for every shelter in the area including Humane Society & Shelter SouthCoast in Dartmouth, Placing Paws, Forever Paws, and was the head trainer at Potters League for Animals for three years.

In addition, he is an author of four dog training books, all of which are available on Amazon. His newest book “The Deadly Training Myth” can also be found there, but even better you can follow his Facebook Page and find out where he may be locally doing a book signing!

Eric is so good at what he does, that his YouTube videos have over 12 million views. His entire day is filled with what he loves: dogs. When he’s not working directly with dog’s and clients, he is writing about them, playing with his own, even sharing his knowledge and experience at special locations, like Diamond in the RUFF in Acushnet on Monday nights and Saturday mornings. For him, it’s a dream profession, and one he delights in.

When asked about the training sessions he offers he explained: “We provide a combination of private and group training sessions to get the best results. We get fast results and don’t waste any time. Most of our 100 five-star Google reviews tell how we solved the dog’s problem in just one session. We use the most up to date, science-based training techniques so we can provide dog owners with fast results and help with especially difficult dogs.”

Those results speak for themselves.

Whether you are simply looking out to start your puppy on the right behavioral path or dealing with minor or major issues with your best friend, or in extreme cases at the end of your rope and in the unenviable position where you may not be able to keep your dog because of these bad behavior Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School will be able to assist you.

If you are at the point where you are ready to give up and bring your dog to a shelter or rescue center, don’t. Eric and his staff will shock you with the effectiveness of their program and with how fast they can turn a dog around. They have done it time and time again.

If you need any more incentive, Eric offers a first-time, no-obligation, FREE consultation. Get this: he will drive to you, wherever you are and have that discussion. After that discussion, you can decide whether or not to hire him. However, I’m sure you will be thoroughly amazed at his breadth of knowledge and passion and thrilled about what he can do for you.

Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School recently won SouthCoast Today’s “Best of the Best” Dog Trainer on the South Coast and to thank the area they are having a Customer Appreciation Party on Friday, September 27th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. The event is for not just dog owners, but all dog lovers. There will be a raffle to benefit the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, door prizes, giveaways, photo ops, contests, prizes delicious food, and lots of fun for you and your dog.



“I recommend Eric to everyone I meet. He is incredible. When we got our boxer puppy Mia we quickly became overwhelmed with incessant demand barking and biting, as well as jumping on our guests, stealing items off countertops, and chasing our cat. As promised, Mia no longer barked at us, bit, or jumped after our very first session. The following sessions helped us teach her the skills that she needed to become a well rounded and behaved dog. The fights about the dog have stopped, and there is peace and order in our home again. I feel like I have my life back! We are completely indebted to Eric and will recommend him forever. Thank you!”-Courtney C.

“I was desperate to get help for my Teacup Chihuahua, Badger, that I thought had become aggressive. He would bark, growl and snap at everyone that came anywhere near him or my truck. In looking for a trainer, I came across a U-Tube video of Eric working with a Rottweiler, and as I watched additional videos of Eric, I was thinking this looks like the guy I needed. I called and Eric’s wife Rachel was just so calming and made me feel like there was hope for Badger and myself.

Amazing is the only word that I can use to explain Eric and his skills with dogs. His individual and group training classes are very helpful and informative. Badger was immediately a changed dog the very first lesson we had, I learned he was not aggressive, but scared and it was a coping mechanism to keep people away. Badger now works as a service dog and visits nursing homes and loves attention of children. I definitely have and will continue to recommend Eric if someone needs help with their dog. I honestly carry a supply of his business cards everywhere and have had to re-stock, as I give them out so often. So if you are looking for training for your dog and YOURSELF, Eric is the man for you, any breed or size of dog. THANK YOU ERIC FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” -Carol Nguyen.

“I honestly can not say enough about Eric and how he helped us with our adorable puppy! It sounds corny, but he literally changed our lives! We are the happiest and proudest dog owners now thanks to the terrific training Eric provided. Eric has the nicest way about him and it’s so obvious how much he loves dogs and just wants you and the dog to have the best quality of life. I highly, highly recommend Eric to anyone who loves their dog but doesn’t want their dog to rule their life. Thank you Eric…you made us fall in love with our puppy all over again!” ~Kathleen Breede.

Read dozens more testimonials in the section of his website.


Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School

1180 State Road,
Westport MA
Phone: 774-319-6351

Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm

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The Southcoast Business Alliance Presents: The 14th Annual New Bedford OKTOBERFEST !

Proceeds support at-risk youth & educational based charities along the Southcoast. Beer Sampler tickets will be available. Steins available in limited quantity to the first 200 purchasers only. $15 advance tickets can be purchased here or $20 at the door.

• “Local Youth Acts” (exact details TBD) 3-5pm
• Chops turner 5:15 to 6:15pm
• Rude Boys 6:30 to 7:30pm
• The Pourmen 7:45 to 9:45pm
• Seven Day weekend 10 to 11:45pm

• Moby Dick Brewery – featuring an Oktoberfest lager made exclusively for the event
• Buzzards Bay Brewery
• Mayflower Brewery
• Two Roads Brewery
• Shipyard Brewery
• Paulaner Oktoberfest
• Paulaner Wiesn
• Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
• Castle Island Keeper
• Dog Fish Head Slighty Mighty
• Miller Lite
• Various Ciders
• Spiked Seltzer

• Fancheezical
• Flip & Roll
• Mad Good Cookies


This year we also have a collection in conjunction with “Friends of Jack” to collect Teddy Bears as well as a few more family-friendly things going on early in the day. We will have an Arcade Truck during the hours of the Youth musicians. You can get your tickets HERE!

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY (additional costs for these activities)

• Arcade Truck – during our early hours, we have new family-friendly offerings including the arcade truck and youth musicians.
• Mass Axes – that’s right, you can throw Axes!

Sat, Oct 5, 2019, 3:00 PM – Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 12:00 AM EDT

Pier 3
106 MacArthur Drive
New Bedford, MA 02740

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See what the Fall River Rod & Gun Club Inc. has to offer on annual Field Day for the public on Sunday, Sept. 15

The Fall River Rod and Gun Club is pleased to announce our annual Field Day for the public on Sunday, September 15th with a rain date the following Sunday, September 22nd.

There will be many introductory events to allow both young and old to try their hand at trap shooting, skeet shooting, sporting clay shooting and archery as well as fishing on site. All ammunition will be provided free of charge. There will be a hunting dog show that young and old have enjoyed in past Field Days. We will also have a reptile show, provided by New England Reptiles, that was a big hit especially with the kids.

The pistol house will be open and available for the kids to have an opportunity to be introduced to our Junior Club, and to try their hand at shooting. There will be 22 caliber rifles as well as pistols available for the public. We will also have an outdoor BB gun range for the kids.

Field Day is open to the public with a focus on safety and introduction to the shooting sports. (All minors must be accompanied by an adult and we will provide all necessary eye and ear protection). We will have NRA Certified Range Safety Officers at all events.

There will be free hot dogs, soda and chips for the kids, (donated by the club) and the kitchen will be open all day for breakfast and lunch.

Various vendors will also be on-site to show off their wares and we encourage all to consider purchasing their products and/or services as appropriate on-site.

Vendors should plan on setting up booths/tables around 7:00AM. There is no charge for vendors who wish to attend Field Day.
There will be membership applications available and if you sign up for membership on field day you will receive the rest of this year’s dues for free and will be paid up for all of 2020.

Come and enjoy the outdoors and see what The Fall River Rod and Gun Club has to offer. You will be amazed.

Fall River Rod & Gun Club Inc.

309 Sanford Rd
Westport, Massachusetts
Phone: (508) 673-4535

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Shared Living: Opening Your Home & Your Heart to Someone With Developmental Disabilities

Share your home and make a difference. HMEA is looking for kind, committed, and compassionate people in Taunton, Attleboro, Fall River and Greater New Bedford.

A Shared Living Provider is someone who opens their home and provides daily support and companionship to an adult with a developmental disability. Share your home and make a difference.
A Provider is a teacher, mentor and friend, helping the person to live a meaningful life at home and in the community.

In exchange for your support and companionship, you will receive a generous tax free stipend, excellent guidance and on-going training.

Qualifications include: a home, with an available bedroom, that is accessible to meet the needs of an individual, and Providers must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
CPR & First Aid certification are required, and will be provided. Applicants must complete a CORI.

For further information email

Note: this is not for employment with HMEA but an independent subcontractor position supported by HMEA.

Need more information? Contact:
Mariano Gonzalez, Director of Shared Living, at

Considering a new career? The Advantage School of Real Estate is offering Fall classes starting September 14th

Kick Start your 2019 with a Career change!
Massachusetts Real Estate Salesperson course will be offered: Join us for our 2nd session which is starting on September 14th!

Tuition is only $299 with LIVE Instructors. The format will be 2 weekend/4 day course offerings. Learn from two of the areas premier experts, Michael Amaral and Brian Cormier who have a combined 31 years in local real estate. The local market is still red hot and primed for additional growth, why not take advantage?

Did you know that to become a licensed Massachusetts salesperson, you must complete forty (40) hours of education at a Board approved real estate school such as Advantage School of Real Estate? This educational course consists of various subject matters to provide you with the knowledge to schedule your state examination. This information is crucial to successfully obtain your license.

Once your education is complete, they will provide you with a “Candidate Handbook” which will contain verification of your completed education and information to make an appointment to take the salesperson examination with the Board’s test administrator. All information to take the examination will be contained in the Candidate Handbook. Upon passing the examination you will be licensed at the test center.

Our weekend classes make it easier to attend LIVE training with experienced and knowledgeable Instructors!

Click here to get started!


Session #3

Class # 1: Sat- September 14th – 8:00am-3:00pm
Class # 2: Sun- September 15th – 8:00am-3:00pm
Class # 3: Sat- September 21st – 8:00am-2:30pm
Class # 4: Sun- September 22nd – 8:00am-2:30pm
Class # 5: Sat- September 28th – 8:00am-2:30pm
Class # 6: Sun- September 29th – 8:00am-2:30pm


Advantage School of Real Estate
657 Quarry Street, Suite 30c
Fall River, MA 02723
Telephone: 508-686-1997
Tower Mill Building – 3rd flood behind Amaral & Associates Real Estate Office with plenty of Free parking and a convenient location

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Azorean Maritime Heritage Society’s 2019 “Sails of Portugal” Wine and Food tasting, raffle for trip to the Azores and more, June 15

Enjoy a wide selection of wines, local beer, and food from the area’s restaurants. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win a 6-night hotel and tour package in São Miguel Azores OR $1,000 in cash. 2nd prize: a party in a barrel (min. $500 value, complete with clam boil and much more!). You can also bid on a variety of fantastic silent auction items for $45/ticket.

This is AMHS’s major annual fundraiser. Proceeds this year go towards sending Team USA to the Azores for the 10th International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta, as well as boat maintenance and cultural programming.

Purchase your tickets from your favorite team member, at Luzo Auto (19 County St., New Bedford, MA), or online through the Sails of Portugal’s Eventbrite page.


“Sails of Portugal” Wine and Food Tasting

New Bedford Whaling Museum – Harbor View Gallery
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: 5089712780

Sat, June 15, 2019,
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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St. Anne’s Credit Union’s 25th Annual FREE Summer Concert featuring “The Sugarbabies,” June 29

Join us for our 25th Annual Summer Concert at Heritage State Park! Headlining this year’s show will be The Sugarbabies – a collective of musicians and performers from Berklee College of Music and a top-rated wedding and party band in New England for the last eight years!

Don’t miss this FREE fun-filled day on the Fall River Waterfront!

Saturday, June 29

• 4:00 – 5:00 The Mike Moran Band with Special Guest Bobby Justin
• 5:30 – 7:30 The Sugarbabies

Plus, enter to win prizes and participate in activities for all ages throughout the day:

• Characters – Spiderman & Minnie Mouse
• Balloon Animal Artist
• Glitter Tattoos
• Face Painting
• Caricature Artist
• Games with prizes!
• Giveaways and more!

The Boys & Girls Club of Fall River will be selling snacks, and additional refreshments and food will also be available for purchase at the event. Please note that parking is limited near the waterfront, so we are offering FREE parking and shuttle services:

• Parking* – Borden & Remington Corporation – 63 Water St.
• Shuttle service including a handicap van will be available every 10 minutes starting at 3:30PM

Check our website for upcoming events and updates.

Sponsored in cooperation with WSAR and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. * St. Anne’s Credit Union is not responsible for vehicles or contents left in vehicles.

Nerds To Go offers cyber-security, repairs, IT solutions and everything in between for individual and small businesses

In the land of computer repair and service, the only way to differentiate oneself from the masses is to excel: do a better job than the rest, provide superior customer service, and offer an affordable, fair price. There is no way to live in the modern world without safe, secure, stable communication – through our smartphones, tablets and computers. From residents to small businesses, it’s vital to the day to day functioning and any disruption can have a significant impact.

One of the biggest errors a business can make is the bad practice of hiring their own Information Technology (I.T.). Many others will outsource their providers, often from another region or nation altogether. If you work in the financial service industry (accounting, personal finance, etc.), legal services (business law attorneys, and their office staff), or as a medical service provider that is a serious risk that can have heavy financial repercussions.

After spending 25 years in the I.T. field, Taunton resident, veteran and owner of “Nerds To Go,” John Danahey decided to put his vast knowledge, expertise and passion together in a venture and struck out on his own in June 2018. After his daughter was born in the summer of 2017, he felt that spending an average of 3 hours a day during a commute was going to take quality time from her. Family was too important.

The corporate I.T. world’s loss is boon for the region: Danahey has certifications from the SANS Institute, Bryant College, Arizona State University, the Disaster Recovery Institute International, and currently enrolled in the M.S. Systems Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Furthermore, he has worked in all types of environments from small start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies, managed data centers, data center relocations, corporate disaster recovery preparedness and exercises, enterprise software deployments, and software development organizations.

Combined with staff qualifications which include degrees from New England Institute of Technology, and several Apple and other certifications we get a world-class company that is staffed by experts in security, backup and restore, small and medium-sized businesses enterprise-class data protection and a number of other areas.

We are Nerds To Go, and we are data protection experts. Let us help you and your business eliminate your risks!

Danahey wants to separate himself from the highly competitive market and his decades of experience within the industry have taught him what those weaknesses are. In addition, he feels that there are many segments of the I.T. market that are neglected one of those is in-home service and another in-store service. Most companies want nothing to do with we “little” people since there aren’t large profits to be made. Danahey and staff bring the industry from the corporate world to our homes and shops offering service to all in a broadly encompassing manner.

“I have witnessed just how bad customer service can be in I.T. organizations and we will never hire anyone who believes that the customer is an inconvenience. We at NerdsToGo know that the customer is at the center of our world and they should be our most important consideration in everything,” said John.

Community Liaison Director Mitch Zucker feels that what separates Nerds To Go from the competition is their emphasis on focus on cybersecurity and helping small businesses to better protect themselves through firewalls and ongoing management of their servers and networks. Also their proactive maintenance which adds tremendous value to their clients by preventing unnecessary downtime.

Most companies have an approach whereby they address issues and problems as they arise while the staff at Nerds To Go feel that that is an outdated approach. Waiting until the damage has been done hurts the customer. Why not do as much as possible to prevent and use tackling issues as a secondary option?

No need to fear the Hard Drive Horror Show, if you work with Nerds To Go.

Showing their heart, desire to help the local community, and their flexible ability to customize to a client’s needs, Nerds To Go recently completed a project for a blind client. Being cut off from the benefits that those of us who have our sight reap, they built a system allowing her to have those same benefits using voice commands and then trained her on how to use it. Read her father’s touching letter in the photo album below.

If you own a business and want a glimpse at what they do each “First Friday” of the month they offer a FREE small business networking strategy session that also includes tips on developing your “pitch”, and how to get the most out of your “social media” presence.

When it comes to computer repairs, business data security services, IT services, diagnosing slow or frozen computers/phones/tablets/printers, networking needs, data backup and recovery, virus protection and removal, and everything in between Nerds To Go is the region’s go-to source. That includes PCs, MAC and even gaming consoles! Their quick response, expertise, and experience is invaluable and by making their service fair and affordable it is available to all even the resident at home.

If you are a current client and “refer a friend” who becomes a client you receive discounts on services. They also frequently offer promotions. Want to see what people who have used their services are saying? You can see testimonials here.


Nerds To Go

63 Tremont St., Unit A
Taunton, Massachusetts

Call: (508) 659-4640 or 1-800-390-NERD

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED


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