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Massachusetts

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  • Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too

    Villages artist-pastor felt tug of ministry but loved arts, too
    OXFORD — The Rev. Drew Willard, who grew up in Plainfield, N.J., was ordained as a United Church of Christ minister in 1996. He previously preached at churches in Mystic, Conn., and Holiday, on Florida's west coast. He served as a youth pastor...
  • We're building up to 'beach-house bailout' — aka national hurricane insurance

    Not that I would wish anyone harm, but it wouldn't have been such a bad thing for Florida if Hurricane Earl had maintained its wind speed and then hung a left at latitude 40 degrees north. That would have taken it through the Big Apple and into New...
  • Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music

    Lollapalooza's must-see bands: An hour-by-hour guide to 3 days of music
    Lollapalooza: More than 130 bands and artists on eight stages play 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday in Grant Park; all three days sold out. TODAY 8 p.m. Don’t miss Kid Cudi (9 p.m., Perry’s): Psychedelic soundscapes, introspective funk,...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4

    Travel Picks: Top 10 seafood spots for July 4
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - July 4 is the ultimate summer weekend - long days, warm weather, fireworks and the beach are all part of what makes American Independence Day special. In honor of this great American holiday online travel adviser Cheapflights (www....
  • Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island

    Hike, bike and eat your fill of clams on Block Island
    I am standing atop Clay Head, a 70-foot-high bluff, looking over miles and miles of open ocean on a clear summer morning. It is an ideal way to greet a day that will include hiking, biking, birding, skimming stones and eating my weight in fried clams. And...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Martha's Vineyard: Shark!

    Martha's Vineyard: Shark!
    The moment you land on Martha's Vineyard, there are cultural markers you either seek out or are made quickly aware of: Bill Clinton, as president, spent summer vacations here, browsing the Bunch of Grapes bookstore; Barack Obama followed his lead; James...
  • South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste

    South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste
    MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats. We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
  • Maryland population grows by 480,000

    Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data. Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
  • Six Flags, 50 years later

    Six Flags, 50 years later
    Somewhere between Skull Island and the Crazy Horse Saloon, I lost her. There I was in the blistering sun of a Texas summer, a 7-year-old in rumpled shorts and a pixie haircut, suddenly missing a sister 12 years my senior. I remember feeling afraid, but I...
  • Is sex bad for the heart in older men . . . or good?

    Is sex bad for the heart in older men . . . or good?
    Men with cardiovascular disease often wonder whether sexual activity might be dangerous for them, potentially triggering a heart attack in the midst of the excitement, or whether the exercise might actually be good for the heart. A new review by the...