Located on the idyllic shores of the Westport River, and set upon some 50 plus acres of fields, stone walls, and open space, this one-of-a-kind waterfront estate is an extraordinary example of architectural splendor and exceptional living. Atop an elevated bluff allowing expansive views of the river and the Atlantic Ocean, the home is hidden from view except at great distances; even then, it offers only a small glimpse of its astonishing grandeur.
Best Comedy Festival: Nantucket Comedy Festival
While it may not be a seafood festival, it is a significant event. Whether you attend or donate to the cause, know it will be a worthwhile endeavor. Plus, the island is home to plenty of fresh seafood to go around after you’ve “Laugh[ed] your ACK off!”
The Nantucket Comedy Festival began in 2007 when professional stand-up comic, Kevin Flynn learned of the horrific rash of teen suicides that were occurring on the island. Understanding the healing power of laughter, he decided to make a difference by applying his craft to those who need it most.
This quintessential waterfront home is well beyond an ordinary dream of paradise. A short drive from nearly everywhere in New England, and serviced by convenient jet-ports at three nearby facilities, Point Road in Marion, Massachusetts is an integral part of an inspiring settlement of quiet lanes and private compounds.
A grand oceanfront home, the property consists of a 9,088 square-foot primary residence, offering exceptional modern-day living due to its astonishing conceptualization and thoughtful planning. Its extraordinary form was designed and built in 1999, conceived by a team of architects and designers, with the assistance of the owner’s flawless attention to detail and refined taste.
We recently attended a lecture by Valerie Steele in Rhode Island at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) followed by a book signing and dinner at the Faculty Club at Brown University. Steele’s pleasantness and self-confidence shine when in public. Gracious and humble, she triggers a gravitational pull, causing audiences to thirst for more of her insights, while her fans behave as if she were a rock star. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Steele, and she kindly shared her thoughts about a topic of personal passion.
What is Art?
We hope to find the answer to this perplexing question when ArtWeek opens across Massachusetts with a ten-day event, encompassing one-thousand venues, held in over 70 cities and towns, and supported by nearly $2.5 million of in-kind media advertising and editorial support.
The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF), marks its 50th anniversary with two special exhibitions; Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems, and To Preserve and Restore: Newport Restoration at 50.
The two programs—running simultaneously—a first for the organization, will be open to the public during their regular season; until November 11, 2018.
By Natalie Miller
A few hundred or so miles off the coast of southeast Brazil, nearly 100 men and women are racing toward their dream —sailing 45,000 nautical miles around the world.
Sailors from all over the globe train for years, even decades, to try to win the storied Volvo Ocean Race, which takes crew members across four oceans, six continents, and 12 landmark host cities in an eight-month, leg-by-leg, all-out, around-the-clock ocean marathon through the world’s toughest waters.
Bristol County Savings Bank opens its doors at the New Bedford Seaport with an impressive restoration
New Bedford Seaport Welcomes Bristol County Savings Bank to a New Home.
The Candleworks building, circa 1810, located across from the New Bedford Harbor, is now home to Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), which was founded in 1846. One of three locations in New Bedford, this newly opened branch is the gem in its collection.
Mechanics Cooperative Bank has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s, (FHLB), Equity Builder Program, which assists homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs, as well as counseling and rehabilitation assistance.
FHLB is a cooperatively-owned wholesale bank for housing finance in the six New England states. Its mission is to provide highly reliable wholesale funding and liquidity to its member financial institutions in New England.
XOXO Tantalizes Enthusiastic Crowds at Bristol Community College’s 11th Cake Show & Competition
The Silver City Galleria was abuzz on April 7–8, when culinary aficionados, pastry students, and others came together to celebrate a specialized craft that everyone can enjoy—cake design. And, while most of us love these fancy and delicious desserts, the event was more about the art-form and the development of a finished product. Through the combination of concept and strategy plus milk, eggs, and lots of sugar, many of the artists found success.