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Boston Public Market Grand Opening

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 29, 2015

"The much-anticipated Boston Public Market is set to open its doors on July 30, bringing fresh, local food to the people of Boston five days a week and giving them a new opportunity to taste, buy, and learn about the bounty of New England. The 28,000-square-foot Market will house over 35 farmers, fishermen, and food producers from Massachusetts and throughout New England, selling items such as farm fresh produce; meat and poultry; eggs; milk and cheese; fish and shellfish; bread and baked goods; flowers; and an assortment of specialty and prepared foods. 


The Boston Public Market, located at 100 Hanover Street above the Haymarket MBTA station, will be open Wednesday -- Sunday, 8 a.m. -- 8 p.m, beginning on July 30. A list of vendors can be found at their website."

 

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Prepare for the Fall Market at Our September Home Buyer Class!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

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Prepare for the fall market at our September Home Buyer Class!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

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City Lights Sail on Boston Harbor

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

"Take in the twinkling lights of beautiful Boston aboard the classic 80-foot pilot schooner Adirondack III on this 90-minute nighttime cruise of its famous harbor. Whether you're looking for romance, a great tour or just a relaxing outing, this smooth-running and speedy sailing vessel provides a great evening on the water, with sights to see, historical background from the friendly captain and crew, and even an onboard bar.

Soda and water are included in the ticket price, with wine and beer available for purchase. Harbor highlights include the Boston Fish Pier, Castle Island and the Donald McKay monument, the Inner Harbor Islands, Charleston Navy Yard, Waterfront Park and the New England Aquarium. "

 

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The 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Jul 26, 2015

 "Enjoy a summer afternoon of listening to FREE, Grammy-Award-Winning JAZZ in the green sculpture gardens of University Park at MIT. There will be jazzy FOOD & DRINKS…a BEER GARDEN…and ARTS & CRAFTS for all to enjoy… 

 …and a stellar lineup of PERFORMERS including Cambridge native Nnenna Freelon in a tribute to Billie Holiday with the Ron Savage Trio, piano legend JoAnne Brackeen, percussionist Eguie Castrillo and his Latin Jazz Connection, the innovative Laszlo Gardony Sextet, and the smooth jazz sounds of The Tóth Brothers."

 

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Boston Challenge 2015: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Jul 25, 2015

"The Boston Challenge urban adventure race is returning to The Beantown on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 for our SIXTH season!

The Challenge is a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race” style competition packed into one incredible day. Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other Challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city.

Think of it like a 5K that tests your brains as much as your legs, with bigger prizes and a whole lot more fun--we guarantee you’ll have a blast!

  • An amazing, active way to spend a Saturday with friends in Boston!
  • Don't worry—fitness is a plus, but you’ll need a blend of smarts AND speed to win this race!.
  • At the finish line, we’ll welcome you back with cold water, food and drink specials, music, costume contest and awards ceremony for our winners!
  • Think you have what it takes to compete against teams from across the country? Each city's top 50 teams qualify for our $5,000 National Championship race

If you’re ready to take the Challenge, grab some friends, pick a clever team name and sign up right below! For more information, visit our full website at www.challengenation.com/boston/ and read our FAQ or contact us with any questions."

 

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Charlesgate Open Houses This Weekend

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Check out one of our open houses this weekend! 
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City Splash

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

"SWIM THE CHARLES with the Charles River Conservancy

DRESS UP AND JUMP IN on Saturday, July 25 from 10am - 3pm at the Boston Esplanade for a day of costumed fun! (August 15 is the rain date for this event.)

On July 25, the Charles River Conservancy will be hosting its first-ever swimming-themed costume competition. Join us at the Fiedler Field at 2:00pm to participate in this open-to-all competition. You don't have to register to swim to enter the competition!

All kinds of swim gear are welcome: vintage swimsuits, rented swimwear, inflatable accessories, even swimsuits that don't look like they would float. (Please make sure all costume entries are family-friendly!) Check out our website for more ideas:thecharles.org/competition

Grand prize will be a $100 gift card to the Garment District in Cambridge. The second place prize will be a 1-month membership to Commonwealth Sports Club. 

 Here is a map of the location with swim event information and transportation options.

All swimmers must be age 10 and up. A bag check and bike lock-up area will be available to store personal items.

The swim is FREE, but registration is required and donations are warmly welcomed! All donors will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Red Sox/Yankees game at Fenway on September 2."

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2 Places to Go Camping This Summer Near Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Check out these 2 great campgrounds provided by Thrillist, for a nice summer weekend getaway!

1.Shawme-Crowell State Forest (address and info)
Sandwich, MA
"There are 285 stunning wooded sites at Shawme-Crowell, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Surrounded by endless pines, the spots are quiet and with enough room between them so not everybody hears you... playing Yahtzee, of course. Explore the 15 miles of roads and trails, or bring your horse and enjoy equestrian access to over 700 acres. For cyclists, the park connects to the Cape Cod Canal bike trails and you can get to both downtown Sandwich and the ocean pretty quickly, as well. Either a plus or minus, depending on your perspective: Shawme-Crowell is a bit less “wilderness-y” than other camps and is equipped with showers and restrooms."

2.Harbor Islands (address and info)
Boston, MA
"You probably didn’t even know that camping was allowed on the Harbor Islands, did you? Well, it is... and there are four island destinations to choose from: Bumpkin, Grape, Lovells, and Peddocks. Each has its own signature mojo, but if we had to choose, you're snagging one of Bumpkin’s three beachfront sites. It’s carry in/carry out (you can hop the ferry to get there), and you absolutely won’t mind because of the killer panoramas, cool ocean breezes, and campfires on the beach. Don’t forget your H2O, sunscreen, and s’mores. Lots of s’mores."
 

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Prepare for the Fall Market @ Our Boston Home Buyer Class

Posted by Susie Callahan on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

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Prepare for the fall market!

Presented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying process the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

• Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
• Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
• Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

• What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
• Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
• Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
• Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have pizza and beer!  How can you pass that up! 

Signing up is easy, just click the banner below!

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Boston Bruins Foundation Harbor Cruise

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

"The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines have partnered to host the annual "Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise" on Wednesday, July 22, to help raise money for the 2015 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team. Bruins fans will set sail aboard the M/V Provincetown II cruise ship from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The cruise departs from the World Trade Center Pier (200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02110) at 6:20 p.m.

While on-board, Bruins fans will be able to experience Boston and its beauty while enjoying dancing and the fun-filled music of Scott Damgaard (scottdamgaard.com).  The cruise will also provide fans with the opportunity to interact with Bruins alumni and special guests, as well as win one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle items.

About the Boston Bruins Foundation

The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to assist charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Since it's inception in 2003 by the Jacobs Family, it has raised more than $20 million through a series of fundraising events. The Foundation, which provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrates on athletics, academics, health and community outreach programs that help enrich the lives of children throughout New England.

The event is 21+ and valid identification is required prior to boarding. All net proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation Bike Team riding in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 190-mile route which runs from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA."

 

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