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June Events in Massachusetts- Festivals
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What a wonderful month to live in Massachusetts! Throughout June, Massachusetts hosts some incredible festivals. From food to the arts, these diverse and fun festivals are the perfect way...
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Massachusetts Outdoor Concert Venues
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Now that warm, beautiful weather has arrived, it’s time to spend every moment possible outside. Massachusetts has some amazing outdoor venues for music lovers. Here’s a list of our...
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Top 5 Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Agent
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No one loves shopping for insurance.  It can be confusing, complicated and hard to figure out exactly what you need. On one hand, you want to save money, but on...
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Safety Tips: Driving in the Rain
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For more safety tips on driving in the rain, click here!    
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Furry Friend Friday
Furry Friend Friday With Bosco!
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It’s our favorite day of the week again, Furry Friend Friday!  Our special guest this week is extra cute if you ask us, he’s a 7 month-old schnauzer mix...
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Furry Friend Friday With Elvira!
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We’re back with your Friday pick-me-up!  Our special guest for today’s Furry Friend Friday interview is named Elvira!  This pretty lady is a 3 year-old cat who’s up for...
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Protect Your Home From Burglars When You’re on Vacation

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The start of summer means it’s time to go on vacation! Whether it’s a weekend trip to the beach, or a month long trip to Europe, vacations can leave your house vulnerable to break-ins. The FBI notes that the summer has the highest rates of burglaries. To try and prevent a burglary or limit the damage if one occurs, use this checklist before you take off. 1st step- Deterring The Burglar The first line of defense you can have against a burglary starts with making your home appear occupied.  If a burglar thinks you’re home, they’ll move on to a home that looks uninhabited.  Think Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone- he had the right idea. Have the lights inside your home on a automatic timer.  Rather than keeping your lights on the entire time, which is not environmental, not cost efficient, and does not look normal to have lights... [...]
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June Events in Massachusetts- Festivals

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What a wonderful month to live in Massachusetts! Throughout June, Massachusetts hosts some incredible festivals. From food to the arts, these diverse and fun festivals are the perfect way to spend time with your friends and family. Here are a few of MassDrive’s favorite ones. Cambridge Arts River Festival Central Square Cultural District June 6th The wonder celebration of the arts features local music, theater, dance, story telling and poetry tents, and even sculpture racing! The free event showcases folk, indie, rock, and world music performances all festival long. Your kids will love the family art-making activities, crafts, and art demonstrations. And of course like all good festivals, there will be plenty specialty food purveyors! 4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest Armory in Somerville June 12th – June 13th The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts presents this “hyper-local” craft Brewfest showcasing local brewers of beer, newly established breweries, cider &... [...]
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Massachusetts Outdoor Concert Venues

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Now that warm, beautiful weather has arrived, it’s time to spend every moment possible outside. Massachusetts has some amazing outdoor venues for music lovers. Here’s a list of our top must-see venues this summer! Blues Hills Bank Pavilion Boston Harbor Located on the Boston Harbor side, this amazing outdoor amphitheater continues to host incredible musicians and bands. This year’s line up includes incredible classics like Steely Dan, to indie rock band Florence and the Machine, to new comer Lindsey Stirling and much more. Seating over 5,000 people, it’s one of the largest venues in the area. Enjoy 35 concession stands, and beer, wine and champagne available throughout the pavilion. With the top of the line sound system, spectacular lighting capabilities and cool harbor breezes, this venue has everything you need for a perfect concert experience. Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade This charming and historic outdoor venue... [...]
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May Events in Massachusetts

May Events
With the weather absolutely wonderful right now, it’s time to go outside and enjoy all that Massachusetts has to offer! From the beautiful beaches to the stunning Berkshires, there are so many ways to explore this amazing state! Here are a few of our favorite activities happening this month. Cape Cod Restaurant Week May 11th – May 17th Across Cape Cod What could be better way to start off the warm weather than Cape Cod restaurant week?! For 7 days, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown will offer three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35. Enjoy the beautiful beaches during the day, then prepare for spectacular meals at night from everything from the freshest raw bars, to perfectly cooked steaks, to unique one of a kind dishes! As culinary artists debut their fabulous new dishes, you will be some of the first to try them!... [...]
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Flood Insurance Myths Debunked

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Not knowing the facts on flood insurance can end up costing you your life savings. Review the flood insurance myths we debunked so you know the facts about how to protect your biggest assets. Myth: Flood Insurance is only for those who live in high risks areas. Unfortunately, this is not true- 25% of flood claims are for homes NOT in flood plains. While people think you must live in a flood plain to get flood insurance, this is also not true. Almost anyone who wants flood insurance can get it. Myth: Homeowner’s policy will cover flood damage. Your standard homeowner’s policy and umbrella policies will not cover flood damage. Flood and earthquake damage must be purchased separately. This leads to our next myth: Myth: All water damage is treated the same. Certain types of water damage are covered under flood insurance, while others are covered under your homeowner’s... [...]
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Top 5 Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Agent

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No one loves shopping for insurance.  It can be confusing, complicated and hard to figure out exactly what you need. On one hand, you want to save money, but on the other you want to make sure you and your family are fully covered. An independent insurance agent can help with all of these concerns and so much more. Here are the top 5 benefits of using an independent insurance agent: Cost! - An independent insurance agent can shop around for you from multiple carriers.  They are able to look for the best combination of price, coverage and service by having a huge selection of carriers to choose from.  An agent does the work for you to find you the best price. Their loyalty lies with the customer. – Unlike captive agents, who are committed to the one carrier they must sell policies for; independent agents are committed to making... [...]
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We Love Fort Point!

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We can’t get enough of the amazing restaurants here in the Fort Point Section of Boston! From Mexican, to French, to Vietnamese, Fort Point has something for everyone. Our fabulous customer service rep Chrissy is here to share with us a few of her favorite restaurants in the area. Bon Me- Chrissy’s favorite spot for lunch has to be Bon Me for its delicious food and great atmosphere. Starting with just one food truck a few years, Bon Me now has one of its own brick and mortar locations in Fort Point just a few blocks from our office. This unique Vietnamese restaurant offers sandwiches served on crusty baguettes, rice and noodle bowls, salads and much more. It can be hard to choose from the amazingly delicious and creative fillings ranging from spice rubbed chicken to roasted soy and paprika tofu, to Justin’s Jamaican jerk chicken! Papagayo- This delicious... [...]
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April Events in Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS EVENTS APRIL 2015
Enjoy the start of spring with these awesome activities!  From fantastic festivals to stunning shows, Massachusetts is full of exciting events.  Check out MassDrive’s top 5 must-see events happening this month! Big Apple Circus Various dates throughout April: Boston, MA The Big Apple Circus’s new show Metamorphosis will transform you into a realm of of enchantment and illusion! In the dreamlike tent where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, the entire show will enthrall you.  Come see the Flying Trapeze, the razzle-dazzle of the Rolla-Bolla, the dynamo of the Diablo, the risky rhythms of the Risley team, the cunning conjurors of the Quick-Change, and the incredible flexible limbs of the Contortionists! Festival of Flowers April 9 – April 12: Springfield, MA For art and floral enthusiasts alike, this show features over 50 works of art, science, or history reinterpreted by floral designers. From landscapes to... [...]
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Easter Events Around Massachusetts!

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Happy Easter weekend!   As Easter Sunday approaches, so do all the fun Easter Egg events. Bring your kids to one of the many amazing events going on around Massachusetts! Here are the details for a few of the fun filled events this weekend. Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt 2015 400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467 (562) 217-2510 April 4, 2015 (11 am – 3 pm) Free- Registration required Story Heights is hosting their 2nd annual special needs Easter egg hunt! Your kids will love taking photos with the Easter Bunny, getting their face painted, searching for eggs and much more. There are even some special events for the Adults as well. While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required online at storyheights.com. Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Quincy Market Colonnade, Boston, MA (617) 523-1300 April 4, 2015 (10 am – 12 pm) Free- Registration... [...]
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Best Place to See Spring Bloom in Massachusetts

Best Places to see Spring bloom
Spring has finally arrived! As the weather starts warms up, Massachusetts begins to bloom with flowers. Enjoy the beautiful start of spring at these amazing gardens and parks! 1. Boston Public Garden Located in the heart of Boston, the Public Garden offers rotational plantings throughout the spring and summer months.  One visit wont be enough to see the blooming trees and fresh flowers. As the first public botanical garden in America, this green and flowering oasis in the heart of a great metropolis has become a Boston icon. After you stroll through the garden, be sure to ride a swan boat to get the full affect of this beautiful park! 2. Mount Auburn Cemetery This National Historic Landmark provides wonderful flowers, and amazing blooming cherry trees. Well known both for its architectural elements and the fame of some of its interred residents, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell... [...]
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