A Revolutionary Remembrance


Boston Tea Party is feted 243 years later


When it comes to food, Boston may be known as land of the bean and the cod, but a certain beverage also plays a major role in this city’s history.

In December of 1773, Colonial Patriots dressed as Native Americans and, in an act of treasonous protest against the King of England, dumped what they saw as overtaxed tea into Boston Harbor. Some say the Harbor has not recovered yet! Even so, the event was a pivotal precursor of the larger Revolution to come.

On December 16, 2016, the East India Company – the same company that produced and shipped the fateful tea all those years ago – will send another 220 pounds of (expired) tea to the New World for one of the...

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Keeping it Cool

Boston’s ice cream scene is hot all winter

While it may be known as “home of the bean and the cod,” MA is also one of the largest consumers of ice cream per capita in the United States. In the summer, that is all fine and good. But how can the Bay State maintain this claim during its often brutal winters? Well, when you have the type of quality products from local purveyors like...

On Broken Glass

Mosaic artist Ariel Finelt Shoemaker knows the value of risk

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 shattered many people’s worlds. All these years later, many are still picking up the pieces.

On Friday, March 2, 2002, Ariel Finelt Shoemaker used those broken pieces to begin her true life. Despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that she was single and broke, Ariel left a job in the C-suite...

From Boston: Buzzing for Real Food


Experienced edibles entrepreneur gets energy from giving it

For active, busy people caught up in the daily grind, coffee has historically been the “go to” energy booster. But now there’s a new way to get the buzz – it’s Java Me Up, a delicious, portable, coffee-fueled snack line created by Lisa Newmann, a pioneer in the healthy snack industry.

Java Me Up is a brand of coffee bars...

Feeling the Fire


Feeling the Fire

Indie coffee roaster burns into the market

Despite the ease with which people can get a cup of coffee these days, many still

like to take the time to hand-craft their own.

Patrick Maloney, founder and owner of Blue Fire Coffee Roasters in Hopedale, MA. “stumbled into the coffee business in 2004,”...

A Great Place to “Chill”


A Great Place to “Chill”

Boston-area ice cream store always has the neighborhood scoop

By Matt Robinson

When it comes to ice cream, MA is one of the top states in the union. Bay Staters eat more of the cool treat than nearly any other citizens. To make it in MA, therefore, takes something extra special!

In addition to...