The spring flower festival season
gets underway this weekend! The annual Meriden Daffodil Festival
is Connecticut's most colorful free event, and there are fireworks on Saturday night. Fields of buttery daffodils are also a spectacle to behold each spring at the Nantucket Daffodil Festival
, where events this weekend include an antique car parade, a tailgate picnic and more. And don't miss Daffodil Days at Blithewold
in Bristol, Rhode Island, where sunny daffodils greet guests through this Sunday, April 27.Complete Guide:
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Last year's deadly attack at the Boston Marathon finish line--like so many other tragedies--aroused global desire to help, to give, to support those whose lives were shattered. If you're a New Englander, a runner or anyone whose heart will be in Boston as the 118th Boston Marathon is run on Patriots' Day
for the first time since the tragedy, here are legitimate ways
to provide support for victims, for runners who are supporting charitable causes and for this beautiful, historic city.Connect With Kim: Facebook
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Want to taste pure deliciousness while you're in Boston? I'll tell you about a tiny, out-of-the-way place in a neighborhood you've probably never heard of, where the breakfast sandwiches
are so scrumptious, they cause people to fall in love. Not just with the sandwiches... with each other!
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New additions this week to Kim's New England Deal Sheet
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- At 99 Restaurants, one kid eats free with the purchase of each adult entree on the day following any Red Sox victory;
- High school and college students can score $9 SRO tickets for any Red Sox home game this season; and
- The Inn at Longwood Medical makes it easy to steal away from home and see the Sox with overnight packages that include two tickets to Fenway Park.
| Instagram99 Restaurant photo © 2010 Kim Knox Beckius.