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Draft Horses!

equestrian properties, draft horsesDraft horses, they are the gentle giants built to work.  A draft horse is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.  There are a number of different breeds of draft horses with varying characteristics but all share the common traits of strength, patience and a docile temperment.  They were invaluable to past generations of farmers and loggers.

Today, draft horses can serve a number of functions, such as farming, logging, maple syrup production, and recreation.  They are also commonly used for breeding to lighter riding breeds such as the thoroughbred for sport horses.  Most draft horses are used for driving but they are also great riding horses due to their gently nature.

Draft horses are generally taller and have an extremely muscular build.  They tend to have broad, short backs with powerful hindquarters best suited for pulling. Draft breeds range from 16 to 19 hands high and from 1,400 to 2,000 pounds.  They are costly to feed because of their size, but do well on good quality grass.

There are many breeds of Draft horses.  Belgians are the most popular breed of draft horses.  They are big, strong, kind-natured and beautiful.  Some other breeds include:  American Creams, Brabants, Clydesdales which we all know from the Budweiser franchise, Percherons who are generally black or grey, Suffolk Punch, Shires, and Halflingers to name a few.

They are truly beautiful, gentle giants in the horse world and very loyal animals to own.

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This blog was posted on www.equestrian-properties.com on July 30, 2015

septic preservation, BOLD Moves Real Estate

Beyond BOLD Media and Septic Preservation Enjoy Scenic Sail!

septic preservation, BOLD Moves Real EstateBeyond BOLD Media was graciously offered a relaxing sailboat ride on Wednesday night  by Bob Silva and Roberta Murphy of Septic Preservation.    The weather was perfect, winds were steady  and the sunset was beautiful.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor, Sonia Amaral, Kevin Thompson and Marie Greany of Beyond BOLD Media joined Bob and Roberta for a great night together.  They left from the Cove Restaurant in Fall River and sailed under the Braga Bridge headed to the Mt. Hope Bridge.  It was truly a fabulous night and Beyond BOLD Media is grateful to Bob and Roberta for the opportunity to spend some great time together out in the harbor on a beautiful night.

Beyond BOLD Media and Septic Preservation have enjoyed a great business relationship, but it was nice to enjoy some casual time together. It truly was a magical night!

Septic Preservation Services specializes in residential and commercial septic system inspections, repair, recovery and preservation.  Call them today for any Septic questions or concerns at 866-378-4279 or info@septicpreservation.com

This blog was posted on www.allclearseptic.com on July 29, 2015

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, BOLD Moves Real Estate

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2015!

101ST ANNUAL CELEBRATION JULY 30 – AUGUST 2, 2015


Feast-goers of all ages are drawn by the wonderful aromas wafting through the air to our giant outdoor Carne de Espeto barbecue pit. Do it yourself!

LOCATION, DATE, AND HOURS

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament

Madeira Field, 50 Madeira Ave New Bedford, MA 02746

101st Annual Celebration - July 30 – August 2, 2015

FEAST 100 ADDS NEW HOURS

FEAST 100 ADDS NEW HOURS
    The 2014 Feast of the Blessed changes history by adding hours.
For those who have stayed away from the annual Feast saying, “Oh,
it’s too crowded and noisy for me” . . . the Feast will now be open
on Friday afternoon from 12 Noon to 6 PM in additional to all other
hours. Feast committee members have dedicated even more time
to make sure all of the food and beverage outlets will be open and
serving the foods that make the Feast such a great success. With
Friday night feast goers still at work, parking will be easier, lines
will be short or none at all . . . and the live entertainment will reflect
a quieter atmosphere.

OPENING DAY OF THE FEAST

The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament commences Thursday with the assembly of the Festeiros (Feast Committee Members) at the intersection of Earle Street and Acushnet Avenue. Led by the Feast President, the Festeiros march in a special procession down Earle Street to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church which is located at the corner of Earle Street and Madeira Avenue. At the church, Father Daniel O. Reis celebrates a special Benediction to the Blessed Sacrament.

The sincere best wishes of the church are then bestowed upon the Festeiros and the Club Madeirense S. S. Sacramento, Inc. for hosting the Feast and for contributing to the well being of the entire community. The Festeiros also receive the church’s blessing and are reminded to pay homage to the Feast’s religious origins honoring the Blessed Sacrament. Following the Benediction, the Festeiros march to the memorial area at Madeira Field where they honor the original founders of the Feast and initiate the opening ceremonies. Since its beginning in 1915, this feast has celebrated the rich culture of the Portuguese people and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean.

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTERTAINMENT:  
Continuous live entertainment on three stages featuring top
name entertainment plus cabaret style music and Fado singers in
the quiet atmosphere of the Courtyard Café at the Museum of
Madeiran Heritage. Full entertainment schedule will be posted
soon on the website  www.PortugueseFeast.com

FOOD & DRINK:
Traditional Madeiran Portuguese dinner with numerous menu choices for full dinners in the main pavilion.  Cook-you-own barbecue beef (carne d’espeto), sweet malassadas (fried dough)plus linguica (sausage) and baccalau (codfish) sandwiches. Hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries.  Madeira wine imported in giant casks by special agreement with the Madeiran Government.

SPECIAL: 
Kids day and half-price senior specials on Saturday afternoon- Saturday, Free admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage, 5K road race (cash prizes- entry form on website), largest and longest parade in New Bedford starting at Brooklawn Park, traditional folk dances, family oriented carnival midway, street vendors and much more!


PARADE:
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host its annual parade on Sunday, in the City of New Bedford. The parade will start at 3 p.m.
Over forty different organizations will march the one mile route
from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.

Visit www.PortugueseFeast.com for more information.

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Fresh from The Garden!

garden, BOLD Moves Real EstateIt’s a great time of year!  There are so many vegetables that are ready fresh from the garden right now. Buying vegetables in the right season is a good idea.  There are many local farmer’s markets which are brimming with summer vegetables.  Buying from your local farmer’s market will help the local farmers and will assure that you are buying vegetables that are in season and fresh out of the garden.

Right now zucchinis and summer squash are plentiful.  Cutting them into spears, drizzling with olive oil and parmesan cheese and grilling is a great way to enjoy these vegetables.

Tomatoes are also in season as well as green beans, cucumbers, lettuce and kale.  There is no better way to eat healthy than salads incorporating all these vegetables.   All kinds of peppers will soon be ready for harvest, such as bell peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, and chili to name a few.  Sweet corn is also a great treat that is available now and who doesn’t love watermelon.

The next stage of vegetables will ripen more toward the end of summer.  These include butternut squash, potatoes, gourds, and of course pumpkins.

Visiting your local farmer’s market will keep you well supplied with the vegetables and fruit of the summer as they become available.  It’s also a great idea  for gifts.  A basket full of fresh fruit and vegetables is a great gift for a family member or friend or even a client.

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Fresh Air Fund, BOLD Moves Real Estate

NYC Fresh Air Fund Children Arrive in New Bedford!

NYC Fresh Air Fund Children Arrive In New Bedford

Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Nearly 60 children have made the annual pilgrimage from New York City to New Bedford to spend a few weeks with their “second” families. Families from all over Greater New Bedford picked up their assigned Fresh Air Fund children at Buttonwood Park Zoo Monday, and are anxious to begin spending time with each other.

Alicia Bredberg and her family were awaiting the arrival of their summer-time friends, Tanner and Fatima. She tells WBSM News the few weeks spent together don’t have to be educational, just fun. “It’s just an enrichment opportunity. I don’t feel like we need to give them anything they don’t have. Just the experience, just memories,” said Bredberg.

Darren Costa and his family have hosted now 13-year-old Kenyon Spencer for six years. Costa recalls the first time they brought Kenyon to the beach. “He stepped inside the sand and he started to grab onto the wall and grab us. He thought he was going to sink all the way through! He’s never stepped in sand before. When he went in the water, he tasted salt. He wanted to know how come the water was salty. He didn’t know what salt water was,” explained Costa.

Many of those same first time experiences will be shared with host families and the children from New York over the next two weeks.

The Fresh Air Fund has provided children from New York City with vacations with laid back settings since 1877.

Read More: NYC Fresh Air Fund Children Arrive In New Bedford | http://wbsm.com/nyc-fresh-air-fund-children-arrive-in-new-bedford/?trackback=tsmclip

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Wareham, Fourth of July, BOLD Moves Real Estate

Wareham and Fairhaven 4th of July!

Wareham, Fourth of July, BOLD Moves Real EstateThe Fourth of July is fast approaching and Wareham and Fairhaven have many events planned to celebrate the holiday.  Onset will be having a spectacular firework display  over Onset Beach and Bay, Onset, MA.  The fireworks will be set off at dusk on Saturday, July 4th.

The Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset at 10 am on Saturday at Onset Pier. This is the second year the Blessing of the Fleet will take place in Onset.  The event had been put on hold since the 1990’s.  Twenty vessels are expected to take part in the boat parade,  many dressed up for the Fourth or any other theme.

At 8am is the 39th Annual Antiques Faire hosted by the Wareham Historical Society.  The Antiques Faire will take place on the Village Green on Main Street from 8am to2pm.  From 10am to 2pm, Frank McNamee will be giving appraisals for a fee.  One item is $5, three items for $10.   The Wareham Minutemen and Militia will muster at noon.

There will also be a “Bicycle Pet Doll Carriage Parade” from 1 to 3 pm in Onset Village.  Children can decorate their bike or pet or doll carriage for this free event.

End your evening finding a great spot to watch the spectacular Fireworks display at Onset Harbor!

Fairhaven, 4th of July, BOLD Moves Real EstateFairhaven, MA has some great events to celebrate the Fourth of July!   The Fourth of July Car Cruise will take place on Saturday.  The event takes place at Fairhaven High on Huttleston Ave.   The gathering for the Flag Raising starts at 8:30 AM at the school.  Classic and antique cars and vehicles will then depart at 9:00AM and cruise through town and stop at Fort Phoenix for the Annual Independence Day Ceremony.

The Fort Phoenix Independence Day Ceremony and Cannon Salute takes place on Saturday at 10 AM.  A program at the historical , Revolutionary War era fort will feature a brief history of Fort Phoenix, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances by The Showstoppers, and the singing of the National Anthem followed by the firing of the fort’s five 25-pound Seacoast Defense cannons.  This free event is sponsored by the Town of Fairhaven and the Fairhaven Village Militia.

Fourth of July is looking to be a spectacular day in Wareham and Fairhaven.

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Rochester Memorial School, BOLD Moves Real Estate

Sixth Grade Activities at Rochester Memorial School!

Rochester Memorial School, BOLD Moves Real EstateRochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA had their senior activities last week to send the 6th graders off to the Junior High next year in style.  

The last week of school included a trip to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday.  Each year the sixth graders and their families along with the sixth grade staff head to Martha’s Vineyard on the Woods Hole Ferry.  They spend the day on the beach, and spending time in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.  The Carousel is always a popular spot as well as the local ice cream parlors and souvenir shops.  It’s a great day for the students to spend with their family, teachers and fellow students.  Each year a t-shirt is designed for all the students to sign and wear for the outing.

Thursday night was the Sixth Grade dance.  The students have a chance to get dressed up, enjoy some good food and dance to music by DJ Danni Kleiman.  The cafeteria is decorated by the parents and staff and this year was “A Night to Remember’ theme giving the cafeteria a magical look.

The week ended with Graduation on Friday Morning as the Sixth Graders gathered with their families and teachers in the gym to reminisce about the year past and look forward to the year ahead.  Awards were given out and memories of each student shared by the teachers.  

It is a great tradition and a great way to send off the sixth graders to their new adventures in Junior High.

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Rochester Country Fair!

Rochester Country FairThe Rochester Country Fair will take place this year  from August 13 to August 16th on the newly-renovated  Fair Grounds located on Pine Street.  Each year a new theme is chosen.  The fair  this year will be centered around a “Prehistoric ” theme.

The Rochester Country Fair is a unique, country fair.  There will be many fun events such as Tractor Pulling, Woodsman Show, Pie Eating and Pie Bake Off, Dinosaur Dig Hunt, Pebbles and Bam Bam Contest, and the return of the Buana Iguana Reptile Show.  The Committee is also looking into a Highland Games Exhibition and a Lynyrd Skynrd Tribute Band.

The Country Fair is completely funded through local donations from residents and businesses alike. they also sell advertising in the Country Fair Booklet.

The Rochester Country Fair Committee includes: Dave Souza, Julie Koczera, Dianne Wood, Arthur Westgate, Chris Faustino, Duffy Clapp, Pat Lafleur, Slim Bernier and John Lafleur.

Mark it on your calendar for a great time!

Visit rochestercountryfair@comcast.net for more information.

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Family Biography Day at Rochester Memorial School!

BOLD Moves Real EstateThe Fifth Grade at Rochester Memorial School in Rochester, MA held its annual Family Biography Day!   Weeks ago, the project began with the Fifth graders picking an older family member to write a biography of their life.   Many students picked a grandparent to write about but their was also aunts and uncles and even Moms and Dads.

The student started the project by sitting down with their family member with a list of questions, such as where were you born, where did you go to school, what is your favorite memory, your greatest accomplishment, worst tragedy and so on.  It was a great opportunity for them to spend time with an older family member and hear about their life, and learn things about them they might not have known.  Also, to get a picture of what life was like when they were young and how things have changed.  Many were surprised they lived without TV and electronic devices until they were older.  It’s a great lesson in history as well as ancestry and family.

The students then took the questions and answers and rewrote them into a biography.  Most of the work was done in school.  The students also spent time with their teachers working on videos with groups of 4 students.  Each video depicted the 4 students dressed as their family member and meeting at different locations to tell a little about themselves.  The students wrote the scripts themselves and the teachers videotaped them.  The locations were as varied as an ice cream shoppe, diner, amusement park, Lowe’s, flower shop to name a few.  Jobs and grandchildren and children and hobbies were all discussed by the students in the role of their chosen family member.

Parents and family members were invited to school today to watch a presentation by their fifth graders.  It started with them taking turns reciting events and facts of the year their family member was 11, just as they are now.  There were interesting notes of the price of gas, bread, apartments and houses many years ago as well as important events, such as who was president, popular songs, musicians and sporting events.

They then watched the entertaining video each group of students made depicting their life, and what they looked like including a blooper reel as an added bonus.  The child then presented their biography all typed up neatly to the family member they depicted.

It was a great project by the fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Della Cioppa, Mrs. Hemenway, Mrs. Lefebvre and Mr. Huckabee.  It was a great treat for their families and a wonderful way to bring them closer.  Rochester Memorial School is truly a great place to learn.

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Pioneer Basement Visits BOLD Moves Real Estate!

BOLD Moves Real Estate!Pioneer Basement came to visit BOLD Moves Real Estate today during their weekly sales meeting.  Ken Daggett, Project Manager, explained the services that Pioneer Basement offers to homeowners, including those buying and selling a home.

Pioneer Basement has many solutions for all kinds of basement problems, including ground water control, moisture control, air quality, and maintenance to name a few.  They can help your home meet the criteria for a Healthy Basement Certificate and a Nationally Backed Warranty through Grate Products.  This Warranty is transferable to new owners when the house is sold.

The basement is an integral part of your house and a healthy basement environment benefits everyone and makes it possible to expand your living space or simply keeping the quality of the air in your house healthy for all the occupants.

This can also affect real estate sales.  A guaranteed healthy basement is a great reassurance for a buyer looking at a house and can help a seller when they are putting their house on the market.  A transferable Healthy Basement Certificate can add value to a house.

BOLDIES were happy to listen to the presentation by Ken Daggett to pass on to our clients.

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