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Walk to End Alzheimer's

Dear Dave,

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southeastern Massachusetts Walk – New Bedford, MA is just days away and we can’t wait to see you! Here are some event details to help you get there and enjoy this inspirational event.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Fort Taber

1000 Rodney French Blvd.

New Bedford, MA 02744
Registration opens: 8:30am
Opening ceremonies: 9:30am
Parking information: Parking is located on East Rodney French Blvd, before the gate to Fort Taber, in the North, Middle East and South East Beach Parking Lots.
Additional event information: Click Here

Don’t forget to wear your purple!

Congratulations to our current leaders
Top fundraisers as of today
1) Barbara Meehan
2) Rose Grant
3) Jim Mitcheson

Top teams as of today
1) Team Lourenco
2) Mind Over Matter
3) Jack’s Pack

To date we have raised $80,558.80 of our $138,000 goal! THANK YOU! goal. 

Have all of your team members registered? It’s not too late! Ask them to sign up on our website today! 

 

Thank you again for signing up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We look forward to walking with you at the New Bedford Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Sincerely,

Marissa Bresnahan

Development Officer, Southeastern, MA Walk to end Alzheimer’s

Here is the great email Dave Garro of BOLD Moves Real Estate received.  Dave will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s tomorrow and has raised money for his team.  BOLD Moves Real Estate is happy to help Dave in his fundraising effort with a check to help his team.

Dave will be walking for the team of John and Christine Gallagher.  John has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  It’s not too late to donate.

Click on the link below to donate.

https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2;jsessionid=FAE273EA7D021EAD5D4E82632BD7B51F.app234a?df_id=31124&PROXY_ID=11808557&PROXY_TYPE=20&FR_ID=9041

 

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fall landscaping

Fall Landscaping Maintenance Tips

Landscape Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

fall landscapeFall.  When the morning air turns crisp and cool and the leaves begin to float softly to the ground.  Not only is it my favorite season, there are many maintenance tasks to be accomplished in the landscape.  The info below includes tips on what I have found are the most important and useful tasks-  so get out there, have fun with it, and enjoy the autumn weather!

Key Dates

  • Early October:  It is a good idea to winterize your irrigation system and blow out the lines.  Many landscape maintenance companies will provide this service for less than $50, or it is pretty simple to do it yourself.
  • October 15th:  Don’t plant any grasses or perennials after this date.  Many of them won’t survive, and you will have much better luck in the spring.
  • November 1st:  Don’t plant any evergreens (especially trees) after this date.  Some deciduous trees and large deciduous shrubs can be planted later if they are balled and burlapped (B&B), but I would recommend waiting until spring when you’ll have much better success.

Trees and Shrubs

  • Prune trees and shrubs to remove dead branches or to control their size.  Fall is the best time to do this for the health of the plants.  Consider consulting with an arborist before any major pruning on trees, or at least do a little research on techniques.  When pruning shrubs, always try to maintain the natural size and growth habit of the species-  Avoid over-pruning or sculpting unnatural shapes, unless you are creating a specific look such as a hedge.  Instead of using power shears to lap off shrubs on a straight line, consider using hand pruners to thin the interior branches to maintain a healthier more natural look.
  • Remember to check soil moisture, and water if needed.  Even though you may have your irrigation system shut down for the year, fall often brings some warm, windy days that can really dry things out.  Pay special attention to anything that was just planted this year.
  • Make sure you have plenty of mulch around trees and shrubs-  this helps maintain moisture and keeps the soil from drying out over the winter.

Perennials and Ornamental Grasses

  • Prepare tender and semi-hardy perennials and shrubs for the upcoming cold winter.  I like to let a few of the fallen leaves that tend to build up around the bases of these plants remain there for the winter-  they will provide insulation around the base of the plant from the cold.  This also saves you some leaf cleanup now that you can do in the early spring.  If necessary, place additional wood mulch around the base of these plants for more insulation- pay particular attention to areas with northern exposure.
  • Leave spent stems and seed heads on grasses and perennials until spring, to enjoy their winter beauty and to provide cover for birds and wildlife.  Or, if you must have a neater look you can cut them back now, to a height of about 6-8″ off of the ground.
  • Dividing:  Some plants can be divided in the fall and replanted in other areas.  Other species don’t like the fall division/planting though, and I think that spring is a much better time to do it.  If you decide to divide, remember to water the plants well for a couple of weeks.

Lawns

  • Rake those leaves!  If left on the lawn they can smother it and cause issues such as mold and fungus.
  • Consider aerating your lawn.  Aeration allows greater movement of water, fertilizer, and air which stimulates healthy turf.  Aerating also increases the speed of decomposition of the grass clippings and enhances deep root growth.  Compacted soil especially benefits from core aerating.
  • You may want to fertilize your lawn or use a “weed and feed” type light pre-emergent herbicide in the fall for maximum growth the following spring.  Don’t over do it though, because fertilizer and herbicide can wash off of your lawn and the runoff can be harmful to water supplies and wildlife.
  • Assess the size and configuration of your lawn, and how much water you used this year to keep it green (or, brown?).   Consult with a landscape architect about how you can redesign your landscape to make it more attractive, sustainable, and functional.

Fall Weather Considerations

  • The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler.  Keep an eye on the amount of precipitation we are getting-  Fall can have extremes of hot and cold, dry and wet.  Be observant.  If you have heavy rain for a couple of days then turn off the sprinklers for a week or so to compensate.  And if you have several days of warm, sunny weather then your landscape will certainly appreciate an extra drink.

Other

  • Disconnect and drain hoses, but keep a hose handy for winter watering.  I also like to wrap insulation or put insulated covers over the exterior faucets as an added protection from freeze damage (I once had a pipe freeze and break UNDER my porch, and had to take apart the porch to fix it!).
  • Collecting seed:  Stop deadheading late in the year and allow the seedheads to dry on the plant.  Then you can collect the dried seeds to plant next spring.  Store them in a cool, dark place in a container that does NOT have an airtight seal, such as an envelope (it’s also a good idea to label the container so you remember what plant it is next spring).  Another option- leave the seeds on the plants and some perennials will re-seed themselves naturally.
  • Start planning your spring bulb garden now.  Spring-blooming bulbs are planted in the fall to provide the chilling time required for spring blooms.  Remember to prepare the soil and plant bulbs at the appropriate depth listed on the package for the species.
  • Start planning for design changes to your landscape for next year.  Fall and winter are the best times to get your plans in order, and spring is the best time to install the changes-  so get ready early for next spring, because it will be here before you know it!
  • Take a break and toss the football around.  Afterward, enjoy some warm apple cider with cinnamon.  Finally, rake your leaves into a giant pile and take turns jumping into them with the neighbor kids!

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peaches

Massachusetts Peach Shortage

peachesIf you’re looking for peaches, you won’t find them in Massachusetts this fall.   This year the peach crop is virtually non-existent.   This was due to abnormal weather patterns this year.   Milder temperatures stirred peach buds early followed by near record-low temperatures in mid-February that crushed the nascent blooms.

Massachusetts isn’t the largest state producer by all means but annually Massachusetts generally produces 1,455 tons of peaches a year according to the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture.

All of New England is suffering as well.  Across New England, 82% of the peach crop is in very poor condition and 5% in poor condition.  Other fruits didn’t fare well either such as apricots, nectarines, plums and cherries.

Apples and pears fared much better.  The crop  and fruits are a little smaller, but they are readily available this year.

Peaches are available in the south but it makes them pricier when they are not local and definitely not as fresh when you have to ship them up.

The lack of peaches didn’t spoil the Apple Peach Festival in Acushnet this year.  People came for the food, music and vendors.  There were plenty of apples and homemade goods available and the crowds were big.

Braley’s Orchard did have a small peach crop but they were sold out by noon.  The peaches in the homemade cobbler came out of a can this year, but it was still a delicious treat.

Gray skies and the threat of rain may have kept some folks home on Sunday morning instead of going to the parade, but there were still plenty of spectators lining Main Street at 10 a.m. as the parade entrants marched from Pope Park to the fairgrounds.

Hopefully we will have a better weather pattern for the peaches this winter and next year will bring the peaches back to Massachusetts.

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Mandatory Water Ban for Mattapoisett and Marion

Mandatory water ban issued for Mattapoisett, Marion

Sep 15, 2016

Courtesy of: Drought Management Task ForceThe map shows the most updated drought conditions across the state.

MATTAPOISETT — Effective Friday, Mattapoisett and Marion residents will be under a mandatory water ban due to the continuing drought conditions in the area that have resulted in declining groundwater. On Sept. 1, the state Drought Management Task Force moved the South Coast area from a drought watch to a drought warning, only one step below the worst category – emergency status.

The state has also recommended a water ban for all nonessential outdoor water use, and the towns have issued the ban in an effort to protect water in the even of public health and fire protection needs.

Nonessential uses include watering lawns with sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems, washing vehicles – unless done in a commercial car wash or for necessary maintenance of agricultural or commercial equipment, and washing buildings, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks unless necessary to apply paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.

Nonessential outdoor water use does not include uses for health or safety reasons, by regulation, for the production of food and fiber, to maintain livestock, to meet core business functions, or for irrigating golf courses  – subject to town approval.

Exception are for gardens, flowers and ornamental plants watered with a handheld hose from 6 to 8 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. only, and for irrigation with harvested and stored stormwater runoff during those same hours. For those in Marion, watering is limited to Monday, Wednesday and Friday for even-numbered houses, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for odd-numbered houses.

Also in Marion, the following outdoor uses are subject to approval by the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners: irrigation to establish replanted or reseeded lawn or plantings, irrigation of newly planted lawns for homes or businesses constructed in the past year, filling of privately owned outdoor pools, and irrigation by golf courses to maintain tees and greens.

Marion residents using private wells and/or irrigating with wells are encouraged to participate in the restrictions.

Those found violating the bans may be subject to fines.

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real estate

Housing Forecast- Two Years of Growth 2016-2017

Housing Forecast 2016-2017: Two Years Of Growth

I connect the dots between the economy and business decisions.

More housing units are being occupied, and that dictates a strengthening market in 2016. Higher mortgage rates will eventually take their toll, but we’re 18 to 24 months away from that. In 2016 and 2017, housing construction will increase and home prices will rise.

The number of housing units actually occupied has increased by two million units over the past four quarters (which I highlighted in my recent economics newsletter, free to my best friends). We only built 1.1 million new units, so the additional 900,000 units occupied came from previously-vacant housing.

Housing Occupancy

The housing occupancy data (Table 8) come from a survey that isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough to tell us that we are underbuilding housing right now. The new occupancy comes partly from population growth, but that only accounts for half the increased demand. The other half comes from adult children moving out of their parents’ basements, singles living without roommates now, and couples getting divorced. This pool of people setting up new households isn’t large enough for many years of growth, but it’s good enough for a year or two.

Mortgage interest rates will rise, partly due to the Federal Reserve’s tightening and partly because global demand for credit will increase faster than global supply of savings. Historical patterns show that in the first and sometimes second year of rising mortgage rates, housing starts continue to rise, fueled by strong economic growth. Eventually, though, higher interest rates prevent further improvement in the housing market, and sometimes a contraction. So long as new construction isn’t overdone in 2016, I expect a leveling off in late 2017 and 2018, not an outright decline.

Home prices should reflect this trend: up for 18 to 24 months, then flat for a year or two.

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girls soccer

Area Girls Soccer Roundup

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    • GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CAPSULES

      Breaking down the 2016 girls soccer season for SouthCoast’s 10 teams

  • Apponequet, Bishop Stang, Dartmouth, GNB Voc-Tech, Old Rochester and Westport are coming off playoff appearances.
     

     

  • New Bedford High girls soccer, under the direction of second-year head coach Andrea Nogueira, hope to add some wins to last year's record.|

    New Bedford High girls soccer, under the direction of second-year head coach Andrea Nogueira, hope to add some wins to last year’s record. MIKE VALERI/THE STANDARD-Times

    • Posted Sep. 7, 2016 at 7:41 PM
      Updated Sep 7, 2016 at 10:08 PM

      Apponequet Lakers

      Head coach: Robin Ireland (9th year)

      Last year’s record: 14-1-2

      Key returners: Sr. MF Haley Dupre; Sr. FB/F Mackenzie Parisee; Sr. F Dayna Doyle; Jr. F Leanne Kendall

      Top newcomer: Soph. G Hannah Copley

      Our take: The Lakers graduated eight seniors and they have a lot of young kids coming up as they try to win a fifth straight South Coast Conference championship. They have some big holes to fill and will have a number of players who will have to grow into their positions in the early going.

      Bishop Stang Spartans

      Head coach: Robert Shields (1st year)

      Last year’s record: 13-3-4

      Key returners: Sr. F Jane Kuphal; Sr. MF Rebecca Michaud; Sr. FB Isabella Shields; Sr. G Mary Rishmany

      Top newcomers: Soph. F Rylie Carreau; Soph. F Aidan Jones; Soph. FB Katherine Yeargin; Soph. FB Katey Alberto

      Our take: The Spartans return a lot of talent and depth after reaching the quarterfinals of the Div. 3 South Sectional last season. Michaud returns after being named The Standard-Times Girls Soccer Player of the Year in 2015 and she’ll play a key role in the team’s precise passing game. Shields has inherited a very good team from former coach Expo Duarte and the Spartans will look to play at a quick pace and defend end to end.

      Dartmouth Indians

      Head coach: Mark Poirier (30th year)

      Last year’s record: 9-6-4

      Key returners: Sr. MF Cali Andrade; Sr. MF Lindsey Bedard; Sr. F Casey Good; Sr. FB Karina Almeida; Sr. FB/MF Raquel Santos; Jr. MF Sarah Vieira; Jr. F Jill Prout; Jr. G Rachel Pereira; Jr. FB Gwen Taradash

      Top newcomers: N/A

      Our take: The Indians return a good nucleus of players, especially in the midfield. Taradash will anchor the defense a year after earning Old Colony League and Eastern Mass. All-Star honors. Pereira was pressed into duty in net when graduated senior Jenn Wheaton broke a finger in the third game of the season last year and she helped lead the Indians to the state tournament. Prout and Good return as experienced forwards and they’ll need to set a good tone on offense on a team that will need to score more goals this season.

      Fairhaven Blue Devils

      Head coach: Walter Baiardi (3rd year)

      Last year’s record: Not available

      Key returners: Sr. MF Lauren Albec; Sr. MF Tary Ledogar; Sr. MF Leah Major; Sr. FB Elizabeth Vanasse; Jr. F Jan MacGregor; Soph. F Brianna Cruz

      Top newcomers: Fr. FB Daphne Veitch; Fr. G Olivia Bernardo; Fr. MF Anya Aadland; Fr. MF Claire Hubert

      Our take: The Blue Devils have to replace eight starters and have a lot of new faces. They have a freshman class with a lot of potential, but could hit some bumps in the road in the early going while their first-year players acclimate to playing at the varsity level. Albec, Ledogar and Major will be counted on to set a good tone early in the season and work together to help their new teammates get up to speed.

      GNB Voc-Tech Bears

      Head coach: Robert Harvey (1st year)

      Last year’s record: 11-8

      Key returners: Sr. MF Breana Cordeiro, Sr. FB Ashlee Cordeiro, Sr. G Payton Wildrick, Sr. MF Hillary Correia, Sr. MF Lylah Casey, Sr. MF Ashley Maloney, Sr. MF Nicole Jones, Sr. FB Cassidy Raposa, Sr. MF Kate Lima

      Top newcomers: N/A

      Our take: The Bears return 11 experienced seniors who will be looking to get back to the state tournament. Wildrick is a very athletic keeper who will anchor the defense and the team will look to move the ball quickly on the ground and run its offense through a solid group of midfielders.

      New Bedford Whalers

      Head coach: Andrea Nogueira (2nd year)

      Last year’s record: 3-11-5

      Key returners: Sr. MF Ari Bedoya; Sr. G Jaucilyn Timms; Sr. G Kendal Carvalho; Jr. MF/FB Peyton Calvao; Jr. MF/F Alyssa Araujo; Soph. FB Monica Eires; Soph. FB/MF Aaliyah Padilla

      Top newcomers: Soph. F/MF Tiana Francis; Fr. F Jaydah Bedoya; Fr. FB/MF Chiron Rose

      Our take: The Whalers have some speed to work with on offense and they’ll look to move the ball quickly and attack the net with a good combination of forwards and midfielders. Eires and Padilla will play key roles on defense, where Timms and Carvalho are both in the hunt to be the team’s starter.

      Old Colony Cougars

      Head coach: Paul Sleight (15th year)

      Last year’s record: 4-12-2

      Key returners: Sr. Stopper Kelsey Fillip; Sr. G Kendra Fillip; Sr. F Amanda Masse; Sr. FB Alexis Matton; Jr. MF Breigh Senior; Jr. F Rachel Silva; Soph. FB Bailee Amaral; Soph. FB Taylor Barkowski; Soph. F Raquel Rodrigues

      Top newcomer: Fr. MF/F Haylie Fernandes

      Our take: The Cougars return nine starters and Sleight is looking for good things on defense from the Fillip twins. Rodrigues will be counted on to score some goals and the team will look for contributions from a good sophomore class that picked up some valuable experience as freshmen. A key for the Cougars will be staying injury free, because they don’t have a lot of depth.

      Old Rochester Bulldogs

      Head coach: Jeff Lombard (16th year)

      Last year’s record: 10-8-2

      Key returners: Sr. F/MF Katelyn Bindas, Jr. FB Carly Demanche, Jr. FB Rachel Demmer, Jr. G Kaitlyn Kutash, Soph. F/MF Maddie Demanche

      Top newcomers: Jr. FB Caroline Murphy, Fr. G Kinsley Dickerson, Fr. MF Meg Hughes, Fr. MF Mary Butler, Fr. FB Gracy Greany

      Our take: The Bulldogs are facing more of a rebuilding season than their usual reload with a lot of positions to figure out. They return a good group of players who may hit some bumps early in the season as they learn how to play together. Lombard is very good at teaching his system and it will be important for his players to stay positive and not get down on themselves if they encounter some early-season struggles.

      Wareham Vikings

      Head coach: Megan Kashner (2nd year)

      Last year’s record: 0-18

      Key returners: Sr. FB Brett McSherry; Sr. MF Lisa Wynne; Sr. G Brooke Cannon; Jr. FB Madison Pinkston; Jr. MF Haley DeMello

      Top newcomers: Jr. F/MF Gabby Lefrancois; Fr. F Abigail Berriault; Fr. MF Kiara Suarez

      Our take: The Vikings are taking a one-year hiatus from the South Coast Conference, but will still play Bourne, Case, Fairhaven and Seekonk. They have added Old Colony, Bishop Connolly, Bristol Aggie and Upper Cape to their schedule. The team will have to replace 16 seniors, so there will be lots of holes to fill in the starting lineup. McSherry, DeMello and Berriault all have good shots and they’ll be counted on to move the ball and set the offense in motion.

      Westport Wildcats

      Head coach: Gary Muello (2nd year)

      Last year’s record: 9-5-5

      Key returners: Sr. F Jaely Pereira, Jr. G Ashley Thatcher

      Top newcomers: Soph. MF Acadia Cass, 8th MF/F Jenna Cadieux, 7th F/MF Laura Martel

      Our take: The Wildcats have one senior, six juniors, four sophomores, four freshman, one eighth grader and six seventh graders on their roster. They have a lot of new faces on a team that’s coming off a state-tournament year and will have to work together to be successful again. Thatcher returns as an athletic, tough keeper, but the team has some big question marks on offense, where it will have to replace the team-high 19 goals that graduated senior Reaghan Tripp scored last season.

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100 Days to BOLDness

Join Kate Lanagan MacGregor of BOLD Moves Real Estate and Agent Rising Real Estate School in her 100 Days to BOLDness Challenge.  Listen to Kate’s inspirational message today and every day for the next 100 Days and see how you can make postive changes in your life.  Practice gratitude and abundance and make the most of these 100 days.

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Survival

Meet the New Tri-town Teachers

Meet the new teachers!

By Georgia Sparling | Aug 31, 2016

Photo by: Georgia SparlingMeet some of this year’s new teachers below!

This year all tri-town schools except for Sippican School got new teachers. Meet a few of the members of the new class below.

Karen Horan

Old Rochester Regional Junior High’s new physical education teacher has 19 years of experience.

Why do you teach PE? You just feel better about yourself when you’re physically active and you get to socialize with lots of people. I like trying to get other people into fitness as well.

What’s your superpower? I’m very good at gymnastics. I have handstand contests every year with my kids and I always win.

Becky Okolita

This Marion native spent several years in California and is back to teach the high school’s new special education program for students 18 to 22 years old.

Why are you excited about this new job? It’s a dream job of mine. My motivation and eagerness will translate well to this job.

Claim to fame? I was one of the Lady Bulldog basketball champs in 1998.

Mackenzie Martin

A Mattapoisett native who now lives in Rochester, Martin will teach third grade at Center School this year.

Why are you excited to be back at Center School? It’s a wonderful community. To come full circle is awesome. I’m excited to teach where I went to school.

Fun fact: Rose [Bowman] was my principal. Mr. Tavares (associate principal) was my fifth grade teacher.

Kate Butler

The high school’s new part-time art teacher said she taught before moving to Mattapoisett and has substituted for tri-town art teachers in recent years.

What are you looking forward to this year? I’m really excited to be back in a high school environment and am looking to make students more mindful of art.

What type of art do you most enjoy? Printmaking and clay

Tell us a fun fact: I walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge (in Australia) to overcome my fear of heights.

Nikita Higgins

A New Bedford native, Higgins taught in her home city for five years as a fourth grade teacher before moving to Rochester Memorial School this year where she will teach fourth grade special education.

What qualities do you hope to contribute to the school? Enthusiasm and working with diverse learners, since I’m coming from New Bedford.

What’s your superpower? I shoot a three-pointer like Steph Curry.

 

Casey Rogers

Casey Rogers, a Mattapoisett native who now lives in Rochester is moving from Old Hammondtown School to Rochester Memorial School where she will teach fifth grade special education.

Why do you enjoy teaching in the tri-town? Growing up in the tri-town, I felt a really strong tie to the community. It’s nice to get to work with the children from your community.

What is your superpower? I am exceptionally good at random trivia.

Katelyn Twardzik

Twardzik, a Dartmouth native, taught in New Bedford last year, but is joining the Center School team this year where she will teach kindergarten.

What are you looking forward to this year? I’m looking forward to being able to enforce the social and emotional aspect of education.

What’s your special power? I like to integrate yoga and mindfulness into the classroom.

Lauren O’Brien

A Rochester native and Old Rochester graduate, O’Brien began taught at Bishop Stang High School the past two years and will now teach seventh grade science at Old Rochester Regional Junior High.

What are you excited about this school year? I’m excited to be back since I am an alum. I graduated in 2010. I’m excited to give back to the community as some of my teachers did for me.

Fun fact: I own a bulldog named Madaket. You may see her at [football] games.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is a part of the tri-towns and the communities we serve.  One of the new teachers, Casey Rogers is the daughter of one of our BOLDIES, Tracey Lee.

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Agent Rising Real Estate School Starting New Classes

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Are you ready for a change of career?  Did you always dream of being a real estate agent?  Now is the time to put those dreams into reality! Agent Rising Real Estate School is starting new classes September 8th at the BOLD Welcome Center on Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett.

Join Kate Lanagan MacGregor, Dawn Devlin and Marie Greany as they help you through the process of becoming a real estate agent.

Classes are held Monday and Thursday from 5-8 pm.  Join our seasoned pros in helping you obtain your real estate license and get started on a great career.

It’s not too late to enroll.  Call Marie at 508-207-3186.   Visit www.agentrising.com for more information.

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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on September 4, 2016.

MacGregor

Anatomy of a Great Day!

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What makes for a great day?  I had the delight of watching my daughter marry the love of her life this weekend.  The day was perfect from start to finish.   We are so blessed to be able to share this special day with all our family and friends as well as new family and friends.

It was so wonderful to see the families come together to help set up the wedding and put into reality my daughter’s vision and beautiful decorations for her dream wedding.  Meg and David put a lot of hard work and sweat into creating all the special touches for the wedding and the result was spectacular.

Spending the weekend with the MacGregors, Santos and Shaw families blending into one big tribe was so much fun.

Our officiant, Kate Lanagan MacGregor, made the whole ceremony personal and touching and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  Also, being able to make it all happen on the family farm that is a part of all of us and the future home of the bride and groom make it a very special setting.   It was all over too fast and a great time was had by all.  It would be nice to rewind and do it again, but we will just have to settle for memories and all the great pictures.

Family is probably the most important aspect of my life and I am lucky to be part of two very special families.  It doesn’t matter how often we are together, it’s always a great time and everyone always pitches in and works together.

BOLD Moves Real Estate is a family also.  BOLDIES are an integral part of BOLD Moves and are all part of a tribe that always has each other’s back.  Kate brings the family values into the business to help our agents and in turn help our clients.

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