Day Tripper Dispatches

Win 50% Off a Week of iCamp!
September 24, 2006, 3:39 pm
Filed under: animation, computer game design, robotics, video production

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Oh, For the Love of Fluff!
September 23, 2006, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized
Been too long without a Fluffacino or a Fluffernutter sandwich? Head to the What the Fluff? festival in Union Square, Somerville, on Sept. 30 – you’ll be downright grateful that Archibald Query invented Marshmallow Fluff right there in 1917. But this isn’t just a bunch of fluff – you’ll get to see local artists, musicians and dramatists, inventors, comedians and storytellers pay tribute to this great American treat in a “madcap festival of science meets nostalgia meets urban landscape.” Sponsored by the Union Square Main Streets Assn.

Look for the Day Tripper Divas and play The Compleat Fluffer game while you’re at the festival – we’ll be researching Union Square as a potential Perfect Day Trip feature for our next edition!

Pick a Peck of Perfect Peaches
September 20, 2006, 5:49 pm
Filed under: farms, gardens, organic, outdoor activities, walking, you-pick

Some of the Day Tripper Divas’ favorite places to pick-your-own, choose from farmstand, or just enjoy the harvest season are Berlin Orchards, Brooksby Farms, Charmingfare Farm, Chip-In Farm, Codman Farm, Drumlin Farm, Land’s Sake Farm (organic), Honey Pot Hill (best on weekdays to avoid crowds), Marino’s Lookout Farm, Nashoba Valley Winery, Old Frog Pond Farm (organic), Shelburne Farms, and Stonyfield Farm (see pages 22-24 of The Compleat Day Tripper for reviews). Keep in mind that Nashoba Valley Winery hosts a visit from Santa on a horse-drawn carriage in mid-December.

Since the season for crops like peaches, raspberries, pumpkins and apples varies from year to year, depending on the weather, it’s a good idea to call ahead to the farm you want to visit to check on picking conditions. For a complete listing of PYO in Massachusetts, see the Mass. Dept. of Agriculture’s Pick-Your-Own farm listings.

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Looking Back – and Forward
September 6, 2006, 5:21 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


If looking back indicates
how the next half may go
I better get in better shape.

– Julie Kuhn, Arlington Poet

Get in Shape with the Day Tripper!