Outdoor dining in Annisquam

Finding The Market restaurant on Cape Ann is not simple. To get there, diners must traverse the mazelike roads of Annisquam village. And it’s easy to drive by the place once or twice—the only indication that the modest, shingled shack holds an eatery is a faded sign left over from a previous tenant, the Lobster … Continue reading Outdoor dining in Annisquam

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Boston to launch the nation’s first ‘all-local’ public market

The new public market opening this summer in Boston will never sell a banana or an avocado. In the winter and spring, when there are fewer vegetables in the fields, there will be fewer vegetables in the market’s stalls. And if local fishermen can’t catch it, it won’t be on offer. The Boston Public Market … Continue reading Boston to launch the nation’s first ‘all-local’ public market

Eclectic Martha’s Vineyard radio station hopes to regain an over-the-air signal

Mvyradio operates out of a small house in Vineyard Haven, but the programming has a global reach. Listeners stream the nonprofit online station — still known locally as WMVY — in Morocco and Madrid, in Costa Rica and China, sometimes even in Antarctica. This spring, however, more than a year after former owner Aritaur Communications … Continue reading Eclectic Martha’s Vineyard radio station hopes to regain an over-the-air signal

Latest in farm fresh products: We deliver

LEXINGTON — When Amanda Bosh goes grocery shopping, it’s all about super fresh apples, artisan cheese, free-range chicken, and organic Brussels sprouts. But Bosh doesn’t get these products at an upscale supermarket. Instead, she heads to a local private school, where she will pick up the best quality meat, dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Bosh’s bounty, … Continue reading Latest in farm fresh products: We deliver

Toy maker gets new owners, not a new philosophy

Jack Schylling started out, in 1975, as a Faneuil Hall street vendor, selling wind-up flying birds. He was taken with the whimsy and charm of the simple toys, the wonder they evoked. Over the next four decades, Schylling expanded his sidewalk operation into the multimillion dollar enterprise Schylling Inc., but his philosophy on toys and … Continue reading Toy maker gets new owners, not a new philosophy

Dropping loyalty cards puts Shaw’s in the minority

Over the past week, shoppers at Shaw’s supermarkets across New England were greeted at the door and asked to hand in their orange store cards. In return, they were given coupons and a promise. “We want to offer every customer that walks through our door that same price, without having to worry about needing a … Continue reading Dropping loyalty cards puts Shaw’s in the minority