41 Bouchard Ave, Dracut
Sold for $255,000
How Much Is Your Home Worth In Today’s Market?
41 Bouchard Ave, Dracut
Sold for $255,000
How Much Is Your Home Worth In Today’s Market?
Here’s what’s happening in January.
National Take the Stairs Day
Take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle by ditching the elevator and taking the stairs instead.
Houseplant Appreciation Day
Big or small, sun- or shade-loving, these green powerhouses do wonders for making a house a home. Show ’em some love!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
A national day of service to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Data Privacy Day
An international effort to help people develop smart, safe privacy and security practices. Get involved atstaysafeonline.org.
National Plan for Vacation Day
A reminder to use up those vacation days and devote some time to exploring, relaxing, and enjoying some time off!
Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” — Pablo Picasso
40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and of those resolutions, 80% of them fail by the second week of February. (But experts say they’re still worth making, so don’t quit before you start!)
The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who is depicted with two faces: one looking forward, and one looking back.
On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station.
January is the birth month of Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Joan of Arc, and Bessie Coleman.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children, grandparents, friends, neighbors and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:
New England Fall Events is your best guide for seasonal fun and fall activities.
We have state-by-state guides to the best PYO apple picking, pumpkin patches, hayrides, food festivals, harvest celebrations, and events for the fall season. New England Fall Events makes it easy to create new fall traditions and priceless family memories. This is a guide for New Englanders, by New Englanders.
Slow down and savor New England’s fall culture and traditions by celebrating the orchards, farms, small businesses, seasonal attractions, fall festivals, and local food which are the very fabric of our communities.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
World Teachers’ Day
Celebrates teachers all over the world and recognizes the unique issues they face each day.
Commemorates the voyage and landing of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492.
Leif Erikson Day
Honors Norwegian explorer Leif Erikson, believed to be the first European to come to North America.
National Dessert Day
The sweetest day of the year!
World Food Day
Events in over 150 countries honor the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. #ZeroHunger
National Fossil Day
Held during Earth Science Week (Oct 14-20), this day underscores the importance of fossils in relation to our understanding of our world.
National Get Smart About Credit Day
Every October, volunteer bankers visit local classrooms to teach students about credit and finances.
“Darkness falls across the land/ The midnight hour is close at hand/ Creatures crawl in search of blood/ To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood”
— Rob Temperton, “Thriller”
More U.S. presidents have been born in October than any other month.
Oktoberfest (officially held in Munich, Germany) isn’t just about beer and pretzels. It originated as a wedding reception for Bavarian royalty in 1810 and has since evolved into one of the largest annual festivals in the world.
Though it’s the 10th month of the year, the name October comes from the Latin word octo, which means “eight.” It was originally the eighth month on the Roman calendar.
The World Series, which kicked off in 1903, is usually played in October.
Halloween has its roots in an ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, and many of today’s Halloween traditions, like dressing in costumes, can be traced back to the Celts.
Have a wonderful October!
Looking for things to do this September? Mark your calendars, because this month’s theme is all about giving back, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to get involved.
September 7 — National Food Bank Day
Did you know 41 million people in the U.S. struggle with hunger? Chances are, you know someone — a neighbor, a coworker, a classmate — who faces hunger every day. Food banks across the country play a pivotal role in providing meals to families in need, and they rely on people like you and me to help. On National Food Bank Day, do your part to help close the food gap in your community by donating food, time, or money to your local food bank. Visit FeedingAmerica.org to find a food bank near you.
September 11 — Patriot Day
One of the best ways we can honor the victims, survivors, and responders of the 9/11 attacks is by sharing kindness and spreading hope to those around us. On this National Day of Service and Remembrance, join with your fellow Americans to pay it forward by taking part in a volunteer activity. Head to NationalService.gov to discover how you can get involved.
September 16 — National Working Parents Day
Along with meetings, deadlines, and navigating career growth, working parents are also tasked with being home chef, chauffeur, housekeeper, boo-boo fixer, and much more. Every day, these unsung heroes go above and beyond to provide for their families, and it goes without saying that they deserve a little recognition. Think of ways you can lighten the load for the working parents in your life, and if you’re one of them, give yourself a pat on the back for all the hard work you do!
September 17 — Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and recognizes all people who were born as or have become American citizens. Think you could pass the test to become a naturalized citizen today? Take the civics practice test to check your knowledge of U.S. government and history.
September 22 — National Public Lands Day/First Day of Fall
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not, we all benefit when our natural resources and public lands remain safe, resilient, and cared for. National Public Lands Day is the perfect opportunity to connect with your community through environmental stewardship, and it just so happens to fall on the first day of autumn! With activities such as trail refurbishing, tree planting, and trash removal, you can help keep our recreational areas, wildlife refuges, and national parks thriving for years to come. Find a volunteer opportunity at neefusa.org.
It’s hard to believe summer is drawing to a close! Soon the kids will be back to school (whew!) and your vacation will be just a memory (aww). But while we’ve still got a bit of summer left, be sure to enjoy it to the fullest with these great upcoming events!
August 9 — National Book Lovers Day
Are you always looking for an excuse to drop everything and curl up in a comfy chair with a good book? Then this day is for you! Bookworms across the country, get ready to stock up on reading material, turn off your cell phone, and settle down for a full day of page-turning indulgence!
Want to support child literacy in America? The Reading Is Fundamental charitable organization has been around since 1966. Learn more and contribute at rif.org.
August 18 — National Honey Bee Day
Bees are more than just chubby striped bugs that might sting you. In fact, the health of the entire planet may be affected by the recent drop in the bee population. One-third of the world’s food production depends on bee pollination, and the population of bees in a given area is a strong indicator of that area’s overall environmental health. Here are a few ways you can help save the honey bees:
Plant flora that bees like. Clover, flowering trees, and blue, purple, and yellow flowers are favorites.
Stop using pesticides. A survey of 800 independent scientific studies concluded that the recent alarming bee die-offs were caused, in part, by the use of chemical pesticides.
Donate to the Pollinator Partnership. This nonprofit is dedicated to protecting and supporting pollinators around the world.
August 19 — World Humanitarian Day
Every day, humanitarian aid workers help ease the suffering of millions of people around the world. The United Nations created this day to honor the humanitarian workers striving to make the world a better place and to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.
August 26 — Women’s Equality Day
Sufferin’ suffragettes! Did you know there was a time when women could not own property, sign contracts, or even cast a vote to help shape the country they lived in? Thanks to the suffragettes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, prohibiting voter discrimination on the basis of sex and giving women the right to vote.
August 27-September 9 — 50th U.S. Open
Tennis, anyone? With a new logo and a new stadium, the U.S. Open is celebrating its 50th birthday in a big way! We’re all set to watch the game we love, and it’s not our fault we couldn’t get tickets. Check out this year’s schedule so you don’t miss any of the action.