First Ever Opening Day at Polar Park for the Worcester Red Sox.

Polar Park, home to the Worcester Red Sox, or WooSox, opened today with not just a season opener but a full-fledged ballpark opener! It was a much anticipated day for many. Certainly the players, fans, and the organization, but also the city of Worcester. At the end of a well-executed day of festivities, the home team was victorious 8-5 over the Syracuse Mets.

The WooSox Smiley Ball had an epic day of his own surrounded by some favorite mascot friends.

Check out the WooSox website and schedule HERE: https://www.milb.com/worcester

Here are some great photos from Wally’s Social Media as well as Smiley Ball’s own Facebook page.

You can also follow the Worcester Red Sox on their Facebook page HERE: https://www.facebook.com/GoWooSox

Mother’s Day Flower Bar Courtesy of Engel and Volkers

How fabulous is this? Engel & Volkers set up beautiful Mother’s Day Flower Bars. What a terrific way to spread smiles and spoil your Mother. Kudos to Engel & Volkers for always finding the perfect way to spread joy. Flower bars set up at their Beverly Farms and Concord locations.

Photos below courtesy of Engel & Volkers social media pages

Overnight Oats

I’m late to the overnight oats game, but I’m now a big fan. Oats, chia seeds, almond milk, a little bit of honey, and then assorted nuts and sunflower seeds on top. I make a batch of five on Sunday night and have one for breakfast each school/word day. They are super yummy….albeit really filling. I’m looking for new topping ideas if anyone has any recipes they’d like to share!

Thai Tuna Burger at the Farm Bar and Grille

We stopped by the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex for a bit the other day and had the Thai Tuna Burger with sweet potato fries….and a super refreshing “Lime Rickey.” The Tuna Burger was a big portion of seared sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna, cucumber slaw, and Sriracha mayo. It was really delicious!

https://www.farmbargrille.com/menu-essex

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Fisherman. Pioneer. Adventurer.

Sounds like a pretty satisfying life. I love this stone found at the Solomon Jacobs Park at Harbor Loop. It inspired me to learn more about Captain Solomon Jacobs.

Wouldn’t you know that upon doing a Google Search for “Captain Solomon Jacobs” the very first result to show up was for a post on GoodMorningGloucester back in 2012…posted by Joey C. with information shared by Chet Brigham.

Click on the photo below to be taken to the post I just referenced.

At the end of that post Chet Brigham writes, “Today we have the park, but Sol Jacobs remains a name known to few. In my new book, “On Opposite Tacks” (Whale’s Jaw Publishing, http://www.whalesjaw.com), I recount the captain’s astonishing career – with the hope that we can turn the corner in giving Capt. Sol the recognition he deserves. So that fewer people will be asking, “Hey, who is this park named after?”

So, also visit http://www.whalesjaw.com and take a look at Chester Brigham’s book, “On Opposite Tacks” to learn more.

Clean Pro April Promos

The other day I shared that CleanPro is offering a special for “Buy One Get One Area Rug Cleaning” but, they are also offering “15% Off Upholstery Cleaning” until April 30th!

Visit their website now and get things feeling like new again just in time for Spring’s warm weather and brighter days. There’s nothing like spring cleaning and getting everything feeling fresh again…and CleanPro are just the professionals to help you do so!

https://www.cpcleanpro.com/

Two Little Birds Eatery

l was happy to see that this great little place will be opening soon. They are located directly across from Front Beach in Rockport…. by the entrance to the Mill Pond Park.

You can find a couple of screen grabs from their website below, but also check them out here!
https://www.twolittlebirdseatery.com/eatdrink

Schrafft’s

My boys have long since gotten over seeing their “name in lights” while driving in/out of Boston. Looking for the big pink letters that spell out “Schrafft’s” used to be a game we played when off on adventures. As they grew older they were more impressed that they have lineage in the Candy Business than seeing their name. Go figure.

Thanks to Paul Horovitz for snapping this photo upon stumbling upon this great wooden box!