Navigating First Night
It was freezing and we wanted to get away. But we had committed to our regular summer weeks in the cabin and didn’t want to sell off the kids’ college funds to hit a beach. The solution: a tagalong trip.
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Charles Tilton had cash. Lots of it. His Gold Rush fortune paid for bridges, a new Town Hall, and public statuary throughout the hamlet named in his family’s honor. So when the wealthy benefactor wanted a memento of his trip to Rome in 1881, a mere postcard or souvenir ashtray wasn’t going to cut it. Instead, Tilton built a colossal memorial arch atop a 150-foot-high peak in close eyeshot of his grand mansion. Inspired by the Arch of Titus, the Concord granite monument overlooking downtown Tilton soars more than five stories high. Tilton dedicated the structure to his ancestors and hoped that, in contrast to its Roman counterpart, his arch would commemorate peace, not war.
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People come to Orlando’s theme parks looking for a range of experiences from space travel to safaris to superheroic adventures. The one thing they probably don’t come for, especially during school vacation week, is sustained peace and quiet. But that’s a key part of what Discovery Cove delivers with its SeaVenture experience.
Discovery Cove is a SeaWorld sister resort (another sibling is Aquatica) where the illusion they’re selling is natural tropical paradise and marine wildlife sanctuary meets back-to-basics water park. The grounds are lush and manicured to rival the grand hotels of Hawaii. There’s a lazy river that winds around a good portion of the park’s 30 acres, including through an aviary where birds will eat out of your hand if you like.
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Chris Kreider, formerly of Boston College, scored the sudden-death winner to force a Game 5 Saturday. Boston leads the series, 3-1.
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Beautifully written and directed, HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” doesn’t quite fit into the biopic genre — simply because it is so good.
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The firm’s iconic chairman launched limousine service BostonCoach in 1985 after waiting too long for a taxi at the airport.
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The Bruins were on their way to a Game 4 clinching win against the Rangers. And then Tuukka Rask fell. Butt over tea kettle.
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Beneath the outlandish costumes, showy personality, and high-watt smile, Liberace was a real person.
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Think of the vast majority of professional boxers as essentially unpaid interns, taking their lumps to build their resumes in the hope of cashing in and joining the 1 percent who live large.
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At 66, David Stromeyer came to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord with his work gloves. And he wasn’t just pitching in. He led the crew.
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Runners who were unable to cross the finish line in April will have a chance to cover the final mile, and Boston’s Run to Remember will pay tribute to slain MIT officer Sean Collier.
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Asian pop music like 2004’s “Tri-Angle,” by Korean boy band TVXQ has been borrowing from the Boston-based chamber orchestra’s minatory opening theme.
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“What Maisie Knew,” a modern-dress adaptation of the 1897 Henry James novel, is about the erosion of innocence entirely from the point of view of a 6-year-old girl.
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Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, “The Painting” is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.
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Vin Diesel and the “Fast & Furious” handlers seem eager to assert how they’ve molded a series of installments into, yep, a saga, complete with twisty continuity.
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