Dan Gentile, SFGATE Updated 6:21 pm PDT, Friday, October 4, 2019 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Image 1 of / 48 Caption Close Image 1 of 48 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) … [Read more...] about Southwest flight attendant disses passenger in Trump T-shirt
“I was running away from here as fast as I could. I couldn’t wait to get out,” says Patrick Doherty. “And now I’m back, and loving it.” Doherty is talking about his hometown of Biddeford, Maine. He left the depressed town about 10 years ago, and returned in 2018 to start up the Nuts & Bolts Brewery, located in the restored Pepperell Mill Campus. “Ten years ago, there were empty store fronts and pawn shops lining Main Street,” Doherty says. “There are still a few, but it’s a lot better.” Locals are calling it “the Biddessance,” the rejuvenation of downtown as young chefs, artists, and entrepreneurs, who can’t afford the rising prices in neighboring towns (Kennebunkport, Portland) relocate here to start businesses and raise families. “There is a wide demographic of people moving to the city both to live and open up or move their businesses here,” says Megan Higgins, director of … [Read more...] about Five reasons to visit Biddeford, Maine
“People avoid talking about it,” said Jan Krause Greene, a writer, peace activist, and grandmother who moved to Bellingham five years ago. “It’s the first time in my life I’ve avoided talking about it. . . . I don’t bring it up unless I’m in a safe space.” The taboo topic, of course, is politics, and more specifically, President Trump, whose 2016 election uncloaked a chasm between voters all over the country, but here especially so. In Bellingham, residents turned out in force at the polls that day, mostly unaware of the rift within their ranks. When the votes were counted, Bellingham emerged as the most closely divided town in Massachusetts, a mere 26 votes out of almost 9,000 deciding the race locally in favor of Donald Trump. For a time, people tried to talk about it. Arguments flared; Facebook friends were un-friended. Soon, unspoken rules were laid down, and an uneasy quiet descended. Last month, as House Democrats … [Read more...] about What’s better left unsaid in Bellingham? Politics
A homebrewing competition has been added to the eighth annual Rancho BEERnardo Festival, where beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample a multitude of beverages in Webb Park later this month.The event, expected by organizers to draw around 1,000 people, is co-sponsored by the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club and Urge Gastropub. It will feature more than 75 IPAs plus other craft beers and regional wines.It will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Webb Park, 16826 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Tickets for the 21-and-older event are $50 for one person or $90 for two people. A designated driver ticket is $10. Food is not included with a ticket, but will be available from Urge Gastropub for purchase. There will also be non-alcoholic beverages on site.Once again, there will be a VIP reception held before the main event. The 1-to-2 p.m. gathering will offer attendees access to rare and “very special” beers to sample, an assortment of … [Read more...] about Tickets on sale for Rancho BEERnardo Festival
Each year, visitors travel to New England from around the world for an up-close view of our iconic fall foliage. When it comes to leaf peeping, there are plenty of places in Boston, as well as across Massachusetts and around New England, where folks can check out the brilliant colors of the season. Where do you like to view fall foliage in New England? Share your favorite place with us, and your response may be featured in an upcoming story on Boston.com. If you’d like to participate, please post your reply in the comments below, tell us on Facebook, or send me an e-mail at [email protected] Happy leaf peeping! Close Find out how to Boston when you sign up for Boston.com's culture and lifestyle newsletter. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Where’s your favorite place to see fall foliage in New England?