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Sam Deck Replaces Bud Deck at Fenway Park

Posted on April 11, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   The moral of this story: go up against a Founding Father of the United States and expect to lose.   Budweiser is one of the most popular beers in the U.S.. It’s Clydesdale draft horse wagons are legendary. And until recently, the right field roof deck at Fenway Park was known as the Bud Deck ~ announced by a large sign hanging above.   No longer. Sam Adams beer is now the official beer of Fenway Park and the “Sam Deck” has replaced the “Bud Deck.” The biggest change for fans is likely the sign change, according to redsox.com.       I have fond recollections of the “Bud Deck” having sat there during a most memorable visit to…

“Mercury Retrograde” ~ Re-flect, Re-consider, Re-connect?

Posted on March 23, 2018

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   “Mercury Retrograde” is upon us, a good time say some online sites for anything that begins with “re” ~ re-flection, re-do’s, re-invention, re-consideration, re-connecting and perhaps re-tribution. Do not, warn “Mercury Retrograde” followers, schedule elective medical procedures, switch jobs, buy a house or car, start or end a relationship, or make any major decisions until after April 15th. Why? Last night on March 22 slightly after 7 p.m., the planet mercury entered retrograde or reverse motion, which will remain in effect through the 15th of April.   Mercury is not physically moving backwards but it appears to be from here on earth, an “optical illusion”says TIME.com. The planetary illusion has taken on a life of its own as…

Survey Says : Windsor Feud Marks Successful 15th Anniversary

Posted on March 7, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     An evening of fun and fundraising marked the 15th anniversary of the Windsor Feud held Saturday, March 3 at the Windsor, Connecticut town hall. Based on the popular television game show, Family Feud, teams from area businesses and civic groups participated in the friendly competition organized by the Windsor Chamber of Commerce with team Hampton Inn named the 2018 champs.   Through pledges, the event raises money for numerous WCofC community, education and business programs. According to Jane Garibay, executive director of the WCofC, as of March 7 a tally showed the event had raised $7,000.   “Still rallying up,” added Garibay.     Inside the town hall, council chambers was transformed into a realistic replica of…

A Second Chance at Love? Send Lavender & White Roses

Posted on February 14, 2018

  By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Romance & roses go hand-in-hand, especially on Valentine’s Day when thoughts turn to matters of the heart.   The “alluring” scents, textures and colors of roses have made them the most popular flowers, notes ProFlower.com. Typically red roses are associated with love. However, there are all kinds of love, and as it turns out different color roses convey different messages, as do the number of roses selected.      The old Frank Sinatra standard tells of love being “lovelier” the second time around, “just as wonderful with both feet on the ground.” If you have a second chance at love, you may want to consider sending a bouquet of lavender & white roses. In the language of roses…

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? … WALK

Posted on February 8, 2018

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   How can you mend a broken heart? … WALK.   Walking is at the top of the American Heart Association’s recommendations to get and keep the ticker pumping. It is that time of year again, American Heart Month, and once again I am joining the call to get moving.   Let me reiterate from previous articles I’ve written an astounding fact; according to the AHA, “… 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle.”   That brings us to the famous Humpty Dumpty quote from Lewis Carroll’s The Looking Glass, “The question is, which is to be master – that’s all.” Literary scholars have debated its meaning for years so I’ll apply it in this…

Destination: The Lion’s Den – A Ratskeller with Winter Appeal As Snow Swirls

Posted on January 24, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Listening near the tavern bar one cold December day, tales could be heard of the ratskeller below.    “The Lion’s Den” in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is listed as one of New England’s coziest winter bars in an article  from “Yankee Magazine.” Located beneath the Red Lion Inn,  “The Den”, as it has been dubbed, can be reached through an exterior entrance and one inside the inn’s Widow Bingham’s Tavern.   During a luncheon at Widow Bingham’s Tavern, I overheard some staff express perplexity when a server described “The Den” as a ratskeller, sometimes spelled rathskeller. It is a term at the same time intriguing and off-putting. Any word that contains “rat” is cause for apprehension.   The…

Why A Cheating Spouse May Be Less Upsetting Than a Rude Waitress

Posted on January 2, 2018

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   The pleasure of my New Year’s Day luncheon out at a favorite restaurant yesterday was dampened by a rude waitress. Although the matter was tended to by the manager, the waitress’ rudeness was still bothering me this morning. I think sometimes we do ‘sweat the small stuff’ because it can represent more, offending our basic sensibilities of right and wrong. Nevertheless, I have other important things to ponder, and in the scheme of things this circumstance was small. So I took to the Internet for refresher tips on getting over small upsets.   Along the way, I came across a theory that was new to me called region-beta paradox. My degree is in a different area, but I began…