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Throwback Thursday: Holiday Lights

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 01:22 PM

One of the most enjoyable parts about the holiday season, is driving through communities and seeing how your neighbors have decorated their homes. From subtle white lights framing a tree, to the more intricate light shows that feature inflatable characters dancing on a front lawn; a holiday light display is a great showcase of seasonal spirit. This home was photographed in Burlington a few years ago.

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Throwback Thursday: The Holiday Rush for Gifts

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Dec 01, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

The holiday shopping season is here and that means consumers will spend weekends and evenings looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family. Some dread it and some love it, but it’s a ritual that goes back decades, as you can see in this photo.

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Throwback Thursday: Old School Automobiles

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

If you were to go out tomorrow and buy an automobile, you might be surprised with all the special features that are included. Most cars, vans, and trucks have a camera to help guide you as you back up. Once, air-conditioning was a special feature, but now it’s considered a standard option on most cars. Cars even come with a USB port as part of the console so you can charge your tablets and phones. People have always loved celebrating their cars.

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Throwback Thursday: The Mayflower II

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 02:02 PM

A few weeks ago, The Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower that is usually docked in Plymouth, Massachusetts, set sail to Mystic, Connecticut. Normally it stays there through the winter months, so that craftsmen can give it a proper winter makeover. Here’s an older picture of the Mayflower II being escorted from Plymouth.

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Throwback Thursday: Classic Businesses in Quincy

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 01:42 PM

One of my favorite things about going back and looking at old photos of cities and towns in Massachusetts is that although fashion, styles, and trends may change, business districts remain the same. It’s not unusual to find out a photo that shows popular business from the past and discover that a current store still thrives there.

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Throwback Thursday: The 2nd Annual Best Years Expo

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 02:46 PM

This Saturday, Wicked Local’s 2nd Annual Best Years Expo, presented by Steward Health Care returns to Gillette Stadium. Last year, more than 5,000 people took part in an event that introduced men and women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s to local businesses and agencies that provided them with resources and information for the next stage of their life. Our special guest in 2015 was the legendary actor, producer, writer, and director, Henry Winkler. Our 2016 entertainment and guest speaker line-up is one not to be missed either.

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Throwback Thursday: The Cranberry Harvest

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 12:22 PM

One of the oldest and most successful industries in Massachusetts is the cranberry industry. The tart berry, known best for its juice and as a fixture on the Thanksgiving table, has been farmed in bogs on the cape and on the south coast since settlers first arrived to the area. Here is a group of farmers collecting cranberries the old way, before technology made their job easier, and prettier.

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Throwback Thursday: Preparing for Class at Wicked Local U

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

As young students, we saw going to school as a chore. In elementary school we were bummed out by homework and at the start of high school we feared the pop quiz. But at some point, we all found a class we could understand and even find fun. Whether it be math, shop, history, literature, or a science course, there was usually a topic that would excite an individual and encourage them to expand their mind. This college classroom is full of students who are deeply invested in what seems to be a very serious class.

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Throwback Thursday: Zombie Walk in Salem

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 12:28 PM

There is no better place to spend weekends in October than in the most ghoulish city in the Commonwealth, Salem, Massachusetts. Throughout the month, the city of witches holds events that are a little bit spooky, a little bit creepy, but a LOT of fun. This Saturday, the Salem Zombie Walk 2016 is takes place. It’s one of the few times, where I think the name pretty much explains the event.

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Throwback Thursday: Somerville's "What the Fluff" Festival

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 11:01 AM

Every September, the city of Somerville, Massachusetts celebrates its most famous export, marshmallow fluff. For eleven years, Union Square Main Streets has hosted the “What the Fluff” festival in Union Square, a day that is focused on the gooey, sugary treat that was founded ninety-nine years ago by Archibald Query.

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