Noah’s Place Playground

received_2096830007197076.jpegWelllllll, what do we have here?

 

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It”s Noah’s Place playground, which just opened up on Pope’s Island in New Bedford

 

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It is designed to serve the needs of children who might not be able to use other playgrounds around town.

 

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It may be the only fully inclusive playground in Southeastern Massachusetts.

 

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Noah Fernandes was the inspiration for the park. Noah had mitochondrial disease, but that didn’t stop him from getting to the playground when he could. Not all playgrounds were suited for children with special needs, but thanks to the Team Noah Foundation, there is now a fully inclusive playground in Southeastern Massachusetts.

 

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I don’t even know what that is, but I know that I want to play with it. I’m 49, by the way… going on 7.

 

 

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Mayor Mitchell says that he has never seen a project where the groundbreaking was so close to the ribbon cutting. They got this sucker up-n-open in less than a year.

 

 

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I thought they were trying to go with New Bedford High School’s colors, but New Bedford High School is red and white. Blue and yellow looks better for a playground.

 

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The playground is on 102 Pope’s Island Road on the New Bedford/Fairhaven border.

 

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It is up and running, just in time for summer.

 

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There is a nice view of Fairhaven Harbor, available to True Swingers.

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See?

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Big ups to the sponsors…

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Hope to see you there!

 

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Dashing Through The Snow

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Our coverage area finally got some snow worthy of a camera drive. 
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It was no blizzard, just an inch or two…
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We drove around quite a bit… the seagull picture is from New Bedford, the frozen cranberry bog is in Buzzards Bay, the Christmas Tree Shoppe is in Sagamore…
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… and the Yuletide Yeti is in southern Plymouth. He knows if you’ve been naughty or nice.
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Kid Transporting in New Beddy…
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Duxbury didn’t have as much snow as the southern towns did, but they had more effeminate elves.
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This is just outside Syracuse, NY, but why waste a good picture?
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Bourne, facing Wareham.
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The plows hadn’t made it into the Ponds Of Plymouth 7 hours after the snow started.
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Fairhaven enjoyed a speedy commute.
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Kingston’s snow slowed mall traffic considerably.
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Turkeys who survive Thanksgiving tend to be a bit cocky in December.
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Nothing like a partially-plowed road heading downhill into an ocean, eh?

Hurricane Force Winds Lash Massachusetts

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A powerful windstorm blew through Massachusetts last night. It brought soaking rain and powerful gusts. Damage was reported all across the state.
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Much love to Sara Audette for the beached boat photos. 4 boats washed ashore in Mattapoisett, and reports of 9 washing ashore in Padanaram are coming in. You want to get the boat out of the water before nor’easter season, kids…
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I hope no one was in that port-a-potty when it tipped over… OK, I’m lying, I hope someone was in it.
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It would have been a better picture if the tree were in the road, but I pulled it out of harm’s way before clicking. There was some old lady afraid to drive around it. Fairhaven, btw…
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Winds were astounding. Mashpee had an 82 MPH gust. Fairhaven, pictured here, got 76 MPH. Plymouth recorded 68 MPH, Taunton reported 67 MPH, Barnstable and Bourne had 62 MPH, New Bedford got 56 MPH and Marshfield reported 52 MPH.
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Power was out all over the region, including Fairhaven, where a power line was down off of Route 6.

Fairhaven, town hall and Fort Phoenix beach, above and below…

 

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Surf Check, South Coast, 10/25/17

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There was a strong southerly wind, so we decided to go to the beach and see what’s what with the surf. We started off in Westport, at Horseneck Beach (seen below)

 

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We also went to Fairhaven, but Fairhaven compared to Westport is a pretty good lesson on how much surf Martha’s Vineyard blocks. You can check Sconticut Neck Beach in the video below.