Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 12/12/2018

Blink! Light and Sound Show – November 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Blink!, the world-famous light and sound show, will return to deck the halls this holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Blink! features the signature holiday tree at Marketplace Center joined by other trees and lights throughout the property. This year’s Blink! show features six holiday favorites. Performances run from 4:30 – 10 pm daily through January 1, 2019.

Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 12/11/2018



The first outdoor rink to host this unique all-ages entertainment. Imagine sitting in the bumper car moving forwards, backward and sideways with a full 360-degree turn radius bumping opponents out of your way! 

Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 12/11/2018

The kids are gone and your home that once always felt full to the brim might begin to feel like too much for just the two of you. Which also means it’s the perfect time to buy just the kind of home you always dreamed of having. And let’s be honest, this isn’t always the home young couples need to raise their growing family.

Open the next chapter of your life by, quite literally, opening a new door.

One of the most important factors to consider when house hunting is whether to stay within your existing community. Many couples are excited to not be tied to one place and have the ability to move to somewhere much warmer or scenic. However, it’s important to consider a few factors that some couples find they wish they had when they first started house hunting for homes across the country.

One of the biggest factors to consider is your family and friends. Moving across country can mean seeing them a lot less. And even though we now have video call technology there’s no replacement for that one on one interaction you get when they’re just a drive around the corner.

Instead of jumping in feet first, consider vacationing in the location(s) you are considering for a week or two at a time. Get to know the surrounding community while you are there. What types of people are in the area and can you see yourself easily becoming one of the group? Visit the restaurants, coffee shops, library and community center to see where people gather and if they are “your” people. If you have a hobby or are looking to take one on look into what sort of activities are in the area. Look for sewing/knitting circles, cooking classes, speaking events, and/or hobby shops in the area.

You might just find that the area is best for visiting time to time and not a place you’d like to grow roots. However, you do find you love the location look into the different travel options and what pricing will look like throughout the year. Especially around the holidays. You don’t want to find out after the fact that you need to drive to a train station two hours away just to get on a train or pay an arm and a leg for a plane ride.

One last thing to consider is planning for your budget both now and in the future. Retirement has a lot of perks but cash flow can get tricky when it comes to big-ticket items. Look for homes that you can pay as much of the total as possible up front. Having small, or no, mortgage payments will ensure you are well within your means. If this is a home you plan to live in for a very long time you’ll want to make sure that all expenses can be covered by one of you if anything should happen to the other’s income source.   

Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 12/10/2018

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Polar Express

Bring Chris Van Allsburg’s timeless classic to life with a train ride to the North Pole at one of these stations!

* Cape Cod Central Railroad’s The Polar Express, Nov. 23 – Dec. 23, Buzzards Bay Depot, 70 Main St., Buzzards Bay. All Aboard! The Polar Express Train Ride comes to life this holiday season as the Cape Cod Central Railroad rolls out of the Buzzards Bay station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars! $35 and up.

* Edaville Express: Where’s Santa?, Wednesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 24 – Dec. 24, 5 or 6pm, Edaville USA, 5 Pine St., Carver. Hlp Mrs. Claus and the elves search for Santa on a 45-minute interactive train adventure, featuring milk & cookies, singing and a special gift. $47; children under age 2, $18. 508-866-8190;

The Immaculate Conception School’s North Pole Express, Dec. 1, varying times. Newburyport Commuter Rail Station, Newburyport. This experience includes a wonderful train ride, a sea of elves, a reading of Twas The Night Before Christmas and of course, Santa himself.

* The Tinseliner, November 23-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16. Adams, MA. This holiday season, dress up in your best 1950’s travel clothes and climb aboard the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum’s exclusive Tinseliner for a trip back to the era of black & white television, Lionel Trains, Bing Crosby, “glow bright” frosted color Christmas lights, silver trees and colorful tinsel!  Featuring a scheduled visit from the man dressed in red himself, this approximate one-hour experience is appropriate for children of all ages and will evoke the nostalgia and romance of a typical American Christmas during the 1950’s. BSRM’s Tinseliner trains feature a vintage, all stainless steel Budd Rail Diesel Car just like the ones people traveled on for the holidays during the 1950’s. 

Posted by JoAnn M. Drabble on 12/7/2018

This Single-Family in Avon, MA recently sold for $302,500. This Ranch style home was sold by JoAnn M. Drabble - RE/MAX Welcome Home.

65 Malley Avenue, Avon, MA 02322


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Welcome Home! Step inside this immaculate and well-maintained home located in a cheerful neighborhood located minutes to all major highway access routes. This home offers a modern kitchen with dining area and wood laminate flooring open to a bright and inviting living room perfect for entertaining family and friends. It also offers three bedrooms, a modern bath, and a 3-season sunroom leading to a private rear yard! Some of the many features of this wonderful home include a newer Weil-McLain heating system (2013), a newer septic system (2012), new rebuilt front steps (2018), a rebuilt chimney, a new fence installed on right side of property line, newer vinyl windows and lovely bow windows in kitchen and living room, shiny hardwood flooring, and so much more!

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