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Celebrate the Best of Boston with a night of food, drinks, and fun!

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If your idea of an amazing evening involves all you can eat from over 30 Best of Boston® chefs, unlimited beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, and dancing to live entertainment on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, then you cannot miss this summer’s hottest event. Boston magazine’s Best Fest will transform City Hall Plaza into a foodie’s paradise for one evening only in just one week, on Tuesday, July 18.

Each July, Boston magazine releases its coveted Best of Boston® list, a resource of where to eat, drink, and play in the city. In conjunction with this list, they invite the city of Boston to celebrate the winners with them.

Tickets to this anticipated event include unlimited mouthwatering dishes from Best of Boston® winning restaurants, including Blackbird Doughnuts, Deuxave, Neptune Oyster, Trade, and many more. In addition, tickets get you beer, wine, and spirits from SKYY Vodka, Patron, 90+ Cellars, and Mount Gay Rum, not to mention live entertainment, exciting giveaways, and so much more. You might even have the chance to win a free flight with Cape Air.

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This amazing event is only one week away, so get your tickets today at bostonmagazine.com/BestFest!

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Hop on a Cape Air flight, and you can be in Boston enjoying the fun in just minutes! Whether you’re coming from New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, or the Cape & Islands, a Cape Air flight is both fast and convenient with multiple flights daily. Book your ticket today at capeair.com or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR.

 

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina; A True Luxurious Experience

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Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina opened its doors in 2010 and is named after its location; a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.  The hotel is a luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean.  The resort is tucked into a  cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands.  It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two, three, four, and six bedroom villas, Spa, world class restaurants, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina.  Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is the first luxury, private-island resort development to be built in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years.  This fabulous resort has added four new hillside villas to its inventory.  These new private villa estates range from 3,000 to more than 6,000 square feet.  A perfect retreat for small, large and multi-generational families, the villas feature daily housekeeping, transportation service on demand, and exceptional amenities.

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The Spinnaker House, The Drake House, The Shoreline House and The Leeward House take their names from their unique locations, inspiring views and individual personalities.  Each villa features large balconies and terraces, as well as Subzero and Wolf appliances, enclosed rain showers and infinity edged or plunge pools.  The villas are among the most lavish accommodations in the British Virgin Islands.  If you love a secluded serene vacation with your very own exclusive private island villa and all the amenities of a five-star resort, Scrub Island is for you. Living Room.jpg  Villa Bedrooom 1.jpg

Bathroom.jpgKitchen.jpgFor more information on Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina or to make a reservation, call toll free U.S. (888) 678-8912 or visit www.scrubisland.com.

Getting to the BVI’s is easy.   Hop on a flight from any major city in the U.S. to San Juan, then jump on a quick 40 minute Cape Air flight to Tortola and you’ll be there faster than you imagined.  Check out Cape Air’s Tortola schedule with more than 15 daily flights to choose from. Book your flight to Tortola now at www.capeair.com or call 1-800-CAPE-AIR.

 

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Hop Up To Vermont For Killington Wine Festival

Do you love wine, beautiful views, and delicious food creations? Make your way to Killington, Vermont July 14-16 for the 16th annual Killington Wine Festival. Your tastebuds will be delighted by the multitude of fine wines, spirits, and local cuisine, all while taking in the best views Vermont has to offer.

Friday, July 14

The weekend kicks off the with the Estate Tasting. Enjoy a beautiful, scenic gondola ride up to the Peak Lodge, where you will have the chance to meet the vitners, enjoy specialty wines, and light hors d’oeuvres. Following the Estate Tasting, the Killington Wine Trail runs from 6-10pm with many local restaurants offering special food and wine pairings.

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Saturday, July 15

Saturday is the main event! The day begins with Killington Wine Festival’s signature event, the Grand Tasting. At the foot of the mountain enjoy a variety of wines from all over the world, Vermont wines and spirits, and local artisanal cheeses, chocolates, and more. Admission to the Grand Tasting includes tastings, a gondola ride, and a signature tote with a wine glass.

Following the Grand Tasting, grab a lawn chair or a blanket and head to the Killington Resort for free outdoor concerts by local artists. After an afternoon of wine tastings and live music, local restauarants will be hosting wine dinners thoughout the evening, featuring special wine and food pairings.

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Sunday, July 16

The fun doesn’t have to stop just because the weekend is coming to a close! Killington Wine Festival goes out with a bang with the Wine & Nine Golf Outing. Enjoy 9 holes of golf, 9 specialty wines, and a delicious dinner. Not a big golfer? You can purchase a ticket just for the tastings!

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Purchase your tickets at www.killingtonwinefestival.com.

Get There Fast!

Hop on a Cape Air flight from Boston to Rutland, and you’ll be sipping wine in no time. With three flights a day, getting there is convenient for any schedule! Book your flight today by visiting www.capeair.com or calling 1-800-CAPE-AIR.

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Paddlefishing the Yellowstone River Intake

Paddlefishing- An Age Old Tradition

Calling all anglers! Have you had the thrill of hooking and battling a giant paddlefish off the banks of the Yellowstone River? If the answer is no, then you’re missing out! Anglers from across the country flock to places like Glendive, Montana year-after-year for a chance to reel in a monster paddlefish. What is a paddlefish, you may ask? They are ancient species of very cartilaginous fish with smooth skin, an elongated, flat, paddle-shaped rostrum (nose), small eyes, and a large, toothless (except when very young) mouth. They are closely related to sturgeons, and while most species are extinct, Montana is home to one of the few remaining self-sustaining populations. Paddlefish caught in Montana have been recorded weighing up to 150 pounds!

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Cast your rod, and your luck at catching one these prehistoric looking fish on Montana’s Yellowstone River at Intake, an irrigation dam 16 miles east of Glendive. Intake is appealing to the paddlefish, because of the dam’s fast, rough water, which stills the fish during its upstream migration to spawn in the spring. The season opens May 15 and closes June 30, or when the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks determines the 1,000 fish quota is reached. MFWP is estimating that this will be a short harvest season, maybe 8-10 days if anglers are lucky. Several factors play into determining the length of the season: the amount of run off from the mountains, the flow of the river and the results from neighboring North Dakota’s season, which lasted only four days. Anglers tend to come early in the season since there is a quota, and the harvest days are more heavily populated than catch and release days. Of course catching a paddlefish is never a guarantee, but that doesn’t stop anglers from coming back each year. As my dad always says, “you can’t catch a fish if you’re pole isn’t in the water.”

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Yellowstone Caviar

Paddlefish are plankton eaters, and fishermen use special rods and large treble hooks with lead weights to snag the fish, as the fish are not attracted to bait. During harvest days the Glendive Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture offers free cleaning for any paddlefish in exchange for the roe, which is then made into caviar by Yellowstone Caviar. YUM!!! Female paddlefish are prime with the most amount of roe at the age of twenty-five.Proceeds from the caviar sales are used for grants that enhance eastern Montana & the fishery. To purchase Yellowstone Caviar, you can stop by the Glendive Chamber of Commerce at 808 N. Merrill, Glendive, MT, or you can contact the chamber via phone or email and their staff can assist with your order.

Phone: 406-377-5601  Email: yellowstonecaviar@outlook.com

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When and Where

Harvest Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturday

Catch & Release Days:Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays.

Fishing Hours: 6:00 AM  – 9:00 PM
Processing Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM during harvest days at the Intake Fishing Access Site

Download the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks 2017 Paddlefish Regulations Here!

***All paddlefish anglers, regardless of age, must purchase a conservation license, fishing license and paddlefish tag. Get more information on fishing licenses HERE.

Getting to Glendive, MT has never been easier, more affordable or more fun! Hop on a convenient Cape Air flight from Billings and be in Glendive in just an hour.

 

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Calling All Wine Lovers

Does the sound of a popping cork make you giddy? Is one of your favorite pastimes indulging in artistic culinary creations? If you answered yes, then Nantucket Food & Wine Festival is the event for you. For the past 21 years, the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival has become one of the nation’s most highly anticipated and coveted culinary events.

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Thousands of people make their way to the island for a long weekend of delighting their taste buds with world class wines and award winning food. Starting on Wednesday, May 17, enjoy seminars such as a caviar and champagne pairing, rosé brunch, and tastings by top chefs like Michael Scelfo, the Grand Tastings featuring over 600 wines, and various wine dinners.

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Some of the festivities of the weekend include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • The Harbor Gala on Thursday, May 18: The crown jewel of Nantucket Food & Wine Festival, this event features 40 restaurants and over 40 wineries. Come hungry… and thirsty for that matter.
  • The Grand Tastings Sessions on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21: Featuring over 600 wines from over 150 prestigious wineries worldwide, these are the most anticipated and attended events of the weekend.
  • Bubbles and Balance on Thursday, May 18: Get your mind and body balanced before the main festivities with an hour long yoga class followed by bubbles and bites by Champy founder and television personality, Jenny Johnson, local yogi Ieva Aldens, and blACKbook’s Holly Finigan.
  • Bon Voyage! NWF Last Hurrah on Sunday, May 21: Keep the party going for as long as possible with this one final hurrah, featuring beer, spirits, rehydration, and amazing food from coveted chefs Jose Enrique and Linkie Marias.

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To purchase tickets and for a complete schedule of events, visit the festival website: www.nantucketwinefestival.com.

Getting to the fun is easy! Hop on a fast and convenient Cape Air flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, or White Plains, and you’ll be there in minutes. Check out Cape Air’s schedule and book online at www.capeair.com or call 1-800-CAPE-AIR.