Groundwork to Health?s Monica Peters, a health coach and licensed massage therapist, believes that blending nutrition and physical activity with reduced stress and healthier personal relationships can lead to a fulfilling lifestyle. Her holistic approach looks at all areas of a client?s life, such as career, spirituality, and home life, and integrates practical, energetic activities and healthy food choices so you don?t have to raid a pet rabbit?s cage for sustenance. As one of her cornerstone treatments, she offers a comprehensive six-month program tailored every step of the way to help her clients develop well-rounded routines.
One of the largest conservation organizations in New England, Mass Audubon cares for 34,000 acres of natural land in a network of more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries across the state. Its members receive free admission to these pacific preserves, where, alongside more than 150 endangered or threatened native species, they can breathe in Mother Nature’s perfume or have a good cry on her mossy bosom. During bird-migration season, alert gazes can capture some 300 species of sky surfer at Allens Pond on the South Coast, and visitors to Lincoln’s Drumlin Farm can re-enact Charlotte's Web with a motley band of sheep, cows, goats, and pigs.
The Treehouse Foundation’s Suitcase Project aims to ensure that children transition into the foster system with dignity by providing them with suitcases and duffle bags for carrying their clothes and other items. The organization has set a short-term goal of providing suitcases to all of the children living in foster care in Massachusetts as an important step in their mission to more fully engage citizens in supporting youngsters in the system.
Founded in 1928, Carr Hardware stocks more than 50,000 items that can aid in everything from DIY home-construction projects and lawn maintenance to automotive and party supplies. Shake down low-life weeds for lunch money with Roundup Pump 'N Go Weed & Grass Killer ($16.99), or surround them with positive role models by purchasing the 3.75-pound container of EZ Seed, a life-affirming combination of mulch, seed, and fertilizer ($13.99). Black or tan stack chairs ergonomically assist in lemonade consumption ($18 each), and children can wield 24-inch lawn-and-leaf rakes ($6.99) and glow LED flashlights ($3.99–$6.99) during lawn-raking raves. The 18-inch bamboo grill brush cleans cooking grates with dazzling fortitude and is amply suited to futuristic application as a robot loofah ($6.99).
As early as 1921, Horrigan Cleaners established a reputation for restoring sullied shirts and pantsuits to store-fresh conditions; nearly a century later, the skilled technicians continue to purge dirt and stains from delicate clothing. Garments of all shapes and sizes pose little challenge to the cleaning staff, who can also handle household textiles such as comforters, area rugs, and quilts made from tea cozies. The team traverses to homes to clean carpeting and upholstery and protects the environment as well as wardrobes with green and organic cleaning solutions.
Package To Go's festive gift-assemblers make it easy to deliver edible affection to faraway students and loved ones. Owner Lynn Daniels began assembling care packages for her daughter and friends while they were attending an independent school. Her daughter adored the comfort in each parcel, but Lynn soon realized that many families didn’t have stay-at-home parents with time to craft such packages. She founded Package to Go to make it easy for families to send neatly arranged gift bundles to their own studious progeny. The service gradually expanded to include suitable options for any loved one. Now, Package To Go bundles goodies for anything from upcoming holidays and birthdays to treats for finals and student athletes.