City of New Bedford Receives Recognition at White House!

In mid-September, Kim Ferreira represented the City of New Bedford at the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Celebratory Event at the White House. The City was recognized as only one of 58 other communities across the country for achieving Gold Medal status in all five of the program’s areas, which […] Read more »

The New Bedford Farmers Market is Here!

On June 15 the New Bedford Farmers Market officially opened! Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the summer, into late October, a number of local farmers and vendors will be at three locations throughout New Bedford, selling their locally grown/made produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, flowers, jams, jellies, and more!  Changes to […] Read more »

South Coast Bikeway Hosts 5th Annual Summit

On March 26th the South Coast Bikeway Alliance held its 5th Annual Bike Summit at White’s of Westport. The room was full of residents from Wareham to Swansea who attended to show their enthusiasm and support for the growing bicycle culture in Southcoast Massachusetts. Longtime advocate and House Chair of the […] Read more »

Join Us For Free Cooking Demonstrations!

Last year, in partnership with UMass Extension’s SNAP-ED program, we held cooking demonstrations at two of our Healthy Markets, and plan to hold several more in 2015. We hosted one at DeMello’s Produce Market and one at Amaral’s Market, this past fall, where Allison Miller, a dietitian from SNAP-ED cooked up […] Read more »

163 New Bike Racks Installed Throughout New Bedford

Over the past month, the city’s Department of Public Infrastructure (DPI) installed 163 new bike racks throughout the city’s schools and parks. The city received a $20,000 grant from the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) to install these bike racks, giving cyclists more opportunity to ride their […] Read more »

Local Schools Celebrate International Walk to School Day!

Although the morning of October 8th was rainy, dozens of children, their parents, and teachers still walked to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Many schools participated, including Hathaway (our highlighted school this year), Kempton, Parker, Renaissance, Betsy B. Winslow, and Roosevelt – children exercised in groups beforehand […] Read more »