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Detail of a neon ice cream cone at Frosty Freeze

Super sundaes

Okay maybe it’s a stretch to use the Super Bowl as inspiration for a post about neon ice cream signs, but I have Patriots fever. So please indulge me. My research for New England Neon (forthcoming from Arcadia Publishing) introduced me to some sweet ice cream spots across the region.  Here are a few of their stories.   As […]

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Close up of Skee-Ball sign at Old Orchard Beach

From Burlington to Provincetown: Capturing New England Neon

I did it. Six road trips, countless day excursions, and thousands of miles by car, bus, train, ferry, and Uber. I finished documenting the best and the (not always) brightest neon signs across New England.  But I’m burying the lede: I’m writing a book to be called New England Neon for Arcadia Publishing. It will be […]

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photo of orange dino

Edge of extinction

I like dinosaurs. A lot. Years ago I went digging for Plateosaurus fossils in Switzerland and, upon my return, I hosted a dino-fest for my enthusiastic but bewildered friends. So imagine my disappointment when I learned that the Route 1 Miniature Golf and Batting Cages in Saugus was sold and the fate of its well-known […]

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