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Dancing in the streets of Cambridge, saying cheese in Maine, extending the summer in Bermuda

Discover Maine’s best cheese products and meet the creators when the annual Maine Cheese Festival returns to Manson Park on Pittsfield’s Sebastic River.Handout

Yes, cheese!

Discover Maine’s best cheese products and meet the creators when the annual Maine Cheese Festival returns to Manson Park on Pittsfield’s Sebastic River. The largest gathering of cheesemakers in the state, the festival is an opportunity to learn about different main cheeses made from cow, goat, buffalo and sheep milk. Book your ticket in advance (tickets are not available at the gate). Two 3-hour sessions will feature a wide range of cheese makers and select products from local artisans. Both sessions, sponsored by the Maine Cheese Guild, begin at 11am and 3pm and feature live music on the main stage and beer and wine garden, vendor booths, food trucks and educational sessions on topics such as homemade ricotta cheese making. will be split. , pairings such as cheese and condiments. September 11th. Tickets start at $27. www.maincheesefestival.org

Labor Day may traditionally mark the end of summer, but those sad to say goodbye to the season may want to take advantage of Bermuda’s Endless Summer promotion. Handout

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Extend Summer With Big Bermuda Savings

Labor Day may traditionally mark the end of summer, but those sad to say goodbye to the season may want to take advantage of Bermuda’s Endless Summer promotion. With a direct flight from Boston in about two hours, it’s easy to enjoy Bermuda’s pink sand beaches, unique cultural experiences, and luxury hotels and resorts. It’s easy to book an affordable stay in Bermuda with this special promotion. Save up to 50% on the island’s finest hotels by simply booking with one of our 10 participating partners by October 31st. Suitable for stays from 6th September to 31st March. Book each deal, including a range of value-added attractions, from each hotel’s link on the tourism website. Rates range from $145 per night at Grotto Bay Beach Resort to $980 per night at Rosewood Bermuda. www.gotobermuda.com/promotion/bermuda-endless-summer-promotion

chicago stirs it up

Calling all food, wine and spirits lovers! His four-day festival of food, cocktails, music, and more, Chicago Gourmet will be on the Harris Theater Rooftop in Millennium Park (September 22-25) in a series of vibrant shows featuring talent from Chicago and around the world. Introduce the event. The delicious line-up includes tacos and tequila hosted by Chef Rick Bayless. Somme session by master sommelier. A hamburger hop where top chefs compete for the right to boast of “top burgers”. Late Night Gourmet, the official after-hamburger party featuring late-night snacks, signature cocktails, music and dancing. Grand Crus showcase fine wines, craft spirits and haute cuisine. This year’s new event, Prost! In the Park! is a gourmet Oktoberfest-style beer and spirits extravaganza (Wumper Band, anyone?) featuring beer, snacks and liquor. All events are 21+ with ID required. Tickets start at $60. www.chicagogourmet.org

If you’ve ever juggled hot coffee, snacks, and other airport purchases while waiting to board your flight, this cup caddy might be the latest addition to your travel gadget repertoire.Handout

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luggage travel cup

Sometimes the simplest hacks can turn your travel experience from stressful to smooth. For example, consider the reimot Luggage Travel Cup Caddy. If he’s ever juggled coffee, snacks, and other airport purchases while waiting to board his flight, this might be the newest item to add to your travel gadget repertoire. Dual cup holders with elastic pockets attach between the poles of the roll-on luggage handle and are held in place with a strong Velcro closure. The back pocket can hold your boarding pass, phone, glasses and other small items. When not in use, it can be folded and stored compactly. Available in 7 colors and designs, including leopard and camo patterns. $14.99. www.riemot.com/products/riemot-luggage-travel-cup-holder-hands-free-drinks-caddy-perfect-gifts-for-frequent-travelersgray

Camping dinners and beachside picnics are easy to prepare with Hydro Flask’s new Outdoor Kitchen Cut and Serve Platter.Handout

Two-in-one item for the outdoor kitchen

Camping dinners and beachside picnics are easy to prepare with Hydro Flask’s new Outdoor Kitchen Cut and Serve Platter. Designed for both outdoor meal preparation and serving, the lightweight, durable cutting board stores inside a professional-grade stainless steel platter for compact portability. Remove the board from the platter with a convenient thumbhole. Grooves along the edge of the cutting board catch juices as you cut and serve. You can choose from 3 colors. Dishwasher safe. $49.95. www.hydroflask.com/cut-and-serve-platter?color=olive


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