The Tug Toner

Here is something to help you work off those extra pounds from your Thanksgiving dinner.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2014, Lake House

Thanksgiving 2014 on Lake Winnipesaukee

Sergio and I have returned to spend Thanksgiving Day at my parent’s house on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Fortunately, the weather is more mild than last year when we visited.  While I’m very happy to share that the forecast is mostly sunny with temperatures in the low to mid 50s, last year’s surprise snowstorm in northern New England was unbelievably picturesque so I thought I’d share one of the photos Sergio snapped of me walking back to the house with his phone.

I also wanted to use this opportunity to wish any who may stop by to read my blog today a very happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving humor

Thanksgiving Humor

Think of this as the Pilgrim’s version of sexting.

Happy Thanksgiving

Rio de Janeiro BrazilAccording to AAA nearly 50 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this weekend to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.  Sergio and I will have already left Boston and driven up to northern New England.  Our early start was intentional to avoid the expected traffic that comes with the holiday.  Whatever you are doing or however you may be spending the Thanksgiving holiday I hope your travels are smooth.

Massive mixed use project for Government Center

Source: Pelli Clarke Pelli CBT Architects

Source: Pelli Clarke Pelli CBT Architects

Last week The Boston Globe wrote (once again) about a huge mixed use project in Government Center that would add to Boston’s skyline and significantly change the make up of the Government Center / West End neighborhoods.  The project proposed  by HYM Investment Group (shown above) would replace the existing Government Center parking garage (shown below) with two towers; a 45-story apartment tower and a 43-story office tower. The two towers are part of a larger, 2.4-million-square-foot development that was first proposed back in 2011 but is finally expected to start next year.

Photo by David L Ryan, Globe Staff

Photo by David L Ryan, Globe Staff

According to The Globe, the new apartment tower will feature a mix of studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom units and will offer a lineup of amenities including a swimming pool, sun deck, yoga studio and gym on the 9th floor, while the 31st floor “will offer leisure spaces for residents with a multi-purpose room, library, and roof deck.”  According to the BRA website, the project will include 800+ residential units, a 196-room hotel, 82,500 square feet of retail space, while preserving the nearly 1,200 parking spaces from the garage.

You can read more about The Boston Globe story here.
You can read more about the project on the BRA website here.

Caption this photo

humorEach Wednesday morning I post a photograph and ask readers to offer a funny caption.  This week I have a thanksgiving themed image to share.  I’ll get you started with a possible caption that hopefully inspires you to share a few of your own in the comments section below.

Sally’s photo 

Las Ventas and Stella Cafe in South End close

South End Las Ventas and Stella CafeLas Ventas, a Spanish deli located at 700 Harrison Avenue, and Stella Cafe, a breakfast and luncheon cafe located next to Stella Restaurant & Bar at 1525 Washington Street have both closed.  Las Ventas closed earlier this month and according to their website the space will be remodeled for private dining and function space for Estragon. Stella Cafe closed last week but there has been no word on what will become of the space.