Gay Vermont: Rock River Preservation

Source: Frog Meadow B&B

Source: Frog Meadow B&B

With Provincetown, Ogunquit, Newport and the islands it is easy to forget about Vermont as a gay-friendly summer destination where you and someone special or a group of friends can get away and forget about life for a few days.

Gay travelers have been heading to Southern Vermont’s swimming holes at Rock River to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity that comes from spending time in the Green Mountain State.  While there are several gay friendly B&Bs in the area Frog Meadow Country B&B owned by Dave & Scott looks like it might be a fun place to base a trip if you are not into camping.

Sergio and I have put this destination on our list of places to check out since neither of us have visited before.  Have you visited Rock River or Frog Meadow B&B? Please share any tips in the comments section.

Temptation Tuesday

hunk, hot, denimIf I looked this good in denim, I’d walk around in nothing else too.

Past Temptation Tuesday Posts

Median 1-bedroom rentals near MBTA stations

If you rent in Boston, chances are you have a lease that starts on September 1st, which means if you are thinking of moving you probably need to give your notice next week. As you contemplate where you may end up moving, check out this interesting graphic from RentHop.

RentHop has shared the median price of one-bedroom apartments by MBTA subway stop and it also shows how much that one-bedroom rental has either gone up or down over the past year.

Boston apartment, rent

For example, last year renting an apartment in Central Square would have been a cheaper option, but over the past year, rent has jumped 9% near Central Square.

As one might expect, most prices have increased since last year, but some seem to have increased disproportionately.

  • Green Line – Riverside: +$331.25 +22.1%
  • Red Line – Savin Hill: +$258.75 +18.3%
  • Blue Line – Aquarium: +$320 +16.2%
  • Green Line – Boston University: +$250 +13.9%
  • Red Line – Central Square: +$168.75 +9.0%

While it often feels like all the prices in Boston are going up that is not universally true.  Here are some MBTA stops that have seen price drops:

  • Red Line – Mattapan -$268.75 -14.9%
  • Red Line – Butler: -$221.25 -13.4%
  • Orange Line – Community College: -$173.75 -7.8%
  • Green Line – Lechmere: -$150 -6.8%
  • Blue Line – Logan Airport: -$50 -2.9%

You can read more about the research and see a larger image of the MBTA map shown above, here.

Manhunt’s “Boston Blizzard” pool party

Manhunt, Manhunt MansionWith temperatures this past Saturday in the mid 90s, the Boston’s gay softball team pool party at the Manhunt Mansion could not have been better timed. While the Manhunt pool parties have become popular summer fundraisers, this was easily the most crowded I’ve seen.

In spite of the crowd, the pool party may have been the best I can recall attending. The final Manhunt pool party (quite possibly forever since the mansion will possibly go on the market soon) will take place this Saturday with funds raised going to Boston’s gay rugby team, Boston Ironsides. For more details about the pool party visit the event page: Manhunt Pool Party.

Below are a few photos from all the fun this past Saturday. Manhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt MansionManhunt, Manhunt Mansion

What to do this week: July 25 – 31

Kiki Beach on M Street BostonWhat to do this week: July 25th – July 31st

Free Shakespeare on the Common performances run from Tuesday through Sunday near the bandstand on the Boston Common in Boston

The Full Monty is at the Provincetown Theater with shows Monday – Thursday this week at 7:30PM in Provincetown

I Love the 90s Tea Dance starts at 4PM each Monday at Boatslip in Ptown

Cricket Tournament Beantown Soft-Tip Dart League and Cathedral Station host this tournament at 8PM Monday, July 25 in Boston.

Mass BEARZ dinner social at Cathedral Station starts at 7:30PM and continues with a Casual Social from 9-10:30PM Tuesday, July 26 in Boston

Geek Trivia is guaranteed fun and has lots of prizes (trivia starts at 8PM) hosted every Tuesday at Club Cafe in Boston

Karaoke Night starts at 10PM every Tuesday at Jacques in Boston

Soldiers Field StadiumNovember Project: Stair workout at Harvard takes place at the Harvard Stadium from 6:30-7:30AM every Wednesday in Boston

BAGLY Anniversary Party is at The Community Church of Boston from 6-9PM on Wednesday in Boston

Stump Trivia impress your friends with all the trivia you know from 5 – 10PM every Wednesday at Cathedral Station in Boston

Therapy GLOW party 18+ from 11:55PM to 5:00 AM starting on Friday, July 29 in Providence

Kiki at M Street Beach in Southie is every Saturday (just look  for all the speedos) in Boston

Manhunt Mansion Pool Party is hosting their final pool party of the summer to benefit Boston Ironsides gay rugby team Saturday from 2-6PM in Brookline

mainestreet, ogunquitRiptide Fundraiser BBQ is from 4-8PM at Mainestreet to raise money for Beantown Softball League in Ogunquit

Pokemon Go themed So Hot Saturday party has no cover at Peggy O’Neil’s Pub from 10PM – 2AM in Dorchester

South End Open Market and SOWA Open Market return separately in the South End every Sunday from 10am – 4pm in Boston

Back 2 Basics Tea Dance never has a cover and always has great music from 70s 80s & 90s, starting at 5PM no cover every Sunday at Club Cafe in Boston

David Sedaris Live at the Leavitt Fine Art Theater at 7PM on Sunday, July 31 in Ogunquit

Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

BAGLY 36th anniversary party, Wednesday, July 27

BAGLYLater this week BAGLY – Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth – will celebrate their 36th anniversary.

Join them from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27th for complimentary food and cake. There will also be a short video sharing the history of this first of it’s kind gay youth support group and non-profit based here in Boston.

You can find out more about the anniversary celebration from their Facebook event page, BAGLY Anniversary Party!

Riptide fundraiser at Mainestreet in OGT Saturday, July 31

Riptide OGT 2016Are you heading to Ogunquit next Saturday? Help support Riptide when they host their annual fundraiser and BBQ at Mainestreet in Ogunquit on Saturday, July 30th. Proceeds raised will go to their team and be used for equipment purchases and tournaments. All the fun starts at 4PM next Saturday.