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The Wearin' of the Green!

There are some great local places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

So, we have sprung forward, the snow has significantly melted and Thursday is Saint Patrick's Day. Could it mean that winter is all but over? Yes! What better way to celebrate spring than to honor the patron saint of Ireland? (Irish ancestry is not required.)

Whether you love Guinness (straight up, brown and foamy or with green color added), prefer a different beer or just want Irish food, Marlborough has some great options.

 has made March 17 the biggest party day of the year since they opened in 1981. You can find corned beef and cabbage, English fish and chips, burgers, Irish lamb stew and soda bread. Do you feel like eating at home? Well, all of Kennedy's menu items are available for takeout in Kennedy's Market. Take it hot or cold for heating up at home!

is featuring Corned Beef and Cabbage for $7.99 Wednesday and Thursday. Sit at the bar and enjoy your choice of televisions to catch the Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers at 7:30pm or catch the Boston Bruins vs. Nashville Predators at 8:00pm.

Go all out and visit www.faceofffanatics.com and get Boston Bruins St. Patty's Day apparel! You will most likely have to wait to sport it until after the official holiday, however, given the current lateness of the date and shipping time.

If you still feel "buanfasach” or resilient in the native Irish language, there are some St. Paddy's events going on this weekend if you don't mind driving to Holyoke or Boston. If you do, I wish it to be a “soft old day” (an Irish expression used to avoid any talk of bad weather, even if there was!). 

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