Sturbridge, MA Real Estate News

By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
New Year's Events in Sturbridge and Surrounding Towns End 2009 with a flourish!  There are plenty of ways to celebrate in Sturbridge and other towns along the South-Central section of Massachusetts.  Consider the following events: Sturbridge Scottish New Year at The Copper Stallioncopperstallion.com538 Main Street10 pm - 1 amScottish food and Gaelic music - how much more fun can it get? Old Sturbridge Villagewww.osv.org9:30 am - 4 pm  Dec 31 to Jan 3Fun for the entire family - candle dipping, ice skating, sledding, sleigh rides Stageloft Repertory Theater presents H.G. Wells's "The Time Machine"Live old-time radio drama on stageBenefits the St. Vincent de Paul Food PantryShows at 6 pm and 8 pm Webster Indian Ranch New Year's Evewww.indianranch.com200 Gore RoadDine and dance your way in...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
The Bird Store And More is a bird and nature store in Sturbridge,MA that was established in 1993.  The Bird Store And More is a family owned and operated business in Central Mass.  They take pride in their customer service and satisfaction.  You can visit their store located at 4 Cedar Street in Sturbridge or make your purchases virtually on their website - www.thebirdstoreandmore.com The Bird Store And More has a friendly staff ready to help assist you with your dreams of creating a natural wildlife habitat in your own yard.  They are very knowledgeable about their products and will do their best to find what you're looking for.  They love to share stories and creative ideas with their customers.  Make sure to stop by and visit their resident Turtledove and Cockatiel.  The Bird Store ...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Sturbridge Coffee House - Coffee Houses In Sturbridge MA is a great place to enjoy a cup of joe and a bite to eat.  Located at 479 Main Street in Sturbridge, the Sturbridge Coffee House serves breakfast, lunch and specialty coffees.  Yesterday, the Sturbridge Coffee House celebrated their 2nd anniversary.  The Sturbridge Coffee Houseis the only locally owned and invested coffee house in Sturbridge, MA.  To keep up to date with events, job openings and specials, join them on Facebook.  They often feature live music and children's entertainment.  Right now they are generously stepping up to help the community by collecting 21 gifts for local foster children.  Be sure to stop by and see if you can offer anything to help.  Pia does a wonderful job interacting on her Facebook page and keeps ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Get Your Holiday Goodies at Sturbridge Candy and Gift Shoppe - Sturbridge, MA As the holiday shopping season nears its end, you are probably looking for stocking stuffers and last minute gifts.  If so, be sure to stop in at Sturbridge Candy and Gift Shoppe. Located at 500 Main Street (Route 20) in the Boardwalk Plaza, Sturbridge Candy and Gift Shoppe offers a wonderful variety of sweets and treats.  Start with their case chocolates.  Fudge, cordials, truffles, bark, caramels - you can create a custom box of chocolates to take to your sweetheart.  Or you may want to opt for one of their already-wrapped boxes.  Either way, these chocolates will outdo any grocery store chocolates. Also available are pre-wrapped holiday miniatures like chocolate Santas, ribbon candy, and festive petit fours...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Rovezzi's Ristorante - Italian Restaurants in Sturbridge MA is a great place to enjoy casual fine dining.  One of my absolute favorite local restaurants, Rovezzi's Ristorante is a great mix of great food and nice atmosphere.  It is located on the corners of Route 20 and Route 148 in Sturbridge. I had the pleasure of meeting owner and chef Christopher Rovezzi and he was very kind and accomodating.  Feel free to join his fan page here to keep up to date with all of their specials and events.  Chris is a down to earth guy that can cook!  What's not to like?  Some of my favorite dishes to order at Rovezzi's Ristorante are the Parmigianno, the Filetto di Manzo and the Vitello Limone.  To view their menu online, click here.  Dress attire is casual and reservations are highly recommended on ni...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
 JUST SOLD!  FISKE HILL AREA - 52 MCGILPIN ROAD, STURBRIDGE MA (01566) JCKC Realty proudly presents the sale of 52 McGilpin Road in Sturbridge, MA!  This lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in the Fiske Hill area of Sturbridge. Living Area: 2071 SQFTBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2List Price: $299,900Sale Price: $270,000 If you are interested in searching for homes for sale in the Fiske Hill Area or anywhere in Sturbridge, click on the link to start your search now! Congratulations to Rick and Rachel on their new home purchase.  It was a pleasure working with you!
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
A Magical Evening at Old Sturbridge Village's 12 Nights of Christmas - Sturbridge, MA STURBRIDGE, MA -  Old Sturbridge Village is holding a wonderful holiday event this year:  The 12 Nights of Christmas.  On selected evenings (see below) the Village will be open during evening hours only while it presents its candlelight Christmas in the style of early Colonial days. My family and I ventured to Old Sturbridge Village a few nights ago and had a thoroughly delightful time.  Seventeen of the buildings around the Village's town common were open for evening events.  The wind was cold and brisk, which made lingering outdoors very limited and enhanced the charm of the fire-warmed homes and businesses. Some of the offerings that we enjoyed included: - Burgess Elementary School Band holiday perf...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
If You Like Gingerbread Houses, You'll Love This One at the Publick House - Sturbridge, MA The Publick House Inn in Sturbridge, MA, is always decorated for the season.  Right now, the historic inn and restaurant gleams with twinkly lights and holiday decor.  Below is a photograph of the Gingerbread House that stands at the landing of the Publick House.  This Gingerbread House is well over five feet tall.  It has a first and second level, occupied by caroling figurines.  The house is decorated in the style of Colonial times.  Stop by and see it if you are in Sturbridge. 
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Snow and Lights on Tannery Road - Tall Pines - Sturbridge, MA Winter made a stunning entrance on Tannery Road in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in early December 2009.  One of the remarkable features of this neighborhood is the row of street lights that line the road.  The lamps are hand-made by a local tinsmith, and when night falls and the lights come up, Tannery Road is transformed.  Add the lighted garland that the residents hang for the holiday season each year, and you have the prettiest street in Sturbridge. These photograhs were taken on an early morning, as the sun rose, the moon took a bow, and before the street lights turned off for the day.  You can see why this neighborhood is called the Tall Pines. Text and photos copyright Kathryn Acciari 2009  
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Sturbridge, MA - RE/MAX Agents Give to Needy Kids On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, agents from the RE/MAX Professional Associates offices of Sturbridge, Charlton, and Spencer gathered to spend the morning in a flurry of holiday wrapping.  The agents assembled bundles of hats, mittens, gloves, and socks to donate to local children in need. Amidst holiday songs and cookies, the RE/MAX agents created over 100 gift packages.  They then disbursed to deliver their gifts to area schools, which will in turn provide needy families with the donated bundles. A happy holiday to all the families of Central Massachusetts! Text and photo copyright 2009 Kathryn Acciari
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Tall Pines - Sturbridge MA is a lovely neighborhood nestled in the Fiskdale area of Sturbridge.  It is lined with newer homes located on Tannery Road.  Tall Pines - Sturbridge MA is close to Tantasqua schools and located in the Western part of Sturbridge.  Unique and quality homes were built in this neighborhood of natural beauty.  The builder of this neighborhood did a fine job preserving the pristine nature of pine trees, oak trees, maple trees, wild berries and more.  Each home has it's own special character and this isn't one of your typical "cookie cutter" neighborhoods.  There is a wonderful view from a lot of these homes up on Tannery Road. If you are looking for a home in or near Tall Pines - Sturbridge MA, contact us today and we will be happy to help you start your search.  St...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
  Earlier today, I visited the site where one of my clients is having a new home built.  The foundation is in, the framing is done, the siding is on, and the plastering was under way.  As I entered the house, my first thought was how wonderfully the construction was moving along. My second thought was, "Ah - that new home smell!" Most folks have an opportunity to know of the new car smell, but very few actually experience the new home smell.  It's a mix of the scents of primarily lumber with top notes of plaster, concrete, plywood, and paint.   And it is truly wonderful. Ah - that new home smell!  
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Crescent Gate Active Adult Community - Sturbridge MA is Sturbridge's premiere choice for adult living.  It is an active 55+ neighborhood with all of the amenities you could possibly need.  There are currently 5 homes offered for sale at Crescent Gate ranging in price from $162,900 to $339,900.  Crescent Gate Active Adult Community - Sturbridge MA is convieniently located right off of Route 20 in the center of town close to shopping and dining.  This neighborhood offers both detached single family style condos and apartment style condos.      Local on-site amenities included at Crescent Gate Active Adult Community are: Fitness room Movie Theater Library Game Room Country Kitchen Fireplaced Community Room Furnished Large Deck for Entertaining If you would like to find out more about homes...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Deck the Doors in Sturbridge, MA   We are already starting to see some fantastic holiday decorating along Main Street, Sturbridge.  And if you have not heard, there is a holiday door decorating contest ongoing. From December 1 to December 20, 2009, businesses and residents along Main Street Sturbridge are invited to participate in the first-ever Deck the Doors contest.  Residents and visitors to Sturbridge are encouraged to vote for their favorite decorated doors.  This includes both Routes 20 and 131. The contest includes two separate awards, one for the best business door and one for the best residential door.  Voting remains open until December 20th, and ballot boxes are located at these businesses: 1) Susan's Secret Garden on Route 20; 2) Bake shop at the Publick House on Route 131;...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Holiday Shopping in Sturbridge, MA - Get the 6.25% Card Do you plan to do some holiday shopping in Sturbridge, MA?  If so, make sure you consider getting a 6.25 card.  The 6.25 card is a shopping exclusive offered by many of Sturbridge's small business owners.  The 6.25 card will save you the sales tax (6.25%) on any purchase made at one of the participating businesses, through December 2010.  The 6.25 card costs $6.25.  Once you have it, you may use it over and over.  You may purchase a 6.25 card at the following shops: Brier Patch Designs541 Main Street/Route 20(508) 347-3091 Sturbridge Scrapping Corner484 Main Street/Route 20(508) 347-3622 Sturbridge Visitor Center380 Main Street/Route 20 For a list of merchants who are participating in this program, go to Merchants of Sturbridge. If...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
The Preserve - Sturbridge MA is one of the higher end neighborhoods in Sturbridge with homes selling for close to their asking prices.  The Preserve - Sturbridge MA currently has 4 homes for sale ranging in price from $379,000 to $449,900.  The Preserve is convieniently located just minutes to the Mass Pike and I-84.  You will love this 65 home neighborhood of exquisite houses and landscapes.  This quality subdivision was built by Noel Homes Inc and owner Frank Noel.  There are 5 roads and abutting conservation land with walking and hiking trails for nature enthusiasts.  If you are interested in finding out more about homes for sale at The Preserve - Sturbridge MA, don't hesitate to contact us.  We will be happy to help you find your next Sturbridge home.  Don't miss out on new listings...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Light the Night with Luminaria - Sturbridge, MA Light the Night and Believe in the Beauty of Community   It is time to celebrate the wonderful community of Sturbridge, MA.  As such, the Tantasqua Jr. High Student Council and Rachel's Challenge are offering luminary kits for sale in an effort to bind the community throughout the holidays.  Purchase a kit, or several, and light your home's walkway throughout the holiday season.  Imagine how beautiful our town will look if each home is lit with luminaries. The luminary kits are $5 per kit and contain supplies to make six luminaries.  Kits may be purchased at McKnuck's, Brier Patch Designs, The Seraph, and Stop and Shop. All proceeds from the sale of the luminary kits benefit the Tantasqua Jr. High Student Council and Rachel's Challenge. Fo...
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By Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner
(Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group)
Sturbridge Woods - Sturbridge MA is one of the area's most premiere neighborhoods.  With grand custom built homes situated on large lots, it is easy to see why this neighborhood is prestigious and sought after.  Sturbridge Woods is located within walking distance to Big Alum Lake on Old Towne Way, an elegantly dressed up street with sidewalks and decorative light posts.  Sturbridge Woods - Sturbridge MA has only had 1 home sale in the past 18 months and there are currently no homes for sale in this neighborhood.  The last home sold to date sold in May 2009 for $375,000 and what a deal for that gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2656 square foot home on a 1 acre lot.  Sturbridge Woodsis located just minutes away from the Tantasqua Junior & Senior High School.  The Tantasqua Regional Union 61 ...
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Rocket Launch in Sturbridge, MA   Excitement at Westville Lake Recreation Area, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  My son, who is working on a merit badge for Boy Scouts, had three successful launches of his pre-built rocket.  The first launch he used a B engine, and the second and third launch he used C engines.  The third launch went so far out of range, the rocket was lost to the lake. We had a great time and plenty of supportive spectators at the park.  It was a fun way to end a beautiful November weekend in New England.
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By Kathryn Acciari, Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator
(Arc Home LLC)
Ask Me About Sturbridge - C'mon, Ask Me! My name is Kathryn Acciari, and I am a resident of Sturbridge, MA.  I'm also a REALTOR and dance instructor here  I meet a lot of people and hear tons of news about what is going on around town. In the past year, it had occurred to me that there really was no central site where residents, and visitors, could go to find out what was happening in Sturbridge.  So I spent a couple of months working through designs and learning how to build a web site.  By mid-2009, AskMeAboutSturbridge.com was up and running. What type of information is on AskMeAboutSturbridge.com?  Here is a sampling: Restaurants - from casual to gourmet, Sturbridge offers a variety of dining options Recreation - Sturbridge's natural landscape provides many opportunities for outdoor...
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