In homes early November, on newsstands mid-November.
- Our Annual Holiday Arts Guide. >>
- Local Restauranteurs Share Traditional Family Recipes.
- Style File: Breaking Black. >>
- Valleywood: “Where should I go with ‘Valleywood’?” >>
- Travel Advisory: Stonehedge Inn & Spa. >>
- Northern Exposure: Alaskan Explorer C.B. Bernard.
- Women on Ice: The World of Women’s Hockey.
- Nano Nautical: Miniature Ship Building.
- The Free Verse Poetry Movement.
- On Stage: Local Community Theaters.
- Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gift ideas from local merchants.
- Gourmet Olive Oils & Vinegars.
- Scott Plath Does as the Romans Do… >>
- Plus our regular local features, Happenings. Dining Guide, Arts and Community Calendars.
Fall 2013 Home issue:
In homes early October, on newsstands mid-October.
- Cover Feature: The transformation of a historic downtown Lowell building into a cozy residence. Bonus video >>
- MV Real Estate: The Market is Back, and so are the House Flippers on A&E. >>
- Decorating Trends: Wallpaper is one of the hottest trends in home decor these days. >>
- Gardening: Plant those spring bulbs NOW! >>
- The North Andover Kitchen Tour.
- Housing options for seniors.
- Meet the Merrimack Valley Pawn Stars.
- Amesbury’s Point Shore Home Tour.
- The peaceful world of feng shui design.
- Customized cabinetry from Michael James Design.
- Plus unique items for your home, real estate stats, town profiles and more.
HOLIDAY THINGS THAT MATTER: Most Americans observe Thanksgiving. Some of us also celebrate the Islamic New Year, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa. To fully appreciate what these holidays are all about, Merrimack Valley residents can enjoy regional events and activities that are festive and fun, and also raise money for worthy causes. Read now. >>
Style File – Breaking Black: Women love to wear black. Let’s face it, it’s all those wonderful “S” words: slimming, sexy, sophisticated, and safe. However, a closet full of black clothes can get boring and predictable, and can easily draw you into a style rut. MVM Style Editor Susan Kanoff debunks the myth. >>
Travel Advisory: Located on 36 acres across from the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, the Stonehedge Inn & Spa is known for its fine-dining. What most don’t know is that it’s also a fantastic place for a romantic night or weekend, without having to battle traffic or worry about being too far from the kids.. Read “Travel Advisory” here. >>
Holiday Arts Guide: It’s that time of year: the return of music, theater and art that makes the holiday season special. Read on to find holiday listings for the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Rogers Center for the Arts, Verizon Wireless Arena and the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, as well as numerous small theaters and galleries. Click here. >>
Valleywood: When Valleywooders didn’t flock to Haverhill to check out Denzel Washington, who was there recently shooting “The Equalizer,” it was evidence to me that we may have reached a comfortable plateau with celebrity. In a recent sit-down with Merrimack Valley Magazine’s head honchos, I asked, “Where should I go with ‘Valleywood’?” >>
Crowd Pleasers: We asked a group of local restaurant owners and chefs about the appetizers that grace their holiday tables. Their responses range from elaborate to easy, and from lobster risotto corn cakes to shrimp and cucumber dip. No matter the origin of the recipes, they all share a common ingredient: deliciousness. >>
Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continually operating boat shop in the U.S. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Wooden dories and skiffs have been built by hand since 1793, and it’s where the fishing dory was invented. It also teaches young people about history, construction AND math. >>
Remembering Robert Goulet: When Robert Goulet died in October of 2008, many in the Merrimack Valley felt a touch of sadness and nostalgia for a hometown boy who was every bit as beloved as any of cultural icon. Perhaps this was because all of us—regardless of our age—could draw upon some memory of a time Goulet put a smile on our face. >>
Master Boat Builder: Rob Napier’s workshop – a converted garage behind his house in Newburyport – has served as shipyard and dry dock to fleets of Lilliputian vessels. While the space houses conventional tools, there is also an elfin lathe for turning small brass cannon, and a matchbox-sized table saw with a blade about the size of a bottle cap. Read now. >>
The readers have spoken! We’re proud to present the results of our second annual Merrimack Valley Magazine Award voting – YOUR picks for the best in the Valley. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and congratulations to all the winners. Click here to see the 2013 MVMA results. >>
ARCHIVES – Portrait of the Valley: Readers are invited to submit original artwork or photographs featuring a person, place or thing in the Merrimack Valley for publication in each issue. eMail submissions to email@example.com. Please include name, location where photo was shot, eMail address and phone View our Facebook album of past portraits. >