MVM_Cover_MarApril14_homeMarch/April 2014:
In homes early March, on newsstands mid-March.
- UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism and Security Studies.
- Sumer Camp Guide: Sports and activities for the kids.
- Coffee Spots: Sample the goods at six Valley java joints.
- Style File: Dressing WBZ’s Danielle Niles. >>
- Travel Advisory: The Chanler at Cliff Walk. >>
- Matters of Life & Beth: Get Your Freak On. >>
- Community Spotlight: It’s a Girl Thing. >>
- Wine Notes: Liquid Learning through Wine Tastings. >>
- From the Kitchen: Hilltop; The Very Top. >>
- Special Section: Health & Wellness.
- Healthy Made-Ahead Meals: Healthy Chicken Recipe. >>
- Genetically Modified Organisms in Your Food.
- Aromatherapy, alternative therapies and palliative care, >>
- Plus our regular local features, Happenings. Dining Guide, Arts and Community Calendars.


Spring Home 2014:
In Homes early April, on newsstands mid-April:
- Cover story: How one bold couple made their “Old World-” inspired dream home into a modern day reality.
- Decorating Trends: The ‘Natural’ Home Decor Trends Sprouting Up this Spring. >>
- New Hampshire Furniture Masters.
- Entertaining Essentials: Throwing the Perfect Party. >>
- Work Out at Home and LIKE it in Your Home Gym.
- Kitchen Essentials: Become a Grilling Superstar. >>
- Wood Refinishing That’s Quick, Easy and Affordable.
- Gardening Essentials: Container Gardening 101. >>
- Inside The Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell.
- Decorating with Vintage Weathervanes.
- Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard.
- Plus, Unique Items for Your Home, Real Estate Statistics, Town Profiles and more…

NE_Weathervane_HammerRecovering a Vane Art ( Video ): Lee Webber, owner of The New England Weathervane Shop in Seabrook, N.H., demonstrates how a copper weathervane is formed by hand. Read Suzanne DeWitt’s ‘Recovering a Vane Art’ in the Spring edition of Merrimack Valley Home, and watch the video here. >>


2014 Merrimack Valley Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards: Voting is now open for the 2014 Merrimack Valley Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards. We don’t pick the winners – YOU DO! Vote for your favorite local businesses in the categories of: Home and Garden, Good Eats, Pampering, Shopping and Guilty Pleasures. Cast your vote here. >>

MUsic_City_MVM_HomeMusic Profile – From the Merrimack Valley to Music City: Local music lovers might not connect the Merrimack Valley with country music. But Jillian Cardarelli of Haverhill and Tom Dixon of Pelham, N.H. are proof that country charm and likability aren’t confined to the South or Midwest. Read ‘Music Profile’ here. >>

Danielle_Main_HomeStyle File – Dressing WBZ TV’s Danielle Niles: Getting dressed in the morning can be challenging for most women, but WBZ-TV’s AccuWeather Meteorologist Danielle Niles has her wardrobe down to a “science.” She looks fabulous no matter what the weather has to offer. Read the latest edition of ‘Style File’. >>

Pot_Roasted_Chicken_HomeHealth & Wellness: Fresh, flavorful food made fast at home is the new American dream. Like any dream, the first step is believing (without the drive-through window). You can make healthy swap-outs, but will benefit more from some simple planning and preparing at home. Get our recipe for Pot-roasted Chicken with Garlic, Wine and Roots here. >>

Girls_Inc_HomeCommunity Spotlight – It’s a Girl Thing: Growing up girl in the age of digital media isn’t always easy. Girls Inc., known as Girls Clubs of America Inc. until 1990, is a national nonprofit organization that’s been in the business of encouraging girls to be “strong, smart and bold” since 1864. Read ‘Community Spotlight’ here. >>

Red_n_White_Wines_HomeWine Notes – Liquid Learning: How many times have you walked into a well-stocked wine store and found yourself overwhelmed? The only way to become familiar with what is good, and what you personally prefer, is to taste a number of varieties. Tastings are common at good wine stores, and often they are free events. Read ‘Wine Notes’ here. >>

Chanler_Bedroom_HomeTravel Advisory: Often called “America’s First Resort,” Newport, R.I., is considered by many to be the crown jewel of seaside vacation spots in New England. The Chanler is located on the Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile long public walkway high above the ocean, near Newport’s bustling downtown. Read the new edition of ‘Travel Advisory’. >>


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 portraits@mvmag.net. Please include name, location where photo was shot, eMail address and phone  View our Facebook album of past portraits. >

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