In the May/June 2013 issue:
In homes May 6th, on newsstands May 17th.
- What ever happened to the French in the MV?
- Travel Advisory: Take a trip to New Bedford, Mass. >>
- Community Spotlight: El Taller in Lawrence, Mass. >>
- Yo Ho Ho: Tasty craft rum cocktail recipes. >>
- From the Kitchen: Scott Plath on the stress of working in a restaurant kitchen. >>
- SPECIAL SECTION: Innovation
- Out of the Box: Merrimack Valley Sandbox. >>
- Our Irish Past: UMass Lowell’s ongoing archaeological dig at St. Patrick Church in Lowell.
- The transformation of the Spicket River Greenway.
- Lifelike Friends: NECC is using technologically advanced mannequins to train medical students. Watch video. >>
- Plus our regular local features, Happenings, Calendars, Dining Guide and more.
In the Spring 2013 Home issue:
In homes April 1st, on newsstands April 14th.
- On the Cover: A personal tour of Lowell’s historic Jonathan Bowers Round House.
- DIY Coffee: Local experts give tips on how to brew amazing coffee at home. Read online. >>
- Merrimack Valley Real Estate Stats.
- Unique and Fun Items for Your Home.
- Old Meets New: Anne Broyles visits with the North Andover Old House Group. Read online. >>
- Table It: Three local craftsmen build gorgeous customized tables of all shapes and sizes.
- Staging Your Home to Sell.
- Suzanne DeWitt visits the Newburyport home of children’s book author Donna Seim.
- What’s the best way to open that bottle of wine?
- Letting more natural light into your home.
ALMOST LOST: From 1975 until early 1979, Cambodia was under the control of the Communist Party of Kampuchea and its followers, the Khmer Rouge. The regime was responsible for widespread famine, torture, massacres and, ultimately, the deaths of nearly 2 million Cambodians in what’s known as the Cambodian Genocide. Read ‘Valleywood’ online >>
TIME IN THE SANDBOX: Will Courtney introduces us to young Valley entrepreneurs who are making things happen with the help of Merrimack Valley Sandbox - a 12-week business boot camp focused on getting socially-minded entrepreneurs up and running in Lowell and Lawrence.
Read the article here. >>
YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUM: You say you like the idea of using a locally-made craft rum to whip up some smart cocktails, but don’t know where to begin? Let us help. Begin with these recipes using Turkey Shore Old Ipswich Rum. The read Dean Johnson’s profile of Ipswich’s Turkey Shore Distilleries in the May/June 2013 issue. >>
ART MEETS LIFE: Anne Broyles visits El Taller, a new cafe and performance space in Lawrence devoted to promoting literature and the arts. “We offer a place for writers, thinkers and creators to meet and express themselves,” says Mary Guerrero, a first grade teacher at the Henry K. Oliver School in Lawrence and co-owner. Read Community Spotlight. >>
LIFELIKE FRIENDS: Northern Essex Community College’s high tech mannequins are teaching health care students how to save lives. In this Northern Essex Community College training video, Rory Putnam introduces an ER scenario where ‘Mr. Jones’ is brought in complaining of chest pains… After you watch this video, read Liz Michalski’s feature article in the May/June 2013 issue.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, location where photo was shot, eMail address and phone View our Facebook album of past portraits. >
ARCHIVES – Valley Humor:Each issue, we feature the wit and wisdom of illustrator Jim Roldan. Presented here is an archive of cartoons from past issues – View our Facebook album of Valley Humor cartoons. >