The Mean Streets of Lowell

When I was ready for my first European adventure, I was a little intimidated by the idea of driving a rental car across much of the continent. I confessed my fears to a well-traveled friend who had once lived in New York City and California. He had no sympathy. “You grew up driving in Massachusetts,”… Read More

  • Dr. Incampo
  • Anna Jaques Hospital
  • Stevens Estate Holly Days
  • Merrimack Repertory Theatre

The First Christmas Tree in Andover

Christmas wasn’t always merry and bright in Andover, at least not in terms of the traditions we now celebrate. The sparkle, the joy, the parties, the decoration of Christmas trees — all that and more we owe to Harriet Beecher Stowe. Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? Back in 1852, when Stowe moved to Andover from… Read More

  • Windsoul Studio
  • Merrimack Valley Credit Union
  • Associates on Orthopedics
  • Home Health VNA Banner
  • Salem CoOp
  • Foot Health Center MV

Consider the Cheese

As an undergraduate, I was fortunate enough to spend a semester in the town of Tours, France. Until then, I had never eaten what I came to think of as “real” cheese. As the best cheeses are produced by patient labor and enjoyed in relaxed style, Tours was the perfect place in which to learn… Read More

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