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Little Bitz – Chicken Man’s Fowl Tips

Iconic Red Sox hitter Wade Boggs was known for being superstitious. So superstitious, in fact, that “Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition” (Oxford University Press, 1997) by Stuart A. Vyse opens with a description of Boggs’ rituals. And in 2013, Men’s Fitness magazine included him on its 10 Most Superstitious Athletes list. His pregame rites… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Sweet Success – The Candy Dish

It was 2 a.m. on a fall morning in 2013 and Melissa DiMinico couldn’t sleep. She had been wrestling for quite some time with the question: What makes us different? Ignoring the late hour, DiMinico sent a text to her new business partner, chocolatier Shauna Semenza, looking for an answer. A flurry of texts and… Read More

Digital Manager

Power and Potential

In 2015, UMass Lowell inaugurated Jacquie Moloney, a national pioneer in higher education innovation, to become the first woman to serve as chancellor in its 123-year history. Moloney — a longtime advocate for women’s empowerment — initiated the Women’s Leadership Conference in 2016. That conference was such a success that this year’s event planners anticipate… Read More

Bonnie Mason

Charles Herbert Allen

In 1898, after Puerto Rico was acquired by the United States following the Spanish-American War, it became the job of the U.S. president to name the governor of the island. President William McKinley’s pick for the first United States-appointed civilian governor of Puerto Rico was Merrimack Valley resident Charles Herbert Allen. Born and raised in… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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