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Corporate Gift Giving Program Shines at Rose & Dove

When it comes time to thank their employees, local companies such as Comcast and MFA have turned to North Andover’s Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop for personalized help. Located on Chickering Road, right off Main Street, Rose & Dove is well-known among locals as the go-to place for wedding, baby and hostess gifts with… Read More

Doug Sparks

Style with a Smile

When I was growing up, back-to-school shopping meant a pack of No. 2 pencils, a black and white composition book and maybe a pair of tennis shoes or Mary Janes. Now, it’s mini-erasers shaped like pandas and elephants, fidget spinners and light-up Skechers. The basic accessories of the ’60s and ’70s are over, and kids… Read More

Elizabeth MacLean
Springfield Town Hall

Lance Wilder – The Merrimack Valley Connection to the Simpsons

Back in 2012, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening crushed a lot of Bay Staters’ hopes when he revealed that his personal inspiration for the cartoon’s iconic setting of “Springfield” had actually been his native Springfield, Oregon, a small city just outside of Portland. Many had assumed the town took its moniker — and much of… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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