Biz + Bitz:

Still Thrifting After All These Years

If you like hunting for bargains while helping others at the same time, then head on over to the Andovers, where you’ll find two charity thrift stores that have been doing business for decades. The Andover Thrift Shop, which opened in 1941, is celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016. It has been operating at 10 Park… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Father of Festival Sound

Merrimac, Mass., is home to Bill Hanley, the man who developed the sound system used at the original Woodstock festival, transforming the world of music forever. Before Woodstock, concerts made use of basic public address systems and had the sound quality to match. But Hanley wanted the music at live shows to sound just as… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

A Well For The Lord, And For The Thirsty

While driving through Amesbury, you might pass an odd little park next to the middle school at 220 Main St. If you are thirsty, be sure to stop. You’ll find a memorial garden that features a stone well and a monument engraved with John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem “The Captain’s Well.” The poem immortalizes the story of… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Walking in My Painted Shoes

Emily Lawrence-Boulger is passionate about people and art. She was named the Special Education Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association in 2008, and her passions took a new form when she founded Haverhill’s Shoe Town Art Center (STAC) after realizing that there weren’t many arts programs for children and adults… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt
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