Biz + Bitz:

Chelmsford Golden Ginger Ale

In the early 20th century, the Chelmsford Spring Co., established by Canadian-American C. George Armstrong, was rivaled in brand popularity only by Coca-Cola. Its key moneymaker was ginger ale, a soothing, golden elixir thought to be a cure-all that could ease ailments from general fatigue to the common cold. Armstrong promised customers that the ale would… Read More

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Nurses’ Training School of Anna Jaques Hospital

Shortly after the founding of Newburyport’s Anna Jaques Hospital (1884) — named for the Newbury woman who donated more than $25,000 to its establishment — the hospital’s trustees and medical staff became acutely aware of the need for trained nurses. “A very important factor in the proper working of the hospital must always be the… Read More

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Sub-Plots: Pleasant Valley Micro-Farms

For 60 years, Methuen’s Pleasant Valley was a budget-friendly summer getaway for some of Lawrence’s immigrant millworkers. Fanning out from the banks of the Merrimack River, parcels as small as 25-feet by 50-feet were sold to newcomers. Italians, Armenians and Lebanese all got their hands dirty on the tiny plots they referred to as “farms”… Read More

Christine Lewis

2017 MVMA Winner – Milestone

Thousands of ballots have been cast, the results tabulated, and now we present the winners of the 2017 Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards. This spring, the top picks in all categories were chosen by our readers via our online voting platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the… Read More

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