Biz + Bitz:

We’re Looking for a Creative All-Star!

Merrimack Valley Magazine is looking for a multifaceted creative professional to facilitate the production of our magazines, website and weekly newsletters. Candidates should be energetic, organized, self-motivated and able to handle multiple tasks while adhering to strict deadlines. Responsibilities include: – Working directly with advertisers on their ad placement and creative execution. – Designing articles… Read More

Digital Manager

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

Digital Manager

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

Digital Manager

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
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