Biz + Bitz:

Andrews Library

Summery Fun at an Old-Fashioned Library

Stop by the Emma L. Andrews Library & Community Center in Newburyport and experience how libraries used to work. You won’t find bar codes or scannable library cards; books and magazines are checked out with hand-stamped date-due slips, which are tucked into a pocket inside each back cover. The cozy two-room library is named for… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

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
1 2 3 4 5 15