Biz + Bitz:

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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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

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