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Big Friends Little Friends: Making a Difference in a Child’s Life

When Sam Thomas and Samyr were introduced as a Big Friends Little Friends (BFLF) match, they created a personal handshake. That same day, they went to a Lawrence park, where two young men (both taller and older than 10-year-old Samyr) were playing basketball. “Want to shoot hoops with them?” Sam asked. “Are you crazy?” Samyr… Read More

Anne Broyles
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Cleaning Up the Merrimack River – One Car at a Time

The Clean River Project: It’s a gold and blue November morning, the sun sparkling on the surface of the Merrimack River. In Methuen, the Clean River Project’s salvage team is preparing pontoon boats to go out on the water. Today’s mission: pull a submerged vehicle or two out of the river, where they have been decaying... Read More
Deborah Venuti

Parish Center for the Arts: Westford’s Cultural Hub

Art can bring a smile to a child’s face. It can transport us to another place. It can shape, inspire and move us. And in Westford, thanks to the Parish Center for the Arts, transformative experiences driven by creativity are available to everyone in the community. “The role of a local arts center within a… Read More

Michelle Xiarhos Curran

Renaissance Man: An Interview with Sports Team Owner, Author, Filmmaker, Venture Capitalist and Philanthropist Ted Leonsis

( Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine ) Ted Leonsis is a busy man. Most know him as the reigning king of Washington, D.C., sports. His company, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, owns three professional teams—the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NHL’s Washington… Read More

Will Courtney
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