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The Grandmother of All Sandwiches

A Tour of the Merrimack Valley’s Roast Beef Sandwich Shops (Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the May/June 2015 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine. ) For Lisa Maria Koukos, food is love. When she met her future husband, Angelo, he was working at the drive-thru at Jillie’s Family Restaurant in Lowell. She learned that Angelo… Read More

Doug Sparks

According to Glenn – What Are Friends For?

“I see it’s more than one page now,” my childhood friend Adam said dryly via text message late one Friday afternoon in March, referring to my column in the last issue of mvm. “No, not normally,” I told him. “I went long, and we had the space available.” Then I told him the subject of… Read More

Glenn Prezzano

Matters of Life & Beth – Ask and You Shall Receive

My wish to be a judge is granted – twice. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney You may recall from my November/December 2014 column about bucket lists that my top to-do was to be a part of a judging panel. Sharing this aspiration resulted… Read More

Beth Daigle

You Gotta Love Melissa Manchester

The snow let up long enough at the tail end of February to allow Grammy Award- winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester to spend some time at UMass Lowell. As Artist in Residence, Manchester taught three days of master classes, sharing her knowledge of the craft and “The Life.” Her time at the school culminated in a… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt
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