Cooking with Chefs: Copper Door

Copper Door              Jay Smith, executive chef for Copper Door’s two locations in Salem and Bedford, N.H., heads an experienced team of cooks that trained together at the Bedford restaurant before going to the Salem site. Smith, who writes the menus for both locations, didn’t hesitate when we asked for… Read More

Deborah Venuti

The Good Life – 12/14/18

THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT Skylark: A Century of Carols Saturday, Dec. 22 at 4 p.m. (Pre-concert talk at 3 p.m.) St. Paul’s Episcopal Church | Newburyport, Mass. | This year, King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England celebrates the 100th anniversary of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” a service broadcast around the world… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 12/13/18

ONE: Lowell Memorial Auditorium will host the latest stop of the Not So Silent Night Tour featuring Phil Vassar and Lonestar on Saturday at 8 p.m. The artists will perform a selection of hits and holiday favorites, including a brand new Christmas song they wrote together. TWO: On Friday, get your weekend off to a… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli


Our wine journey began at a Shaw’s supermarket in 2006. The store was offering a promotion: Buy five bottles and get the sixth one free. It didn’t take long before my wife and I migrated to the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet, which had a much larger selection. Knowing nothing about wine, choosing what… Read More

Steven Goddu
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