The Good Life – 10/20/17

The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants. *** THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT Craft Beer Dinner featuring Southern Tier Brewing Co. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Stonehedge Hotel & Spa | Tyngsborough, Mass. | | (978) 649-4400 What better way to… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend - 10/19/17

Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend – 10/19/17

ONE: In “Silent Sky,” astronomer Henrietta Leavitt trades the comforts of her rural home for a job at the Harvard Observatory in Massachusetts. Her ambition leaves both her family and her new colleagues perplexed. But with a single discovery, their views of themselves, each other and the universe itself will be upended for all time…. Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
Springfield Town Hall

Lance Wilder – The Merrimack Valley Connection to the Simpsons

Back in 2012, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening crushed a lot of Bay Staters’ hopes when he revealed that his personal inspiration for the cartoon’s iconic setting of “Springfield” had actually been his native Springfield, Oregon, a small city just outside of Portland. Many had assumed the town took its moniker — and much of… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Book Review – Union River

With his two previous books, “What Is the City?” (2006) and “Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park” (2014), centered squarely on the city of Lowell, Paul Marion’s latest release, “Union River: Poems and Sketches,” takes readers on a poet’s tour of America. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in… Read More

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