Cultural Cool: Regional Museums Make Great Summer Day Trips

New England summers can get hot, really hot. Though the movie theater and the local swimming hole are always welcome alternatives to the heat, you could visit some of the region’s unique museums, most within an hour or two of the Merrimack Valley. In addition to finding relief from the sun, you’ll refresh your spirit… Read More

Alyson Aiello

Belleville Roots Music Concert Series

Roots, by nature, probe outward while providing a solid footing. The Belleville Roots Music Series has done just that, imbedding itself in the fertile ground of Newburyport culture while spreading its message to a broader audience. Now in its sixth year, this ongoing series of concerts at Belleville Congregational Church has featured such performers as… Read More

Scott Shurtleff

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

Matters of Life & Beth – Just Jump

Just Jump … Out of Your Comfort Zone I loathe cold water. If entry into ocean water, a pool or even a cool shower is a must, my best bet is to take a deep breath and jump right in. The more I think about it, the less likely I am to do it. Cold water is… Read More

Beth Daigle
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