Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 11/4/16

ONE: Winner of American Idol’s 10th season Scotty McCreery will be performing at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday at 8 p.m. Now one of the country music scene’s hottest rising stars, McCreery will perform hits including “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble with Girls.” TWO: Studio 550 is holding a gallery reception… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

The Stories Inside the Quilts

I come from a family of quilters. As a child, I slept under a brightly-colored patchwork quilt, bound in yellow. Before I even hit puberty, my maternal grandmother had created my hope chest quilt (never mind that I never had a physical hope chest). When I married, that same grandmother made a wedding quilt for… Read More

Anne Broyles

Dead But Dreaming

H.P. Lovecraft’s Merrimack Valley Iconic American horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) may have been from Rhode Island, but the Merrimack Valley was Lovecraft’s dark country. Geography and story are inseparable in the author’s work. Lovecraft explained his choice of New England settings as: “… material for a really profound study in group neuroticism; for… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – Halloween Edition

ONE: Dance the night (and the fright!) away when Maria’s Family Restaurant holds a special Halloween Ball from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m on Friday night. Tickets are $45 at the door and include a costume contest, buffet and a live DJ. Net profits from the event will go to Dana Farber Cancer Institute. TWO:… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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