A&E Highlights: 25th Annual Festival of Trees       

25th Annual Festival of Trees Methuen, Mass. Nov. 17 – Dec. 8 The Festival of Trees, a Merrimack Valley holiday tradition, is celebrating its 25th year this November. The glittering trees and wreaths can draw crowds of 30,000 people from towns all over New England. The celebration will boast special events, such as a silver… Read More

Sarah LaPorte

A&E Highlights: 6th Annual Sea Festival of Trees

6th Annual Sea Festival of Trees Blue Ocean Event Center Nov. 17 – Dec. 2 With proceeds benefiting the Salisbury Beach Partnership, the Sixth Annual Sea Festival of Trees finds a home at the Blue Ocean Event Center for 15 magical days. From the towering tree maze to the giant gingerbread house to the seaside… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Holiday Home Cooking, Part 1 – Rangoli Grill

For Gulshan Kumar, the owner of Rangoli Grill in Westford, the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali is an important autumn holiday. Diwali honors the seventh incarnation of the god Vishnu and, this year, it will be celebrated on Nov. 7 in the United States.  “Everybody lights candles, and there are also all kinds… Read More

Dean Johnson

Holiday Recipe: Beef Tenderloin, Skip The Bearnaise

    BEEF TENDERLOIN OSCAR, SKIP THE BEARNAISE Servings: 10 to 12 1 whole beef tenderloin, cleaned 2 pounds wild mushrooms 1 pound medium asparagus 1 pound lump crab meat Butter Olive oil 1 cup white wine 1 shallot 1 garlic clove 2 quarts beef stock 1 onion 1 carrot 1 celery 1/4 cup red… Read More

Doug Sparks
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