Holiday:

Oh Christmas Stack, Oh Christmas Stack

The season of light is upon us, and our cities will soon join in the twinkling. While you might not think of mill edifices as festive, a pair of local companies prove that even smokestacks can become symbols of light and hope. Lowell’s Wannalancit Mills serves as a conference center and houses UMass Lowell research… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

A Day at the Museum

Local Museum Stores are a Good Resource for Holiday Shopping. “Exit through the gift shop” is a phrase familiar to all travelers. Whether you’re visiting a national landmark, a small local attraction, or an interesting museum, these shops offer souvenirs and merchandise that can further the mission of the institution while also reminding guests of… Read More

Jeanne Munn Bracken

Methuen’s Festival of Trees and Historic Preservation

Methuen’s Festival of Trees is a celebrated tradition in the Merrimack Valley, and photos of the beautifully-designed trees and wreaths have regularly graced the pages of mvm. But while kindling the holiday spirits may be the main draw for the more than 27,000 visitors who come to enjoy Methuen’s holiday celebration, it’s important to remember… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

Sharing the Season

Tips for Interfaith Holiday Entertaining As December approaches each year, many interfaith couples find themselves filled with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. According to the Pew Research Center, almost four-in-10 Americans (39 percent) who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. It can be a difficult transition… Read More

Kim Gobbi
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