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2017 MVMA Winners – Play

Thousands of ballots have been cast, the results tabulated, and now we present the winners of the 2017 Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards. This spring, the top picks in all categories were chosen by our readers via our online voting platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the… Read More

Doug Sparks

Travel Advisory – May 2017

The Romance of the Lower Connecticut River Valley Of all the New England states, I’ve probably spent the least amount of time in Connecticut. I suppose I’ve always unfairly imagined the entire state to be an extension of the traffic backups and urban sprawl that plague the stretch of I-95 near New York City. It’s… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Travel Advisory – A Portland, Maine, Art Lovers Getaway

I’ve always believed you have to visit a place several times in order to know it well. A good example is Portland, Maine, that state’s largest city. Like any vibrant urban place, it’s constantly evolving and reinventing itself. These days, Portland is at once a working port, a magnet for shoppers, foodies and craft beer… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

How the West Won My Heart

My love affair with cowboy country began in 1993, when I traveled to Cheyenne, Wyo., to attend Cheyenne Frontier Days. I had heard it was a rodeo and Western festival of epic proportions, and it did not disappoint. In fact, it was life changing. For this New England girl, the rodeo scene was an enthralling… Read More

Renee Deal
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