Enchantment by the Sea – An Autumn Visit to Ipswich

Ipswich has always seemed an exotic and mysterious place to me, perhaps because I grew up south of Boston. Or maybe I spent too much time reading H.P. Lovecraft stories as a kid. (In my mind’s eye, Ipswich has always been the real-life stand-in for the fictional town of Innsmouth in Lovecraft’s 1936 horror story… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost
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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
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