Circular Splendor – The Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell

( Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Merrimack Valley Home. ) Bob Roach was comfortably settled in his refurbished Victorian home in Waltham in 1986, when a real estate ad for the Jonathan Bowers Round House in Lowell caught his eye. He fell in love with it the… Read More

Nancy Tuttle

Good Eats – Picanha’s Brazilian Grill

When folks dine out these days, especially families, they too often have to decide whether they prefer quality or quantity. How do you sample a variety of fresh, tasty items, avoid paying big bucks, and without ending up at a chain eatery? It’s a challenge. But it can be done, especially in the Merrimack Valley,… Read More

Dean Johnson

Travel Advisory – Merrion Row Hotel and Public House

Enjoy Traditional Irish Hospitality Just Steps Away From Times Square. The Irish are legendary for their hospitality. Ireland’s age-old tradition of welcoming strangers begins around the country’s kitchen tables and extends outwar d like a warm blanket to its pubs, restaurants, hotels and inns. Anyone who’s been to Ireland has probably witnessed someone rushing to… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Living Madly – Something Wild

Back in April, my husband, Rob, and I volunteered to count migrating alewives, a type of river herring, at the fish ladder on the Concord River in Lowell. Each spring, the silver fish, which are about 5 or 6 inches long, make their way back from the ocean, where they have spent most of their… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost
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