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Be Happy – NECC Professor Considers the Science of Happiness

For those caught in a frenzy of family, work and social obligations that never seems to end, the concept of happiness can feel as elusive as the search for the holy grail. Fortunately, an expert in the Merrimack Valley has some answers. Lizzie Linn Casanave, an adjunct professor of at Northern Essex Community College in… Read More

Cindy Cantrell

Sunburns, Blisters and Waterproof Bags

Merrimack River Valley Voyagers Expedition, Day Two On the early morning of August 7, mvm joined a group of community leaders calling themselves the Merrimack River Valley Voyagers set out from the headwaters of the Merrimack River in Franklin, New Hampshire, to kayak its 117-mile length. This is an ambitious undertaking and demanded multiple scouting expeditions… Read More

Doug Sparks

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
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