Behind the Lens

Merrimack Valley Magazine Photographer Kevin Harkins Photographer Kevin Harkins thinks the Merrimack Valley is well on its way to becoming a bastion of artistry. “As children, we grew up as mill town kids,” says Harkins, a Lowell native who now lives in Londonderry, N.H., as he reflects on the area’s past as a less than… Read More

Matters of Life & Beth – Beth & The City

I have never lived in a major city. While friends talk about their futures in Florida, I dream about city lights, city nights and the unmistakable energy that fills the urban air. I worked in Boston for many years and have always touted it as one of the nicest cities I’ve ever spent time in. It’s… Read More

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Merrimack Valley Kids Remember 9/11

Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine, and we feel it’s important to run each year on the anniversary of 9/11. Some of us were caught off-guard by the way American college students celebrated — went fist-pumping, shirts-off bananas, actually  — when Osama bin Laden was killed. The… Read More

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Saddle Up! The Valley Bicycle Kick Is Set To Hit High Gear

A scenic coastal stretch through Newburyport that accomodated locomotives at the turn of the 19th century. A series of annexes in Lowell separating dwellings of campus academia.  A backlot terrace in Bradford that’s no longer immersed in trash and weeds, but rather layered with asphalt chips.  Today, these pathways, railways and conduits of yesteryear have been… Read More

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