Oh Christmas Stack, Oh Christmas Stack

The season of light is upon us, and our cities will soon join in the twinkling. While you might not think of mill edifices as festive, a pair of local companies prove that even smokestacks can become symbols of light and hope. Lowell’s Wannalancit Mills serves as a conference center and houses UMass Lowell research… Read More

A Day at the Museum

Local Museum Stores are a Good Resource for Holiday Shopping. “Exit through the gift shop” is a phrase familiar to all travelers. Whether you’re visiting a national landmark, a small local attraction, or an interesting museum, these shops offer souvenirs and merchandise that can further the mission of the institution while also reminding guests of… Read More

Herzog in Newburyport

I was certain that Werner Herzog, madman German filmmaker par excellence, once said that part of the reason he makes films is that he does not dream at night as all other humans do, but an internet search for the comment came up short. Now, I’m convinced that I must have dreamed it. My confusion… Read More


Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

ONE: Ring in the holidays in Lowell with this year’s City of Lights Parade and Holiday Celebration! Spend Saturday afternoon strolling the city streets, enjoying live performances, holiday shopping, photos with Santa and the annual Hot Chocolate Competition. TWO: Saturday marks the largest community event in Southern New Hampshire: Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll! The evening… Read More

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