Family Basics – The Wish Project

Donna Hunnewell surveys the 15,000-square-foot warehouse packed with donated mattresses, tables, chairs, bedding, lamps, strollers, shoes and just about any of the other basics a family might need, and she zeros in on the few items that are in short supply. “There’s never enough pots and pans, and bed frames are like gold around here,”… Read More

A Beach Less Traveled – Newburyport’s Riverfront Art

On the river path just before Joppa Park in Newburyport an unexpected art gallery beckons. It’s located at a place where trash accumulates in the bramble, and the path is worn dirt. In the right weather conditions, the scent of the sewage treatment plant mixes with the sea breeze. If Newburyport’s riverfront had a wrong… Read More

Portland Harbor Hotel

Built on a peninsula that juts into the waters of Casco Bay, the city of Portland, Maine, has long been one of the largest fishing and trade centers on the East Coast. After a period of financial and cultural decline in the 1970s and ’80s, today’s Portland boasts fine restaurants, coffeehouses and artsy, one-of-a-kind boutiques… Read More


Little Bitz – Haverhill Firefighting Museum

Looking for a place to take the fire truck lovers in your life, be they 6 years old or 60? Then head out to Haverhill and visit a museum that chronicles the history of New England firefighting. The Haverhill Firefighting Museum is located at 75 Kenoza Ave., and is open from May to October. In… Read More

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