You Gotta Love Melissa Manchester

The snow let up long enough at the tail end of February to allow Grammy Award- winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester to spend some time at UMass Lowell. As Artist in Residence, Manchester taught three days of master classes, sharing her knowledge of the craft and “The Life.” Her time at the school culminated in a… Read More

Right as Rain Style Guide

There are many ways to describe a New England rainfall — drizzle, downpour, shower and drencher to name a few. Thankfully, there are just as many ways to dress for one. We’ve “poured” over the latest wet weather looks for spring and compiled a virtual closet of rainwear created for coverage, comfort and style. You’ll… Read More

Style File – Secrets of the Sharp Dressed Man

I admit it. I’ve always found menswear to be something of a mystery. I’ve wondered how a bright red and green paisley tie seemed to match perfectly with a purple pin-striped dress shirt. Or how all those layers — the undershirt, the dress shirt, the vest — never look overdone. It all looks just right, all... Read More

Six Steps Toward Wellness

Local experts offer some easy steps to start feeling healthier and happier each day 1. Increase your water intake. Drinking enough water is the No. 1 thing to consider when trying to improve your health, says Christy LeMire, a nutrition and wellness coach in Newburyport. Many of us are chronically dehydrated. Thirst can be mistaken… Read More

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