The Stories Inside the Quilts

I come from a family of quilters. As a child, I slept under a brightly-colored patchwork quilt, bound in yellow. Before I even hit puberty, my maternal grandmother had created my hope chest quilt (never mind that I never had a physical hope chest). When I married, that same grandmother made a wedding quilt for… Read More

Women That W.O.W. – Part 1 ( of 3 )

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Winning Opportunities for Women When the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce decided to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its Winning Opportunities for Women Conference with the inaugural Pinnacle Awards this April, it wasn’t hard to find worthy recipients. The event committee chose to honor Karen Andreas, regional publisher at North… Read More

Saving Time

The Valley’s Antique Clock Preservationists are Caretakers of the Past If you visualize a clock repairer as a grim and pale craftsman examining dusty relics while squinting through a magnifying glass, Bob Frishman might surprise you. His shop is well lit and clean. An ergonomic workbench is raised to prevent him from stooping. The atmosphere… Read More

Our Phantom Neighbors

Ron Kolek of The New England Ghost Project talks about his normal: the paranormal. If you’ve ever wondered who you’re going to call when you run into a ghost, well we’ve got just the guy. With Halloween in mind ( editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine ),… Read More

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