Bellesini Academy

( Editor’s note: This article originally ran in September, 2015 ). Since 2002, tuition-free Bellesini Academy in Lawrence has served as a haven for 60 of the best and the brightest boys in the city, sending 100 percent of its graduates to private high schools. There was only one problem, according to head of school… Read More

Good Eats – Hooked and Ignite

Local diners who enjoy unique culinary experiences should make a point of visiting the Hooked/Ignite eateries in downtown Manchester, N.H. It isn’t a menu of oddities that makes the rooms so special. You won’t find fried yak or larks’ tongues in aspic. Instead, you will encounter a dining-out version of the old Certs mints commercials:… Read More

Meet Sean Daniels

Sean Daniels is the artistic director for Lowell’s 37-year-old Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Daniels came to the Mill City in the Spring of 2014 after a three-year stretch as director of artistic engagement and artist-at-large at the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, N.Y. He spoke with mvm about his plans for MRT and his first impressions… Read More


My Bazaar Life

For collectors who love the thrill of the hunt, or those who are looking for vintage treasures and unique finds, there are two one-of-a-kind happenings to check out right here in the Merrimack Valley. One is the Todd Farm Antiques & Flea Market, a bargain hunter’s paradise that’s open every Sunday from the first Sunday… Read More

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