Birth of the American Swizzle Stick

The story of the American swizzle stick is a stirring tale best told over a three-olive martini, or at least Jay Sindler might say so. After all, that’s how the idea for the swizzle stick came to him. It was the winter of 1934, just months after the end of prohibition.  The Boston native, who… Read More

The Souls of Vegan Cafes

I have a bike that is 22 years old. Last winter, mice chewed most of its seat away, and when we brought it in for that and some other repairs, the technician looked at it dubiously and said, “I assume you want the most economical options for parts?” It felt like standing outside an elderly relative’s… Read More

NoteWorthy – 8/18/19

AROUND THE VALLEY Women Working Wonders Fund Helps Lowell Community Health Center Build ‘Strong Women, Strong Families’ Thanks to a $5,000 grant to Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) from the Women Working Wonders Fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, more young mothers-to-be in recovery for substance use disorder (SUD) will have access to… Read More

Good Eats – Real

It is a common story in the restaurant business: A chef spends several years getting established at a respected eatery and along the way garners kudos for his or her work. With that acclaim and experience, they take the next step and start their own place. And so it has happened again, and Groton’s loss… Read More

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