A&E Highlights: 25th Annual Festival of Trees       

25th Annual Festival of Trees Methuen, Mass. Nov. 17 – Dec. 8 The Festival of Trees, a Merrimack Valley holiday tradition, is celebrating its 25th year this November. The glittering trees and wreaths can draw crowds of 30,000 people from towns all over New England. The celebration will boast special events, such as a silver… Read More

Get Away and Enjoy Yourself This Thanksgiving Weekend

Freeport, Maine, and the Harraseeket Inn Most of us know Freeport, Maine, as the home of L.L. Bean or as the site of all the factory outlet stores, but the town has a lot more to offer visitors than great shopping. Overflowing with antiques and home to more than 20 wood-burning fireplaces, the Harraseeket Inn… Read More

NoteWorthy – 11/11/18

Featured photo: Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera helps comedian Loretta LaRoche auction off her “party pants” at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s 9th Annual In Pink Brunch & Comedy Show, which raised over $90,000 for women’s health. AROUND THE VALLEY Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Raises Over $90,000 for Women’s Health On Saturday, Oct. 27 from… Read More

BEHOLD! The Unbreakable, Unshakeable Air Plant

I keep many houseplants, but I do not always keep them well, or long. As I write this, the remains of a jade plant sit in silent rebuke beside me. The plant had flourished for months, and I had started to feel a measure of pride that I found its preferred water and light levels as… Read More

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