Entertaining Essentials – Outdoor Party Tips

An outdoor bash is a great way to celebrate the wonderful warmth of summer. If you’re dreaming of summer fun with friends and family, here are a few tips to help make your party a success. Pick food with flair. Event planner Monique Nangle-Johnson, owner of Monx Design House in North Andover, says the fusion… Read More

Oakside – Inside the Walls

In the heart of Methuen, nestled between two streets, hidden behind towering walls, sits an unassuming ranch house on a sliver of land. On the driveway gate an address sign reads “Charles.” To the unsuspecting passerby, it looks like the entrance to any other home. What lies behind the house, inside those walls, however, is… Read More

Midday Celebrations – Merrimack Valley Lunch Spots

The meal we call lunch has had many identities. The “Mad men” had the liquid lunch, the movers and shakers of the 1980s had the power lunch, and New York City socialites are “ladies who lunch.” Though it often makes sense to economize your midday meal by eating last night’s leftovers, there are times when… Read More

Merrimack Valley Businesses That Give Back to the Community

Merrimack Valley businesses are the backbone of the local economy and many of them support their communities in a variety of ways, such as through the sponsorship of events, employee volunteerism and financial donations. Here are just a few of our area’s shining lights, companies that make an effort to give back to the community not just during… Read More

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