Eight Great Things to do This Weekend – 9/30/16

ONE: Welcome the autumn season with open arms at Merrimack’s 10th Annual Fall Festival, which will be hosted at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy food, ice cream, vendors, face painting, farm animals and a whole lot more! TWO: Wine ConneXtion will be hosting a special Saturday… Read More

Yary Livan – Cambodian Ceramics Master

( Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in the May/June 2014 issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine ) In Lowell, a culturally diverse city with the second largest concentration of people of Cambodian origin in the United States (after Long Beach, Calif.), there is concern among some in this ethnic group that cultural traditions could become… Read More

Megan’s House – A Residential Treatment Home for Women

There’s a plaque above MaryBeth Murphy’s desk that reads: “You cannot control the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails.” This adage isn’t just personal wisdom; it is a guiding principle in her life and in the lives of those under her watch. Murphy is the program director at Megan’s House, Lowell’s… Read More

Integrated Behavioral Health at Element Care

(Sponsored)   Element Care, a nonprofit serving the Merrimack Valley and the North Shore, provides complete health care to adults 55 and over through the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and is a national leader in integrating behavioral health into coordinated care. “As our population ages, there is a growing number of people… Read More

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