Colorful Brides for All Seasons

Not too many years ago, wedding gowns came in two shades: white and ivory. It was rare to see a bride wearing a color (other than “something blue”) unless it was her second trip down the aisle. But times have changed, and many brides are now looking for distinctive dresses in colors and patterns that… Read More

Recipe: Pot-roasted Chicken Web Exclusive

Ingredients: – 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken legs – 2 Tbl. extra-virgin olive oil – 1 cup of white wine – 6 carrots, scrubbed, sliced ½” thick on an angle – 3 large leeks, white part only, cut in half lengthwise and sliced across 1” thick – 3 parsnips, scrubbed, sliced ½” thick on an angle… Read More

The Lawrence Partnership: A Group of Dedicated Leaders Aim to Change the City And How It Is Perceived

Changing the perception of a city once labeled the “city of the damned” is a daunting task, to say the least. When Boston Magazine used those words in a headline over a less than flattering 2012 story about Lawrence, a metaphorical gauntlet was thrown. And the response has been impressive. Rather than helplessly shrugging their… Read More

Tools for a Better Tomorrow: Family Services of Merrimack Valley

The year after the city of Lawrence was incorporated in 1853, the organization now known as Family Services of the Merrimack Valley (FSMV) was formed as a relief society called the “Lawrence City Mission.” Throughout its 160-year history, the organization evolved in a parallel way to the field of social work, according to Elizabeth Sweeney,… Read More

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