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

Lowell National Historic Park 2016 Reception

For the tenth year, Lowell National Historical Park recognized contributions to the city of Lowell in the realms of preservation and heritage as part of National Preservation Month at a reception held at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on May 12. These two award categories represent the important nature of the park’s dual mission to “preserve… Read More

Sweet Success: The Candy Dish

It was 2 a.m. on a fall morning in 2013 and Melissa DiMinico couldn't sleep. She had been wrestling for quite some time with the question: What makes us different? Ignoring the late hour, DiMinico sent a text to her new business partner, chocolatier Shauna Semenza, looking for an answer. A flurry of texts and... Read More

Good Eats

The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s Dinner at The Herb Lyceum at Gilson’s in Groton can be terrific or disappointing. It's all about expectations. If you’re anticipating a quiet and solitary romantic dinner for two, you’re going to feel let down. And if you’re eager for a large and widely eclectic menu with all manner of options, you're... Read More
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