The Power of the Table: The Merrimack Valley’s Lebanese Food Traditions Bring Together Family and Community

Don’t ever plan to leave a Lebanese home hungry. That’s according to Bassam Geha, owner of the Phoenician Restaurant in Haverhill and Bishop’s Mediterranean in Boston. The Middle Eastern diet relies heavily on grains, fruits and , as well as a focus on hospitality. Combined, that means good food — and plenty of it. So… Read More

Sole Mates

With a Little Effort, Pretty, Healthy Feet Can Be Yours. Talking about feet makes a lot of folks feel silly. After all, a body part that’s the subject of the children’s rhyme “This Little Piggy” can be hard to take seriously. And while having a lighthearted attitude about our feet is surely OK, as anyone… Read More

Summer Rum Recipes – Web Exclusive

You say you like the idea of using a locally-made craft rum to whip up some smart cocktails, but don’t know where to begin? Let us help. Begin with these:   Rumonade (Courtesy Turkey Shore Distilleries) 2 ounces Old Ipswich White Cap Rum 4 mint leaves Lemonade Splash of tonic water Splash of cranberry juice… Read More

Retirees Meet Robots — Both Win: UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association Helps Retired Professionals Maintain Active Minds

On her knees, a woman is “face-to-face” with a robot as the operator explains its special features. She is too enthralled to stop for a formal photo. “Now? But I’m learning here!” says Toby Hodes, president of UMass Lowell’s Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA), while touring the university’s New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE)… Read More

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