Gardening Essentials – The Language of Berries

I had a student a few years ago who joined me on my annual field research trip. Soft-spoken and kind, she also possessed an almost Germanic economy with words, electing to concoct her own, remarkably apt compound phrases rather than adopt whatever English word existed for a thing. The muskrats that scuttled across the trails… Read More

A View from the Kitchen – Work Hard, Play Harder

Not being a hypocrite can be hard. Take this column, for example. Feeling overwhelmed on Martha’s Vineyard (I know, poor me), failing to relax on our annual family vacation, I text-requested my magazine boss to let me have this issue off — perhaps instead posting: Plath’s Gone Fishing. I need a vacation, I may have… Read More

Eight Great Things To Do This Weekend – 9/5/19

WEEKEND EVENTS ONE: Enjoy more than 50 brews while listening to four local, national and international blues bands. The Blues N Brews festival will take place at JFK Plaza in Lowell, from 1 to 8 p.m, this Saturday. *** TWO: Join MSPCA at Methuen’s Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery for the Lanterns of Remembrance celebration, this Friday, at… Read More

Wellness Wednesdays – 9/4/19

WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK Back-to-school checklist for healthy kids: Give your child a healthy start for the new school year.  By Pentucket Medical From the first day of kindergarten to the first year of college, an important part of being a parent/ guardian is helping your kids prepare for a productive and successful school… Read More

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