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Sculptor Recalls the Birth of Newburyport’s Swan Fountain on the Bartlett Mall

About the Newburyport Swan Fountain by Artist Jeffrey Briggs In February of 1986, an ice storm of note hit Newburyport.  The Bartlet Mall "Swan Fountain" collapsed and was damaged beyond repair.  I … [Read More...]

Famous Boston Rivalries – Newburyport vs. Portsmouth

There are many famous rivalries which stir vigorous and heated public debate; the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Hampton or Crane's, cake vs. pie, Celtics vs. Lakers, the North Shore … [Read More...]

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Newburyport Firehouse Theater Art Exhibit Highlights “The Water’s Edge”

Susan Ellis presents "At the Water's Edge", exhibiting at the Firehouse from July 18, 2018 –August 12; artist reception July 21, 3-5pm. This series will show pastel paintings inspired by both the … [Read More...]

2018 Yankee Homecoming Brings Community Spirit and Temporal Unity

The theme for this year’s Yankee Homecoming is “Celebrate  Seaport  Pride” ~ It is the committee's hope to encompass the rich maritime history, charm, and recreational offerings of Newburyport, … [Read More...]

2018 Castle Hill Picnic Concerts Highlight Summer on the North Shore

The schedule is out for the magical Castle Hill Picnic Concert series in 2018. There is no more beautiful venue for the mixed sounds of the Atlantic and the area's top musicians.  Trustee members … [Read More...]

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Regional Stories

Museum of Science in Boston Presents Nasa Exhibit this Summer

At the Museum of Science in Boston see the exhibit: Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience. The member preview is June 23, and the temporary exhibit will be open through the summer. The Museum's … [Read More...]

Road trip: Newburyport to the Berkshires Mass MOCA Embodies Cool

The spectacularly located and formerly overlooked city of North Adams has been revitalized through ART—cutting edge, large scale, contemporary art.  It speaks to some of us in a BIG way. MASS MoCA … [Read More...]

Mystery and Magnificence at the Isabella Gardner in Boston

Boston's Fenway still has its own, unsolved, Thomas Crown affair. New England icon Isabella Stewart grew up in New York and Paris.  Her initial connection with Boston came through a school … [Read More...]

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National Stories

Do you Want Your Daughter to Break the Last Glass Ceiling? Me Too.

"Just pray to God.  She will help you."  Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, 1916, President of the National Women's Party, and the founder of the Political Equality League. After working as a key player in … [Read More...]

Visiting Our New World Trade Center and Its Memorial

If you visit Manhattan this year be sure to stop at One World Trade Center (also 1 WTC), and the Freedom Memorial.  It is important both to remember, and to educate future generations of the horrors … [Read More...]

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