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Fairies, Fun, and Farms in Greater Newburyport

I joined the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) when my oldest daughter started kindergarten at Newbury Elementary School (NES). As a stay at home Mom, I consider being a member of the PTA as part … [Read More...]

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Is Greater Newburyport Ready for a Woman on the $20

It is not without some concern that as much as the 21st century is all about change, it is remarkable to look at the things that have stayed the same. This is symbolized by our drab, green U.S. … [Read More...]

Local Stories


Newburyport Garden Tour Celebrates the Art of Flowers

Feel like celebrating Summer 2015 in style? Need inspiration for your garden? Sunday, June 7, the Cushion House Garden (98 High) will host an old-fashioned garden party. Party guests will stroll … [Read More...]

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NBPT Chocolate Tour Brings Cheer to Support Local Causes

The much loved Newburport Chocolate Tour will be held on Saturday, May 16.  This event will run from 1-5pm and take place downtown and at the Tannery Marketplace. For twelve years participants have … [Read More...]


Newburyport Hearts Documentary Films

A photographer for over 20 years, Jerry Monkman had often shone light on the topic of our need to encourage the conservation of open space and wildlife habitat. He recently decided to embark on one … [Read More...]

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Regional Stories

PEM Winter 2015

PEM Winter Exhibits Highlight Wood Art and Home Furnishings

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem continues to provide thought provoking and well executed exhibits for curious minds on the north shore and all of New England. Plan a winter day at this regional gem … [Read More...]

New England Aquarium

Always a Smile at the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million … [Read More...]

Boston 2024

Watching Boston’s Olympic Bid for 2024

" 'The “New Englander attitude', in which slower is better, needs to be changed because the world is changing, especially the economy."  John F. Fish, CEO Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.; Chairman … [Read More...]

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National Stories

World Trade Center

Visiting Our New World Trade Center

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 to both remember and educate future generations on the horrors of war … [Read More...]

women politics

Breaking the Last Glass Ceiling

"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 the … [Read More...]

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