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Sports, Football and Role Models in Newburyport

I love football. I never thought I would say that, but I do. The sound of Monday Night football’s “Are you ready for some football?” and the brass fanfare cued up for other games makes me happy. It … [Read More...]

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...]

Local Stories

Plan a Date night at the Screening Room in Newburyport this Fall

In September be sure to see FAHRENHEIT  11/9 and THE WIFE at the Screening Room theater. Take in dinner first at Brine, Mandarava or Loretta, all within two blocks from the … [Read More...]

View Unique Lighthouse Photography at the Firehouse in Newburyport

See David Zapatka's inspiring photography from September 12, to October 7, at the Firehouse Gallery. Despite their beloved symbolism many lighthouses are disappearing from the national landscape. … [Read More...]

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Events for September 2018

Learn more about your local National Wildlife Refuge this month and be part of the effort to conserve our wild and open spaces. View the September 2018 scheduled programs. Program: Shorebirds of … [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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