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Hike into History at March Hill in Newburyport

Exactly one year ago my family adopted Martha.   She is a long-legged tan hound mix with a whole lot higher energy level than we bargained for. After living the past decade with a mellow and … [Read More...]

What Newburyport Mothers Really Want for Mother’s Day

Moms melt when our kids give us homemade cards and shower us with hugs and kisses on Mother’s Day. But what do we really want for Mother’s Day? I’ve been a Mom for ten years now. A day doesn’t go … [Read More...]

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Actor’s Studio Newburyport Brings Star Power in May

The Actor's Studio (voted best small theater by BONS), is a gem at the Tannery Marketplace.  For May, plan to enjoy one of their thoughtful productions. Both will sell out so contact them if you plan … [Read More...]

Firehouse Newburyport Flourishing in May

At the Firehouse theater for May, Ron Emmerling's cubist art and the classic Charlotte's Web. (One of our all time favorite children's books brought to life.) See more at the Firehouse … [Read More...]

11th Annual Newburyport Literary Festival

April 29 and 30, 2016, will be the 11th year of the much loved Newburyport Literary Festival.  This year will honor Edna St. Vincent Millay, Maine-born, poet-superstar. (Also, a former Port resident … [Read More...]

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Boston Museum of Science Presents NASA Film

Who did not enjoy the Martian with Matt D? Take your budding little astronauts to the Museum of Science's showing of the film that sparked a million dreams. Through April, star gazers can see what … [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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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...]

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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