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Newburyport Student Happy to Choose Gap Year Adventure

The decision to take a year off after graduating high school and before beginning college was not spur of the moment for me. I had been thinking about taking a gap year for some time, beginning, I … [Read More...]

For 2016 Greater Internet Safety in Newburyport

The Internet suddenly became scary when we had kids. They can see and read anything with just a few clicks. Once they do, we can’t take it back. Images and words are so powerful. I know I can’t … [Read More...]

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Audubon Eagle Festival Scheduled for March in Newburyport

Perhaps this year the snow gods will cooperate. Although canceled last year due to excessive snow and cold, we are all hoping March2016 proves to be more conducive to the Audubon's annual Eagle … [Read More...]

New Parker River Kids Conservation Cinema in Newburyport

Something new for Winter 2016 at the Parker River Education Center. On alternating Sunday afternoons through March, the refuge will be screening FREE, family-friendly films that feature a … [Read More...]

January at the Firehouse Gallery in NBPT

Hillary Scott is an award winning oil painter from Groveland, Massachusetts.  Her work will be shown at the Firehouse Gallery January 6-31. She earned her BFA from UMass Lowell (2002) where she was … [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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