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Getting Through the Holidays After an Ugly Election

I’m not doing a very good job calming down after this election. I have walked away from the news to find some semblance of control over my emotions (my husband calls them outbursts). Every day I … [Read More...]

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Newburyport Eagle Festival a Loved Touchstone Event for February

The Newburyport Eagle Festival is a special event hosted each year (weather permitting) to the thrill of families and avian lovers throughout the North Shore area. Presented by Mass Audubon’s Joppa … [Read More...]

Firehouse Heats Up 2017 in Newburyport

WARREN MILLER, Here there and everywhere TICKETS: $13.00 Adults $10.00 Members, Students, Seniors......Two Screenings Saturday, January 7, 2017; 3:00pm and 7:00pm It’s been 67 years since … [Read More...]

2017 Tours and Programs at Parker River in Newburyport

**Behind the Scenes Refuge Tour of Parker River NWR Held on the following days: Saturday, January 7th @9:30 am; Sunday, January 8th @1:00 pm; Saturday, January 14th @ 9:30 am; Sunday, January 15th … [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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