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Earth Day Shines Brightly in Beautiful Newburyport

The Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport is putting on the Ritz for Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.  Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now encompasses events in more than 193 … [Read more...]

Successful Newburyport Literary Festival Celebrates Thirteenth Year

They often say no one reads anymore.  Actually, that couldn't be further from the truth for many.  Friday April 27th, the Newburyport Literary Festival will begin the much loved event at the The Old South Church on Federal Street. Leaders, activists, CEOs, and top level executives out read most … [Read more...]

Great Pairings April Showers and Screening Room Indie Films

There are few better date nights in the world than dinner in beautiful Newburyport, and a short walk to the historic Screening Room movie theater. The Screening Room on State Street finds the best independent films to appeal to those who like to stimulate new ideas and new conversations about the … [Read more...]

Out Like a Lamb Indeed Newburyporters Saying Farewell to March

It’s been a tough assignment this time around – write something that is upbeat and maybe even a bit humorous in these uncertain times.  Every time I thought I was feeling a bit light hearted... it snowed again. I get it – we live in New England.  I fully understand that March is a rough month, … [Read more...]

Jabberwocky Bookstore Brings in Two Great Events for March

On Friday, March 30, Jabberwocky at the Tannery will present a book signing event for "The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   Local residant and prominent historian, Jason Sokol will speak about his latest book on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. … [Read more...]

Firehouse Exhibit In Newburyport Explores Gender, Age, and Identity

Expressionist artist, Diana Zipeto, studied painting and illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her folded paper portraits have been shown in the Ceres Gallery in NYC, the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, and numerous Massachusetts galleries.  In 2017, she received … [Read more...]

2018 Conservation Film Festival at Newburyport Refuge leads March

The 2018 Conservation Film Festival marks the 4th year for the event at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport. This year will host some amazing films that provoke conversation about how and when we need to consider conservation. On Friday, March 2, at 7pm the festival starts … [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 was commission to provide a new sculpture.  But first, a little history about the Pond on Bartlett … [Read more...]

Newburyport Screening Room Brings in Award Contenders Winter 2018

Movie buffs will be thrilled that the Newburyport Screening Room is showing three award contenders for Winter 2018.  The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, and Call Me By Your Name will be shown in the classic, small box theater on State Street.  The venue is a perfect romantic spot with its timeless … [Read more...]

Jabberwocky Bookstore in Newburyport Hosts Author Cheryl Richardson

The first author reading of the year in Newburyport is timed perfectly with many New Year's resolutions. Prioritizing what matters. Jabberwocky Bookstore is delighted to celebrate with Cheryl Richardson the publication of her latest book - Waking Up In Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at … [Read more...]

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