From Great Master paintings to songs written for a friend pets have always had a special place in open hearts and by the hearth. New England is a place that puts strong value on family and home. The dogs, cats, and horses who share our spaces and make us laugh become part of the family.

This love of pets and animals is somehow magnified in Newburyport where our beautiful natural resources lend themselves to taking walks by the river, runs by the ocean and hikes or rides through the soft pathways of Maudslay State Park. The articles and blogs highlighted here will help you to understand your pets and keep them safe and happy.

Newburyport Spring Festival Marks Memorial Day Weekend

A Newburyport tradition for over 30 years. Visit us Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day Weekend. Great live music, art, fine crafts, activities for kids, shopping in Newburyport's finest stores and food from Newburyport's best restaurants. Vendors will be on State Street and Pleasant Street … [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...]

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...]

2017 Newburyport Fall Festival Brings Scarecrows and Song

She loves him the most....and we just love the autumn weather here in Newburyport.  The North Shore keeps shining through the cooler weather. Cider doughnuts and apple pie at Russell's or Cider Hill? Pumpkins at Tendercrop?  Long walks through the falling leaves in Maudslay?  Football and Turkey … [Read more...]

Louise Winant Exhibits at the Firehouse in Newburyport

At the Firehouse Theater April 26-May 21.  In downtown Newburyport, see exhibiting artist Louise Winant. Her art reflects on the mysteries of life and human existence.  These spiritually emotive scenes in the medium of oil paint, explore the nature of joy, innocence, and vulnerability.  She also … [Read more...]

Mass School of Law 11th Annual Animal Rights Day

On Saturday, April 15, the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover celebrated their 11th annual Animal Rights Day. The event is typically held prior to Easter, with a mascot Easter Bunny celebration in the school library for local children.  Business owners, non-profits, and vendors, all concerned … [Read more...]

Newburyport Doc Film Festival Selections Look Amazing for 2016

The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival will take place from September 16 – 18, 2016. A local and region favorite for documentary film buffs, the weekend takes place in scenic Newburyport, MA at the Firehouse Theater and Screening Room movie house. Since its inception over 10 years ago … [Read more...]

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 more timid canine, getting used to Martha’s exuberance took my family quite a while to get used to. … [Read more...]

Evening Strolls Wednesdays at Maudslay Newburyport

Back by popular demand for the 9th season! Join walkers for an evening stroll at Maudslay Park in Newburyport. Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. This moderately paced walk will take you on every path in the park by the end of the season. Led by the park interpreter, you will experience the changes … [Read more...]

Looking For a PET Photographer in Newburyport?

Brian Brown is an amazing pet photographer (and photographer in general) who is frequently in Newburyport with his Newfie muse Skyla. His poetic work really speaks for itself. The fact that he loves Newfies is a great character reference. Check out his website to see more shots and for more … [Read more...] is the property of HappyInNewburyport, LLC