Postings from May 2014

Nature in the Greater Merrimack Valley

Nature surrounds us and provides us sanctuary from the everyday stress of the hustle and bustle.  For this reason, I’d have to say that one of the greatest attractions in the City of Lowell would be the Merrimack River.  To visit Lowell Heritage State park and walk along the boulevard, or the boardwalk, is a serene luxury that not enough seem to take advantage of.  I’ve often visited at sunset where the sun’s vibrant colors reflect off the water’s surface in a spectacular way.  It’s a great place to go for a run with the surrounding greenery and the sound of the river by your side, you can

Road Trip: Concord & Lexington

Road Trip: Concord & Lexington

By Leigh Harrington

You don't need to look to Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, while visiting Boston. Of course, this time around there's no pressure of Redcoats with musket rifles in hot pursuit, and you'll be traveling by car rather than on horseback, but this area about 20 miles west of the city is one hot, hot spot for history and culture. One that's definitively worth the ride—just maybe not at midnight.

Revolutionary Roots

Approachable French Fare at Artistry on the Green

BY MARIE MACARTHUR

Led by owner Trisha Pérez Kennealy, Artistry on the Green brings French-meets-American cuisine to Lexington.

When the leaders behind the American Revolution were planning their rebellion, they plotted in Boston’s taverns and inns. On the eve of the Battle of Lexington, the Minutemen waited for the sign to go while sipping ale at the Buckman Tavern.