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It’s an inspiring story that transcends athletic performance.  And its been a. largely untold one that a local author has worked hard to correct. The Tigerbelles: Olympic Legends from …

Open Door Opens … Well, Its Doors

It’s been nearly five years since The Open Door purchased the former food cooperative on Emerson Avenue in Gloucester, and this month, after a pandemic and nearly $4.4 million expansion …

Essex Senior Living | Feb 9

The Essex Council on Aging offers a variety of fantastic events and trips for seniors.   For further information or to sign up for an event, please call the Essex COA Office at 978-768-7932 or …

Hmmm …. What Can't Paint Do?

Recently while driving, I glanced to my left as a well-loved car was passing. I’m pretty sure that car was painted with house paint and a paintbrush.  It makes me pause, and it’s a …

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, including a crafting workshop using stamps and watercolors to create a puzzle purse and storytelling time. Check it out.

Gray House is Anything But

Behind its simple exterior lives a visual feast By Kris McGinn L ast month, during a particularly lovely and lively holiday lunch at the Cricket , an unexpected visitor stopped by. …

One of the most enjoyable parts of practicing veterinary medicine at the Manchester Animal Hospital is seeking a diagnosis in a case with multiple rule-outs.  One example was a patient with …

Essex Library Notes | Feb. 2

This week at the TOHP Burnham Public Library, you can grab 2023 tax return forms, join in for this month's Community Book Group read ("The High House," by Jessie Greengrass) or check out the many children's programs going all month.

Manchester Library Notes | Feb. 2

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, and it's a whole lot more than just books. There's eLibrary cards, winter and springtime storytelling, and more.

Creature Comforts Essex Bird and Pet Supply Has It All By Kris McGinn L ong live dogs.   This is the sentence I saw printed on the side of a box being unloaded from a …

Most literary locals likely already know of it, but it was not until Godine Publishers reissued it last year in a new edition, with a foreword by her daughter Betsy Robertson Cramer and an afterword …

Easy Peasy Porcini Dip at Home

Porcini mushrooms are one of the world’s most iconic mushrooms.   The Italians have had a love affair with them for centuries.   Rightfully so because they don’t require any …

A   cataract is an opacity in the lens.  Cataracts can be congenital, which means born with it, age-related, of genetic origin, caused by trauma, dietary deficiency, electric shock, or …

Viral and bacterial infections are rampant and are responsible for spiking emergency room visits and hospital admissions.   Our vaccines and disease-acquired immunity are not protecting us as we …

Great rooms.  There are so many of us that have them.  Perhaps you have one because you own a large older home, with its elegant bones, grand rooms and high ceilings.  Or maybe your …

Study after study has connected breakdowns in civic participation, democracy, and discourse in America to the decline of local news.  On Thursday, journalism professor and author Dan Kennedy …

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 94th birthday this month, here are a few books that are in the spirit of his vision for a more diverse nation with equal rights for all, books that …

CBD Use in Dogs and Cats 

Studies have shown that pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs may be better controlled if CBD is added to drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories.  The important word is maybe. …

Manchester Library Notes | Dec. 23

A lot is happening this week at the Manchester by the Sea Public Library, including story and craft time for kids,  meditation for adults, the Hearthside Book Club, and more. MPL News …

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