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Woburn Must-Do List

EXPLORE Horn Pond More than five miles of wooded trails surrounding a scenic pond make this an ideal spot for a stroll, a run, or a relaxing picnic. Arlin...

Community Spirit in Woburn

First, let’s get the name straight. If you’re local, you surely cringe every time you hear someone pronounce the first syllable of Woburn as “woe.” The real pro...

Peabody Must-Do List

  Dine   The latest dining destination from the owners of Pellana Prime Steakhouse, Alto Forno, has become a hot spot for foodies. Helmed by...

Swampscott's Next Act

  To outsiders, Swampscott may be perceived as a place to drive through on the way to somewhere else. With just 3.1 square miles of land, and not quite...

Swampscott Must-Do List

  SHOP   Maison de Mer is a French country–inspired home décor shop filled with hand-selected items like antique furniture, fin...

Salem Must-Do List

  Learn more about Salem here.    Peabody Essex Museum As the nation’s oldest continuing operating museum, PEM was among the f...

Rockport Must-Do List

Learn more about Rockport   James Russell Goldsmiths This lovely spot features handcrafted jewelry by Russell, his father, Peter Russell, and me...
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Summertime in Rockport 

  Now that the wildly uneven winter (and spring) are gone, my thoughts have turned to ways I may melt away my winter bulk. As a lapsed marathoner with ...

Town Focus: Ipswich and Essex

  As we head into spring, it’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and wander the North Shore in search of new adventures. A couple ...

Town Focus: Manchester

  Manchester-by-the-Sea has lit up the big screen in eight Hollywood films, including screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan’s recent drama, Manchester by...