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May 26, 2022
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#MuseumMay: Education as Inspiration with MuseumTastic!

by Felicia Cheney
By Julie Arrison-Bishop, MuseumTastic, Founder Do you remember your first field trip? Where was it? Who were you with? What did you learn? Do you have any sensory memories of the place you experienced? It may not have been my first field trip, but a visit to Storrowtown Village in West Springfield, MA is often what I point to as
May 26, 2022
April 4, 2022
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Beacon String Trio to perform Bach and Mozart Pieces at House of Seven Gables

by Felicia Cheney
The House of the Seven Gables has much to be grateful for. The reopening that follows the worst of the pandemic continues to go smoothly. Spring is no longer a dream; it’s everywhere the senses turn, including the period gardens. And April is the birth month of Settlement Association founder Caroline Emmerton. Of course a special celebration is in order!
April 4, 2022
March 1, 2022
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Celebrate Women’s History and Intersectionality this Month North of Boston

by Felicia Cheney
March is Women’s History Month – and there are several ways to celebrate, learn, and discover in the coming weeks. Here is our roundup of events on the North Shore and in greater Boston celebrating the women, femmes/fems, non-binary, transgender, and two-spirit individuals in our communities. If you are hosting an event for Women’s History Month, please send us a
March 1, 2022
January 21, 2022
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MRS. HAWKING: PART 1 Screening now on Youtube

by Felicia Cheney
By Joey Phoenix This past Sunday, January 16th, Breaking Light Productions released the long awaited filmic adaptation of the Victorian mystery caper Mrs. Hawking: Part 1 on Youtube. The production is available to stream free on the Mrs. Hawking YouTube channel.  Mrs. Hawking: Part 1 by Phoebe Roberts (she/her/hers) and Bernie Gabin (he/him/his) is the first episode in a six-part
January 21, 2022
November 9, 2021
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Introducing The Halo Sessions

by joeyphoenix
by Joey PhoenixImages by Lux et Umbra Art “What is that thing you want to have more of in your life? Deep within yourself, you know. In this deeply personal, empowering and soul-driven workshop we will help you voice and intentionally welcome precious, life changing desire into your life.” – The Halo Sessions.  Cynthia “Cyn” August (she/her/hers) of Lux Et
November 9, 2021
October 22, 2021
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How One Salem Tour Guide is Making History More Accessible

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix Salem tourists are spoiled for choice with the range of distinct tour options in the downtown. Visitors can take history tours and ghost tours and cemetery tours or even follow historic reenactors around, learning about witches, Puritans, Hollywood, tombstone engravings, and much more, sometimes even in the same night.  Because Salem’s history is so unusual, this variety
October 22, 2021
September 17, 2021
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First Beverly Artist in Residence Invites Color and Whimsy Downtown

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix | Images by Creative Collective For the first time ever, Beverly, MA has an official Artist in Residence: Zooguu. The residency pilot program, developed by the Beverly Arts District (BAD), in partnership with the City of Beverly, Creative Collective, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), exists to encourage pandemic recovery in the area by bringing more
September 17, 2021
July 22, 2021
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Building Nests for Survivors

by joeyphoenix
by Joey PhoenixImages courtesy of Debbie Baxter and The Survivor Nest Project Content Warning: The article mentions sexual and inter-familial abuse.  Five collaborators from across the country are creating a sacred experience for survivors – an experience centered around an unusual space where people can step inside, be at peace, and shed some of their burden in a safe way.
July 22, 2021
June 4, 2021
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Two-Spirit Pride is Native-Led in the New England LGBTQIA2+ Community – Part 1

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix  Click here to read Part 2 Sherry Gagne (Metis, Abenaki, Mohawk, Algonquin, Choctaw – Board Member for North Shore Pride), Makademakwa Ikwe (Odawa, Potawatomi, and Metis), and Jessie Little Feather (White Mountain Apache and Navajo), three Two-Spirited individuals living in New England, have formed a small chosen queer Two-Spirit community.  In this interview they talk about LGBTQIA2+
June 4, 2021
May 19, 2021
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How a Black-Owned Lynn Design House is holding space for community through floral artistry, intentional design

by joeyphoenix
Filled with Color is a Black-owned, woman and non-binary owned and operated floral and design house based in Lynn. On the floral side of things, their rich bouquets are luscious and vibrant, calling to mind pink sunset dawns, vintage postcard gardens, and the deep, luminescent sweetness of spring and early summer.  View their floral design offerings here.  Additional offerings include
May 19, 2021