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Bottle caps, rocks, bones, fossils, shells and glass are just junk to you and me. But to Lowell artist Linnea Olson, the discarded bits and pieces she finds on the beach or at a dump, flea market or thrift shop are intriguing elements ready for her to turn into art.   Read More >>
Besides her artistic talent, Deirdre Grunwald had a knack for making people feel welcome whenever they visited her studio at Lowell's Brush Art Gallery and Studios. Small children often received a drawing pad or watercolor set for beginners that Grunwald -- Deedee to her many friends -- would stock in the corner.   Read More >>
Racism. Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life. Five Muslim women in a post-9/11 world serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in Rohina Malik's compelling one-woman play "Unveiled.   Read More >>
It wouldn't be the holiday season without a visit from Disney on Ice and its array of talented skaters sliding across the ice and spreading seasonal cheer.   Read More >>
Are you ready for more "shop 'til you drop" action -- all in support of local artists? Then head to 307 Market St., in downtown Lowell, this Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. The fun -- and shopping -- start with Gates Block Building Open Studios, 1-5 p.   Read More >>
MIAMI -- We've rounded up the 10 best gift ideas for all your favorite gym rats from Weekend Warriors to barre lovers. STOCKING STUFFERS ENSO SILICONE RINGS: Metal wedding bands can be a serious drag.   Read More >>
NEW YORK -- There are survivalists ready to keep themselves alive for months with nothing more than a plastic fork (perhaps an exaggeration), then there's a greater universe of preppers who might need some help with bug-out gear come the end of the world.   Read More >>
The fall season is on the horizon at Boston-area theaters, with an array of new and classic offerings for all. Huntington Theatre Company brings the acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical "Merrily We Roll Along" to audiences Sept.   Read More >>
CHELMSFORD -- Even after 12 years on the Parade Committee, Lynn Marcella can't quite put her finger on what makes Chelmsford's July Fourth parade draw so many people year after year.

Photo Gallery | Chelmsford 4th of July Parade   Read More >>

The Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, and you know what that means -- plenty of chances to celebrate because some local communities prefer to hold festivities over the weekend while others like to wait until the actual holiday.   Read More >>