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Please God

Please God!

A black and white cartoon my mother cut out of a magazine twenty-some years ago is still etched in my memory. A seemingly apprehensive young woman was about to step onto the scale. The caption read, “Please God, please! Let me weigh 110 and then everything in my life will be perfect. ” I can still hear my mother giggling. 

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Northshore Magazine

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Converse

Converse

Story of a North Andover–based company juggernaut.

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Paula Cole

Paula Cole

If you thought for a minute that Rockport native Paula Cole had left us behind, think again. This Grammy winning singer-songwriter has come back to her North Shore roots, the rocky coast where it all begins.

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coming home

Coming Home

Roost offers a little Southern hospitality in Salem.

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A Look At Consignment

A Look At Consignment

Take a tour of some of the regions hottest, hippest second-time around Boutiques.

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“How They Met” – Patch

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coaches teaching life lessons

Coaches Teaching Life Lessons

Marblehead coaches leave players with lessons to live by.

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Everday Marvills – The Marblehead Reporter

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everday marvills gould redefines spring break

Everday Marvills:
Gould redefines ‘Spring Break’

While the majority of teenagers were packing skis or bathing suits for spring break, 14-year-old Olivia Gould was packing snacks for a mother-daughter road trip to Appalachia.

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everday marvills logging miles with lloyd caswell

Everday Marvills:
Logging miles with Lloyd Caswell

Sixty-five-year-old Lloyd Caswell of Marblehead leads an active life. So active in fact, it’s hard to believe he uses a wheelchair. Living with cerebral palsy hasn’t cast a pall on his ambition or perspective.

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everday marvills triplett a key cog in festibal machine

Everyday Marvills:
Triplett a key cog in Festival machine

Since 1962, the people behind the scenes of the Festival of the Arts Inc., a not-for-profit organization, have provided the town of Marblehead with an annual event some say is unrivaled anywhere in the country. Greg Triplett, a lifelong volunteer and Festival board member, is one of those people.

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everday marvills the best crossing guard in the world

Everyday Marvills :
‘The best crossing guard in the world’

His name may not sound familiar, and his face may blend into the chaos of the cursory morning routine. But if you stop and look closely you will see him right where he has been for the last nine years, helping the children make their way across Village Street.

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Crafts for a Cure for Fragile X Syndrome

Crafts for a Cure for Fragile X Syndrome

In a far away land, the family and friends of eleven-year-old Makenzie Cote are as busy as Santa’s elves. A team of mothers, fathers, sisters, mother-in-laws, father-in-laws and friends are hard at work creating magic: handmade jewelry, hangers, wine bags, pot holders, dishcloths, slippers, greeting cards, nightlights and dolls.

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Akashic Books

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“Boarding School Drop-Off”

On September 11th of this year, we drove our thirteen-year-old daughter to a boarding school for children with learning differences.

It was the second-worst day in memory. The first was when she was three months old and the pediatrician told me she had fragile X syndrome.

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