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Festival of Trees Calling for 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

Festival of Trees Calling for 2014  Historic Preservation Grant Applicants

By: Tom Duggan – December, 2013 The Festival of Trees, Inc. is calling for applicants for its 2014 Historic Preservation Grant Program. This Methuen-based non-profit organization raises money through its…

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

Peace on Earth – CULTURE WARRIOR – Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano -December, 2013 “Our world has always been at war with itself because it has been at war with God.” These are the words of renowned philosopher and…

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

By: Jeff Katz – December, 2013 It is that time of the year when Christmas is in the news. For many of my friends it is an extremely important time…

Merrimack Valley Comes Together for Menorah Lighting

Merrimack Valley Comes Together for Menorah Lighting

PHOTOS More than eighty people attended the annual Menorah Lighting on the North Andover Common Monday night as Rabbi Asher Bronstein of Chabat Merrimack Valley praised G-d that we live…

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

Help for Teens Struggling with Their Faith – TEEN TALK with Ana Debernardo

By: Ana DeBernardo - November, 2013 Over the summer, I attended a Christian camp called C.A.M.P.S., an acronym that stands for Christ As My Personal Savior. This was my second consecutive…

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

Remembering the Dead – MORALITY MATTERS, by Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – November, 2013 November is the month when religious traditions remember the dead. It is a fitting month to do so. The clock gets turned back an…

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah Celebrations to be held in the Valley – Sponsored by Chabad of North Andover/Merrimack Valley & The Valley Patriot

Chanukah events with Chabad: November, 28 Menorah lighting in Middleton December, 2 Menorah lighting in North Andover December, 3 Jewish Heritage Night December, 4 Menorah lighting in Boxford. The Jewish…

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

FRIDAY! Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia to Appear at Festival of Trees

The 20th Festival of Trees will kick off with the Emerald Anniversary Taste of the Festival on Friday, November 22, 2013 with special guest, celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, of…

Losing Our Sanity – Morality Matters by Paul Murano

Losing Our Sanity – Morality Matters by Paul Murano

By: Paul Murano – October, 2013 There are two basic ways through which we have certitude about anything: faith and reason. In short, reason trusts the mind and faith trusts…

Parents (and families) of Murdered Children Hold Candle Light Vigil

Parents (and families) of Murdered Children Hold Candle Light Vigil

Parents of Murdered Children of the Merrimack Valley (POMC) held a candlelight vigil and remembrance last month on the steps of Lowell City Hall. This was the fifth annual remembrance…

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 1

A Conversation with Lawrence Catholic Academy Principal, Jorge Hernandez, PART 1

Transcribed by Kathleen Laplante Lawrence Catholic Academy is located on Parker and Salem Streets in Lawrence and was once Saint Patrick’s Grammar School, run by Saint Patrick’s Church. Jorge Hernandez…

Marriage in the Age of Fornication Part 2: The “Relationship” Culture

Marriage in the Age of Fornication  Part 2: The “Relationship” Culture

By: Paul Murano – August, 2013                   The Pink Elephant in the Living Room: Marriage and the Fornication Culture, Part 1 Last…

The Pink Elephant in the Living Room: Marriage and the Fornication Culture

The Pink Elephant in the Living Room: Marriage and the Fornication Culture

By: Paul Murano – July 2013 Last week DOMA was stuck down by the Supreme Court by one vote, and it made liberals and libertarians very happy. It made them…

Morality Matters – The Nuptial Meaning of the Body

Morality Matters – The Nuptial Meaning of the Body

  By: Paul Murano – April 2013 At the moment of this writing the Supreme Court is deliberating two cases related to so-called “same-sex marriage”. If the justices have any…

RONNIE FORD’S LAST RANT

RONNIE FORD’S LAST RANT

By: Marilyn McCarthy Ralph - February 2013 Ronnie Ford’s family and friends are still reeling from the suddenness of his death. Laughing and telling stories one week, then buried the next. We…