30 Shop Small Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season

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When you buy from a small business an actual person does a little happy dance. Mavens it is already the time of year when we start thinking of what to get our loved ones, and this year it means just a little more. It’s always been about supporting local for me because I understand what’s behind these small businesses, the people and community behind them,Read Now

Take a Ride on the Wild Side at Animal Adventures

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Picture this: A woman deathly afraid of bugs, but incredibly intrigued by reptiles, owls, and animals that could actually harm me. Yeah that’s me, Timna, aka the Maven. I have loved snakes since I was seven years old when a cool guy brought a boa constrictor to my class and I watched it eat a mouse and then held it on my shoulders. All 70Read Now

Welcoming Lt. Marisol Nobrega | The Foundation Mixer

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I want to be the voice that bridges the gap between the community and the police department” – Lt. Marisol Nobrega Last week I had the opportunity to meet the first Latina Lieutenant on the Lowell PD; Lt. Marisol Nobrega. The Foundation Mixer put together an event for the community to get to know Lieutenant Nobrega and highlight her story. I had the opportunity toRead Now

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

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“Whatever is good for your soul, do that.” The festival vibes this year were incredible. The community, the small businesses, the performers and even the weather- everything just meshed together and created a beautiful atmosphere all weekend long. I have to say it was the best year yet and no I’m not just saying that because I finally got to try the Filipino food boothRead Now