Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Black Lowell

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.  – Maya Angelou Most first impressions of Lowell are that it is incredibly diverse, with people of all cultures, nationalities, and skin tones living and working together; but for Black folks who live in Lowell? And those who were born and raised in Lowell? That’s a whole other story. “Hidden in PlainRead Now

Harvest – Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA


The whole point of the week, is the weekend – Angela Montenegro I had been looking forward to eating Brunch at Harvest since I first saw the pastry creations their pastry chef made and shared on Instagram. Sometimes it’s hype, sometimes it’s real, and in Harvest’s case, it was all real. From start to finish every interaction we had was real and wonderful. Hector ourRead Now

30 Shop Small Gift Ideas for this Holiday Season


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