Pedro Soto – Co-Creating Change from the Bottom Up

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by Joey Phoenix In Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett’s book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, the authors describe the importance of asset-based development. They talk about how communities – particularly those in developing countries – already have all of the talent and the determination [….]

Performer plays trumpet

Candlepin Slim and Qwill at Northshore Mall – Photo Gallery

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Images by Timothy Donovan Photography The Northshore Mall Promenade Series kicked off this week with a Thursday night performance by Candlepin Slim and Quill at the Tony C’s stage. “Candlepin Slim is a band based in the North Shore that plays a mix of blues, rock, and funk originals. Thought provoking lyrics that tell a [….]

Group of people cheer for oncoming pride parade

North Shore Pride 2019 – Video

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Video by Koeun North Shore Pride Parade and Festival 2019 from Creative Collective MA on Vimeo. The North Shore Pride Parade and Festival were on June 22, 2019. This was a particularly special year as it was the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Parade also kicked off a new route, starting at Shetland Park and [….]

History Alive Inc., the Salem Cultural Council, the Lynn Cultural Council, and the Hamilton Cultural Council proudly present: This is Not a Bill

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Written by Alexia RoweDirected by Kristina Wacome Stevick This is Not a Bill is an immersive, traveling play about Salem’s involvement in the Underground Railroad in the mid-19th century; this new piece is set to premiere in downtown Salem on July 20-21 and August 17-18. Tickets at $18 and will go on sale at https://thisisnotabill.bpt.me/ [….]

Two people wearing trans flag walk under arc of rainbow balloons

2019 North Shore Pride Parade and Festival – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative CollectiveClick here for the full gallery. The North Shore Pride Parade and Festival were on June 22, 2019. This was a particularly special year as it was the 50 year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The Parade also kicked off a new route, starting at Shetland Park and traveling to Salem Common, [….]

Sea Level Escape – Eat Drink Northshore

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by Eat Drink Northshore – @eatdrinknorthshore_explore Who doesn’t love Newburyport in the summer? From Plum Island to the quaint shopping in downtown, and all the local specialty restaurants. Newburyport has so much to offer. Phil and I recently found ourselves here with some close friends. We shared a meal and did some major catching up [….]

Meet the Member: Bear Notch Studio

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Ben Libby – Bear Notch Studio IG: @bearnotchstudio IG: @bearnotchben FB: /bearnotchstudio LI: /in/benlibby IN: /company/bearnotchstudio In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. We are a coastal creative advertising agency bringing a hollowyood-style cinematic storytelling experience for our brands, websites, and advertising campaigns. Nothing is produced less than stellar. Our ad agency [….]

Northshore Mall Announces the Summer Entertainment Series on the Promenade Powered by Creative Collective

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Peabody, MA (June 19, 2019) –Northshore Mall announced the 2019 family-friendly summer entertainment series on The Promenade. The Summer Entertainment Series will take place on the performance and community stage located on The Promenade, (adjacent to Tony C’s Sports Bar & Grill) and will feature entertainment, musical performances and more for people of all ages, [….]

Enduring Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables

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SALEM, MA – Starting at 7:00 AM on Sunday, July 7th, and running until about 7:00 PM that evening, Salem Maritime National Historic Site and The House of the Seven Gables will be hosting “Enduring Hawthorne: A Marathon Reading of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.” “In partnership with The House of Seven [….]

Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll, PhD Receives Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art

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SALEM, MA- Salem State University Professor Kristine Doll was awarded the Homer European Medal of Poetry and Art at the Yale Club in New York City on Friday, May 17. Established in Brussels, Belgium in 2016 the Homer European Medal is a juried award celebrating artistry and literature for which Doll was awarded the Chamber of Medal. [….]

The Phoenix School Honors Its Roots with an Evening Overlooking Salem Harbor

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When Betsye Sargent and Barbara McFall started The Phoenix School in 1981, they had $800 between them. What they also had was the determination to found a school that would set new standards for education. They aimed to provide opportunities for Salem children that the public school system just didn’t have the funding for, with [….]

The Breakfast Connoisseur: ‘Not Breakfast’

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Did you think the Breakfast Connoisseur only reviewed breakfast? Well think again. by Laura Owens I know I titled myself as the “Breakfast Connoisseur,” and I know the article titles explicitly states this will be about not breakfast foods, but just go with it. Breakfast is food, and food is good, and I can’t help [….]

Off the Beaten Path: 10 Unexpected Places and Things to See and Explore on the North Shore

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The North Shore is filled to brim with things to see, especially during the Summer months. There are great restaurants, museums, and entertainment. Yet, sometimes you get in the mood for something a little unusual and want to go explore something weird. Here are 10 of the most unexpected attractions on the North Shore because, [….]

PEM presents the first retrospective of celebrated American photographer Olivia Parker

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Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker On view July 13 through November 11, 2019 SALEM, MA – For more than 40 years, Olivia Parker (b. 1941) has used photography to explore the relationships between vision, knowledge, and the natural world. From deceptively simple still lifes that transform the commonplace to her most recent work exploring [….]

Meet the Member- Solid Roots Woodworking

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Daniel Merluzzi – Solid Roots Woodworking @solidrootswdwrking @solidroots In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. Solid Roots Working is a Massachusetts-based furniture company that incorporates traditional woodworking styles into creative, elegant and functional heirloom pieces. Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for [….]