The Breakfast Connoisseur: Just Desserts

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by Laura Owens Breakfast is basically dessert, but in the mornings, and the whole meal. Don’t @ me on this because I’m right; I have the ‘Breakfast Connoisseur’ title and I love dessert. So, on my past journeys through downtown Salem and its restaurants, I have come across some amazing desserts and some not so [….]

PATIO Parklets: Bringing the Lynn Community Together

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by Laura Owens The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival wraps up this weekend with another string of exciting events and happenings in Lynn. This year, they’ve added something exciting called the PATIO: a project in which parklets – little community spaces – can be built and placed in areas around downtown Lynn. These parklets will [….]

PEM Summer Block Party: Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, and More

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The Peabody Essex Museum has held their Summer Block Party for the past two years, and are bringing it back for a third year! The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. This year, the Summer Block Party will be held on July 27th from [….]

The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival: More than the Art

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Beyond Walls is a non-profit placemaking agency that uses a creative lens to address community needs. They are a diverse group of residents and supporters that believe cities thrive when they are full of art while having engaged stakeholders and active community spaces with art. Beyond Walls’ work revolves around their mission to strengthen communities [….]

Marketing 101: Small Businesses

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by Laura Owens It can be hard to take the first steps toward marketing your business. Some steps are simple and only involve creating a social media account, others, such as building and keeping relationships, can be more challenging. The deas outlined below will help you have a good idea of where and how to [….]

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 [….]

The Breakfast Connoisseur: Spoiled by Choice in Downtown Salem

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by Laura Owens Is breakfast your favorite meal of the day? Do you live around the Salem area? If yes, you should consider breakfasting in downtown Salem. All of these morning haunts have their own signature dishes and unique breakfast combinations. These four local spots have their own unique charm and their own spin on [….]