The Suburbanite

An update on what's happening in our communities.

BeauSoleil avec  Michael Doucet, left, is at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday.

Globe North calendar

A Cajun musical performance, an abstract expressionist painting exhibition, and more.

Up Close

Emily Wellman inspires creativity in teens at the Salem YMCA

While Wellman has experience teaching younger students, she prefers working with teenagers.

Mocktails president Bill Gamelli, with a selection of his company’s nonalcoholic cocktails.

Business Plan

Wenham-based Mocktails serves up non-alcoholic drinks

“We love to see the person not drinking getting a beverage on par with a person who is drinking,” said Bill Gamelli of Wenham.

Anthony Vitale cuts hair at Anthony David Salon.

The Informer

Openings and closings of businesses and other organizations in the north suburbs.

Broiled oysters with creamed jalapenos are among the appetizers offered at Brine.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Local Fare

Newburyport’s Brine a tasty late-night treasure

Brine offers pricy treats for those who can afford them.

Katie and Mike Brandt celebrated Noah’s third birthday and Mike’s 32d birthday in March 2011.

Bella English

Single mother spreads awareness after her husband dies of rare disease

Katie Brandt is the New England volunteer coordinator for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.



The Argument

Should the members of municipal finance committees be elected?

Two views on whether members of municipal finance committees should be elected.

The Big Question

What movie do you think should win the Oscar for Best Picture?

We asked four people what movie they thought should win the Oscar for Best Picture.

Globe North commentary

Readers sound off on issues north of Boston.



Ali O’Leary and Amanda Conway.


For two Division 1 prospects, road to college hockey is all-consuming

Methuen senior Amanda Conway has 85 points this season, and Reading junior Ali O’Leary has 57.


Robbie Glavin, Ipswich High basketball

Ipswich High forward Robbie Glavin on his game-winning basket against Rockport High on Feb. 14.


Antonio Anderson, Lynn Tech/University of Memphis basketball

The former University of Memphis defensive demon is in his first year as an assistant at Wheelock College.


Amy Pelletier, Bishop Fenwick/Stonehill women’s basketball

The senior guard from Beverly is averaging 11.1 points per game for the 20-2 Skyhawks.

Globe North: Noteworthy performances

Noteworthy performances from athletes residing in communities north of Boston.

To our readers

Letter from the Regional Editor

Welcome to our new and expanded weekly Globe West, Globe North, and Globe South.

Blotter tales

// Arlington woman attacks neighbor with snow blower

The police chief said in a statement that “Emotions may run high during a historic weather event... but that is no excuse for violence.”

Cartoon Caption Contest

// MIT Maze

Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

Who taught YOU to Drive?

Interactive Graphic

// High school concussions

See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.

Globe e-book

// The Best of Beverly Beckham

I was the sun, the kids were my planets, and other reflections from the Globe columnist.