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In a touch of whimsy, a donkey briefly stole the spotlight during the ceremony of Giacomo Marchese and Dani Taylor at Winslow Farm in Norton.

Offbeat wedding venues grow in popularity

More couples are opting for personalized weddings in non-traditional venues, like public parks, museums, or their own homes.By Katheleen Conti

Cahill to run for Lynn state representative seat

Lynn voters will elect a new state representative in May.

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Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

February vacation zoo events, Valentine’s breakfasts, and more.

Latest Globe North headlines

Out with the old

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

ON THE MOVE

Tracking programs reveal winter’s wild wanderings in the Bay State

For adults and youth, following animal trails is an appealing way to explore nature, the outdoors.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Tufts University Melissa Baptista scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter to power the Jumbos to their 12th straight win.

HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

At Interstate Gymnastics, high school rivals all on the same beam

Athletes from Merrimack Valley Conference programs work in concert at the club level

CAMPUS ANGLE Q&A

Middleton’s Mark Meads making sweet music on the ice at Saint Anselm College

When he is hitting the drums with his band ‘High Sticking’, senior assistant captain has racked up a career-high 20 points.

CATCHING UP WITH ...

Heather Hover Seddelmeyer still on the court, teaching the game

Former Masconomet Regional and Ohio Wesleyan basketball stalwart runs Rivals girls’ basketball program

Up Close

Erasing the stigma of mental health issues at work

Barbara Wilson of Salisbury recently joined CEOs Against Stigma, a statewide campaign created by the National Alliance on Mental Illness — Massachusetts to promote healthy work environments.

Business Plan

A sweet business that’s all in the family

Although Seacoast Sweets has been around six years, the past six months have been a whirlwind.

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Openings, closings, events, and more north of Boston

February vacation zoo events, Valentine’s breakfasts, and more.

Cahill to run for Lynn state representative seat

Lynn voters will elect a new state representative in May.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Salem

Arriving in the year of the monkey means you are smart, ambitious, quick-witted, and optimistic.

Wedding spots north of Boston

A sampling of some of the most popular wedding spots in the north suburbs.

Blotter tales

BLOTTER TALES

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A man causes a scene in a hotel lobby, a Donald Trump sign is set ablaze, police deal with a family feud at Toys “R” Us, and other odd tales from local police blotters.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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

On The Move

ON THE MOVE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/13/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/IMG_3190A.jpg The magic of backyard hockey

For rink builders in Natick, Concord and Essex, it’s all about spontaneous, unstructured play.

Globe North Community News

Ipswich

Public forum scheduled on future of Ipswich school

Ipswich’s Winthrop Elementary School may be renovated or replaced with an entirely new school.

Lawrence

Lawrence to hire 7 Spanish-speaking police officers

Police Chief James X. Fitzpatrick said the move will help police with “creating a tighter bond with the community.”

Gloucester

Gloucester selected for local food initiative

The city will get US support in promoting and distribute fresh seafood, which it intends to brand “Gloucester Fresh.”

Interactive Graphic

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

Globe e-book

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