The 13-mile stretch of road from Revere to Danvers that encompasses Route 1 north of Boston has earned fame for its establishments fronted by garish signs and iconic, kitschy landmarks such as orange dinosaurs and fiberglass cows. Eye-catching to some, eyesores to others, still standing or not, they’ve proved memorable to both tourists and locals alike. Strip malls and megastores by corporate giants now coexist with small businesses and Square One Mall. Beloved restaurants have disappeared and motels touting color TV and telephones in every room have pretty much vanished.
When Bob Dobias Jr. was just out of high school, he convinced his mother, Sharon, to drive from their Swampscott home to Maine and buy a weather-beaten Mako skiff. It was a strategic move, because his father, Bob Sr., was busy coaching Swampscott High School’s football team, so there was little chance of encountering resistance.
While a war against cargos has been waged with the pocketed shorts deemed a baggy and bitter enemy of fashion, much more flattering military-inspired clothing has found its way to the runways and store racks this fall.
Is there anything better than staying in and eating a plateful of warm, hearty “comfort” food on a crisp fall night (other than finding out that everything on the plate is calorie-free)? How about not having to cook the meal yourself? Now, that’s our favorite kind of dinner!
We enter One Magazine’s second year of publication with some changes. The magazine itself is printed on a different stock with slightly altered page dimensions. It won’t mean much to you, the reader; but it’s a benefit to our advertisers because it enables us to increase circulation by inserting it into several newspapers produced by our parent company, Essex Media Group: Lynnfield Weekly News and Peabody Weekly News, and The Daily Item, which is distributed primarily in Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marblehead, Medford, Nahant, Peabody, Revere, Saugus, and Swampscott.
Stephen Winslow of Malden has been carrying the torch for the Bike to the Sea initiative for more than 20 years. He has seen some communities rally and succeed in building nearly cost-free fitness trails while others struggled with the concept and the funding.
Erick and Tania Buck-Ruffen of Lynn, work at their Munroe Street garden plot as mural artist FONKi works on his creation for the Beyond Walls Mural Festival in downtown Lynn. | Photo: Jim Wilson
By MEAGHAN CASEY
What brought Australian artist Georgia Hill to downtown Lynn last month? A mural, to put it simply.
But if you ask her or Beyond Walls founder Al Wilson, it’s much bigger than that. Wilson lured artists from across the globe to lend their talents to a creative movement that has the city buzzing with energy, enterprise, arts and culture and will for years to come.