Harkins Photo Blog

Duncan’s Dunk Tank with Enterprise Bank

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on June 29, 2015

EnterpriseBankDunkTank1 EnterpriseBankDunkTank2Lots of fun with Enterprise Bank last week at their Duncan’s Dunk Tank.

The event raised over $4000 for the Chelmsford-based Table of Plenty and nonperishable food items for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

Check out the Enterprise Bank Facebook page and their Youtube site for some of the best dunks.


Father of the Bride

Posted in Event, Personal by harkinsphoto on June 19, 2015


Last weekend I celebrated with my family the marriage of my little girl Renee with her new husband Matt Johnson with their family on the west coast.

It was a beautiful Seattle WA day with sunshine and warm temperatures at the shores of Lake Washington at the Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center.

The grooms father Kent was the officiate of the ceremony and I spent most of my time just being “Father of the Bride”.

I was allowed a little leeway by my wife Janet to shoot some views but I let the official photographer Erica Kohagizawa do the real job of covering the wedding.

Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else be in charge of the photos and who knows I might even see some shots of myself with the bride.


Building the Lawrence MA of Tomorrow

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 15, 2015




I got to meet up with Shalimar Quiles the Chief of Staff to the Superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools, Josh Alba President Bread and Roses Heritage Committee and Francina Victoria President Greater Lawrence Young Professionals Network.

After getting some portraits views Francina (in the blue dress) asked if we could do the group shot in the middle of the street.

I loved the idea and as we dodged in and out of traffic we pull off just the right shot.

Look for the article “Building the Lawrence of Tomorrow” by writer Alyson Aiello for the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

110 Grill Nashua NH

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 12, 2015


Shooting at the new 110 Grill in Trafalgar Square in Nashua NH.

Enjoy the Chicken Caprese Parmesan and some of the house specialty drinks in a rich atmosphere of wood tones.

Check out the article in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine in the restaurant profiles column by writer Julianne Palazzo.

Harrison’s Roast Beef North Andover

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 11, 2015


Harrison’s Roast Beef of North Andover MA was next on the tour of the valley for the Grandmother of All Sandwiches.

Check out the rock posters on the wall and meet owner  Michael “Ace” McMains and enjoy their signature Roast Beef sandwich with onion rings and their own brand of soda.

Check out the article by Doug Sparks in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Jillie’s Family Restaurant Where Food is Love

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 10, 2015


For the Tour of the Merrimack Valley Roast Beef Sandwiches for Merrimack Valley Magazine a stop in Lowell my home town.

Lisa and Angelo Koukos of Jillie’s Family Restaurant made their specialty a “3 way” with fresh onion roll, 6 ounces of roast beef and covered with barbecue sauce, mayo and cheese.

Check out the article by writer Doug Sparks “The Grandmother of All Sandwiches”.

Lowell Walks Taking the Tour with Fred Faust

Posted in Architecture, Event, Personal by harkinsphoto on June 8, 2015


It was a busy weekend but I was able to fit in a little “me” time with the Lowell Walks tour with Fred Faust.

Over 80 of us gathered at the Lowell National Historical Parks Visitors Center on Market St. for a little walking tour of the areas architecture.

Fred provided some great stories about some of Lowell’s revitalized architecture and some extra notes on what that process took with some humorous behind the scene details.

He ought to know, he was there making it happen.

Check out the link at www.richardhowe.com and check out the full tour schedule this summer.

Girls Inc Lowell Today’s Woman Award 2015 with Naomi Prendergast

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on June 5, 2015


Great event last night for Lowell Girls Inc for the Today’s Woman Award.

Naomi Prendergast, President and CEO of D’Youville Life and Wellness Community was this years recipient.

Check out more views at my Events Page.

Hooked or Ignite Your Choice in Manchester NH

Posted in Editorial, Food, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 3, 2015


Located side by side on Hanover Street in Manchester NH Hooked Seafood and Ignite Bar and Grille share the same location and ownership.

Shooting for Merrimack Valley Magazine for  a review by Dean Johnson I met with owner Ann Masterson and Chef Jarron Deleon and Josh Enright to shoot some of the customer favorites.

Look for the article in the latest May/June issue.

1700 Watts at WUML

Posted in Editorial, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 1, 2015



College radio at it’s best with WUML the UMASS Lowell radio station blasting out at 1700 watts.

The station is based in the lower level of Lydon Library on the North Campus at UMASS Lowell.

Look for the article “1700 Watts of God’s Favorite Noise” in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine by writer and former WJUL DJ David Iverson.

I had a great time with the staff and enjoyed revisiting the station in its basement catacomb after all these years.

I decided to run my views in the blog as BxW for that late 70’s Pre Punk look as I remember the setting.


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