Harkins Photo Blog

Christmas at the Stevens Estate North Andover MA

Posted in Editorial, Event by harkinsphoto on December 12, 2017

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Check out the Stevens Estate December 15-18th this weekend for their Holly Days Open House in North Andover MA.

I covered the event last year for Merrimack Valley Magazine and enjoyed a lively house tour with gingerbread, decorations, light shows and a visit from Santa.

Sea Festival of Trees 2017

Posted in Editorial, Event, Interiors, Portrait by harkinsphoto on December 1, 2017


Back again for Merrimack Valley Magazine to cover the Sea Festival of Trees at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury MA.

I always enjoy this assignment at the beach and it helps get the Christmas Spirit going.

It ends December 3rd so don’t wait.


Driving Sideways at Strange Brew

Posted in Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on September 14, 2017


Location shoot at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for an old friend Brian Magoon and his Band “BJ Magoon and Driving Sideways” .

See the show this Friday at 9PM at Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH for some Roots Rock, Americana, Blues, Beach & Soul. .

Tremendous 21 with St. Anselm College

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on September 11, 2017


New cover view for Portraits Magazine with St. Anselm College for their Spring/Summer 2017 issue.

I covered the RCIA (Roman Catholic Initiation of Adults) students for their public demonstration of baptism, first communion and confirmation.

Abbot Matthew Leavy, O.S.B. oversaw the celebration for 21 students of St. Anselm College or as he fondly called them the ” Tremendous 21″.

Look for the article “The Mysteries To Be Lived” by writer Laura Lemire.

Check out the article online at this link.

Postcard Park City Utah

Posted in Event, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on September 5, 2017


Taking some time off the past few weeks and enjoying a family wedding in Park City Utah.

My niece Courtney and her husband Brandon celebrated their nuptials at the Red Cliff Ranch with a perfect evening for dancing and smores by the fire.  It was great to be and see our west coast family again.

Lots of fun seeing the view from Deer Valley and enjoying hikes, sunsets, a street festival on Main Street Park City and the local cuisine.  Janet and I finished our visit off with the Solar Eclipse of the Sun just as we headed our way to Moab Utah. Move to come on that.

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary

Posted in Event, Food by harkinsphoto on August 14, 2017


Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.

Lowell Folk Festival 2017

Posted in Architecture, Event, Personal, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 30, 2017


A special Sunday blog post on this weekends Lowell Folk Festival 2017.

I enjoyed a great parade and some beautiful twilight views as the music played all around the city last night.

You still have an opportunity today to head back to Lowell and enjoy one of best free festivals and lot’s of ethnic food.

Heritage Farms Ice Cream Lowell MA

Posted in Editorial, Event, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 13, 2017


National ice cream day is coming up this weekend and it was just in time for my views from the article “Beyond the Cones and the Cows” by writer Dean Johnson in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I started the tour of ice cream locations in the valley with Heritage Farm Ice Cream in Lowell MA on the banks of the Merrimack River. I met with owner  Bob Howard on a Monday night for their weekly car show run by Mike Robinson.

The staff tells me that the flavor Smore’s is the local ice cream favorite and I enjoyed a great night with live music, muscle cars and beautiful weather.

Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum 2017 with “Big Papi” David Ortiz

Posted in Event, Portrait by harkinsphoto on June 9, 2017


This event season comes to a big finale for me at the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum 2017 with Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz “Big Papi”.

I got Big Papi to give me a quick portrait in the green room just before all the action on stage. He was then interviewed to a full house at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium by Dan Roche, award-winning sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News.

Later that night we did our usual hundreds of guest shaking hands with him before he dashed away into the night.

RARA Spring Formal 2017

Posted in Event by harkinsphoto on June 7, 2017


The event season is in high gear but I always have time for the RARA Spring Formal.

RARA (Recreational Adult Resource Association) at  Harkins House is a favorite each year.


A special thanks for all the volunteers and I am grateful to be in attendance with them for some fun photos and group shots.