In the Spring 2015 issue

COVER FEATURE: Ready for Spring
About the photo: A lone allium in a local garden brings the promise of spring — and warmer days — ahead. Photo by Dan Ryan
Green memories: The wife of Boston Celtics forward Jim Loscutoff looks back on the couple's days with the NBA dynasty of the '50s and '60s.
A man of arts and science: Physics, painting and photography are the cornerstones of Rockporter Ron Straka's life.
Getting shipshape: Follow this checklist before you launch your boat.
A painting's best friend: Caleb Rulli of Hershey's Frame Shop is the go-to guy for Cape Ann artists looking to showcase their work.
Piping and produce: Manchester and Essex students are growing vegetables in school hallways, and composting the discards.
The clean team: Dedicated volunteers spend an hour every Saturday sprucing up Gloucester, one spot at a time.

Cape Ann Character: 18-year-old entrepreneur and inventor Doug Carp.
Found: Nautical stuff to put on the wish list.