2020-11-15 E-Edition

Whittier Birthplace lifts spirits with a kite festival

It’s hard to imagine a historic home serv­ing as the setting for a cardio workout, but that is exactly what happened on October 4 at Whittier Birthplace, when the proper­ty’s executive director, Kaleigh Paré, and its board of trustees hosted a kite festival. “It is our mission is to make Whittier Birthplace relevant to all people, even when we can’t […]

Food & Toy Collection drive to replace VFW Santa Parade

The annual VFW Santa Parade in Haver­hill, normally held in November, will be replaced this year by a food and toy col­lection drive due to the pandemic. There will be no marching bands or floats, but Santa Claus will ride through the city on a firetruck, visiting each of the drop loca­tions. The collection drive will help meet the needs […]

Salem Exchange Club’s Christmas tree sale is a go

The Salem Exchange Club’s 50-plus-year tradition of selling Christmas trees and wreaths for charity will continue this year. The tree lot will be at 179–181 Main St. in Salem, New Hampshire, at the for­mer trolley car barn. The sale will start the day after Thanksgiving and run until the trees are all sold. “We know they will be looking for […]

It’s Haverhill vs. Plaistow in a trivia smackdown on Zoom

The gauntlet has been thrown, the chal­lenge accepted, and local teams and individuals are honing their skills in anticipation of a Friday the 13th trivia confrontation. Scott Campbell, Plaistow Public Li­brary’s assistant director, has challenged Brendan Kieran, the adult programming librarian at Haverhill Public Library, to a “cross-town/interstate trivia smack­down.” This not-to-be-missed event will be showcased on Zoom on Friday, […]

Volunteers, new site needed for Elder Brown Bag food program

Elder Services of the Merrimack Val­ley and North Shore is looking for vol­unteers and a new location for its Elder Brown Bag program. A collaboration between Elder Services and the Great­er Boston Food Bank, the Elder Brown Bag program provides emergency food assistance for elders or the disabled who run low on grocery money after their monthly income runs out. […]

Kayakers paddle the Merrimack for addiction prevention

The inaugural Eammon’s Heart Paddle for Prevention sent about a dozen kay­akers on a journey down the Merrimack River from Haverhill to Newburyport. The event, which took place in late Sep­tember, was intended to increase aware­ness of and erase the stigma associated with addiction. It also raised funds to support addiction-prevention programs in Haverhill. Helen Sheehan, the CEO and found­er […]


Indulge in edible artwork at Love & Flour Bakery

e brick-and-mortar location opened four years ago this past September, but the brainchild of Love + Flour Bakery was born much earlier. Jaime Manning has been baking cakes in her hometown of Salem, New Hampshire, since she was 16. Manning, a self-taught entrepreneur, says she was always interested in fashion and the visual aspect of merchandising. It shows in the […]


Brice S. Russell Jr.'s camera reaches from Haverhill to the moon

These days, almost anyone can take a stunning photo. Thanks to continually advancing cell phone technology, Insta­gram has become an hourly explosion of images that, not too long ago, would have required sophisticated camera equip­ment and a certain amount of technical training to capture. However, beyond the everyday “this is what I made for dinner tonight” shots that saturate the […]

Haverhill High School fall sports kick off

After weeks of delays related to COVID-19 concerns, the Haverhill High School fall sports athletes were finally able to start competing. The lower-risk sports, including cross-country and golf, have been in session for a few weeks now. Soccer, field hockey and girls volleyball started later. The boys soccer teams had their season-openers at Trinity Stadium versus Dracut on October 19, […]