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Have Your Shoelaces Become Chains?

Have Your Shoelaces Become Chains?

By: Jeff Katz – March 2013 We all spend so much time thinking about the outside forces which are keeping us from reaching our full potential; we usually forget that…

My Journey To Jerusalem: One Woman’s Trip to the Holy Land – PART I

My Journey To Jerusalem: One Woman’s Trip to the Holy Land – PART I

FROM METHUEN TO TEL AVIV! By Catherine Chang – January 2013 My journey to Jerusalem began many years ago as a child. I was a lonely child and spent a…

American Training Honors Dan Barter

American Training Honors Dan Barter

Dan Barter of Raymond, NH, founder and President of Summit Records Management, a division of Northeast Reclaiming Services, Derry, NH, was presented American Training’s highest honor last month, the Life…

Son of Dead Holy Family Hospital patient to Meet with Officials, Declines Meeting with Hospital.

Son of Dead Holy Family Hospital patient to Meet with Officials, Declines Meeting with Hospital.

  (Part II of on ongoing series) State Senator’s William Brownsberger and Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr, have scheduled a meeting with Brian Evans on November 13th at the State House…

Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash

 By: Christine Prescott – October, 2012 The Warrior Dash is held annually throughout the world. It’s an intense 5k running event held on the most challenging rugged terrain. The race…

LIVE THE WOW!

LIVE THE WOW!

  Simply amazing isn’t it? There are actually people in, this, the greatest country on the face of the earth, going around promoting the idea that people who succeed in…

Chang’s TKD Celebrates 10 Years of Community Service

Chang’s TKD Celebrates 10 Years of Community Service

 August, 2012 We did it! Chang’s Taekwondo America is celebrating 10 years of community service in Haverhill as well as 1st year anniversary in Methuen. As a result of this…

Five Centenarians Celebrate Birthdays at Penacook Place, Haverhill

Five Centenarians Celebrate Birthdays at Penacook Place, Haverhill

June, 2012 HAVERHILL – Five residents of Penacook Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated birthdays of 100 years or more. Residents, staff, family members, elected officials and other guests…

Proud of my Boy Scout and Proud of the Boy Scouts

Proud of my Boy Scout and Proud of the Boy Scouts

  By: Jeff Katz – June, 2011 There are times as a father where your son can just plain make you proud. I look back on some of those times…

Loving Life, Serving the Community Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

Loving Life, Serving the Community  Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson

  By: Eva Montabello   When telling a story about “strength of spirit”, Methuen City Councilor Jamie Atkinson wholeheartedly embodies the statement. A lifetime of health hardships hasn’t stopped him…

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

FAIL FORWARD – Self-Motivation For When The Going Gets Tough

By: Diana Dizoglio One hopes that tough times will produce humility, strength of character, and eventually growth and change. As anyone who has faced a challenge knows, however, this process…

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

The Canine Heroes of September 11, 2001

  By: Tracey Zysk – September, 2011 Ten years later…it is as if it was yesterday. After the buildings went down, the search started. Images of firefighters, police, military, New…

Happy Father’s Day

VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL   June, 2011 Father’s Day is June 19th. It’s a day to celebrate fathers all across the country. It is a day to spend time with the…

Fitness Together-N.A. Launches Type 2 Diabetes Study – Invites Local Residents to Participate

  By: Tracey Zysk – December, 2010 North Andover, Mass. Some of the newest clients exercising at Fitness Together in North Andover are doing more than stepping on a scale…

Caring for elderly loved ones with disease

  By: Teri Mercier – September, 2010 Taking care of an elderly loved one is no easy task. When disease is involved, it becomes even more challenging. People who care…