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Methuen Ballet Ensemble is Raising the Barre

Methuen Ballet Ensemble is Raising the Barre

The Methuen Ballet Ensemble is bringing “The Nutcracker” to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport for its 10th year! This production is expected to be the biggest, most elaborate,…

Open Letter to the Clergy of Lawrence and the Surrounding Area

Open Letter to the Clergy of  Lawrence and the Surrounding Area

By: Peter Larocque – September, 2017 God Bless you all in the name above all names, Jesus Christ. I read recently that some of you met with Mayor Rivera and…

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE with Cindy Annis

Fats Domino ~ IN THE GROOVE  with Cindy Annis

Let’s take a good look at an inspiring man and Rock & Roller. Fats Domino was born down in New Orleans on February 26, 1928. His mom was Marie-Donatille Gros,…

2017 Fall TV Preview: What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

2017 Fall TV Preview:  What You Should Watch ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – September, 2017 The new TV season is upon us and just like every year there are lots of new shows. Which are worth devoting your time…

NECC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Two Free Events in Lawrence

NECC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Two Free Events in Lawrence

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Northern Essex is hosting two events in Lawrence celebrating Hispanic culture that are free and open to the public. On Friday, October 6 from…

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

Methuen Police Capture Hit and Run Driver Who Killed 11 Year Old Jaydee Soto

By Tom Duggan – 9-9-17 VIDEO OF CAR BEING TOWED OFF NEWBURY ST Methuen police arrested 23-year-old Lawrence resident, Steven Toro Saturday afternoon, charging him as the driver in the…

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Jerry Lee Lewis II – IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – Aug. 2017 Hi folks, thanks for joining me for the rest of the great, Jerry Lee Lewis. So, we last talked about the Million Dollar Quartet.…

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

‘Master Of None’: The Best Show You’re Not Watching ~ TV TALK WITH BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – Aug. 201 Today’s TV landscape offers many choices for the discerning viewer. So, while it’s understandable that some shows get overlooked by many people, it does…

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

Farmer’s Market Bringing Life to Downtown North Andover

“The North Andover Farmers’ Market has been a tremendous success for the downtown area,” says Selectman Phil DeCologero – one of the members of the Downtown Merchants Association and the…

Food for Thought: The Revolving Test Kitchen!

Food for Thought:  The Revolving Test Kitchen!

LAWRENCE – Launched on December 1, 2016, the Revolving Test Kitchen (RTK) is an incubator and pop-up restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Lawrence at Northern Essex Community College’s…

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEW ~ Dark Matter By Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch © 2016 by Blake Crouch Published by: Crown Publishing Group, New York Hardcover: $26.99. At 342 pages it includes an Acknowledgement. This book is also…

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

Jerry Lee Lewis, Part I ~ Cindy’s Vinyl Vault

By: Cindy Annis – July, 2017 Did you folks know that Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive? I know it’s hard to believe, but, Jerry was born on September 29,…

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

My 2017 Emmy Wish List ~ TV TALK with BILL CUSHING

By: Bill Cushing – July, 2017 The Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced next week and every year I like to review the past year in TV and give my…

Heroes In Our Midst ~ SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS

Heroes In Our Midst ~ SUSAN PIAZZA’S BOOK REVIEWS

Heroes in Our Midst: From the Pages of The Valley Patriot Copyright © 2017, The Valley Patriot Genre: Nonfiction Softcover: 449 pages includes index Rating: 5 out of 5 Bookmarkers…

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Herman’s Hermits ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – June, 2017 I hope you enjoyed last month’s column as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you. On June 11, at Carry Hall in Lexington…