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Married on the 4th of July – Celebrating 75 years of Marriage! ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Married on the 4th of July – Celebrating 75 years of Marriage! ~ HEROES IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Aug. 2021 Dracut’s Bob and Jeanette (Jenny) Iby, celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2021. Married on July 4, 1946, after Bob finished his…

North Andover’s Hogan Graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

North Andover’s Hogan Graduates U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Christina Shea Hogan of North Andover recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, NY. Hogan earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission…

IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ Reducing the Property Tax Burden on Seniors

IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ Reducing the Property Tax Burden on Seniors

Aug, 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As a member of the Legislature’s Elder Affairs Committee, one of my top focuses this session is assessing bills filed that impact our older…

Methuen Village Unveils New Community Renovations

Methuen Village Unveils New Community Renovations

METHUEN – Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park has unveiled all-new renovations to their community rooms. The Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support community, nestled on the Spicket River, has been…

Methuen’s Coach Tom Ryan Reflects on Successful 2020 Season

Methuen’s Coach Tom Ryan Reflects on Successful 2020 Season

By: Eric Spagnoli – July, 2021 In April 2020, the Methuen High School Varsity Football Team closed out their season with an overall record of 5-2. Despite a shortened season…

K9 Kevin & His Drug Searching Dogs Making a Dent in the War on Addiction

K9 Kevin & His Drug Searching Dogs Making a Dent in the War on Addiction

Lifelong Lawrence resident Kevin Droin has found a unique niche in fighting the war on addiction in the Merrimack Valley. Droin and his two drug sniffing dogs [Moxie and Maverick]…

Merrimack Valley Hospice Provides 100-Year-Old Patient with Tablet to Ease Isolation

Merrimack Valley Hospice Provides 100-Year-Old Patient with Tablet to Ease Isolation

Oct. 2020 LAWRENCE – While the physical effects of COVID-19 have been widely documented, 100-year-old Rita Ducheneau has struggled with isolation at Marguerite’s House Assisted Living on the Mary Immaculate…

William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

From Woodstock to Vietnam By: John Cuddy – June, 2020 Bill McCann was born in 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He grew up in the Tower Hill Section of the city.…

Methuen Youth Innovation Project in the Works

Methuen Youth Innovation Project in the Works

(METHUEN) – The City of Methuen is among the few communities in the Merrimack Valley that is not home to a formal youth center or agency exclusively dedicated to providing…

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

HEROES IN OUR MIDST – Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Joe DiZoglio, and the Vets at the Lawrence DAV!

Heroes Still Serving By: John Cuddy Meeting Don Silba, Joseph Augusta, Jim Moran, Joe DiZoglio, and the other US Military Veteran members of the Queen City Chapter 2’s Service Center…

A Special Wedding at Body and Brain Yoga at Salvatore’s Riverwalk in Lawrence

A Special Wedding at Body and Brain Yoga at Salvatore’s Riverwalk in Lawrence

Migdalia Morina joined Riverwalk BodynBrain Yoga in Jan. 2019 after having thyroid surgery. Her physician recommended she try yoga to help relax. Through class and home practice she has learned…

The Great Vitamin Debate Continues ~ Your Health with Rick Bellanti

The Great Vitamin Debate Continues ~ Your Health with Rick Bellanti

By: Rick Bellanti – Feb. 2020 Should we take daily multivitamin supplements? Are they prescribed by a doctor or nutritionist? Are they beneficial to our daily diet? Do we “Need”…

Roger Daigle Lived His Life with Love

Roger Daigle Lived His Life with Love

By: Brian Genest – Feb. 2020 A bright light has gone out in Dracut. Former Selectman Roger Daigle, a well-known citizen who was well known for his strong opinions about…

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

Major Ronald Santagati, US Air Force: Korean and Vietnam Wars ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – Feb. 2020 Raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ronald Santagati is now living in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife (and high school sweetheart) Joan, to whom he…

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

U.S. Navy Chief Quartermaster Marshall Rogers Sr. ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – December, 2019 Marshall Rogers Sr. was born in 1921 on his family dairy farm in North Andover, MA. He was the second youngest of nine children.…

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