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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…

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

Olivia Newton John ~ IN THE GROOVE WITH CINDY ANNIS

By: Cindy Annis – May, 2017 Olivia Newton John was born on September 26, 1948 in Cambridge England to a Welsh mother and German father. She is the youngest in…

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Following an extensive process that starts with hearings in January, the Fiscal Year 2018 House budget was finalized in the last week in April.…

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

Carter, MaGuire Win Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award

$1,600 from BASH Proceeds Donated to Veterans for Wheelchairs and Groceries   Each year The Valley Patriot holds a charity BASH on the anniversary of the newspaper’s birth. “I’m so…

Vietnam Veteran Richard Russell – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

Vietnam Veteran Richard Russell – VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HEROES IN OUR MIDST

By: Beth D’Amato – Feb. 2017 The Valley Patriot is celebrating its 13th year in publication this month! As part of that tribute, we are spotlighting one of our very…

The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

The Big Bopper – In he Groove with Cindy Annis

By: Cindy Annis – Feb. 2017 The Big Bopper was born on October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas. His birth name was Jiles Perry Richardson Jr. Being the son…

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

Local Veterans Honored in New Book “Heroes in Our Midst” ~ From The Pages of The Valley Patriot

BUY NOW  Each month since March of 2004, The Valley Patriot newspaper has published a front page story about the bravery and dedication of a local veteran called “Valley Patriot…

Companion Care Services Seeks Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Companion Care Services Seeks  Volunteers for Vets in Nursing Homes

Alicia Nordin of Companion Care Services of New England says with more part time volunteers she would be able to service more nursing home residents, in particular, military veterans. Alicia’s…

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

Tom Duggan’s October 2016 Notebook

BREAKING THEIR WORD ON ENDORSEMENTS In my book, your word is your bond. If you make a commitment and give your word, no matter how inconvenient it is, you keep…

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Elder Services Executive Director Wins National Leadership Award

Rosanne Distefano, Executive Director of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley was presented the Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging during the n4a…

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much…..Helen Keller ~ ROBIN’S KITTY CORNER

By: Robin Desmet – Sept. 2016 Oftentimes when I show up at someone’s home to trap their backyard cats, I am by myself. I set up the traps and then…

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

Sugar and Spice, Not so Nice

By: Rick Bellanti – August, 2016 As Def Leppard once said back in the 1980s, Pour Some Sugar on Me. But that’s about all I would do with sugar now,…

Technologies for Aging in Place

Technologies for Aging in Place

By: Celeste Begley – Aug, 2016 The proverbial “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” is today more likely “an app any time of day will keep the…

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved omnibus veterans’ legislation in June known as the Veterans H.O.M.E. Act. State Senator Katy Ives – July, 2016 Senate Bill 2325, “An Act Relative to…

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Discounts for North Andover Town Employees

Yoga Offers Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga for $75 with a Portion of the Proceeds to Directly Benefit The Giving Garden ANDOVER, MA – (July 1, 2016) – As a…

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