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American Training Honors Partners at Annual LIFE Matters Awards

American Training Honors Partners  at Annual LIFE Matters Awards

Applause filled the room as the 2014 LIFE Matters Award recipients were announced. The crowd rose to their feet as Market Basket associates were called to the stage. Each year…

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

Homework Wars – BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – November, 2014 ‘Tis the season for homework. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy. If you have grade school children, even mentioning the word homework is like dragging your…

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

Backyard Chickens … in Lawrence!

By: Susan Wilson Laplante – November, 2014 Yes it’s true, backyard chickens are allowed in Lawrence. The growing rage in urban areas to keep a small flock of chickens in…

Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker” Returns to the Firehouse on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th!  

Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker” Returns to the Firehouse on Saturday and Sunday, November 29th and 30th!  

CALENDAR LISTING What: Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s “The Nutcracker” When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:00PM and 7:00PM with a Gala Reception at 6PM; and Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:00PM Where:…

The Man, Myth and Legend John Cena Sr. “Mr. Fabulous” of W. Newbury, Part II

The Man, Myth and Legend John Cena Sr. “Mr. Fabulous” of W. Newbury, Part II

By: Rebeccah Pearson – October, 2014 Newburyportguide.com He was married for 30 years, having 5 wonderful sons. Stephen, the oldest, is a computer specialist he is an IT director in…

MTV’s Brittany Baldi Interview Part III ~ What to Do and Not Do at an Audition: And Yes, Brittany is Still Single!

MTV’s Brittany Baldi Interview Part III ~ What to Do and Not Do at an Audition: And Yes, Brittany is Still Single!

By: Tom Duggan – October, 2014 Read Part 1 Read Part 2 This is Part III of our interview with movie star and model Brittany Baldi of Methuen. This month we…

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

A Printmaker’s Progress A Lecture and Meeting with Lance Hidy

Renown graphic artist Lance Hidy charts the progress of his explorations in traditional graphic arts media and how that led him to become an early adopter of digital tools in…

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

Interview with Superintendent-Receiver, Jeff Riley, PT II ~ No Condoms in Lawrence Schools, Test Scores and Teen Pregnancy Under Receivership

This is part II of Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s interview with Lawrence State Receiver for the Lawrence Public Schools who took over and replaced the school committee nearly three…

The Building Blocks to Raising a Confident Child ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

The Building Blocks to Raising a Confident Child ~ BABIES AND BRIEFCASES

By: Cheryl Hajjar – Sept. 2014 The temperatures are cooling, the autumn coffee flavors are brewing and those of us who are parents are all settling into our fall routines…

Building Careers by Crushing Families

Building Careers by  Crushing Families

By: Bharani Padmanabhan, MD September, 2014 The Valley Patriot helped the Pelletiers escape the corrupt gag order that Children’s Hospital whistled up from a captured Court to protect Dr. Alice…

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

Summer Has Gone ~TEEN TALK WITH ANNA DEBERNARDO

By: Ana DeBernardo – September, 2014 Once again, summer has come and gone, and the dreaded schedules of school, homework, and going to bed early are just around the corner.…

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

Methuen Chief on Drug Epidemic in The Valley

This is part III of our series on Law Enforcement in Massachusetts from our interview with Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon. Solomon appeared on Valley Patriot publisher Tom Duggan’s radio program…

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club Celebrates Their 1 Year Anniversary

TITLE Boxing Club has quickly become the go-to fitness club for workout enthusiasts and beginners alike in the Merrimack Valley. Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, members range in…

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

Prospect Hill Frontman Adam Fithian Out as Band Elevates Edgar Trancoso as New Lead Singer

By: Tom Duggan – September 11, 2014 Home grown Lawrence, Massachusetts rock sensation “Prospect Hill” has let their lead singer Adam Fithian go and elevated bassist Edgar Trancoso to front-man…

Studying Abroad Family Style ~ Teen Talk with Ana DeBernardo

Studying Abroad Family Style ~ Teen Talk with Ana DeBernardo

By: Ana Debernardo – August, 2014 Six weeks ago, my sister Lucia, a rising junior at Harvard College, left for an eight week study abroad program in Italy. She spent…

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