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Bright Lights, Watch City – Waltham Local First Sparks Vibrant Business Community

Waltham Local First 2018 Directory Launch Last night I attended Waltham Local First’s Launch Party for their 2018 Directory. Waltham Local First is a nonprofit network of independent, locally owned businesses working together to build a strong Waltham economy and to educate the public about the economic and cultural benefits of shopping local. Solea Restaurant […]

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Scarecrows Are Back in Downtown Andover

Festival Runs Till October 28 The 2017 Andover Coalition for Education (ACE) Scarecrow Festival, benefitting Andover Public Schools, started last Saturday. Be sure to get downtown to view the 75 scarecrows created by Andover children and other community groups throughout town. Pick your favorite and enter the online auction and you just might take that scarecrow […]

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North Andover Gloss & Glo Nail Salon Opens with 20 Percent Discount Offer

Entryway Sets The Tone Located at the North Andover Mall at 350 Winthrop Avenue, the salon’s exterior masks the luxury inside. Diverse Selection of Nail Polish Two walls of nail polish guarantee you’ll find the right color. Comfortable Manicure Stations The Manicure Center located behind the entryway offers two rows of comfortable manicure stations. Opulent Pedicure […]

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Pop-Up Art Show at North Andover Mill

Creative Meet & Mingle With a Touch of History North Andover business owners Darlene Allen and  Danielle (Dee) Dellovo ran a fun Pop-Up Art Show Sunday night in historic East Mill — one of the stately old brick structures lining High Street, connecting the town’s industrial past to its present. Soaring ceilings, magnificent windows, and mile-high brick walls created […]

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4 Dining Hot Spots in Waltham, MA – Video Tour

Phantom Gourmet Visits The Watch City Situated North of Boston in Middlesex County, Waltham — The Watch City — is home to a burgeoning food scene filled with promising restaurants. In fact, Waltham’s Moody Street is known as Restaurant Row because of the diversity of cuisines available there. Phantom Gourmet recently visited 4 dining hot spots in Waltham and here are […]

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Andover’s LaRosa’s Café & Bar

Downtown Hot Spot Tucked into Barnard Street, LaRosa’s Café & Bar has an old-fashioned, yet modern feel. The eat-in café is a great lunch spot — serving up signature sandwiches like the Salmon BLT — delish! — fresh salads, pastas, and daily specials. The back brick patio exudes European elegance and is open day and night and most of the year for […]

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Made in New Hampshire – Custom, Hand-Built Wooden Furniture

Londonderry’s Up-and-Coming Craftsman Matt Cooper Matt Cooper is a young, local craftsman who makes high-quality and affordable custom wooden furniture in his Londonderry, New Hampshire studio. Below are a few pieces of his outstanding work. Circle Table and Chairs Rustic Elegance Dining Room Table with White Legs Country Kitchen Fun and Practical Picnic Table Table and Benches […]

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Andover College Student Zach Ciampa Talks Running a Business and Andover Schools

Zach Ciampa Attends Suffolk University and Runs Electronic Music Licensing Company Haelphon Zach Ciampa is BOTH a college student AND running a business. His company Haelphon develops and licenses electronic music. Zach’s story is a mix of entrepreneurial DNA, hard work, passion, and some inspirational teachers. Entrepreneurial DNA Zach’s dad, Rob Ciampa, founded network-connectivity solutions company NetEffect during the […]