June Happenings & Remembering a Local Hero

by | May 27, 2023

The Winged Rabbit is part of the Haverhill Art Walk

May Winds Down & June Heats up

Lots going on in June locally. And this post gives you the scoop. But we save the best for last. So read to the end to remember a local hero — one of our country’s brave women & men — who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

Haverhill Art 🎨Walk

The Haverhill Art Walk takes place Saturday, June 3rd. And is an indoor | outdoor event, highlighting local businesses, forgotten alleyways & underused spaces in Downtown Haverhill. A must-see is The Winged Rabbit (☝️).  Which is a truly unique gift shop featuring the works of local artists. Plus, you must visit The Art Market on Washington Street. Where you will see custom-beaded jewelry by North Andover Designer Kathy Jodka (👇). The Haverhill Art Walk also includes Plein air painting, poetry, exhibitions & demonstrations. Plus, an Acoustic Alleyway. With a lineup featuring the Andover Choral Society & more!

Blue & Gray Mix Wrap Bracelet by Kathy Jodka

Blue and Gray Mix Wrap Bracelet

Andover Art Walk

The Andover Art Walk runs until June 9th. And the tour includes 30 locations, showcasing work by local artists. Like Andover’s Holly Coble Art. Whose work (👇) is featured at MAK & CO.

Holly Coble Art at MAK & CO.

Holly Coble Art on Andover Art Walk at MAK & CO.

 

Andover Cars & Coffee 2023

Stop by Andover Village Square on Sunday morning, June 4th. Because Andover Cars & Coffee is back. It’s a fun, family event!

Jaguar E-Type at Andover Cars & Coffee

Jaguar E-Type in Downtown Andover

Andover Farmers Market Opens

Andover Farmers Market opens Saturday, June 17th. And runs every Saturday morning, from 9am to 1pm, until October 14th. Check out the Weekly Vendors & Map. Where you will see that local favorites, like Valicenti Pasta Farm & Farmer Dave’s, return for opening day.

Andover Farmers Market features Local Vendors

Andover Farmers Market features local vendors.

 

Andover’s Highland & Heather

Downtown Andover newcomer Highland and Heather is on the Andover Art Walk. Which gives you a great reason to visit this sliver of a shop inspired by the love ❤️ of gathering at home. Be sure to pick up some Bell Mountain Naturals Mini Gem Soap. Made with plant-based oils & butters, each mini-faceted bar soap is hand cut & different. Making a luxe addition to your soap dish. While giving you a soothing, rich lather to gently cleaning your skin.

Bell Mountain Naturals Mini Gem Soap

Bell Mountain Naturals Mini Gem Soap at Andover's Highland and Heather

 

North Andover Soap Making Workshop

Join The Village Studio Handmade Shop & JB Artisans Soap for a cold-process, soap-making workshop at Jaime’s Restaurant. Use the melt & pour method to make two four-ounce scented soaps: Pineapple & Sage and Waters of Italy. Plus, get a swag bag. Register now!

Soap Making with The Village Studio Handmade Shop

Soap Making Workshop with North Andover's The Village Studio Handmade Shop

 

Billerica Furniture Sale!

Billerica’s The Rustic Barn Décor & More! is running a furniture sale for the Memorial Day Holiday. Enjoy 20 percent off all furniture in the shop!  So stop by today from 11am until 4pm. And choose from a wide selection to create the right ambiance for your home. Whether it’s coastal, shabby chic, farmhouse, antique, French, country, or modern. You will find a piece to make your perfect space!

Memorial Day Weekend Furniture Sale

Furniture sale at Billerica's The Rustic Barn Décor & More

 

One-Stop Weekend Shopping

Andover DiSH reminds you that it’s your one-stop shop for summer weekends. Because in one visit you can pick up great steak, chicken & salad dishes. While grabbing a bottle from their updated wine selection (👇) . Which includes a lovely VillaViva Rosé & Almare Sprits — a sparkling delight over ice!

New Wines at Andover DiSH

 

Local Market Needs Inventory

If you’ve been watching the Andover Real Estate Market, you’ve seen homes selling quickly & the Average Sales Price above the List Price. Below 👇, Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty Andover shows a major driver in this market. And it’s lack of inventory. Because year-to-date, only 47 HOMES SOLD in Andover. Versus, 79 SOLD HOMES at the same time point in 2022*. 

That’s a 40 percent drop! When demand for homes remains strong. The market needs listings. If you are wondering what this means for your home’s value, contact Linda today.

Andover Closed Home Sales

Andover closed home sales drop from 2022

 

Honor a Local Hero this Memorial Day

1LT Derek S. Hines grew up in in Amesbury & Newburyport. He attended St. John’s, where he thrived both academically & athletically. And he went on to attend the United States Military Academy. At West Point, Derek captained the hockey team his senior year. And today, the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award is given annually to a NCAA Division 1 player in his honor. After September 11, 2001, Derek joined the 173rd Airborne Division in Vicenza, Italy & was later deployed to Afghanistan. Where he died heroically in 2005, fighting terrorists & insurgents.

He would be 42 today. But gave his life for his country when he was 25. Please consider supporting the 12th Annual 1st Lt. Derek Hines Flag Day 5k on June 10th in Cashman Park, Newburyport.

1st Lieutenant Derek Hines

Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund

 

*Source MLS Pinergy Single Family & Condos sold in Andover 5/23/23 compared to 5/23/22.

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