Catch up on Local Happenings
Lots going on in locally. And this post gives you the scoop on some hot 🔥 dining, shopping, event & real estate options!
New Downtown Andover Restaurant
Located at 90 Main Street, where Bertucci’s was, Brooksy’s Brick Oven & Bar (☝️) is now open. The new restaurant serves up wood-fired pizza. Like Pepperoni (tomato sauce, whole milk mozzarella, cup & char pepperoni). And the more exotic White Truffle Mushroom (evoo, mozzarella blend, mushroom & black truffle paste). As well as American fare with a Brooksy twist. Like the Brooksy Burger (an 8-ounce custom blend with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickles on a pretzel bun). The menu also features snacks, salads, pasta, desserts & kid options. Plus, an extensive drink list with local brews, carefully curated wines & Sicilian sodas. So, be sure to check it out soon!
Inside Brooksy’s Brick Oven & Bar
National Donut Day
June 2nd is National Donut Day. So why not celebrate locally at Andover’s Somebody’s Place. Where small batches of old-time donuts are made fresh everyday. Grab a classic donut. Like Glazed, Chocolate, Jelly, Boston Cream & Apple Cider. Or splurge on a special creation. Like the Maple Bacon donut (👇). Just be sure to get there early. Because the small, family-run restaurant runs out fast.
Maple Bacon Donut at Andover’s Somebody’s Place
Lots of Lobster 🦞 Roll
If you slept late & missed the donut rush at Somebody’s Place, you’re in luck. It’s summer & their popular Lobster Roll is back! A 6-ounce Lobster Roll with chips, for just $26, makes an awesome lunch.
Lobster Roll at Andover’s Somebody’s Place
Andover Cars & Coffee
The next Andover Cars & Coffee is Sunday morning. Grab a coffee at The Ultimate Perk Coffee Shop, Caffè Nero, or Dunkin’. And then walk on over to the Andover Village Square parking lot to see some interesting cars.
Volkswagen Type 2 at Andover Cars & Coffee
Haverhill Art Walk
The Haverhill Art Walk is Saturday, June 3rd. And is an indoor | outdoor event throughout Downtown Haverhill. With a full day of scheduled events. Including an Artist Market with Live Music. A Kevin Angulo Live Mural Installation. And a Pub Walk with Art Demos & Libations. Be sure to follow signs for The Winged Rabbit (👇). Because they will lead you to an enchanting gift shop. Where you can browse paintings, pottery, glass, beadwork, jewelry, clocks & photography by local artists & artisans.
The Winged Rabbit at 53 Wingate Sign
Kathryn Marie Designs at Haverhill Art Walk
Locals ❤️ the custom-beaded jewelry from the ever-changing Kathryn Marie Designs collections. And owner & chief jewelry designer Kathy Jodak will be showing her current designs at the Artisan Market at Saturday’s Haverhill Art Walk. So be sure to stop by the Washington Square market between 1 and 5pm.
One Bracelet Looks Like Five from Kathryn Marie Design Collection
Andover Art Walk
The Andover Art Walk runs until Friday, June 9th. The event features the work of local artists at 30 different locations throughout Downtown Andover. And it is run by Ann Ormond, Director, Business, Arts & Cultural Development for the Town of Andover.
Flamingo Painting in the Window of Shaban’s of Andover
Hot 🔥🔥🔥 Property | Andover
Last week, Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Realty Andover shared stats on what’s driving the Andover real estate market. And this week Linda shares her Top Property Pick in Andover — 6 Brentwood Circle. The below video (👇) gives you a peek at the property which Linda predicts will go fast. Thinking of buying in Andover? Check out Linda’s Buyer Services.
Gift Your Graduate
North Andover High School graduates tonight! And zip code products — like the 01845 zip code pillow below — make great gifts for graduates. And they’re available now at North Andover’s The Village Studio Handmade Shop.
01845 Zip Code Pillow for Your North Andover Graduate
12th Annual 1st Lt. Derek Hines Flag Day 5K
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.