Purple Couch 🛋️ Bookshop Opens, Thanksgiving 🦃 Options & More!

by | Nov 11, 2023

Purple Couch Book Shop North Andover

Almost Turkey 🦃 Time

Lots going on Locally in Andover & North Andover. And this post has the scoop on a New North Andover Bookshop. Plus, November Dining BUZZ. As well as Local Races & Shopping. And Honoring Our Veterans.

North Andover Bookshop Opens

Purple Couch 🛋️ Bookshop

North Andover Resident Kate Keisling invites you to Sink into a Good Book at her new bookshop — Purple Couch 🛋️Bookshop. Which is located at the North Andover Mall. Just 2 Doors 🚪Down from T.J. Maxx. Where a Purple Couch greets you at the doors. And behind it is a Wide Selection of Books for All Ages.

Children’s Books at the Purple Couch Bookshop

Childrens Book Purple Couch Bookshop North Andover


November Dining BUZZ

New Name for Town Market Andover

Town Market Andover has a New Name. And it’s Tavern on 28. And it’s all Part of the Restaurant’s Transformation. New Look. New Menu. New Name.

Tavern on 28

Tavern on 28


Name These…

Andover’s Somebody’s Place need help Naming these Yummy Treats. Yeast-Raised Dough, Mixed with Cinnamon & Tossed in Cinnamon Sugar. Plus, Caramel Dipping Sauce. Help them out.

What Would You Call Them?

Somebody's Place Andover


Local ❤️ for Boston Barbecue

Where to Get the Best Authentic Southern Barbecue Locally. Well the answer is to visit North Andover’s Rolf’s Restaurant. When Boston Barbecue is at the Grill.

Authentic Southern Barbecuee at North Andover’s Rolf’s Restaurant

Best BBQ Boston Barbecue North Andover


Burger 🍔Bargain

Downtown Andover’s Palmers Restaurant & Tavern rebooted its Half-Priced Burger 🍔 Special! But it’s on a New Night — Tuesdays!

Half-Priced Burgers🍔at Palmers

Half-Price Burgers Palmers Andover


Late Night 🌙 Menu at 34 Park

Downtown Andover’s 34 Park is Now Open till 11pm on Friday & Saturdays. And the Inspired Italian Eatery offers a Late Night Menu. Which includes Appetizers. Like Tots 👇 with Parmesan 🧀 Butter & Roasted Garlic 🧄 Mayo.

Late Night Tots at 34 Park

Late Night Menu Tots 34 Park Andover


BIG 🍕 Award for Spinners

Ballardvale’s Spinners Pizza Parlor Wins Best Pizza for 11th Time!

Spinners Pepperoni Pizza

Spinners Andover Pizza Award


Local Thanksgiving 🦃 Options

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Shop Downtown Andover’s Helen Thomas Simply Smashing Gift Shop for Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts. Where you can choose from Turkey 🦃Candles to Jellycat 🥧Pies. Plus, Simmer Pots. Charcuterie Boards & Cheese 🧀 Knives.

Shop Helen Thomas Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Helen Thomas Andover


Local 🦃 Turkeys

Thanksgiving Turkey Ordering is available at North Andover’s Smolak Farms. And they are sourced locally from Plainville Farms.

Thanksgiving Turkeys at Smolak Farms

Thanksgiving Turkeys Smolak Farms North Andover


Prepared Thanksgiving 🍗Feast

DiSH Andover released their Thanksgiving Menu! With Delicious Options. Like, Seasoned & Cooked Turkey 🦃 Breast. Homestyle Turkey Gravy. Maple 🍁Butter & Cranberry Relish. Order Today!

Cranberry Relish with Cranberries, Raisins, Oranges & Spices

DiSH Andover Thanksgiving Menu


Sides, Salads & Pies 🥧

Lowell’s Dragon Fly Cafe serves Organic, Locally Sourced Food. And their Thanksgiving Menu lets you Serve their Delicious Food this Thanksgiving. With options like Vegan, Gluten-Free Pies 🥧. Roasted Garlic 🧄Mashed Potatoes. And Harvest Salad 👇. Spring-Mix, Roasted Butternut Squash, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Sliced Pear, Glazed Walnuts & Cranberry Vinaigrette.

Harvest Salad from Dragonfly Cafe

Lowell's Dragon Fly Thanksgiving Menu


Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cake 🎂

Give Thanks with a Slice of Perfection. And be sure to Order Your Mad Maggie’s Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cake by November 19th!

North Andover’s Mad Maggies Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cake

Thanksgiving Ice Cream Cake Mad Maggies' North Andover


Holiday Hosting Help

Haverhill-Based Mary Rees Gould Event Assisting offers Holiday Hosting Help. Which includes things like Creating Charcuterie Trays 👇. As well as, Cooking Dishes, Plating Meals, Dessert 🍰 Bars & More!

Charcuterie Tray by Mary Rees Gould Event Assisting

Mary Rees Gould Charcuterie


🔥Real Estate

Andover Home under $700K

Buyers’ Cold🥶 Feet 👣 gives You a 2nd Chance to Scoop up this 3-Bed, 3 Full Bath Andover Home for Under $700K! Listed by Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® of  Coldwell Banker Realty Andover. Stop by the Open House Today – Saturday, November 11th, noon to 2pm. For full listing info, Click Here.

550 Mount Vernon Street with Free 1-Year Home 🏠 Warranty

Linda Lecomte Listing 550 Mount Vernon Street Andover


Tour the First Floor at 550 Mount Vernon Street, Andover


Local Runs 🏃

Run for the Troops

It’s this Weekend! Join Andover’s Hometown Brewery in Supporting Our Nation’s Heros. Signup for the Brew 🍺Crew to Particpate in Run for the Troops 5K.

Sunday, November 12th, Andover

Brew Crew at Oak and Iron Run for the Troops


Run for Pie🥧

Run for Pie 🥧! Join the Feaster 🦃Five Race in Andover on Thankgsiving Morning! Because you get an Apple 🍎 Pie when you finish. And Feaster 🦃Five Proceeds Benefit Local Organizations. Like the Sidney Mae Olson Rainbow 🌈 Fund.

Largest Thanksgiving 🦃 Road Race in Massachusetts

Run for Pie FeasterFive Road Race Andover


Run for Sidney’s 🌈

Sidney’s Rainbow 🌈 Run debuts at the Feaster 🦃 Five. Sidney Olson, 5, was killed by a vehicle in Elm Square this year. And the Feaster 🦃 Five is Naming Its Popular Kids Race in Her Memory. The goal is to Celebrate Sidney’s Joyous Spirit & Introduce More Kids to Running. The Sweet Girl memorably asked for a Rainbow 🌈 Birthday Party. Because It’s Everyone’s Favorite Colors. And her family set up the Sidney Mae Olson Rainbow Scholarship Fund at SHED Children’s Campus. Which Sidney attended.

Sidney Olson wanted a Rainbow 🌈 Birthday Party

Sidney's Rainbow Run FeasterFive Andover


Shop Local

Pretty Aprons👩‍🍳

Andover-based Sweet South Sewing Co. offers a Wide Selection of Beautiful Aprons on Etsy. They Make a Great Gift 🎁. And you can Order Custom Designs!

Beach-Theme Apron by Sweet South Sewing Co.

Sweet South Sewing Kitchen Apron Andover



Locals ❤️the Iconic Lowell Signs Christmas 🎄 Ornaments! by Gary Destramp Illustration. And they are Available Now on Etsy. Along with his Signs of Andover.

Lowell Sun Sign Christmas 🎄Ornament

Icon Sign Christmas Ornaments Gary Destramp Illustrations


Winter ❄️ Wear for Boys

Keep your Little Guy Warm this Winter ☃️. With Coats, Snowsuits, Hats👇, Gloves🧤 & Mittens from Reading’s Goodhearts Childrens Shop.

Warm & Fuzzy with Rosy Cheeks🥰

Goodhearts Boys Winter Clothing


Cardinal 🐦 Gifts

For those Missing a Loved ❤️ One this Holiday Season, North Andover’s The Village Studio Gifts & More! is your Go-To Shop. Because they carry a Wide Selection of Cardinal🐦 Gifts. So Shop Now. Because they Go Fast.

Cardinal Wine Glasses at The Village Studio Gifts & More!

Cardinal Glasses The Village Studio Gifts & More North Andover


Sweater 🧶Weather

Visit North Andover’s Share the ❤️Consignment for some Cold Weather Outfit Inspiration. Because you can get an Entire Outfit — Sweater, Jeans, Booties, Hoops & Bracelet —  For Less at the Voted Best of the Andovers 2023 Consignment Shop.

Fab Fashion for Less at Share ❤️ the Consignment

Share the Love Consignment Cold Weather Style


Andover Holiday Market

Proceeds benefit the Andover Farmers Market. Visit the Andover Holiday Market website for more info.

Andover Holiday Market 2023

Andover Holiday Market at South Church


Holiday Pop-up Market

Prism Wheel Holiday Pop-up Market

Honor Those Who Served 🪖

❤️ Where You Live

Home of the Free. Because of the Brave 🎖️.

Andover Veterans Day Service

North Andover Veterans Day Service

Thank you Veterans


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