Shop, Dine Locally & Andover MBTA Focus Groups

by | Aug 4, 2023

August Happenings in Andover & North Andover

Summer’s sailing by. But there are still lots of things to do locally. This post gives you the scoop on a Restaurant Road Trip. Some Andover & North Andover BUZZ. Plus, the latest from the Andover MBTA Communities Working Group.


Restaurant Road Trip

Weather looks good this weekend. So why not take a short drive north to Dracut’s Grazie Italian Restuarant. Where you can enjoy dinner on the High-on-the-Hill Deck. And feast on Acqua Pazza ☝️ (Haddock, Shrimp, Mussels & Bok Choy in a Spicy Tomato Lobster Broth). As well as, Shrimp Scampi 👇(Sauteéd Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta in Wine & Garlic Butter Sauce).

Shrimp Scampi on the Deck

Shrimp Scampi on the Deck at Dracut's Grazie Italian Restaurant



DiSH Andover August Menu

DiSH Andover releasted its August Menu. So, forget about cooking this month. And treat yourself to Prepared-for-You Sesame Ginger Chicken, Baked Scallops, Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 👇 & more!

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms on DiSH Andover menu


Andover Restaurant BUZZ

You’ve heard the rumors. And North Shore Magazine has confirmed that Paul LaRosa is adding Andover Village Square to his list of Dining Hot Spots. LaRosa is transforming the former Smyth & Dove Steakhouse into a sports tavern. Which will feature a Large Upstairs Bar, perfect for the Sports Enthusiast.

Former Smyth & Dove Steakhouse

Restaurant BUZZ on Andover's Smyth & Dove Restaurant


Trivia Nights at Oak & Iron Brewing Company

Andover’s Hometown Brewery hosts the Dog Days of Summer Trivia Nights the next two Wednesdays. So grab a Mid-Week Cold Brew 🍺 & work your brain in the Tap Room. Starting at 6:30pm.

Oak & Iron Brewing Company

Andover Oak & Iron's Trivia Nights


Local Leadership Expert Launches Book

Andover’s Kris Girrell launches his book, Learning to Feel, at Andover Bookstore on Saturday, August 19th. Where you can Hear Kris Speak & Get your Book Signed by the New Author. Plus, enjoy a 20 Percent Discount when you Pre-order Learning to Feel by August 15th.

Learning to Feel Book Launch

Learning to Feel by Andover's Kris Girrell


Andover Cars & Coffee

The next Andover Cars & Coffee is Sunday, August 6th. If you enjoyed last Sunday’s New England Summer Classic Car Show, then don’t miss this Sunday Morning Event. Which is held in the Parking Lot between Caffe Nero & Dunkin’.

Saturday Cars & Coffee Event

Andover Cars & Coffee Event, Sunday, August 6th


Andover MBTA Communities Focus Groups

The Andover MBTA Communities Working Group is starting to Rock-&-Roll. Officers were put in place at the last meeting . With Jennifer Lemmerman (Vice President of Public Policy at Project Bread) named Chair. Architect Jessica Randolph (Director | Project Management at SGA Boston | New York) named Vice-Chair. And Coldwell Banker Realty Andover’s Linda Lecomte named Clerk. Next step is to Get the Focus Groups in Place. If you are Interested in Participating in a Focus Group, email Linda at li***********@an*******.us.

Focus Groups Forming Soon

Andover MBTA Communities Focus Groups


Barbie Mania

Have a Barbie Maniac at home? Treat them to these Pretty-in-Pink Goodies from North Andover’s The Village Studio Gifts & More. And while you are there, ask them about their Expansion Plans.

Pink Barbie Goodies

Barbie Mania at North Andover's The Village Studio Gifts & More


Attention Frugal Fashionistas

Head on over to North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment immediately! Because Most Items are Over 40 Percent Off! Open Saturday, 10am to 3pm.

Fasion Bargains at Share the Love

Gifts, Fashion Bargains at North Andover's Share the Love Consignment


North Andover’s Makers Market

Check out the North Andover’s Makers Market this weekend. Where you will find the Work of Local Artisans like North Andover’s Kathryn Marie Designs 👇.  And parking is available at the School Administration Building.

Makers Market at the Parson Barnard Barn

North Andover Makers Market


Christine Antonelli Art

Locals Love ❤️ the New Work 👇 by North Andover Artist Christine Antonelli. Follow her on Instagram @christineantonelliart to keep up.

Colorful Cow 🐮 by Christine Antonelli

Christine Antonelli Art


Festival by the Sea 🌊

North Andover’s Jackie Tiueli, owner of Sōl Art & Design, is presenting her work at the Festival by the Sea on Saturday. So visit the Mixed-Media Artist at Masconomo Park in Downtown Manchesteri-by-the-Sea between 10am and 4pm.

Jackie Tiueli at Festival by the Sea

North Andover's Jackie Tieulli of Sol Art & Design at Festival by  the Sea this weekend


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