Taste of North Andover, Andover Craft Fair & More!

by | May 12, 2023

Haverhill's The Baker's Rack Baking Company Decadent Brownie Bar

May Happenings around Andover & North Andover

This post gives you The BUZZ on some local happenings in and around Andover & North Andover.

Taste of North Andover

Taste of North Andover runs Monday, May 1th through Sunday, May 21st. And is sponsored by North Andover’s Enterprise Bank. So be sure to dine in or do take out at a participating North Andover restaurant next week. Maybe visit Jaime’s Restaurant for their Burger of the Month, Call Me MAYbe (👇). And when you do, enter the raffle for a $50 gift card from one of the eateries. 

Burger of the Month at North Andover’s Jaime’s Restaurant

American Wagyu, Cheddar, Tomato & Onion Jam, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomato, Fried Onion Strings, Avocado, Tangy BBQ Aioli, Toasted Cornbread Roll

Taste of North Andover Burger of the Month at Jaime's Restaurant


Andover Crafts in the Park

The 47th Annual Andover Crafts in the Park is tomorrow, May 13th from 10am to 4pm. Held in Downtown Andover’s Central Park, the event features a long list of local crafters. Who will be showcasing their handmade items. Including accessories, children’s goods, art, candles, photography, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, handbags, soaps, baskets & more! There will even be locally made Edible Treats ❤️. Like those from Haverhill’s The Baker’s Rack Baking Company. Those are their Brownie Bars (post top ☝️) & Decadent Truffles (👇).

The Baker’s Rack Baking Company Truffles

The Baker's Rack Baking Company Truffles at Andover's Crafts in the Park


New Ballardvale Eatery

Stopped into the soft launch of a new Ballardvale eatery. We’re keeping things under wraps until after their official launch. So, stay tuned. If you like desserts like Tiramisu (👇), you’ll be happy 😊!

Tiramisu at New Ballardvale Eatery

Tiramisu at New Eatery in Historic Ballardvale


North Andover Conference on Aging

North Andover’s Whitney Liechti, Healthy at Home Physical Therapy Owner, is speaking today at the North Andover Conference on Aging. Held at the North Andover Senior Center at 120R Main Street, the event is free to attend. And Whitney will speak at Session 1: Hearing Loss: Balance & Communication, which runs from 1-2:30pm.

Mobile Physical Therapy with Whitney Liechti


Gary Destramp Illustration at Dracut Pop-Up

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20th, to catch the Hello Spring Pop-Up at Dracut’s Brox Farm. Where you can browse the work of local artisans, like Gary Destramp Illustration, from 10am-4pm. And enjoy music, food trucks, shaved ice. And even a beer tent!

Lowell’s Eggroll Cafe | Gary Destramp Illustration Collection

Gary Destramp Illustration Eggroll Cafe in Lowell


Handmade in Andover Apron for Mom

If mom loves to cook, these handmade aprons from Andover’s Sweet South Sewing & Kitchen will put a smile on her face.

Handmade in Andover Apron

Handmade apron from Andover's Sweet South Sewing & Kitchen


Andover Bookstore Book Signing

It was a packed crowd at the Andover Bookstore book signing for Andover executive coach & new author Amal Grammas. Stay tuned for a review of her new book I Know You’re in There Somewhere.

Author Amal Grammas at Andover Bookstore Book Signing

New Author Amal Grammas at Andover Bookstore Book Signing


Andover & North Andover Real Estate Update

Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® is busy keeping you informed on local happenings and the Burbs-to-Boston real estate market north of Boston. Today’s update: Andover has 19 Single Family Homes on the market & the Average List Price is $1.88M. While North Andover has 12 Single Family Homes on the market & the Average List Price is $837K.*

Coldwell Banker Realty Andover Office

Burbs to Boston real estate at Coldwell Banker Realty Andover

Andover Clown Town Returns

Put some Kid Fun on your schedule, when Andover Clown Town returns Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th. Because little ones love the carnival rides, kiddie games & sand art. When you add in DJ music & food, it makes for a fun family day.

Andover Clown Town Fun

Andover Clown Town

Elm Square Tragedy

Our community mourns the loss of innocent five-year-old Sidney Olson. Who was killed in a tragic accident at Elm Square. Which is an intersection many in the community have warned needs safety improvements. The accident devastates the Olson family. The driver involved in the accident. First responders. Everyone who witnessed the accident & aftermath. As well as the community at large. Something must be done. And WalkBike Andover has started a Petition to Make Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Elm Square.

Elm Square Memorial for Sidney Olson

Memorial for Andover's Sidney Olson. Five-year old child killed in Elm Square Andover accident


*Based on information from MLS Property Information Network, Inc. for property type(s) Single Family in the price range $0 – $999,999,999 for the period Feb 2023 – May 2023. May 2023 stats are compared to previous 3 months’ average. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


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