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NoteWorthy – 9/8/19

AROUND THE VALLEY Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Donates School Supplies to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lowell & Nashua With the help of its generous members and employees, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union collected hundreds of school supply items for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell and the Boys & Girls… Read More

Jaden Mendola

Queen of the Big Top

Helen Gertrude Swasey was well known in her hometown of Haverhill from the time she was a young girl until her death in 1934. She was born into a wealthy family in 1855, attended Bradford Academy, and often was seen riding through town on her horse and practicing tricks in the circus ring her father built… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt

Birth of the American Swizzle Stick

The story of the American swizzle stick is a stirring tale best told over a three-olive martini, or at least Jay Sindler might say so. After all, that’s how the idea for the swizzle stick came to him. It was the winter of 1934, just months after the end of prohibition.  The Boston native, who… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

Duston-Dustin Garrison House

Some of Haverhill’s hometown heroes seem to have a little badass in them. It can’t be denied that Andre Dubus III and Rob Zombie come with an edge. And Hannah Duston (sometimes spelled Dustin) certainly had one many years ago. In Duston’s case, the edge was a sharpened hatchet blade that she wielded in the… Read More

Suzanne DeWitt
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