Haverhill Public Library Get Lit Book Club Discusses ‘Educated’ Thursday

The Haverhill Public Library will have an in-person, outdoor meeting of its “Get Lit” book club this Thursday. Get Lit, a social book club designed for 20- and 30-something readers in the Greater Haverhill area, plans to discuss “Educated” by Tara Westover. The meeting takes place Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m., on the side of the library facing Ginty Boulevard and the concrete war memorial.

Community Yard Sale Sept. 11 and 12 to Benefit Hand Tub House and Toll House Museum

A Rocks Village Community Yard Sale takes place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, to benefit the restoration and maintenance of the Hand Tub House and Toll House Museum. For sale are furniture, kitchen items, decorations, art, barware, quilts, textiles, tools, toys and more. Organizers said unique vintage and modern items will be displayed in a pop-up-shop-like setting

The Hand Tub House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s owned by the City of Haverhill and under the stewardship of the nonprofit Rocks Village Memorial Association.

Haverhill Restaurants, Owners, Professional Staff and Customers Share in the Tasty Awards

Editor’s note: WHAV was pleased to present the most coverage of Haverhill’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week—via radio, podcasts, streaming audio, cable television, web and social media—and greatest reach targeting 200,000 residents across the Merrimack Valley and in bordering New Hampshire. Coverage included very early organizational steps as pandemic restrictions were gradually lifted, sneak previews before the City Council, L’Arche Boston North’s Longest Table kickoff, lists of participating restaurants, preview of the Tasty Awards and more. Haverhill’s “7 Tasty Days of Summer” ended last week, but not without first honoring venues, owners, dedicated staff and, even, customers. Destination Haverhill said the first annual Tasty Awards, which took place last Thursday night at The Barking Dog Ale House, provided the perfect finale for the fourth Haverhill Restaurant Week. The categories and major award winners were Favorite Cultural Cuisine: Triana’s Real Mexican Food; Best Barista: Mohamed Machkour of Wicked Big Café; Best Bartender: Mags Conneely of The Peddler’s Daughter; Best Chef: Kevin Murphy of G’s Texas Southern Flare; Best Pizza Spinner: Angelo Asprogiannis of La Pizza Di Forno; Best Vibe: The Peddler’s Daughter; Customer Choice Personality: Anthony Tomacchio, Stack’d; Customer Choice Restaurant: Steampunk Station; Favorite Regular, also known as Bar Stool Hero: Jonathan Locke; Most Amazing Restaurant Owners: Matt and Denise Gaiero of G’s Texas Southern Flare; Most Memorable Staff Personality: Jeff Wang of Wang’s Table; and Tastiest Dessert: Carter’s Ice Cream.

First Annual Duston Garrison House Muster Takes Place Saturday in Haverhill with Tours, Reenactments

Haverhill’s more than 300-year-old Duston-Dustin Garrison House is having its first muster, an exhibit of historic militia, military reenactments, colonial crafts and tours this Saturday. What is being called the First Annual Duston Garrison House Muster features reenactments of Benjamin Church’s Company as it existed in 1675 and The Acton Minutemen, circa 1775. The house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the time of Hannah Duston and was built by her family. The free event takes place Saturday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 665 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill.

37th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival Gives Glimpse into History

The 37th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place this Labor Day in Lawrence and commemorating the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. It is the region’s only Labor Day festival and also honors Lawrence’s multicultural roots and labor history. It features live performances; a tribute at the 1912 Textile Workers’ Strike Monument; Literary Lounge with Porsha Olayiwola, Joy Harjo, Exposed Brick poets and Adobo-Fish-Sauce; Lawrence History Live speakers’ tent with Aviva Chomsky on Central America and immigration; a community forum/panel discussion on Essential Workers; and a Kids Zone with pony rides and animal presentations. Performers include Devon Diep, Cliff Notez, Brandon Falls, No Rats, Cara Brindisi, Free Soil Arts Collective, KDuran Music, Izizwi Dance Studio, Monkey Knife Fight, Myles Bullen, Evelyn Blush, Ceschi and Barefoot Chandy. Bread and Puppet joins for the grand finale.

Haverhill Restaurant Week’s ‘7 Tasty Days of Summer’ Underway Through Next Thursday

Haverhill’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week, a showcase of culinary delights from more than 30 restaurants, is underway. Haverhill Restaurant Week kicked off last night with L’Arche Boston North’s sold-out Longest Table event, which was relocated because of rain to Bradford Country Club. The event continues today, dubbed as the “7 Tasty Days of Summer,” and continues through Thursday, Aug. 26. Participating restaurants, offering weekly or daily specials, include 110 Grill, Barking Dog, Barrio’s, Benedetti’s Deli, Biggart’s Ice Cream, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Carbone’s Kitchen, Carter’s Ice Cream, Casa Blanca, Essex Street Grille, Fat Greek, G’s Restaurant, Grande Mexico, Hidden Pig, Kobe Buddha House, Krueger Flatbread & Olivia’s, La Pizza Di Forno, Maria’s Family Restaurant.

Volpe Discusses Replica Engraving of Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre Saturday in Haverhill

Andy Volpe is sharing a slide presentation this Saturday at Haverhill’s Museum of Printing on his recently completed replica engraving of Paul Revere’s Boston Massacre. Volpe, who is making available exclusive, limited edition prints of his replica, painstakingly researched and replicated the engraving for the 250th anniversary of the Massacre last March. During his presentation, he discusses how he went about researching and creating his exact-size replica, using the very same techniques that Revere himself used, right down to the same way Revere copied Henry Pelham’s print. He will also discuss a brief history of the many replicas and copies of Revere’s print since 1770, and a history of the original copperplate, which has its own unique story and place in history. Volpe presents Saturday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m., at the Museum of Printing, 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill.