Haverhill’s Newest Eateries Among More Than Two Dozen Taking Part in Restaurant Week; See Full List

Some of Haverhill’s newest restaurants will be among those showcasing their menus when the Greater Haverhill Chamber kicks off its Third Annual Haverhill Restaurant Week this month. Barrio at downtown’s Harbor Place; Nelly’s Kitchen, 133 Lafayette Square; and Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, Plaistow Road, are among more than two dozen participating eateries. The seven-day event takes place Friday, Aug. 21 through Thursday, Aug. 27.

The Switchboard Launches Artist-in-Residence Program with Lindsay Jordan Handmade

Lindsay Jordan Handmade, a retailer of handmade jewelry and bags. Kicks off The Switchboard’s “Artist-in-Residence” program, Saturday, April 4, in downtown Haverhill. Lindsay Jordan Handmade is featured during weekly open studio hours, every Saturday in April, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at The Switchboard, 43 Washington St., Haverhill. A pop-up shop is also open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., while Fridays offer “Maker Nights” with the artist from 4-9 p.m.

“Unique design, combined with quality materials, make fabulous jewelry and bags,” says artist Lindsay Jordan, adding, “This philosophy...is reflected in my carefully selected collection of fabric, leather and unique metal jewelry clasps, which I design into handmade accessories that are truly my own- eclectic and fun, yet interesting and classic.”

The Switchboard, co-owned by Hailey Moschella and Sarah LoVasco, provides “Artist-in-Residence” participants with a space to work, exhibit and sell their art; offer classes; and host artist talks for four weeks. There’s a full schedule and more about the Artist-in-Residence program at theswitchboardhaverhill.com.

Emmaus’ Regan Previews ‘Stepping Out with the Valley Stars’ for WHAV Listeners

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Emmaus’ Margot Regan appeared on WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” this week to preview one of the community housing organization’s major fundraising events, the sixth annual “Stepping Out with the Valley Stars,” coming up in April. Regan explained seven local celebrities appear with professional dancers during the competition. “They do different style of dancing. There up there for a couple of minutes at a time and we have judges and the audience votes…It’s just a real fun event.”

Participants include business people, community activists, elected officials and others. They are Yariel Alvarez, Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s North Andover branch manager; Jonathan Dowst, Pentucket Bank’s executive vice president and chief credit officer; Jeff Grassie, local artist, Haverhill Farmers Market Manager, and Team Haverhill member; Trisch Grimes, Holy Family Hospital physical therapist; Paul Magliocchetti, attorney and Haverhill School Committee member; Rachel Monroe, who won the opportunity to dance at last year’s gala; and Lela Lischke Wright, sales associate at William Raveis Real Estate.

Fiorentini, DiZoglio and Vargas to Attend Grand Opening of Carbone’s Kitchen Today

After a week of a soft opening at Carbone’s Kitchen in Central Square Bradford the restaurant is formally opening this afternoon. Carbone’s Kitchen describes itself as a fusion of classical Italian food with an American twist. It is owned and operated by Haverhill’s Kristen Carbone and is committed to offering delicious, handmade recipes with a convenient approach. “We’re taking the hassle out of eating fresh, homemade food by offering delicious, ready-to-eat meals, baked goods and desserts that families will love,” said Carbone. Mayor James J. Fiorentini, Sen. Diana DiZoglio and Rep. Andy X. Vargas are amongst those attending the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Carbone’s Kitchen, 151 South Main St.

Public Meetings: Carbone’s Kitchen, Specializing in Italian-American, Coming to Central Square, Bradford

The public has opportunities to shape policy this week as various Haverhill boards meet. In the interest of transparency in government, WHAV provides this list of upcoming meetings every week. A recently vacated Central Square, Bradford, breakfast spot will soon be filled by Carbone’s Kitchen, operated by Kristen Carbone. Carbone told WHAV she expects to open next month and the store’s specialty is “Italian-American, with an emphasis on fresh pasta and fresh sausage.”

Carbone is expected to be granted restaurant and entertainment licenses at a special meeting of the Haverhill License Commission Friday morning in room 118 of City Hall. For more than two years, the 151 S. Main St.

Reminder: Greater Haverhill Chamber’s 27th Annual Christmas Stroll Tonight

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is lighting up downtown tonight with holiday festivities during the 27th Annual Christmas Stroll. As WHAV previously reported, events include Pentucket Bank’s Santa’s Village. a promenade of ice sculptures, cookie decorating, S’mores and Pearl Pop-Up Camper with hot cocoa, cider and donuts. Columbus Park will also be lit up with blue and white lit trees for Elsa’s Wonderland. Covanta donated a 30-year-old blue spruce for this year’s Christmas Tree.

Last Night of Psychic Readings Tonight at Winnekenni Castle

Medium Judith-Anne, crystal ball energy specialist Amy Sabatino, guest tarot card reader Amy Major and surprise guests will be on hand tonight for psychic readings from 5-9 p.m. at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Route 110, in Haverhill. The Stone Sisters Pop Up shop will also be open for holiday shopping

Readings are $25 per each 15-minute block of time purchased. Appointments are booked at the door only and doors open about 4:55 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be available. The next night of Castle readings takes place at the end of April 2020. There’s more information online at winnekenni.com or by emailing [email protected]

Haverhill Receives Benefits Update from Methuen Festival of Trees; Event Opens Friday

The Methuen Festival of Trees is getting underway beginning Friday and once again the City of Haverhill is one of the beneficiaries of this annual event. Thomas Lussier, president of the Festival, spoke before the city council on Tuesday where he explained the organization has been able to provide the city with nearly $137 thousand dollars in historic preservation grants over the past four years. “We’re very excited about the projects that we have with your city. We’re very grateful for all the support we get from you. And, before I sit down, the shameless commercial is that the festival opens on Friday, runs for two weeks.