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 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.

Sunday’s 55th Annual VFW Santa Parade Brings Downtown Parking Restrictions

In preparation for Sunday’s 55th Annual VFW Santa Parade, downtown residents and visitors are being informed of parking restrictions. The parade, “Santa Celebrates Haverhill’s Heroes,” begins at Hunking School on South Main Street at 1 p.m., continues down 125 over the Basiliere bridge and takes a left onto Merrimack Street. It will march downtown to Washington Square and take a right onto Emerson Street, ending at the Boys and Girls Club. Although the parade runs from 1-4 p.m., Merrimack Street, from 125 to Emerson Street; Emerson Street to Bailey Boulevard; and all of Bailey Boulevard will be closed from noon-4:30 p.m. There will be no parking on any of these downtown streets, and vehicles not moved by noon will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. Cars also will not be allowed to leave any parking lot located the closed area.

VanDeuson Performs Free Concert Sunday at Winnekenni Castle

James VanDeuson performs a mix of folk influenced blues and old country during a free concert Sunday Nov. 17, at 3 p.m., at Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill. VanDeuson, from Cortland, N.Y., is an inventive singer/songwriter looking to share his music far and wide. Having grown up listening to his father perform at bars, pubs and restaurants, he was motivated to fashion his own musical career at an early age. The show takes place inside the Castle with seating provided.  Food and refreshments will be available.

Barrio Tacos Coming to Haverhill’s Harbor Place: What to Expect from the Ohio-Based Chain’s Ninth Location

When Harbor Place’s newest tenant, Barrio Tacos, opens for business next spring, the family business based out of Cleveland, Ohio hopes to bring a new sense of community to the downtown district with its ninth restaurant. Maggie Osborn, who co-owns the 4,000 sq. ft. space with her husband Dan, tells WHAV the Atkinson, N.H.-based couple was tasked with bringing Barrio to the East Coast by her brother, who operates the other locations and Haverhill was first on their list. “I started looking in Haverhill first, because Haverhill just reminded me so much of what Barrio is back in Cleveland, Ohio: In these neighborhoods that are diverse and about community,” Osborn told WHAV.

Barrio Tacos Coming to Haverhill’s Harbor Place Next Year; Riverfront Dining Long Planned

Tacos, tequila and whiskey are coming to the downtown Haverhill riverfront next year. Barrio, the Cleveland, Ohio-based restaurant chain, is coming to Harbor Place at the edge of the Merrimack River. Owners Maggie and Dan Osborn of Atkinson, N.H., have started construction inside a 4,000-square-foot space long set-aside for dining space at the 2 Merrimack St. commercial building. “We couldn’t have found better partners in Dan and Maggie and a better restaurant for our waterfront space at Harbor Place,” said Ronald Trombley, managing director with the Greater Haverhill Foundation.

Haverhill’s Jimmy K’s Opening Second Restaurant in Seabrook, N.H.

Jimmy K’s Diner is on the move—up North! Three months after announcing plans to expand their Plaistow Road location this fall, the popular breakfast and lunch spot confirms they’re breaking ground on a second location in Seabrook, N.H. with the intention of opening by Sept. 1. The new restaurant will be located at 264 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, Jimmy K’s said in a social media post last week. Plans for the second spot comes on the heels of their relocation from 101 Plaistow Road to a space a few feet behind their existing space near the New Hampshire border.

KidsFEST 2019 Is Saturday, May 4: What to Expect at the Washington Street Fair

Heads’ up, Haverhill: KidsFEST 2019 is coming! This year, the annual family-friendly street fair is returning to the city’s downtown business district on Saturday, May 4, held on the stretch of Washington Street between Casa Blanca restaurant and The Tap. According to Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Events Director Melissa Seavey, the scaled down affair was orchestrated in an effort to appease downtown neighbors so they can go about their business on a busy Saturday when the event takes place between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Seavey is optimistic about consolidating the event, which carries a “Dr. Seuss” theme, to a smaller area. “Here’s hoping that we have the perfect location for a downtown event,” Seavey says. In addition to live music from acts including Thomasina Glenn and Be Imagine’s Bliss and Chaotic Sanity, Creative Haverhill holds its first juried youth art show at 90 Washington St., with art on display from artists in grades pre-K through 12.