The Heartbeat of Haverhill

Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA

Haverhill’s Downtown Walking/Biking Loop

Looking for an easy, scenic, minimal chance of ticks, walking loop that’s just about 2 miles? There’s always something new to discover, even if you’ve walked it a million times.

July 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lightning Strike Jeopardizes Historic Hamel Smokestack

A lightening strike on Sunday, June 30 hit the decommissioned L. H. Hamel Leather Company smokestack and led to it’s pending demise.

July 1, 2019 · 3 Comments

Modern Woodmen ‘Hometown Hero’ Supports Real Heroes at Veterans Northeast Outreach Center

The Hometown Hero award made me feel honored of course, but in light of the real heroes, our veterans and those who serve them, my contribution seemed less significant so I was anxious to pay it forward

June 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Chris’ Farm Stand’s Berry Best

My favorite strawberry recipe was one that came with a brush with celebrity. 

June 24, 2019 · 1 Comment

Museums (and Special Properties) of Haverhill

The definition of the word “museum” is evolving. Some argue it is just for traditional establishments with a paid entrance and a docent, others believe that historic neighborhoods or unique … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Making something good in Haverhill

This past Saturday morning The Heartbeat of Haverhill headed downtown and stayed until the sun began its retreat. There was just so much to do.

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Countdown to the Top 13 Most Unusual Gifts for Unusual People

Odd friends….How can you ever find a gift to match the quirkiness of their tastes, the expansiveness of their interests, their zest for all things unique?

November 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Last Fishing Trip and Why I Love Haverhill

At 93, how great is it to feel life still holds happy surprises?

August 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Snowman Safari? Haverhill is one of Expedia’s Top Winter Wonderlands

Stowe, Vermont, Jackson, New Hampshire, Big Bear Lake, California, Camden, Maine, and….. Haverhill, Massachusetts made Expedia’s 2018 list of 17 of the Most Beautiful Winter Wonderlands¬† as determined by California-based … Continue reading

January 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Haverhill’s Legacy of Integrity is Brought to the Stage by Local Author

Haverhill’s small but integral role in the Salem Witch Trials. A decision, though made almost 400 years ago, is a timeless display of honesty, integrity and selflessness despite the potential peril to one man’s reputation and business.

October 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

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