News Nearby: A Touch Of Hollywood In North Reading, Robbery In Andover

A look at the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch communities.


Wilmington Native Fulfills Dream With Food Network Episode

Wilmington resident Paul Malvone and Boston Burger Company, his popular Somerville restaurant, were the focus of the opening segment on the newest edition of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, the popular Food Network show hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

“It was surreal,” said Malvone, whose episode aired on Monday. “I’ve watched the show thousands of times, and you always say how you wish it was you. Then they say you’re going to be on it, and that’s the pinnacle of what we wanted to do. It was a goal, and it became attainable. The feeling is unbelievable.”

A Slice of Hollywood Opening in North Reading: Former Golden Globes regular Alex Williams took what she learned from being styled for the red carpet in Beverly Hills and brought it to North Reading when she opened her own salon on Main Street.

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A Slice of Hollywood Opening in North Reading

Williams spent two years attending the Golden Globes to escort stars to be photographed by the Hollywood Foreign Press and interviewed on Extra and other entertainment shows. Williams had to look the part to do her job, and spent hours in hair and makeup before getting to work. 

Opening her salon, Axle Color Studio, fulfilled her dream of offering local customers the Beverly Hills salon experience without the travel or high price point.


Van Liew Speaks on Fall Town Meeting Open Space Votes

With Fall Town Meeting now only days away, the man who spearheaded last year's recall effort has come out with a response to speculation on views over two open space warrant articles.

On Thursday, Roland Van Liew sent out an e-mail replying to a question made earlier this month by Phil Stanway of the Chelmsford Open Space Stewardship whether Van Liew would come out with a stance on proposals to purchase land adjacent to the Sunny Meadow Farm as well as the Sheehan Farm.


Mobil on Rt. 133 Robbed Sunday Afternoon

Andover Police believe that the suspect that robbed the Mobil gas station on Route 133 Sunday afternoon did not use a weapon.

At roughly 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, Police say a white man in his 20s wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt demanded money from a cashier at the gas station located at 309 Lowell St., which is Route 133.

Police say the man took a handful of $20 bills from the cash register and left in a vehicle down Route 133. Police did not have a description of the vehicle and do not believe that he had a weapon.


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