Monday, April 29, 2013
Sons of Italy to sponsor "Pizza Warz."
Monday, April 29
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Lodge 2872, Order Sons of Italy in America.) The Tewksbury Lodge 2872, Order Sons of Italy in America, is presenting the first ever “Pizza Warz” fundraising event in Tewksbury. Twenty Pizza Shops and Restaurants operating in Tewksbury have been invited to bring one or more style of their Pizza Pies, cut into sample size to the event. Guests will be able to sample a mini slice from the participating restaurants, all under one roof! The food will be judged by those attending, and three place winners will be recognized. The event will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tewksbury Country Club, 1880 Main Street. The general public is welcome. …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Orange Leaf enjoying early success after opening earlier this month.
It's early Monday afternoon and a throng of Acton students scuttle inside this quaint Main Street shop. Their eyes quickly focus at the colorful back wall where eight dispensers featuring 16 mouth-watering flavors await them, along with nearly 40 delicious toppings to choose from. The students pay, grab a seat and gleefully chat while enjoying their frozen yogurt in front of a large hi-def TV. That's been a typical day for Ken Mackey, one of the co-owners of Orange Leaf which opened earlier this month on Main Street. "The first week was great," he said. "The day we opened there were four girls waiting at the door at 9 a.m. until we opened at 11 a.m. We had 10 kids come in right away and it was really nonstop until we closed at 10 p.m. Each…
Monday, April 22, 2013
A brand new veterinary hospital has opened for business on the Tewksbury/Wilmington border. Let's meet the owner.
Business Name: Best Pets Veterinary Hospital Owner/Manager: Heidi Tapscott DVM Business Address: 2600 Main St., Tewksbury MA 01876 (right on the Tewksbury/Wilmington border) Business Phone Number: 978-658-6500 Web Address: www.bestpetsvet.com Number of Employees: 5 How Long Have You Been In Business: Just 2 months since February 2013. What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I received my BS with honors from Cornell University in Biology and then earned my Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. I have practiced veterinary care for 23 years in many towns in Middlesex and Essex counties. I have learned best practices and a gained a wealth and range of experience from six different veterinary …
Friday, April 12, 2013
A reader wants to know if the "mom and pop" consignment store has closed permanently.
Question: What happened with the Family Treasure Chest? I really liked that store and it looks like it closed down. What was the problem? Answer: Family Treasure Chest, owned by Tom and Lauren Siracusa, of Tewksbury, has not shut down but they have relocated. The store, which had been located at 1875 Main St., Tewksbury, moved in January to 362 Middlesex St., Wilmington. "It really was just a matter of rent," said Lauren Siracusa. "We got a really great deal and (the new address) is an excellent location." In addition to moving to a new location, Family Treasure Chest has also expanded its offerings, according to Siracusa. She said the store has expanded its selection of bought and sold video games and have now added bartering as a new …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Each week we highlight some of the stories making headlines in neighboring Patch towns.
West, Ensminger Elected to Board of Selectmen Reading residents voted in the local election Tuesday, but the turnout was lower than expected. Of 17,594 registered voters, only 3,207 or 18.2 percent voted. Starbucks May be Opening in North Reading Starbucks will go before the Community Planning Commission Tuesday night for approval for their site plan review. The coffee company is planning to open a location where Sunrise Bagels is located. Hanson and Askenburg Sworn in As Chelmsford's Newest Selectmen It's been a long hard campaign, but former School Committee chairwoman Janet Askenburg and incumbent Matt Hanson have won the two open seats for the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen. Askenburg defeated Permanent Town Building Committee chairman …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Rising Stars Academy now occupies the building that was once the home of the Hilltop Learning Center.
Business Name: Rising Stars Academy (Childcare / Preschool) Owner/Manager: Melissa Saunders Business Address: 1500 Andover Street Tewksbury, Ma 01876 Business Phone Number: 978-710-5762 Web Address: www.risingstarsacademy.org Number of Employees: 6 How Long Have You Been In Business: We have been in Business for 6 years this year and, just currently relocated from Methuen to Tewksbury. What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I have been in the Childcare field for 15 years and have managing for the past 9 years. What Is Your Business Philosophy? At the RSA, our goal is to produce happy, intelligent, well-adjusted children. Here you will find a nurturing, educational environment for children ages 3 months to 9 1/2 years. What …
Monday, March 25, 2013
This week we shine the Business Spotlight on a new local restaurant, North End Diner and Pizzeria, and owner Matt McLaughlin.
Business Name: North End Diner and Pizzeria Owner/Manager: Matthew and Nayana McLaughlin Business Address: 910 Andover Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 Business Phone Number: 978-455-8946 Web Address: www.NorthEndDinerandPizzeria.com Number of Employees: 8 How Long Have You Been In Business: 10 months What Is Your Experience/Business Background? Various public and private positions. What Is Your Business Philosophy? To provide the freshest most unique product in a family environment. What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Job? I enjoy recipe development and customer interaction. What Are The Biggest Challenges You Face? Drawing people to treat themselves to dining out in such difficult economic times. What Makes Your Business Unique In Your …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Event is a chance to sample foods from the finest restaurants in Tewksbury.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This week we take a look at Custom Iron Craft and chat with owners Jonathan and Sherry Starkey.
Business Name: Custom Iron Craft Owner/Manager: Jonathan & Sherry Starkey Business Address: P.O. Box 612, Tewksbury Business Phone Number: 978-828-5781 Web Address: customironcraft.com Number of Employees: 4 How Long Have You Been In Business: 3 Years What Is Your Experience/Business Background: I have over 20 years of welding, fabricating and design experience in ornamental iron and welding. What Is Your Business Philosophy?: Each and every job is a reflection of ones self. What Is Your Favorite Part Of Your Job?: I enjoy seeing the finished product of what I have built, designed & installed. Then, to see the look on clients faces when they see it for the first time. It is a pretty special moment for me as well as self gratifying. What …
Ortiz makes announcement regarding appeal of judge's ruling.
The saga of Russ Caswell and the Federal Government has finally reached a conclusion. Last week, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz announced that she would not appeal a Federal Judge's ruling in January, denying the government's claim for seizing the Motel Caswell because of what it claimed was an ongoing pattern of drug activity. Federal prosecutors had argued that Caswell, who lives next door to the motel, must have kn own about the drug activity going on at his business and did nothing to stop it. Lawyers for the Institute for Justice, which took the case pro bono, argued that the government and Tewksbury Police had conspired to try and seize the property, then sell it off and split the proceeds.