Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Business owner turns a passion into a career.
Let’s face it, almost everyone has a favorite Auntie. The auntie who is there is there through thick and thin, ready to help you no matter what the circumstances. The auntie that you can turn to for help even when you feel like no one else is there. For many local dogs and their families that Auntie is Liz Cleaves, owner of Auntie Dog Training Studio. A longtime local resident, Cleaves had been operating her business in Derry, NH when, in September 2011, she decided it was time to come back home to Tewksbury. “I am very glad to have the business back in Tewksbury,” Cleaves said. “I’ve always felt that if a town was good enough to live in, it was also good enough for your business.” For Cleaves, the road to Auntie Dog has been a long one …
Monday, November 19, 2012
"Be Fit and Be Happy" is the motto for Tewksbury's Rose Ryan and her business partners.
When Tewksbury resident Rose Ryan and her two partners Heather Lowe and Emily Viera decided to open Body Infusion by H.E.R. in Wilmington they knew that they wanted it to be more than simply a fitness center. With over thirty years of combined fitness instruction experience these ladies had spent more than their share of time teaching fitness. All three had worked together in the past and shared many of the same beliefs about leading others in fitness. “I’ve been teaching for around 15 years,” said Ryan. “I truly do teach because I love it.” For years Lowe and Ryan ran the program at another fitness center and they often discussed opening their own center. Eventually Viera joined the team and they knew that they had found the right…
Monday, September 10, 2012
This barber enjoys working with people, not just their hair.
For as long as she can remember Joanne Fedele has loved working with people. Growing up she working in her family’s bakery business and, over the years, has worked various service related jobs in including waitressing. Fedele began working as a barber close to 20 years ago but it wasn’t until her son was born that it became a steady career. Like many working moms she needed flexible hours and scheduling and it quickly became apparent that working as a barber would give her just that. Even more important, however, was the fact that she truly loved her career choice. Over the years Fedele has been somewhat of a fixture in the area. Having worked as a barber in Wilmington for about 10 years, she has loyal clients and ties throughout the …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Owner Steve Silva stresses quality instruction and the joy of the game.
When Steve Silva opened Extra Innings in Tewksbury six years ago he knew that he had one main goal for his customers. He simply wanted them to have fun while they learned the game of baseball. Sounds easy enough but baseball is a skill and, without the right facility and instructors, it can be a tough skill to share. These days, Extra Innings in Tewksbury has a brand new home at 890 East Street (Front), along with a talented training staff who are, as a group, committed to sharing the game that they love so much. Open since February 2012, the new facility is just steps from the previous location and boasts 17,000 square feet of surface area. There are six multi-use tunnels that are 70-feet long by 18-feet wide along an additional tunnel…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Frozen yogurt franchise has been widely anticipated.
For Tewksbury frozen yogurt fans, this upcoming weekend will be, without a doubt, one to remember. Saturday, Aug.18 at 11 a.m. will mark the long awaited and much anticipated grand opening of the new, Orange Leaf Frozen yogurt. Located on Route 38 at Wamesit Place, near the entrance to Walmart, Orange Leaf promises to bring a whole new kind of experience to Tewksbury. Owned and operated by partners Ken Mackey, Gerry Goodwin and Don Coffin, Orange Leaf‘s mission statement is a simple one, “To promote community and family by providing a great tasting, sensible frozen dessert made just for you, by you, in an environment that is as visually uplifting as it is welcoming.” Orange Leaf arrives in town with a decidedly local flavor. Two of the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Restaurant re-opens with a completely new look, featuring new furniture, fixtures and appliances and even new menu items.
Over the last 17 years Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille has become a familiar site in Tewksbury. Located on Route 38 at the junction of Route 495 it is one of those places that people are simply used to seeing every day. What many people don’t realize, however, is that, while Applebee’s still boasts the same friendly service and welcoming atmosphere that it’s famous for, it also has a whole new look that might surprise you. These days Applebee’s guests will still find themselves greeted with the smiling face they have come to expect but, at the same time, they will be “wowed” by a full front to back, inside and out renovation. General Manager Michael Calandrello could not be happier with his customer reactions. “It’s the ‘wow’ factor that …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Program matches volunteers from local businesses with underserved middle and high school students.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted Raytheon Corp.) Recently, more than 60 students from Lawrence High School and the Greater Lawrence Technical School attended a Stand & Deliver event at Raytheon’s Tewksbury offices. Robert Curbeam, vice president of Mission Assurance for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), spoke to a captivated audience about how he used education and perseverance to overcome adversity and reach success. Curbeam is a former NASA astronaut, retired Captain in the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). He also holds the record for the most spacewalks, four during the STS-116 mission, for a single spaceflight. The students represented Lawrence High School and …
Monday, July 4, 2011
A Tewksbury treasure with something for everyone
Imagine a store where you could find a little something special for almost any occasion and, at the same time, know that many of your purchases were helping to support a worthwhile organization? Well, imagine no more. That place is right here in Tewksbury and its called Unique Boutique. Owned and operated by Joanne Mullaney since 2008, Unique Boutique at 2136 Main St. is more than just a store, it’s a dream come true. “It has always been my dream to own a place like this,” said Mullaney. “I love helping people.” Heartbroken when her young friend, Sheree Campbell, lost her battle to cancer and left a family of four children behind, Mullaney decided it was time to make a difference. Her first bracelet, the Cancer Awareness Bracelet, began…
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Appointed to the role of Analog Devices Fellow.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Analog Devices, Inc.) Analog Devices, Inc. appointed senior engineer John Geen to the role of Analog Devices Fellow, a distinguished technical position awarded to engineers who contribute significantly to the company’s business success through exceptional innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and an unparalleled ability to bridge organizations and mentor others within the company. In addition to their business impact, Analog Devices Fellows serve as company ambassadors and are recognized as industry leaders in their fields of expertise. Geen was among three engineers awarded this honor by Analog Devices’ Chairman and Co-founder Ray Stata during the company’s 2011 General …