@Fox25 called They wanted me to tell my story about my dad’s last fishing trip. They wanted also to meet the very impressive Josh Penney the young man that stepped right up to help out. I told them Josh was one of many esp including Constable Sewell, Gerald Sewell and Brian Joyce, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife etc etc. I thought the interview would give me a chance to say thank you again to all the wonderful Haverhill people who went out of their way to help my dad fish one last time. It was very emotional since my dad passed a few weeks later on Memorial Day, but they are editing the story down to about a minute so maybe that will be cut out. Thank you so much to on air talent Christine McCarthy of Fox 25 and Haverhill raised cameraman Shawn Denoncour for working to make this as comfortable as possible esp since emotions were right near the surface for much of the interview. You all still fill my heart everyday when I need a boost after my father’s passing. Thank you. Program will air tonight at 11:14 pm in the news. Or at boston25.com. L-R Josh Penney, Shawn Denoncour, Christine McCarthy, and me. Thanks to Josh’s friend for snapping this picture on my camera.
March, April, and May are the most dangerous months for motorcyclists. There are many safe bikers out there hoping to enjoy a ride and stay safe. Keep an eye out for them, please, and they will do the same for you. I joined the rally in Haverhill MA, as a car driver not a bike rider (only ever been on one once) but I got to get up close and personal with this flashy fire breathing bike and its very patriotic owner Lance Blais a Vietnam vet and POW and a super cool guy. Thanks to Cindy Lee Hutchinson who took this pic when I handed her my camera and invited me to the rally.
Checked in with the Easter Bunny at A Sweet Affair in Haverhill. Photographer Stephen Levarity of Amesbury did a great shoot where all the models received A Sweet Affair ice cream when they finished posing. Kids and parents both left happy.
Representing the Haverhill Cultural Council with Hartell Johnson at the Mass Cultural Council Institute. Fab music, ideas, and people! Celebrating and reinforcing the Power of Culture.
What’s on your desk top? For years I’ve wanted a phrenology head to be part of my office for Alisons Brain4Rent, and finally a compulsion to enter a consignment shop called In a Blue Moon in Haverhill brought me face to face with my dream. And it’s a piggy bank how great for a business, and SOOO much less expensive than the antique version I nid on at an estate sale. I fan put all the money I saved right back in this bank, though I’m not sure there’d be room. Also on my desk top – two artworks by Nissi Campbell original fox illustration on loan from Leisa Campbell, and ceramic pomegranate. Plus the gorgeous, handcrafted, blown glass jellyfish, a gift my husband bought at Annies in Newburyport.
G.O.A.T. spotted in Haverhill.Celebrity sculptor #DaleRogersStudio toasted @TomBrady#12 by crafting a 6′ 200+lb G.O.A.T. sculpture. Sculpture waits at #BattleGroundsCoffeeCompany Washington St, Haverhill for Tom. Anybody know how to get in touch with Tom to let him know??? My first time with a foam finger! GO PATS!
Yup. I tried snow shoeing for the first time this year for a Haverhill Life article. Thanks Cindy Lee Hutchinson for the lesson.
Back at the American Dog Show at Bradford Common. Admiring the efforts of Melissa Cerasuolo, president of the Rotary Club who personally decorated the Rotary Club Dog. Could anything be more American? Loved it Melissa. And thanks to GHCC’s President Beverly Dunn Donovan for snapping the picture.
Getting the Scoop on the American Dog Show at Bradford Common while the twenty (20) 8’x10′ dog sculptures by Dale Rogers are set up. Exhibit runs Oct 20-22 10a-5p and supports Cogswell Art Center and Sweet Paws Rescue animal rescue. Thanks for the photo Stephen Arnold.
Invited back to guest on Valley Girls Radio last week with Lysa and Leslie and Lou. We were supposed to talk about all things happening in Haverhill, but instead got fixated on an article I wrote for the Oct issue of Haverhill Life Magazine about my ghost hunting adventures with Tom Spitalere and Hilldale Cemetery. http://haverhilllife.com/ This of course was after deep discussions on the word skivvies, the tv show Ozarks, and Lysa Pelletier-Gibbs‘ middle school diary post.
Felt like I got upgraded from the kids table at Thanksgiving, just not quite sure what I did to deserve the unexpected honor of being seated at the President’s Table at the Women’s City Club of Haverhill’s 100th Anniversary. It was also the “Guy’s table”, as it was the only table to have gentlemen. I was there representing Haverhill Life Magazine (I am a regular contract writer for the publication) and while many people came up to me to express how much they like the new publication, they also wanted to talk about my personal contribution to the City, The Heartbeat of Haverhill blog and Facebook page. What a wonderful fun loving warm group of women! And they all looked so elegant.
I love my new ‘brain’ (icon and logo) designed by Kim Hall Corton of Corton Design Group. Anyone willing to spend an hour with me trying to find the exact right tones of Crayola red/orange or is it orange/red and Koolaid purple because she wants to get it exactly as I’d envisioned is just a joy to work with. She pays attention to the smallest of details. Big love for Kim from both lobes of my cluttered brain.
Provided a marketing consultation to Elisabeth Brady of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial (Guess what it’s not about lumber jacks!) at Bradford Place Cafe.
Picking up my photography awards (2!) from Essex National Heritage Area. Personal goal to get Haverhill on the map for only the best reasons. Won the People’s Choice Award and best Urban photo. Check out Alison Colby-Campbell Photography to see more.
I was a guest on Valley Girls Radio show with Lysa Pelletier-Gibbs and Leslie Buresh. I actually returned another day as co-host when Leslie was unavailable. So much fun!
Speaking gig at Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club that supports seniors in need. Love this group. Spoke about making a difference and developing awareness.
With the lovely Dawn Richards, I helped her bring her book The Cancer Table to fruition from a variety of her written sources. She helped me learn about grace with strength and made from scratch Italian meatballs.