Scoop

DSC_8555 Haverhill Motorcycle Awareness Alison w Lance Blais Vietnam Veteran and former POW

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.

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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.

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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.

DSC_4978 Haverhill desk in living room brain4rent

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.

DSC_4824 HAverhill Dale Rogers Tom Brady GOAT sculpture at BattleGrounds

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!

DSC_3705 Haverhill Riverside Park Snow Shoeing Cindy Lee Hutchinson

Yup. I tried snow shoeing for the first time this year for a Haverhill Life article. Thanks Cindy Lee Hutchinson for the lesson.

DSC_2447 Haverhill Ski Bradford Alison Colby-Campbell on Black Diamond Trail
Writing an article for #HaverhillLifeMagazine about trails in Haverhill MA led me here in 11 degree temps atop the Black Diamond Trail at Ski Bradford.  The trails opened Dec 16 for the 2017/18 season. So many layers I couldn’t bend my arms.  #ThisIsHaverhill
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New adventures through writing articles. I am the average-middle-aged-not-in-perfect-shape  author encouraging exploration of Haverhill MA trails. For the November issue of @HaverhillLifeMagazine I discovered geocaching at Meadow Brook Conservation Area with this team who ranked from expert to never heard of it before.

IMG_1515 Haverhill Bradford Common Rotary Dog American Dog

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.

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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.

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Valley Girls Appearance talking about real haunted places

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.

 

 

IMG_0756 Women's City Club Of Haverhill 100th Anniversary
Women’s City Club of Haverhill 100th Anniversary. Front Row L-R: Muriel Boles, Alison Colby-Campbell, Ginny Thurston (past President), Ken Thurston.  Back Row L-R: Marjorie Wood (President), Peter Carbone, Mayor Fiorentini, Pastor Frank Jewett

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.

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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.

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IMG_6657 Haverhill Alison Colby-Campbell and Elisabeth Brady of Modern Woodmen at Bradford Place Cafe

Provided a marketing consultation to Elisabeth Brady of Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial (Guess what it’s not about lumber jacks!) at Bradford Place Cafe.

 

 

 

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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.

IMG_8547 Valley Girls w Lysa Pelletier and Leslie Buresch and producer Lou better

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!

IMG_8961 Haverhill THOH Breakfast Exchange Club speech PINS

Speaking gig at Greater Haverhill Breakfast Exchange Club that supports seniors in need. Love this group. Spoke about making a difference and developing awareness.

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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.

 

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