January 2017



Happy New Year Neighbors!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  January is here, and it is the time when many of us reassess our busy lives and think about what we want to accomplish or do to balance our lives during the next year.   I'm sure many of you have set new goals or planned something fun and exciting for 2017.  

So, resolve to get involved this year with Newcomers and Neighbors.  If you've been tempted to attend an event but decided not to at the last minute, January's your chance!   And if you know of anyone who may want to be more social or are looking to meet 
new people, please bring them to an event this year.  We love seeing new faces! 

Cheers to a Happy, Fun & Neighborly 2017!
-Nicole Stewart

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."- Bill Vaughn 
New Memberships

We would like to send a warm welcome to our newest members  that joined this past month.

Siggy & Mike Pfendler
Kate & Tony Bargnesi
Stacia & John Miele
Brooke & Ron Kravette


Happy Happenings

We would like to congratulate the Rogers Family on welcoming a new addition to their family.  Ian Matthew was welcomed by his big sister Maggie and big brother Charlie on December 31st.  Congrats to Becca & Matt!

Did you recently have a new baby or add a grandchild to the family?  Start a new job?  Earn a new degree? Or have any other exciting news that you would like to share?  We'd love to hear about it!  

Please contact to share your good news :)

Happy Heart Hop

Save the Date! Sunday, February 12th - 11am to 1pm

Our big holiday party is next month!  It will be on Sunday afternoon at the North Andover Middle School.

Come enjoy a fun pizza lunch with one of the most interactive DJs around!There will be lots of dancing, games, crafts, dessert and of course pizza!  

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the Evite coming soon!  Please  RSVP for an accurate head count on the Evite, and we will be setting up a link on our website for families to pay via PayPal.
We hope to see you all there!

New Year, New You!

New Year's resolutions to be in better shape and become a better you are at the top of many people's list.   Infinity Fitness of North Andover would like to offer all of our members a free 2 week trial to help you on your journey!  Please see the ad below and mention the Newcomers and Neighbors free trial when registering.

Book Club 

After a great holiday party and a Yankee Swap of books in December, we are back reading.  Join us January 9th to discuss MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, by Elena Ferrante.  Or plan on joining us on February 6th to discuss Alice Hoffman's, THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOISITES.  
Questions?  Contact Joan Handstad at

Empty Nesters 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Holiday with their families.  Even though it gets hectic at times, being together is really what it's all about.  
Nesters had a great time celebrating the Holiday Season at our traditional get-together at The Lanam Club.  Such beautiful decorations in a lovely setting
Hope everyone has a Healthy and Happy New Year,

Moms & Tots
Happy 2017!! December was a fun month as we celebrated the holidays at TasteBuds Kitchen and at the DCS event Hooray for the Holidays. Thanks to all who participated!
In January we have a few home coffees scheduled throughout the month. On January 11th, we will be having an open play at Home Grown Lacrosse in North Andover. Special thanks to Danielle Brazill for helping us set this up! We also plan on going to Chikki Plaza in Woburn. 

We hope to see you this month! 
-Meghan and Julie


Ladies Night Out

Our Ladies Night Out group ended 2016 with a wonderful holiday party.  A huge thank you to our hostess Kelly Coyne for opening her beautiful home.  A great time was had by all eating and making merry well into the night.

We will kick off 2017 with a free barre class at Infinity Fitness in North Andover on January 11th.  Be on the lookout for the evite.  Please let us know if you do not receive this and would like to be included.

As we look to the months ahead, we would love to hear your ideas for LNO and if you are will to host, please let us know.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
-Sarah and Cailleen

Couples Night Out

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who came out to make our 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Party the best one yet!  Here are some pictures of the winners, they did not disappoint :)

This month we are having a low key get together on Saturday, January 21st, at Stacia's house.  Her and her husband John are new to the club and are excited to host!  I'll send out an email with more details once we get closer to the date.

Looking forward to seeing everybody!

Bon Appetit

Everyone had a great time celebrating Christmas at Angela Grafmuller's beautifully decorate home for the season.

The next Bon Appetit will be held January 11th at Elanie Rando's home.

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