Remember the last time your meal was so good at a restaurant that you made a mental note to tell your friends?
Or the time the coffee was so good at the breakfast nook you stopped into that you still go there just for a cup?
How about the great care the vet gave to your dog when he got sick? Or the great workout you got at the local gym you recently joined?
Now you can use your hometown newspaper to spread the word about those places and other top things and people in the city.
The Gazette is kicking off its annual "Haverhill's Best'' voting.
It's your chance to tell all of Greater Haverhill about who and what you believe are tops in the community — from businesses to people to scenic places.
Here are the categories in the "Haverhill's Best'' voting and a sampling of what they include:
Activities and sports — dance schools, gymnastic schools and golf courses
Appearance — hair salons and tanning salons
Automotive — auto repair and auto dealerships
Local people — service clubs and politicians
Professional services — accountants, banks, dentists, doctors and insurance companies
Food and drink — bakeries, doughnut shops, places with the best meals and drinks, function halls and caterers
Shopping — appliance stores, sales and service, flooring stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and pet groomers
Places — scenic spots and historical sites
Voting for "Haverhill’s Best'' is easy — and also creates a source of pride for the business community.
If you’re computer savvy, just click a few keys to cast your ballot for who and what are outstanding in Haverhill.
If you’re old fashioned, get out the scissors and cut out the ballot in the My Town supplement of today’s Gazette. The ballot will continue to appear in the Gazette during the month of June.
The deadline for voting is July 7.
Later this year, the Gazette will publish a special section featuring stories about many of the top vote-getters.
HOW TO VOTE
Use the ballot inside today’s edition of the Gazette. Cut it out, make your votes and mail it in.
Go to our website — hgazette.com — where a ballot is available.