Trees are popping up everywhere in the city, it seems.
The mayor's program to plant hundreds of trees in urban neighborhoods is bringing trees to many locations, but one that stands out is the area across the street from the new Vietnam Veterans Park.
A long row of trees has been planted there, promising to dress up the area once they grow.
For those who braved the cold, wind and rain to see this year's Santa Parade, the Lamplighter hopes you got the hear the voice of Haverhill High assistant hockey coach and local attorney Sean Gleason.
He was atop the Haverhill High School sports float.
As the float passed through town, Gleason led the crowd in singing rousing versions of various songs. They included "Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head" in memory of his mother, as the float passed by Sacred Hearts Church, which his family attends.
As the float approached Central Square, Gleason led the crowd in singing the traditional Haverhill High School fight song, "Stand up and Cheer, We're Going to Cheer for Haverhill High."
In the market for a change?
The city's farmers market did well this year, drawing bigger crowds than in past years thanks to its change in location.
The market moved from the lot near the police station, a block north of downtown, to the parking lot in front of the Merrimack Street parking deck's lower level, in the heart of downtown. That change gave the market more visibility.
Some observers of the market see a chance to improve it even more in coming years. They are suggesting the market move to the parking deck's upper level to give vendors more space and patrons of the market more room to park.