Looped In: Editors’ Picks

#CoryStrong Is The Only Way Wheeler Knows

Fighting an unimaginable battle against a rare version of Crohn’s, Methuen’s Cory Wheeler is determined to just be a normal 16-year-old again.

VOTE HERE For the First Round of the Jay Gee’s/Loop Weekly First Annual Scoop-Off

Vanilla vs. Chocolate? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough vs. Oreo! You decide which flavors move on in the quest to be named the ultimate Jay Gee's ice cream flavor.

MARKET BASKET: Methuen’s Masterclass in Customer Service

The Demoulas-owned supermarket is the unofficial first job of Methuenites and a career path for many others, a testament to the grocers’ care for its shoppers and employees. Walking through the Pleasant Valley Street Market Basket with the store manager, Ken Naudzunas bears striking similarity to walking through a high...

Methuen News Now

Dorgan Named MHS Boys Soccer Coach

A former Rangers soccer player will lead the MHS soccer team, as Sean Dorgan returns to a familiar sideline.

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM … BUT WHICH ICE CREAM FLAVOR SCREAMS CHAMPION TO YOU?

It’s time for you to crown the ice cream champion of Methuen in our first annual Scoop-Off. Ice cream is more than a dessert. One taste can bring adults back to their childhood, unlocking memories with just a sweet note or a crunchy goodness. It’s our escape from a bad...

Farm Fresh and Back in Methuen

The first Groundwork Farmers Market of 2017 was held Friday, July 14 at 254 Broadway, next to the Methuen Federal Credit Union. The farmers market is sponsored locally by Holy Family Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Methuen Village, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Bank of America. Groundworks USA is a national non-profit...

Your Schools

A Summer of Champions For Methuen Youth Stars

It has been an amazing run by Methuen’s youth teams on the diamond this summer. Three of the four Methuen Youth Baseball teams vying to make it to the state tournaments won their district tournament, including the 9-year-old, 11-year-old and 12-year-old teams. And on the girls’ side, the U14 Rangers,...

No Pads, No Problem: MHS Makes Finals of Regional 7-on-7

Before they put the pads on in the fall, Methuen High School’s football team is spending their summer dueling local schools in a slightly less uniformed setting. The Rangers take place in the area’s 7-on-7 football league. Designed as more of an off season workout, the competition includes Methuen, Lawrence...

Super Sullivan: Methuen’s “New Girl” Impresses in MVC and NCAA

This time last year, no one at Methuen High School knew who Abby Sullivan was. Now, volleyball players and coaches across the Merrimack Valley Conference are familiar with the North Middlesex transfer, who was a conference leader in kills (342) and blocks (92) during her first year as a Ranger....

Your Pets

Tails and Ales: Tickets Selling Fast to Top MSPCA Event

We love our pets. We love our craft brews. Putting those two passions together into a fundraiser for the MSPCA? Genius. The fifth annual Tails and Ales fundraiser does just that, giving beer connoisseurs the opportunity to sample some of the region’s best brews and taste creations from area food...

THIS WEEK’S MSPCA RESCUE OF THE WEEK, SPONSORED BY RIC BEAUDOIN, IS … EVERETT!

Are you looking for a sweet baby bunny that will blossom into a wonderful pet? look no further than Everett! She is just a few months old and ready to meet her new family. She is the type of rabbit that tons of energy and loves to play and run...

LOOP WEEKLY’S PET OF THE WEEK IS … QUINCY!

Keep your photos and nominations coming to get your furry friend put in the spotlight. Some of you asked if we only pick rescues. Absolutely not. Whether you bought or adopted, all adorable is eligible. We had 19 entries this week, but one look at this adorable dude and we...