Willow 900 x 577

Curb appeal personified! Comfort and livability are obvious in this design. Talk about curb appeal! Gorgeous expansive kitchen; dining room into family room will be the hub of this charming home. Cozy study with bay window on first level too. A master suite you only dream of with double vanity and 2 separate closets. Three additional family size bedrooms to stretch out in, 2 with walk-in closets. You’ll love it.

We are building this home now and would love to give you a tour so you can see for yourself, just how gorgeous and perfect this home would be for your family! A real stunner! Come on over this week to check out The Willow II and see all that Pingry Hill has to offer.

Learn more about our Willow II plan here.

Pingry Hill's Newest Mascot: Mama Snapper

Pingry Hill’s Newest Mascot: Mama Snapper

It’s Snapping Turtle egg laying season and it’s in full swing up here on the Hill in Pingry Hill, Ayer. We’ve got a lovely Mama Snapping turtle that has carefully lay her eggs on one of our home lots. Don’t worry, we will not disturb her or her young and will carefully work around where she is until the babies are safely on their way out of the nest.

In the meantime, be careful of these turtles! They can bite off one of your digits! So if you see one of these turtles, stay away and don’t disrupt them or agitate them.

Learn more about snapping turtles here.

Who doesn’t love Pinterest? Seriously. It’s like the greatest site for any sort of ideas, be it decorating, cooking or some sort of new fashion craze. It’s got everything!

And today, while we were looking at different holiday decor, this one really stood out. Look at how strikingly gorgeous this front door looks with the pops of red! Wow! Totally do-able too!

Visit The Lilypad Cottage for more excellent ideas.


By Julia Kacmarek, jkacmarek@nashobapub.com
Posted:   11/01/2013 07:30:10 AM EDT

AYER — Markoh’s on Main will host its first Holiday Cooking Show Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., and is selling advance tickets to the event.

In accordance with a small business management class at Southern New Hampshire University, Chef Markoh will prepare three to four courses in the cooking class.

“We are hoping to make this a monthly thing,” Markoh said. The event will be televised by Ayer Public Access Cable and other local channels.

Ticket prices will be $55 and may be purchased at Markoh’s on Main. The event will benefit Loaves & Fishes. A silent auction of donated goods and a 50/50 raffle is planned for the event as well.

Christina Saunders is a student working on the project and hopes the show continues on after the first airing.

“The point of the course is to put us into real life positions to see how some actual small businesses run,” Saunders said. “One of the staff at SNHU also works with Chef Markoh. So through him my professor was able to find a project for us to work with.

“The whole process is really supposed to be a learning experience for us,” she said. “So we are doing a bunch of different things for him like making fliers, setting up the floor plan for the actual show, coming up with a solid name for this show and future ones.

“We are also trying to make a commercial for him,” Saunders said. “We really want to help him make this show a success and also help him so that he can continue doing shows even after we are gone.”

Markoh said the televised cooking class was something he began at his previous location in Brookline, New Hampshire.

“We did the show when some people wanted us to do the cooking class,” Markoh remembers of his previous show. “Someone videotaped it and sent it to the local access television. It ran for two or so months. Then we did the show every month for a couple of years, but since moving to Ayer, we haven’t done it. We’re going to start it up again as a monthly event and SNHU is helping us get it going.”

The night of cooking lessons and dining will include all courses and wine. Anyone interested in making a donation to the silent auction should contact Christina Saunders atchristina.saunders@snhu.edu. There are approximately 60 spots open to those wanting to attend the event. Tickets may be purchased at Markoh’s on Main.

“This is really just a great time for anyone who comes,” Markoh said.

To visit Markoh’s On Main Website, click here.

Read more:http://www.nashobapublishing.com/ayer_news/ci_24432677/markohs-host-first-holiday-cooking-show#ixzz2jaDCzg43

DEVENS — It’s official.

The New England Studios at Devens, a $106 million Hollywood-style movie studio project, will break ground next week.

MassDevelopment announced Thursday that it will celebrate the commencement of the project with the studio developers at noon Tuesday on Rogers Field in Devens. The groundbreaking at the project site off Jackson Road will also happen Tuesday.

Details of the land deal between The New England Studios and MassDevelopment, the state’s quasi-public economic agency, remain unclear, however, as both parties declined to comment. MassDevelopment, which is tasked with redeveloping the 4,400-acre former Army fort, owns the bulk of the land in Devens, including the studio site.

The New England Studios at Devens and MassDevelopment reached a land purchase-and-sale agreement for the project last summer, but the transaction had not occurred as of June 11. MassDevelopment announced last August $5 million in tax-increment financing for the project, which will cut taxes for the studio complex over 20 years.

Asked Thursday if The New England Studios at Devens has acquired the construction site from MassDevelopment, and if it has, how much the land was sold for, a MassDevelopment spokeswoman said the agency could not comment until next week.

Chris Byers, a movie producer from Lowell who founded The New England Studios at Devens, is expected to attend the ceremony along with MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones.
Read more:http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_20915223/devens-movie-studio-complex-set-break-ground-next#ixzz1yo8BvVKk