About The Publisher: Tessa D'Ippolito

Tessa D. Publisher Phot

Tessa is a local mother of two energetic and adventurous toddlers. Tessa knows how time-consuming it can be to find fun affordable things to do as a family. Macaroni KID allows her the opportunity to become your local resource for fun family activities and help take some of the stress out of planning. Tessa also understands how important it is for local businesses to reach young families in their communities. By utilizing her connection with local families, she can assist family-oriented businesses in reaching their target audience.


About our Contributing Writers

Barbara Evangelista

Barbara is a local mom, raised in Bedford, 10 years in Chelmsford, and now 13 years in Westford. After earning a B.A. at George Washington University, she managed marketing, creative and translation projects at The Boston Language Institute and Bose Corporation. Barbara was the publisher of both the Lowell and Acton-Lexington Macaroni KID editions for nine years. Barbara was fundamental in making Lowell & Acton-Lexington Macaroni KID editions a go-to resource for families in our communities. With three teens (two with special needs), Barbara is a mom taxi, tutor, writer, marketing consultant, project manager and event planner. She loves the learning, creativity, challenges and connections publishing and marketing provides, meeting local families, and working with local companies.

Shari Bartholomew

Shari is a Chelmsford mom of a daughter (7) and two sons (4.5 and 1).  She’s also an independent consultant for Usborne Books & More ( http://www.sharisellsstories.com) and a Beachbody coach.  When she’s not seeking out exciting new things to try with her kids, she loves baking, arts and crafts, planning parties, and travel. Shari specializes in our playground articles.

Vanessa Bellitti

Vanessa Bellitti is a Westford mom of twin boys and a spunky little girl, a retired Phunk Phenomenon and Boston Celtics Dancer, and the proud owner of both The Shabby Cupcake (a boutique for the whole family) and Snowflake Images by Vanessa Bellitti.  When she's not singing,  dancing,  sewing, or behind the camera,  you'll find her in the kitchen designing cakes and treats for all to enjoy.

Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard is a stay at home mom of three (ages 6, 3, and 5 months) and owner of Kissacook Hill Crafts. In her “free” time she likes to dance, craft, sew, read, write, and explore. She lives in Westford.

Natallia Lyman

Natallia Lyman lives in Westford with her husband and three children. She is an Independent Consultant with Usborne Books & More ( http://spacehedgehog.com/), a traveler and a daydreamer. She loves to explore new places, meet new people and hear their stories.


Welcome to Lowell Macaroni Kid!

Macaroni Kid is a nationwide company with almost 600 editions, each focused on a specific community. Our publishers are local moms and dads who know about and live in the communities they write about. We specialize in providing lots of LOCAL information on events, activities, camps, classes, family-friendly resources and things to do!  

This edition of Macaroni Kid provides information on events, activities and resources for families specifically in Lowell, Billerica, Tewksbury, Dracut, Chelmsford, Westford, Littleton, Groton, Tyngsboro and Dunstable.

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