About The Publisher: Cheryl Lachendro

Greetings my Dear Macaroni Kid Friends,

     I am honored to be here with you taking the reigns from your amazing, publisher, Barbara Evangelista. 

When I started my macaroni journey three and a half years ago, another local publisher brought me on board with the Burlington Macaroni Kid edition. Having grown up in Burlington, I knew quite a bit about the area and was excited to work with families and businesses in my old stomping ground.  Almost 2 years to the day, I learned that the Macaroni Kid Wakefield MA publisher was exploring new opportunities and it was a great chance for me to take on a second site and move closer north to my home in Georgetown. Taking on the Macaroni Kid North Shore MA website, brought me even closer to home and to an area where I have shared so many wonderful experiences. Macaroni Kid Merrimack Valley MA brings me right to my home in Georgetown!

 I am thrilled to work in communities very near and dear to my heart and back here at home. I know I have very big shoes to fill, and Barbara has set the bar high. Ready for this challenge, I am oozing with excitement to be your new Merrimack Valley Macaroni Kid Publisher!

  For those of you who don't know me, here is a bit about me and my family:

πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘¦‍πŸ‘¦ My husband Kevin and I have been married for almost 18 years and have a 27-year-old daughter Caroline and a 11-year-old son Kyle.

🏑 We live in Georgetown MA

πŸ“š I taught in the Georgetown Public Schools before having my son.

🚴🏼‍♀️ I taught aerobics and Spinning™ before my son was born.

🌎 I volunteer as a school committee member and with various school organizations.

🏰 We are true Disney fanatics! We love everything DISNEY!

🌊 The beach and ocean are my happy place! So lucky to have it right in my backyard.

πŸ’ ⚾️πŸ₯πŸ₯… I am my sports-minded son's greatest fan. I love to watch him play and be active!

πŸ‘©πŸ»‍ I love to socialize, although at one time in my life I was very shy.

πŸ‘πŸΌ It is important to me to make a difference in my community, look at life with a "glass half full" mentality, and help others to smile and be happy!

πŸ’• I was diagnosed a year ago with Breast Cancer. I continue to be on the road to recovery as I finish up the last of my treatments. I am excited to soon be able to say I am a Breast Cancer survivor!

I’m so excited to continue carrying the torch that Barbara has shined so brightly on the Merrimack Valley. I can’t wait to help connect you and your families with Merrimack Valley's best events, fun opportunities, giveaways and so much more! Please don't hesitate to drop me a line to say hi, make a suggestion for this page, or let me in on an event happening in your community. 

With Peace, Love and Macaroni,