Last month, the YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts celebrated area women who make a difference in their communities. All 21 honorees were nominated to receive these awards. The banquet, held at the Andover Country Club, recognized four women with Methuen ties. They are (from left) Methuen Senior Activity Center Assistant Director Susan Riccio, Pest End owner Nancy Carace who also served 9 years as president of the former Methuen Board of Trade, Methuen’s Carina Pappalardo who is CEO of The Psychological Center of the Merrimack Valley and Alvania Lopez, founder of the Methuen-based Peachbox, Co., gifting company. Congrats to all! MethuenLife photo by Melissa Fili