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June 15, 2012

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LAWRENCE — The Vu Family of 18 Emmett St., is the recipient of the Yard of the Month award for May.

"The efforts of Mr. Mac Vu and his family, have been an inspiration to the residents of Lawrence to keep the city clean and show great pride in their property," Mayor William Lantigua said.

Mac Vu and his family have made wonderful efforts to keep the sidewalks at Emmett and Kingston Street clear of trash and litter, Lantigua said in a statement. "It costs nothing but a little effort to keep the sidewalk and curb area free of trash and litter," Vu said.

Suggestions for next month's Yard of the Month and Storefront of the Month are accepted via email to FOConnor@CityofLawrence.com or can be submitted to the Community Development Department located at 225 Essex St., 3rd floor. Lawrence, 01840.

Listen to some bluegrass in Atkinson

ATKINSON — The Taylor River Band will perform a summer concert in the courtyard at Kimball Library Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The Taylor River Band is a contemporary bluegrass band with Heather Mike on fiddle, Dave Dupouy on banjo, Ben Molin on bass and Doug Molin on guitar. TRB plays at venues throughout the area.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show. This program is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be served throughout the performance.

Medicare presentation for Baby Boomers

HAVERHILL — The city's Council on Aging will host a free discussion on Medicare June 25 at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., for recent retirees and Baby Boomers who are approaching age 65.

Participants will receive information on applying for Medicare, part D coverage, and many other aspects of applying for Medicare.

VFW planning cycle run to raise money

METHUEN — VFW Club 8349 is planning a motorcycle run this month to raise money for its facility hall.

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