EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 23, 2013

Car Fit, Tree Time with Andover Chroniclers

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — The Essex County sheriff highlights the Car Fit program in this month’s installment of “There’s Something About Andover.”

Car Fit offers tips for modifications to cars to make them fit people better as they age.

The second segment of the December edition of “There’s Something About Andover” is all about trees — Christmas trees. It features a tour of the Andover Historical Society’s Tree Time exhibit.

The local-access show airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. on Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 47.

The show is produced by the Andover Chroniclers, an all-volunteer group of seniors from the Center at Punchard. The group welcomes new members; prior experience is not necessary. Anyone who might be interested in any aspect of video production from planning to taping can email seniorcenter@andoverma.gov with the subject line Skip Wilkins.

To learn more about the group and watch previous shows, visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org/programs-activities/groups/andover-chroniclers.

‘Give Bread’ collection at Whole Foods Andover

Whole Foods Market has joined with Project Bread this month to provide for people in need. Through Whole Foods’ “Give Bread” program, shoppers can add $2 or $5 donation coupons to their grocery bills to help children and families struggling to put food on the table and eat healthy during the holidays.

“Give Bread” donations at Whole Foods in Andover will support local programs, including Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Inc.’s Hunger Prevention Program, Neighbors in Need’s Farming for Our Neighbors, and Groundwork Lawrence Community Gardens Program, among others.

In addition to the “Give Bread” program, Whole Foods Markets throughout Massachusetts are selling Project Bread holiday cards, proceeds from which will also fund the charity’s initiatives. To learn more, visit ww.projectbread.org/donate_wholefoods.

Check out ‘Woodland Cinderella’

PLAISTOW — Plaistow Public Library hosts “The Woodland Cinderella” puppet show Friday at 2 p.m.

Puppeteer Deborah Costine uses puppets to teach her audiences all about nature.

This event is for children ages 4 and older. Registration is required because space is limited.

Call 603-382-6011 or email info@plaistowlibrary.com.

Mad Science comes to Sandown

SANDOWN — Sandown Recreation is bringing Mad Science and its “Fire and Ice” show to town Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The show starts at 1 p.m. at Town Hall. Children of all ages will enjoy experiments like using frozen carbon dioxide gas at minus 109 degrees Fahrenheit. Some will be chosen as volunteer helpers.

Preregistration is required. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visit sandown.us or call 603-887-1872.

Join a library read-a-thon

WINDHAM — A Teen Read-a-Thon to benefit Shepherd’s Pantry will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road.

Call 603-432-7154 for more information.

Go snowshoeing in Pelham

PELHAM — Saturday night snowshoeing hikes are planned in Raymond Memorial Park, beginning Jan. 4.

They are scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Snowshoes can be rented in advance for $15.

Call 603- 635-2721 or email recreation@pelhamweb.com for more information.

Kids, sign up for karate lessons

PELHAM — Karate for ages 7 to 12 starts Jan. 6 at Family Martial Arts.

For more information, call Pelham Parks and Recreation at (603) 635-2721, or email recreation@pelhamweb.com.

Online registrations are available through webtrac.pelhamweb.com.

Haverhill Bank opens Salem, N.H., branch

Haverhill Bank recently opened a new branch at 396 Main St. in Salem, N.H. The branch, Haverhill Bank’s first location in New Hampshire, joined CVS and three other retail stores in a 22,000 square foot retail plaza along Route 97 at the Methuen and Salem border.

“This area of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with its immediate vicinity to Haverhill, is a natural location to extend our brand,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas Mortimer. “We believe the bank’s community approach to banking will fit in nicely in this border neighborhood.”

The new branch includes two drive-up lanes as well as an ATM drive-up. The lobby is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The drive-up is open Monday through Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The branch also features a 24-hour drive-up ATM. Longtime bank employee Patricia St. Cyr manages the branch. Five additional employees are also among the staff of the new branch. A grand opening is planned for next year. A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s main office is at 180 Merrimack St. in Haverhill. Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School, and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, as well as at 6 West Main St., Merrimac, and 396 Main St., Salem, N.H.