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January 31, 2014

Annual Write Away!! Contest under way

The District Parent Council has launched its 23rd annual Write Away!! Contest.

The event promotes and celebrates creative writing by students in Haverhill public schools. More than 2,500 entries are expected this year. Students can submit their entries (one per student) from school or from home. Contest entries are ranked by a panel of judges that includes elected officials, college administrators, librarians, retired teachers and authors.

Organizers will again be awarding two Maureen White Writing Excellence Awards to the two first-place high school winners. Cash prizes, gift certificates and certificates of achievement will be presented to the authors of the 55 winning entries at the Annual Write Away!! Awards Ceremony, to be held in the Haverhill High School auditorium on May 15 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The contest is run by volunteers and is a donation-funded event. For more information visit online at www.haverhilldpc.org.

Women’s City Club to meet

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill will meet on Tuesday at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St.

Coffee Hour begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. Richard Hughes will present a program titled “Silent Movies” at 2:15 p.m. Hughes will take guests on a trip to the past and will play charming and moody music of the silent movie era. He will also talk about that era’s history.

Free seminar on heartburn

Heartburn: When Will It End?, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Health Care Gastroenterologist Norman Miller, MD, will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

Attendees will learn the different diagnoses for upper gastrointestinal symptoms, diagnostic tools for heartburn and treatment options. The event is free. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing will be awarded. For more information or to register, please contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org. The hospital is at 140 Lincoln Ave.

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