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January 1, 2014

Esperanza Academy gets $12,500 for soccer program


The club is open to all residents in third through 12th grades. There is no charge.

Snacks will be served.

Call Charlie Backmann at 329-5867 for details.

Story hour focuses on Jewish arbor day

ANDOVER — A book based on the theme of Tu B’Shevat will be read during a Jewish Holiday story hour Jan. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St.

Children 2 to 6, along with their parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to hear stories about the Jewish arbor day, which falls on Jan. 15. The holiday commemorates the season when the earliest trees bloom in Israel and is marked by eating such fruits as grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates, which are mentioned in the Torah.

The program is sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel in Andover through a grant from the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation.

Reservations must be made by Jan. 12 to Esther Kaufman, EdDirector@BethIsraelMV.org or by calling Amy Sherr at the synagogue office at 978-474-0540.

Modernize your parenting ‘toolbox’

HAVERHILL — Award winning author and keynote speaker, Bill Corbett, will discuss ways of modernizing your parenting “toolbox” in order to raise bully-proof, drug-free and confident members of the family and classroom on Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish, 56 Oak Terrace. This free Families First Lecture is free and open to the public. More information is available by calling 978-521-4256. Please RSVP by email to sjsprcom@gmail.com.

Atkinson has a winter parking ban

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Police Department reminds all residents that parking is strictly prohibited on all town roads from midnight to 7 a.m. until April 1.

The ban also applies during snow removal operations. Vehicles can be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

Spinners and knitters meet Friday

HAMPSTEAD — Hampstead spinners and knitters will meet Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hampstead Public Library.

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