EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 10, 2013

Job fair for veterans, public is tomorrow


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — ValleyWorks Career Center will host a job fair for all U.S. veterans tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

More than 25 employers are expected to participate in this event.

All job seekers are welcome. Veterans will have an opportunity to connect with area employers. Employers would like to speak with veterans about the strong background developed and strengthened in demanding environments and conditions that their civilian counterparts rarely encounter.

Event organizers said first impressions matter, and suggest attendees practice their 30-second introductions, dress neatly and have a clean appearance, bring multiple copies of their resumes, and come prepared to complete job applications. Membership or pre-registration is not required. Career Center members are asked to bring their membership information for quicker entrance.

Parking is available in the municipal parking lot for a nominal fee. The site is accessible by MVRTA bus. For a bus schedule visit www.mvrta.com. Watch for updated employer listing and event details at www.valleyworks.cc. Employers interested in participating in this event are asked to call 978-722-7000.

Kids book club tackles mysteries

PELHAM — Tuesdays with Stories, the Pelham Library’s book club for children, meets at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow.

“Whodunit?” is the theme for November, with the club exploring mysteries, including the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

For more information, call Debbie Laffond, 635-7581, or email her at dlaffond@pelhamweb.com.

Give blood and enjoy lunch

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive tomorrow.

Make an appointment by calling 603-421-2266.

Get a free lunch ticket and enter the raffle for some great gift cards.

Sanborn students perform ‘The Foreigner’

KINGSTON — Sanborn Regional High School drama students will present the comedy “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue at the school Thursday through Sunday.

Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be a 2 p.m. performance Sunday.

Ten percent of proceeds go to the Ginny Bartlett Scholarship Fund. Bartlett was a strong supporter of the drama club and a librarian at the school for many years.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Evan Czyzowski at 642-3341, Ext. 870.

NECC remembers JFK

Northern Essex Community College will host “A Weekend of Remembrance: The Story of JFK” beginning Friday, Nov. 22 in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott St., Haverhill.

Free and open to the public, this event is being held to commemorate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago on Nov. 22, 1963. The weekend-long event will begin with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Confirmed speakers include Mayor James Fiorentini, state representatives Diana DiZoglio and Leonard Mirra, and Governor’s Councilor Eileen Duff.

Organized by faculty member Richard Padova from the NECC Global Studies Department, this event will feature historical exhibits that include an invitation packet to a dinner that was to be held the evening of the assassination and a memento that was given to mourners at JFK’s funeral Mass. There will also be campaign-related items on display from Kennedy’s house, senate and presidential runs, including some rarities.

On Nov. 23 at 11:30 a.m., a panel discussion featuring NECC history professors Andrew Morse and Ligia Domenech will present “The JFK Assassination: What Really Happened,” moderated by NECC student Christopher Cox.

Throughout the weekend, visitors will also have an opportunity to write their memories of JFK in a memory book, view a video of his life, and enter a free drawing for a basket of presidential books. Hours are Friday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information contact Padova at 978-556-3297 or rpadova@necc.mass.edu.

Event on strengthening economy is Nov. 21

HAVERHILL — The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will host a Celebrity Speaker Series event titled “Transformative Investment” on Nov. 21 featuring Marty Jones, president and CEO of MassDevelopment.

The event is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St. As president and CEO of MassDevelopment, Jones focuses on redevelopment opportunities throughout Massachusetts and especially in Gateway cities. Her presentation will emphasize how Haverhill and similar communities can leverage their strengths — strong urban cores, innovative zoning districts, higher education institutions, and reasonably-priced and sustainable housing — to spur transformative investment.

MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofit groups, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies to strengthen the state’s economy. These collaborations help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies.

The Speaker Series event is held in partnership with TD Bank, NECC and Law Offices of Thomas J. Sullivan. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members and includes networking, breakfast and presentation. To make a reservation, visit www.HaverhillChamber.com or call 978-373-5663.