EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


January 22, 2013

Return of river festival anticipated this year

Team Haverhill's Jan. 28 event targets River Ruckus


Mann said the farmers market had shrunk to just two vendors before Team Haverhill made expanding it a top goal a few years ago. Last year’s market featured more than 20 vendors, live entertainment and activities for children, she said.

Plans for the downtown community mural on Essex Street and the “Shoes of Haverhill” project were also hatched at previous “Possible Dreams” events.

“Team Haverhill and this event are so successful because a lot of their ideas come to fruition,” City Councilor Thomas Sullivan said.

Recent “Possible Dreams” workshops have been attended by more than 125 people, including a mix of residents, public officials, organizational leaders, business owners and volunteers, Mann said. More than half the 140 seats at this year’s event have already been reserved, she said.

There is no cost to participate in the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with coffee and sign-in. Walk-ins are welcome, Mann said, but preregistration is requested to insure adequate seating. Register online at possibledreams.eventbrite.com or send an e-mail to TeamHaverhill.PossibleDreams@gmail.com for more information.

Team Haverhill, formed in 2006, describes itself as an independent, volunteer action group dedicated to making Haverhill a better place to live, learn, work and play. According to its website, the group pursues that purpose “by fostering civic dialogue, organizing hands-on projects, creating a more informed public, and advocating for positive change.”

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