EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 9, 2013

Games rescheduled due to West Nile threat

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Due to the continuing ban on evening activities on city property due to the threat of West Nile virus, Haverhill High’s varsity football game scheduled for Friday night vs. Dracut has been moved to Saturday.

Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. at Trinity Stadium.

Hillie girls soccer varsity and junior varsity games scheduled for Thursday night against Tewksbury have been moved to 3:45 p.m. starts. The location of the games has been moved to the sports field behind Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St.

South Main Street paving continues tonight at 8

The final section of finish paving for the MassDOT South Main Street/Route 125 reconstruction project will take place tonight.

Work began last night and was to end by 6 a.m. today Work will resume tonight at 8 p.m. and will finish by 6 a.m. tomorrow. The majority of the finish paving to be done is on South Main Street from Salem Street to Middlesex Street at the Basiliere Bridge. Northbound traffic will continue on South Main Street through this process, while southbound traffic will be detoured with signage and police detail officers.

Library to host Children’s Room open house

The public library’s Early Childhood Resource Center will hold an open house in the Children’s Room tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m.

Stop in to learn more about available resources to encourage early childhood literacy. More information is available by calling 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or by email to smoser@mvlc.org.

Women’s City Club to meet on Tuesday

The Women’s City Club of Haverhill will meet on Tueday 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. The program, titled “One Billion Rising/Dance,” will begin at 2:15 p.m. One Billion Rising is a worldwide anti-violence movement with a hope of getting one billion women across the globe to take a stand against violence. A song titled “Break the Chain” and a choreographed routine were developed to send a message loud and clear that the violence must stop.

On Valentine’s Day, people gathered together around the world at the same exact time to dance to the same choreographed routine, to sing the same music to send the message that violence, especially the abuse of women in many parts of the world must stop.

White Cane Safety Day Oct. 15

Local blinded war veteran Gerard Boucher wants to remind drivers about those who are blind and visually impaired, and to recognize the importance of White Cane Safety Day as a reminder to be observant of pedestrians who are using white canes or guide dogs when they are out on a walk.

In the 45 years since White Cane Safety Day was first proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson, Americans who are blind or have low vision have achieved substantial progress. By joint resolution approved on Oct. 6, 1964, the Congress designated Oct. 15 of each year as White Cane Safety Day to recognize the contributions of Americans who are blind or have low vision.

Boucher said he wants drivers to be more aware of those using white canes and guide dog travelers all year long, and not just on White Cane Safety Day.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

The Salvation Army of Haverhill is in need of volunteers as well as paid bell ringers for the upcoming holiday season.

Interested applicants can apply at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Salvation Army accepts applications for youth programs

The Salvation Army of Haverhill is accepting applications for its youth programs, all of which are free.

Applications are available at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Laparoscopic surgery seminar planned

“Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery: We Can, But Does That Mean We Should?” a Medical Meet the Expert seminar with Steward Medical Group General Surgeon Robert Moore, MD, will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Holy Family Hospital’s ground floor auditorium.

Attendees will be able to understand the advantages and misconceptions of laparoscopic surgery, and describe the types of technology that will help advance laparoscopic surgery in the future. The event is free. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing is rewarded.

Holy Family Hospital is at 70 East St., Methuen. For more information or to register, cal 978-687-0156, ext. 4697, or email jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

DiZoglio to hold office hoursin Haverhill

State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, has announced a new schedule of office hours for residents of the 14th Essex District to meet with her.

Beginning this month, DiZoglio will hold office hours on the second Friday of each month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Presidential Gardens, 140 Evergreen Drive, Bradford. These events offer constituents a prime opportunity to discuss in-person their concerns on any issue with DiZoglio. While not necessary, constituents are encouraged to call ahead in advance of attending. Those wishing to meet with Rep. DiZoglio outside of office hours are encouraged to call her legislative aide, Andrew Carden, at 617-722-2060 or Andrew.Carden@mahouse.gov.