EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 30, 2013

Wine tasting and auction planned

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Pentucket Kiwanis Club of Haverhill will hold its fifth annual Wine Tasting and Charity Auction on Nov. 8 in the Galleria Room at Maria’s Restaurant, 81 Essex St.

The cost of $35 per person includes wine and beer tasting, carving and pasta station, and silent and live auctions for items such as trips, golf packages, restaurant certificates, hotel stays and sports items.

Entertainment is by the Pentucket Jazz Band.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the night for a major prize in excess of $600.

All proceeds benefit community programs, projects and local charities, including Haverhill High School and Pentucket Regional High School scholarships, Community Action, Emmaus House, Community Meals and Adopt-A-Park.

For tickets or more information, contact Nancy McKenna-Roberts at 978-521-0445 or Nate Webster at 978-204-4692. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Haverhill playground renovations discussed

Team Haverhill will host a neighborhood meeting to discuss renovation plans for the Portland Street Playground on Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Please use the William Street entrance.

People who live near the playground are encouraged to attend this event, which will include a complimentary dinner and an alternate activity for children.

Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure sufficient food and child care.

The agenda includes a review of the basic layout for the renovated site, which is expected to include a playground area for children and a basketball court.

The planning team will present various options for play equipment and seek feedback from potential playground users about which they would like to see included.

For almost two years, Team Haverhill has been working in partnership with the city and the neighborhood to develop plans and build support to renovate the playground, which is located between 4th and 5th avenues.

Team Haverhill is providing volunteer leadership for the project and is currently raising funds to match the city’s $25,000 financial commitment dollar-for-dollar. Business sponsors and private donors are being sought for the project.

Residents can make dinner reservations by email to info@teamhaverhill.org.

Please include your name, address, telephone number, and ages of children attending. You can also leave a telephone message for Team Haverhill at 978-228-1060.

Please include your name, phone number, and ages of children who will be attending.

Walnut Square School has successful fest

Walnut Square School’s annual fall festival on Oct 20 was a success.

It was the most successful fall festival ever far. They thanked all the families who attended.

They included past, present and future Walnut Square students.

The National Junior Honor Society from Whittier Middle School volunteered their time to help make the event a success.

Walnut Square School is collecting gently used coats, hats and mittens.

All sizes are accepted and all items received will be washed courtesy of EZ Way Cleaners and will then be donated to the Emmaus House.

Please email Heather Delle Chiaie at hdellechiaie@yahoo.com or Maura Ryan-Ciardiello at Maura52157@aol.com or join the Walnut Square School PTO Facebook Page for more information and updates.