EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 25, 2013

Benefit planned for mom who is cancer victim


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — A breast cancer benefit for a single mother of two who is losing her battle with breast cancer will be held on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

Friends and relatives of Jeanette Cruz, 30, said Cruz has been battling cancer, but unfortunately her condition is worsening and she is losing her battle as the disease has spread to her lungs, causing difficulty breathing and severe chest pains. They said her doctor ordered her to limit her time working so that she can rest and spend time with her children, Genesis, 7, and Isaiah, 5, but without income and medical benefits due to working a part-time job, she is unable to do so.

This benefit is being held to raise funds so that Cruz can stay at home and be with her children without the burden of providing income for them on her own. Organizers of the event want to give Cruz the opportunity to make loving and lasting memories with her children. Any remaining proceeds from the event will go toward a college trust fund that was set up for her two children.

The benefit will feature food, a live band, dancing and entertainment as well as a raffle and silent auction. Jeanette Cruz is the niece of Ivette Hofmann, who works in the college’s bursar’s office. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Francie Hofmann at 617-485-7374, francie.a.hofmann@gmail.com, or Ivette Hofmann at 978-556-3913 or ihofmann@necc.mass.edu.

Annual Armenian picnic announced

The Armenian Church at Hye Pointe will hold its annual picnic on Aug. 25 from noon to 5 p.m at the American Legion Farm, 1314 Main St.

The event will feature music by the Jason Naroian Ensemble featuring Jason Naroian on dumbeg and vocals, John Arzigian on accordion and vocals, Leon Janikian on clarinet, Greg Takvorian on oud and vocals, Michael Naroian on dumbeg and Paul Mooradian on tambourine. The menu will feature shish, losh and chicken kebab dinners as well as kheyma, pilaf, pastries and beverages.

Raffles for cash prizes and gift certificates will be held. The function hall is air conditioned. Bring your lawn chairs and tavloo boards. For more information, visit www.hyepintechurch.org or call 978-372-9227.

Job recruitment event Monday

ValleyWorks Career Center will hold a multi-employer job recruitment event on Monday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott St.

Arwood Corporation has openings for a CNC milling and lathe operator, foreman, CNC machinist and CNC programmer. Dunkin’ Donuts has openings for an accounts payable specialist, assistant managers, restaurant manager, shift leader and team members. Freedom Fertility Pharmacy has openings for CSR patient care coordinator and pharmacy technician. Monroe Staffing has openings for clerical, manufacturing and other jobs. National Employment has openings for AutoCAD designers, cable assemblers, call center representatives, IT/buyer, production worker, silk screen printing operator and other jobs. New England Copy Specialists has openings for inside sales.

Job seekers are reminded that first impressions matter so dress neatly and cleanly, practice your 30-second introduction and bring multiple copies of your resumes. On-site parking is free. Visit online at www.valleyworks.cc.

TOTS-n-TYKES Tuesday is July 30

Winnekenni Castle’s next Tots-n-Tykes Tuesday event is July 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The program’s theme is “Beach Luau!” and is recommended for ages 2 and older. The cost is $8 per child. Online pre-registration is required at www.winnekenni.com or www.imajinethat.com. Teachers from Little Sprouts & Imajine That will guide children through educational and creative workshops designed to stimulate little minds.

The activities will change each week and will be based on a specific theme of the week. Some activities will be outside so please dress your child appropriately. Upcoming dates and themes are: Aug. 6, Peace, Love, and Tie Dye!; Aug. 13, Dino Dig!, and Aug. 20, Paint, Splatter & Mess! For more information, visit www.winnekenni.com.

Farmers Market coupons for senior citizens

Farmers Market coupons will be available for distribution to qualified senior citizens who are at least 60 years old at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St. on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Seniors must demonstrate they are low-income by showing proof that they are enrolled in or participate in a government-funded benefit or assistance program. Seniors must bring an identification that shows date of birth and address and proof that they receive one of the following: Supplementary Social Security Income (SSI), Section 8 Housing, energy assistance, or Medicaid.

Residents of subsidized housing facilities may qualify for the vouchers by providing the Haverhill Council on Aging with a letter from their property manager. An individual’s name must appear on the letter. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.