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May 15, 2014

Seventh annual Walk for Peace is Saturday


For more information, contact Alice Mann, vice-president of Team Haverhill, at 617-834-3592 or am1111@comcast.net.

YWCA Tribute to Women coming up

YWCA Haverhill will host its 25th annual Tribute to Women luncheon on May 28 at 11:30 a.m. at DiBurro’s function hall featuring keynote speaker the Rev. Liz Walker, an ordained minister, television journalist, documentary film producer and humanitarian.

In the summer of 2001, she traveled to war-torn Sudan on a fact-finding mission on the controversial slave trade in southern Sudan. She was so outraged by the human rights atrocities in Sudan she co-founded “My Sister’s Keeper,” a grass roots initiative that advocates for women and children who are trying to rebuild their country and their lives. As the first African American woman to anchor a prime time weeknight newscast, a position that she held for 21 years, Walker was the recipient of two Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award and special recognition from the prestigious Gabriel Awards for her on-air and documentary work.

Since 1990, YWCA Haverhill has been honoring the outstanding achievements of women, who live and work in Haverhill, its surrounding communities and southern New Hampshire. Nominations can be made by co-workers, employers, peers, churches, families and friends. All nominees are inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women. More than 275 women have been honored since 1990.

The Tribute to Women luncheon is the YWCA’s major fundraiser. Proceeds from sponsors, donors and ads in the program book help underwrite the growth and development of programs at the YWCA. Guest reservations are $50. For sponsorship, advertising and ticket information, contact Renee McGuire at 978-374-6121.

Storyteller to perform at coffeehouse

BYFIELD — The Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse will host a performance by Poor Howard Stith on Saturday.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5 at the door. Poor Howard is a classic storyteller with great sounds and a dry sense of humor that allows you to sit back, tap your toes, and smile. Earnest Freeman shares the bill with their own down-east style of blues/folk/country to close out the Cat in the Cradle season. The Cat Cafe serves beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks throughout the evening.

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