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May 28, 2014

City honors soldier today

Today, Mayor James Fiorentini will honor local soldier Michael Frost, Haverhill High School Class of 1986.

A flag that flew in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan will be flown today in front of City Hall. The mayor also planned to host a ceremony in his office at 8:30 a.m., honoring Frost for his achievements. Frost has four children and is the son of George and Joan Frost.

“I am honored to fly Michael’s flag and appreciate his service to our country and our community,” Fiorentini said. “Michael has an extensive military career with outstanding military honors. I am proud to recognize him for his outstanding accomplishments.”

Frost enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school and has completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Kyrgyzstan. Frost received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with V for Valor, Combat Infantry Badge and his Airborne Jump Wings.

Community yard sale returns May 31-June 1

The Rocks Village Memorial Association Inc. will bring back its popular community yard sale fundraiser on May 31 and June 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hand Tub House, 1 River Road, at the corner of East Main Street on the Haverhill side of the Rocks Village Bridge.

Hundreds of items that have been donated over the past few years in anticipation of the return of this event will be sold, including furniture, kitchen and household items, tools, toys, books, electronics and collectibles.

This event was held annually until the Rocks Village Bridge was closed for renovations in June of 2012. The bridge was reopened last fall.

Proceeds will go toward matching grants the Association received from the Methuen Festival of Trees, Essex Heritage Partnership Grant and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Money supports the ongoing preservation of the historic Hand Tub House, a circa 1840s fire station and community center located on the Haverhill side of the bridge. This event is organized by the nonprofit Rocks Village Memorial Association Inc. More information is available by calling 978-994-4628.

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