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May 29, 2014

Northpoint Bible College plans free concert for June 7

The Merrimack Valley String Orchestra with Joy Schuetze conducting will present a free spring concert on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center of Northpoint Bible College, 320 S. Main St.

The concert will feature music by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Telemann and others. Featured soloists include: Evan Martin on cello; Julia Kazmer on viola and Morgan Bronson on violin. The public is invited and tickets are not required.

NECC graduate competes in state championship

Northern Essex Community College graduate Steve Issa of Haverhill recently competed in the Cyber Aces state championship competition at UMass Boston.

Cyber Aces is an online, national security certification and competition program. As one of the top seven students in the program, Issa was selected to compete in the state championship. The goal of the program is to provide more information, training, education, resources and opportunities to those interested in the security field.

Participants at the championship compete in NetWars, a hands-on, interactive learning environment with a focus on the skills information that security professionals use in their jobs every day. NetWars covers topics including system hardening, packet analysis, digital forensics, and vulnerability assessment. NetWars also includes basic levels that enable young people to demonstrate the aptitude to excel and provides them with a real-world environment to demonstrate their skills.

Issa received his associate degree in information technology in 2013 from NECC, as well as certificates in computer networking and computer security. He is working as an I.T. help desk administrator at Fidelis Hospice in Haverhill.

Vendors sought for craft fair

Vendors are needed for a craft fair planned for June 7 at the Walmart in Plaistow.

The event, rain or shine, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor spaces are $20 each. Participants are required to bring their own tables. Space is limited. Donations from space rentals will be given to Boston Children’s Hospital. More information is available by calling 603-556-3049.

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