EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 9, 2012

League of Women Voters plans candidates night

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates Night” Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.

Every candidate for state representative or state Senate running in the Nov. 6 election to represent a district which includes Haverhill has been invited to participate. The moderator will be from the North Andover chapter of the League of Women voters. The format will include an introductory two-minute presentation by each candidate, followed by written questions submitted by the audience at the beginning of the evening. A committee of league members will select a wide-ranging group of questions from those submitted.

For more information, please contact league President Carole Pelchat at 978-702-4502.

Genealogy course offered in Haverhill

HAVERHILL — This fall, Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program will offer a Genealogy 101 course with Marcelle Greenbaum of Haverhill.

This course will be taught on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to noon, from Oct. 15 through Nov. 12 in the Hartleb Technology Center, Room TC205 on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Cost of the class is $30.

Genealogy 101 will help participants learn about their own history by getting them started on a family tree. In class, participants will learn how to construct a family tree, keep all their new information organized, find ancestors in other countries, and preserve their family’s history and heritage for life. At the end of the class, participants will each have their own family tree as well as a better understanding of their family history.

Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public. For more information or to receive a free calendar of upcoming Life Long Learning events, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-556-3825 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Registry of Deeds initiates electronic recording

The North Essex Register of Deeds office is initiating electronic recording of land record documents, Register of Deeds Robert Kelley said.

Documents are recorded in minutes, avoiding mailing costs, traffic and wasted time, as well as check-writing expenses. All you need to submit a record is a computer, a scanner and high-speed Internet.

“E-recording not only saves time and money, it also accelerates document recording, increasing productivity and increasing security of the documents filed,” Kelley said.

More information is available from the North Essex Register of Deeds office at 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, or by calling 978-557-1900.

Safe driving course offered in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — The town’s Recreation Department and the Elderly Affairs Committee will present an AARP safe driving course for senior citizens Wednesday and Friday.

The course will be offered at Town Hall on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Windham High

hosts Techfest

WINDHAM — TechFest ‘12 will be held at Windham High School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program is for students 12 and older interested in technology jobs of the future. Admission is free. Visit nhtechfest.org for more information.

Fire Department has open house in Plaistow

PLAISTOW — In observance of Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Department will hold an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be equipment demonstrations, videos and brochures on fire safety, and pizza.

Firefighters visited schools and child care centers last week to talk about fire safety and awareness.

Business plans open house in Windham

WINDHAM — Windham Crossing Learning Center will have an open house Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The new business, which includes daycare, preschool, kindergarten and family services, is at 125 N. Lowell Road. The event includes face painting and crafts.