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September 13, 2013

Haverhill schools are asking for your vote


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Schools in Haverhill are asking the community for help in raising money. This year, Target will give money to schools across the country for one simple act: a vote. It takes 25 votes to start, and after than Target will give $25 each to your selected school. Upon receiving 25 votes, each additional vote equals $1 more for up to $10,000 per school. Participating schools in Haverhill include the Alternative School and TEACH program, all elementary and middle schools as well as Silver Hill, Hill View Montessori, Sacred Hearts and St. Joseph, Harbor Children’s Unit, Noah’s Ark, Whittier Vo-Tech and Haverhill High. To vote, visit online at GiveWith.Target.com. Simply select a K-12 school from the list of eligible schools and vote for it weekly until Sept. 21, or until $5 million has been awarded, whichever occurs first.

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign announced

The Eagle-Tribune is organizing a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the month of October, and we want you to be a part of it.

We are looking for Greater Haverhill residents who have battled or are battling breast cancer, who have been otherwise touched by this disease, and who would like to share their stories.

Your stories will be used in our special news coverage next month, both in print and online at eagletribune.com, to help educate the community about all aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis, including detection, treatment, survival and support.

If you are interested in sharing your story or would like more information, contact Cheryl Lecesse at clecesse@salemnews.com or 978-338-2664.

Shoe industry program is tomorrow

The Buttonwoods Museum will present a family program on Haverhill’s shoe industry tomorrow at 1 p.m. This presentation is bring held in tandem with the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “The Way We Worked.” The program includes a tour of the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop, designing your own 3D paper shoes to take home, a scavenger hunt and more. Cost is $5 for kids and $2 for adults. To register please email programs@haverhillhistory.org by tomorrow. More information is available by calling 978-374-4626. The Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwoods Museum is at 240 Water St.

Flea Market isset for tomorrow

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., will hold its 36th annual Flea Market and Fall Festival tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 21. A variety of lunch items and baked goods will be available for purchase. The event will feature a Kids Zone where children can enjoy supervised games while their parents shop. For vendor information call 603-382-7587.

Grant writing workshop planned

The Haverhill Cultural Council will hold a Grant Writing Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Applicants are highly encouraged to attend. This year, the Haverhill Cultural Council will distribute more than $20,000 in grants. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Haverhill, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures according to Council Chair, Karren McCabe. Applications and more information about the local Cultural Council program are available online at www.mass-culture.org/haverhill. Applications are also available at the public library and City Hall.

Church to hold electronics recycling event Sept. 21

The First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold an electronics recycling fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fees range from $1 for items such as keyboards, coffee grinders and video games; $2 for items such as toasters and toaster ovens; $5 for items such as cell phones,vacuums, space heaters and humidifiers; $10 items such as for pool pump motors, copiers and television sets smaller than 19 inches; $15 computer monitors and air conditioners, $20 for treadmills and $25 for television sets larger than 19 inches. No charge for items such as computer CPUs, electrical panels, test equipment, modems, cables, record players and floppy drives. First Church of Christ is at 10 Church St., opposite Bradford Common. For more information call 978-374-1114 or email office@fccbradford.org.

New England Authors Book Sale announced

The Haverhill High School Classical Academy Parents Association and the New England Authors Expo will hold a book sale on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the high school, 137 Monument St. Meet and chat with many local New England authors and publishers. Search through hundreds of publications for the newest releases and rare finds. Book subjects include fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, poetry, local history, science, and young adult. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase.

Bradford Elementary 5K and 10K Road Race announced

The fifth annual Bradford Elementary 5K and 10K Road Race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. and will include a Fitness Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run and Family Festival. This USATF certified race will be professionally timed and will begin and end at Bradford Common. Awards and prizes for different age groups. T-shirts go to the first 250 people to register. The event will also feature live music, food and raffles on the common. Registration for the 5K/10K and Fitness Walk is $22 before Sept. 21 and $30 on the day of the race. Race day registration opens at 10 a.m. Registration for the children’s Fun Run is $12 in advance or $15 on the day of the race. The Fun Run is at noon, the Fitness Walk is at 12:45 p.m. and the 5K and 10K Road Race is at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Bradford Huskies Cross Country and Track and Field Team and Bradford Elementary School. You can register online at www.bradford5k.org.