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October 26, 2012

Haverhill in a Minute: Race raises record $8,517 for charities

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Medicare presentation Oct. 31

Elder Services SHINE representatives will be at the Citizens Center on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to discuss re-enrollment options for Medicare recipients.

Information on deadlines and options will be presented. This event is open to the public and reservations are not required. More information is available by calling 978-374-2390 and speaking with Kathy Bresnahan, ext. 11, or Rita LaBella, ext. 16.

Girls Inc. celebration features attorney general

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will speak at the first annual “Girls Have a Dream and Birthday Bash Celebration’’ presented by Girls Inc.

The event is Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St. Since 2009, Ortiz has served as Massachusetts’ first female U.S. Attorney. She is the lead attorney prosecuting James “Whitey’’ Bulger on behalf of the federal government.

“Attorney Ortiz, with her background, hard work and success, epitomizes what our mission is — to create an environment where girls can learn to see their true potential through education and experience,” said Robin Whitson, executive director of Girls Inc.

The event will honor three local women: Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien, a registered nurse/case manager for Merrimack Valley Hospital and Haverhill’s only female city councilor; Molly Sullivan Sliney, a two-time Olympic winner and educational/motivational speaker to school-aged children; and Penelope Guerrero Perez, a member of the Girls Inc. community and a designer for the successful brand Timberland. The event will include a sneak preview of pictures taken by girls at Girls Inc., which will be available for purchase in mid-November at the Shops@90 Washington St. This event is supported by Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and King Graphics. Tickets or sponsorship information are available from Robin Whitson at 978-372-0771, ext. 225.

NECC student honored for

military service

Northern Essex Community College student Erik Syvertson, a freshman majoring in physical education, exercise science, and sports studies, was honored for service to his country at the opening session of the American Association of Community College Trustees national conference held in Boston on Oct. 12.

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