EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 9, 2013

Council on Aging plans Senior Health and Fitness Fair


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Council on Aging will host a Senior Wellness Fair on May 15 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The event will include free health screenings and a pharmacist will be available to review prescriptions. There will also be demonstrations, drawings and snacks. A one-mile City Walk will start at the center at 11:30 a.m., following the fair. Participants will join an estimated 150,000 seniors at more than 1,000 locations, all on the same day, as they walk, dance, play and learn their way to better fitness and health.

This event is open to the public and registration is not required. For more information, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Ocasio’s True Martial Arts teams up with Relay for Life

Ocasio’s True Martial Arts is selling tickets to enter a drawing to win two tickets to see the Boston Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians on May 24 at 7 p.m.

The drawing will be tomorrow. Tickets are for Section 42, Row 20, seats 5 and 6. Tickets are $1 each or a book of six for $5. All proceeds from this drawing benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Haverhill. Ocasio’s Relay for Life team, Team Integrity, is in its sixth year raising money. Tickets may be purchased at Ocasio’s TMA locations at 50 Merrimack St., by calling 978-373-4100 or at 160 Plaistow Road #5, Plaistow, or by calling 603-382-4199.

Clinic for Riverside Bradford Baseball Saturday

The Haverhill High School baseball program will host a free youth clinic on Saturday at Trinity Stadium that is open to members of the Riverside Bradford Baseball League.

The event will coincide with picture day for the league. The clinic for players ages 10 to 13 is from 9 to 11 a.m. The clinic for players age 6 to 9 is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Haverhill High School baseball players and coaches will provide general instruction in fundamentals of baseball. Please wear sneakers or cleats and bring a bat and glove if you have them.

Penacook Place honors employees

Penacook Place Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital has acknowledged its 2013 first-quarter Employees of the Month.

Nika Desir of Haverhill was named the January Employee of the Month. Alysia Spooner, Desir’s supervisor, nominated her for her dedication to the job.

“Nika is a great worker, dependable and willing to do whatever it takes to keep dining (services) operating,” Spooner said.

Desir is a prep cook and dietary aide. She graduated from Haverhill High School in 2003 and has worked at Penacook since the summer of 2001.

Bridget Briand of Haverhill was February’s employee of the month. Briand, the facility’s business manager, was nominated by her supervisor, CFO Charles Carrozza.

“Bridget always goes out of her way to assist the residents and families in their needs,” Carrozza said.

Briand began working at Penacook Place 11 years ago. She is a 1990 graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsboro.

Joan Torla of Hampstead, N.H., is Penacook’s March Employee of the Month. She was nominated by Karen Tarzia, director of administrative services.

“Joan keeps the checkbook balanced,” Tarzia said, praising Torla’s often unseen work.

A graduate of Peabody High School and Burdett College, Torla has worked at Penacook Place for seven years.

Dolly ’n’ Me Princess Tea planned

Winnekenni Castle will host its annual Dolly ‘n’ Me Princess Tea on June 9 at 1 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for young girls to wear their frilly finest and have a special grown-up day. The event will feature fancy finger food and treats, tea from fancy pots and a visit with the Princess of Winnekenni Castle. A Genuine American Girl Doll will be raffled.

The event also includes photo opportunities and children’s activities. Doll clothes and other favorite items will be available for sale. This event is recommended for children ages 3 and older. With advance online purchase, tickets are $20 per child and $25 per adult. If space is available, tickets at the door will be $25 per child and $30 per adult. Seating will be limited. To purchase tickets, visit www.winnekenni.com.

Flights in restored 1929 plane offered

NORTH ANDOVER — Here is an opportunity to take a flight in a piece of aircraft history.

A restored 1929 Ford Tri-Motor will be at Lawrence Municipal Airport June 20 to 23 as part of an national tour. It will be the first time back to Eastern New England since 2008. Rides in the 10-seat aircraft will be offered at $75 per seat or $70 per seat for those who book reservations before June 19. Each flight lasts 15 to 20 minutes and each passenger has a window.

The 1929 Ford Tri-Motor was the first mass produced airliner. There are only a few airplanes around with most of them on display in museums.

“This is a real museum piece,” said Penny Bowman of Topsfield, president of Chapter 106 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which is sponsoring the visit.

Bowman said the Tri-Motor is not an experimental plane, but over the years the EAA has become involved with antique and other types of aircraft.

The flights will be June 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and June 21 through 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To book a flight, log on to www.flytheford.org or call 1877-952-5395.

Barbershop chorus plans 65th annual show

BEVERLY — The Beverly Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus will present its 65th annual show on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Beverly High School.

The chorus and its three quartets will perform, along with special guests Downtown Crossing, and the award-winning youth chorus of Fall River, G20. For tickets, please call 978-927-7894 or 978-374-8865, or email northshoremen@verizon.net. Tickets, at $20 each, will also be available at the door. Beverly High School is at 100 Sohier Road.