---- — The Haverhill Police Department will be accepting applications for this year’s GREAT/DARE summer camp program beginning June 3. Applications will be available starting that day in the lobby of the police station, 40 Bailey Blvd. This camp is free to Haverhill children ages 8 to 11 and runs from July 8 through Aug. 9. The camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Consentino School, 685 Washington St., and consists of scheduled recreational activities, guest speakers and field trips. Parents and guardians will be asked to fill out a permission slip, complete with medical information, and return it to the Haverhill Police Department no later than June 28. Lunch and snack will be provided by the Haverhill Public Schools summer meal program but parents or guardians will need to provide drinks for their children. There is no soda allowed during camp. Parents are asked to arrange for their children’s transportation and inform the camp of those arrangements so that no one is left stranded at the conclusion of the day’s events. Children who actively participate in all activities on a daily basis and attend camp on a regular basis will be considered for field trips throughout the summer.
Armenian food festival is Saturday
The Women’s Guild at Hye Pointe Armenian Church in Haverhill will hold its annual food festival on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. in the church hall, (St. Gregory the Illuminator) 110 Main St. The festival will feature LuLu kebab, an Armenian favorite. Chicken kebabs and kheyma will be served all day. Paklava, cream and nut khadayif, choreg, spinach pie, string cheese and many other specialty items will be available to tempt your palate. All proceeds will go toward the building of the church’s new parish in Bradford.
Tickets availablefor 24th annual Tribute to Women
Tickets are still available for the Haverhill YWCA’s 24th annual Tribute to Women luncheon. The event is June 11 at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill. The social preview begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon program from noon to 2 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker and honorary chairperson is meteorologist Matt Noyes. Women from the Greater Haverhill area are nominated to the YWCA Academy of Women because of their unique and outstanding achievements. The Academy was established to create a permanent tribute to the achievements and significant contributions of women. Members of the Academy are women who bring out the best in all of us. Each one has become a role model by setting high standards, blazing new trails, working to overcome obstacles, or participation in community. The goals of the Academy include leadership development, continuing education on public issues and community involvement. Tickets to this event are available at the YWCA, 107 Winter St., and are $45 per person. Tables of ten may be reserved.
Lip Sync Contest cancelled at HHS
A Lip Sync Contest planned for May 22 at Haverhill High School has been cancelled due to lack of interest by students. The event was being planned by the school’s Key Club.
Pearls of Wisdom seminar on tap
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will host Pearls of Wisdom: A Breakfast Seminar May 23 at the Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover St., Georgetown. The event is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and is $29 per person, including complimentary continental breakfast, an inspirational program, networking opportunities, a visit to a vendor market and a chance to win a door prize. The focus for the morning is learning what your online “face” says about you; how to prepare your physical presentation and presence; how to engage your audience and open the dialogue channels, and how to put yourself “out there” and expand beyond your comfort zone. Panelists for the morning include Karen Andreas, regional publisher of North of Boston Media Group, which publishes eight newspapers, including The Eagle-Tribune, Andover Townsman and Haverhill Gazette; Lisa Sutton, owner of Kitchen Local, the first shared-use commercial kitchen on the north shore; and Lynn MacDonald, an adult educator who has a passion for making the difficult seem easy. Also, the Foto Factory will be available to take your professional headshot. Special event pricing is only $29 for a professional headshot, which you can use on your website, LinkedIn profile, brochures and more. Pearls of Wisdom is sponsored by Merrimack Valley Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, part of the Steward Family of Hospitals; Rockingham Toyota, Honda and Scion of Salem, N.H.; WOKQ, 97.5 Radio, Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank, Lowell Five, Suffolk University MBA North Campus, Pentucket Medical Associates, Smile Braces, McDermott & Company Marketing, HMF Printing and Opportunity Works. To register, visit www.haverhillchamber.com or contact Jen Cantwell at 978-373-5663 or email@example.com. Vendor inquiries are welcome. Visit online at www.HaverhillChamber.com.
Human Services major receives MCCC Scholarship
The Northern Essex Community College Professional Association presented its 2013 scholarship award to Vicky Sherwood of Merrimac. The scholarship is presented annually to a promising student nominated by one of the union members. Sherwood, a high honors student majoring in human services, graduates this month and was nominated for the $1,000 scholarship by NECC Human Services Professor Diane Mele.
“Based on my interactions with Vicky, I believe she undoubtedly possesses numerous remarkable qualities and skill sets, many of which are essential in a quality human services practitioner,” Mele said.
When she began the program, Sherwood, a career-changer, brought with her 20 years of experience in customer service and human resources with consistent advancement. She has been an active volunteer throughout her adult life, having worked with the Boy Scouts, local schools, a family shelter, and hospice to name a few.
“She sets high standards for herself and is quite committed to, and capable of, reaching her goals,” Mele said. “She is a hard-working, insightful and caring individual who has interfaced with classmates and other faculty in an exemplary manner.” Sherwood will transfer to Salem State University to pursue a bachelor’s in social work. NECCPA is the professional staff and faculty union at NECC, the local chapter of the Massachusetts Community College Council. For more information contact Jane Gagliardi, NECC Human Service program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.