EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 17, 2013

Wine Tasting event on tap

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will hold its annual Wine Tasting event on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St.

The event will feature Fantasy Fine Wines and live entertainment. Premier sponsor is Whittier Health Network. Major sponsor is NMTW Community Credit Union.

Tickets are $45 each or two for $75 and are available at the door or by contacting Kathleen Pruett at 978-204-0620 or kpruett@haverhillbgc.org.

Chamber to advertise on electric car

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce has leased an all-electric and emissions-free Nissan LEAF, and, in partnership with Covanta Energy Inc. will be covering the car with logos and scannable QR codes linking to their websites and to those of other businesses and partners.

Chamber President Sven Amirian said the new LEAF will become a visible vehicle in the city and will illustrate the commitment of the business community to issues surrounding energy and the environment. The three-year leased vehicle will be parked prominently throughout Greater Haverhill and will appear throughout the Chamber’s 14-community service area for appointments, events and promotional engagements.

All partners will be featured and visible everywhere the car goes. In addition to a monthly QR code contest to help promote members businesses, the chamber will occasionally feature a “take your picture with the LEAF” contest to encourage the community to learn more about the green initiative and the supporting partners.

The car will be on display at the chamber’s 97th annual dinner on Thursday, June 20, at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill.

Featured keynote speaker is Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon. Sponsorships of the vehicle are being accepted through May 23. For more information visit www.haverhillchamber.com, call 978-373-5663 or contact Beth Morrow at beth@haverhillchamber.com.

League of Women Voters elect officers

The League of Women Voters of Greater Haverhill elected its incoming officers for the 2013-2014 year at its annual meeting on May 14 at the Roma Restaurant.

Officers are: President: Carole Pelchat; Vice President: Gail Sullivan; Secretary: Joel Gagnon; Treasurer: Beverly Galvin; Public Relations: Valerie Osborne; Membership: Roz McKean; Citizen Education: Demet Haksever and Bill Lang.

The League, a non-partisan organization dedicated to informing and educating the voting public, usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Roma Restaurant.

Women and men of the Greater Haverhill district are invited to attend and/or become members. For more information call Carole Pelchat at 978-702-4502.

Council on Aging plans trips

The Council on Aging is offering several new travel opportunities, including a bus and rail excursion to Portland aboard the Downeaster on Saturday, July 13. Cost is $89 per person.

A summer sail on the schooner Thomas E. Lannon and a visit to Gloucester and Rockport is Wednesday, July 31. Cost is $95 per person. A Boston Harbor Cruise to Provincetown is planned for Saturday, Aug. 3.

Cost is $94 per person. An overnight trip to Tanglewood for a BSO concert with fireworks and the Berkshires is Aug. 6 and 7. The trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, one night hotel at the Comfort Inn in Pittsfield, full course luncheon, BSO concert, and admissions to Chesterwood, Naumkeag and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Cost is $299 per person, double occupancy. A trip to Baltimore to see the Boston Red Sox play the Orioles in Camden Yards is July 26 to 28. A visit to Gettysburg National Park for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is included.

This trip includes three Red Sox games at Camden Yards and two nights in the Crown Plaza in Timonium, Maryland, with full American breakfasts.

Cost is $449 per person, double occupancy. A trip to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and a boat ride to Cabbage Island for a lobster meal with all the fixings is planned for Thursday, Aug. 15. The cost is $99. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Car wash fundraiser is tomorrow

The Haverhill High School Lacrosse Team will hold a car wash tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Water Street fire Station. Proceeds support the lacrosse team.