The District Parent Council is seeking volunteers to help read entries for this year’s Write-Away!! Contest.
The stories are in and processed and the next step is to read and qualify them. Volunteer readers will decide which are written well enough to be forwarded to the next round.
If you can spare an hour to read one or two entries, it would be greatly appreciated. No experience is necessary and volunteers will be trained.
Reader training is available Monday, March 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Burnham School, 45 Fountain St. To volunteer or for more information contact Tricia Manjounes at President@haverhilldpc.org or call 978-914-4707.
To become a sponsor or if you know someone who would like to be a sponsor please contact Herb Bergh at email@example.com.
Learn more about the contest at www.haverhilldpc.org/concrete5/writeaway.
Penacook Place honors employees
Penacook Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently honored several employees for their years of dedicated service, including an Atkinson resident who has served the facility and its residents for 35 years.
Certified Nursing Assistant Linda Schettino of Atkinson was recognized as the longest-tenured employee at Penacook Place at the facility’s 41st annual Staff Recognition Ceremony.
The facility’s president and CEO Julian Rich was among the employees recognized for 15 years of service.
Other employees recognized for reaching employment milestones include Donna Rawding, Marie Timothee, Marilyn Banks and Kathy Keefe (25 years); Jennifer Gillan and Charles Carrozza (20 years); Tracy Ramos, Veronica Rodriguez, Elizabeth Torla, Tania Sullivan, Dale Clayton, Kimberly Dulong, Brenda Nowers, Dorothy Stewart and Julian Rich (15 years); Lucy Garcia, Miguelina Fernandez, Patience Mujuru, Jasmin Mendoza, Scott Lynch, Nadine Parker, Rosanne Estep and Elizabeth Salois (10 years); and Deborah McCoy, Laura Maynard, Gail Cogliano, Donna Grossimon and Timothy Cusick (five years).
Located at 150 Water St., Penacook Place is the only not-for-profit nursing and rehabilitation facility serving Haverhill. Contributions that support the purchase of new equipment, renovations and resident activities can be made to the Friends of Penacook Fund, c/o Penacook Place, 150 Water St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
Haverhill woman named to NECC Board of Trustees
Mary Ellen Daly O’Brien of Haverhill has been appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Deval Patrick.
A registered nurse and Haverhill City Councilor, Daly O’Brien is currently case manager at Merrimack Valley Hospital where she is responsible for the daily clinical assessment of patients’ needs in the continuum of care.
She is currently active with the Democratic City Committee and actively supports The ARC, Career Resources and organizations/projects that serve young women. Daly O’Brien was the recipient of the “Bold Award” presented by Girls Inc.
“We are honored to have such an involved member of the community join our board,” said NECC President Lane Glenn.
The college’s Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two, five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of 10 years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters.
Merrimack Valley Hospice names capital campaign leaders
Merrimack Valley Hospice announced that Scott Cote, president of Pentucket Bank, and Mary Jane Werner, vice chair of the Board of Trustees, will lead the $2 million fundraising campaign to expand the Hospice House by seven additional suites.
Since Merrimack Valley Hospice House opened in June 2009, it has been operating at or near capacity, serving more than 1,500 patients.
Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a 21-suite facility, the Hospice House was designed for a two-phase construction: the initial 14 suites, then, a final phase of seven suites at a time when occupancy and demand for services exceeded capacity.
The addition of the new wing will allow for 21 private patient suites in total, of which two may accommodate pediatric patients. All suites feature skylights, a private bathroom and seating and space for loved ones to visit at any time of day or night.
The wing will reflect the existing peacefulness of a home setting with patios, family gathering area, a care station and several common areas. For more information visit www.MerrimackValleyHospice.org.
Reunion planned for HHS Classof 1948, classmates being sought
The Haverhill High School-Trade School Class of 1948 is planning its 65-year reunion May 15 at DiBurro’s in Ward Hill.
The reunion planning committee is looking for the following classmates: Patricia Brennan Cote, Marilyn Jean Bartlett Erratt, Evelyn Beaubien, Ellen DePalms, Harry Bedrosian, Anna Fairbrother, William Klickstein, Albert Macleod, Aram Mooradian, Sam O’Hannesian, Madelyn Smart, John Lewis Tremblay, Rena Wile, Richard Wallace, Eleanor Culliford Whiting, Richart Sylvester and Mildred Claire Schoenfield. They are asked to call Joann Williett at 978-372-9861, Virginia Carbone at 978-373-5756 or Betty Burrill at 978-373-0449.