EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 31, 2012

Sign-up set for Saturday for new girls softball league

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — The new Shoe City Girls Softball League will hold open registrations for children ages 5 to 16 on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registration will be held at the new Ripp City indoor facility located at 233 Neck Road in the Ward Hill Business Park. Included with registration fees, multiple softball clinics will be available throughout the winter for all league members. For more information visit shoecitygirlssoftball.com.

Pink flamingos ready to roost on lawns

Haverhill High School’s Hockey Boosters will hold their third annual pink flamingo fundraiser Nov. 4 through Nov. 21.

Flamingos might appear just about anywhere on Haverhill front lawns. Residents are asked not to harm the birds, which will roost at a site for a 24-hour period before migrating to another lawn. If a flamingo appears on your lawn and you would like to specify the next person’s (or victim’s) lawn, follow the instructions attached to the bird.

You can purchase anti-flocking insurance to assure they do not return to your home. You can purchase a single flamingo for $10 or a flock of flamingos to send to anyone within the city. If you purchase a flock of three or more, you will be entered into a drawing to win $100 cash. Whoever finds the Haverhill High School Thanksgiving Turkey roosting on their lawn on Thanksgiving morning will be the winner of the drawing. A member of the hockey team will deliver the prize on Thanksgiving day and will collect the turkey. For more information or to place an immediate order send your request to HHSHockeyBooster35@hotmail.com or MMalone35@hotmail.com. You can also HHS Hockey Boosters President Michelle Malone at 978-875-3588.

Hillies Havoc Fit Run at castle on Nov. 11

The Hillies Havoc Fit Run will be held Nov. 11 at Winnekenni Castle.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Activities begin at 9 a.m. The first of what is intended to be an annual event, the Hillies Havoc is a test of endurance and agility, with four divisions negotiating a four-mile walk, run or havoc-filled eight-obstacle race course. All competitors will receive a Hillies Havoc T-shirt. Participants can walk, run or take the Havoc Challenge.

Overflow parking and bus shuttle is available from Pentucket Lake Elementary School, 252 Concord St. Participants will support the partnership with the Haverhill YMCA and Haverhill Athletic Department, which backs Haverhill youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This event benefits Haverhill High School student sports fees and the Haverhill YMCA’s Teen Leaders Club. For more information, including event criteria and sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Allen at 978-374-0506, ext. 1660, or allenr@northshoreymca.org.

U.S. attorney general’s visit Nov. 8

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 women from the community — 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 includes a sneak preview of pictures taken by the girls at Girls Inc., which will be available for purchase in mid-November at the Shops@90 Washington Street. This event is supported by Pentucket Bank, Haverhill Bank and King Graphics. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Robin Whitson at 978-372-0771, ext. 225.