EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 14, 2014

Eight seniors vie to become Mr. North Andover tonight

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NORTH ANDOVER — Tonight is the night that one lucky young man will be proclaimed as Mr. North Andover.

Eight North Andover High School seniors are contending for this honor: Nick Cincotta, Kyle Young, Ian Burns, Garrett Chisholm, Josh Santos, Erik Hollenbeck, Jeff Warden and Dillon MacInnis.

They are talented young men and their number includes top-notch students, stellar athletes and gifted musicians. The contestants will demonstrate their stuff in the NAHS auditorium, starting at 7 p.m.

A panel of judges will render the verdict. Admission is $10 each.

Mr. North Andover, directed by Debbi Rafalli, is a tradition that goes 21 years.

Tsongas to mark St. Patrick’s Day at events in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — Congresswoman Niki Tsongas will march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Lawrence Saturday.

The theme of the parade is “Cead Mile Failte”, meaning “A 100,000 Welcomes” in Gaelic. Edward “Hoppy” Curran, a Lawrence native and U.S. Army veteran, will be the grand marshal. Participants in the parade include marching bands, bag pipers, and organizations from across the community.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. at the corner of Amesbury and Essex streets, and a viewing stand will be at Relief’s Inn, 1 Market St.

Senior issues to be discussed

METHUEN — All are invited to a Community Conversation with AARP State Director Mike Festa and State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, Tuesday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St., Methuen.

This open discussion will include the issues that face the aged 50 and older population today, including financial security, health security, AARP volunteer opportunities, life reimagined, 2014 AARP state legislative/budget priorities and the “Life @ 50+ National Member Event” to be held by the AARP in Boston May 8-10.

Register by March 14 at 617-305-0505.

Veterans’ graves to be marked March 30

ANDOVER — The Andover Veterans’ Services Department will be leading the placement of flags on veterans’ graves at Spring Grove Cemetery on Sunday, March 30, starting at 11 a.m.

Michael Burke, director of veterans’ services, is inviting all veterans as well as Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts, cadets and other interested citizens to lend a hand at the cemetery on Abbott Street.

The effort will involve the replacement of 3,600 flags on the graves of Andover’s veterans. The process takes about 90 minutes and affords an opportunity to see parts of Andover’s history up close, Burke said.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sunday, April 6, at 11 a.m. However, the effort will still take place in light rain. For more information, call Burke at the veterans office at 978-623-8218.