EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 22, 2013

Methuen Democrats set to caucus tomorrow|

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN – Democrats in Methuen will hold a caucus Saturday Feb. 23 to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s 2013 Platform Convention. The caucus begins at 10 a.m. at Methuen City Hall 41 Pleasant St.

All registered Democrats in Methuen are eligible to participate.

“At our 2013 convention, the delegates selected by Methuen Democrats will debate and adopt our platform for the next four years, catch up and network with other organizers around the Commonwealth and hear from some exciting future leaders of our party,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh.

The Methuen Democratic Caucus will elect 24 delegates and 4 alternates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.

NECC almuni director receives leadership award

North Andover resident Lindsey Mayo, director of alumni relations at Northern Essex Community College, was recently honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for her leadership experience.

CASE’s annual Distinguished Service and Recognition Awards Reception, was held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.

Mayo, a graduate of North Andover High School, received the Rising Star Award which recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals whose early success promises future leadership and achievement.

She has served as director of alumni relations in the institutional advancement office at Northern Essex since December 2011. She oversees all alumni events, activities, and volunteers including the NECC Alumni Association Advisory Board. Mayo also works with NECC students through the college’s phonathon program, as well as serving as the college representative for several state and national scholarships.

GLTS new student acceptance lettersto be mailed March 1

ANDOVER - Students who forwarded their applications the Greater Lawrence Technical School by Feb. 1 can expect to receive notification on acceptance after March 5.

Incoming students planning to attend GLTS must send their student commitments back to the school no later than the March 18 deadline. Any parent or student with questions, can call the Guidance Department at 978-686-0194 for more information. Students can mail any required documents to: The Greater Lawrence Technical School, 57 River Road, Andover MA , 01810, Attn: Guidance.

Lorica gallery to present ‘Irelandin Real Time’

ANDOVER - “Ireland in Real Time” is a five-week long art exhibition created by a diverse group of contemporary artists from Ireland and New England, and it will open Friday, March 8, at the Lorica Artworks gallery with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Focusing on places and things Irish, the paintings showcase a confluence of interests and interpretations that are as varied as the artists themselves,” according to owner Mia Guerrera.

Landscape paintings by Mary Christie, Nella Lush, Jay Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill illustrate this diversity. Northern Irish artist Mary Christie’s paintings are undeniably rural Ireland. But Guerra says representations, “dominated by wildly imagined color and rhythmical brush strokes, seamlessly marry tradition with modern expression.”

The exhibition will run through April 13, at Lorica Artworks, 96 Main St. in Andover. For more information, contact Guerrera at 978-470-1829 or mguerrera@loricaartworks.com and also at loricaartworks.com.