EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 22, 2012

How a tweet can help fight war on poverty

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Every time someone tweets #ismWishes with a special holiday wish, an animated Christmas tree lights up at a downtown Boston business and a donation is generated to the Lazarus House Ministries.

Lazarus House Executive Director Bridget Shaheen said this could not come at a better time, when the organization is scrambling to help feed, clothe, and shelter thousands who come through its doors in the Merrimack Valley.

ISM travel, a marketing firm at 420 Boylston St., Boston, came up with the idea.

Shaheen’s daughter Karen works at ISM and the team wanted to find a suitable charity that could benefit from their innovation. The animated display runs every night from 4 to 11 p.m. until Dec. 30. You can view the wishes online at ismtravels.com/wishes.

Teen read-a-thon set at Nesmith Library

WINDHAM — A benefit teen read-a-thon will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road.

The event will benefit the Shepherd’s Pantry.

Call 432-7154 for more information.

Newton offers rollerskating event

NEWTON — The town’s Recreation Commission is sponsoring a rollerskating event for town residents Thursday.

Skating will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Skateland at 19 Railroad Ave. in Haverhill, Mass. Skate rentals cost $3.

For more information, call 382-4405, ext. 13, or email Recreation@newtonnh.net

Live Stronger classes start in Pelham Jan. 8

PELHAM – Live Stronger classes start Jan 8.

Classes will be held Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the senior center. People should bring a mat and water bottle.

The cost is $50 per person. Space is limited.

Register at webtrac.pelhamweb.com and call 635-2721 for more information.