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January 25, 2013

Methuen restaurants offering deals starting Sunday

Merrimack Valley in a minute

METHUEN – The city is partnering with the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, NMTW Community Credit Union, and Century 21 McLennan & Co in launching Methuen’s first Restaurant Week beginning Sunday.

From Sunday through Saturday Feb. 2, different restaurants, pubs, bakeries, eateries and pizzerias will be offering extra deals and promotions to customers. Information on participating establishments can be found at www.MethuenRestaurantWeek.com.

For more information on Restaurant Week, check out www.MethuenRestaurantWeek.com.

Author of ‘The Lincoln Letter’

at Nevins Library

METHUEN - William Martin, author of “Back Bay”, will visit the Nevins Memorial Library Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. to kick off a year-long project: Methuen Remembers the Civil War.

Martin will talk about his newest book, “The Lincoln Letter,” and take questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale. For more information or to sign up for the program, please call (978) 686-4080, x16 or log on to www.nevinslibrary.org.

NECC seeks submissions for

Peace Poetry Contest

Students in kindergarten through grade 12, both from public and private schools, as well as adults affiliated with the schools, and Northern Essex Community College students, are invited to participate in Northern Essex Community College’s Fifth Annual Peace Poetry Contest and Reading. Participants may create and submit original poems on the subject of peace.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 15, 2013. Some 80 poems and accompanying artwork will be selected for publication in a small book of poetry to be published later in the spring. In addition, selected entrants will be invited to take part in a poetry reading from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex’s Haverhill Campus.

Last year’s contest, the fourth annual, attracted over 1,000 entries from more than 48 schools. The contest is coordinated by NECC Professor of English Dr. Paul G. Saint-Amand, a Vietnam era veteran.

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