EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 25, 2013

Methuen restaurants offering deals starting Sunday

Merrimack Valley in a minute

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — 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.

Entries can be submitted to peacepoetry@necc.mass.edu or NECC Peace Poetry Contest, 100 Elliott St., Spurk 317H, Haverhill, MA 01830-2399.

For additional information contact Dr. Paul Saint-Amand at 978-556-3307, psaintamand@necc.mass.edu or visit the webpage at http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/enrichment/service-learning/peace-poetry/.

Tower Hill neighborhood meeting Jan. 30

LAWRENCE - The next general meeting of the Tower Hill Neighborhood Association will be held Wednesday Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at OLGC Parish Judson Hall, directly behind St. Augustine’s Chapel, 526 Lowell St.reet.

Several newly elected and sitting officials have been invited talk about their plans while in office. Attendees will also be able to speak to representatives from the police and fire departments. Light refreshments will be available. For additional information call THNA President, Dan Clark, 978-902-0595 or email, thna@thnalawrence.com. All THNA meetings are open to the public.

Dominicans begin month-long celebration

LAWRENCE - Casa Dominicana is hosting a flag raising ceremony Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. across from City Hall, 200 Common St., in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte, the country’s founding father. The ceremony kicks off a month long celebration leading to the Dominican Republic’s independence day on Feb. 27.

Food Addicts informational meeting Saturday

ANDOVER - Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous will hold an a information session Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Christ Church, 25 Central St.

FA is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings.

For more information, call the FA business office at 781-932-6300 or view the FA website at www.foodaddicts.org.