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December 1, 2012

Tree lighting set in Windham

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM — The tree lighting activities will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Town Common and Town Hall.

Santa will arrive by fire truck about 3 p.m., escorted by the Salem High band and color guard. Santa will pose for photos in the Windham cable studio until 5 p.m.

The Girl Scouts will have crafts upstairs at Town Hall. The Boy Scouts will tend the bonfire.

The Windham Community Band will play in a heated tent from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Middle School chorus will sing carols in the gazebo on the Town Common at 4:45 p.m., followed by the tree lighting.

Windham Presbyterian Church will host a free spaghetti supper.

For more information, call (603) 965-1208 or email recreation@windhamnewhampshire.com.

Planning workshop focuses on village center

WINDHAM – The Planning Board will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday on proposed revisions to the village center ordinance.

The session will be at the Community Development offices, 3 North Lowell Road.

Visit windhamnewhampshire.com for more information.

Bach brightens holiday season

ANDOVER - Andover Chamber Music’s “Portraits of Genius,” 2012-13 Season heads into the holiday season with a pair of concerts Friday and Saturday that features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Friday’s concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Cambridge at the First Church, Congregational. Saturday’s concert is at 5 p.m. in Andover’s South Church, and in Cambridge at the First Church, Congregational.

This concert will include Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor; two arias for mezzo soprano and strings from Saint Matthew’s Passion and the Mass in B minor, his rarely-performed Triple Concerto which boasts a dazzling harpsichord part, and a virtuosic flute concerto by Bach’s son, Carl Philippe Emanuel Bach. This concert is performed by Mistral, ACM’s Ensemble in Residence, and the members hail from the most prestigious faculties across the country- Curtis, Yale, the New England and Boston Conservatories, and include ACM favorites Irina Muresanu, Krista River, Donald Palma, Gabriella Diaz, Leon Schelhase, and others. “Have you ever seen so many happy people?” one long-time patron remarked as she left the concert with her friends last season.

ACM is now offering free admission to all students as well as a new senior discount for individual tickets. -For more information visit www.AndoverChamberMusic.org or call 978-474-6222.

NECC students

to benefit from HCTV scholarships

HAVERHILL — Haverhill Community Television has created two $5,000 scholarships for Northern Essex Community College students who plan to pursue a four-year degree in communications.

The scholarships will be presented each spring to two students who are residents of Haverhill and are graduating from NECC with a degree in Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication Option or General Studies: Multi-Media Option. Recipients will receive $2,500 during their first year, and, if they maintain a 3.0 grade point average will receive $2,500 during their second year. The first award recipients will be announced this spring.

Northern Essex and HCTV have been partnering for many years in a collaboration which has provided hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment for NECC students as well as a steady stream of eager student volunteers for HCTV. NECC courses, such as Television Production and New Media, are taught at HCTV’s Haverhill studios, often by HCTV employees such as Matt Belfiore and Ray Naroian. For more information contact Jean Poth, NECC’s vice president for Institutional Advancement, at jpoth@necc.mass.edu or 978-556-3624.

Trinity EMS promotes long-time employee

HAVERHILL — Trinity EMS ambulance service announced the recent promotion of Jon Kelley as its dispatch/communications manager.

Kelley has been with Trinity for 16 years and has been servicing the EMS industry for nearly 20 years. He has been an EMT–B since 1994 and was hired as a full-time dispatcher for Trinity in 1996. Kelley is certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch as well as EMD - Quality by the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch.