EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 17, 2011

Pop Warner in Methuen to observe Sept. 11 attacks

Merrimack Valley in a minute

METHUEN — The Methuen Pop Warner's opening day ceremony will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The ceremony to be held at noon at Nicholson Stadium will raise funds for local homeless veterans.

Methuen Pop Warner will have for sale special edition commemorative T-shirts with all proceeds going to benefit the Veteran's Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill.

Mayor William Manzi, members of the City Council, Methuen VFW Honor Guard, Methuen Police Department Honor Guard, Methuen Fire Department Honor Guard, Methuen High School Football and Cheerleading Teams, are expected to attend.

Established in 1985, The Veteran's Northeast Outreach Center is a private non-profit organization serving the Greater Merrimack Valley. It's mission is to support and advocate for veterans and their families. Visit www.northeastveterans.org or call 978-372-3626 for more information regarding The Veteran's Northeast Outreach Center.

Fishing clinic Sunday in Lawrence

LAWRENCE - Several openings remain for the Lawrence Heritage State Park Fishing Clinic scheduled for Sunday Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Bashara Boathouse on Easton Street. Fishing gear, bait and instruction will be provided free of charge. No fishing license is required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult and pre-registration is required. The clinic will be held rain or shine. For more information contact Michael Mitchell, supervisor and instructor at 978-794-1655.

Fountain starts bid for Methuen West District

METHUEN - Sean Fountain will kick off his candidacy for West District City Council tonight from 6-9 p.m. at the American Legion hall on Broadway.

Fountain is in a three-way race with incumbents James Hajjar and Jeanne Pappalardo.

Andover artist's drawings on display

Drawings by Andover artist Joan Nyman, entitled "The Jewish World of Eastern Europe - Images From the Past," are part of an exhibition of artwork by the faculty of the DeCordova Museum School, running through the end of August at the Center for the Arts in Natick.

Nyman's drawings reflect a sense of life found in the towns and villages of Eastern Europe before they vanished in the Holocaust. "Because her drawings resonate with people of all ages and backgrounds, she has brought her drawings into educational institutions as part of anti-bullying and teaching tolerance programs," according to a release. "Her Jewish artwork has been shown widely in galleries, public and commercial venues, as well as at her website, joannyman.com."

Nyman holds degrees from Wellesley College and Columbia University.

Fundraiser dinner benefits river cleanup

METHUEN - A fundraiser dinner for the Clean River Project will be help Friday at Jackson's Restaurant.

"It's our first fundraiser like this," said Rocky Morrison, president and founder of the Clean River Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning up the Merrimack River. "It's for a good cause. Everything goes to the Merrimack River."

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60.

Jackson's Restaurant is located at 478 Lowell St. on Route 110.