---- — LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Vietnam Memorial Committee recently raised $5,500.00, which helped to fund scholarships and awards to local students.
This year’s recipients include Lucus Hammel, Central Catholic High School; Nicole Difilippo, David Ouellette Award, Central Catholic High School; Jacquelyn Ann Nassar, CPL Robert Corriveau Award, Central Catholic High School; William Wolfendale Jr. and Jillian Wilson: Andover High School; William Pekarski, Methuen High School; Jared Parker, North Andover High School; Manual Garcia and Luisamel Cornelio, Lawrence High School; Franger Baez, Larry Reusch Scholarship, Lawrence High School; Henry Carpio, Robert Fitzgerald Scholarship, Lawrence High School; Steven Gieng, Cpl. David Vicente Scholarship, Greater Lawrence Technical High School.
The following awards were also presented: American Legion Boy’s State Program in Government Awards, Matthew Downing, Methuen High School; Gold Star Parents’ Award, Lawrence High School Jr. ROTC; Robert “Dingo” Marchand Award, Merrimack Valley Foster Kids; L/CPL Gregory P. Kent Scholarships Wetherbee School, Timothy Hendrick, Madeline Rodriquez and Ricardo Ruiz.
Blood drive today
NORTH ANDOVER — Northeast Storage Corp. is hosting a Red Cross blood drive today at the Knights of Columbus on Sutton Street from 1:30 - 7 p.m.
Colonial Heights receives national quality award
LAWRENCE — Colonial Heights, a 90-bed Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center at 555 South Union St. has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through improved quality care.
The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
“In an age of changing health care, Colonial Heights has remained committed to prioritizing quality care above all else,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL.
“This facility is an example of the great things that can be accomplished when we commit to person-centered care.”
“At Colonial Heights, we have an ongoing commitment to quality,” said administrator John Benedetti. “I am so proud of the hard work and dedication our team here has shown to achieve this distinction and provide quality services and care to our patients and residents every day.”
The program has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
Columnist to talk about Flemmi book
NEWBURYPORT — Columnist and radio talkshow host Howie Carr will be visiting the Jabberwocky Bookshop on Saturday at 7 p.m. to speak about his latest book, RIFLEMAN: the Untold Story of Stevie Flemmi, Whitey Bulger’s Partner.
Carr is the author of The Brothers Bulger, and Hitman, the untold story of Johnny Martorano, Whitey Bulger’s Enforcer, as well as the crime novel Hard Knocks.
Carr is the host of daily syndicated four-hour radio program heard throughout New England, and is a member of the national Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.
He won a National Magazine Award in 1985 for Essays & Criticism in Boston Magazine.
The Jabberwocky Bookshop is located at the Tannery, 50 Water St. Newburyport.
For directions or more information, please call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com.
This event is free and open to all.