LAWRENCE - Meet at the Bashara Boathouse at Riverfront State Park, 1 Eaton Street in South Lawrence, Sundays at 1 p.m. for a two-hour narrated boat tour of the Merrimack River.
Learn about the history of the Great Stone Dam and the Merrimack River, including the native Americans who once inhabited the area, as well as the aquatic/natural wildlife currently inhabiting the area.
Reservations are strongly recommended as the boat has limited seating.
Also, because the boat is uncovered, it is suggested that hats be worn and sunscreen be applied ahead of time if one is sensitive to the sun.
Tour lasts two hours round-trip from South Lawrence to Dracut and back. Weather permitting. Appropriate for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 978-794-1655.
Peace vigil to be held on Aug. 6 in Andover
On Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 7-8 pm, at Andover Old Town Hall, Merrimack Valley People for Peace will be holding their annual vigil commemorating the 1945 dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. All like-minded peace lovers are welcome to participate in remembering why disarmament and peace are so important.
Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Inc (http://merrimackvalleypeopleforpeace.org/), founded in the mid-1980s and based in North Andover, works for a sustainable future for all life on our planet. Our members commit themselves to the interrelated activities of education for peace and justice, the prevention of war, an end to arms sales, the abolition of nuclear weapons, and protection of the environment.
Andover woman part of YMCA delegation in Philadelphia
The YMCA of Greater Nashua sent six delegates to the YMCA General Assembly in Philadelphia from July 18-21. Those representing the local Y included Director of Community Relations Elizabeth Covino of Andover. YMCA of the USA President/CEO Neil Nicoll shared plans for a new national campaign and some new signature programs the Y is developing to increase the Y’s positive impact in the community. Among those new programs are: Live Strong at the Y Cancer Survivor Program and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, both programs to be offered soon at the YMCA of Greater Nashua.