EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 21, 2013

Trinity EMS donates to NECC's Paramedic Technology Program


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Trinity E.M.S. pledged $100,000 to Northern Essex Community College over the next five years to purchase equipment for the Paramedic Technology Program.

The program will be moving to NECC’s new Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center on Common Street in Lawrence, scheduled to open this fall.

In addition to the $100,000 pledge, Trinity EMS also donated an ambulance fully equipped with state-of-the-art emergency medicine equipment to the college. The ambulance is embedded in the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center and will be used to train EMTs and paramedics.

“I’m committed to doing anything I can to help this college continue its good work,” said John Chemaly, president of Trinity E.M.S. “Our partnership with the college has benefited our company and the delivery of emergency medical care in the region.”

“Industry leaders like John Chemaly are committed to helping Northern Essex offer the very best in academic programming,” said Jean Poth, NECC vice president of institutional advancement. “This donation will allow us to train more individuals for jobs in emergency medicine.”

Northern Essex offers a certificate and associate degree in paramedic technology and a seven-credit basic EMT course through the iHealth program.

According to the US Bureau of Labor, employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

For more information contact Jean Poth at 978-556-3624 or jpoth@necc.mass.edu.

Yard sale/flea market is tomorrow

HAVERHILL —The Stevens-Bennet Home will hold a yard sale and flea market tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon.

Table rentals are available by calling 978-374-8861, ext. 221 or 222.

Proceeds benefit the home’s activity/recreation fund. The Stevens-Bennet Home is at 337 Main St.

Soccer registration is open

HAVERHILL —Online registration for the Fall 2013 In-Town soccer season is open until July 31.

The program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 12.

For more information or details on how to register your child, please visit www.haverhillyouthsoccer.org and click the Registration tab or send email to registrar@haverhillyouthsoccer.org.

Student named to NECC Board

Emily Ramirez of Lawrence has been elected the student representative to the NECC Board of Trustees.

A 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School, she is majoring in engineering science and also working on certificates in help desk and electronic equipment technology.

Ramirez, who works 30 hours a week at Best Buy as a member of its Geek Squad, is interested in transferring to a four-year institution to study electrical or computer engineering after graduating from Northern Essex.

This year she hopes to start an engineering club at the college. With a longstanding interest in science, she would like to eventually become a teacher.

Ramirez is the president of the NECC Student Senate, but her term will expire when she joins the trustees July 1.

“Being a part of NECC’s Student Senate helped shape me,” Ramirez said. “I learned a lot about myself and met so many people. I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement with the college as a member of the board of trustees.”

The NECC Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of 10 years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters.

Castle hosts free science and nature show

Jackson Gillman will be making his first appearance at Winnekenni Castle with an educational family show titled “Nature in Action, Story & Song” on Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m.

He won’t be bringing a live animal show, but as the Stand-Up Chameleon, he will become them, and so will the audience.

Join Jackson as slithering snakes, curious turtles, spouting whales, hip-hopping kangaroos and much more in this playful romp.

Winnekenni Castle is located on Castle Road at 347 Kenoza Ave. For more information, email the Castle at winnekenni@yahoo.com, leave a message at 978-521-1686 or visit online at www.winnekenni.com.

Reggie Golf Tournament to be held Aug. 2

ANDOVER — The 20th Annual Reggie Golf Tournament to benefit students at Greater Lawrence Technical School will be Aug. 2 at Merrimack Valley Golf Course in Methuen. It is sponsored by the GTLS Athletics Club and Local 1707.

Each year two scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors, with the rest of the money raised spent to send athletes to sports camps.

Teams of up to four can register before July 15th for only $125 per golfer. Each team package includes greens fees, a golf cart rental, coffee and pastries upon arrival, a sit-down steak dinner following the tournament, a golfer’s gift, and the scramble format.

Teams can win first, second and third place, as well as individual men’s and women’s longest drives. Silent auction and raffle prizes will be available and will include such big ticket items as a flat screen TV, gift cards and baskets from local businesses, golf packages and more.

If you can’t make the tournament but would like to help, hole sponsors for $100 and silent auction donors are still needed.

Platinum and Gold sponsorship opportunities offer team savings and also include a hole sponsorship. For more information, contact Christa Gillis at cgillis@glts.net or by calling 978-686-0194, ext. 7057.

Psychic readings on tap

Winnekenni Castle will host an evening of psychic readings on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Readers will be on hand inside the castle for appointments. The castle’s regular readers, Judith-Anne, Valeria and Olga will be joined this month by special guest readers of the month, Adam Sartwell, who specializes in Intuitive Tarot Readings.

Cost is $20 per 15-minute reading. Multiple appointments may be purchased to create longer blocks of time with the readers.

Appointments are booked at the door only. Doors open at approximately 5:55 p.m. Guests are permitted to purchase later hour appointments, leave the castle and then return in time for their session.

Socializing before and after appointments in the castle’s main hall is welcomed. Refreshments will be available. For more information visit www.winnekenni.com.

Bank employee honored

Erica LeMire, a commercial loan assistant at Haverhill Bank, was recently named as one of Banker and Tradesman’s Community Bank Heroes.

For the second year in a row, Banker and Tradesman is honoring 12 community bankers that have gone above and beyond to better their local community, whether it be through financial education programs, volunteerism in the community or other initiatives that improve the local area.

Heroes are nominated by others in their industry for their contribution.

“Erica is well-deserving of this honor,” said Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas Mortimer, noting that LeMire works hard to think of new, fun ways the bank and its employees can give back to the community, such as by co-chairing the bank’s Relay for Life team.

He said she also takes great pride in sharing her culinary skills by baking for her co-workers. Banker and Tradesman, a Massachusetts-based financial publication, focuses on issues facing local banks and credit unions.

A reception to honor all of the nominees will take place later this month at the Hyatt Regency Boston.

LeMire has been with the bank for four years. Prior to that she was employed at Northeast Community Credit Union for eight years.

She lives in Plaistow, N.H. and has two children. A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank’s main office is at 180 Merrimack St.

Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School and 6 West Main St., Merrimac.

City Hall After Hours hosts meeting

LAWRENCE — City Hall After Hours will be held Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at El Taller, 275 Essex St., Lawrence.

City Hall After Hours is an informal opportunity for city residents, business owners and community leaders to share ideas, make contacts, and talk about anything and everything the city can do to improve the business climate and the quality of life in Lawrence.

The City of Lawrence welcomes entrepreneurs and members of the innovation community to attend and discuss what the city can do to help your business thrive.

City Hall After Hours Lawrence meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. It is always a free event.