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May 22, 2013

Finegold and staff to hold office hours

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — State Sen. Barry Finegold, D-Andover, and staff will hold open office hours on Friday, May 31 in Lawrence, Andover, Tewksbury and Dracut. Office hours will be held at the following locations and times:

: Lawrence: Lawrence Public Library, 3rd Floor (Robert Frost Room)

51 Lawrence St.

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

:Andover: Memorial Hall Library, 1st Floor (Activities Room)

2 North Main St.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

:Tewksbury: Tewksbury Public Library, 2nd Floor (Study Room)

300 Chandler St.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

: Dracut: Parker Memorial Library, 2nd Floor (Study Room)

28 Arlington St.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union members donate to book drive

LAWRENCE — For the month of April, Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union collected new and used children’s books for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. Thanks to the generosity of their members, Merrimack Valley collected and donated a total of 910 books.

“We have the best members. We can always count on their support for the Children’s Book Drive, and all of our other charitable efforts throughout the year,” said Carrie Fitzgerald, branch manager of the Credit Union’s Haverhill office. This is the most books donated to the Credit Union since they started their Annual Children’s Book collection several years ago.

Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union is a $505 million asset not-for-profit community credit union serving anyone who lives, works or worships in the Merrimack Valley region with branch locations in Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover and Plaistow.

Zumba for autism event tonight

ANDOVER — Melmark New England will host its second annual Zumba for Autism event led by 17 of the top Zumba instructors in the Greater Boston area at tonight at Melmark New England - Ballroom, 461 River Road.

Registration begins at 6:30 and the event runs from 7-9 . The cost is $25 at the door.

The party atmosphere will also include a t-shirt cutting station, glitter eye makeup station, vendor shopping experience, raffles and much more! Zumba fans of all levels are encouraged to attend.

Melmark New England is a private, community based organization located in Andover, dedicated to serving children, adolescents and their families, with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), acquired brain injury, co-morbid mental health issues, neurodevelopmental disorders and severe challenging behaviors.

MNE provides educational, vocational, clinical, residential and consultative services, customized for each child in an environment of warmth, care and respect, rooted in a strong scientific basis.

NECC reunions planned for classes of 1963-1973

Alumni of Northern Essex Community College who graduated between 1963 and 1973 are invited to attend a reunion on June 21 at 4 p.m. at DiBurro’s Function Hall in Bradford.

This reunion marks the 50th and 40th graduation anniversaries for the classes of 1963 and 1973, respectively. NECC opened its doors to its first students in 1961, and the class of 1963 is the first class to graduate from the college.

Volunteer organizers include class of 1963 members Maurice Viscuso, Rosemarie (Webb) D’Agata, and Bill Klueber, as well as Pat Kennedy, ‘66, and former NECC faculty member and administrator, Norman Landry.

If you would like to help with reunion preparations or would like more information on the reunion, please contact Lindsey Mayo, director of alumni relations, at 978-556-3621 or lmayo@necc.mass.edu

Chamber holds Community Service Breakfast June 6

ANDOVER — The Andover Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2013 Annual Community Service Awards Ceremony and Breakfast on Thursday, June 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover.

The morning’s program will include recognition of the five service clubs which benefit Andover in so many ways, The Exchange Club of Lawrence, The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence, Quota International of Andover, The Rotary Club of Andover, and The Service Club of Andover. The program will include guest speaker Brian Pattullo, the Chief of Police in Andover, who will be stepping down from his position on July 31 after 15 years in that capacity.

According to the event organizers, “These five service clubs, which have served the Town of Andover so well for so many years, contribute in many important ways to the civic well-being of Andover and the surrounding communities. These service clubs are indeed special organizations which make our community special. They are most deserving of this award.”

Tickets for the breakfast are $25 per person, and may be obtained by contacting the offices of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce at 978-686-0900.