EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 9, 2013

Free baseball camp with Lowell Spinners Thursday

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — METHUEN - Greater Lawrence Family Health Center/Methuen Family Health Center, in cooperation with the Lowell Spinners and the Methuen Recreation Department will hold its annual “Baseball Camp for Kids” on Thursday July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Neil Playstead on Lawrence Street.

Last year, more than two dozen kids, ages 8-15, spent the morning learning the fundamentals of baseball from Major League Baseball hopefuls.

The camp is free and open to all children regardless of baseball ability.

The baseball complex is across the street from Presentation of Mary Academy, 209 Lawrence St., at the intersection of Lawrence and East streets.

The rain date is Thursday July 25.

For more information call Marc Lemay at 978-722-2869.

Eastern Bank donates $10K to NECC

LAWRENCE - Bob Rivers, president and chief executive officer of Eastern Bank, recently visited Northern Essex Community College to deliver a $10,000 unrestricted donation to the college.

NECC President Lane Glenn accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

“This generous donation will allow us to address pressing needs at the college,” said NECC President Glenn. “It will be a great benefit to our students.”

Rivers is a member of the NECC Foundation Board. Eastern Bank recently opened a branch on Essex Street in Lawrence, near the college’s Lawrence’s sites. This was the first new retail banking office in the city in 23 years.

“Eastern Bank’s contribution to NECC is a reflection of our shared mission, as well as our admiration and appreciation of the college’s inspiring leadership,” said Rivers, who added that the donation was part of the bank’s focus on supporting organizations that are addressing the issue of workforce development.

Eastern Bank is a part of Northern Essex Community College’s strong network of friends and alumni who are committed to providing opportunities for students at NECC.

The Office of Institutional Advancement supports the college’s mission to enhance the social, cultural and economic life of the Merrimack Valley by raising funds to support the college’s many programs and by developing partnerships with the community.

Kite festival set to fly for July 20

LAWRENCE - Food, music, games, clowns and pony rides will be part of the annual Kite Festival July 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pemberton Park.

There will be kite making workshops, followed by children and adults flying them.

During the festival, Lawrence Heritage State Park will offer trolley rides and there will be tables featuring information about summer camps, WIC program, Next Step Living and Lawrence CommunityWorks.

Food is provided by Lawrence Public Schools summer meals program.

The festival, sponsored by Groundwork Lawrence, was postponed from last month due to rain.

Farmer’s Market changes locations

LAWRENCE - The Lawrence Farmer’s Market opens for the season Wednesday July 10 at a new location, Campagnone Common at Jackson and Haverhill Streets.

The market features several local farmers selling fresh fruit and vegetables and will continue each Wednesday through Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

There will also be a second market on Saturdays at the corner of Broadway and Park street starting Saturday July 13 and running through Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All farmers accept WIC, senior coupons, SNAP, food stamps, EBT, debit and credit cards and cash. The farmer’s market is managed by Groundwork Lawrence.