---- — NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Country Club has a new manager.
Stephen Kohr, who was the food and beverage manager at the Ipswich Country Club for several years, will now be running the local club. Kohr, of Andover, succeeds James Simmons, who left to take a job in Cohasset.
Kohr said he looks forward to managing the North Andover Country Club, which was established 115 years ago.
The selectmen approved the change of manager Monday night. Selectman Rosemary Connelly Smedile, who chairs the selectmen when they act as licensing commissioners, told Kohr, “We take liquor licenses very seriously.”
Serving alcohol to minors will result in disciplinary action, she said.
The board also approved common victualler and entertainment licenses for the House of Pizza, 133 Main St.; and MBM Energy Group, dba North Andover Raceway, 1503 Osgood St.
Blood drive today
LAWRENCE — Please support the Lt. James “Jimbo” Zahn Memorial Blood Drive today from 2-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Center (behind the church) on South Broadway at Kingston Street.
The late Lt. Zahn was a dedicated member of the Lawrence Fire Department and a lifelong Lawrence resident.
DiZoglio announces office hours
NORTH ANDOVER — State Rep. Diana DiZoglio, D-Methuen, announced yesterday she will hold open office hours from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday in the conference room at the North Andover Senior Center located at 120 Main St.
Starting next month, she will hold office hours at the Senior Center on the second Friday of every month, and she plans to announce locations and times for Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill office hours. The representative would like to extend an invitation to any resident wishing to meet with her to discuss issues of concern.
As a freshman legislator, DiZoglio has yet to be assigned an office. Anyone wishing to meet with DiZoglio or her staff outside of office hours should schedule an appointment with her legislative aide, Christopher Cremens, via email at Christopher.Cremens@mahouse.gov.
The Representative and her staff may temporarily be contacted by phone at 617-722-2425 x 6317 until a permanent office line has been established. Anyone wishing to correspond by mail may send letters to Representative Diana DiZoglio, Suite 437, The State House, Boston, MA 02133. Rep. DiZoglio is also available to be contacted directly via email at Diana.DiZoglio@mahouse.gov.
Citizens requiring special accommodations to meet with the representatives are asked to advise the staff when making an appointment.
NECC seeks submissions for
Peace Poetry Contest
Students in grades kindergarten through 12, both from public and private schools, as well as adults affiliated with the schools, and Northern Essex Community College students, are invited to participate in Northern Essex Community College’s Fifth Annual Peace Poetry Contest and Reading. Participants may create and submit original poems on the subject of peace.
The deadline for submission is Friday, March 15. Some 80 poems and accompanying artwork will be selected for publication in a small book of poetry to be published later in the spring. In addition, selected entrants will be invited to take part in a poetry reading from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex’s Haverhill Campus.
Last year’s contest attracted over 1,000 entries from more than 48 schools. The contest is coordinated by NECC Professor of English Dr. Paul G. Saint-Amand, a Vietnam era veteran who is committed to peace.
“As an educator, I want to fuel children’s imaginations toward peace,” he said. “A lot more has been written about war than about peace.”
NECC students are collaborating on the project and have designed posters and award certificates, participated in judging entries, and will host the public reading.
Entries can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or NECC Peace Poetry Contest, 100 Elliott St., Spurk 317H, Haverhill, MA 01830-2399.
For additional information contact Dr. Paul Saint-Amand at 978-556-3307, email@example.com or visit the webpage at http://www.necc.mass.edu/academics/enrichment/service-learning/peace-poetry.
This contest is sponsored by the NECC Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the English Department, and the Service Learning Committee.