EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 1, 2013

Tasty fundraiser to benefit North Andover Youth Center

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NORTH ANDOVER — Those who enjoy eating tasty morsels and helping the youth of North Andover will have the opportunity to participate in both activities March 9.

That’s when the annual Taste of North Andover, which raises money for the Joseph N. Hermann Youth Center, will take place. The event will be held at the center, 33 Johnson St., from 7 to 11 p.m.

The fundraiser features food from local restaurants. Sixteen restaurants have committed to contributing their products, according to William McCarthy, one of the organizers.

Besides food, the Taste of North Andover includes a live and silent auctions, where people can bid on sports tickets, gift certificates and other items.

This year’s Taste of North Andover comes on the 25th anniversary of the center, which was established with a $15,000 state grant in 1988. The center is named for the late state Rep. Joseph Hermann, D-North Andover.

To purchase tickets, at $50 each, visit www.nayouth.com. Those who buy their tickets before Feb. 18 will be entered in a raffle for a $100 prize.

Music and Merlot fundraiser tonight

NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Music Association presents Music and Merlot tonight from 8-10 p.m. at The Wine ConneXtion 190 Main St.

In addition to a wine tasting there will be food and musical entertainment provided by Sara Durkin, Justin Smalley and Chris Nelson. All proceeds help support our mission of fostering music education in all North Andover Public Schools.

Tickets available at northandovermusic.org $15 in advance or $20 at the door. This event is age for 21-plus due to state law. For more information call Helen Pickard at 978 681 9915

Merchants hosting ‘Knight of Honor’ March 23

NORTH ANDOVER — North Andover Merchants Association (NAMA) will hold its annual “Knight of Honor … Rising Star Gala” on Saturday, March 23rd from 6-10 p.m. at the North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road.

The gala will honor and celebrate two graduating seniors pursuing a business degree with a $1,000 scholarship each; recognize the accomplishments of a young entrepreneur, and award a local business/merchant for their commitment to the North Andover community.

The emcee is Dan Roche, sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News. The evening will feature dinner, entertainment, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered by contacting Sylvie Foulds at sylf19@comcast.net. Checks can be mailed to NAMA at PO Box 62, North Andover.

For more information or to make a donation to either the silent or the live auctions, please contact scholarship committee member Pat Roche at patroche376@gmail.com or Linda Pedi at: linda@edpediphoto.com. There are a limited number of tickets available and tickets will not be sold at the door.

This event was a sell out last year, order your tickets early.

Free legal consultations Feb. 6

ANDOVER — Attorney Marta Brooks from the Merrimack Valley Legal Services will be available for free legal advice at the Punchard Center, 30 Whittier Court on Feb. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

First come, first serve on the day of the clinic, only by advance sign-up for short private session. Call for information: 978-623-8321 or visit www.andoverseniorcenter.org for our complete listings.