One hundred fourth graders from the Leahy School in Lawrence attended a week-long outdoor camp at Camp Otter in Salem, N.H. last week.
The Merrimack Valley YMCA partnered with the Lawrence School Department to host the students and expose them to a curriculum including the study of eco-systems, developing maps, navigating ropes courses, and learning boating safety.
Chamber of Commerce honors small businesses
HAVERHILL — Robert Nelson, Massachusetts director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be the speaker at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce annual small business recognition awards program Friday June 14 from 7:30-9 a.m. at DiBurro’s Function Hall, 887 Boston Road.
Receiving awards will be: Business Assistance, Family Business Association and Mass. Growth Capital Corp.; Cultural/Tourism, Andover Historical Society and Stevens Estate at Osgood Center; Discovery/Education, Imajine That Whole Foods partnership and Merrimack Valley YMCA; Environmental, Clean River Project and Nexamp, Inc.; Health care, Parkland Medical and Pentucket Medical Associates; Innovative, Black Tie Limouine, Inc. and University of Massachusetts, Lowell; Manufacturing/R&D, EIT Northeast Operations, LLC and Straumann USA LLC; Media Advocate, The Eagle-Tribune, Local Access Cable Television in Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover and Salisbury; Minority owned businesses, Sweet Kiwi Frozen Yogurt and Visibility Cleaning Professionals; Next Generation Leaders, Gerard Casal, Suffolk University MBA no campus and Loubna Garozzo, SNI Companies Inc.; Perseverance Techprint, Inc.; Retail, Flowers by Steve and Tuscan Kitchen/Tuscan Village; Service and Northeast Association of Realtors and Portrait EFX; Special Job Creation, Lupoli Companies; Wholesale, Beacon Electric Sales, Inc. and Shaheen Brothers; Women in Business, Joanne Fournier-Haffner’s Service Stations, Inc. and Ann Regan of Regan Ford; Salute to family owned businesses, Conlon Products, DeLucca Fence Company, Inc., Minuteman Press, North Andover Restaurant DBA Rolf’s and The Party Connection.