EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 4, 2012

Marching Band Competition at AHS

Merrimack Valley in a Minute

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — The Andover High Marching Band will host the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor’s Association (MICCA) Performance Festival at the Andover High School Lovely Field on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Five bands and their color guards from the region will compete and demonstrate their performance skills. This is a first of its kind event for AHS and its marching band.

The public is welcome, and a variety of refreshments will be served.

Health Center receives $55,000 grant for cervical cancer screenings

LAWRENCE — Greater Lawrence Family Health Center has received a $55,000 grant to help increase cervical cancer screenings and wellness.

The grant is part of $1.8 million the state received in federal funds for 32 community health centers throughout the state. The $1.8 million that Massachusetts will receive will help community health centers increase the percentage of women screened for cervical cancer and help health centers make care delivery and practice changes needed to become patient-centered medical homes.

“We know that education and prevention, particularly early cancer screenings, can save lives and lower health care costs in the long run,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. JudyAnn Bigby. “This is just another way the Affordable Care Act is helping real people across Massachusetts.”

The Affordable Care Act funding will assist 810 health centers nationwide as they work towards these goals.

Corrigan fundraiser

LAWRENCE — Brian T. Corrigan, candidate for Register of Deeds, is having a comedy night fundraiser tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Claddagh Pub, 399 Canal St., Lawrence.

Visit Corrigan’s website at www.corrigan2012.com and follow him on Facebook.com/briantcorriganforregisterofdeeds

Read for the Record

Tonight is Jumpstart’s premier national campaign Read for the Record — a one-day of the year event when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote childhood education.

Tonight, people across the country are encouraged to read the children’s book “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” by David Soman and Jacky Davis.

Imajine That in Lawrence, in partnership with Jumpstart and Little Sprouts will be hosting various activities based upon the book. The event is from 5:30 to 730 p.m. at Imajine That, at Sal’s Riverwalk, in Lawrence.