EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 7, 2014

Overnight lane closure planned on I-93

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Placement of bridge girders at Interstate 93 Exit 2 will result in overnight lane closures next week, state transportation officials said.

The work will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday, and will close a southbound lane.

The work also will mean a detour from Route 97/Pelham Road via South Policy, Lowell and Stiles Roads.

Message boards and signs will help motorists through the detour.

Robotics team finishes third

PELHAM — The Pelham High robotics team claimed third place in the recent Granite State District competition, held in Nashua. Thirty nine teams competed. The team received the Excellence in Engineering Award.

Atkinson hosts trip to flower show

ATKINSON — Atkinson Recreation is hosting an upcoming trip to the Boston Flower Show on March 14.

The bus will leave from the Atkinson Community Center at 9 a.m. and return to Atkinson at 4 p.m. The cost of this trip is $25 for Atkinson residents, $30 for nonresidents. Lunch is not included in the cost.

Call Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 362-5531 or email commrec@atkinson-nh.gov to reserve a seat by March 12.

Take a chance at the polls

KINGSTON — The Kingston Lake Association will hold three raffles Tuesday. Look for their table in the foyer of Swasey Gym.

Prizes are a 1,000-gallon septic system pumping, a $200 value. Sunrise Tree Service will provide a second raffle of $200 toward tree work. Palmer Gas and Oil will offer a $100 gift card.

Tickets are three for $5. Visit kingstonlakenh.com.

Cast a vote for local photography

ATKINSON — Head to Kimball Library before March 15 to cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award in the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club photography contest.

The photos are on display in the library meeting room.

Awards will be presented Saturday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Buy dessert after voting Tuesday

NEWTON — The Friends of Gale Library will hold a bake sale at the polls Tuesday at Town Hall.

Donations of cookies, cakes, pies, bars and brownies will be accepted at Town Hall Tuesday or at Gale Library Monday until 8 p.m.

Proceeds will support the library.

Learn some stone wall history

ATKINSON — The Atkinson Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” a study of New England’s stone walls.

The event will be Tuesday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Kimball Library. Gardner will talk about why and how the stone walls were built, and will actually build a miniature stone wall. Should be fun and informative for the entire family.

Gardner has been a stone wall builder in a New England family business for nearly 40 years.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Buy Lions Comedy Night tickets now

PLAISTOW — The Plaistow Lions are holding their fifth annual Comedy Night on Saturday March 29, at the Atkinson Country Club.

Tickets go fast, call Jaimie Bezanson at 770-8948 or email plaistownh.lions@gmail.com. Information is also available on Facebook, just look for “PlaistowNHLions.”

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres start at 7 p.m. The comedy starts at 8 p.m. and will feature three national comedians, Artie Januario, John Turco and Katy Grady. The event will be hosted by Dave Rattigan. There will also be raffles and many other surprises.

All proceeds will support Plaistow Lions Local Charities Fund. Tickets are $30; reserved tables of 10 are available, recommended and get preferred seating.