EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 26, 2013

State plans pavement marking on I-93

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — Pavement marking is scheduled Thursday on Interstate 93 north in Salem between the state welcome center and the Exit 2 interchange.

Striping is planned between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., if weather allows.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane for a short time during the work, the state Department of Transportation said.

Officers and traffic control devices will assist motorists through the work zone.

Tax relief program offered in Newton

NEWTON — A presentation on tax relief for the elderly, veterans and the legally blind will be held tomorrow.

The program, which begins at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, provides information on the tax credits and exemptions that are available.

If unable to attend, contact the Newton Assessing Department at 382-4405, Ext. 14.

Pelham Easter egg hunt rescheduled

PELHAM — Pelham Parks and Recreation’s Easter egg hunt festivities are rescheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Village Green. Children should bring their own basket or container. The Easter Bunny is expected. Hunt is for children up to age 8 and starts at noon.

St. Patrick’s School announces oratory contest winners

PELHAM — St. Patrick’s School has announced the oratory contest winners. They include Anna Fondakowski, kindergarten; Ronan Culburt, first grade; Jack Beauchamp, second grade; Alexia Ilie, third grade; Emily Aho, fourth grade; Lydia Lewis, fifth grade; Allison Newey, sixth grade.

St. Patrick’s students helping out SARL

PELHAM — St. Patrick’s School seventh-graders raised $550 to support the Salem Animal Rescue League. Students held a “Show Your Love” benefit on Valentine’s Day, which offered students the chance to win stuffed animals in exchange for donations.

Touch-A-Truck in Plaistow Saturday

PLAISTOW— Timberlane Regional High School is hosting Touch-A-Truck for children on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the SAU Administrative Offices at 30 Greenough Road. The event features vehicles for kids to play in and on. Snacks will be available.

Newton sponsorstrip to Foxwoods

NEWTON — The Recreation Commission will sponsor a trip to Foxwoods on April 23.

The trip is from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The bus will leave the Park and Ride lot on Westville Road in Plaistow about 8 a.m.

The cost is $25 for Newton residents, $30 for nonresidents. The cost includes transportation, a $10 lunch voucher, $15 keno voucher and gratuity for the bus driver.

The deadline to sign up is April 12. Pay Town Hall or send a check to: Newton Recreation Commission, PO Box 378, Newton, 03858. Space is limited to the first 50 people who pay.

For more information or if questions, call 382-4405, Ext. 13.

Sherman honoredfor work for children

PLAISTOW — Timberlane Regional High School teacher Susan Sherman was nominated as the South Central Region’s Champions for Children nominee for distinguished public service to benefit the children of New Hampshire.

The committee cited her work with the Senior Buddies program and her work supporting the town’s recreation opportunities.

Sherman will now move on to the New Hampshire School Administrators Association Champions for Children Committee for consideration of state recognition, which will be chosen the third week in April.

Celebrate spring Thursday in Sandown

SANDOWN — Sandown Recreation will celebrate the arrival of spring on Thursday at the Ed Garvey Recreation Facility on Pheasant Run Drive.

There will be lots of laughs, games and socializing from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It’s the first “Let’s Make A Deal” senior event. Wear an Easter bonnet or carry an Easter basket.

There will be games with springtime prizes, homemade gingerbread with whipped cream, coffee and tea and lots to laugh about. Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones.

This event is free, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. There will be no walk-in registrations the day of event. Call recreation director Deb Brown at 887-1872.