EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 2, 2013

Softball game Sunday to help the Jimmy Fund

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NEWTON — A benefit softball game will be played Sunday to raise money on behalf of the town’s Jimmy Fund baseball team.

The Old Man Softball Game begins at 2 p.m. at Greenie Field. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the Jimmy Fund. Admission is $2.

There will be sausage sandwiches and hamburgers served by Gramolini’s Meat Market , a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle.

Country music singer Jillian Cardarelli will sing the national anthem and Newton resident Jennifer Tedford will be sing “God Bless America.”

Kingston thrift shop is on the move

KINGSTON — The Kingston Community House thrift shop is closed this month while it relocates to Church Street Station.

The thrift shop will reopen Saturday, Sept. 7, at 34 Church St. Donations of clothing and small furniture are still being accepted.

Anyone who has an urgent need for clothing or medical equipment or would like to make a donation should call Judy Oljey at 642-5274.

Sign up for AARP driving class

DERRY — Birch Heights Retirement Community, 7 Kendall Pond Road, will host an AARP driving class on Aug. 21 and 23. The two-session class will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The class includes information on defensive driving techniques and age-related changes to vision, hearing, reaction time and much more. Other topics covered are antilock brakes, air bags and safety belts. The course is a combination of class discussion and videos.

The class is open to any age driver, but is geared to people over age 50. The course fee is $14, $12 for AARP members. To register, call 425-7755.

Ms. New Hampshire Senior crowned

WINDHAM — Barbara Danais of Windham has been crowned Ms. New Hampshire Senior America.

She will represent the state at the national pageant in Atlantic City in October.

Pelham veteran finally gets medal

PELHAM — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., recently presented Pelham resident Joseph Norkiewicz Jr. with the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

The medal recognized his service with the Navy during “Operation Blue Bat” in Lebanon in 1958.