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July 3, 2013

Golf tournament benefits Christensen Community and Family Support Center


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---- — Golf tournament benefits Christensen Community and Family Support Center

METHUEN - The 12th annual Michael B. Christensen Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 19 at Merrimack Valley Golf Club on Howe Street. Tee time is 8 a.m.

The cost is $125 per person and includes a continental breakfast, mid-morning sandwich and dinner buffet. There are also sponsor opportunities such as a $300 Hole Sponsor, which includes one free golfer; $2,500 major tournament sponsor with two free foursome teams and cart sponsor.

Proceeds go to the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center. The event is sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lawrence and Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.

For reservations, contact Al Pappalardo via email at atalpappalardo@gmail.com or thorough Facebook at https://www.facebook.com//MBCCFSC golftournament.

Timberlane nominates new academic deans

As part of their initiative to re-organize the high school, the Timberlane Regional School Board and superintendent’s leadership team announced the nominations of new academic deans.

Renzo Binaghi is nominated for Dean of Alternative and Continuing Education. Binaghi is the director of Alternative and Continued Education at Timberlane.

Timberlane Regional High French teacher Sandra Allaire is nominated for Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Michael Flynn has been nominated for Dean of Business, Information and Commmunication Technology. Flynn comes to Timberlane from the Milford School District where he was a computer technology teacher.

William Mealey has been nominated for Dean of Attendance. Mealey has taught at Timberlane for 13 years and was the special education department’s teacher leader for the last four years.

Haverhill Farmers Market now open on Saturdays

The Haverhill Farmers Market has returned for its 35th season and is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The outdoor market is located next to the Haverhill Police Department at 40 Bailey Blvd. This year’s market features more than 25 vendors, including Parker River Winery, Soula’s Homemade Salsa, Jodi Bee Bakes, National Sharpening Company (knife and tool sharpener), and ApotheCaring Teas as well as some talented crafters.

A new partnership with the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce strengthens the market for the long term, while Team Haverhill volunteers continue to support the vendors and the Chamber in keeping the market vital and growing.

Hear the sounds of The Beatles

HAMPSTEAD — The Beatles tribute band will perform Tuesday in Meetinghouse Park, part of the Summer Music Series.

Hot dogs, ice cream and beverages will be available. Bring chairs or blankets, sunscreen and bug spray. Leashed dogs are welcome on the park’s perimeter.

Concerts are held rain or shine. Visit meetinghousepark.org or call 329-6047.

The performance will feature Beatles favorites and a few surprises.

Shingles vaccination information session July 11

HAVERHILL - The Council on Aging will host a shingles vaccination information session to be presented by Walgreens Pharmacy on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. Indications for vaccination and insurance coverage will be discussed. To reserve your seat contact Mary Connolly, community health coordinator at 978-374-2390, ext. 15.

Let her tell you a story

NEWTON — The Newton Historical Society and the N.H. Humanities Council present Rebecca Rule’s “That Reminds Me of A Story” Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Main Street.

Rule gathers and tells stories of New England, New Hampshire in particular.

She will tell some stories and invite audience members to share their own.

The event is free.

Farmer’s markets open this month

LAWRENCE - The Lawrence Farmer’s Market opens for the season on Wednesday July 10 at Campagnone Common at Jackson and Haverhill Streets and will run through Oct. 30. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

There will also be a second market on Saturdays at the corner of Broadway and Park street, July 13 to Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All farmers accept WIC, senior coupons, SNAP, food stamps, EBT, debit and credit cards and cash. The markets are managed by Groundwork Lawrence.

LFDCS gets $100K from Cummings Foundation

LAWRENCE - Lawrence Family Development Charter School received a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation of Woburn, for its Opening Doors efforts.

The program helps seventh and eighth graders in the after-school and summer school programs to improve English language arts and math achievement levels. The 30 students also participate in summer enrichment, visits to private high school campus visits, and year round counseling focused on assisting them and their parents with acceptance at private college prep high schools and financial aid resources.

The Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc., was among 100 Greater Boston-based organizations selected for the grants. Cummings staff members were asked to nominate a local charity then take part in an online vote to determine the recipients.