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September 9, 2013

Disabled American Veterans to meet tomorrow

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — DAV Hannah Dustin Chapter 20 will meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m in the veteran’s room in the basement of City Hall.

Guest speaker is newly elected State Commander Kenneth Kooyman. There will be a raffle, regular business and refreshments. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1601, 64 Broad St., Merrimac, on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Any veteran who needs assistance with claims or counseling is invited. For more information call 978-521-3982 or 978-374-2390, ext. 32.

Cultural council hosts reception for grant recipients

NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Cultural Council is pleased to host a reception in honor of its 2013 grant award recipients at The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

North Andover Cultural Council grant recipients, including Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover School Enrichment Council, North Andover Council on Aging, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Society Inc will discuss their funded projects.

The event is free, accessible, and open to all residents of North Andover. Light refreshments, provided by Merrimack College will be available.

North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor and Legislator Kathleen O’Connor Ives, Diana DiZoglio and James Lyons will be in attendance to welcome guests and present awards.

“This is a chance to honor the work of artists and arts organizations in North Andover,” says Linda Ann Mac Donald, chairperson of the North Andover Cultural Council. “We are particularly excited about the range and quality of North Andover Cultural Council-funded projects this year. Each project was chosen because of its substantial public benefit for the residents of North Andover.”

The North Andover Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community.

This year, the North Andover Cultural Council funded 10 grants totaling $4,470. The North Andover Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at www.massculturalcouncil.org. Applications are due Oct. 15, 2013.

This year’s grants include: Andover Choral Society, Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Society Inc. New England Classical Singers,

North Andover Council on Aging, North Andover School Enrichment Council, Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, Shakespeare & Company, Stevens Memorial Library, Thomson School in North Andover, Treble Chorus of New England Inc.

For more information about the grant reception, please contact Linda Ann Mac Donald NACC Chair at 978-273-0999 or email: nandovercultural@gmail.com.

Windham firefighters remember Sept. 11

WINDHAM — Windham Fire Department is holding a Sept. 11 Memorial Remembrance Service at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The public is invited to the event at the department at 3 Fellows Road.

Newspaper supports breast cancer fight

The Eagle-Tribune is organizing a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign for the month of October, and we want you to be a part of it.

We are looking for Greater Haverhill residents who have battled or are battling breast cancer, who have been otherwise touched by this disease, and who would like to share their stories.

Your stories will be used in our special news coverage next month, both in print and online at eagletribune.com, to help educate the community about all aspects of a breast cancer diagnosis, including detection, treatment, survival and support.

If you are interested in sharing your story or would like more information, contact Cheryl Lecesse at clecesse@salemnews.com or 978-338-2664.

Pelham celebrates Old Home Day

PELHAM — The 107th Old Home Day Celebration is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s Old Home Day will honor the works of the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund and other local groups.

Activities and events include arts and crafts, an auction, a raffle, 5K road race, food tent, chicken barbecue, white elephant sale, penny sale, pie bake off, parade and more.

Comedy Night benefit is Sept. 19

HAVERHILL — The first Matt Shirley Comedy Night will be held on Sept. 19 at the Roma Restaurant in Bradford and will feature Boston comics Bob Seibel, Dave Rattigan, Dave Russo, Tony Moschetto and Sal Votano, and Haverhill’s own Amy Tee.

Proceeds benefit Matt Shirley and his fight with Multiple Sclerosis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show is at 8 p.m.

Shirley of Salisbury and formerly of Merrimac has multiple sclerosis and earlier this year missed several months of work while dealing with MS-related issues.

Seibel is a longtime New England headliner who also plays Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Russo is featured on NESN’s Dirty Water TV and nationally on the E! network show, “The Entertainer.” Moschetto was on Comedy Central. Votano appears regularly with Boston legend Lenny Clarke. Amy Tee has been featured in the movie “Laughing Matters: Next Gen.” Rattigan’s CD has received extensive radio play, and earlier this year, video from his act was featured on NickMom.com and ULive.com.

Shirley has worked for Rattigan’s company, Scamps Comedy Productions, which produces fundraising comedy shows and restaurant shows, and knows many of the comedians. He also has many friends from his job at Guitar Center in Danvers.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at the door, online at www.scampscomedy.com, or by calling Fred Cotter at 978-609-1245.

Middle school program starts tomorrow

PLAISTOW— “Tween Town” for middle school students begins tomorrow at Plaistow Public Library.

A different themed activity will be presented one Tuesday a month from 4 to 5 p.m.

The first program will feature origami yoda— a famous book turned craft. The group will try out different origami designs.

Plaistow Public Library is located at 85 Main St.