EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 10, 2013

YWCA Academy of Women luncheon tomorrow


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — HAVERHILL — The YWCA of Haverhill will induct 12 members into its Academy of Women at the 24th annual Tribute to Women luncheon tomorrow at DiBurro’s function hall.

Tickets to this event are available at the YWCA, 107 Winter St., and are $45 per person. Tables of 10 may be reserved. The social preview begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon program from noon to 2 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker and honorary chairperson is meteorologist Matt Noyes. For more information, contact the YWCA at 978-374-6121.

This year’s inductees are: Donna Carbone, a Title 1 math specialist at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School; Holly Pouliot, vice president of information technology at Pentucket Bank; Freddie White, president of the Merrivista Women’s Club, a nonprofit organization that helps needy people; Mary DeRoche, longtime volunteer at St. Joseph’s Early Childhood Center of All Saint’s Parish; Charlette Weeden, senior vice president, CFO and treasurer of Haverhill Bank; Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of foundational studies, liberal arts and sciences at Northern Essex Community College; Isabelle Gagne, associate professor of psychology at Northern Essex Community College; Kathleen Poole, a retired nurse who knits hats for solders serving in Afghanistan and Iraq and for various charitable organizations; Jane Harris-Fale, executive director of Opportunity Works; Melinda Birdsall, a Steward Medical Group board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist; Kimberly Abare, owner and president of New England Die Cutting, Inc.; Kathleen Pruett, development director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill.

Women from Greater Haverhill are nominated to the academy because of their unique and outstanding achievements. The academy was established to create a permanent tribute to the achievements and significant contributions of women.

Meeting tomorrow on use of Tattersall Farm

HAVERHILL — Mayor James Fiorentini and the Tatersall Farm Trustees said a public meeting will be held to present designs for improvements to the farm.

The meeting will be tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Citizens’ Center, 10 Welcome St.

The city and trustees are developing a plan to achieve two goals. The first is building a playground that provides skill building opportunities for children and young adults. The second is building a community garden that will create a space where residents can grow fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Tattersall Farm was owned and operated by the Tattersall family, beginning with the family’s purchase of the 85-acre parcel in 1898. The last family member, Alice Tattersall, died in 1999. Her will entrusted the family’s 150-acre farm to the city, imposing specific conservation and open space preservation restrictions to this gift, so the farm would be preserved and maintained in as close to its present state of condition as possible.

Haverhill residents, officials and local farmers have long discussed what renovations should be undertaken at the Tattersall Farm. While there are many opinions as to the nature and extent of what additions to the farm would mean, all opinions are that the farm needs to be improved.

Homemade baked beans top menu

ATKINSON — A bean supper sponsored by the Atkinson Congregational Church and the Atkinson Lions Club will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Atkinson Congregational Church, 101 Main St.

The menu will include several kinds of baked beans, ham, hot dogs, brown bread and rolls, coleslaw, potato salad, and home-baked pies with ice cream for dessert.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger.

Parking is available in the lots behind the church on Meditation Lane.

All proceeds will benefit the Atkinson Congregational Church and the Atkinson Lions Club.

For more information, call 603-362-4822.

Bike Safety Day set in Pelham

PELHAM — The Police Department hosts Bicycle Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The first 150 children will receive a free bicycle helmet, donated by Target of Salem. Goodale's Bike and Safety will provide a free bike checkup.

Chunky's will provide hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. Rolling Video Games will provide laser tag. There will be a police motorcycle and SWAT Bearcat display.

Call Lt. Brian McCarthy at 603- 635-2411 for more information.