---- — SALEM — Paving is planned overnight tonight on Interstate 93 south near the Exit 2 interchange, according to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
Weather permitting, work will start at about 7 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
Construction operations will require traffic on I-93 southbound to be reduced to one lane. Motorists should remain alert while traveling through the construction zone and obey all posted signs.
The paving is part of the $41 million I-93 widening and reconstruction project in the vicinity of Exit 2. The general contractor is George R. Cairns & Sons Inc. of Windham.
Cross Border Expoto be held Thursday
HAVERHILL — The fourth annual Cross Border Expo will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the gymnasium on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliot St. Admission is free. This Expo is presented by the Greater Salem, N.H. and Greater Haverhill Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Platinum Sponsor Pentucket Bank. The event will highlight Chamber members and area businesses and will offer consumers the opportunity to directly connect with businesses throughout Southern New Hampshire, the Merrimack Valley and beyond. Exhibitors include restaurants, retailers, professional services, salons, spas, banks, non-profits and others. Exhibitors will offer food samples, discounts and direct sales to promote their goods and services to the public and peer businesses. Last year’s event hosted over 90 vendors and more than 1,000 attendees.
This year’s Expo features free admission, free parking, free raffles every hour (including a cruise to the Bahamas), a live radio broadcast, coupons and discount offers and three celebrity guests.
The event will open with a live performance by Boston Bruins home game National Anthem singer Rene Rancourt, who will also visit with guests, sign autographs and take photos. American Idol contestant Liz Bills of Haverhill will perform. She will also meet and greet guests, sign autographs and take photos.
This year’s premier guest celebrity, sponsored by Supercuts, is famed Boston Bruins alumni Terry O’Reilly, who was one of the most effective enforcers in National Hockey League history. O’Reilly spent his entire career in Boston, serving as the captain during his final two years. He was the replacement head coach of the Bruins from 1986-1989. The Bruins retired his #24 jersey on Oct. 24, 2002. O’Reilly will welcome photographs, autographs and connecting with attendees.
To sign up as an exhibitor, contact the Greater Haverhill Chamber at 978-373-5663 or the Greater Salem Chamber at 603-893-3177.
Platinum Sponsor is Pentucket Bank. Silver Sponsors are Haverhill Bank, Holy Family Hospital, Trinity EMS and Spectrum Marketing. Celebrity Sponsor is Supercuts. Media Sponsor is The Eagle-Tribune. Host Sponsor is NECC. In-kind sponsors include Conte Electric and Haverhill Community Television.
Masquerade ball is Oct. 27 in Andover
ANDOVER — The Crystal Ballroom Masquerade Ball will be held Sunday, October 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Andover Townhouse (old Town Hall), 20 Main St.
Advance tickets are $10 each or $15 at the door.
Dance instruction for the evening will be provided by Tom Webster of Dance New England from 6 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by DB’s Orchestra.
There will be complimentary Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at The Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, or the Andover Bookstore, 89 Main St., #1, or at the door.
Democratic Committeehosts public forum
ATKINSON — The Atkinson Democratic Committee will sponsor a public forum tomorrow at Kimball Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
Topics will include the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and more.
All members of the public are invited, regardless of party.
Kimball Library is located at 5 Academy Ave.
Shopping Expo held Oct. 26 in Haverhill
HAVERHILL — The Women’s Guild of the Armenian Church at Hye Pointe in Haverhill will hold a pre-holiday Shopping Expo on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall at 110 Main St. Participating vendors include Lia Sophia, Partylite, 31 Bags, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Seaglass Jewelry Designs, Razz-Berry Designs, Fusion Salon and Day Spa and Scentsy. Each table will offer a raffle item. Admission is $5 and complimentary coffee and pastry will be served. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.
Hear spine-chilling tales from regional lighthouses
SANDOWN — Jeremy D’Entremont will present “Haunted Lighthouses of New England” tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
He will share firsthand knowledge of the mystifying tales and spine-chilling events that have taken place in a number of New England lighthouses.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of Sandown Public Library.
NECC hosts Halloween party
HAVERHILL — Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program will host a Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Costumes are optional, but there will be prizes for those who decide to march in a Horribles Parade in costume. Entertainment is a belly dance performance by IL’NARA, Hanna Yashmetsyeva of Haverhill.
Tickets are $15 and include lunch and entertainment. For tickets or more information, contact Charlene Boucher, Life Long Learning coordinator, at 978-659-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at the Council on Aging at 978-374-2390, or Darlene Sutton at Bethany Homes at 978-374-2165. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.
Roads may be renamed in Kingston, Newton
KINGSTON — A public hearing will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Town Hall on the possible renaming of Wilders Grove and Country Pond Roads.
The public hearing begins at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room.
Emergency personnel are concerned about confusion that may occur when responding to calls because of the road names and numbering of addresses. The two roads pass through Kingston and Newton.
Haverhill church holds artisan’s fair
HAVERHILL — West Church at 767 Broadway will hold an Artisan’s Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is celebrating “Faith and Art” month this month. Events include a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a series of lectures on Faith and Art, two-dimensional artwork on display, and an Artisan Fair that is open to the public.
Stock up for winter reading at book sale
EAST HAMPSTEAD — A Used Book, Record and Video Sale starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at East Hampstead Union Church, 225 E. Main St., Route 121A, just south of Route 111.
Paperback books and music cassettes are 50 cents each or 12 for $5. Hardcover books, VHS tapes, records and books on cassette $1 each or six for $5. DVDs are $1 each.
The church is an interdenominational Christian fellowship serving the community since 1897 and proceeds benefit the Operating Fund. The site is chair-lift accessible. Call 378-0683.