EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 1, 2012

Windham seeks input on school boss search

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — WINDHAM – SAU 28 has scheduled a series of forums in the superintendent search.

The sessions are intended to give the community input into the type of individual who will be a successful leader and tasks on which the new superintendent should focus.

The sessions are slated in October at Golden Brook School. They are for the district leadership team, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15; faculty, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15; parents and guardians, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16; community members, 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The new superintendent will preside over a new school district, SAU 95, as Windham separates from Pelham.

Questions can be directed to School Board member Stephanie Wimmer: swimmer@windhamsd.org or other members of the board.

National Grid flyovers today and tomorrow

Weather permitting, National Grid will have helicopters flying over the Merrimack Valley today and tomorrow to to inspect power lines for potential problems

The utility has notified police and fire departments as well as municipal officials in communities where the patrols will take place. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact National Grid’s toll-free customer service line at 1-800-322-3223.

Esperanza Academy backers in Maine race

LAWRENCE - A 40-something mother of seven; an Enterprise Rent-a-Car manager. A UMass Medical School psychiatrist; an ordained Episcopal minister. These runners are part of a crew of 21 Esperanza Academy supporters who ran will half marathons and team-relay marathons at the Maine Marathon in Portland yesterday. Their goal was to raise $10,000 for uniforms and athletic equipment for Esperanza Academy’s new competitive and intramural athletics program.

“We are humbled—and deeply grateful—that people are willing to run long distances to help raise money for our athletic program,” said Christopher H. Wilson, Esperanza Head of School, who will ran the half-marathon. Esperanza’s new athletic program, which includes competitive and intramural soccer, softball, lacrosse, and kickball, was Wilson’s idea. To sponsor the runners —you can do so until Oct. 31— contact Esperanza’s Director of Development, Deborah Blicharz, at deborah.blicharz@esperanzaacademy.org or 978-686-4673 x22. Visit the team’s Facebook Event Page at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/365437683529034/

Esperanza Academy is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races, and cultures.

First meeting on Tuesday for Haverhill Women’s City Club

HAVERHILL — The Women’s City Club of Haverhill will have its first meeting of the 2012-2013 year on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Advent Christian Church, 160 Carlton St. Coffee hour begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 2 p.m. A program featuring a talk on the Underground Railroad begins at 2:15 p.m.

The program presenter is Ms. Stang who worked at Salem, NH public library for over 30 years, 15 years as director. Since retiring she has pursued her interest in American history and especially the Underground Railroad which assisted fugitive slaves to escape to freedom.

Doctor to hold open house in Haverhill

HAVERHILL — Dr. Marcia Chatfield, a new primary care physician at Merrimack Valley Hospital, will celebrate her new practice with an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. The public is invited.

Chatfield, board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, completed her medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida, whe

re she served as chief administrative resident and clinical preceptor for interns and residents. Originally from Brazil, Chatfield is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The event will be held in Chatfield’s office located in Merrimack Medical Center, the medical office building attached to Merrimack Valley Hospital, 62 Brown St., Suite 303. Chatfield and her staff will greet people from the community and give tours of her office. Refreshments will be served.

Free pizza at fire prevention talk

HAVERHILL — Residents can learn about fire prevention and safety tips and enjoy free pizza when the Haverhill Fire Department holds a free open house on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

the Water Street Fire Station. October is National Fire Prevention Month and Papa Gino’s restaurants are teaming up with local fire departments, including Haverhill’s, to help educate the community on fire safety and prevention. During the open house, firefighters will demonstrate how to “stop, drop and roll,” how to plan an escape route and crawl to safety through a smoke-filled room. Firefighters will also give cooking safety and fire prevention tips, and show off Sparky the fire safety mascot. Papa Gino’s on River Street will provide free pizza and children’s fire safety coloring sheets.

Fire safety open houses are held to educate the community and help to better prepare families in the event of a fire. More information is available from Fire Inspector Steven Trocki at 978-373-8460.

Bobby Bell Road Race on tap

HAVERHILL — The 26th annual Bobby Bell 5-Mile Road Race/Walk will be Oct. 7 starting at the Lasting Room Grille on Washington Street. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and the run starts at 11 a.m. Cost is $22 for pre-entry and $27 for post entry. Numerous awards will be handed out in various age, weight and specialty categories. The race benefits two local scholarships: the Haverhill Police Auxiliary, Haverhill’s Brightside and the Andover Striders. More information about the race, including registration, is available at www.yankeetiming.com/Bbell. You must enter the uppercase “B” as noted in the web address.