ANDOVER — Walking tours will be offered June 14 at the Historic Mill District highlighting architecture, history and fun facts about Andover neighborhoods.

Interactive games and humorous challenges will be played during the exploration of the town's past, scheduled from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

To register for a tour, visit

The cost is $7 for members and $14 for non-members. Registration is required and space is limited. 

Princess Tea Party at Winnekenni Castle

HAVERHILL — Winnekenni Castle will hold its annual spring Dolly 'n' Me Princess Tea at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.

This signature castle event is an opportunity for young girls to wear their frilly finest, bring along their favorite doll and have a special grown-up day.

The event will feature fancy finger food and treats, tea and a visit with the princess of Winnekenni Castle. A Genuine American Girl Doll will be raffled. The event also includes photo opportunities, activities and special surprises.

Doll clothes and other favorite items will be available for purchase. This event is recommended for children ages 3 and older.

With advance online purchase, tickets are $25 per child and $30 per adult. If space is available, tickets at the door will be $30/child and $35/adult.

Seating will be limited. To purchase tickets, visit or

Summer teen basketball league forming

HAVERHILL — The Haverhill YMCA is registering players for its free, summer teen basketball league, a seven-week season that will be followed by playoffs.

Games start Monday, June 24. Each player will receive a team jersey. Divisions for grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12.

Middle school games are Tuesdays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m. High school games are Mondays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m.

This league is free to join and is funded by a Shannon Grant.

For more information, contact Eric Michitson at or 978-478-5008.

Par Fore the Cure Golf Classic planned

HAVERHILL — The 20th annual Par Fore the Cure Golf Classic will be held Saturday, June 15, at the Bradford Country Club. This event will include a New England clambake and barbecue after play, as well as a silent auction.

This tournament is held each year to raise awareness and fund research through contributions to the Jimmy Fund. To date, these events have raised more than $460,000 for brain tumor research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Silent auction items are needed for the event. For more information about donating auction items or making a donation, visit

Toohey running for City Council

HAVERHILL –Shaun Toohey announced Tuesday that he is running for a seat on the Haverhill City Council this November. Toohey took out his papers at the city clerk's office on Tuesday, according to City Clerk Linda Koutoulas.

"I am committed to winning this November and I look forward to a spirited conversation with residents about issues that concern us and ways we can bring better leadership to city government," said Toohey, a former member of the Haverhill School Committee and a former Haverhill representative to the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School School Committee.

Toohey identified public safety, education and fiscal responsibility as some of the issues that he intends to focus on as part of his campaign.

"As a father of two children and as a business owner, I am growing increasingly concerned about the direction our city is heading in and its future," said Toohey. “I chose Haverhill as the place to raise my family and grow a small business. I want our city government to do everything we can to support public education and to keep our streets safe. Yet, every day, I see more and more evidence suggesting that we are not getting the job done.

"As a member of the City Council, I will do everything I can to make sure that these and other important priorities receive the attention they deserve, while maintaining fiscal responsibility and promoting a city government that puts Haverhill first."