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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Council Honors ‘Impossible Dream’ Catcher with ‘Mike Ryan Memorial Baseball Field’

Haverhill Council Honors ‘Impossible Dream’ Catcher with ‘Mike Ryan Memorial Baseball Field’
The Haverhill City Council gave its approval to naming the major league baseball diamond at Swasey Field after the city’s own Mike Ryan, a catcher for the Red Sox during the “Impossible Dream” season. Ryan, who passed away last year at the age of 78, was a member of the Red Sox from 1964-1967. He also played for the Philadelphia …

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All But Two Contenders for Haverhill Elected Office Return Signatures by Deadline; Others are Certified

All But Two Contenders for Haverhill Elected Office Return Signatures by Deadline; Others are Certified
All but two of Haverhill’s electoral candidates that took out nomination papers returned them with the required signatures by yesterday’s deadline. Only William Evans Jr. and Theodore Gaiero Jr., both who pulled papers late for School Committee runs, declined to return them. Haverhill Assistant City Clerk James Blatchford told WHAV the city’s Board of Registrars certified all other candidates—three for …

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Haverhill Democrats Host ‘Keep the House Blue in ’22’ Fundraiser Aug. 10; Trahan to Speak

Haverhill Democrats Host ‘Keep the House Blue in ’22’ Fundraiser Aug. 10; Trahan to Speak
Congresswoman Lori Trahan is the principal speaker when the Haverhill Democratic City Committee hosts its “Keep the House Blue in ’22” early next month. The Committee invites residents who wish to support Democrats facing the most competitive races for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022. Honorary local hosts include Mayor James J. Fiorentini; Haverhill City Council President Melinda E. …

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Regional News

Sabulis Addresses Merrimack Valley Chamber Women in Business Lunch at Maria’s

Sabulis Addresses Merrimack Valley Chamber Women in Business Lunch at Maria’s
Tricia Sabulis will be the principal speaker when the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce convenes its next Women in Business Luncheon in downtown Haverhill. Sabulis, vice president of Methuen’s A.P. Michaud Insurance Agency, addresses members and guests Wednesday, Aug. 18, from noon-1:15 p.m., at Maria’s Family Restaurant, 81 Essex St., Haverhill. Admission is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Firefighting Museum Welcomes Chili Cookoff Entrants, Taste Testers

Haverhill Firefighting Museum Welcomes Chili Cookoff Entrants, Taste Testers
It’s time to perfect your chili recipe and make it an award-winning delight. Haverhill Firefighting Museum is having its Annual Chili Cookoff Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6-9 p.m., at the museum, 75 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill. Prizes will be awarded for Best Individual, Business and First Responder.  The audience will be the judge. General admission is $10 and includes tasting, balloon …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Norma I. Lynch, 95, Well-Known Banker, Haverhill Chamber Booster

Today’s Obituaries: Norma I. Lynch, 95, Well-Known Banker, Haverhill Chamber Booster
Norma I. Lynch, 95 of Seabrook Beach, N.H., passed away July 24 at Anna Jaques Hospital surrounded by her large, loving family following a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, John. J. Lynch Jr. in 2019. She was born in Newburyport, May 30, 1926, daughter of the late Earl and Dorothy Roberts (Eaton). She attended Amesbury Schools and …

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Radio Listings

Today’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Ross Steinborn, program director, YWCA North Shore Rape Center.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Margot Regan, Emmaus Cycle for Shelter.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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