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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Nursing Home Seeks to Reduce Beds and Create Assisted Living Memory Care Rooms

Haverhill Nursing Home Seeks to Reduce Beds and Create Assisted Living Memory Care Rooms
Plans to downsize the numbers of nursing beds at an existing North Avenue home and replace them with assisted living accommodations is before the Haverhill City Council tonight. A company affiliated with Wingate Health, 190 North Ave., Haverhill, seeks a special permit from the Council. According to plans filed in City Hall, there will be no exterior changes to the …

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Lawrence’s Fitzpatrick Takes Award Away From Former Haverhill Fire Chief During Annual Chili Cookoff

Lawrence’s Fitzpatrick Takes Award Away From Former Haverhill Fire Chief During Annual Chili Cookoff
Lawrence Police Officer Dan Fitzpatrick edged out former Haverhill Fire Chief William F. Laliberty in a good-natured and tasty rivalry Saturday. Fitzpatrick took home the “Best First Responder” Award during the Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s Annual Chili Cookoff, topping previous category champion Laliberty. Other winners were Casey Rice for “Best Individual/Business” for the third year in a row and G’s Texas …

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Haverhill Offers COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Shots Thursday for Eligible Residents

Haverhill Offers COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Shots Thursday for Eligible Residents
Haverhill begins administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this Thursday by appointment. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said the Haverhill Health Department is offering booster shots for certain individuals who received initial shots six or months ago and otherwise qualify. Eligibility is initially available to those 65 years and older or ages 18 and up who live in long-term care settings, have …

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Flu Shots Available Wednesday Morning at Haverhill Citizens Center

Flu Shots Available Wednesday Morning at Haverhill Citizens Center
The Haverhill Council on Aging is providing flu shots during its annual clinic Wednesday in downtown Haverhill. Haverhill Health Department, in partnership with Rite Aid pharmacy, is providing both the regular adult dose and the high dose shot for seniors. The clinic takes place Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the Haverhill Citizen’s Center, 10 Welcome St. While flu …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Signs News Trash and Recycling Pact; Residents to Use Town-Supplied Carts

Plaistow, N.H., Signs News Trash and Recycling Pact; Residents to Use Town-Supplied Carts
Plaistow, N.H., households will begin using a pair of 96-gallon carts as the town adopts the semi-automated trash and recycling system as part of a new contract with JRM Hauling of Peabody. Plaistow purchased carts from Cascade Cart Solutions and will provide two carts, one designated by a yellow cover for recycling and one a blue cover for household waste. …

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West Newbury Police Taking Part in ‘Home Base No Shave’ Fundraiser During November

West Newbury Police Taking Part in ‘Home Base No Shave’ Fundraiser During November
West Newbury Police plan to take part in the “Home Base No Shave” fundraiser next month for the first time. Police Chief Jeffrey Durand said Monday officers may forgo facial hair restrictions during November and donate or raise $100 to support Home Base’s mission. Home Base assists veterans and their families in healing from invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 Begins With New Route

Haverhill Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 Begins With New Route
Haverhill is honoring its own during a Veterans Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 11, taking place along a new route. The parade begins at 10 a.m., at Mill Brook Park near the entrance to Plug Pond and ends downtown at Washington Square. Previously, traditional parades launched from the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29 headquarters on Kenoza Avenue 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. Guests: Michael S. McGonagle, Veterans Alliance of Greater Haverhill Pre-election Breakfast, and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m. Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: YWCA Site Director Renee McGuire discusses October Domestic Violence Awareness month and Stacy Landry of Essex County Community Foundation.
  • 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.
  • Spotlight on Candidates: Bill Macek and Mary Ellen Daly O'Brien interview candidates for Haverhill elected offices. 6 p.m.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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