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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ January 23, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

As someone who follows local news presented by 97.9 WHAV, you surely have noticed the growing number of important stories and events presented daily.

Whether it is pent up demand after more than a year of the pandemic or a new trend, the numbers of events and critical happenings also have grown substantially.

WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, seeks to keep you abreast of what’s happening, but your membership support is needed. Please help kickstart WHAV’s fall drive with your new monthly subscription or extra donation. Review the easy giving options here.

Thank you to WHAV members who already pay for original local news reporting that is shared with the community.

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Haverhill News

Haverhill’s Cogswell ArtSpace Nears Matching Grant Goal, Seeks Donations

Haverhill’s Cogswell ArtSpace Nears Matching Grant Goal, Seeks Donations
Cogswell ArtSpace was just a few thousand dollars shy of meeting a matching grant challenge last week when it outlined its plan to city councilors to replace the roof of the former Haverhill school. Councilors received an update on a $50,000 matching grant for Creative Haverhill by Pentucket Bank. As reported previously on WHAV, the grant will be used toward …

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Haverhill Children Shop for Families as Part of Third Annual Heroes and Helpers Program

Haverhill Children Shop for Families as Part of Third Annual Heroes and Helpers Program
Haverhill police officers and firefighters helped 100 children pick out gifts for the families during Saturday’s third annual Heroes and Helpers Program. A steady flow of children arrived at Haverhill’s Target department store—each escorted by either a police officer or a member of Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011. Children often consulted their personal assistant on what would make the best gifts …

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Haverhill’s Davidowicz Signs with New England Free Jacks Professional Rugby Team

Haverhill’s Davidowicz Signs with New England Free Jacks Professional Rugby Team
Cameron “Cam” Davidowicz of Haverhill has signed a two-year contract with the New England Free Jacks professional rugby team. Davidowicz, son of Michael Davidowicz and Deborah DiBurro of Haverhill, is a 6'1", 225 pound back row player who was originally on the training squad. “It’s an honor to be signed by the New England Free Jacks,” said Davidowicz in a …

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Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Members Offer ‘Shop Local’ Specials, Gift Suggestions

Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Members Offer ‘Shop Local’ Specials, Gift Suggestions
Members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce are offering various specials, discounts and prizes as part of the Chamber’s “Shop Local” for the holidays campaign. Businesses are offering money back or bonuses on certain gift certificates, suggesting merchandise and home-delivered holiday meals For example, this Dec. 15 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Amtrak Downeaster. The train service is …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Bill that Would Prevent Sales Callers From Hiding Their True Identities to be Heard Tuesday

DiZoglio Bill that Would Prevent Sales Callers From Hiding Their True Identities to be Heard Tuesday
“I’m calling about your National Grid Electric bill.” Residents receiving telephone calls like this might be helped by a proposed law, sponsored by Sen. Diana DiZoglio, that would prohibit rogue companies from changing the name or telephone number on caller identification displays. The bill is up for a hearing Tuesday afternoon by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. …

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Regional Collaborative Offers Free COVID-19 Booster Shots at Clinics Dec. 15 and 22

Regional Collaborative Offers Free COVID-19 Booster Shots at Clinics Dec. 15 and 22
Residents of Amesbury, Georgetown, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury or West Newbury may receive a free COVID-19 booster shots at either of two upcoming clinics. The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative is providing booster doses by appointment Wednesdays, Dec. 15 and 22, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., at the West Newbury Town Office Building Annex, 381 Main St., West …

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Post Office Offers Extended Hours in Haverhill and Andover for the Holiday Season

Post Office Offers Extended Hours in Haverhill and Andover for the Holiday Season
Haverhill and Andover post offices are offering extended weekend, retail hours during this holiday season. On Saturdays, Dec. 11 and 18, Andover remains open until 3 p.m. Haverhill offers Sunday retail hours on Dec. 12 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Senior Christmas Party Takes Place Tuesday

Haverhill Senior Christmas Party Takes Place Tuesday
The Haverhill Council on Aging hosts its annual Senior Christmas Party tomorrow. The party takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Roma Restaurant, 29 Middlesex St., Bradford. Tickets are $15 and pre-registration is required by calling Paula at 978-374-2390, ext.3916. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Kathleen ‘Kat’ Roy, 62, Automobile Crash Victim

Today’s Obituaries: Kathleen ‘Kat’ Roy, 62, Automobile Crash Victim
Kathleen A. “Kat” (Hickey) Roy, 62, a lifelong resident of Haverhill, died Dec. 5 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington from injuries incurred due to an automobile accident at Main Street and Smiley Avenue in Haverhill. Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of Francis D. Hickey Sr. and the late, Marie Annette (Dionne) Hickey. She attended Haverhill public 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. Guests: Kathy Fitts of the Haverhill Garden Club, and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’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: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Executive Director Javier Bristol.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Before You Go…


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Unlike others, WHAV makes its journalism available to all. If you’re not already a donor or member, WHAV needs your ongoing support to do its job. The news media is hurting with thousands of outlets closing across the country. Local news has suffered the most. While we may not always agree on what event should or should not have been covered, WHAV’s philosophy is to err on the side of disclosure. If you share a belief in these principles, help WHAV to continue being Greater Haverhill’s most trusted, reliable and thought-provoking source of news—whether on-air, online, over cable television or in social media.

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