Army National Guard, State DDS, Others at MakeIT Haverhill Job Fair Feb. 29

The Massachusetts Army National Guard, Hilltop School and state Department of Developmental Services are some those participating in MakeIT Haverhill’s upcoming job fair. Representatives of the Army National Guard will be on hand to let participants know how to get paid while gaining useful skills and receiving benefits while serving the community. The Department of Developmental Services is seeking direct care workers and Hilltop School seeks EEC-certified teachers and teacher aides, specifically infant/toddler aides, teachers and lead teachers. Other employers are U.S. Postal Service, Community Action, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, ABC Home Healthcare, Covenant Health for Penacook Place and Mary Immaculate and Opportunity Works. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Off-Base Transition Training and MassHire offer career development services and the Haverhill Public Health Department offers free blood pressure and glucose testing.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union and Methuen High Host Credit for Life Fair for 5th Year

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Merrimack Valley Credit Union and Methuen High School last Friday teamed up for the fifth year to present the Credit for Life Fair to hundreds of graduating seniors. Credit for Life is a two-hour financial simulation held at Methuen High’s Klimas Field House. Prior to the fair, students selected a profession that best fits their post-graduation plans and received an estimated salary. During the fair, students visited 15 different booths that represented financial decisions they would encounter as adults, such as attending community, state or private college; choosing between purchasing a car or a monthly public transit pass; and deciding whether to rent or own a home. Students also learned about how their lifestyle choices, including eating out, purchasing a gym membership or owning a pet, would affect their budget.

Merrimack Valley Chamber Networking Breakfast at 505 Sutton

The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having a Networking Breakfast at 505 Sutton in North Andover. The session features networking, continental breakfast and business card drawing for door prizes. It takes place Friday, March 8, from 8-9:15 a.m., at 505 Sutton, 495 Sutton St., North Andover. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Registration may be made online at or by calling 978-686-0900.

MassHire, Northern Essex Community College to Host Spring Health and Human Services Job Fair

MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center and Northern Essex Community College are having a Spring Health and Human Services Job Fair. The fair presents job seekers with opportunities to meet with local healthcare companies. The fair takes place Monday, March 4, from10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Northern Essex Community College Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence. Registration takes place online or by calling 978-722-7000.

National Grid Available Thursday in Haverhill for Those Who Need Help with Energy Bills

National Grid plans to have customer advocates on hand Thursday to help residents manage their energy bills or obtain assistance paying. Representatives will discuss such options as discount rate, payment plans, budget billing and the utility’s Arrears Management Program Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. No appointment is needed, but residents are advised to bring benefit cards and/or program acceptance letters if they receive SNAP, MassHealth, SSI or WIC in order to enroll in the discount rate program.

Beacon Hill Wine, Spirits and Gourmet Opens Riverwalk Store

Beacon Hill Wine, Spirits and Gourmet has opened on the Lawrence Riverwalk campus. Owners Rebecca and Gene Beraldi handpick their inventory and focus on offering a different selection of and wines, craft beers, ciders and spirits. They also offer gourmet foods like artisan cheese chocolates, fresh bread, steak tips, game meats, sauces and pastas. There are also hostess aprons, cookware, accessories and wine glasses, among other items, available for sale. “We are thrilled to be here at Riverwalk,” said owner Rebecca Beraldi.

Tarr, Finegold and Payano to Address Merrimack Valley Chamber Members at Senate Forum

State Sens. Bruce E. Tarr, Barry R. Finegold and Pavel M. Payano will address members and guests of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce next month for the Annual State Senate Forum. During the breakfast meeting, they will provide a report on happenings affecting the region. The forum takes place Friday, March 15, from 7:30-9 a.m., at Samuel’s Restaurant at Andover Inn, 4 Chapel Ave., Andover. Admission is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.

AgeSpan Bringing Supportive Services to Senior Housing in Marblehead and Georgetown

Supportive housing services are expanding to senior housing in Marblehead and Georgetown. AgeSpan is bringing supportive services to senior housing in Marblehead and Georgetown—with the aim of helping residents 60 and older remain independent. AgeSpan, formerly known as Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, will provide services at Old and New Farrell Court in Marblehead and Trestle Way in Georgetown —thanks to new contracts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The three properties have a combined 238 units. Each location will have a dedicated AgeSpan resident service coordinator, along with 24/7 emergency coverage through a contracted vendor.