Haverhill YMCA Seeks Nominations for Educator of the Year Award

Teachers have a massive impact on the lives of children and the Haverhill YMCA is preparing to honor influential educators in Haverhill. In addition to receiving the award, the chosen Educator of the Year will also be granted a citation from the city of Haverhill and a donation that will go toward technology and improvements in their classroom. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Northern Essex Community College. Nominations may be mailed to the attention of Colette Ekman at the Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St., Haverhill, MA 01830 or emailed to [email protected]

Haverhill’s Phoenix Rising UCC Church Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt Until June 30

To celebrate June’s Pride Month, Haverhill’s Phoenix Rising UCC church displays AIDS Memorial Quilt through June 30 by appointment at 354 Merrimack St. The free exhibition, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 6 p.m., is brought to the area locally by the NAMES Project Foundation, an organization that maintains and displays the famous quilt made to memorialize those who died from HIV/AIDS. More information is available by calling 978-891-5799.

‘Bach to Broadway’ Concert June 15 to Benefit Reinvent Cogswell Campaign

From Bach to Broadway…right here in Haverhill! Creative Haverhill hosts a classical and musical theater show to benefit their campaign to reinvent Cogswell on Saturday, June 15 and tickets are still available. Held at Haverhill’s Renaissance Golf Club, 377 Kenoza St., the night starts at 6 p.m. and features a silent auction and music from acts including Susan Consoli, Lauren Sprague and Heather Butler. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for two. More information is available by searching ‘Bach to Broadway’ at EventBrite.com.

Ozzie’s Kids Plans First Fundraisers Since Officer Hardy’s April Death

Working hard to make Officer Ozzie proud. Less than two months after the deaths of beloved retired Haverhill Police Officer Osmond R. “Ozzie” Hardy and his wife Gayle Hardy, their family is ready to continue the charity effort they founded together called Ozzie’s Kids, with the first of two fundraisers this summer, daughter Khristina Hardy tells WHAV. On June 22, Khristina is spearheading the first of several fundraising efforts for Ozzie’s Kids’ annual Christmas celebration when she hosts an adults’ only bingo night. Tickets are already spoken for, but other events are in the works in coming months, she said. Later this summer, Ozzie’s Kids is fanning out throughout Haverhill on Aug.

Haverhill Firefighters Plan Memorial Ceremony Sunday

The City of Haverhill’s fire department is preparing to honor their fallen brother and sister first responders in a Sunday, June 9 remembrance ceremony that kicks off at the Water Street station at 8 a.m.

The community is welcome to join the department between 8:15-8:30 a.m. after they march after they march from Water Street station to Linwood Cemetery.

Haverhill YMCA Teen Basketball League Starts June 24

The Haverhill Community YMCA is getting ready to kick off its summer teen basketball league. The league is free for all and is split into a middle school division for students in grades six to eight and a high school division for students in grades nine to 12. Games start on Monday June 24 with the middle school division playing Tuesdays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m. and the high school division playing Mondays at 6, 7, or 8 p.m.

RSVPs and registration are accepted online and more information is available by calling Eric at 978-478-5008.

Downtown Haverhill Creative Industry Night Featuring Live Podcast Taping Is June 13

Haverhill creatives, clear your calendars for Thursday, June 13. Local business advocacy group Haverhill.biz hosts an industry networking night at downtown’s 2 Merrimack St., starting at 6 p.m., featuring a live taping of Ben Consoli’s “Go Creative Show” podcast. The event also includes remarks from Boston Casting’s Angela Peri, filmmaker Izzy Lee and writer, editor and director John Stimpson. Creative Industry Night is free and open to all, with advance registration encouraged by visiting Haverhill.biz

Methuen Firefighters Relief Association Hosts Sunday Memorial Ceremony

Methuen’s Firefighter Relief Association is paying tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters this Sunday, June 9 during a 9 a.m. memorial ceremony at the Central Fire Station, 24 Lowell St. Also during this weekend’s event, Methuen Firefighters Local 1691 plan to present college scholarships to area students, with a firefighter-prepared breakfast served for all attendees.