Tomorrow, Learn About Finding Your Way Before the Digital Age

Haverhill’s Museum of Printing wants the younger set to know what it was like before digital bits replaced printed pages. The museum is offering a special presentation tomorrow, July 24, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., called “Atoms to Bits: Printed Products Before the Digital Era.” There are road maps before they were replaced by GPS, Yellow Pages before Google search, correspondence when it was letter writing and other examples. The Museum is located at 15 Thornton Ave., Haverhill, Massachusetts. There’s more information at

Haverhill Classes of 1966 Plan Joint 55th Reunion in September

The Haverhill High, Haverhill Trade and St. James High School classes are looking for their classmates in advance of a 55th reunion in September. Those who either have not been in touch with the Class of 1966 Committee or others who have information on classmates who may have moved away are asked to send street or email addresses to Kathy O’Shea Bresnahan at [email protected] to receive detailed information and an invitation.

Local Wildflower Montessori Schools Plan Free Block Party in Downtown Haverhill

Two existing and one new local Wildflower Montessori schools are planning a free community block party on Haverhill’s downtown boardwalk with an outdoor movie to follow. Wisteria Montessori, 76 Merrimack St.; Marigold Montessori, 26 White St.; and Snowdrop Montessori, slated to open this September at 181 Washington St., are hosting the event Saturday, Aug. 7, from 4-7 p.m., on the Rep. Brian S. Dempsey Boardwalk, behind Harbor Place. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Aug 8. There will be an exhibit of original artwork created by the children of Marigold and Wisteria Montessori schools, a community mosaic project led by local artist Faith Benedetti and interactive science experiments.

Haverhill’s Multicultural Festival Wants To Hear About Your Heritage and Culture This Friday

In advance of Haverhill’s Multicultural Festival, coming in September, committee members want to hear from the public about their families’ culture, heritage and lifestyle. Haverhill Cultural Council organizers are asking people to come forward this Friday, July 23, between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Northeast Veterans Outreach Center 10 Reed St., Haverhill. No appointment is needed and participants will be videotaped. Those with questions may email [email protected]

Haverhill Author Discusses Her Book on the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson

Haverhill native and author Brenda Wineapple discusses her book “The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation,” tomorrow night. Hosted by Haverhill Public Library, Wineapple talks about the 2019 book online, Tuesday, July 20, from 7-8 p.m. This program takes place over Zoom. The library will email a link on the day of the program to those who register at For questions or additional information, call Brendan at 978-373-1586, ext. 608, or email [email protected]

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace Again Open for Tours Through October

Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace is now open for guided tours of the 1688-era home of poet John Greenleaf Whittier. The approximately one-hour tour explores the Whittier family’s lives on the farm and the early life of the abolitionist and poet. Visitors may also walk the self-guided Freeman Memorial Trail through the woods and fields of the Whittier Birthplace. Tours take place through October, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. The last tour each day begins at 3 p.m. Tours are also available on other days and times by appointment. Since tour guides are volunteers, the museum asks for advance notice of visits at

Are There Ghosts or Space Aliens? Haverhill Tour Saturday Night Hopes to Answer

Essex County Ghost Project and Granite Sky Research are teaming up this Saturday night to answer such questions as whether there are ghosts and aliens and are we alone in this Universe? The night of paranormal intrigue and a sky watch takes place with gates opening at 7:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. ghost hunt and 9 p.m. sky watch at Hilldale Cemetery, 337-351 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. Attendees are advised to bring their own portable chairs and any needed equipment. Tickets are $10 each and proceeds benefit the Hilldale Cemetery Restoration Fund and lawn equipment. For more information, call Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.

Salem Animal Rescue League Seeks Pet Photos for Contest; Deadline is July 31

The Salem Animal Rescue League, known as SARL for short, is celebrating adopted animals and their adopters with its Sixth Annual SARL Alumni Calendar Photo Contest. Since its inception in 1992, SARL has placed thousands of cats and dogs to loving families. The organization is seeking photographs of those pets for its 30th anniversary calendar. The contest runs through July 31 at 10 p.m.

Once the photograph is posted, friends and family may vote for the pet. Each vote is $1 and people may vote as many times as they’d like.