- Congratulations go to Danvers High students Ally Conley, Katie Plante and Karla Quintanilla for creating the winning posters in their freshman health class. The annual project and contest, sponsored by DanversCARES, has students illustrate how they're Above the Influence and steer clear of drugs and alcohol. In this case, the girls explained how music, sisters and performing arts are positive influences in their lives.
- Off to states: A team of 121 Danvers High DECA students will be going toe-to-toe against their business-savvy peers in state-level competition in March. A larger group of 216 Danvers students competed in a district round on Jan. 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel.
- What better way to start the new year with some hot soup and exercise? Head down to All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore on Jan. 22, 2014 for a free night of dancing and homemade soups from 7-9:30 p.m. Classes continue each Wednesday from 7-8:15 p.m. for 15 weeks at $65 for the entire session. The program is sponsored by the Riverside Squares. For more information call 978-468-2004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website.
- The Danvers High boys' indoor track team grabbed its first two wins of the season, defeating Winthrop Jan. 9, 58-18, and edging out Swampscott Jan. 13, 44-42. The boys are now 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the league. The next regular meet is Feb. 6 against Beverly. On the girls' side, the Falcons are 0-5. Their closest meet was to Winthrop, which ended 44-42.
- Each year, Cranney Home Services of Danvers donates $1,000 per month to local charities nominated by North Shore residents and customers. You can find more details here on how to make a nomination.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Danvers.