Monday, December 17, 2012
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, Dec. 17. 1. Rain: Monday is forecasted to be a rainy day, with on and off showers under clouds and fog with temperatures in the 40s. 2. Meats and Cleats: All the donations from the weekend food collection event “Meats and Cleats” run by Danvers Youth Soccer will be donated to Danvers Food Pantry today. The soccer club collected food at both games at the Topsfield Arena and Danvers Indoor Sports Center rover the weekend. 3. Meteors: The best meteor show of the hear wraps up on Monday night. The Geminid Meteor Shower has been occurring since last week and peaked on …
Monday, January 16, 2012
A look at the events and happenings today in Danvers.
Welcome to Five Things, your daily guide to the events and happenings in Danvers. Today is Monday, Jan. 16. Here are five things you need to know today, Martin Luther King Day: 1. Honoring the Dream: Tonight at 6 p.m. the town will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner. The night will include Keynote speaker Georgianna Melendez of Commonwealth Compact, musical selections from the Danvers High School Chambers Singers & Women’s Chorus under the leadership of Matthew Hayne, and the Interfaith Choir Follow Hymn led by Ms. Doreen Murray. 2. The Underground Railroad Film Showing: The Danvers Historical Society and Dan Tremblay of Heritage Films will be presenting the Underground Railroad, a 20 minute film focusing on the…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Danvers residents dunked into the Atlantic to start the new year at the first annual Freeze Your Onions Off.
If there was one year to begin an annual New Year's Day ocean-dip, 2012 would be it. With temperatures spiking up to 50 degrees, about 11 degrees higher than the town's average on New Year's Day, and the latest ocean temperature for Boston registering almost 44 degrees, or about 4 degrees warmer than the typical for Boston waters in January, the weather was prime. Roughly 20 brave folks took their dip into the Sandy Beach water at 12:30. Participants and spectators brought canned goods and donated $10, all to benefit the Danvers People-to-People Food Pantry. The first annual event was hosted by the OnionTown Harriers running group.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Working with St. Richards to collect food for the People To People Food Pantry, The Boy Scouts and Cubs in Troop #155 went above and beyond.
This week’s Whiz Kids are Scout Troops #155 and the cubs of pack #155 for their help with the Danvers People To People Food Pantry collection on Sunday December 11 at St. Richard's Parish, at the first annual Sounds of the Holidays concert. The boys, whose ages ranged from 10-15, arrived to work at 2 p.m., staying until every item was loaded onto the truck at 5:30 pm. “The boys did the heavy lifting; it was a great undertaking,” said Barbera Remon, Food Pantry spokeswoman and co-chair. “They did a great job collecting all the food as the parishioners were going into the church." The Sounds of the Holidays concert, a tradition in Revere for 30 years, asked guests for a bag of non-perishables as a form of admission. The troops handled an …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra will host a holiday concert this Sunday benefiting the People-to-People Food Pantry.
Joyous music of the holidays will herald the season this Sunday when St. Richard’s Church hosts its first annual “Sounds of the Holidays” concert featuring the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra led by Music Director Robert Lehmann. The concert, a 35-year-old tradition at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere, will be the first of its kind in Danvers, with the unique admission price of a bag of non-perishable food donations, all to support the People-to-People Food Pantry. This year’s concert in Revere, held last weekend, raised nearly three tons of food for a local food pantry. Gary DeStefano, the event’s organizer, attended last year’s performance in Revere and was “absolutely amazed," he said. "One, that we have a North Shore Philharmonic …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Holten Richmond held their annual HRMS Thanksgiving Food Drive for the People-to-People Food Pantry.
Holten-Richmond students went above and beyond last year's achivements, raising 2,790 lbs. of food to be donated to the People-to-People Food Pantry for the holiday season. This year's food drive was held the week before Thanksgiving, with donations far exceeding last years total of 1,722 lbs. "This year our shelves at the food pantry were really, really low and we were in desperate need of food to fulfill turkey dinners," said Nancy Bray, the HRMS food drive coordinator. "The enthusiastic Student Council, Guidance Department, and student body made it a wonderful success!" Alongside the canned food drive, the students raised also raised $500 from their danceand personally brought a check over to Barbara Remon, principal of the pantry. The…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
A "Berry Special Event" Thursday night at the Peabody Marriott to raise seed money for a new initiative to keep local food pantries sustained all year long.
For the past three decades, Peabody native and state Sen. Fred Berry has championed many causes and engaged in countless charitable efforts, more recently narrowing his focus as the economy has tanked to support local food pantries facing the greater challenge of serving more people with fewer resources. “As a lifelong resident of Peabody, and the state senator for this region I cannot accept that some of our neighbors; including veterans, children and seniors don’t know where there next meal will come from,” Berry says. For the past two years, he has called on his constituents in Peabody, Salem, Beverly, Danvers and Topsfield to donate thousands of packaged and canned goods to local pantries during an annual one-day food drive. But this …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Since August there has been a steady, slight decrease in homeless families living in Danvers motels.
Danvers has seen a "modest decrease" in the number of homeless families living among the four state-contracted motels in towns. As of September 6 there were 132 homeless families spread between the Days Inn, Extended Stay Inn, Motel 6, and the Knights Inn. On August 2, the homeless numbers had spiked to 147 families. Since that time there has been a decrease by about two or three families each week. The implementation of the new "Home Base" program created by North Shore Community Action Program (NASCAP) in conjunction with the Lynn Housing Authority has been one reason for the decrease, said Town Manager Wayne Marquis."We hope to see that trend continue," he said. When "Home Base" presented its plan at the special Board of Selectmen …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Board of Selectmen held a special meeting on Aug. 23 to discuss the significant increase in homeless families in Danvers this summer.
Beth Hogan, executive director of the North Shore Community Action Program (NASCAP) presented details of a new program, "Home Base," in conjunction with the Lynn Housing Authority, at the special Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday. Funded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Home Base, which officially rolled out on the first of July, will allow NASCAP to move people from motels into permanent affordable housing. "Our ultimate goal this year is to empty the motels in Danvers," Hogan said. Over a period of 12 months the goal is to move 15 to 20 families per month from motels into permanent affordable housing. Harry McCabe, the regional administrator for the Lynn Housing Authority, is currently working with …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A fishing tournament in memory of Danvers official has raised $36,000 in the last eight years.
The following press release was submitted by the Leo Almeida Memorial North Shore Striped Bass Tournament. Tickets are now on sale at local bait shops for the Ninth Annual North Shore Striped Bass Tournament, to benefit local food pantries in memory of a longtime Danvers town official, held on Labor Day weekend. The Leo Almeida Memorial North Shore Striped Bass Tournament is the only tournament that combines the North Shore’s fishing heritage with the fight against hunger. The tournament, now in its ninth year, will benefit the People-to-People Food Pantry in Danvers, Gloucester's Open Door Pantry, Our Neighbor’s Table in Amesbury and Essex County Hunger Relief. The tournament will be held Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5. Prizes up to $500 …