Thursday, November 10, 2011
Where can veterans receive special offers and discounts on Veterans Day in Danvers? Find out here.
In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, if you, or someone you know is a veteran, be sure to check out these deals around town: If your business is offering a special for veterans tomorrow, let us know in the comments.
A guide to the daily happenings and events in Danvers.
Today is Thursday, November 10. Here are five things you need to know in Danvers: 1. Beauty and the Beast opens tonight at the Holten Richmond Middle School. If you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out our sneak-peek video from Tuesday's dress rehearsal. 2. We are so proud of Danvers resident Erin McLean for her performance in this week's Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy. Congrats, Erin! 3. Tonight the Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. New to the commission is Matthew Lallier, who was approved last week by the Board of Selectmen for a three year term. 4. Did you know there are a bunch of specials around town for veterans tomorrow? We'll have a completed list later this afternoon. If your Danvers business is …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Danvers Youth Soccer collaborates with Operation Troop Support each year for a soccer tournament benefiting the troops.
Known to many simply as 'the Festival,' Danvers Youth Soccer will be hosting its sixth annual Saluting Soldiers Festival this weekend, with proceeds benefitting Danvers based Operation Troop Support. For Danvers Youth Soccer president Jeff Chambers, partnering with Operation Troop Support for a Veterans Day tournament was "a natural match." "Operation Troop Support was really beginning to hit its stride, receiving both local and national recognition, around the time we were seeking to run a small, "for fun" event catering to younger players on Veterans Day weekend," said Chambers. This year, more than 550 players are expected to compete in the festival, with 46 teams spanning from 17 different towns. Chambers said the festival over the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Former Danversite Capt. James Fossa will leave Iraq at the end of this year after two tours.
Former Danversite, now Floridian, Capt. James Fossa will be returning to the states by the end of this year after two tours in the Middle East, and "it couldn't come fast enough," he said. When Fossa returned to Iraq this past May, having previously been to Bahrain in 2004, he knew what to expect: hot, dusty, and dry climates. He missed his wife, April ("if you knew her, you'd know why," he said), his two sons, and his once-residence of Danvers. While in Iraq, Fossa and his staff support the operational component of biometrics used throughout Iraq. "Biometrics collected, on non US citizens," he explained, "are used for identification dominance, basically being able to pick out the bad guys from the local population. It is a very powerful …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Danvers Girl Scouts Troop 60240 Are Paying It Forward to Operation Troop Support This Veteran's Day, And Hungry Families This Thanksgiving.
This week Danvers Patch is honoring the Girl Scout Troop 60240 for their outstanding dedication to the troops. These Whiz Kids are first time cadets in the Girl Scouts, working towards their Community Service Badges, and eventually their Silver Award. With Veteran's Day coming up this weekend, these young ladies are finding ways to ease the hardship of our troops stationed overseas. Most recently, they volunteered their time to help out longtime Operation Troop Support advocates Steve and Ellen Godzik, of Danvers. The Godzik's home has been used for years to store items donated to Operation Troop Support, set aside specifically for use in the troops care packages during the holidays. This year the Girl Scout Troop 60240 spent an afternoon …