NoteWorthy – 1/19/20
AROUND THE VALLEY
GLCF Receives a Barr Foundation Grant for Lowell Cultural Economy Plan
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to develop a Cultural Economy Plan for Lowell.
Broadly inclusive and forward-looking, the planning process will engage the arts and cultural organizations, practitioners and diverse residents to work together for a more vibrant arts and cultural community and creative economy.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Accepting College Scholarship Applications
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is accepting applications for its Annual MoneyStrong College Scholarship and for the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s 2020 Credit Union College Scholarship Program.
The Credit Union’s MoneyStrong College Scholarship will award $10,000 in scholarships to applicants currently enrolled in college, as well as incoming freshmen for the fall 2020 semester. Student applicants must be members of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union to be eligible. Current college students can apply to receive $1,000 and high school seniors could receive $500.
More information including submission forms, instructions, required documentation and application deadlines for each scholarship can be accessed here.
Docs for Socks: Anna Jaques Hospital Partners With Local Podiatrists To Collect Socks For The Homeless
Newburyport Podiatrists Angela Barnes and James J. DiResta once again partnered with Anna Jaques Hospital in the “Docs for Socks” program and collected 400 pairs of new socks for people impacted by homelessness in the Valley. The socks were delivered to Ellie Davis at the YWCA Greater Newburyport who will distribute the socks to the greatest area of need throughout the community.
Why socks? The answer is simple: homeless men and women who live in shelters and on the streets spend much of their time outside and are often exposed to rain, snow, ice and cold temperatures; this leaves many with soaking wet socks and shoes for days or weeks at a time. These circumstances can result in serious infections and ailments, such as immersion foot or frostbite. The best way to prevent these types of conditions is to keep feet clean, dry and warm.
Ruth’s House Receives Grant From The George C. Wadleigh Foundation For $20,000
MOVERS & SHAKERS
Greater Lowell Community Foundation Elects New Member to Board of Directors
At the Greater Lowell Community Foundation December Board Meeting, the board of directors unanimously approved the election of Ryan J. Swartz, an attorney at McLane Middleton and vice chair of its Trusts and Estates Department, to the board.
Swartz advises individuals and families regarding various estate planning matters, including estate, gift, income and generation skipping transfer tax strategies. He advises fiduciaries in conservatorship, probate and trust administration matters. Ryan also counsels individuals and business owners regarding business succession planning and various asset protection techniques.
2020 Winter Cocktail Party & Auction
Visit Lenzi’s in Dracut to enjoy scrumptious food, a coffee and cocoa bar, music by Tee & the Gents, and unique auction items to benefit Girls Incorporated of Lowell. Proceeds from the 2020 Winter Cocktail Party & Auction will help mentor more girls to become healthy, educated and independent women.
Dracut, Mass. | GirlsIncLowell.org
Until Help Arrives
Greater Nashua Public Health and the City of Nashua Office of Emergency Management will hold a free “Until Help Arrives” training from 6 to 9 p.m. The training covers a number of key areas including how to communicate with 911 operators, stop life-threatening bleeding, provide emotional support and more.
Nashua, N.H. | NashuaNH.gov
For the second year in a row, The United Way of Greater Nashua will host the Blizzard Blast, a competitive, professionally timed 3.5 mile winter obstacle course starting at the Nashua Millyard.
Nashua, N.H. | BlizzardBlastRun.com
WE = NBPT’s third annual Winter Festival will be held inside the heated tent at the Tannery Marketplace from 1 to 7 p.m., showcasing the best the city has to offer — from food to live performances. A portion of the proceeds will go to purchasing winter clothing for the less fortunate of Newburyport.
Newburyport, Mass. | WENBPTWinter.BrownPaperTickets.com
An Evening of Sweet Indulgence
Vote for the best dessert in Merrimack Valley, enjoy live music and bid on great auction items like autographed Patriots and Red Sox Memorabilia in the silent auction. This event aims to support local restaurants that were impacted in last year’s gas explosion.
Andover, Mass. | SweetIndulgence.info
February 21 and 22
You can count on lots of food, music and of course, fun winter activities! Lowell’s annual Winterfest weekend in downtown Lowell is a fun event featuring everything from a carousel and ice-skating to an all-you-can-eat chocolate festival.
Lowell, Mass. | LowellWinterfest.com
Annual Thomas G. Kelakos Community Spirit Award
Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell honors Kathy and Scott Plath for their many contributions to the Lowell community.
Lowell, Mass. | LowellKiwanis.org