Open house at H&R Block, Amesbury
Do you have any tax questions? Tax professionals will be on hand at the Amesbury office of H&R Block to answer your tax questions for free on Thursday, March 1, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. In addition, they will take a second look at your current or prior year tax returns — back to 2007 — for free. Additional charges will apply if patrons choose to have the office file a corrected return. Free coffee and refreshments.
The office is located at Stop and Shop Plaza, 100 Macy St., Amesbury.
ENPRO three-year BPA with U.S. DEA
ENPRO Services, Inc. (ENPRO), a customer-focused firm specializing in the management of oil and hazardous waste, has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement by the Drug Enforcement Administration to perform hazardous waste clean-up and removal duties on behalf of law enforcement agencies throughout the state of New York. This BPA coincides with ENPRO's continuing work on similar contracts with the DEA and state and local law enforcement agencies throughout New England. The New York DEA award is a three-year BPA.
Come on down and enjoy a spot of Irish coffee on us! Stop by Greetings by Design, 4A winter St., on Wednesday, March 16, between 4 and 7 p.m., and enjoy a cup of Irish coffee for an early celebration of St Patrick's Day. Local author Aine Greaney and Ireland travel specialist Elaine Carroll will drop by. Greaney is originally from Ireland; her just released novel "Dance Lessons" takes place in both the U.S. and Ireland. Carroll is a certified specialist by the Irish Tourist Board and owner of Vacation Homes Abroad.
Barnyard Maples earns state distinction
The Barnyard Maples of Byfield was recently named one of the Massachusetts Farm Bureau's 2011 Horse Farms of Distinction. Owned by Kevin and Gale Meserve, The Barnyard Maples at 8 Maple St. in Byfield is a natural horsemanship training and boarding stable. It offers personalized care, boarding, training and vacation stays for horses. The Meserves' horse has graced the cover of EQUUS magazine and pages of Discover Horse magazine and photos of their barn and horse have appeared in educational guide books. Their facility was also scouted as a potential movie set location. A horse boarded at the stabled was ridden by Ty Pennington on an episode of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." The Barnyard Maples was one of 30 farms selected for the Horse Farm of Distinction honor. The program began in 1990 to recognize horse farms and stables that set high standards and achieve a level of excellence in overall horse health, farm management and compliance with public safety. For more on The Barnyard Maples, call 508-523-4862 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bank hires new mortgage originator
The Georgetown Savings Bank recently named Alan Johnson of Wayland, to the position of account executive/mortgage originator. In his new position, Johnson will assume responsibility for promoting the bank's mortgage lending services, with specific attention to the Beverly, Danvers, Topsfield and Wenham marketplace. Johnson's background in mortgage lending extends for over 14 years. Most recently, he held the position of senior lending officer at PNC Bank. Prior to his years with PNC, he worked as a vice president/lending officer for NE Moves Mortgage LLC, and regional consultant for Norwest/Wells Fargo Mortgage Inc in Danvers. Johnson is a graduate of Whitwood College, Castleford, England, where he earned his bachelor's degree in mines management.
Small Business of the Year Award
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School has been selected as "Small Business of the Year for 2010" by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce in the category of Education.
Chamber President James Jajuga said the committee was impressed by the number of community service projects Whittier students and staff take on in the 11 cities and towns that make up their district
Whittier Superintendent William DeRosa said he was pleased his staff and students were recognized for their hard work and commitment to community service.
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Bank hires new mortgage originator
The Georgetown Savings Bank recently named Barbara A. Dyment of Lowell to the position of account executive/mortgage originator. In her new position, Dyment will assume responsibility for promoting the bank's mortgage lending services, with specific attention to the Lowell, Dracut, and North Andover marketplace. Dyment's background in mortgage lending extends for over 25 years. Most recently, she held the position of net branch manager of Palace Capital & Finance working out of Lowell. Prior to her years with Palace, she worked as a net branch manager for New England Merchants Mortgage and vice president of sales/mortgage lending for First Boston Mortgage Corporation. Dyment is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where she earned her bachelor's degree in management in 1985.
Desrochers named nursing coordinator
Spectrum Adult Day Health Program at North Andover announces the appointment of Beth Desrochers, RN, BSN, to the role of nursing coordinator. In her new position, she will provide client assessments, medical program management, family and caregiver consultation and education, and enrollment and operational support. A resident of Georgetown, Desrochers has over 30 years of clinical experience. A longtime Northeast Senior Health employee, she has served in a variety of roles including geriatric care manager for NortheastLink Care Management, director of Alzheimer's Services for Northeast Senior Health, and program manager for Spectrum at Beverly. Desrochers holds her bachelor's of science in nursing from UMass Dartmouth. She is certified as a "Train the Trainer" instructor by the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts. Additionally, for several years she has been a frequent instructor of the 12-hour "Alzheimer's Disease Care" class created by the Alzheimer's Association. She has also led a number of early Alzheimer's disease support groups.
Farm offers CSA
Long Hill Orchard and the West Newbury CSA are offering community supported agriculture shares to the public. The shares include weekly pick up of freshly harvested produce and fruit as well as some pick your own vegetables, herbs and flowers. The harvest season will run for approximately 22 distribution weeks, from June to November. The CSA provides the health benefits of eating naturally grown vegetables in season. There are half and full share options available. Sign-up is limited, for information, please call the farm stand at 978-363-2170, or visit our web site at longhillorchard.com.
Carney joins Mechanica as brand director
Julie Carney joins Mechanica as a brand director, Carney will be responsible for Abt Associates, American Heritage Dictionary and Communispace relationships at the agency. Prior to joining Mechanica, Carney spent over three years with Mullen Advertising in Boston as an account supervisor.