I would like to take a moment and share with you a project that we are doing to help and support those who live outdoors. Today, folks may find themselves in situations, or struggles that are far out of their control. Things that can drastically change and affect their life – sometimes even leaving them … More Local Collaborative Effort Touches Homeless Communities in Greater Haverhill and Greater Newburyport
The 2018 Yankee Homecoming Committee is excited to announce the Annual Yankee Homecoming Veteran Luncheon. This luncheon aims to bring our Veterans and their guests together to make new friends, provide on-going resources, and to acknowledge the service that our Veterans gave to this great country. The Veteran Luncheon will be located at the Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA on Tuesday, … More Yankee Homecoming Veterans Luncheon 2018
What a truly amazing day it was today at GAR Park in Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hope Mission was able hand out personal hygiene products (covering everything from toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, razors and more), sweat shirts, pants, socks, sneakers, backpacks, over 100 pairs of new Timberland boots, about 150 sandwiches, couple cases of MRE’s, blankets, … More Merrimack Valley Hope Mission – Winter Outreach
Community Santa Home Visits in Newburyport and area Selective Dates in December (1 – 24) Don’t miss the opportunity for your child to have Santa, Mrs. Claus or one of Santa’s Elves stop by for a home visit. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit good children in the Greater … More Santa Visits, Veterans Wreaths, and a Christmas Party at a Celtics Game. December 2017
Donald Jarvis was nominated and selected for Newburyport’s Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 for 2017.
Tonight I went before the Newbury Board of Selectmen to ask them to consider adopting Mass General Law – Chapter 59 Section 5N ‘Reduction of Property Tax Obligation of Veteran in Exchange for Volunteer Services’. For the town to adopt this section it will need to go before Town Meeting for vote. I did ask … More Volunteerism: A Viable Resource for Newbury
Someone asked me how was my Memorial Day weekend was today. To be honest, Sunday made the weekend for me. Seeing a young 12 year old so engaged in wanting to clean and reset a Civil War soldier headstone. There was no short cuts, she wanted to be part of digging it out, cleaning it, … More Memorial Day 2017
As Memorial Day approaches things are happening around the Town of Newbury. Flags for the veterans’ graves have been ordered, walks around the ceremonies have been and are being conducted, and for the first time ever – veterans graves are being cleaned and reset (if needed). A newly formed group, Preserving Newbury, which consist of … More It’s all about Honor and Respect
As the number of people with service dogs grow, so does the need for education on service dogs. For years dogs have been trained to provide a service to individuals with disabilities, to include guide dogs, hearing dogs, and mobility dogs. Today, dogs are being trained as service dogs for our veterans with who have … More Pubic Education on Service Dogs – Much Needed
There is an issue I am learning about that stretches across the state; and probably across the country. Veterans throughout the year are seeking assistance with taking care of their lawn in the spring and summertime, and needing help with shoveling and plowing in the winter.