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March 13, 2014

Whittier's Birthplace shown in paintings, photos

Then birthplace of famous local poet John Greenleaf Whittier will be shown off in paintings and photos.

Artist Mark Reusch, who is caretaker of the birthplace, will present a painting and photography exhibit featuring the 326-year-old property of the writer and abolitionist through April 5 in Northern Essex Community College’s Bentley Library ArtSpace on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St..

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. This exhibit is sponsored by the NECC Art & Design Department. For more information, contact pkidney@necc.mass.edu or Marc Mannheimer at mmannheimer@necc.mass.edu.

IF YOU GO

What: Painting and photography exhibit featuring John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthplace

When: Now through April 5. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Northern Essex Community College’s Bentley Library ArtSpace on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St..

Here are other activities and events in the Haverhill area:

Goldman Scholarship offered: Community Action. Inc. is offering a $1,000 Goldman Scholarship to an area resident who is enrolled in a full-time college or other post-secondary program.

Due to a delay in posting the scholarship application process, CAI has extended the deadline to March 28. The scholarship is named after former executive director Gerald Goldman. Each year Community Action presents three $1,000 scholarships in his name. College students from Haverhill, Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, Rowley, Newbury, West Newbury, and Merrimac are eligible.

Applicants must supply proof of their participation in a full-time college program. They must also provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor, and complete a 200- to 500-word essay on how their post-secondary education experience will help them enhance the principles of Gerald Goldman in their own lives or how continuing education will help them make a difference in their communities. The final selection of the scholarship winner will be decided by Goldman’s children and announced in April. Applications are available at the Community Action Inc. at 145 Essex St. Completed applications are due by March 28. Applications are also available online at www.communityactioninc.org. More information is available from Marge Hooper at 978-373-1971.

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