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October 24, 2013

Cross Border Expo is Thursday


This event is geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their families as well as adult students who are considering returning to school for career or personal growth.

Visitors can tour the campus, learn about financial aid, and explore the college’s more than 70 academic programs. Topics of discussion include transfer options after graduating from NECC, support services available to help students succeed and the many clubs, sports, and other opportunities available to students.

More information is available by calling 978-556-3700 or admissions@necc.mass.edu.

Holly Berry Fair at Phoenix Row: Bethany Community Services will host a Holly Berry Fair on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m at 22 Phoenix Row in downtown Haverhill.

Parking is free on Saturdays.

The fair will feature handcrafted items, baked goods, homemade candy, jewelry and gently used items. Food and beverages will be available.

All proceeds benefit the Phoenix Resident Council. More information is available from Darlene Sutton, activity director, at 978-374-2165.

Free seminar on memory planned: Neuropsychology and Retraining of Memory and Cognitive Function, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Neuropsychologist Dr. Buck H. Woo, is Nov. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium.

Attendees will learn why combining neurological assessment with cognitive training is effective, why different memory disorders require different treatments, and how to identify cognitive disorders from patient deficits.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. More information is available from Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Circuit Breaker Program talk planned: Brian Lynch from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue will discuss the Circuit Breaker Program on Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

This program is a state income tax credit for eligible Massachusetts residents age 65 and older who paid rent or real estate taxes during the year. Income restrictions are $53,000 for single and $80,000 for married taxpayers. Assets are not included in the calculation, however, a Massachusetts State Income Tax Form and a Circuit Breaker Schedule CB must be filed. To learn more about this program and to see if you qualify, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

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