Vincent Ouellette may be retiring from his full-time city job, but he'll still be around.

Ouellette's retirement from the human services director post — which handles everything from recreation to senior citizen services — is imminent, but the Lamplighter hears he'll stay on for a year or more as a consultant to his replacement.

Ouellette's shoes will be hard to fill. He accomplished many things behind the scenes because of his contacts and experience. The annual Fourth of July fireworks display at the stadium is just one example of what he's successfully directed over the years.


Family affair

When it comes to golf, the Murphy family has the game in their blood — or so it seems.

For starters, Ted and Mary Murphy have owned and operated the popular Garrison Golf Center for decades. That's where they've hosted the annual Gazette Santa Fund Hole-In-One Contest for a half-century.

The Murphys' son Kevin and his wife, Kristen, own and operate Bradford Country Club.

The next generation of Murphys is stepping up to the tee, so to speak. Several of the family's younger members are successful golfers. Making his mark most recently was Ted and Mary's youngest grandson, Tommy, 11, who recently got his first hole in one. He scored it on the sixth hole at Garrison Golf Center.

Tommy will be a sixth-grader at Consentino Middle School this year.


On the move

Jenny Ardnt has left Creative Haverhill after leading that arts organization for five years.

She's taking on the role of campaign director for Haverhill Promise, a group that supports grade-level reading.

She can be reached at for anything regarding her new job.


Changes coming

The local Lithuanian Citizens Gedymino Club has sold four parcels of land on Montvale Street across from the Lithuanian Cemetery to be developed as single-family homes — with the proceeds going towards perpetual care for those buried at the cemetery.

The club was founded in 1910 to help members find jobs and housing, as well as friends. Today the club funds an annual scholarship and maintains the Lithuanian Cemetery off Montvale Street.



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