Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 25, 2013

Region Briefs

The Andover Townsman

---- — Summer food drive for Lazarus House

Cowan Bolduc Doherty LLC and Avolve, LLC are holding a summer food drive through Thursday, Aug. 1 to benefit Lazarus House in Lawrence. Organizers are seeking nonperishable food items, especially tuna, canned vegetables, soups and macaroni and cheese. Lazarus House provides food to more than 800 families a week in the summer. According to its officials, with school out and a break in the regularly scheduled meals, families are finding it harder to feed their children.

Donations will be accepted at Cowan Bolduc Doherty’s office at 231 Sutton St., Suite 1E, North Andover, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact Shelly Mead at 978-620-2000 or visit For details on Lazarus House Ministries, visit

YWCA Camp Y-Wood has openings

YWCA Camp Y-Wood, a day camp run by the YWCA of Greater Lawrence on Captain’s Pond in Salem, N.H., has a limited number of slots available for sessions that run through mid-August. The cost is $165 per week, with discounts for multiple siblings, and includes transportation to and from the YWCA in Lawrence.

Camp Y-Wood is a 22-acre day camp for youths ages 5 to 14, with activities that include swimming, boating, arts and nature crafts, sports, games, fishing, hiking and outdoor skills. Limited camp scholarship assistance is available to families who qualify; the adjusted fee is based on family size and income. For more information, call the YWCA at 978-687-0331 or visit

North Andover Fall Festival seeks vendors

North Andover Merchants Association is accepting applications for food vendors, merchants and crafters for its third annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St.

The festival offers small businesses a chance to promote themselves, their services and products. Any business can sign up, regardless of where they are based.

Booth space is $25 for North Andover Merchants Association members, $50 for nonmembers. The food vendor fee is $50 for association member, $100 for nonmembers. (A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover.) Applications are available at For more, contact Sylvie Foulds at or Pat Roche at