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Keep voting for an Orchard in Lawrence!

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With your help, we've made it to the top 10 and now we need you (and your networks) to please keep voting to bring a fruit orchard to Lawrence! Please vote daily to get us in the top five by May 1 and we will be selected to receive a fruit orchard!

Visit Communities Take Root today and vote (you'll have to use the map or index to find our entry-we're the only one in Massachusetts), and click it every day from now through April!

Communities Take Root is giving away 5 orchards each month from May 1 to September 1, but we want to win in the first round-so please help us with this big push for March and April!

The site is a tad slow so please be patient, and THANK YOU!

Green Team works with Mass Audubon

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Over the past few months we have been very excited about our new partnership with Mass Audubon. Through our partnership we have met naturalists and scientists that have come to Lawrence and really opened our eyes to the great habitat we have right here in our city. Though we don't often consider urban centers as places for great habitats for wildlife, we have learned first-hand that that isn't true and in fact, with Lawrence having three Rivers running through it; these water bodies are actually a rich habitat for lots of wildlife. Through this partnership we have also been fortunate to visit Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, a great building with a commitment to being green and a hope to get completely off the grid in terms of energy use! We saw how they used deliberate design features - like placement of windows to harness the sun for lighting and solar panels to power the space and to eliminate the need for electricity. We also learned about how they use the earth's energy from the ground through geothermal technology to heat the space. We were very glad to have the opportunity to see how new green building technologies can incorporate renewal energy, reducing the reliance on other non renewable sources and ultimately help save the Earth. This partnership will continue through the Summer and we are excited to be conducting some rapid ecological assessments on some of our green spaces that border the Spicket River and look forward to creating some interpretive materials to help our community better understand the great habitat and great assets we have in the City of Lawrence.

Noticias sobre LCW y Union Crossing

¿Buscas por una vivienda económica y de calidad? ¿Por un trabajo de construcción? ¿Eres residente o dueño de un negocio el área de Lawrence? in English

¡Si contestaste que si, entonces el Proyecto de Union Crossing de Lawrence CommunityWorks’ es para ti!

Union Crossing es un emocionante proyecto que transformará un conjunto
de fábricas históricas en un vecindario con viviendas, negocios, instalaciones
comunitarias, áreas de recreo y acceso publico al Merrimack River.

Para más información o para involucrarte en el proyecto:

  1. 1. Inscribe tu compañía en la base de datos Buy Local Database: www.unioncrossing.org/buylocal
  2. Participa en uno de nuestros próximos eventos:

Foro Sobre el Impacto Local de Union Crossing

30 de marzo
Hora: 6:00 a 7:30 pm
Lugar: Our House
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence

Para reservaciones: email Nelson Butten (nbutten@lcworks.org) o 978-722-2611

Convención Anual de Lawrence CommunityWorks

10 de abril
Hora: 2:00 a 4:00 pm
Lugar: South Lawrence East School
165 Crawford Street
Lawrence

Para reservaciones: Register online at www.lcworks.org

Feria de Información del Proyecto Union Crossing

13 de abril
Hora: 4:00 a 7:00 pm
Lugar:Lawrence City Hall
200 Common Street

Para reservaciones: email Nelson Butten (nbutten@lcworks.org) o 978-722-2611

We've made it to the top ten for an orchard-please keep voting!

Vote for an Orchard in Lawrence!

vacant lotTurn this into an orchard

With your help, we've made it to the top 10 and now we need you (and your networks) to please keep voting to bring a fruit orchard to Lawrence! Please vote daily to get us in the top five by May 1 and we will be selected to receive a fruit orchard!

Visit Communities Take Root today and vote (you'll have to use the map or index to find our entry-we're the only one in Massachusetts), and click it every day from now through April!

Please be patient, the site is a tad slow, and THANK YOU!

Free Diabetes Screening Clinic-Lawrence, MA

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Exámenes de diabetes y conferencias en espanol en Lawrence YMCA (40 Lawrence St) (informacion disponsible en ingles tambien). Martes 23 de marzo de 4 a 7 y Miércoles 24 de marzo de 6 a 7:30.

Free diabetes screening and lectures at the Lawrence YMCA (40 Lawrence St) in Spanish (information also available in English) next Tuesday March 23rd from 4pm-7pm. and Wednesday March 24th from 6 - 7:30 pm.

Local Partner news: The Bread & Roses Heritage Committee cordially invites you to a fundraiser event

An Intimate Evening with Si Kahn
A legendary folk singer/songwriter and social justice activist

  • Date: Friday, March 26, 2010
  • Location: Washington Mills loft overlooking downtown (270 Canal St)
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

From his roots in Lowell, Si moved to the South as an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. He earned a bachelors degree from Harvard, and now lives in North Carolina. Si is the founder and Executive Director (until May 1st) of Grassroots Leadership, a non-profit organization that advocates for several causes, including prison reform, improved immigration detention policies, and violence prevention. He has performed to appreciative audiences at several Bread and Roses Festivals.

Sponsors of the event will receive a personally autographed copy of Si’s new book, “Creative Community Organizing” and his new “Courage,” about the quiet heroism of everyday people. Throughout the evening you will be treated to great food from Party Connections, truffles from Café Verde, plentiful drink, meaningful conversation, and Si’s music performed “just for you.” You’ll have a chance to request your favorite Si Kahn songs, to ask Si questions about his music and his work, and to talk with him “up close and personal.”

All donations will go to the

Bread and Roses Heritage Committee

to plan the annual Labor Day Festival. In addition, BRHC is expanding its capacity. In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the Strike, we are coordinating, marketing, and promoting a yearlong series of events for the 2012 Centennial.

We request a donation of $212 per person, and $312 per couple.
For reservations call (978) 794-1655 or email breadandroses99@hotmail.com

You can vote to bring an orchard to Lawrence!

Vote for an Orchard in Lawrence!

We need your help to bring a fruit orchard to Lawrence! We need you to vote online and the five applicants that have the most votes May 1 will be selected to receive a fruit orchard!

Visit Communities Take Root today and vote (you'll have to use the map or index to find our entry-we're the only one in Massachusetts), and click it every day from now through April!

Executive Director, Heather McMann, named one of the Irish Echo's Top 40 Under 40

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The Irish Echo (the largest Irish American Weekly) named named Heather to its 2010 Top 40 Under 40 which celebrates the "wealth, depth, genius, and generosity of Irish America." All the honorees "share a commitment to Irish America and to their local communities."

What they said about Heather - While the focus of all our 40 is on sowing the seeds of future progress - literally in the case of Groundwork Lawrence (of Massachusetts) director Heather McMann who conjures up green parks from bleak back lots.

Congratulations Heather!