Manchester Street Park-Construction Update

It is very exciting to see work progress so quickly at the park site. Generally you can't notice a huge difference from one day to the next with construction jobs, but not out at Manchester Street Park.

April 2-overlook base

It has been a tremendous pleasure going out there each day and seeing the work! As you can see from this image, the overlook was cleaned out of scrub and brush on Thursday and by the following Tuesday was almost completely filled in with base material.

April 7-overlook base

We also have a new site overseer at the park. I discovered him basking (on a pretty cool day) near the overlook but totally out of harm's way. He was a little camera shy though and scurried off into the pond.

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The Local Food Movement: Why Participate and What Can We Do?

Presented by the People for the Environment

Thursday, March 26th, 7-8:30pm
at the North Parish Church of North Andover

How can we eat food grown in a way that is less harmful to the earth? What are the benefits of eating locally? What can we do? With all of the talk about food these days, it is important to understand what choices we can make that affect the health of our bodies and the health of our earth.

Manchester Street Park-Bid Awarded!

The City accepted bids for the park construction on February 27. The project was awarded on March 5 to David W. White and Son, Inc a well-regarded firm that has constructed many athletic fields in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We’ve met with the firm's principal and potential site supervisor, and are pleased and excited to get shovels in the ground.

LCW Annual Meeting and Convention

Join us at Lawrence Community Work's Annual Meeting and Convention at the South Lawrence East Elementary School. Rose and Janel will be leading the "Health and Wellness Workshop" in the afternoon where they will talk about nontoxic cleansers and personal care products as well as a food demo. I will be working with LCW's Real Estate Department on doing a design charrette for "The Point" - the space adjacent to Our House at East Haverhill Street and Newbury Street-see map here: