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LHAND Loan Assistance

Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development

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Have You Purchased a Foreclosed Home Since July 1, 2012?
Would you like to update one of its major systems? How about the roof or the porches?
Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development May Be Able to Help!
LHAND is offering a $10,000 LOAN at 3% interest for homeowners who have purchased a foreclosed property in LHAND’s Foreclosure Recovery Area
CONTACT LHAND to learn more about this new program!
CALL 781-581-8600, E-MAIL Patricia at, or VISIT 10 Church St to get more info.

Dog Days of Summer: Charity Dog Wash

Dog WashEssex Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is hosting a Dog Days of Summer Charity Dog Wash on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information from their flyer is below:

$5 donation for a shampoo, rinse, and towel dry for your dog

We will also be collecting needed items for Northeast Animal Shelter, so bring a chew toy, canned food, meat flavored baby food, or blankets and bedding for donation.

10:15 a.m. Don Armell, accompanied by Flynn, his Fidelco puppy, will perform a guide dog puppy demonstration 11 a.m. Essex County Sheriff’s Department will do a K9 demonstration Raffle prizes, giveaways, and a chance to talk to local vendors of pet items or services

Sponsored by Unleashed by PETCO

Supporters/Vendors: Four Seasons Pet Resorts, Above and Beyond Services Company, Bone-Anza Doggie Day Care, Dogs by Design, Unleashed by PEtCo, Northeast Animal Shelter, Essex Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, Natura Pet, Canine Barkery, Doggies Duffle Bag

Dogs must be leashed.

For more information or questions about the event call 978-927-3260

Essex Park Nursing and Rehabilitation 265 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915 (Event will be held on lawn in back of the building)

NSCC is having a Community Service Fair!

NSCC SealNorth Shore Community College's Student Life Office, Service-Learning Office in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, and Public Policy Institute will be having their annual Community Service Fair for community-based organizations residing on the North Shore on Monday, October 4th.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the NSCC Lynn Campus Gymnasium. 

Come to find out more about what's going on in your community, what participating organizations are doing to help out, and how you can get involved!Read more

The 5th Latinamerican Folkloric Gathering

Latin American Folkloric GatheringTaking place on Saturday, September 25th, at 7:00pm, the 5th annual Latinamerican Folkloric Gathering will showcase the rich and varied music, dance and cultural traditions of Central, South America and the Caribbean. 

The event organizers are graciously donating to Social Capital Inc. 25% of proceeds from tickets sold by SCI through this link, or at our table at the venue. SCI will also be selling tickets for the Latin American Folkloric Gathering at the Meet Me Downtown Lynn Arts Festival between noon and 5pm that day (see below for more infomation about Meet Me Downtown).  The event will be held in the Lynn Memorial Auditorium at 3 City Hall Square.

Para mas información de este evento en español por favor de visitar este sitio en el Internet

From Mexico, the Ballet Xochipili is an international performing group who has a rich cultural tradition of performing Mexican dances, music and costumes. This colorful and dynamic group will represent the varied musical heritage of our neighbor South of the border.  From Central AmericaTambor Panama is a group of drummers and dancers who represents the pure expression of the Afro-Caribbean dance and music of this part of the Americas. From Cuba, its rich and deep musical tradition is represented by CocoTorres, a prolific musician and singer who captures the richness of the “son”, who forms the basis of the modern salsa music. From Puerto RicoGrupo Afro Yoruba offers another different manifestation of the deep and rich African influence in the music and dance of this Caribbean island. We will also show two special guests from the IndoAmerican region of South and Central America. 

For more information, please call 781-632-0300.


Come out to the 4th annual Family Fun Day!

Join Family & Children's Service of Greater Lynn on the Commons for a day of fun at their 4th annual Family Fun Day. On Wednesday, September 15th from 2-6 P.M. come learn about the programs and services that Family & Children’s Service and other community agencies have to offer.

Some of the agencies to be attending are:

PCHP (Home visiting Program)
Lynn Family Network(Programs for Early Childhood age)
Family Resource Center
ELM (Early Literacy Matters)


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Danversbank Collecting Backpacks and Back-to-School Supplies for Children in Need

Danversbank ( is pleased to announce that its annual backpack and school supply drive will benefit three regional organizations this year, each of which offer support services to children in need. This year’s beneficiaries are Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC), Horizons for Homeless Children and Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. Danversbank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danvers Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNBK). 

New supplies may be dropped off at all Danversbank locations from July 19th through August 20th.  The organizations are in particular need of backpacks this year; For more information, click read more. Read more

Lynn Time Bank cookbooks are printing!

Dear members and friends of the Lynn Time Bank!

I am writing with exciting news about the LTB International Cookbook: I proof-read it last week, and it’s at the printer’s now J. I can’t wait to start cooking them next week! We received a nice selection of appetizers, salads, main dishes, and of course desserts ranging from local (New England) fare to tasty dishes from as far away as Russia, the Philippines many places in between! We are very close to our matching grant goal of $5,000 (with $600 to go!), so the good news is that for each cookbook you purchase for $10, the Lynn Time Bank will receive another $10 to help cover our operating and program expenses. Nancy, Board members, and I will be able to deliver the cookbooks to you personally. Please let me know how many you’d like, and thank you for your support.

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Pictures from the Saturday cleanup!

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