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Nominations Wanted for the John P. Ganley Community Service Award | News

SALEM, NH — Nominations are sought for the John P. Ganley Community Service Award. It’s a tradition honored each year at the St. Patrick’s Day Memorial Awards Luncheon at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem.

This year it will be Thursday, March 17.

For 31 years, the luncheon has been held in memory of former Salem Police Chief John P. Ganley. It was, however, canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The winner was Patrick Hargreaves, and he will be honored at this year’s event along with this year’s award recipient.

Candidates must demonstrate caring, commitment and leadership in Salem, while inspiring others through their dedication, integrity and courage.

Nomination forms are available at the Club or can be downloaded online at

Completed forms can be mailed to the Club or emailed to [email protected] The deadline is February 11.

Reservations are required to attend lunch. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a 10-seat table. For more information, contact Denise Dolloff at 603-898-7709 x16 or email [email protected]

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. for refreshments and the program begins at noon. A meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served followed by the prize giving.

The NECC offers non-credit cooking classes

HAVERHILL – Northern Essex Community College is offering a series of non-credit culinary courses at the new NECC Lupoli family-run culinary arts institute, which will offer something for everyone, from the novice cook to the more experienced chef.

The series begins on January 24 and will continue until June 21. Each course will last one evening.

Most courses have an ethnic theme, exploring food from countries around the world, including India, Mexico, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, and Thailand. Also on offer are Seafood 101, quick pestos and sauces, Latin street food, and more.

All classes will be taught safely with mandatory masks and limited numbers for social distancing.

Local chefs who will be teaching include Colby Bergeron, Phuong Lai-Matzker, Shilpi Ranjan and Alison Hartung.

Classes are $80 each and there is a discount for students who enroll in three or more classes: Chef de Cuisine, five classes for $260; Executive chef, four courses for $224 and sous chef, three courses for $192.

Located in The Heights, the new 10-story luxury building on Merrimack Street, the institute includes state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and kitchens and offers non-credit community courses as well as credit programs in culinary arts and cooking. hotel management.

For more information, visit, contact [email protected], or call 978-556-3060.

Learn to network on LinkedIn

LAWRENCE – The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will present a webinar for Next Generation Leaders titled “Linkedin Networking, Career & Lead Generation Tips” on Friday, January 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Presenter Ivan Elias will discuss the keys to networking on LinkedIn, career opportunities, lead generation, and how to make your posts stand out.

Free for members and $5 for future members.

To register, visit under “Events” or call 978-686-0900.