Monday, November 28, 2011
Tewksbury High sophomore Taylor Lirakis and Shawsheen Tech sophomore Alyssa Post eschew gifts, raise funds and awareness for two important causes.
Traditionally, a "Sweet 16" party is a chance for a young girl to bask in the spotlight and for friends and family to recognize her passage into young adulthood. By choosing to use the occasion to take the spotlight off of themselves and shine it on others, Taylor Lirakis and Alyssa Post showed they have already achieved a high level of maturity. On Nov. 18, the longtime friends held a combined Sweet 16 party at Kitty's in North Reading. The date fell halfway between the girls' actual birthdays. "We've always kind of done stuff together," said Taylor, a Tewksbury High sophomore, who will turn 16 on Dec. 27. "We've been best friends since fourth grade. We're inseparable," added Alyssa, a Shawsheen Tech sophomore, who turned 16 on Oct. 8. …
The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
UPDATED: Sunday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. Two men will be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Monday after allegedly stealing money from a charity collection at Stadium Plaza on Friday (Nov. 25). Joseph Sperry, 23, 30 Sycamore St., Lowell, a former Tewksbury resident, was arrested by Lowell Police after being chased from the scene by two good samaritans. Kirk Proctor, 19, of Tewksbury, was later arrested by Tewksbury and Billerica Police in Billerica. According to Tewksbury Police, the incident began just before 2 p.m., when dispatch received a call reporting that a man had just stolen a Salvation Army Kettle in front of Kmart. The caller also indicated that one suspect was being chased by two citizens. According to thre police report, the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Contest was sponsored by Project Bread.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
(Editor's note: The following information was provided by Project Bread.) Natalie Starliper and Melissa Granoff, both of Tewksbury, donated 147.7 lbs in food and $360 in funds, and won chance to meet country crooner Brad Paisley in person. The girls were eager to win, scouring their community and asking for food donations, so that they could get their chance to meet the singer while also helping a great cause. As part of his “H2O: Wetter and Wilder World Tour,” Brad Paisley selected Project Bread, the state’s leading antihunger organization, for a food drive competition. The person(s) who donated the most food or cash to the cause at the concert won a pair of Gold Circle seat tickets and “meet and greet” passes with Brad Paisley himself. …