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FALL 2010 HARVEST FESTIVAL

Join GWL, Market Vendors, & the YMCA afterschool program at the Fall 2010 Harvest Festival

When: Wednesday, Oct 13th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Lawrence Farmers’ Market on Appleton Way (between the Court House and City Hall)

2010 Call for Eco-Art released!

2010 Call for Eco-Art for Glow

As part of our Glow Gala and Annual Fundraiser, we are again seeking Eco-Art submissions.

What is eco-art?

  • It incorporates at least one of the “4 R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair).
  • It promotes environmental awareness.
  • It educates others about environmental injustice, and/or conveys a vision for addressing it.
  • It is comprised of environmentally-friendly materials.

GW Bridgeport is hiring a new Executive Director

The Executive Director works to manage Groundwork Bridgeport as an independent, community-based non-profit corporation. The Executive Director develops and maintains critical partnerships with the city of Bridgeport, local businesses, schools, residents and neighborhoods to build a greener and more livable community. The Executive Director is central to the success of Groundwork Bridgeport, developing projects and programs, building partnerships and securing resources for the future success of the organization.

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Planting Lawrence's first Fruit Orchard tomorrow!

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 23, 4:00 at the Bodwell site

What: Groundwork Lawrence will receive a fruit orchard consisting of 19 different varieties of fruit trees! This new orchard will benefit the local community with a space to enjoy fresh fruit. Please join us for the groundbreaking and planting celebration.

When: Thursday, September 23 at 4:00 pm:

    4:00 - 4:15: Project overview and introductions (Groundwork Lawrence; Lawrence Community Development Department, Fruit Tree Planting Foundation; Edy’s Fruit Bars)

Final Preparations for the Spicket River Cleanup

GWL is busy preparing for the 9th Annual Spicket River Cleanup happening this Saturday from 9am-1pm. Every year, hundreds of volunteers come together to pull out trash and help make the Spicket River beautiful. Donate some of your time this Saturday and enjoy a delicious lunch with your fellow volunteers after the event at Everett Mills. For more information on this year's cleanup, click here!

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away in Lawrence: Veggie Prescription Program Highlighted in NY Times

Chances are you've probably heard the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." These days in Lawrence, this old saying is alive and well...and taking on new meaning. With rates of obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease skyrocketing amongst Lawrence's poorest residents, physicians at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center are actually handing over scripts that their patients can fill for fresh fruits and vegetables--and for free--at local farmers markets like the three that Groundwork Lawrence currently manages throughout Lawrence.

Rose Gonzalez, promoted to Deputy Director of GWL!

In case you missed it, Rose, previously our Program Manager, has been promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Groundwork Lawrence! We would like to congratulate her on this accomplishment and also on being awarded a fellowship to the TogetherGreen Conservation Leadership Program.

Free Concert Series at Saturday Farmers Market!

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Come to the Saturday Farmers Market, at the corner of Park and Lawrence Sts., this Saturday (August 14th) and the next two Saturdays (until August 28th) to enjoy our free concert series. There will be a performance from 12-1 pm on these three Saturdays.

August 14th: Ryan Thomson, fiddler and son
August 21st: Los Sugar Kings, Latin, salsa, jam band
August 28th: Veronica Robles, mariachi music

Check out the flyer(pdf)!

National Night Out Pics on Flickr

National Night Out 2010 at Scarito Park Lawrence, MA

Groundwork Lawrence had a lot of fun hosting the National Night Out festivities at Dr. Nina Scarito Park on August 3rd. The turnout was great and there were many activities to keep people entertained, such as relay races, a basketball tournament, and face painting. Check out the photos here!

Partner News: Greater Lawrence Boating Community Program to host Tony Lahoud Regatta and Lobsterfest 2010

The Greater Lawrence Boating Community Program would like you and your family to join them for some food and fun in the sun at their end of the season celebration. On August 21st they will hold the 13th annual Tony Lahoud Regatta and then conclude the day with Lobsterfest 2010. So please, if you like the water and you like to eat, join them as they finish the season with a bang.

Tony Lahoud Regatta Event
Abe Bashara Boatouse
1 Eaton Street
Lawrence, Massachusetts 01843
Saturday, August 21 2010
8:00AM-3:00PM

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