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Join Lowell Association for the Blind for the 5th Annual Dining in the Dark


Join Lowell Association for the Blind for the 4th annual Dining in the Dark Event. This unique dining experience is not to be missed! Details are below:

  • Event Date: Monday, October 16th, 2017
  • Event Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Moonstones, 185 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
  • Fee: $75 / person
  • Please reply by October 6th. Contact the LAB office at (978) 454-5704 to RSVP, purchase tickets, and any other questions.



Island Street Studios Block Party July 14th!

Progress Clothing to be part of
Open Studios: Block Party


Can you say
"Saturday Sale"?!

Saturday, July 14th, 1-4pm
Island Street Studios
50 Island Street, Lawrence (map)




Jay the Sensei
Cassandra Lee & The Acoustic Project
Carter Agvent

Glory Scent
Bag Lady Goods
DeyCloud Art
Top Natch Studio
Ghetto Sonshine
Sandra Rivera Art & Craft Supplies
Progress Clothing
3 Blind Mice Art
Silver Labyrinth Design
Leslie Cottrell Simonds
Neon Audio
Michael Bleiweiss Music
and more to be announced!

Mami's Epanadas
and more to be announced!





Block Party Coupooooon



Cash in at our Thrift Store at Island Street Studios!
50 Island Street, 2nd floor, Lawrence, MA




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2nd Floor, Studio 2

Lawrence, Massachusetts 01840

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March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction





March of Dimes, New Hampshire  Presents.......





We are nearing the date of our 16th Annual Signature Chefs Auction. Don’t miss out on this amazing night of food, wine and auction all to support healthy babies everywhere!

Individual tickets and tables of 10 can be purchased online at:

Featured Vendors Include:

The Copper Door * Cactus Jack’s and T-Bones * The Yard
Candia Vineyards * Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery
The Quill * Zorvino Vineyards * Granite Restaurant and Bar
Firefly American Bistro * Piccola Italia Ristorante *
Frederick’s Pastries * Ignite/Hooked/Nawlin’s Grille * Unwine’d

We sincerely hope that you will join us.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Executive Court Banquet Facility
Address: 1199 South Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03109
Tickets: $50 per person

My very best,



Shamera Simpson

Community Director

March of Dimes NH Chapter

25 Lowell Street, Suite 304

Manchester, NH 03101

(603) 573-9553

[email protected]



Our Fun Food Friday Featured Chef

 Pastry Chef Frederick Lozier

Frederick’s Pastries




Founded in 1980 by executive Pastry Chef Frederick Lozier and his wife Gloria Lozier, Frederick’s Pastries has been New England’s premier cake specialty shop for more than 33 years.  Known for crafting the finest custom wedding cakes, all-occasion cakes and pastries available, Frederick’s is among the region’s most recognized and respected bakeries.  With a commitment to superior quality and customer service, Frederick’s has received many awards, including the prestigious Best of New Hampshire distinction 12 years running.


Today, Frederick’s Pastries is owned and operated by Fred & Gloria Lozier’s daughter, Susan Lozier Robert, who shares the same talent and passion for baking as her parents.  Susan has brought fresh, innovative ideas to Frederick’s for the past 24 years, carefully combining them with time-honored traditions that Frederick’s Pastries is known for.  Susan has expanded the business, opening a second Frederick’s Pastries location in Bedford, NH in 2007. In 2010 Susan moved across the state line opening the third Frederick’s Pastries in N. Andover, MA and earning the Best of North Shore award in 2011.


Just recently New Hampshire Business Review honored 14 individuals at the 2010 Business Excellence Awards, which recognize the efforts and achievements owners of businesses with 100 employees or fewer.  Susan Lozier Robert (proprietor) of Frederick’s Pastries was awarded Excellence in Retail. In 2011 Susan was awarded Business Leader of the Year by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce. Susan continues to come up with original solutions that have allowed her business to survive and thrive, regardless of economic conditions, and has a tremendous commitment to serving her communities.


This week's

Fun Food Friday Featured Auction Items



4 Night Stay at La Bandita Townhouse in Pienza, Tuscany. Includes free breakfast daily


Valued at $1,700




Wine tour and tasting for up to 20 people at Zorvino Vineyards


Donated at $250




Dr. Seuss Book Bundle


Valued at $88






Cupcakes for Breakfast


6 slices Turkey Bacon


3 Tbsp Chives


4 Cups Prepared Pancake Batter

8 Ounces Mascarpone Cheese


1 Cup Powdered Sugar


2 Tbsp Maple Syrup


Heat oven to 350°F. Mist muffin pan with cooking spray; set aside. Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Crumble and set aside.




Mix chives into pancake batter and pour into muffin cups filling about ¾ full. Bake 12 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Stir well to combine and set aside.


Remove cupcakes from oven and cool on rack, about 10 minutes. Frost cupcakes with icing and top with crumbled bacon.

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2013 Signature Chefs Auction Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor


Children's Hospital at Dartmouth  (CHaD)


Platinum Sponsor

Granite State College


Silver Sponsors


American Resource Staffing

Bellwether Community Credit Union

Dunkin' Donuts – Motta Family Network

Lincoln Financial Group 

The Elliot / New Hampshire's Hospital for Children

Northway Bank

Phenix Title Services, LLC


Print Sponsor


Pep Direct

Grey Cat Designs






Newsletter from the Lazarus House

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Talents & Treasures

                        interview by Eszter Vajda



Lazarus House Ministries, Inc.

 January Enews 2013

"It's amazing when you watch a light in their heart turn on as they begin to see their own self worth ... "

Eszter Vajda talks to Bridget Shaheen, Exec. Dir. Of the Lazarus House Ministries, about an extraordinary concept that helps people get out of poverty and get a job.

Eszter Vajda talks to Bridget Shaheen, Executive Director of Lazarus House Ministries, about an extraordinary concept that helps people get out of poverty and into the workforce.

"Lazarus House has grown significantly over the last few years because we wanted to answer to the needs of the community and also offer a continuum of services that would not be just a band-aid but help people move out of poverty. We have a soup kitchen and food pantry - these are our first lines of entry into Lazarus House for many of our people and it introduces them to the possibilities . . . "


Watch the interview with Bridget Shaheen and learn about the amazing programs of Lazarus House and the impact of this organization on Lawrence and the surrounding communities.




Thank you to all our Christmas volunteers and donors!

Christmas 2012

We are winding down our Christmas programs after the whirlwind holiday season and are deeply grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness! 


Project Bethlehem supplies gifts to the community and because of our donor families, 15 homeless families had warmth and joy this past Christmas. Children's eyes grew bright as volunteers brought them bags of presents from our gift room. 


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A woman whose family lost everything in a fire wept as we brought gifts to her, saying "The only good thing that's come out of this is how people have been so extraordinarily giving and generous." 


This season Project Bethlehem served 423 families; that's more than 1500 people! Our Christmas volunteers greeted 282 donors as they dropped off gifts and also helped deliver donations to approximately 46 families living in our shelters or participating in Lazarus House programs. Thank you for exemplifying the true meaning of Christmas; we could not have done this without you! As you welcome this New Year, please know that you have made a difference.

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Join us on Facebook to see photographs of Christmas volunteers, guests and donors!




 IRS charitable rollover is retroactive for early 2012

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 reinstated the IRA charitable rollover for 2013 and made it retroactive for 2012. For the 2012 tax year only, IRA owners can choose to report qualified charitable distributions made in January 2013 as if they occurred in 2012. Please consider such a gift to Lazarus House by January 31st! Thank you.




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Capital Campaign Girl


Campaign for Dignity




"New Balance" Matching Gift Challenge

The New Balance Foundation has awarded a challenge grant towards our campaign.  New Balance will match every new gift pledged in 2013 to the Campaign for Dignity up to $150,000 in total.


Anne Davis, Managing Trustee, New Balance Foundation, said "Through our long-term commitment to Lazarus House, both financially and as volunteers, we strive to strengthen our connection to the local community.  We are proud to partner with Lazarus House in support of their vision to further enhance the services and facilities necessary to empower the lives of more people in dire need."


If you would like to "double your donation" and make a pledge as part of the New Balance challenge grant to the Campaign for Dignity  please donate online at; by mail at Lazarus House, Campaign for Dignity, P.O. Box 408, Lawrence, MA  01842; or by emailing Ray Joyce, Director of Development. Thank you!




What's Happening?

The Winter Auction is Open!

Lazarus House Ministries, Inc. is auctioning off a number of fun and unique items for you to bid on to help raise money for people in need of our services in the Merrimack Valley. Bid on jewelry, photography, tickets, health & fitness, travel and more. The auction is open and accepting bids until February 8, 2013 at 9 a.m. 


Lazarus Open House

Tuesday, February 5th at 3 p.m. Meet at Good Shepherd Center, 412 Hampshire St, Lawrence MA. Otherwise call 978-689-8575 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.




Bilingual volunteer needed

A volunteer who speaks Spanish and English is needed to help exiting trainees with resume preparation, assisting with applications, job searching and mock interviews one day a week beginning in February. Please contact the volunteer coordinator if interested in this position.




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Lazarus House Ministries, Inc.
412 Hampshire Street, PO Box 408
Lawrence, MA 01842


Fax (978) 682-7004