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Animal Outpatient Clinic of Methuen Admit it … our family pets make our lives better. Whether it is for

Larry Richard, DVM, Animal Outpatient Clinic of Methuen

ourselves or our pets, for routine care or problem solving, a doctor with whom we are comfortable and trust their medical knowledge is an important part of any doctor/patient relationship. Dr. Lawrence Richard, veterinarian at the recently opened Animal Outpatient Clinic of Methuen, earned his DVM degree from Ohio State University. His clinic is conveniently located just one-tenth of a mile south of the New Hampshire–Massachusetts border at 460 Broadway (Route 28) in Methuen, MA, next to Dunkin’ Donuts. The telephone number is (978) 965-8162, with hours Wednesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Richard is licensed in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. He and his staff are committed to educating pet owners about the importance of routine care and vaccination, preventive medicine, and problem prevention. His medical interests include diagnosing and solving problem cases in internal

medicine, eye, ear, or skin disease, and musculoskeletal problems. Wellness care, puppy/kitten visits, problem visit consultations, heartworm and Lyme disease testing, along with full laboratory capabilities ensure that your pets’ health comes first. As clients in the Methuen/Salem/Windham area will discover, with a common sense approach to medicine and attention to detail, the Animal Outpatient Clinic of Methuen offers an alternative to your current veterinary care. They will strive to exceed your expectations and provide quality, compassionate care that can be both practical and affordable.

Animal Outpatient Clinic of Methuen

460 Broadway Street Methuen, Ma

Lawrence Richard, D.V.M.

Office Hours: Wed- Fri 1pm-6pm • Sat & Sun 11am-4pm 978-965-8162

Patriot Community Sports Patriot Community Sports

Granite State Warriors Elite Lacrosse Team Wins Bryant Bulldog Classic Tournament

first game of Sunday’s matches, the Warriors came out on fire, beating the NLAX A team by a score of 14-2. Going into the next game, the Warriors knew they had a great chance of receiving a bye in the championship round if they could win this contest. The Warriors did not let this opportunity slip by as they beat NESLL MA, 15-2. In the championship round that is only 30-minute games, the Warriors started off slow against the Primetime Penguins from Rhode Island. The Penguins played a very controlled game, keeping possession for the first eight minutes and then netting the first goal of the contest to make the score 1-0. After that, it was all Warriors as they peppered the Penguins’ goalie with shot after shot, finally putting one behind the outstanding goaltender of the Penguins at the 12-minute mark. It only took about another minute for the Warriors to take the lead 2-1 and then finish off the contest with a solid 4-1 win. Then, it was on to the championship game,

submitted by Jim O’Neill The Granite State Warriors U-13 Elite Lacrosse

program, in their second year of existence, played at the Bryant Bulldog Classic Tournament over the July 3 weekend in Smithfield, RI. On Saturday, the Warriors came out flying, beating the NLAX team from Norwell, MA, by a score of 18-2. The boys from New Hampshire continued their dominating play against a team from the Seacoast area of New

Hampshire, the New England Natives, winning this contest by a 16-4 score. The last game of the day for Saturday ended in another convincing win, as they beat the New Hampshire Tomahawks team 18-2.

Going into Sunday’s matches, the Warriors knew they had to continue to win in order to make the championship round, as there were many solid teams from around the country. In the

where the Warriors knew they had their hands full with the Stickheads from West Islip, NY. The Stickheads had a very stingy defense, which had only allowed two goals the whole tournament. This game was all about defense as the contest was scoreless after 14 minutes of play. The Warriors finally scored at the 15-minute mark and added another goal to seal the victory with a 2-0 win and become the Bryant Bulldog Classic Champions. Congratulations to all

Babe Ruth Softball Crowns Three Champions

submitted by Carmine LoConte, President, Salem Softball The Salem Softball Girls’ Babe Ruth Recreation league finished

June 26 with the U10 Glory, U12 Heat, and Junior Force winning their respective championships. The U10 Glory defeated the U10 Bandits by a score of 3-0, and pitchers Brianna Marino and Brooke Murphy of the U10 Glory combined for a no hitter, while Niamh Walker also gave up no hits over three innings for the U10 runner-up Bandits in this ultimate pitcher’s duel. The U12 championship was not the same pitching duel as the

U10 championship, as the U12 Heat scored eight runs in the bottom of the final stanza to win the championship, 29-28, in a three-hour epic game, which concluded with a Sarah MacAskill two-run, walk-off double for the championship. The U12 Glory made it to the championship game by defeating the number- one and two seeds behind the pitching of Mikayla Pacy and the

hitting of Michelle “Big Papi” Ortiz, but strong bats of the U12 Heat’s Mikayla Ramsdell and MacAskill proved to be too much for the U12 Glory to overcome. In the Juniors’ championship, the Junior Force went out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning over the Junior Heat, only to be shut down by the strong relief pitching of Ashley Walbridge for the next four innings, which allowed the Junior Heat to tie the game up in the fifth inning behind the hitting of Joanna LoConte and Marisa Pellerin. The Junior Force then went ahead in the bottom of the sixth inning behind the base-running aggressiveness of Allyson LeFebvre’s steal of home. Amanda Cail pitched the final three innings for the Junior Force in picking up the victory, and was helped out in the final inning with a diving catch by shortstop Annan Walker that stopped any chances of another comeback by the Junior Heat, and the game ended with a 10-7 final score.

CASA of NH Receives Grant from

submitted by Kathy Vachon, Director of Development, CASA of NH The People’s United Community Foundation has

awarded Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire $7,500 to recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers for New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children. CASA of NH is a not-for-profit organization committed to speaking for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire courts. The goal of the CASA program is to ensure that each and every child in the state is permitted to grow up in a safe, loving, and permanent home. With the generous support of the People’s United Community Foundation, CASA of NH will be able to educate the public at-large, and mobilize additional volunteers to serve children in New Hampshire who are in need of a voice. “Research has shown that children who have a CASA volunteer advocating on their behalf spend less time in foster care and move

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Established in 2007, the People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. With special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self- sufficiency, education, and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods, the funding priorities of the Foundation include community development, youth development, and affordable housing. To learn more about CASA of NH, visit or call (800) 626-0622.

the players: Todd Billetter, Brett Dattilo, Cam DiGiacomo, Matt Muser, Cam Peredna, Cam Richard, Matt Treaner, Carter Young, Mason Barchard, Max Hastings, Ryan O’Neill and Jake Lakos (both of Salem), William Sheppard, Matt Dyer, Sam Stanton and Tyler Sullivan, Connor Cyr, Connor Macinnis and Chris Norwalk, Alex

Parent and Chad Riddle (both of Windham), Jack McNallen, Jacob Bohle, John Osborne, Walker Italia, Dylan La Branche, Coach Roy Guilherme, Tom Billitter, Chris Guilherme, and Jeff Guilherme. The Granite State Warriors is an elite lacrosse

travel program for U-11, U-13, and U-15 eligible players residing in New Hampshire. Our All- American coaching staff is dedicated to teaching advanced skills and team concepts to players with a desire to excel in the game of lacrosse. Our mission is to help our players prepare for the next level of lacrosse, as well as teach the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect for the game. The Granite State Warriors compete against many of the best elite teams and All-Star teams throughout New England. The teams will compete in four top-tier tournaments this summer. We will also be looking to develop our advanced skills and concepts through our Fall Ball and Winter Programs. For further information, contact Tom Dattilo at or 505-5644.

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little Scholars JULY 31, 2010

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-School and Kindergarten Community Yard Sale

Saturday, July 31, 2010, Little Scholars Daycare is hosting a Community Yard Sale in our parking lot. If you would like to rent a space to sell your yard sale items please contact Ashley Tinney at Spaces cost only $20.

Electronics, Furniture, Clothing and More! Little Scholars Daycare: A Ministry of Granite United Church

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