Jacqueline Moloney
Jacqueline Moloney

LOWELL -- The Merrimack Valley Food Bank will honor Jacqueline Moloney of Chelmsford at its 21st annual golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 8, at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover.

Moloney was appointed Executive Vice Chancellor for the University of Massachusetts Lowell in April 2007 and is the first woman to serve in the role. She has played a vital part in developing the university's strategic plan and also oversees the university's engagement in economic development and entrepreneurship initiatives, Student Affairs and the Division of Online and Continuing Education.

Since 2002, the Merrimack Valley Food bank has partnered with Moloney, her colleagues and students of UMass Lowell, to continue the mission of the food bank; to increase the accessibility to nutritious food for our neighbors.

Golfers may choose a morning or afternoon flight, and first preference will be for event sponsors. Non-golfers can enjoy the awards dinner at 6:30pm. Contact Debbie Callery at 978-454-7272, or via e-mail at dcallery@mvfb.org. Visit www.mvfb.org to register and for more information.

Career Center leads summer jobs program


LOWELL -- The Career Center of Lowell will coordinate paid work experience this summer for 350 young adults, ranging in age from 14-17, residing in Lowell. The 2014 Lowell Summer Jobs program runs from July 7 through Aug. 20. Young Lowellians will be placed into part-time employment at various non-profit and municipal departments located in Lowell. Each youth will be available to work up to 25 hours per week at $8 per hour for 6 weeks. Salaries are made available through various state grants and worksites are not responsible for wages. If you are a non-profit organization or a division of city, state, or federal government and you are looking for summer help, please contact Leslie Burke, Young Adult Career Center Manager at 978-805-4723 or leslie.burke@cclowell.org for more information.

Operation Delta Dog offers T-shirts

CHELMSFORD -- Operation Delta Dog is offering an official 2014 Independence Day T-shirt, available in men's, ladies' and kids' sizes. This is a limited-time, crowd-funding campaign: The shirts will be available to order now through June 16. For information and to order, go to http://inktothepeople.com/marketplace/ink-detail/30021. Operation Delta Dog is a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue shelter dogs and train them to work as service dogs for disabled veterans.

Scouts say thanks for yard sale success

CHELMSFORD -- My name is Joshua DePasacreta; I am a local boy residing in Chelmsford. I became a member of Boy Scout Troop 74 over four years ago, after completing Cub Scouts and earning the Arrow of Light. My current rank is Star.

Recently my Boy Scout Troop and the Friends of Boy Scout Troop 74 had our 29th annual yard sale. Since its beginnings in 1986, the yard sale has grown to "giant" status.

It's the culmination of an entire year's worth of collecting, sorting and tagging. Set-up takes two days and more than 100 volunteers. By the time the dust settles at the end of the sale day, a thousand or more customers have been served.

The end result is that we can fund our local Boy Scout troop operations for the whole year. I'd like to give a big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us, and also to the all those individuals and companies who donated to the yard sale. We couldn't have done it without you!

-- Joshua DePasacreta, Boy Scout (Star Rank,) Troop 74

Tourney benefits Tewksbury tennis program

TEWKSBURY -- The fourth annual Tewksbury Open Tennis Tournament to benefit Friends of Tewksbury Tennis will take place June 26-28 (rain date June 29) at the new Tewksbury Memorial High School courts.

Events include: women's, men's, girls' and boys' singles, women's, men's and mixed doubles. Registration is $20 and forms are avaiable at www.tewksburytennis.org. For information, contact friendsoftewksburytennis@gmail.com.

Discovery Museums receive grant

ACTON -- The Acton-Boxborough United Way Youth in Philanthropy Program has granted $2,000 to support a music therapy program during the The Discovery Museums' Especially for Me free evenings for families with children on the autism spectrum. The Especially for Me program offers families with children on the autism spectrum private use of the Museums for free on many Saturday evenings throughout the year. A music therapist from Indian Hills Music School of Littleton is on site to work with children. Museum staff have been specially trained to support these families by the Autism Alliance of MetroWest. A full schedule of Especially for Me programs can be found on The Discovery Museums' website at http://discoverymuseums.org/EspeciallyForMe.