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Three Federico Brothers Play Varsity Hockey By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– NEWBURYPORT – When you scan the roster of this year's Newburyport High School varsity hockey team, the name of Federico appears three times. From freshman goalie Rob Federico to senior Nick Federico on defense and freshman Paul Federico on the forward line, one family has three members of coach Paul Yameen's team. Twins, Rob and Paul, and their brother, Nick, are following in the skates of older brother, Anthony, who now attends University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Nick was a freshman when his older From left, Rob, Nick and Paul Federico.

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brother was the team goalie. “We are not really a hockey family,” said the boys' proud mother, Pam Federico. Asked if it is the first time three brothers have played on the same varsity, she said she was trying to find out, but she believes it may be. Her four sons took to hockey after Pam and Paul Federico brought a four-year-old Anthony to the Graf Rink on Low Street learn to skate. When he saw the older boys playing hockey, he wanted to play. Soon Nick and then Rob and Paul joined in.

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New Volunteer Firefighters Ready to Serve By Stewart Lytle, Reporter –––––––––––––––––

REGIONAL – They will miss Thanksgiving dinner, birthdays and anniversaries. Like the 72 firefighters who scrambled to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, they will be asked to rush into harm's way. And they are not even full-time employees of the town's they serve. But it would be hard to find a more enthusiastic group of men and women than the 25 members of the 047 class of call and volunteer firefighters who graduated last week after 20 weeks of training. The new firefighters are plumbers, welders, real estate agents, business owners, a mother and a single parent – a microcosm of society. As firefighters, they will serve Photo by Stewart Lytle 10 different communities from Firefighter William Roche is congratulated by his mother, Margaret Roche, and Nahant to West Newbury. West Newbury Fire Chief Michael Dwyer.

Many of the North Shore towns and about 75 percent of the country's fire service is provided by volunteer and call firefighters. “You should be very proud of your accomplishments,” said state Fire Marshall Stephen Coan. “You have made a strong commitment to the profession of being a firefighter.” He also commended the families of the firefighters, who have supported them during their training. “In many ways your families are joining the fire service too,” Coan said. For six months, starting last July, the 25 members of the class spent every Saturday at the Fire Academy's training facility in Stowe. And on Monday and Wednesday evenings, they trained at the Byfield Fire Department. Continued on page 3

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The Olmsted Ensemble will open the 2014 Jean C. Wilson Music Series on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. This is the first of three concerts in the 2014 Jean C. Wilson Music Series. The Olmsted Ensemble, which includes Peter H. Bloom on flute, Brian Clague on violin, Jennifer Shallenberger on viola, and Timothy Roberts on cello, will perform with a concert of chamber music of European and American masters. The program will include the dramatic, rarely-heard Quartet in D Minor by American composer Charles Hommann; Quartet Opus 41 No 2 in F Major by Ignace Pleyel (a favorite student of Haydn and an important influence on Mozart); Quartet No. 1 in D Minor by Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, a Spanish violinist and composer whose precocious career was cut short when he died at age 19, and Mozart’s beloved D Major Quartet (K. 285), one of the masterworks of the literature. Hailed for “glorious music” and “great energy and virtuosity,” The Olmsted Ensemble performs American and European chamber music from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The group takes its inspiration from Frederick Law Olmsted, the great landscape architect of Boston's Emerald Necklace and New York's Central Park, whose work was visionary and forward-looking while also honoring and extending traditions of the past. Members of the Olmsted Ensemble have appeared with orchestras and chamber groups in North America, Europe, and the Far East. Flutist Bloom, whose playing has been called “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” by The Boston Globe, tours internationally with noted chamber music and jazz ensembles; appears on 35 CDs; serves as musical director for museum exhibitions in the US and abroad; and was a winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award. Clague, violin, has toured the US, Europe and Japan in solo recitals and as concertmaster for numerous orchestras. He is a recording artist for national PBS productions and for film, major record labels, and commercial projects. Shallenberger, viola, has performed with chamber ensembles and orchestras in North America, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. Cellist Roberts has performed nationally and internationally with such distinguished groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Alea III, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Boston Pops, the New England Ragtime Ensemble under Gunther Schuller, and the Vienna Choir Boys as a member of the Brandenburg Ensemble. The Jean C. Wilson Music Series is named for one of the founders and the director of the music series for 28 years. Now, under the auspices of the First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Music Committee, the Music Series typically offers three concerts held during the winter months. Suggested donations are $15, $10 for seniors, children and students free. For more information about the concert go to www.frsuu.org or call 978-465-0602 x401.

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ROWLEY - The Trustees of Ashley Road Realty Trust, John Breen & Paula Breen, have graciously donated a two acre parcel of forested land on Haverhill Street to the custody and care of the Town of Rowley Conservation Commission. The parcel which had in the past been associated with various development proposals abuts the Ice Pond Drive subdivision. Mr. Breen contacted the Conservation Commission in the fall to gauge interest in disposition of the parcel. The parcel contains a portion of the outflow stream from Wilson Pond and its floodplain as well as extensive forested wetlands, which constitutes prime wildlife habitat. Conservation Commission Chairman, Doug Watson, commented that the Commission was especially receptive to receiving the property since previously protected open space abuts the parcel to the south of Ice Pond Drive. This generous land donation to the Town is important in protecting the sensitive stream corridor as well as preserving unfragmented forest acreage. The Town of Rowley is grateful to the Ashley Road Realty Trust for this valuable gift of open space to our community and acknowledges the great community benefit of protecting such environmentally sensitive land for future generations.

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For 320 hours, each participant met a challenging academic and practical skill level on a variety of topics that included fire behavior, engine operations, fire suppression, ladder skills, search and rescue, safety, incident command, communications, salvage and overhaul, hazardous materials, building construction, ventilation, water supply, ropes and knots, fire prevention and public education. They also had to train to be physically fit and to detect acts of terrorism. Most of the new firefighters were young. A few, including retired Rowley police officer Don Dupray, are entering second careers. As class spokesman, Dupray joked that Joe DeSalvo of Rockport recalled that Dupray had been the police officer who spoke to his sixth grade class. “Thanks Joe,� for remembering that, he joked. Dupray, who is joining the Rowley emergency management team, said his father and grandfather had led the Ipswich police department. “It's in the

blood,� he said. Christopher Norris, the training program coordinator, commended the new firefighters for their hard work. “There is no down when you are in this program,� he said. He urged the graduating class to continue their learning. He also stressed the need to be safe, to wear their equipment and seat belts and to take care of their health by exercising regularly and eating right. If they follow his advice, he said, “You will help change the culture of the fire service.� Norris also warned the new firefighters about becoming complacent in their work. “Every call is an emergency to someone,� he said. Each graduating firefighter completed the Massachusetts Fire Academy curriculum and been certified at the Firefighter I/II Level. Graduates of Call/Volunteer Training Program Class #047 Rowley Fire Department: Joseph Merry, Jared Graham, Andrew Nardonne, Donald

Dupray Ipswich Fire Department: Ronald Williams West Newbury Fire Department: Richard Evans, William Roche, Candace Nickerson, Kara Percival, Colin Bryant Georgetown Fire Department: Jonathan Kimball Essex Fire Department: Jonathan O’Bryan Wenham Fire Department: Michael Allain, Zachary Ingraham ECYCLE HIS EWSPAPER Manchester Fire Department: THE IFT OFTimothy EADING Mark HARE Haggett, Helgesen, Joseph Sanfilippo, Dylan Wolniewicz Nahant Fire Department: Christopher Dent, Matthew Canty, James Lowe, Steven Scaglione Rockport Fire Department: Joseph DeSalvo, Nicholas Doriean Wrentham Fire Department: Albert Tranquillino Dorien, who is joining the Rockport Fire Department, was named the outstanding firefighter in the class.

“When one brother does it, then the others want to do it,� Pam Federico said. The Federico boys, who grew up in the Newburyport youth hockey program, are all solid students as well as good athletes. In addition to hockey, the younger Federico boys also play football and lacrosse. Nick also plays lacrosse. So far this season, it has been a tough start for the Newburyport team. Playing mostly Division 1 teams, including the challenging Cape Cod Freeze Out tournament just after Christmas, the team lost four of its first five games against tough teams like Masconomet and Beverly. The team is young. While there are six seniors, five freshmen are on the ice and seeing a lot of playing time. The last time the Clippers had this many freshmen playing on the varsity was in 2008, when Anthony Federico was a freshman, playing alongside other freshmen Billy Boudreau, Billy Eiserman and Gaven LaValley. The Clippers won the state championship the next year when those four were sophomores. As Newburyport, along with Cape Ann League rival Triton High School, have moved from Division 2 to Division 1 this

season, Yameen has wanted to play the toughest schedule possible to get his team ready for the rest of the season. Nick Federico, one of three team captains, said he is optimistic that the team will end the year with a stronger record as the freshmen and sophomores gain experience. In their first games, the Clippers have been criticized for their lack of scoring and failing to win battles over the puck along the boards. The team has also been plagued by penalties, making too many mental mistakes. Coach Yameen believes his team is better than they have shown so far. He is hopeful that things will turn around as they face rivals like Amesbury. There are signs that things will turn around. At the start of the season, a major concern was that neither of the starting goalies had played a single varsity game. Sophomore goaltender Noah Kolesha shares the goaltending duties with Rob Federico. Against Lynnfield, Rob Federico logged a shutout in net. The tallest of the brothers on the ice now, Rob Federico said he has always wanted to play goalie. He tried playing defense, but didn't like it. Nick Federico on the other hand said he loves playing

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Community Announcements AMESBURY - The Amesbury Council on Aging along with Dr. Heidi Lilienthal, Psy.D and Whitney Willman, Yoga Instructor, is pleased to announce the launch of a yoga class for female veterans. This class Community Connections is specifically for female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and military sexual trauma (MST). This will be a seventy-five minute mat class and attendants should be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease. Classes will be held over twelve consecutive weeks and will meet on Saturday mornings (time will be determined). This class will build new skills each session and weekly participation is crucial. The first class will be held on Saturday, the 11th of January at the Council on Aging in The Provident Room. If you are interested in attending please contact Tarynne Crutchfield, MSW Intern at the Amesbury COA to be screened. She can be reached at (978) 388-8138 extension • 551.This class is open to female veterans from Amesbury and the surrounding communities. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury is hosting an 8-week • & boys ages 5-8 in the • church gym on Fridays Junior Church Basketball Winter Program for both girls from January 31 until March 21 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm. This program is a noncompetitive, instructional league designed to teach fundamental basketball skills and basic Bible knowledge in a fun and engaging manner. A suggested donation of $10 per child to help defray expenses. Please make check payable to: MSBC/Bball. Space is limited. To register in advance contact the church office at 978-388-0930 or msbcsec@verizon.net. All are welcome. Registration Time is on January 31 from 6:00-630 pm. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - Troop 4 Boy Scout History Book is for sale at Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury. “Boy Scouts of America Troop 4, Amesbury MA of Market Street Baptist Church History 19572009” is a 240 page book by Dianne Dostie Cole is a chronological history of Troop 4 compiled from church records, local newspaper articles as well as scout memorabilia ending with the 50th Anniversary celebration. Color photos as well as black & white are included in the book. It can be purchased at the Church Office for $30.00. Call 978-388-0937 or email msbcsec@verizon.net. Proceeds go 100% to Troop 4. -----------------------------------------------------------BYFIELD - The food pantry at the Community United Methodist Church in Byfield is open to area residents every Friday from 1-3pm (please note time change) The pantry is located at the church, 11 Central Street, Byfield. For additional information contact the church at 978-465-5946. -----------------------------------------------------------GEORGETOWN - The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to host a return visit of Dr. Paul Janson on Wednesday, January 29th, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Janson has recently published a medical mystery titled Mal Practice. He was a featured speaker last year, introducing his series of books about adoption, Child in Our Hearts. Join us for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing. There will be light refreshments and books for sale. For Georgetown Peabody Friends of the Library: Amy Smith, 978.590.8502, helade@gmail.com. -----------------------------------------------------------GROVELAND - On Jan. 22 at 6 p.m patrons of the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland are invited to attend the initial meeting to start a new Friends of the Library group. The friends group will be a volunteer membership group that will advocate for the library and conduct fundraising to supplement the library's operating budget. Fundraising helps pay for programs, museum passes, and much more. All are welcome, even non-Groveland residents. Refreshments will be served. 185 Main Street, Groveland, MA. For more information please call 978-372-1732 or visit langleyadamslib.org. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - Ipswich Public Library offers expanded services to its patrons with eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available to enjoy from the library’s website. 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To learn more about Mango and get a preview of brochures, wide format posters, office forms, menus, flyers what the program has to offer, stop by the library and we will give you an introduction. You can access presentation folders, notepads, tickets, business cards Mango through the library website at www.rowleylibrary.org. For more information, contact the Rowley Public Library at (978)948-2850. www.CoastalPrintingInc.com -----------------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Salisbury Lions Club King Lion David "Chuck" Colburn announced today the Salisbury Lions Club is again participating in the Anton Cleaners "Coats for Kids Project". 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