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by stewart Lytle, reporter ––––––––––––––––– NEWBURYPORT – Last year, this green community worked with a solar power installer to provide state and federal incentives to install solar panels on residential and commercial rooftops. This year, just in time to see home energy bills on the rise, the city is partnering with an energyefficiency contractor, working with National Grid, to offer no-cost evaluations of home energy usage. “The City of Newburyport is proud to announce that it is among five towns that have been selected by National Grid as a The Custom House Maritime Museum. grant recipient to promote energy NEWBURYPORT – It could well efficiency initiatives. The city is become a tradition for weddings in partnering with Next Step Living this seaport town. to help residents become more Last year, when a couple who energy-efficient at home through had decided to make this city their the No Wasted Energy campaign,” home together wanted to have their Continued on page 2 wedding in a place that was uniquely

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Newburyport. They selected the Custom House, built in 1835, on the Merrimack River waterfront as the place they would say their vows in front of family and friends. But the Custom House, a historic building that is now a maritime

museum, has no hotel. The bride, moving from Colorado, and her bridesmaids were staying at the Garrison Inn on Brown Square. So while the groom and the wedding guests sipped champagne and viewed the museum exhibits, the father of the bride walked his daughter and the bridesmaids, armin-arm in full bridal dress, along Pleasant Street, down State Street and around Water Street to the Custom House. The festive procession on a beautiful day attracted considerable attention from the weekend tourists and day shoppers who stepped aside to make way for the bride and her entourage. That was just one of eight weddings held at the Custom House last year. Two were held last month within a 48-hour period. “It is not a venue for everyone,” Continued on page 3

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by stewart Lytle, reporter ––––––––––––––––– undermines some beach homes. But in the early morning hours of Memorial Day, a storm of a different character struck the island. Two women, out searching for missing dogs, shortly before 3 a.m., were attacked a group of men and women, who were partying at the small house at 7 Donna's Way. The local women, whose identities are not being released out of fear of being assaulted again, were beaten badly, causing concussions and injuries to their feet. According to a local businessman, who are close to the two women, but also asked not to be identified, “The women are better, but (it is a) slow process. The worst of the physical Photo by Stewart Lytle The house at 7 Donna's Way. injuries would be the broken feet. The casts PLUM ISLAND – When one thinks of this barrier island, it will be on for two to three months.” is of sun and sand, bird watching, long walks on the beach. It is unclear what the prognosis will be The only negative, besides being bitten by a greenhead after the casts come off, the man wrote. fly in July, is the occasional storm that erodes the sand and Continued on page 3

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The Pettengill House, Inc. hosted its ninth annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 14th. This year we had the opportunity to honor our guests with a delicious meal at the Amesbury Sports Park. Donors heard testimony written from clients about how they were assisted and supported, and we honored those volunteer efforts that made a difference in the lives of many. The Saturday Night Meal Program was recognized for the monthly meal program they make and deliver to those in need. Executive Director Deb Smith chronicled the inception of the program and the great gap it fills. The program is made possible through the volunteers of Central Congegational Church, East Parish United Methodist Church and Standing Committee, and Main Street Congregational Church. Coordinators Steve Fraser, Diane Clark, Stuart Johnson, Louise Macrae and Elizabeth Watson have even expanded to include volunteers at Hope Community Church. The program, in place since 1998, serves more than 300 individuals, children and families each month who appreciate and rely on the meal. Volunteer and Advisory Board member Peg Brown was recognized for her many years of service coordinating numerous Pettengill House programs, checking in clients weekly in our food pantry and leading many fundraising event committees. Peg is always on hand to provide support and leadership. We also announced that Leeward Industries, Inc. will be the Honorary Chair at our March 2015 fundraising event that will be held at the Blue Ocean Music Hall. Leeward Industries has been a major supporter of The Pettengill House and has helped many of our clients through yearly donations and grants for heat and food. We would like to acknowledge and thank our event sponsors – Gold Sponsors: Institution for Savings and Leeward Industries, Inc., Silver Sponsor: Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, and Bronze Sponsors: Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, Matter Communications, and The Provident Bank. Thanks also to Coastal Printing, Inc. for their in-kind donation of invitations and raffle tickets for this event and for additional donations from Adams Imaging Systems, Mary Sylva, Morrill Electric, Peter and Patricia Hoyt, Pettengill Farm, Richey Woodworking and Robert Mazzone. In addition, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible, especially Board Of Director member Sandra Licciardo of the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, for her efforts coordinating the luncheon, and our speaker, Board Of Director member Caroline Meagher of the Institution for Savings. A fun acknowledgement goes to the Amesbury Middle School students and Art teachers Susan Olsen and Ryan Jackson for lending the wonderful ceramic centerpieces. It’s always wonderful to tie in local student art and see their achievements! Special thanks to Cathy Toomey, for her generous donation of Red Sox Tickets to our annual raffle and to the many restaurants who donated gift cards: Hungry Traveler, Family’s Chinese Restaurant, Agave, Master McGrath’s, Ale House, Barking Dog, Flatbread, All American Tavern, Phat Cat Bistro, Capri Seaglass, and Crave. We appreciate all those who bought and sold raffle tickets. All the proceeds will directly benefit local children, families and individuals. Congratulations to our raffle winners: Carol Stuart and Donald McCoy. Finally, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to all 3,500+ donors and volunteers who support the Pettengill House year round. We could not do what we do without the support of the community! On behalf of Executive Director, Deborah Smith, as well as our staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, thank you to all who support the Pettengill House! The Pettengill House, Inc. is a community based, nonprofit social service agency that provides supports to children, families and individuals in Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury. For further information or to make a donation, call 978-463-8801 or visit our website at pettengillhouse. org. All donations are tax deductible and stay in our community. Sincerely, Julie Havey Program/Volunteer Coordinator The Pettengill House, Inc.

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Rowley Reads Community Read To the Editor: The Rowley Public Library recently concluded its first Rowley Reads Community Read. Everyone in the community was encouraged to read The Orchard : A Memoir by Adele “Kitty” Crockett Robertson, which describes her struggles running her family’s apple orchard on Argilla Road in Ipswich during the Great Depression. In addition to book discussions and special story times for children, other programs included a tour of Russell Orchards, a talk on the Dodge’s Cider Mill, now the Mill River Winery, including a wine tasting, and Movie Mondays, where we enjoyed classic films set during the 20’s and 30’s. There were lectures on beekeeping for children and adults, a memoir-writing class, a chef demonstration of apple recipes both sweet and savory, and a Jazz Brunch featuring live music of the era. Thanks must be extended to everyone who participated by reading the book or attending an event. So many people commented on what a great read it was, with all of the adversities that Kitty faced and the inner strength she found and companionships she formed. Thank you also to the planning committee, Michelle Ford, Maggie Lemelin, John McCallum, and Amy Roderick for all of their hard work. Thank you to Library staff for their enthusiasm and support of the project. The project would not have been nearly as successful without the award of federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Board of Library Commissioners. The Friends of the Rowley Public Library provided support, as did our community partners, The Rowley Council on Aging, Rowley Grange, Rowley Historical Society, Rowley Community Media, Triton Regional High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, the Mill River Winery, Russell Orchards, and Rowley House of Pizza. Thank you to all of our presenters and supporters, including Keith Augeri of the Keith Augeri Trio, Jenny Bovio, Margaret Bucknill, Allan & Barbara Gaspar, Carolyn Grieco, Patrick Henry, Nathan Hunter, the Lesinski family, Donna Martin, Bob Merry, Mary Ellen Mighill, Virginia Morin, Janet Morrissey, Mary Oullette, Carla Panciera, Merle Phipps, Shelley Quezeda, Holly Robinson, webmaster Matthew Rogers, Miranda Russell, Andrea Sargent, Priscilla Serafin, and Isabell VanMerlin. Pamela Jacobson, Library Director, and the Board of Trustees of the Rowley Public Library

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wrote Molly Ettenborough, the city's recycling and energy coordinator. Next Step Living is a provider of “whole home energy solutions in New England.” It contracts with MassSave home energy assessments and National Grid. The goal is to reach more than 400 households, which could save an estimated $40,000 on energy bills in the first year, Ettenborough wrote. She estimated that would also cut 150 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. To explain the new program, the city is hosting an informal workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Plum Island Coffee Roasters, 54R Merrimac Street. If interested, please send an email to Suzanne.Snyder@ or call 866867-8729. According to Next Step Living's web site, “Completing a home energy evaluation makes you eligible for various rebates and incentives offered by your utility company for a range of energy-efficiency improvements – from air sealing

and insulation to ductless mini split systems and even solar installations. Plus, depending on which onthe-spot recommendations you follow, you could start saving 5 to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bill right away.” Services performed include: an expert, top-to-bottom inspection of your home with recommendations for saving money and energy, improving your comfort and making your home more environmentally friendly, if needed, complimentary instant savings measures such as high-efficiency light bulbs, watersaving fixtures and programmable thermostats, access to additional rebates and incentives (e.g. no-cost air sealing or 75 percent off, up to $2,000, on insulation) and zero-interest financing, a combustion safety test to make sure that appliances such as heating systems, hot water heaters and stoves are operating safely and efficiently, without an excessive buildup of carbon monoxide. More information can be found at

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said Mike Mroz, the Custom House Maritime Museum's executive director. “We are still a museum first.” Managed by the Newburyport Maritime Society since 1968, the Custom House was established “to protect, preserve and interpret the maritime heritage of the lower Merrimack Valley region and how it relates to American history.” It is probably the most important museum in Newburyport, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. The museum features exhibits on the clipper ship era, the founding of the Coast Guard, shipwrecks in the nearby Atlantic Ocean and the world trade that made sea captains very wealthy. In recent years it has also become a wedding and event venue, a place where couples can make their lives part of the city's history, Mroz said. The Custom House will rent out the museum itself and the 170-footlong grassy lawn, once a salvage yard, that leads from the museum's backdoor to the waterfront. Many events use both the museum and erect rented tents outside on the back lawn. “It requires a certain type of person, individuals who are not looking to rent a function hall,” Mroz said. Having a wedding or any event at the Custom House is “very

individualized,” he said. But the benefit is that the museum creates an opportunity to be very creative. Some weddings and events will not fit the museum, including large events. The Custom House and the back lawn can accommodate no more than 200 guests. Also being a historic building, it is not handicapped accessible. There is no elevator to all floors. Having a wedding or any event there is not like having an event at a hotel, where there is a staff and support facilities. At the Custom House, there is no kitchen. Caters have to make their own arrangements for food and liquor. Tents have to be rented and erected. Sound systems and flooring, if needed, have to be brought in. The Custom House has a list of vendors for rentals and service people. Mroz said he can tell a bride and groom where to rent heaters for fall events. “We do our part,” Mroz said. But “we are not wedding planners.” Events on the back lawn of the Custom House are also not private affairs. On both sides of the Custom House are public ways where pedestrians, bikers and dog walkers go between the street and the waterfront. At many weddings, a crowd gathers, standing or sitting on the public benches, to watch the festivities. When the band plays, some uninvited guests even start to

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“On the emotional side, not sure that’s possible to fix. They will need some help there.” Friends, co-workers and island residents have stepped up to help the women, who depend on the summer months for much of their annual income. A fundraiser is being planned for July 8 at a site on Plum Island. “People on and around the island have been wonderful,” wrote the businessman. “One group is focused on gathering volunteers to manage domestic things such as walking dogs, grocery shopping, etc. Other groups are working on the various aspects of the fundraiser. The woman with the broken feet needed a motorized lift to get up and down stairs within her home. It has already been donated and installed. Wonderful.” Donations to assist the two women may be made online at the website, According to the Newbury Police Department, which responded to the assault, no arrests have been made at the end of last week. An officer said the investigation continues. Michael Paige, a Newburyport attorney for the two victims,

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AMESBURY - Hope Tillman and Walt Howe will be at the Amesbury Public Library on Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 for their program on useful gadgets and apps for genealogy. There are all different gadgets you can use for genealogy Community today! Come learn about these gadgets and apps to make researching Connections a little easier. Hope Tillman is a librarian and technologist. Webmaster of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists and Essex Society of Genealogists. Walt Howe, a fourth generation genealogist, has served as president of the Middlesex Chapter of MSOG. To register please contact Margie Walker at 978-388-8148 or register online at then click on programs. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - After 26 years of service to Amesbury, the City’s Chief Financial Officer Mike Basque is retiring this month. Today, Mayor Gray announced that former Amesbury Finance•Director Charles Benevento will be returning to Carriagetown as the City’s next C.F.O. With over 30 years of experience in finance, 28 of which garnered in municipal government, Benevento’s background and knowledge base will make him an asset as the director of the City’s finances, according to Gray. “We • are thrilled to have Chuck • on board,â€? Gray said. “I think his experience and his professional accomplishments speak for themselves.â€? With a degree in accounting from Boston University, Benevento’s career in finance began at his alma mater, where he was hired as a general accounting analyst in 1980. By the end of his nearly six year tenure in Boston University’s accounting offices, he had earned multiple promotions, the last of which landed him in the role of Supervisor of General, Grant, and Contract Accounting. In 1986, Benevento began what would be a twelve year career as the Town of Amesbury’s Finance Director, Town Accountant, and MIS Director. In 1998, he left Amesbury for the City of Chelsea, where Benevento quickly earned a spot as the City’s Finance Director. In 2000, he began a three year tenure as Director of Finance in the Town of North Andover. Since 2003, he has served as the Finance Director and City Auditor in the City of Haverhill. Benevento’s return to Amesbury is scheduled to begin July 3, 2014. For more information, please contact Mayor’s Aide Evan Kenney at 978-388-8121. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - As we know fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods for us, they also can be pricey when you are on fixed income. The Amesbury Council on Aging is embarking on cultivating a new program. Simply a Farmers Table. A table is now located in the lobby of the COA at 68 Elm Street, Amesbury. We ask people who are growing fresh fruits and veggies and have an abundance to drop them off to the farmers table. The table will be open to all who come to the center to take home your well-loved fruits and veggies. When an abundance of produce is brought in these fresh items will be served with the daily meals served at the COA. We hope you can bring in your extra fresh produce for our seniors to enjoy. We hope your crop is bountiful so our seniors can enjoy the fruits of your labor. For more information regarding this new initiative please contact Annmary Connor, LICSW, Amesbury COA Director at 978-388-8138. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - All these trips are fundraisers for the Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging. Everyone of all ages are welcome! June 11 - The Temptations in Concert at Venus de Milo, Swansea, MA. Glenn Leonard has had a long illustrious career as First Tenor and Lead Singer of the Temps. Today his Glenn Leonard Temptations Review thrills crowds with great music that will last forever. Includes transportation, Lunch (choice of Chicken Parm or Baked Haddock) and Show. $79pp payable to Best of Times. Indicate lunch choice at time of sign up. June 19 - Grease at the Ogunquit Playhouse - "Grease" is the word, be there or be square! Includes transportation, Lunch at Jonathan's (Lemon Baked Scrod or Roast Loin of Pork) and 2:00pm Matinee Performance. $99pp payable to the Golden Age Travel Club. Indicate lunch choice at time of sign up. June 28 - Newport Flower Show Celebrating its 19th year as America's premier summer flower show, on the grounds of historic Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, RI. Includes transportation, Lunch at Atlantic Beach Club (Baked Stuffed Scrod or Atlantic Chicken) and Flower Show Admission. $81pp payable to Tours of Distinction due by 6/11; indicate lunch choice at time of sign up. July 9 - "Turner and the Sea" at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA - Iconic Turner masterpieces are exhibited alongside works by other major European and American artists, providing a rich context for Turner's

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Award winning Ayla Brown comes to the Byfield Community Arts Center on June 21, 2014. Ms. Brown's powerful ballads and inspiring lyrics show her emotion and grace on stage. Every song reflects her passion, and compassion, for those around her and those who might be encouraged by her strength and power. Opening for Ayla Brown is another Massachusetts native, Whitney Doucet. This young singer/songwriter has already won musical awards and captivates her audience with her distinctive voice and stage presence while performing traditional country and gospel songs as well as new and pop country. Doors open at 7:00pm on June 21. Admission is $15 at the door or $10 with a non-perishable food item. These items 6 Newburyport Turnpike, Newbury will be given to area veterans in recognition of Ayla Brown's upcoming USO tour. The Byfield Community Arts Center is located at 7 Central Street, Byfield, MA. The Cat Café will be serving beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks throughout the evening. 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The five-course meal features the farm's own organic produce, eggs and meat, locally-produced cheeses and coffee, a delicious seasonal desert and one signature cocktail. What makes Green Meadows Farm dinners so special is the fact that your wait-staff are the farmers; you get to meet and talk with the people who grew your dinner. Diners also have the opportunity 978-948-8696 • • to walk around the farm and greenhouses so you can find your "inner farmer." All meals are prepared at the Farm by Chef Manny. The cost is $60 pp. Beer and wine is also available for purchase. Other Farm-to-Table dinner dates are: July 24th, August 21st and September 20th. The evenings always sell out, so reserve early. Call 978-468-2277. Green Meadows Farm was founded by Maj. Gen. George S.Patton in 1982. It is located at 656 Asbury Street in Hamilton, on the Topsfield/Hamilton line, For HOME Buyers or Sellers one mile from Bradley Palmer State Park.  -----------------------------------------------------------electing to go it alone: HAMPTON, NH - Has society's ideas of the "witch" changed over the centuries? The Tuck Museum invites you to find out, Friday, June 20, starting at 7 p.m. Images of Witches in Popular Copyright © 2014 Law Offices of Donald J. Fournier & Associates. All rights reserved . Culture, presents the conception of what a witch looked like, mirrored in the works of various print artists from late medieval times to the modern period. In the 20th century, film and television take over as the primary reflective media. Has the idea of the “witch” changed over the centuries? Come find out! There will be a reading from “The Mark of Goody Cole” a new biography on “The Witch of Hampton” followed by a Q&A with the author, Cheryl Lassiter. 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of looking at the natural world more closely. We’ll look at some examples of nature journals and do some journaling exercises to share techniques, and then go on a journaling expedition into the sanctuary: SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 9:00 a.m.-noon FEE: $34 ($28/ Mass Audubon members). Advance registration is required; call 978887-9264 or register online at www. FLAG DAY TRAIL RIDE TO BENEFIT RESCUED HORSES New England Equine Rescue North (NEER North) will host a fun and meaningful trail ride on Flag Day to support its mission of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses in need. The sixmile ride for riders and their own horses will follow some of West Newbury’s lesser-known trails and include a loop around the NEER North barn and paddocks. The cost to participate is $30.00. NEER North is a non-profit organization, and all funds raised from the ride will directly benefit the NEER North horses. When: Saturday, June 14 - Registration for riders and horses starts at 9AM. Ride out at 10AM with last ride out at 11AM. A light lunch will be served after the ride. Where: The trail ride will leave from Long Hill Farm on Rte 113 in West Newbury. Look for a sign and flags for the road leading to the parking area for trucks and horse trailers. For more information on this event, contact Joanne Smith at or (978) 688-1092 WORKSHOP ON HERBS New Creation Gardens announces its first gardening workshop, “Knowing and Loving Your Herbs,� Saturday, June 14, 9-11 a.m., at New Creation Healing Center, 80 Route #125, Kingston, NH. Leading this informative workshop will be Master Gardener Ginny Shannon of Newton, New Hampshire. No fee is being charged, though a donation of $10.00 is appreciated. A second workshop, "Knowing and Loving Your Perennials" will be held on June 28th, also from 9 to 11 a.m. A dedication of the Formal Garden will be held on Sunday June 29 at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Dan Weaver at 603 502 6307. SUPPORT GROUP The Alzheimer's Caregivers group will meet Saturday, June 14th from 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. at Seaview Retreat, 50 Mansion Drive, Rowley.  The group is for caregivers caring for a loved one either at home or in a facility with diagnosed Alzheimer's or other memory impairment diseases. We gather to have questions and concerns answered, as well as to share our stories.  Co-facilitators Suzanne Carpentier and Dawn Edwards have


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COMEDY Open Mike at The Winner’s Circle, 211 Elm Street, upstairs, every Tuesday, 8 p.m. No charge for admission. Professional comedians try out new material and new comedians work on their acts. Amateurs are welcome. The show is hosted by different professional comedians each week. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18th NEW! – REFUGE BICYCLE TOURS Wednesday, June 18th @9:00 am; AND Friday, June 27th @9:00 am Experience the refuge from the unique perspective of your very own bicycle! Starting at the visitor contact station at Lot 1, the rangerled group will gradually make its way south along the paved portion of the refuge’s Wildlife Drive, stopping at various points along the way to view wildlife, hear stories of Plum Island’s past, and learn about the inner workings of a national wildlife refuge. This is an “out and back” tour. The distance covered will depend on how many stops are made and how much time is spent at each stop. Tour duration will be about 2 hours. Appropriate for adults and children age 16 or older. Each participant must provide a bicycle, helmet, and water bottle. Meet the ranger on the deck of the visitor contact station. Participants may also wish to bring insect repellant, sun block, binoculars and/or a camera (if these items can be safely stowed while biking). Meet the ranger on the deck of the visitor contact station. Limited to 10 participants. Preregistration required. Anyone having a question about a refuge program is asked to contact the refuge at (978) 4655753.

Newburyport Public Library on Tuesday, June 17th at 7:00pm for an informative presentation about We Guarantee the best! "big data." Greg Page, CEO of Find out more, call or visit us today: Merrimack Analysis Group, will MA LIC # 444C discuss how every mouse click, every keystroke, and every tablet or smart phone selection that we make helps data collectors paint a picture about who we are. The digital footprints that individuals quietly and slowly create with the data trail can be useful to everyone from retailers to health care professionals to the government. During this interactive presentation, we will talk about the LEGALLEGAL NOTICE LEGALLEGAL NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE positive, negative, and uncertain implications of the era of Big Data, to include critical issues surrounding ROWLEY CONSERVATION ROWLEY CONSERVATION ROWLEY CONSERVATION ROWLEY CONSERVATION individual privacy and security. We COMMISSION COMMISSION COMMISSION COMMISSION will also discuss ways that individual HOUSE TOURS The Ipswich Museum, 54 South web users can minimize their online Main Street, Ipswich, opens the In accordance with thewith Wetlands In accordance with thewith Wetlands In accordance the Wetlands In accordance the Wetlandsfootprint. Heard and Whipple Houses for Protection Act, Mass. 131,G.L. 131, Protection Act, Mass. 131, Protection Act,G.L. Mass. Protection Act,G.L. Mass. G.L. 131, tours through October. Tours last CLASSICAL INFO NIGHT 30 minutes in each house. In the Section Section 40, as amended, and the and the 40, as amended, Section Section 40, as amended, and the 40, as amended, and the The Market Street Baptist Church, newly reinterpret Ted 1677 Whipple Town ofTown Rowley WetlandsWetlands Protec- Protecof Rowley Town ofTown Rowley WetlandsWetlands Protec- Protecof Rowley 37 Market Street, Amesbury is House, see how simply families tion Bylaw, PublicaHearing will will tion aBylaw, Public Hearing tion Bylaw, PublicaHearing will will tion aBylaw, Public Hearing hosting a Classical Conversations lived in Ipswich during the 17th be held on June 17,June 201417, 2014 be Tuesday, held on Tuesday, be held be on held Tuesday, June 17,June 201417, 2014 on Tuesday, information night on Tuesday, century. Conversely, in the 1800 at 7:45 PM at thePMTown Annex at 7:45 at theHall Town Hall Annex at 8:00 PM at the An-Hall An-June 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm. Heard House, see Dow paintings, at 8:00 PMTown at theHall Town Converstions is a classical Chinese export porcelain, decorative located atlocated 39 Central con- to conat 39 Street, CentraltoStreet, nex located at 39 Central Street, toStreet,Classical nex located at 39 Central to Christian homeschool program objects, documents and changing sider a Request to Determine sider a Request to Determine Appli- Appli- considerconsider a Request to Determine a Request to Determine for students ages 4-18 designed art and history exhibits related to application cability cability application filed by filed Jamesby James Applicability application Applicability application filed by filed byto equip students with the tools Ipswich history. Open Wednesdays for proposed soil evaluations Prime forPrime proposed soil evaluations Cynthia Cincotta for Cynthia Cincotta for proposedproposed soil soil of learning as well as encourage and Thursdays from 10-4; last tour forofdesign of a subsurface for design a subsurface sewage sewage evaluations forofdesign of a subsurevaluations for design a subsurand empower parents. Come at 3:30. Fridays 12-4; last tour at learn about the Classical model 3:30. Saturdays 11-5; last tour at system possibly disposaldisposal system possibly within within face sewage system posface sewage disposaldisposal system posof education. Discover how the 4:30. Sundays 1-4; last tour at 3:30. 100’Zone Bufferof Zone of Bordering siblythe within 100’Zone Buffer Zone the 100’the Buffer Bordering sibly within 100’the Buffer Contact your Advertising community can enhance, Price: Members free; non-members Vegetated at 212 Haverof Bordering Vegetated Vegetated WetlandsWetlands at 212 Haverof Bordering Vegetated WetlandsWetlandsClassical strengthen, and provide support for $7 for one house; $10 for both. Call Consultant today! hill(Map Street14,(Map 14, Parcel/Lot at 814 Haverhill Street5,(Map 5, your  homeschooling decision at all hill Street Parcel/Lot 1) in 1) in at 814 Haverhill Street (Map 978-356-2811 for more information 978-948-8696 • Parcel/Lot F: 978-948-2564 MA. Parcel/Lot 24) in Rowley, Rowley,Rowley, MA. P: 24) in Rowley, MA. MA. stages of learning. The new program or visit added is: CHALLENGE A  for ages 12 and up. RSVP to Crystal HATHA YOGA CLASS Doug Watson, Chair Doug Watson, Chair Doug Watson, Chair Doug Watson, Chair Withe at  crystalwithe@gmail. Students are led through a Conservation Commission Conservation Commission Rowley Rowley Conservation Commission RowleyRowley Conservation Commission com or  978-372-5739. series of stretches, strengthening

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Senior Scene Are You Living With a Silent Killer Inside You? incapacitated. His daughter called an ambulance and he was rushed to emergency surgery. AAA is a very serious condition that most people have never heard of. AAA is a balloon-like bulge in the body's main artery that can burst unexpectedly. The problem with AAA is there are no symptoms, and when the aneurysm ruptures, only 10 to 25 percent of people will survive. More than 1 million people are living with AAA and it's the third-leading cause of death in men 60 and older. The good news is that AAA can be managed and treated if found in time through a simple ultrasound screening test - so it's important for boomers to know the risk factors for themselves and their loved ones so they can ask their doctor about screening, if necessary. Today, Thomas feels very fortunate to have survived a ruptured AAA. He has partnered with a non-profit, AAAneurysm Outreach, to become an advocate for their ambassador program made possible by Medtronic, Inc. - spreading the word about AAA risk factors and the importance of screening. A quick and painless ultrasound screening of the abdomen, similar to a pregnancy ultrasound, can easily detect the condition. In just a few minutes, a doctor

can determine if AAA is present and if corrective action is necessary. The good news is at least 95 percent of AAAs can be successfully treated if detected prior to rupture through screening and most health plans cover AAA screening tests at no cost for people who fit the risk profile. So who is at greater risk of developing AAA? Risk factors associated with this condition include: • Age: Individuals 60 or older are most likely to develop this condition. • Gender: AAAs are between 5 to 10 times more common in men than in women. However, research shows AAA may be more deadly in women. • Family history: 15 percent of those with AAA have close relatives with the condition. • History of smoking: Tobacco users are eight times more likely to be affected than non-smokers. • Other health conditions: Including clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), high blood pressure (hypertension), and high cholesterol. "I want to urge others to learn about AAA and get screened if they are at risk. I didn't have that opportunity when I was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery," says Thomas. "It's important for others to know that a simple ultrasound screen can help save your life." If you or a loved one may be at risk for AAA, ask your doctor about a simple ultrasound screening. Visit to learn more.

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Leading the pack last year for the 5K was Ipswich High . Free Initial Consultation . Project Management “In the Field” Experience School standout Michael Riddle who crossed the finish line in a respectable 18:06 for a 5:50 per mile pace. The day's events include a 3.5k River Walk at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K and 10K at 10 a.m. The Kid's run will be at PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION All Types of Property Repairs 10:45 a.m. and is FREE to all participants who each receive a finisher's ribbon. T-shirts available to the first 200 runners to sign up.The Family Fun area includes face painting, balloons and races for the kids. No celebration is complete without food and the Rotary Club will be serving up hot dogs, soda from Mercury Brewing and other refreshments. Proceeds support the Ipswich Rotary Scholarship Fund for Ipswich and Triton students. To register go to or Listen to Kathryn’s real estate radio program every Friday at 8:05 am get an application at the Ipswich Y. on WNBP 1450 AM / 106.1 FM. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH Ipswich Town Hall Offices will be closed Thursday June 12 as GENERAL CONTRACTORS L.L.C. employees clean up and organize town records. Consultation to Project Completion RE/MAX Partners ♦ Andover, MA -----------------------------------------------------------. Carpentry . Masonry . Landscaping . Roofing 987-475-2100 office. Basements . Water Entry IPSWICH - Gregory Gagnon, former Fire Captain in Dracut, assumed the . All Phases of Construction . Commercial/Residential Kathryn O’Brien, M.Ed. post of Ipswich Fire Chief on June 2. Chief Gagnon was selected through a OVER 25 YEARS of . All Maintenance Work . All Types of Restorations series of interviews and an assessment center from a large field of qualified 978-465-1322 direct . Free Initial Consultation . 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Become part of a theatrical troupe that produces and performs the musical “Dinosaurs Before Dark”. “Dinosaurs Before Dark” is an adaptation of the first of Mary Pope Osborne’s award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. Check it out at! Bring the magic of live theater to young audiences, parents, friends and community with an end of camp performance. Students will also learn essential theatrical/ musical skills and be introduced to theater games that will increase their improvisational talents. So, come join your friends this summer, have fun and explore your creative and theatrical side. We are also planning to host a family night at the Prescott Park Arts Festival to see the production “Shrek the Musical”. Fun for the whole family! Check out their website at and we will keep you updated! Tuition $120.00 Open to grades 4 & 5 AND Dance Party at Newbury Elementary School: Love to dance? Interested in trying out some different styles? 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Sports The next step • is Sports to contact a “stuff” • andSports the experience can be trusted lender who will provide you with a written letter of “preapproval”. This most necessary piece of the puzzle will help you determine your most comfortable price range so you can zero in on certain properties and bypass those that do not fall within your comfort zone. The pre approval letter must accompany any offer you make and no seller would entertain an offer without such verification of funds by a valid lender. Mary has completed step one and is in the process of completing step two. The next step requires setting up a search for Mary based on the criteria she believes will meet her needs. Mary wants to live near her children who are located in surrounding towns. She wants at least two bedrooms in a single family home. Her “therapy” is gardening so a yard is a must. She has identified a dozen communities in which to search and for the time being she will scan the large volume of listings that come her way with such a wide search until she begins the process of elimination. While the search engines do their job, Mary can begin the process of transition from her present home. In her case, Mary has family with whom she can stay if her home sells before she finds her next home and in any market it is a far better scenario to have interim accommodations planned if at all possible. Preparing the home for sale involves “letting go” of many heavy yesterdays to make room for many lighter tomorrows. Rental companies will deliver a dumpster to your driveway and pick it up when it’s full. Some people approach the dumpster tentatively as if they can’t bear to part with “stuff”. However, once you start with tossing the old ruler you had in grammar school then progress to the rusted sled you meant to restore, something akin to metamorphosis begins to happen. You begin to feel less burdened by

exhilarating. You may need to be led away from the dumpster before there is nothing left to toss. Once the decluttering is done, the interior and exterior can be prepared and staged for marketing through photographs, videos, advertising and the consistent exposure that leads to a successful transaction. Although the process of transition can be stressful, it needn’t be overwhelming if you have professionals on whom you may rely every step of the way. You may be one of those folks who need to be led away from the dumpster before there is nothing left to move into your new home! Broker/REALTOR® Janet Hilton is a former practicing attorney and Intensive Care Unit R.N. who with her husband retired Lynn Fire Lieutenant George Hilton owns and operates Country Crossroads Realty Associates, LLC. For buying and selling North Shore real estate, call Janet directly at 781-405-4867 or visit www.countrycrossroadsrealty. com.


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When the inventory of available homes for sale remains low but the number of buyers has not diminished, it becomes more important than ever for a buyer to be in a position to act quickly if the right house comes along and is priced reasonably. Searching for a home is a full time job and few consumers have the kind of time it takes to spend several hours a day understanding and researching the real estate market while scheduling showings, doing drive bys and attending open houses. This week I met with a homeowner whose children have left the big beautiful home where she now lives alone. “Mary” works sixty hours per week and has little to no time for relaxation. Her home is immaculate both inside and out and her extensive landscaping is breathtaking. Mary does it all while her phone never stops. Mary wants to sell her home and buy a home that requires less maintenance. She had made this decision but she did not know where to begin and she has very little time as it is. The very thought of such upheaval in so tightly scheduled a life has her staring at the ceiling in the dark. Although every real estate scenario is unique, there are certain guidelines and roadmaps to help folks ease into and through the real estate market. One of the first steps is to contact a professional REALTOR® who can assist you with both the sale of your home and the purchase of your next home while protecting your interests and saving you very valuable time… if not your sanity.

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16 W Winkley St, Amesbury 5 room, 2 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 294 $229,900 $229,900 $229,900 16 Peabody St, Ipswich 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Bungalow 326 $255,000 $249,000 $269,000 31 Linden Cir, Georgetown 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 32 $284,900 $300,000 $284,900 90 Main St, Newbury/Byfield 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Cape 57 $309,900 $309,900 $309,900 25 Greenwood St, Amesbury 7 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 10 $311,000 $315,000 $311,000 21 Belmont St, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 73 $325,000 $307,000 $325,000 11 County St, Ipswich 8 room, 4 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 168 $309,000 $289,900 $339,000 17 Birch Ln, Ipswich 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 35 $369,000 $370,000 $369,000 545 Wethersfield St, Rowley 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 35 $369,900 $379,000 $369,900 10 Coleman Rd, Groveland 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Split Entry 19 $379,900 $379,900 $374,900 7 Samantha Way, Salisbury 9 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 20 $418,500 $420,000 $418,500 200 Dodge Rd, Rowley 6 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Gambrel /Dutch 45 $419,000 $415,000 $419,000 5 Pine Island Rd, Newbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Contemporary 12 $439,900 $439,900 $439,900 34 Church St, Merrimac 8 room, 5 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 52 $424,900 $400,000 $449,900 411 Ipswich Rd, Boxford 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 38 $454,900 $473,000 $454,900 22 Long Hill Rd, Rowley 7 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Contemporary 287 $419,900 $409,900 $455,000 2 Erin Rd, Amesbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 55 $459,900 $445,000 $459,900 43 Baldpate Rd, Georgetown 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 28 $469,900 $466,500 $469,900 13 Olde Taverne Ln, Amesbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 33 $475,000 $480,000 $475,000 40 North St, Georgetown 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 74 $459,000 $425,000 $479,900 9 16th St, Newbury/Plum Island 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Cottage 314 $493,900 $480,000 $493,900 56 Longfellow Dr, Newburyport 7 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Ranch 11 $499,900 $499,900 $499,900 11 Clay Ln, Rowley 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 325 $529,900 $515,000 $529,900 23 Everette Dr, Newburyport 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 46 $549,900 $555,000 $549,900 9 Melody Ln, Newbury/Plum Island 5 room, 2 bed, 3f 0h bath Cape 709 $549,900 $520,000 $549,900 2 Bayberry Ln, Georgetown 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 389 $539,000 $527,000 $559,000 60 Rowley Rd, Boxford 8 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Contemporary 232 $509,000 $490,000 $559,000 82 Ortins Rd, Hamilton 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial 44 $693,000 $699,000 $693,000 23 Oak Ledge Circle, Rowley 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 15 $699,900 $685,000 $699,900 367 Grapevine Rd, Wenham 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 348 $709,000 $690,000 $709,000 71 Choate St, Essex 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Contemporary 50 $779,000 $749,000 $779,000 13 Parish Ln, Boxford 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial 118 $799,000 $765,000 $799,000 12 Court St, Newburyport 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Greek Revival 15 $839,900 $825,000 $839,900 12 Comstock Ln, Topsfield 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 66 $849,000 $820,000 $849,000 74 Middle St, Newburyport 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 20 $889,900 $880,000 $889,900 9 Farrington Ln, Hamilton 12 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 72 $1,169,000 $1,125,000 $1,169,000 18 Greens Point Rd, Ipswich 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Colonial 358 $1,000,000 $975,000 $1,300,000 37 Newbury Neck Rd, Newbury 16 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Contemporary 124 $1,494,000 $1,362,000 $1,495,000 54 Lufkin St, Essex 10 room, 5 bed, 3f 1h bath Colonial 226 $2,225,000 $2,000,000 $2,225,000 Single Family Listings: 39 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,608.56 Avg. List$: $600,067 Avg. List$/SqFt: $229 Avg. DOM: 132.69 Avg. Sale$: $581,174 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $224 2014 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

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NEWBURYPORT - Garden Volunteers Needed at Maudslay State Park. Do you love gardening? If so, the Maudslay Garden Committee invites you to help take care of the historic flower gardens. Meet us in the Italian Garden at the park on Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport on any of the following Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00am: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26. For information call Stefanie at: 978-697-6884, email sshuf@MIT. EDU or visit -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - The YWCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course from June 23-27th to participants 15 years of age and older, and an American Red Cross Review Lifeguard Course from June 28-June 29. The rate for the full lifeguarding course is $300 for members, $350 for non-members, and the review course is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. To be eligible for the review course, participants must have a current lifeguarding certification. For more information or to register for either course, call (978) 465-9922, ext. 15. -----------------------------------------------------------PLUM ISLAND - Looking forward to Summer? So are we! Mark your calendars now to join us on the Island at PITA Hall for The Art of Summer, our fourth annual hosting of the Plum Island Art Festival presented by the members of the Saltbox Gallery during the weekend of July 11 – 13. This gala show will feature live demonstrations by sixteen renowned local artists who will be out-and-about creating images of familiar Plum Island scenes. Throughout the weekend, there will be paintings, hand-made jewelry and fine handcrafts on display and for sale at PITA Hall. An Artist’s Reception is planned for Friday evening, July 11th, 6 – 9PM. Sponsored by the Plum Island Grille and Vertical Solutions. Show hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10AM – 5PM. Free Parking. Don’t miss the Wet Paint Sale on Sunday! -----------------------------------------------------------REGIONAL - SAVE THE DATE! The third annual Pettengill Cup Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Ipswich Country Club. Registration begins at 12:30pm with a 1:30pm Shotgun Start. The individual golfer fee is $200 and there are many sponsorship opportunities ranging from a $100 tee sponsor up to a $3,000 Golf Cart Sponsor. The tournament will benefit The Pettengill House, Inc., a non-profit, community based social service agency that supports and empowers children and families by providing education, comprehensive case management and basic needs; and by coordinating community supports that contribute to individual and family stabilization, personal growth and development. 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Please call to pre-register @ 978 462-2412 -----------------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Defense Tactics/Self-Defense Class, Monday June 23rd @ 3:00 P.M. Join us for a 90 minute class that will cover Basic Safety, Statistics, Communication Skills, Warm-up, Self-defense Exercises, Cool down and a Question and Answer Period. Taught by the Essex Sheriffs Department Defensive Tactics Instructor Sgt. Laura Dow. We need 10 people minimum to present this class. Please call us for more information and to register. 978-462-2412 -----------------------------------------------------------SEABROOK - Fizz! Boom! Read! at the Seabrook Library this Summer - “Fizz! Boom! Read!” is the theme of the summer reading program at the Seabrook Library. Children will explore science and experiments (including robots and explosions!) through stories, songs, games and other activities. 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