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SALISBURY – Terry Kyrios can outline a great day for your family this summer. Play miniature golf among the the dinosaurs at Rangeway Golf, have a roast beef sandwich or a pizza slice By Stewart Lytle, Reporter at Simon's, relax with an ice cream ––––––––––––––––– cone and stop in the public library for few good books or videos. “I am certain we are the only public library operating in a mall in Massachusetts,” Kyrios, the head librarian, said. It is not permanent, but for a year or so, while the new library is under construction, the mall on Elm Street, Route 110, is home to about one third of the library's collections. That means there are about 10,000 Photo by Stewart Lytle books, magazines and videos to Kayla Sanders reads in the library with her mother, Eliza Sanders. A new Honey Dew Donuts shop select from, Kyrios said. Continued on page 3 will open in Georgetown this Saturday at 103 East Main. The Grand Opening will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st. The public is invited to By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– participate in the festivities, which to disband. will include fun and games for But last week Mayor Donna children and live music for everyone Holaday and the 11-member throughout the day. City Council took a different There will be a moon bounce, approach. The mayor nominated balloon artist and face painter. Bob Uhlig, a landscape architect Music will be provided by the and urban space planner and a Columbus Park Duo. long-time Newburyport resident, Dennis La Marco, who owns six to fill Dorfman's seat. The council other Honey Dew Donuts shops voted seven to four to confirm his on the North Shore of Mass., is appointment. excited about opening his seventh in The NRA is waiting on Gov. Georgetown. He has been looking Deval Patrick to nominate Shanley's for the right location for the popular replacement, but at least, for now, the donut shop for more than three often-beleaguered organization has years. enough members to hold meetings. “It is a nice town,” he said. And Uhlig said he is excited about he believes Georgetown is currently Photo by Stewart Lytle serving on the NRA board because The Merrimack River Waterfront. underserved by other donut and NEWBURYPORT – When Patty Authority earlier this year, there were of the “great opportunity” the breakfast shops. Dorfman and James Shanley resigned renewed calls for the controversial community has to create something La Marco also operates three Honey as members of the five-member agency, which owns 4.2 prime acres special on the waterfront. Dew Donuts in Wakefield, plus ones Continued on page 3 Newburyport Redevelopment on the Merrimack River waterfront, in Stoneham, Melrose and Danvers.

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As a group, the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library embraces the core values of literacy and lifelong learning, and supports the public library in its mission to provide access to these. With those goals in mind, the Friends raise money to fund all the programming at the library. Author visits, parenting workshops, crafting programs, genealogy programs, summer reading programs, and free or reduced admission passes to area museums and attractions – all of these and more are provided by funds the Friends raise through secondhand bookshop sales and paid memberships. May was Friends month at the APL, the time of the year when we encourage patrons and community members to “Be a Friend” by investing in a Friends’ membership. Membership fees allow the wonderful offerings to continue. We at the Friends are so grateful for this year’s outpouring of support from the Amesbury community. To say “thank you” to our patrons for joining or renewing memberships in May, the Friends arranged a Local Authors Love Libraries! Saturday morning lecture series, and a fantastic local mystery author panel at our Annual Celebration evening. Many people worked hard to bring the Saturday series and the Annual Celebration to our public, and I would like to thank them as well. For devoting significant time at the library discussing their novels, their work, and the art and craft of writing, I thank: Anne Easter Smith, Holly Robinson, Carla Panciera, Margie Walker, James Sullivan, Linda Baletsa, Joel Brown, Elisabeth Elo, Edith Maxwell, and Tempa Pagel. A round of applause must go to choral director Susanne Meyer and the AHS Rhythmics for providing excellent a cappella entertainment. Two more high school student volunteers, Tom Howley and Kira Hazelwood, brought enthusiasm to the hard work of setting up the library The Town Common Courtesy Photo to accommodate the 50 or so guests present at our celebration. Thank you Coaches: Tim White & Rick Gardella Back Row: Jack Dixon, Ricky Gardella, both for your strength and willingness to help. Chris Colby, Ethan Tracy, Thomas White Front Row: Griffin Dupuis & Nick Thanks to the seven community members who donated delicious home Guglielmi baked treats for our refreshment table. Thanks also to those who donated cold drinks and paper goods. Cynthia Costello and Marie Messner kept the dessert table looking pretty and greeted everyone with warm smiles. Thanks, ladies, for your help. I give a huge thank you to Library Director Erin Matlin and her entire staff for welcoming so many speakers and patrons into the library during May with good humor and grace. Thank you to the finest group of volunteers I have ever worked with, my Friends board: Carol Feingold, vice president; Janet Geanoulis, treasurer; secretaries Dianne Cole, Alison Kelley, and Pam Gilday; and the Friends Book Shop Manager, Christine Conant. Thanks also to regular meeting attendees Barbara Bell, Priscilla Jones, and Billie Porter for all their help with special events planning and for their work in the bookshop. Congratulations to membership raffle winners Rosemary Piper, 1st prize; Anne Verret-Speck, 2nd prize; and Donna Collins, 3rd prize. With the help of such a vast and dedicated team of public library supporters behind us, the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library will continue to show the library in its best light, as a vibrant cultural center and beloved community gathering place.

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In many ways the library is functioning much as it did before it moved into its temporary space. The book club still meets once a month. Patrons use the library's computers and Internet connection to stay in touch for business and fun. The children's summer program will go as usual. And there are stacks and stacks in the back of the temporary library for teens and adults to find a few good books this summer. “It's nice and cozy,” Kyrios said. The old 3,000-square-foot library, which the town had outgrown, is being torn down, and a new 17,000square-foot library is being built on the same footprint on Salisbury Green. Town officials broke ground this month, and Castagna Construction of Newburyport, which has built libraries in Wakefield, Groton and Andover, began last week erecting fencing and removing asbestos from the old library in advance of demolishing it. “It's happening,” Kyrios said, reflecting on the long planning process that she, her board and staff and town officials have gone through to get to this milestone. The new, two-story library, which will cost about $7.5 million,

is expected to be completed in September 2015, just in time for the town to celebrate the library's 130th birthday. The project has had more than $700,000 in contributions from local businesses, foundations and residents. It is also receiving a state grant of $3.8 million or about 55 percent of the total cost. The balance was approved by a nearly unanimous vote by the Town Meeting last May. “The library is the heart of the community, and it will stay in the center of town,” Kyrios said. When the library conducted surveys of town residents, four wishes were pervasive. The residents wanted the library to stay on Salisbury Green. They also wanted the library to maintain its smalltown appearance and atmosphere, but they also wanted the library to be larger. And in the process of enlarging the library, don't lose any trees, residents said. Saving the trees in the heart of town was the reason the library had to be redesigned from a one to a two-story building, Kyrios said. When the library moves into the new building, the approximately 30,000 items it owns, the majority of which are in storage during

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He commended his predecessors on the NRA board for moving the process along. As an expert in working through the public process, he believes much can and will be accomplished. “It may not be perfect, but we will get somewhere,” Uhlig said. NRA chairman Tom Salemi said he was thrilled with Uhlig's appointment, calling him a “world class” urban planner. “He is just what we need. We are happy to have him.” Uhlig, president of Halvorson Design Partnership since 1986, has more than 25 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design, ranging from urban parks and streetscapes to corporate, institutional and campus landscapes. Halvorson is very familiar with how urban green spaces should be used. It helped create a Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston, which gives an in-depth look, from a landscape architecture point of view, at Boston's green spaces. The firm has extensive experience with the Charles River waterfront in Boston. Uhlig is a tour guide for the Charles River neighborhood, which features many Halvorson Design projects. According to his corporate biography, Uhlig is “especially skilled at project management and design leadership on sophisticated multidisciplinary projects that

require complex technical solutions. His greatest satisfaction is working on collaborative projects involving the incorporation of art and architecture into the landscape.” Uhlig said he does not have a fixed vision of what the waterfront should look like. He does believe that there is not enough year-round activities at the waterfront, particularly what he called “activation” on the edges of the green space. In addition, he said he is determined to improve the gravel parking lots. Salemi said with Uhlig's appointment the NRA board could move ahead with a formal meeting between it and the City Council to see where the city wants to go in developing the waterfront. The NRA and city officials have been trying for decades to devise a plan to improve the waterfront, now a largely passive green space with parking lots that most agree are unattractive. The NRA hired an urban planning firm, Union Studios, to design what the waterfront should look like and how to pay for it. That design, which would have brought in a developer to build three, three-story mixedused buildings with underground parking, has been sharply criticized by those who want to keep the space open. Salemi said Uhlig is very familiar with Newburyport politics and


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Community Announcements AMESBURY - Mayor Ken Gray announced that the City of Amesbury has secured $250,000 for the improvement of playground facilities at the Amesbury Town Park and the Collins Avenue Park through funding provided by the Connections Commonwealth’s Our CommonCommunity Backyards Grant Program. Of that quarter of a million dollars, $200,000 will come directly from the grant program, while $25,000 will be provided from a prior City Council authorization, and an additional $25,000 will be provided through fundraising and in-kind services. Plans call for a spray park installation at the Town Park, and playground improvements for the Collins Avenue Park. “The spray park has the potential to be a big attraction,â€? Gray said, “I think it could really be an asset to the community.â€? The Mayor indicated that the projects support the work of dedicated residents who volunteer through organizations such as the Park Renovation Committee and the Amesbury Improvement Association. “The Park Renovation Committee, the Amesbury Improvement Association, and residents from across the City •have volunteered a lot of time toward improving our neighborhood playgrounds,â€? Gray said. “This funding will complement their continued efforts to enhance these community landmarks.â€? For more information, please contact Mayor’s Aide Evan Kenney at 978388-8121 • • -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Market Street Baptist Church is hosting a 4-day Junior Church Basketball Camp for both girls & boys ages 5-9 years on July 7-10 from 9:00 am - 12 noon to be held at the Seventh Day Adventist School, 285 Main Avenue, South Hampton NH. The 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 is requested to help defray expenses. Please make check payable to: MSBC and make a note: BBall. Open to the public. All are welcome. To register contact the church office at 978-388-0930 or email: msbcsec@ -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Amesbury Council on Aging is in search of volunteers to assist in several different areas. If you are interested please stop by and pick up a volunteer packet. For More information please feel free to call and speak with Jean Marie, Volunteer Coordinator 978 388 8138. Areas of need: 1. Friendly Visitors: The COA is searching for adult volunteers to join us in helping caregivers and people who are frail. Friendly visitors are paired with homebound adults who are older or frail and have scheduled visit with them 1-3 times per week/1h-3 hours. This is to help with socialization, meeting the individual’s social needs, helping caregivers, and on occasion running local errands to pick up items such as groceries (no transporting of people in your vehicle). For More information please feel free to call and speak with Lee Ford Friendly Visitor Coordinator 978 388 8138 (office hours are Friday mornings) or email 2. COA Board Members- must be an Amesbury resident, wanting to be involved in making the senior Community Center the best it can be. If you have a skill that you feel may be helpful please call us and/or stop by we may be able to utilize your talent. Thank you for your support. -----------------------------------------------------------BYFIELD - The Byfield Music and Arts Festival is looking for artists and crafters to participate in a family-friendly festival on June 28, 2014. There will be music by national and regional performers, children's entertainers, artists and crafters, and food and beverage vendors. This event will be held at Manter Field in Byfield, MA, minutes from route 95. Please call the Byfield Community Arts Center at 978-463-3335 or go to the festival website at www. for more information. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - Fizz! Boom! Read! Programs explode at the Ipswich Public Library this summer. The Ipswich Public Library Children’s Room will participate in the Massachusetts Library Summer Reading Program theme of Fizz! Boom! Read! Two cool programs to start the summer require registration by visiting the Ipswich Public Library at 25 North Main Street or by calling the Children’s Room at 978-412-8713. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library and are free of charge. Spaces are limited in both programs so please register as soon as possible. On Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m., Cynde McInnis, owner of the Whalemobile and education director of the Cape Ann Whale Watch, will be in the gym of Ipswich Town Hall with Nile, a life-sized inflatable

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Once you reach your goal, check in with the library and in September you will receive a special prize from the TheJewelry, North Shore’s Inde Furniture, Gold, Sterling Silver, Costume Watches, AnythingLargest Old, Fair. Thanks to the generosity of the Topsfield Fair, the prize packet includes one Admission ticket (for readers Entire Estates, Prints, Paintings, Swords, Military Items, Coins, Oriental Rugs 8 and over, children under 8 are admitted free), one hot dog and drink voucher to be redeemed at the Fair, two ride tickets and a Read and Win Ribbon. Monday, July 14 at 2 p.m. stop by the library for a performance 67 MAIN ST, ESSEX 508-633-4858 by Sciencetellers. More details to follow about this program where the science of Fire and Ice is told in a tale . of Dragons and Dreams using experiments with flash paper, exploding bottles, dry ice and more. Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. is a favorite program sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Board of Trustees with the celebration of Vehicle Day. Police, fire, rescue and construction vehicles are available for children to see close up, followed by a hot dog picnic. When you register for the summer program pick up a calendar that will include dates and times for the following programs: Monday nights at 6 p.m. Pajama Story Times with special guest readers. Federal, State, Local Regulatory Assistance Kate Dwyer from Cuvilly will present the first program on July 7 and Kelly Wing and Carron Riddle from Wetland/Aquatic Resource Delineator Ascension Preschool will host the July 14 program. Tasia Knudsen and Julie Jillson from Small World Nursery Functional Assessment & Wildlife Habitat Assessment School will share stories on July 21. Watch for other special guests throughout the summer, including dates to be Wetland/Stream Restoration & Permitting/Enforcement Strategies announced of visits by the Doyon and Winthrop Kindergarten teachers. Mother Goose on the Loose, the really W Expert Witness Services & Third Party Confidential Reviews fun program for Newborns through Two-year-olds and their caregivers, will be visiting the Birth to Three Center for six Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. throughout the summer - on July 8, 15 and 22 as well as Aug. 5, 12 and 19. Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Mother Goose on the Loose will meet in the Collins Room of the library every Friday morning at 10 a.m. - except 978-948-8696 • • for the Fourth of July. Families with newborns to 4-year-olds can participate in their own reading initiative with 16 High St, Merrimac charts to document their literacy activities. There will be a prize for families who complete all of the suggested 508-783-6026 Effective Strategies, activities on the chart. Sign up and pick up a chart at any time now at the library. Book Clubs for the older E readers continue through the summer with Maureen Fay. Rising Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth graders will Sensible Solutions meet on scheduled Tuesday nights. All Sixth grade students in the Ipswich Middle School are required to read Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, during the summer. Maureen Fay will host a discussion of the book on Tuesday night August 19 at 6:30. Maureen Fay will also be introducing The Gettysburg Address Challenge for rising Third through Eighth Graders on Tuesday nights. Stop by the library for more information about this unique historical offering. Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. children ages 3 – 6 can participate at the Wednesday Morning Chill. Laurie Collins will read a few books with the children and then show a Scholastic Video by the same author on the projection system in the Collins Room. Popsicles will be served. On Wednesday nights Betsy Johnson will play host to Bingo and Movie nights. Bingo on July 9, 23, and August 6 at 6:30. Movie night will be July 16, 30, and August 20 starting at 6 p.m. Visit the library for 978-948-8696 • www.thetowncommon more details about the weekly Photography Contest – winner’s photos appear in the Ipswich Chronicle and for information about a Writing Workshop for rising 7th to 9th graders for four weeks beginning July 9 and a writing group for rising 5th and 6th graders in August. Every Thursday morning from 10 to noon stop by for the Drop In Craft with Michelle Guvendiren for cool and clever and some scientific crafts. Children under For HOME Buyers or Sellers 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. 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AYLA BROWN Country comes to Byfield! Award winning Ayla Brown comes to the Byfield Community Arts Center on June 21, 2014. Doors open at 7:00pm on June 21. Admission is $15 at the door or $10 with a non-perishable food item. These items will be given to area veterans FARM TO TABLE in recognition of Ayla Brown's POINT SHORE AREA GARDEN You can't get any fresher than upcoming USO tour. The Byfield TOUR See Saturday, June 21st. food picked from the fields the day Community Arts Center is located it is served and that is what is on at 7 Central Street, Byfield, MA. The Continued on page 12

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