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October 3 - 9, 2012 • Vol. 8, No. 48

Managing Chronic Diseases By Stewart Lytle, Reporter –––––––––––––––––

REGIONAL – Sheri Bowland suffers with type 2 diabetes, her blood sugar was too high and her weight put her at serious risk of losing her sight, possibly a foot or leg or even her life. At only 32, the Lowell woman had received her final warning from her doctor before having to choose among surgical interventions. Bowland had tried so many diets and lifestyle programs to make her health better, but “nothing worked,” she had told her health professionals. The Town Common Courtesy Photo Then she heard about a Group Shot of leaders, including Susan Poludniak, Healthy Living Program Diabetes Self Management Manager.

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German for A Day By Stewart Lytle, Reporter –––––––––––––––––

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Program offered by the Healthy Living Center of Excellence, a collaborative venture of the Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and Hebrew Senior Life, a medical provider. Bowland's first thought: “This won’t work either.” But she was desperate to make a change, she decided to try the program. “I honestly thought the program would be the same, but it wasn’t. I felt an immediate connection with the facilitators and a comfort level with all the other participants,” Bowland said.

NEWBURYPORT – Just like everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, when it is Oktoberfest, everybody is German, said Ron Warren, the president and only original member of the Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band. The 12-piece traditional German band, which has played every Oktoberfest since it was founded in Saugus in 1968, is bringing its 2,700-song repertoire to play at the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce's Oktoberfest on Oct. 13. “We have played four times, I think, at the Masons' Oktoberfest. We always had a good turnout of real Germans,” Warren said. “We are looking forward to playing again in Newburyport.” Alex Graf, who flew weekly to Germany for years as a flight attendant for American Airlines, Alex Graf (r) and her daughter, Daphne (left).

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said she is very familiar with the original Oktoberfest in Munich. She believes the Newburyport Oktoberfest in the “best in New England.” The Oktoberfest, which costs $5 for everyone 21 and older, will feature a beer garden under a tent and several children's rides and games. Alex and Bob Graf own SCHNITZels & GIGGLES, a German food vendor, which is returning for a second year, serving Bob's made-from-scratch bratwurst, plus a couple of schnitzels. “Last year was out of this world,” Alex Graf recalls. “It was crazy busy.” And the event ran out of beer, said Bob Graf, who prefers cooking to talking. The Grafs also ran low on Continued on page 3

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On behalf of the board of directors, advisory members, staff and volunteers of The Pettengill House, Inc., I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire community for their support over the past year. Your commitment and dedication enabled us to have a positive impact on the lives of over 3,400 local adults, children and families. And, as intense as the year was we move forward celebrating success, growth and progress! During FY 2012 with community support key achievements included: • Comprehensive Case Management, Advocacy, Interventions and Support Services to 3,454 clients (2,173 adults and 1,281 children ,625 of whom were deemed homeless) • 52 Home Assessments and Interventions • Distribution of 525 backpacks and school supplies (7 year total 2,982) • School Link Service Supports to 350 students and their families within the Amesbury School District • 114,174 meals provided through Pettengill food pantry and Saturday Night Meals program • Mass Health and Food Stamps applications completed on behalf of 71 adults and 93 children • Distribution of 515 winter coats (6 year total 2,600) • Distribution of 72 holiday gifts to area children and teens • Emergency Assistance supports in the amount of $77,048.42 • Success of Pettengill Transitional Housing Program, partnering with Amesbury Housing Authority • Success of Elder Women Assistance Program, partnering with Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Women, Inc. As you may know Pettengill House is a non-profit, grassroots lead social service agency, which provides an array of support services and interventions within the local communities of Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury, Massachusetts. The mission of Pettengill House is to support and empower 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. Please know that our joint commitment and collaboration has a direct and lasting impact on the lives of many. Thank you so very, very much. Peace and Grace, For further information on Pettengill House or to make a donation LeAnne Plummer, Jan Juntunen. Pastors Rusty Davis & Gwyneth Arrison call 978 463-8801 or visit our new and improved website at www. and review our FY 2012 Year End Report to see the impact of your generosity. First Congregational

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This year the East Parish United Methodist Church/ Merrimacport United Methodist Church Ecumenical Vacation Bible Camp theme was: “SKY.” VBC is a joint effort of members of EPUMC, MUMC and other local churches. This year, 102 campers, 40 adults and 3 Senior High students had a most blessed week at Camp Maude Eaton in Andover. In addition to the joy of the week-long retreat learning to follow Jesus, our mission projects provided food and school supplies for the Pettengill House and money to the United Methodist Committee on Relief ( UMCOR) “Imagine No Malaria” program which provides sleeping nets to families in Africa. Many thanks to these generous neighbors: The Newburyport 5/c Savings Bank, , The Juntunen Family, Clifford and Allison Martellini, Tom’s Discount, Mark Filtranti, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Salisbury Dairy Queen, The Winner’s Circle, Tokyo Joe’s of Salisbury, Steve and Barbara Webber, and the Salter Transportation Co. Our volunteer staff spent all or most of the week at the camp and countless hours preparing the path: Pastor Rusty Davis, Pastor Gwyneth Arrison, Jan Juntunen, Sue and Sean Mitchell, LeAnne and Jason Plummer, Malory Sanders, , Cathy Boyce, Lucy Blanchard, Frank and Janet Crump, Eric Stucker, Leah Trustle, Denise Hudson, Ally Ralston, Jordan Copeland, Harbormaster Ray Pike, Sue Bateman, Mike, Dawn and Courtney and Bonnie Roberge, Cindy Lind, Johnna DiFronzo, Our Camp Gramp, Al Fisher, Cindy Krafton, Jane and Emily Sample, Jessica Fowler, Lauri Paszko, Karen Benson, Tina Currier, Sherri Lyn Delong, Darcy Graham, Martha Tatro, Twenty-eight of our campers were 7th and 8th graders and served as Counselors in Training. They put their love of the Lord into action by committing their willing hearts and hands. We spent the week learning to trust God no matter what other people do or say, no matter where we are, no matter who we are, and no matter what happens. God looks on the heart. We put or faith in Jesus and trust God. Area churches are starting Sunday School classes. Now is the perfect time to continue your own path with God. To build your relationship with God we offer this advice: go to church regularly, read the Bible, pray without ceasing. Now… pick a church and sign up for Sunday School!

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Sharing the same illness with the other people in the class, she gained more motivation than she had before to make changes in her lifestyle. The Diabetes Self Management program is a spin off of another Healthy Living Center of Excellence program, the Chronic Disease Self Help Program, which is designed to help patients cope with a variety of chronic diseases. The program is being offered this month in Newburyport and Amesbury. In conjunction with Anna Jaques Hospital and the YWCA of Newburyport, the Chronic Disease Self Help Management program and the Diabetes Self Help Management program are six-week courses where participants spend two and a half hours one day a week learning to deal with all aspects of their disease. The programs also have about 20 minutes of friendship-buiilding, social time. Developed by Stanford University, the programs are administered not by medical personnel, but rather trained leaders who guide patients in an interactive format to understand the cope with stress, avoiding complications of the disease related to diet and medication and closely monitoring their condition. The diseases addressed include

arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic back pain, chronic fatigue, COPD, fibromyalgia, heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson's and strokes. The programs, led by two leaders, are designed to promote confidence, improve physical activity and reduce falls, which is the top cause of senior hospitalization. They also help participants make decisions, manage pain and fatigue, breathe better, eat better and control weight, communicate better with family and caregivers and deal with depression that often accompanies chronic diseases. Finally the programs help participants plan for the future and set goals. “Lots of people don't want the programs to be over,” said Susan Poludniak, the manager of chronic disease self help management programs and a registered dietician. “They organize ad hoc group” to continue meeting together as a support group once the program is over. “It's pretty amazing how you see people change. It is very cool,” said Pati Fernandez, the director of development for the Elder Services. Stanford, monitoring 1,000 participants of the selfmanagement programs, found those who joined the programs

gained in self confidence and developed a stronger sense of well being. They also were more empowered to manage their disease better themselves. Funded by a state grant, the programs are offered at no cost to the participants. Bowland saw dramatic results from participating in the diabetes program. She began to eat more nutritiously, increased her exercise and learned to create attainable goals and celebrate small successes each week. To her surprise, during the sixweek course, she lost 40 pounds and lowered her average blood sugar readings from 14.4 to 7.9. Normal blood sugar reading is below 7. The program at the Newburyport YWCA runs from Oct. 24 to Nov 28 on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The program in Amesbury will be at the new Council on Aging building, 68 Elm Street, from Oct. 11 to Nov. 15 on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register for the Newburyport workshop or for more information, call Connie Grasso at 978-465-9922 x44. For the Amesbury program, call Doreen Brothers at 978-3888138/ For more information, visit the web site, www.healthyliving4me. org.

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supplies, sending volunteers and family members to the grocery store to buy more bread. “We will be more prepared this year,” she said. The Grafs are not only bringing more food, but more servers in addition to her children. The Oktoberfest will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Cashman Park on the Merrimack River. The chamber describes it is as a fun, family friendly event that features traditional German food, music and craft beers in the beer tent. There will be games and activities for all ages, plus several German racing cars will be on hand. A silent auction will include two rides in race cars at the track at Loudon, NH. Traditionally Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer in Munich, Germany. It runs from late September to the first weekend in October. As one of the most famous events in Germany, Oktoberfest is the world's largest fair with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year to

descend on the giant beer tents. Oktoberfest originated in 1810, when Germany's Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates. The festival was eventually prolonged and moved back to September to have warmer weather. Today, the last day of the festival is the first Sunday in October. In Newburyport last year, the festival enjoyed a perfect weather day, Alex Graf said. To accomodate the larger crowd, the event is now moved to Cashman Park, where there is a much more space and a children's playground. Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band prides itself in being “no small omp-pah band,” but an authentic German Oktoberfest band. “People who have been to Munich during Oktoberfest tell us it is just like being in Munich,” Warren said. Warren invites every German and would-be German to join

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October 3 - 9, 01 with any questions. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th FLEA MARKET Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St, Newburyport MA, will be hosting a Fall Flea Market on Saturday, October 6 from 8 am – 2pm. This is a great location with plenty of visibility. The public is invited. Spaces with one (1) table are available for $20. Rain date, October 13th. Don't miss the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items, make some money and support Belleville Church. Dealers and Crafters are also welcome. For more information or to reserve a table please contact Kelly Burke-Anderson at kelburand@ or 617-605-7524. (leave a message and we will get back to you) FALL MIGRANTS IN BOSTON Yes, there are birds in Boston! Education Coordinator Dave Larson leads this trip to the Fenway’s Victory Gardens, Post Office Square, the Public Gardens, and more. Saturday, October 6, 8:00 am-4:00 pm Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. $44. Preregistration is required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www. SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING Join our experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels. Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 9:00-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Adults $10; Children ages 8 and up $7. No preregistration required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www. ELECTRONIC RECYCLE DAY The Amesbury Lions Club are excited to announce their bi-annual Community Electronic Recycle Day to be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23 Noel Street from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We have special discounts for Senior Citizens and Disabled Adults who register with the Council on Aging by calling 978-388-8138. The Lions will also be collecting nonperishable food and toiletry items for distribution by Our Neighbor’s Table Food Pantry. The need is great in our community, so please give generously to this great cause. Monetary donations also gratefully accepted. Call 978-388-0327 or go to October 6th on the calendar of events at www. for a flyer or pick up. Individuals who would like to request a pick up must call no later than Friday, October 5th.

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IPSWICH CHOWDERFEST The Ipswich LIONS club will be offering their annual Chowder Festival on October 6th from 12 to 3P.M.. This year’s event will be held in the lot (behind the Commuter Rail Station) next to EBSCO Publishing off Market Street in Ipswich. Authentic Ipswich Clam Chowder will be offered by area restaurants. In addition, there will be music, activities for children and the whole family as well as celebrity appearances. The LIONS club EYEMOBILE will be available for eye and blood pressure screenings. All proceeds go to local causes and the support of clinics and research into sight and hearing loss. Help the world’s largest service organization continue this important work.

WHIPPLE HOUSE TOUR October 6: Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, in conjunction with North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Escapes North program, participates in 17th Century Saturdays on the first Saturday of every month through October. This last program allows visitors to enjoy an aspect of 17th century colonial life. See the almost completed authentic reproduction 1657 Alexander Knight House, where volunteers have used period tools and construction methods. Whipple House tour $7; both Heard and Whipple House tours $10. CONSIGNMENT STORE OPEN HOUSE! Light refreshments all day! Fab Finds & Designs is a wonderful consignment store where you will find quality furniture and exciting unique items at great prices. They also cater to local designers, decorators, and home stagers. Fab Finds & Designs offers a great way to recycle any items you may have and they will sell it for you and you make money! Almost everyone comments that upon entering Fab Finds & Designs they are glad they came and their reasonable prices bring locals back again and again offering a guilt-free way to redecorate in style! Please join Fab Finds & Designs for their open house. Just drop in any time Sat or Sun from 11 am to 5 pm Oct 6th and Oct 7th. Their staff is a joy to meet as well and a great place to meet others! 317 Haverhill Street (just across the intersection from Agawam Diner/Rt 1 on Rt 133.) 978-407-3378

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This group meets weekly at the Senior Community For Center on Mondays at 10am in the Institution For Savings Arts and Creativity Room. Some of our distribution sights are Sale • Care center, Amesbury Fire/Police The Amesbury Holiday Program, Pettingill house, DCF Haverhill office, Pregnancy departments. If you are interested in making or receiving these blankets please contact Beverly Drew 978 852 3042 , Project Manger for Blankets 4 Kids -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Amesbury Holiday Program has been helping • Amesbury families in need • of a little extra support to provide gifts at Christmas time for the past 23 years. The volunteers for the Amesbury Holiday Program will be conducting sign up sessions for the parents/caretakers at the office of Community Action, 44 Friend Street on the following dates: Tuesday, October 9, 16 & 23 from 5:30-7:30pm; Thursday, Oct 11,18 and 25 from 8:30-10:30am and 5:30-7:30pm and Friday, Oct 12 & 19, from 8:30-10:30am. Parents must bring with them the following information: Amesbury residency confirmation (utility bill, tenant contract, etc); income confirmaation (last 4 pay stubs, unemployment or disability info); birth certificate for each child under the age of 18 years, gift requests, clothing and shoe sizes. Any questions, please call Raelene at 978-388-0626. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY – 3rd Annual Pumpkin Chucking Fest on Sunday, October 14th, 1-5 at Amesbury Sports Park. Fundraiser for Coastal Connections, Inc. Hosted by Merrimac Tool, Co & Kramer Scientific LL. Coastal Connections Craft Fair on site from 9am to 5pm. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Bartlett Museum currently has several vacancies on its Board of Directors for volunteers for a oneyear term seat and also for a secretary to take meeting minutes. The Board is looking for adult nominees who have an interest in organization, history, museums, collections, artifacts, genealogists, programs and fundraising. The Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm to discuss policy issues and to participate in the planning for the museum and its collections. Meetings from May to September are held at the Museum, 270 Main Street, Amesbury and from October to April held at the Newburyport 5 Bank Meeting room, Friend Street, Amesbury. In addition, board members have an opportunity to serve on various committees dealing with fundraising, membership, renovations and programs. If interested, please call Tony at 978-462-6110. Located on 270 Main Street in Amesbury the Bartlett is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. This 1870 Italianate style "Ferry School" house features local history in the carriage industry, old maps, and mementos, a collection of prehistoric and Native American artifacts, memorabilia from Colonial, Federal and Victorian periods, a Natural History Room featuring birds, shells and fossils, an original vintage schoolroom and a carriage shed. Visit us on and -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Amesbury Cultural Council is looking for volunteers who would like to serve on the local council. Our goal is to help foster and promote the cultural enjoyment and enrichment of our citizens through local and regional arts and cultural events and programs. If interested, please contact the Amesbury Town Hall for an application or visit the town website to download a form. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Amesbury Cultural Council requests interested community members and/or groups to apply for grants that support cultural activities within the community. Oct. 15th is the application deadline. These grants can support exhibits, festivals, short term residencies, performances in schools, workshops and lectures. Each year local councils award monies to many groups, ranging from school field trips and enriching activities, after school programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music and film just to name a few. Local Cultural Council projects take place in schools, libraries, community centers, elder care facilities, parks, town halls and wherever communities come together. The Massachusetts Cultural Council receives funding from the state, which it in turn distributes to the Local Cultural Councils, primarily for grant funding which helps to achieve some of the above stated programs. The mission of the Amesbury Cultural Council is “to promote cultural activities, the arts and interpretive sciences through financial support and community education. Applications are downloadable on our website: http://www.amesburyculturalcouncil. org/ Since submitted applicant information must be typed, accessing either the pdf or doc version of the application will allow the applicant to complete the form on a computer. All applicants must submit an original and nine photocopies of the application documents. Applications must include specific date, time, sponsor for event and specific number of Amesbury residents participating in the event. All applications are due by Oct. 15 to the Amesbury Cultural Council, Amesbury Town Hall, 62 Friend St., Amesbury, Ma. 01913. Please contact for any questions. -----------------------------------------------------------BYFIELD - The Community United Methodist Church of Byfield, 11 Central Street, Byfield, has a community food pantry open to all Newbury/Byfield residents. The pantry is open every Thursday from 4-6:30pm. If you are in need or know of somebody who is, please know that this resource is here for everyone. If you need to make other arrangements please call the church office at 978-465-5946. Every second and fourth Thursday of the month the Community United Methodist Church of Byfield gathers at one of the two elderly housing communities in Byfield for a light supper. The church brings food and we all share in a time of fellowship around the table with the residents and anybody else who comes. These meals are open to everybody. If you would like to come, just show up! The second Thursday finds us at Oak Ridge, 84 Main Street and the fourth Thursday is at Quaker Hill, 115 Main Street. 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TAKE A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE: TIDE POOL TREASURE HUNT Spend quality time with your family as Lisa Hutchings takes you on eye-opening experiences in our natural neighborhood. This month, we go out to look at tide pools. For families with children ages 7 through 11. Sunday, October 7, 9:00-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Adults $11; Children $8. Preregistration is required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www.

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LOUDON, NH Following up an exciting weekend of racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 22nd and 23rd, the 'Race to the Chase' moved to Dover, Delaware. Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Sprint Cup car leads the CocaCola Family with his 5th win of 2012. Looking for his first Sprint Cup title, Hamlin's outlook on moving from the paved track of the 'Magic Mile' to the concrete "Monster Mile" is, "You know, how we've run [at Dover], we've been more cold than hot. But I have had some races where I was pretty competitive. So I mean, just all it takes is us to hit on one thing that identifies, OK, that's what makes me comfortable around this track, and if we can find that, we are going to treat it just like any other weekend that we have a great shot to win. It's just finding that thing. We typically practice a little bit better, a lot better, than what we race, so it's transferring all that information and talking to my teammates about what I need to do in the race to be better. You know, people have their Achilles' heel, and for me, in the course of my career, Dover has been it." Gaining momentum from the NHMS win gave the #11 team a big enough push to take the pole at Dover, qualifying first for Sunday's race. Joe Gibbs was joined and congratulated by former JGR Sprint Cup Champions Dale Jarrett, Bobby LaBonte, and Tony Stewart in NHMS Victory Lane to congratulate him on a 100th milestone Sprint Cup victory.

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Continued from page 10 ROWLEY – This week: Adagio Dance Studio - FREE CLASSES for children and adults. Choose a class off the current class schedule and try it a at no cost to you !! SO bring a friend and get ready to learn some tricks. Meeting new people, and making new friends! For more information contact the studio at 978-948-7900. 319 Newbury Turnpike, Rowley. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Local Talent in the Spotlight - Visit the Rowley Public Library this month to view works by local artist Linda Balek. Linda has been displaying her paintings for the past 20 years, first working in acrylic and later switching to oil. Her subjects have ranged from portraits to animals to landscapes. Her art will be on exhibit through the month of October. The library, which is located at 141 Main Street in Rowley, is fully accessible. For more information, call 978-948-2850. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - The Rowley Cultural Council is accepting grant applications for public programs that promote access, education, diversity and excellence in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences in the community. The deadline for grant applications is October 15. Mail applications to Rowley Cultural Council, P.O. Box 275, Rowley, MA 01969. For more application information contact Nancy Hill at 978-948-8158. To learn more about the Local Cultural Council opportunities, forms and requirements, go to -----------------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society is overloaded with cats and kittens. We are desperately seeking new adoptive families and foster families to help with our situation. Just this past weekend we had a mom cat and her litter of kittens left abandoned in a carrier in by our back door. One of the kittens had a string tied around its neck. We need families who can help with temporary housing and permanent adoption. “It is just so heartbreaking to see these wonderful cats and kittens that need a home”. Said MRFRS President Stacy LeBaron, “The summer time is when we are at our fullest capacity, it is the time you can get the best selection if you want to bring a kitty home.” To adopt a kitty from the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society please go to and fill out an adoption application or visit us at 63 Elm St, Tuesday- Friday 12-3pm and Tuesday and Thursdays we are open 5-7pm and Saturday from 12-5pm. --------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Catmobile will be parked in Salisbury at Tom’s Discount Store for 2 dates only in the month of October. WHEN: October 10th and 24th . WHERE: Tom’s Discount Store, 175 Elm St. Route 110, Salisbury. The Catmobile is operated by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) and is staffed by a licensed veterinarian and two veterinary technicians. The Catmobile offers low cost spay neuter for cats only. The package consists of spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations, exam, nail trim, treatment for fleas and ear mites. Spay package costs $100 and neuter package costs $75. The package is available to anyone and there is no qualification process; however reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling 978-465-1940. --------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Do Evil Spirits Lurk in Your Home? Clean the skeletons out of your closets, basement, and garage. Come to Salisbury’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. How Can I Safely Transport These Hazardous Materials??? Leave materials in original containers. Tighten caps and lids.Sort and pack separately: oil paint, pesticides, and household cleaners. Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes. NEVER MIX CHEMICALS. NEVER SMOKE while handling hazardous material. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 9:00AM – 12:00PM (rain or shine) Town of Salisbury DPW 39 Lafayette Rd, for all Salisbury Residents. --------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Salisbury Lions Club is participating as a Community Partner in Anton’s Cleaners Coats for Kids winter-coat collection drive. As a Community Partner, the Salisbury Lions Club is collecting gently used, warm winter coats and winter jackets (infants to adults, all sizes) to assist Anton’s Cleaners in reaching its goal to collect 60,000 good, quality coats – the kind someone would give to a friend – in this, the 18th anniversary of Coats for Kids. The 2012 - 2013 Campaign kicks off now and will continue through January 12, 2013, Coats may be dropped off at the Salisbury Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road ( US Route 1); Tom’s Discount Store, 175 Elm Street (SR 110); Wash & Wags, 8 Beach Road (route 1A). Please let them know the coats are for the Coats for Kids Program. Once collected, the coats will be delivered to Anton’s Cleaners to be cleaned at no charge and distributed through distribution partners such as Massachusetts Community Action Programs, Salvation Army, BUMC Outreach Van Project, and Catholic Charities, among others, who will insure that coats get to those who cannot afford one during the cold winter months. Anton’s Cleaners is a family owned business with 43 stores in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

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Real Estate • For Sale The REALTOR® Reality • Sports • Sports Sports determine what support systems secure the cage lid before leaving if any the distraught seller has to draw upon during such period of uncertainty. Divorcing couples will often require the services of a REALTOR® in order to sell the marital home. These are generally not happy times for families engaged in the process of separation and it is not uncommon for the REALTOR® to be privy to emotions that range from sadness to rage. Moreover, the REALTOR® is often scrutinized by little eyes and ears whose lives are torn and it can be heart wrenching to be the subject of their gaze. The REALTOR® who approaches the front door of the home he or she listed and finds the door unlocked or ajar has a judgment to make right there on the spot. We caution our Realtor’s to return to the car and telephone the police immediately for the safety of the REALTOR® as well as the protection and safety of the clients. There are too many stories of Realtor’s and or clients who have been the victims of violent crime while engaged in the practice of real estate. What other professional advertises the times, dates and address when the door will be open to a home? The professional REALTOR® is trained how to avoid and prepare for such circumstances. On a lighter note, Realtor’s have opened bedroom closets and have come face to face with apparatus usually found in adults only locations. It has also been the case that the adults were found wearing the apparatus during a scheduled showing they "forgot about". Sellers report the presence of ghosts to Realtor’s who would then require that flood lamps be provided for any after hours' showings. When the seller neglects to

the home, the six foot boa is more than capable of greeting the REALTOR® and a prospective buyer at the front door. Should your water break during your visit to the Open House, (no….not the pipe under the sink), the REALTOR® will time the contractions till the paramedics arrive. I believe that one day I will ask the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" and I will hear "I want: to be just like the REALTOR® who made a difference in the lives of my family and me." REALTOR®/Broker Janet Hilton is a former practicing attorney and critical care R>N> who, with her husband, retired Lynn Fire Lieutenant George Hilton, owns and operates Country Crossroads Realty Associates at 28 Bay Rd. So. Hamilton MA. For excellent assistance with all your real estate selling and buying needs, you may call Janet directly at 781405-4867 or at the office 97848-5910 x202 or visit www.

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From time to time I ask children what they would like to be when they grow up. Among the future professionals recently, were a lawyer, doctor, veterinarian, two singers, two artists, three fashion designers, a teacher and a whole lot of "don't knows". It occurred to me that in all my years of asking the same question of children, I had never heard any youngster say that he or she wanted to be a REALTOR® some day. There are a plethora of TV shows depicting law enforcement. There are more medical shows than one viewer can ever see. Reality TV shows have saturated the networks and shows about the supernatural are on the rise. There are game shows, forensic detective shows, and anti-terrorist shows, but with the exception of real estate "tips" shows, there is no show that centers on the profession of the REALTOR®. I think the entertainment industry has a lot to learn about the heretofore untapped wealth of human interest stories that are; behind every door the REALTOR® opens. In practice, real estate has far more to do with developing relationships than it has to do with structures, acreage or properties. Every possible life event or set of circumstances that can happen to an individual or family has direct bearing on the REALTOR® who holds the key to the home and becomes a member of the family. I suspect that most Realtor’s had little idea what the profession entailed until they began practicing. Even with my background as a nurse/attorney, I learned early on that there is far more involved and required of the REALTOR® than bringing parties to the closing table. The REALTOR® who is called to the home of an elderly seller whose spouse has just died has a lifetime of memories and minute to minute sadness to address beyond obtaining the square footage of the rooms. In addition, it may be most important to

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Someone has some suggestions to offer regarding your new project. You might find them helpful. Remember to avoid speculation and to stick with just the facts, Lamb. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An old friend suddenly reappears. Whether this proves to be a boon or a bane in the Bovine's life depends on the reason for this surprising reappearance. Be cautious. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Vital information finally emerges, allowing you to make that important personal decision. You can now move your focus to an upcoming professional development. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might not like seeing so many on-the-job changes. But some of them could open new opportunities for the Moon Child's talents to shine to your best advantage. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isn't just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A close friend could offer advice on how to handle a difficult family matter. But in the end, the decision has to be made based on what is best for you and those you love. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Family problems are best worked out with all those concerned contributing suggestions that will ease tensions. Stay with it until a workable solution is found. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Expect to hear more about an offer that has piqued your interest. You earn respect for insisting on solid facts, not just a fancy talk about potential opportunities. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) What seemed to be a reasonable workplace request might need to be defended. Don't fret. You have both the facts and a surprise ally on your side. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A bit of capriciousness might be just what you need. Plan to kick up your heels in a round of fun and games with family and friends this weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although some of your plans might have to be put on hold, things do begin to take a turn for the better by midweek. Your financial crunch also eases. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your financial picture begins to brighten by week's end. There are also favorable changes in your personal life. Someone you care for has good news to report. BORN THIS WEEK: You seek balance, but not at the expense of justice. You would make a fine judge.

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