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Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging Get $5,000 Grant Page 2 Halloween Haunted Events all over the North Shore See Calendar Nature Photo Contest Page 4 Sudoku Page 15 Crossword Page 18 Horoscope Page 18

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Ryan Perilli, Zack D’Agostino, & Jon Seward. Captains of Triton Golf Team. Holding Rat Trophy from River Rival Tournament on 10/15.

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– NEWBURY — Not many high school students would work so hard or get so excited about winning a prize called the Rat. But every fall, four local high school golf teams compete in the River Rival Championship to win the Rat, a unique trophy for a golf or any sport tournament. The schools competing are Amesbury, Newburyport, Pentucket and Triton. Not unexpectedly the Triton golf team won the River Rival Championship for the seventh time in the last 14 years. Triton, with a record of 14 wins and 5 losses, came into the championship as the favorite. Amesbury had a record of seven

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– NEWBURYPORT – Just in case you have not had enough of the Presidential debates this fall, a fourth faceoff between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to take place in this quaint seaport town on the Saturday night before the election. Well, sort of. The Politicos Comedy Brigade (, a political comedy troupe whose performers have been featured on television shows, Comedy Central and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, is teaming up with Seacoast NH-based Drink Water Productions to bring America's number one comedic Presidential

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The Earthquake As a Learning Tool By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– IPSWICH – When the an earthquake. earthquake in Maine rattled All of the children then went to homes along the North Shore their computers and clicked on the last week, Domenic Morello was Ipswich Public Library's web site to laying on his bed. He heard a loud see if the earthquake had registered noise, the house began to shake on the library's new seismograph. and he started looking for a place The Internet was not working, to hide. so the next day after school, they His friend Brenton Babb went in person to see what the remembers he was playing with seismograph had recorded. his iPhone. He heard the rumbling In the middle of the paper the sound and dove under the bed. children found that the seismograph Madeleine Cormier said she did had recorded a small vertical line not feel the earthquake, but was and several smaller ones registering startled her when the shade in her the main tremor and the aftermath room shot up. of the earthquake. They thought Photo by Stewart Lytle Erica Prisby was doing her that was “very cool.” homework when her father ran The fourth grade students are part The young geologists with their seismographs are (from left) Madeline Cormier, Erica Prisby, Brenton Babb and Domenic Morello. into her room to tell her there was Continued on page 3

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Main Street Congregational Church Awards the Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging $5,000 Grant

The Main Street Congregational United Church of Christ Mission Grant Fund awarded the Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging a $5,000 grant to provide services over the next two years. There are three identified area of service; grandparents raising grandchildren, veterans and caregivers. The grandparents raising grandchildren program that is being supported through this grant is the cornerstone of programming. This is the support group that will be held monthly at the Amesbury Senior Community Center the second Thursday of each month at 4:30pm. The first meeting is November 8th. The group will be facilitated by Holly Shay, LICSW. This group will be a confidential group for grandparents to come together for support. Across the hall the children will be engaged in activities with volunteers. The second program is geared towards all Veterans in providing services to help reduce stress and pain. This is through a variety of modalities from yoga to pain management education. This will be open to ALL veterans. The third program to benefit from this grant is the Amesbury Caregiver Essential program. This would allow us to provide educational speakers and services on items such as stress reduction and health advocacy. The Friends of the council on Aging are extremely grateful to the Main Street Congregational Church for their support, dedication and investment into serving our seniors, veterans and caregivers. To find out more about these programs please contact Annmary Connor, LICSW COA Director at 978 388 8138

Donation to NEF in Honor of Former Mayor Byron Matthews to Benefit High School Science Labs Newburyport – The Newburyport Education Foundation (NEF) announced a donation of $2,500 has been received from an anonymous donor in honor of former Mayor Byron Matthews to benefit the Newburyport High School science labs. “This gift honors a valued NHS alumni and community member and benefits the Newburyport Public Schools,” said John Elwell, NEF President. “The donation will be used to purchase science lab supplies primarily for biology, chemistry, and physics.” Byron Matthews served as mayor of Newburyport for five two-year terms from 1968-1978, the longest anyone has ever served in the corner office. Mr. Matthews oversaw much of the restoration of historic downtown Newburyport. He graduated from Newburyport High School in 1946 and is president of his class. “I am pleased that the Newburyport Education Foundation is able to receive this money and use it for improving the science labs for our students at the high school,” said Matthews.

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of an after-school program at the library that studies earthquakes. Laurie Collins, the children's librarian who oversees the program, can't believe the luck of having a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit New England just as the library is holding a program to study earthquakes. “It really got the children interested,” Collins said. The library is one of only two in the state that have seismographs. The Ipswich seismograph was installed on Feb. 23 for a total cost of about $10,000. “We see (the seismograph) as part of our continuing mission to promote lifelong learning and personal growth,” said library director Victor Dyer. “We are very excited.” The seismograph sits on an interior window sill on a granite slab that rests on top of a brick wall on the library's first floor. That wall stands on rock ledge as the foundation for the library. The solid base for the seismograph is ideal for reading earth tremors. Ipswich, being near the ocean, is in

a good location to record under-sea earthquakes, the children pointed out. The seismograph also gives the library the opportunity to offer a program “we never would have thought of,” Collins said. The 10 students in the program came with a lot of knowledge about earthquakes, volcanoes and earth science. Last year in the third grade, they studied a rocks and mineral course, they said. So they were ready to learn more from Stacy Moulis with the Weston Observatory, an affiliate of Boston College, who conducted a 90-minute session, teaching the children about earthquakes. The library is also hosting lectures on earthquakes for adults. The final of three lectures will be held Nov. 7 when Dr. Alan Kafka, an associate professor of Earth and Environmental Science, will speak on Mega Quakes, including ones in Haiti, Sumatra, Japan and closer to home in Virginia in 2011. The lecture begin at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at the Ipswich Middle School, 135 High Street.

The students built their own seismographs out of paper plates, paper cups, yogurt containers, rubber bands and pens to record the earth's movement during an earthquake. Morello, who declared that he wants to be a geologist when he grows up, partnered with Babb to build their seismograph. Babb came up with the idea of tying a pen to the seismograph with a rubber band. “It made it more sensitive,” Babb said. Cormier had a different design. It used a marble resting on top of a plastic tube. When the earthquake hits, the marble is jarred off the tube and lands in one of four paper cups that are taped to the top of the machine. Prisby said her seismograph used a combination of yogurt cups to catch the marble during an earthquake. Earthquakes are not unusual in New England, though they are rarely strong. The last major New England quake hit in the 1750s. Whenever the next rumble comes, the Ipswich students expect to be there to record it.

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA First Parish Church of Newbury is pleased to present its Silent Movie & Live Music Series with a special screening of the 1925 classic, Phantom of the Opera on Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm. Tickets: $10.00 for adults / $5.00 for kids. Proceeds will support the Church's Organ Restoration fund. SINGLES DANCE Singles dance every Friday at Daniels Hall, Route 4, Nottingham, NH., 8 PM to 12. Dance is BYOB, casual dress, $12 admission, includes a free hot buffet and free drink set-ups. Bring your own liquor, Non alcoholic drinks are available. For more info visit: or call 603 942-8525. and events, or visit the Web site at Public Library and the Recreation and Facilities Departments of the Town of Ipswich. Children are invited to SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING wear their Halloween costumes to Join our experienced leaders in the performance. The author will a search for avian activity in the autograph copies of the book after Newburyport/Plum Island area. For the program and children may have beginners and birders of all skill levels. their photos taken with the ballerinas. Saturday, October 27, 9:00-11:30 Keith Carlson, the Public Fire and am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Life Safety Education Coordinator Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, for the Ipswich Fire Department, will Newburyport. Adults $10; Children also be in attendance with handouts ages 8 and up $7. No preregistration about Halloween safety. Visit the required. Call 978-462-9998 for library after the program, check out information about additional programs some books and pick up a memento of and events, or visit the Web site at the day – rubber ducks in Halloween costumes! Call the Children’s Room of the Ipswich Public Library at 978HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 412-8713 with any questions. Stop by See Details at Friday, October 26th. to pick a Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig coloring page and bookmark. ENERGY SAVINGS OPEN PUMPKIN FEST HOUSE Join Eastern Point Day School Atlantic Green Energy, Seabrook, for music, hayrides, face painting, NH (across from Walmart & Home pumpkin crafts, story telling, raffle, Depot on Rt 1) is offering an exciting artisan and food vendors on Saturday, "Drop-In Style" open house Saturday October 27th! This event is for all Oct 27 between 9am and 3pm. See ages and open to the public! 12:00 various energy saving models in pm - 4:00 p m at Eastern Point Day action such as solar panels, solar-to- School, 8 Farrington Avenue, East hot water systems, solar generators, Gloucester (across the street from specialized insulation displays, and Niles Beach) demonstrations of exciting interactive models! All day long, there will be ART SHOW energy solutions on display so just “Many small make a great.” John drop in and professionals can answer Heywood, Proverbes. A Great Art Show: questions such as how much money Miniature and small works in a variety can be saved, which is the most efficient of media by many of the area’s favorite system, and more. If you ever thought artists. October 27—November 17, of saving energy for your home, this is 2012 Opening reception , Saturday, the opportunity! If you want an exact October 27, 5-7:00 PM. Meet the figure on how much money you can artists, have some refreshments and save, bring in several energy bills and purchase some art. Free and open to they will calculate! Light refreshments the public. Partial list of artists: Diane served. (255 Lafayette Road, Rt 1) Ayott, Karen Jones, Mary Pollak, 603-474-2550 Sara David Ringler, W.E. Duke, David Stone, Connie Rossetti and Virginia GWENDOLYN THE DANCING Ann Holt. Post Road Framers Market PIG Basket Plaza, 225 Turnpike Rd. Rt 1., A dancing pig is the star of the show Rowley, M, W, F, Sat : 10 am - 6 pm, as author David Ira Rottenberg reads his T, Th: 10 am - 7 pm For additional book, Gwendolyn the Dancing Pig in information, please contact Post Road a special Halloween program hosted by Framers at 978-948-2710 or visit the Ipswich Public Library. Ballerinas from the North Shore Performing Arts Center join the author in this special HALLOWEEN TOUR reading and dance performance on The Georgetown Historical Society Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. in invites the public to attend their the Ipswich Town Hall Auditorium. upcoming tour of Union Cemetery The Town Hall is located at 25 Green on East Main Street (Route 133) Street. No registration is required in Georgetown. Halloween Tour: and the program is free to the public On October 27th and 28th, join thanks to the efforts of The Ipswich the Historical Society for look at Public Library, Friends of the Ipswich

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Weekly Community Newspaper • ratio is kept low and classes are available for skaters age 3 through adult. All classes are taught by professional coaches who have been hired by North Shore Rink Management and who have successfully completed a comprehensive background screening process through the National Center for Safety Initiatives. Our next series of Learn to Skate • Leaf SluggerTM No-Clog Gutter Protection will begin late October. The Graf Rink offers private and semi-private skating lessons for all ages and levels of • Complete Water Management System skating! Private lessons are ideal for both hockey and figure skaters who are looking to polish their skating skills. • Free Inspection - Consultation - Quotes Please contact Nikki Roberts in the Graf Rink office for more information or send an email to nikki@grafrink. com. The Graf Rink will continue to hold daily Public Skating and Stick Time practices throughout the summer. Birthday party packages as well as advertising opportunities are also available. Please contact the rink at (978) 462-8112 or visit our website at for more information. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Belleville Roots Music Series presents a rock'n'roll, R&B, rockabilly concert/dance featuring JD McPherson at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA on Friday, Nov. 16th at 8:00PM. Tickets are $25 in advance/ $30 day of/$10 for children 12 and under. For more information, please email: or visit: For more information, contact Diane Crofts (978)462-7226, or Marcia Samuelson (978)462-2280, marciasamuelson@ -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Ham And Bean Supper Hosted by Bethany Masonic Lodge, will be held every first Saturday of the month (November 3) from 4:30 to 6 PM at 31 Green Street Newburyport cost is $8, children are free. Includes ham, 2 kinds of beans, hotdogs, brown bread, garden salad ,potato and egg salad, cole slaw, assorted desserts and drinks. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - The Friends of the Newburyport Library reminds book lovers that their Spring Great Old 920 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, Nh (Route 1) Book Sale, the Great Old Book Sale, is coming very soon. Books can be donated starting Saturday, October 978-948-8696 • • advertise@thetowncommon.c 27 until Wednesday, October 31 at noon during Library open hours. If you need help getting your books to the Located Across From library, please call Amantha Moore at 978-462-8059, and she will coordinate a book pick up during the donation time. Please do not donate books before October 27th as there is no place at the library to store them. Volunteers are always needed to first sort and then sell books during this 8 day event. The volunteer sign-up book is in the lobby of the library as of Saturday, October 20 and new volunteers should plan to attend a training session Saturday, October 27 at either 10 am or 1 pm. Scouts and students needing community service hours are urged to volunteer. These twice-a-year sales are the main source of income for the Friends of the Library whose purpose is Open year-round Saturdays and Sundays to support the work of the Newburyport Public Library. Please help by donating books, records, CDs, and DVDs, (FREE ADMISSION) Call: (978) coming to the sale as a shopper and volunteering to help. The sale begins with Members Night on October 31st

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ROWLEY GRANGE NOTES… September supper popular Grange suppers started again with a Roast Pork on September 26th. We are now making plans for the October supper, to be Turkey Pie and to be held on October 24th. For reservations call 978948-2635 or 978-948-7288. Please give you name, the number of people in your party and the time of seating. To go dinners may also be reserved. The October supper is the last for this fall. With the November and December holidays falling near the 4th Wednesday of the month, and then the possibility of cold weather in January and February, the next supper will be in March of 2013. Suppers are always on the 4th Wednesday of the month in Sept., October, March, April, May, and June. State Grange Session Coming Up The Massachusetts State Grange Session will be October 25th to 28th. The session will be opened up on Thursday evening and business will be conducted during the 3 and ½ day session. It will close on Sunday with a Grange service and installation of officers that were elected during the session. . Rowley Grange is one of 4 Massachusetts Granges that have received the 2011 Distinguished Grange Award. State Master Matt Johnson will be at the National Grange Session in Idaho to accept the awards and bring them back to Massachusetts.


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Topsfield Fair Results Rowley Grange placed third in the Grange booth competition. This year our theme was Local Farms, Local Food. The display encouraged people to purchase foods from the local farms stands near their home for the freshest foods. Grange member, Kelly Herrick, placed 8th in the tractor pulling contest and congratulations go out to her. This is the 3rd year that she has entered. She also won a number of prizes in the vegetable division. Scholarship Winners Doing Well We’ve received word that our scholarship winners are doing well at the colleges of their choice. While we miss them, we are pleased that they are doing well. Wreaths Across America To Be Back Rowley Grange has received notice that we will again welcome the Wreaths Across America group, and feed them lunch at the Topsfield Fair in early December. We are pleased, that even though the group says they never go the same place two years in a row, that they will be coming back to the Topsfield Fair Grounds. The Fairgrounds has plenty of space to park the big truck rigs, and parking for all attendees. Last year, the widow of General Patton (the son of WWII General George Patton) attended the event.


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Nov. 7th77 – Turkey shoot, 7:30Street, meeting Rowley, MA 01969 Wethersfield Nov. 21st – Skits Night, 7:30 meeting SUPPER NOTES: Reservations are encouraged. Call 978948-2635 or 978-948-7288. Give your name, number in your party and the time of seating. To go dinners are also available. Reservations provide a $1 off your supper.

Want to Know More Granges in MA? Go to and click on the State Grange News link at the right bottom of the page. You’d be surprised what we are up to. The News is published once a month, at the beginning of the month. Or better yet, come visit Rowley Grange at one of our regular meetings, held at 7:30 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Elvis Visits Rowley Grange Those who attended our Halloween Party on the 17th had a great time, and were treated to a special entertainment. Elvis sang selections from his 1969 Farewell tour. A costume parade was held and all participants received thank you tokens. Refreshments were served at the end of the evening.

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and ends on $2/Bag Day, Saturday, November 3. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - The Myopia Hunt Club will be coming to Rowley for their historical ride through our countryside on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 1 to 3 p.m. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Book Club Meets November 1 - Join us on Thursday November 1 at 6:30 at the Rowley Public Library as the Rowley Library Book Club discusses Francisco Goldman’s book, Say Her Name, a haunting story of Winter Classes - 2013 love and loss. The author’s moving tribute to his love affair with his wife and her tragic death has been described 7 Saturday Mornings 9:00am - 1:30pm as “a beautiful act of remembrance” and “quietly devastating.” Don’t miss this one – pick up your copy today at the library! For more information, call the Rowley Library at 978-948-2850. Januar y 12 th to Februar y 16 th R e s e r Largest v e y o u r s eIndependent a t . . . S i g n u p N O W. .. go online he North Shore’s Community Newspaper ROWLEY - Rowley Historical Society is collecting recipes for a new 2014 publication of its 1994 cookbook. This will be both an updated and totally new version of the book. We will not only feature wonderful, tried and true recipes from town of Rowley citizens but also remembrances and anecdotes that will complement each recipe. Plus, we will include only those recipes from our 1994 Rowley Historical Society Cookbook of Rowleyites that have passed on but we have not forgotten. This project is how The Historical Society is keeping our past alive and always part of the current and future Society in Rowley. We look forward to working with your recipes in all areas of food preparation: Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Main Dishes, Breads, Desserts, Cakes, Cookies, Drinks & Punches, Relishes, & Candy Please remember to put your name and telephone number or e-mail on your submission just in case we have questions. We, Thank you and appreciate your participation in this project, we feel it will be a wonderful addition to everyone's culinary library when it is finished. The recipes can be dropped off at the Town Clerk Sue Hazen's office at Rowley Town Hall Open 7 Days or e-mailed to me directly at or sent to me, Diane McMahon C/o Rowley Historical Society, 233 Main St., Rowley, Ma. 01969 -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Feel like a Basket Case? Prove it!! The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are kicking off our first Holiday Basket Raffle. We need your help to collect some exciting prizes. Please contribute a basket of goodies with a regular retail value of at least $50. It can include your own products or other fun items related to a specific theme. They might be gifts for Christmas, Hanukah or New Year’s. They might be the tools to start a new hobby or keep a resolution. Take this opportunity to highlight your group’s products or services and promote awareness of your 948-8696 • • organization. All baskets donated will be on display(along with your organization’s name and contact information) at the Rowley Public Library from November 24 to December 15.Donorswill be included in all advertising and receive a tax deduction receipt. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Library starting November 24. The drawing will be on December 15 at a reception at the Rowley Public Library. Come enjoy some snacks and see who wins your basket!! Interested in donating? Email baskets@rowleylibrary.orgfor more information. Can't find the time? Not Personalized lessons in your home. feeling creative? Donate items alone or just make a monetary donation and tell us your theme. Our team of basketeers will create a masterpiece for display. All money raised will go to fund programs at the Rowley Library like the Summer Reading Program, kids’ yoga, author readings, the monthly book club and more!

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October 24 - 30, 2012 for children 12 & under with an adult, can enjoy crafts, games & treats. Sponsored by the Hampton Beach Village District Beautification FRENCH CHORAL & ORGAN Committee. For more info or to help MUSIC out with this fun event, contact Linda Come to the First Religious Society Gebhart at 929-3850. in Newburyport for a delightful afternoon of French choral music. MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th Sunday, October 28 at 4pm at 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport. The CREEPY CRAFTS FOR TEENS chorale will present music in a variety Attention teens and tweens: Drop of styles, culminating in Charles by the Teen Loft after school to make Gounod’s rarely-heard masterpiece, a free monster bookmark! October 29 the “Choral Mass,” a dramatic and | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Please contact beautiful work for choir and organ, Jessica Hilbun, Teen Services Librarian, based on an ancient church melody. with any questions at 978-465-4428 The program will feature north shore ext. 246. organist Frederick A. MacArthur, playing the church’s newly restored WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31st 1834 pipe organ. Suggested donation of $15. WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING HAUNTED FIREHOUSE Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Haunted Firehouse, Sunday Oct Bill Gette and USFWS veteran David 28 from 5:30-7:30 at the century Weaver for this weekly birding field old HBVD Firehouse, 64 Ashworth trip in the Newburyport/Plum Island Ave, Hampton Beach. Event is free area. Appropriate for all birding levels. Wednesday, October 31, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Meet at the Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. $17. Preregistration is not required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www.massaudubon. org/joppaflats. HALLOWEEN TOUR See Saturday, October 27th.

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course entitled ‘Six Month Smiles’. Many adult patients are unhappy with crooked teeth. Some of them may have had braces when they were younger and didn’t wear their retainers and others may have never had braces but always wanted straighter teeth. I have numerous adult patients who are currently in braces with an orthodontist. I also have many patients that are not willing to make the commitment to wear metal brackets in their mouth for 2 or more years. A few years ago I took a course for Invisalign. This is a system that uses scanned impressions of the mouth and provides a series of digitally produced removable clear trays called aligners. The patient wears the trays 24 hours a day and is only supposed to remove them to eat and brush their teeth. The trays are changed every 2 weeks and with each change the teeth are moved. The intended end result is straight teeth. Treatment time depends on the complexity of the movement desired. In my experience, treatment usually takes a year or more. I have had my frustrations with Invisalign. Certain movements of teeth can be unpredictable. In addition, because the patient can remove the trays, there is a compliance issue. I limited the cases I did to patients who I knew would be compliant and had relatively easy tooth movements. Six Month Smiles is a system that

I am using to replace Invisalign. It uses clear braces and a white wire so they are barely noticeable from speaking distance. And, the patient can’t take them off so it makes the movements more predictable in that regard. Why is it called Six Month Smiles? Treatment is usually completed in 6 months with a range from 4-8 months. These are considered cosmetic braces. That means that their purpose is to treat the patient’s chief complaint, which is usually crooked front teeth. It does not change the bite relationship and is not intended for people with bite issues. The system is absolutely NOT a replacement for traditional orthodontics in most cases. Traditional orthodontics should always be discussed and considered. However, this is the perfect solution for many adults. If you wish your front teeth were straight, don’t have gum disease, and don’t have any significant bite issues, this system may be for you. Email me some questions so I can write the answers to them in a future column. Dr. St. Clair maintains a private dental practice in Rowley and Newburyport dedicated to health-centered family dentistry. If there are certain topics you would like to see written about or questions you have please email them to him at You can view all previously written columns at

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-----------------------------------------------------------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 Pettengill House is seeking donations of food to help stock the pantry shelves. The holidays are quickly approaching, but the Pettengill House food pantry shelves are bare. As more and more families are in need of assistance, Pettengill relies on the community to help meet the increasing demand. The most needed items arepeanut butter and jelly, canned pasta and stews, spaghetti sauce, tuna and canned chicken, macaroni and cheese, soups, school snacks, and juice boxes. Please visit for a complete list of needed items. Beginning in November, the Pettengill House will also be accepting community donations to support the annual Thanksgivings Meals program. Needed items will include turkeys, stuffing, gravy, canned or fresh vegetables, potatoes, canned or fresh fruit, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pies. If you are interested in organizing a food drive for the Pettengill House, please contact Mary Morse, Program Coordinator at or (978) The North Shore’s Largest Independent Community Newspape 463-8801 for more information. As always, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to The Pettengill House, Inc., P.O. Box 5551, 13 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952. --------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday November 14 th at our new location, the East Parish Methodist Church, Salisbury Square (route 1), Salisbury, MA. Mike Schroder will speak on “Female Spies in Blue and Grey.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America’s Civil War is invited to attend. For more information visit our web page or call Tom at (978) 462-8518. --------------------------------------------------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. --------------------------------------------------TOPSFIELD - Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan is here! Come find out what the buzz is all about! Highest Quality Care Ledgewood The best furniture paint in the world; no sanding, no stripping , no priming…no kidding! This paint sticks to most Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Quality Award Recipient anything: concrete, metal, brick, laminate, plastic, wood and much more! 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Over the past few weeks I have been to a number of home inspections which is a good thing, market is active and homes are selling. Very simply, a house is the single largest investment most individuals will ever make. To bypass a home inspection makes little sense when so much of your future is on the line. If you are a first time buyer or one who isn’t educated on the ins and outs of a home, a home inspection has proven to be a positive and educational experience for prospective home buyers. A licensed home inspector can give you a measure of protection from unpleasant surprises and allow you to make an informed decision about your purchase. The purpose of an inspection is to determine the condition of a property at the time of purchase. It is NOT a vehicle to open up negotiations with a seller. Many buyers look at an inspection as just that, a way to get the price of the home lower. A good home inspector will point out items that need attention right now and ones that you should be aware of in the future. As I mentioned before a good home inspector can point out items a homeowner should know. Here are a few things that home inspections cover and just as importantly don’t cover: General Issues: • Serious deficiencies. A roof that isn’t leaking but has little life left will be noted. • Minor deficiencies. A missing gutter downspout or a ceiling fan that isn’t secure. • Age and life expectancy of major components. No way to know how long a roof will last but if it is the original roof from 1990 and shingles are guaranteed for 25 years you know how long you can expect.

Positive aspects of the home. Hopefully your home inspector will tell you what he/she likes about the home and why. “The basement shows no signs of water and boiler has been well maintained.” • Maintenance and safety information. “The reset button for the boiler is here and the shut off for oil is here” Exterior Issues: • Grading and drainage of the property • Stability of porches and decks • Windows sills, doors and headers • Fascia, soffits and gutters. • Roof, flashings, vents and chimneys • Garages and outbuildings Interior Issues: • Foundation walls, wood rot, termite/insect damage. • Electrical service and wiring • Plumbing and fixtures • Heating, air conditioning and ventilation • Floors, walls, ceilings, doors and windows • Attic insulation and ventilation A home inspection does NOT include a number of things. Well water and radon measurements are only included by request (and usually at an extra cost). Inspections of pools spas and air conditioners in the winter months are not done. Septic inspections are done by a licensed Title V inspector not your home inspector. Home inspectors are not, under any circumstances, allowed to quote repair costs or give you their opinion of value (an appraisal for example) for the home. Typically an inspection takes between 2 and 4 hours and includes an examination of all the major systems

such as roofing, structural, exterior and interior components, appliances that are staying with the house, electrical, heating/air conditioning, insulation and plumbing. When the inspection is finished you will receive a report outlining what the inspector found (most reports are now emailed to within 24 hours). Buyers should always be in attendance during the inspection as often times the paper report itself looks worse than the actual issue. For example, many reports have line items next to each part of the inspection. Under “Plumbing” the home inspector would check off “unsatisfactory” when all that is needed is a fix to a leaking faucet. If you were in attendance you would know that it is a simple fix. Your home inspection is a great opportunity to get an experienced set of eyes on the home you have chosen. You can also get an idea as to what items you should be on the lookout for in the future. As a homeowner there is always something around the corner that needs to be fixed, knowing what some of these items are in advance certainly helps. If you have any questions about this article, real estate in general or are looking to buy or sell a home please contact me, John McCarthy at Rowley Realty, 165 Main St., Rowley, MA 01969, Phone: 978 948-2758, Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at

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