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Cummings Pledges Not to Burn Triton Down
By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– current Rowley members of the school committee. He will serve out Bourn’s unexpired term, until the election next May, when he can run for election to the seat. Cummings, who has two sons in Triton schools, said he is “no watchdog.” But he said, “There is no mystery where I stand.” He plans to get deeply involved, do the research on the issues and communicate with the parents throughout the district. “Things have to be backed up with facts,” he said. Photo by Stewart Lytle After he left the Richard Cummings in front of the Triton High School. Board of Selectmen TRITON — Richard and lost the election last May Cummings thinks he is to Mary Murphy for the school misunderstood and being tarred committee, Cummings said he with an image that he will “burn had no intention of running for Triton (Regional School District) oﬃce again. “I have really enjoyed down,” as one caller said on a getting my life back,” he said of telephone call about him. his six-month hiatus from serving The former Rowley Selectman on a public board. He served two has been appointed to the Triton terms as a selectman. Regional School Committee, But when the Bourn vacancy replacing Rowley representative came up, Cummings was Lane Bourn, who resigned encouraged by supporters and because he is moving out of friends to seek the position, he state. said. Cummings, one of two Only Mary Murphy, another candidates to ﬁll the vacancy, school committee member from was chosen for the committee Rowley, voted against him. during a joint meeting of the Murphy nominated Jon Bernard, town selectmen and the two Continued on page 3
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REGIONAL – Hurricane Sandy largely bypassed the North Shore. The predictions of Plum Island's demise were premature. There were power outages, but nothing like what was expected. And some areas were not impacted severely at all. The states to the south took the brunt of Sandy's wrath. And that has created a need for blood for medical treatment of injuries caused by the storm. So the Red Cross is looking to the people of the North Shore to roll up their sleeves and give what blood they can. In addition to creating more need for blood, the storm forced the cancellation of more than 200 blood drives in the Northeast. That has resulted in a shortfall of more than 7,000 donations thus far. More blood drives are likely to be postponed because of the storm damage. The Red Cross is asking for immediate blood and platelet donations in areas like the North Shore that were largely unaﬀected by the storm.
“Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and every pint donated could save up to three lives,” the Red Cross said. The Red Cross is also appealing to younger donors because many traditional donors are reaching an age when they can no longer donate blood. Community blood drives are scheduled throughout the region. A blood drive was held by the Georgetown Masons on Monday. On Thursday, the Masons in Ipswich will be holding a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Mason John T. Heard Lodge in Ipswich. Donors will be included in a raﬄe to win a $50 gift card. Next week, the Governor's Academy will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Old Library on its Byﬁeld campus. The Salisbury Lions Club will hold its regular blood drive on Friday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Senior Center on Route 1. Continued on page 3
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Pettengill House Looking for Help with its Thanksgiving Meals Program & Coat Drive THANKSGIVING MEALS The Pettengill House, Inc. is now accepting community donations to support its annual Thanksgiving program. The following items are needed for Thanksgiving meals: turkeys, gravy, stuﬃng, canned/fresh fruit and vegetables, potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and pies. Donations would be greatly appreciates and best if received by the week of Nov. 12th in order to prepare for the Thanksgiving Meals distribution. If you are interested in organizing a Thanksgiving food drive for the Pettengill House, please contact Mary Morse, Program Coordinator, at (978) 463-8801 or pettengillinfo@ gmail.com 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. COAT DRIVE The Pettengill House is once again collecting winter coats and jackets for adults and children in need. Donations of new and
gently used coats ranging in size from infant to adult are needed. Over the past ﬁve years, the Pettengill House has collected and distributed over 2,600 coats to local individuals and families. The Pettengill House will be accepting donations of coats at the Pettengill program room, located at 18 Maple Street, Salisbury (same building as Boys and Girls Club) on Thursdays, November 8th, and 15th from 10 am – 2 pm. For more information, contact Mary Morse at (978) 463-8801 x 9 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pettengill House, Inc. is a non-proﬁt community social services organization which provides services to adults, children, and families from Amesbury, Byﬁeld, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. The mission of The Pettengill House, Inc. 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.
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Call for Nominations for Nancy E. Peace Award Deadline: November 30
NEWBURYPORT - The YWCA Greater Newburyport is reaching out to the community for nominees for this year’s annual Nancy E. Peace Award. The award is given each year at the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast to recognize someone in our community who has demonstrated, through volunteer or professional activities, a clear commitment to eliminating racism, ﬁghting prejudice, and celebrating diversity in our community. Please share this information with co-workers, friends, and any other organizations you may be aﬃliated with in the Greater Newburyport community who may know of someone outstanding they would like to nominate. Nomination forms can be found on-line at www.ywcanewburyport.org If you would like hard copies of nomination forms to distribute at your workplace please contact Ellie Davis (phone & email above). The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2012. What: 2013 Nancy E. Peace Award When: Nomination Deadline November 30, 2012 Award to be presented at MLK Breakfast, Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 The ﬁrst annual MLK Jr. Breakfast was held in 1994 and was sponsored by Citizens Against Prejudice Action Coalition (CAPAC), a subcommittee of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. CAPAC established the Nancy E. Peace award to acknowledge valuable contributions to eliminating racism, ﬁghting prejudice and celebrating diversity in our community. The award recognizes an individual or individuals who have continued this work in our community. We welcome nominations for any adult or youth who live and/ or work in the YWCA Greater Newburyport service area which includes the communities of Newburyport, Amesbury, Georgetown, Ipswich, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury andseacoast N.H. For over 125 years the YWCA Greater Newburyport has been a constant, valuable community resource dedicated to transforming the lives of women and their families. At the local level, its programs include aﬀordable housing, childcare, summer camp, teen racial justice groups, ﬁnancial literacy seminars, and health and wellness programming. Globally the YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world with 25 million members in 122 countries with the mission to eliminate racism and empower women.
The Salisbury Housing Authority Presents CAC Awards
On October 24, 2012, the Salisbury Housing Authority (SHA) presented Essex County Sheriﬀ Frank Cousins with a Certiﬁcate of Appreciation for the many services provided by members of the Correctional Alternative Center (CAC) at Great Meadow Village. For many years the CAC members have contributed services to improve the quality of elder lives at Great Meadow Village. These services include, but are not limited to: Landscaping (hedges, leaves, lawn, etc.), maintenance (painting apartments, repairing underground leaks, replacing sheetrock, wash windows, etc.), beautiﬁcation (center island planting, pond installation, etc.) and other projects (shed construction, shelf construction, prep snowblowers, etc.) These many tasks allow SHA to provide a healthy housing environment and improve the living conditions of its elderly residents despite meager state subsidies. The Certiﬁcate of Appreciation was presented by SHA Commissioner Larry Quinn to Sheriﬀ Frank Cousins and Assistant Superintendent Frank Garrison. “The Salisbury Housing Authority thanks Sheriﬀ Cousins and his staﬀ and the CAC participants for this valuable community service, especially in this time of limited resources and support from state government,” said Commissioner Quinn.
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the principal of North Reading High School. Although Bernard has 26 years as an educator, he does not have any children in Triton. Cummings said the deciding factor was that he is a parent. He said he and others believe that at least 50 percent of the school committee should be parents. Since he was appointed last month, he has been invited to serve on the school committee's policy subcommittee, but he postponed accepting that oﬀer until he meets this week with Superintendent Christopher Farmer. He wants to hear what role the superintendent would like him to play. Cummings and Farmer have crossed swords before, mostly over the annual budget. The Rowley Board of Selectmen has not approved the Triton budgets several times in recent years. Two of the three towns, including Newbury and Salisbury, must
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approve the annual budget for the school district that serves the three towns. The new school committee member said he is concerned for all students in the district because Triton ranks 81st of 135 schools in the state. “We need to focus on Triton's strengths, drill down and make them stronger and be known for that,” he said. Cummings graduated from the old Boston Tech, now the John D. O'Bryant School, which is ranked among the best schools in the country. That school is known for its math and science programs and its trade programs, he said. He hopes that Triton can build on its strengths and improve its rankings in the state. “I want this for my kids. I will support any initiative that is going to beneﬁt the students,” he said. He does not know what issues he will focus on. His ﬁrst meeting
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The procession will begin at 1, proceeding down Main Street to Amesbury Middle School in front of the Dough For Boy monument.Sale Small flags will be provided to the youth who are marching as well as along the parade route. • keynote speaker will be Nancy This year’s parade is being sponsored by American Legion Post 187. The Moore, widow of decorated Korean War veteran Thomas W. Moore, who was Amesbury’s first battle casualty in the Korean War. Veterans of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend, whether in uniform or not. Veterans who are physically able to assist the community’s senior veterans by carrying the flags are strongly encouraged to participate as are veterans with limited •mobility who need transportation along the parade • route. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in Amesbury City Hall Auditorium. All questions regarding the parade can be directed to Amesbury Veterans Services at 978-388-8136. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments at the annual Whittier Home Community Open House on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. The gift shop will be open for purchases. Located at 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, the Whittier Home Museum has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and one of the “Amesbury Treasures.” Saturday tours officially ended for the season on Oct. 27, but special tours may be arranged by calling the home at 978-388-1337. Hundreds of visitors have been received this year, including 80 Timberlane High School students and visitors from all over the country, said Dawn Bennett, chair of Docents and Tours. Just this past weekend a Quaker family from Whittier, California, toured the museum. “Visitors are drawn to view hundreds of artifacts in the home where John Greenleaf Whittier lived with his sister Elizabeth, his mother Abigail, and his aunt Mercy, from 1836 until his death in 1892,” said Whittier Home Association President Cynthia Costello. “As a faithful Quaker, creative thinker, environmentalist and freedom lover, Whittier published inspired poetry most of his life, and is especially known for his poem ‘Snowbound’ and his anti-slavery activism.” Many visitors visit the museum’s gift shop to purchase special books and publications including "Barefoot Boy,” special editions of “Snowbound,” Roland Woodwell's biography of Whittier written over a period of 50 years, and publications of John Greenleaf Whittier’s works and his history. For over 100 www.thetowncommon.com • firstname.lastname@example.org years the WHA has been steward of this historic house museum, maintaining the property and collections, and striving to educate others about the life, legacy and works of J.G. Whittier. For further information, go to www.whittierhome.org -----------------------------------------------------------GEORGETOWN/ROWLEY - People Helping People of St. Mary’s Parish is now collecting donations for the Thanksgiving deliveries to residents in need of Rowley, Georgetown, Boxford, and Byfield. Donations of nonperishable foods, as well as paper, cleaning, and personal hygiene products are needed. Donations of grocery store gift cards and cash may also be made. Donations can be brought to the rectory at 94 Andover Street, Georgetown, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or left in designated bins at the Rowley and Georgetown churches before and after Mass. The People Helping People program is also accepting program recipients at this time for those who are struggling to make ends meet and need a helping hand. For more information, a list of needed items, please call the rectory at 978-352-2024, Jeanne Soucy at 978-352-6326, Debbie Parisi at 978-352-8880, or visit the St. Mary’s website at www.saintmaryparish.org. -----------------------------------------------------------HAMILTON - Kids are Writers, Too! Calling all budding authors and storytellers: start writing! Our story writing contest is open to children in grades 1-6, 1St, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded to each age group: Grade 1-3, Grade 4-6. Submit your story by Friday, Nov. 30 by 5:00 pm. Word count must be between 250-800 words, only one submission per person, illustrations are welcome. For full details and rules stop by the Children’s Room or go online to hwkidsroom.blogspot.com. 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Case 12-10 A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, on Thursday, 11/15/2012 at 7.15p. m. to act on an application received 10/1/2012 from Laurie Eiras, residing at 21 Redgate Road. Applicant is requesting a Special Permit under Section 6.6.2 or any applicable Section of the Zoning Bylaw from the Board ock of Appeals for the creation of an InPAC Law Apartment located at 21 Redgate Road, Rowley, MA., by finishing the SION existing basement. The property is in the Residential Zone and is shown on ma, Laser AILBOATS Assessors’ Map 30, Lot 3.
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Join a refuge ranger for a On November 7 at 7:30 pm, Dow to 3 p.m. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ behind the scenes tour of Parker River Curator Stephanie Gaskins continues Crossroads Community Church National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be her popular Ipswich Neighborhood TOPSFIELD LADIES NIGHT God’s Heart & Hands in Our Community and Beyond conducted via refuge van, with several Walk lecture series with a focus on OUT brief “drive by” stops along the way. the downtown. She will facilitate a The Topsﬁeld Ladies Night Out God’s Heart & Hands In Our Service, Community And Beyond Contemporary Worship Sundays, 11:00 AM The tour will present an “up close and discussion and encourages audience "Holiday Preview"! Thursday, Nov 8th, 79 Turnpike Rd/Route 1, Ipswich, MA 01938 personal” look at the refuge through the participation by sharing stories, pictures 5PM - Whenever! Get your friends (Tri-City Sales plaza, n. of Linebrook Rd) multiple lenses of the cultural history and memorabilia as she “walks” into together for a night of fun and shopping IpswichNazarene.org ~ 978-356-1800 of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, the downtown. The First National up and down Main Street! Wander up native wildlife and their habitats, and Bank of Ipswich generously sponsors and down Main Street, Topsﬁeld with the role of refuge management in the the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series. your bestest friends and check out conservation of these precious natural Refreshments served. Price: $10 for what your neighborhood businesses resources. Participants will be driven non-members; free to members and have to oﬀer, meet the owners, and 24 HR CENTRAL STATION MONITORING along areas on the refuge otherwise audience participants. enjoy yourself with friends and family! 00 As Low As $18. Monthly closed to the public. 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Again, EPIC JOURNEYS - SHOREBIRDS - scope out all the holiday treats, end of www.securityteam.com this is a mobile tour, with only one stop Naturalist, photographer, and summer deals, and special gifts & attire at the Lot 5 beach overlook. Advance videographer Shawn Carey presents his that are available right downtown. registration is required for this program, newest video about the epic journeys of As a special bonus, you'll get a card as enrollment is limited. Be advised shorebirds. Wednesday, November 7, to be punched by all the stores and that individual tours may be subject to 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meet at the Joppa businesses that you can easily walk cancellation. *Please note: Those who Flats Education Center, One Plum to and if you get it punched by each call and leave messages after hours, Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Fee: location, you are in the running for a your registration is not conﬁrmed until $4. Preregistration is not required. Call grand prize! Participating shops and having received a conﬁrmation call 978-462-9998 for information about locations: 1) he Friends of the Topsﬁeld back from a refuge staﬀ member. Please additional programs and events, or visit Library Local Artisan Fair 2) Saltbox call 978-465-5753; to register for this the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ Gallery 3) Eden Chiropractic 4) Luxe program. joppaﬂats. Nails & Spa 5) Main Street Market 6) Francie's Boutique & Francie's CATMOBILE JAZZ VESPERS Home 7) The Bicycle Shop of Topsﬁeld Catmobile brings low cost spay neuter Jazz Vespers Service is a opportunity 8) The Gift Horse 9) The Topsﬁeld services to Salisbury in November. to enjoy the inspiration of Jazz, Blues Bakeshop 10) The Perfect Cut 11) Four Reservations are now being taken. The and Swing music. The next Service will Corner Shopping 12) pure and simple Catmobile will be parked in Salisbury be 8 pm Wednesday November 7 in the HOME 13) Some Like It Old. 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Family members in Georgetown. All proceeds beneﬁt the and caregivers of veterans are also rescue horses at New England Equine encouraged to attend. Breakfast will Rescue - North, Inc (NEER North) an be provided free of charge thanks to all volunteer 501c3 non-proﬁt located Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation in West Newbury. Visit the website for of Amesbury. To register for this event a preview of items and to learn more please contact Amesbury Veterans about our mission www.neernorth.org. Services at 978-388-8136. THE THREE AMIGOS Local Favorites, The Three Amigos RUN, GATHER & HIDE AT will be live at Cafe Salerno, 73 Cabot MAUDSLAY STATE PARK Come outside with Lisa Hutchings St, Beverly, MA on Friday, November to explore the ecology, sights, and 09, 2012 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. They would sounds of our local habitats as we look love to see you! for critters at Maudslay State Park. A SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th fun, energetic format for families with children ages 3 to 6. The fee covers one adult and one child. Friday, November RECYCLE DAY All welcome to last Electronic recycle 9, 1:00-2:30 pm Meet at Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. Fee: $15. day of this year on Sat November 10 Preregistration is required. Call 978- from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at the parking 462-9998 for information about lot of Saint Mary's Church, 202 Main additional programs and events, or visit Street, Rowley. Accepting all electronics the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ to include monitors, computers, computer games, stereo equipment, joppaﬂats. copy and fax machines, printers, TV's. We will accept any and all items with CRAFT FAIR & RAFFLE 4th Annual Craft Fair and Raﬄe a plug or takes a battery. We are also at the Ould Newbury Golf Club, accepting any appliances, such as ac clubhouse, Route 1, Newbury, Friday, units, microwaves, dehumidiﬁers, November 9th from 6-9 PM. This is washers, dryers, stoves, as well as lawn the ﬁrst time we have held the event in mowers, snow blowers with the gas the evening and are happy to announce removed, exercise equipment and grills. a special guest this year - Mill River The recycle event will have low fees of Winery. We are all getting together this $5 each computer, $10 any monitor or year to raise money for the Paige Fortin small TV less than 19", $15 each TV Recovery Fund. The raﬄe sales, as well between 19" and 26" and $20 each as a portion of the wine sales from Mill TV over 26" wide and wood console River Winery, will be donated to the TV's, projection TV's $25 each. . fund oﬀered through the Provident Any appliance are $10 each. Any cell Bank. http://www.gofundme.com/ phones, car, truck batteries and bikes 17os5w. The event will feature some are free. Any questions J.wood36@ new and seasoned vendors and artists as yahoo. There will also be a bicycle well as a cash bar and a free raﬄe ticket recycle collection as well. Accepting for each attendee! Wicked Cool Sea any older/newer mountain, road, bmx, Glass designs, nautical jewelry, seasonal adult and kids bikes to be reused. Many greens and berries, and sculptured sock will be going to Ghana Africa where animals will be for sale - just to mention they are very much needed. a few! Treat yourself to a night out for a great cause and get a jump start on your PAPER DRIVE The All-Scout Paper Drive will be holiday shopping. held on Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. behind ORTHODOXY ON TAP Enjoy Some Intense Discussion the First Congregational Church of Over Some Good Food and Drink. Rowley on Main Street. The scouts The Annunciation Greek Orthodox will be collecting newspapers, books Church invites everyone to Orthodoxy and magazines. The Boy Scouts will be on Tap on Wednesday, November 7 collecting redeemable bottles and cans. at 7:00 pm at the Starboard Galley, The Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts of Rowley 55 Water St., Newburyport. You are thank you very much for helping to keep - November 11 only! Don't miss this all new sizzling production, A musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love! With its unforgettable songs and a cast of gamblers, gals and gangsters. For tickets and information www.nsmt.org or (978)232-7200
www.TheTownCommon.com Scouting active in Rowley. The paper drives are held the second Saturday of odd numbered months. If you have any questions please call George Pacenka at (978) 948-7918. Non-perishable items…including diapers, paper towels, toilet paper will also be collected at this time for the Rowley Food Pantry. PURPLE SAVE OPEN STUDIO SALE The Potters at Purple Sage studio will hold their annual fall Open Studio Sale at Purple Sage Pottery, 3 Mechanic St. in Merrimac, MA on Saturday November 10th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. There will be an abundance of decorative and functional pottery and sculpture for sale made by ﬁfteen local clay artists. Potter and teacher Beth Bell is the featured artist for the fall show. Since her earliest exposure to working with clay at the Worcester Center for Crafts twenty two years ago, Beth has felt a profound aﬃnity for the medium. For Beth, clay provides not only a treasured medium for artistic expression, but also an essential, therapeutic reprieve from the chronic pain she suﬀers with. Beth’s clay work ﬂows eﬀortlessly out of her like a river. She works intuitively, embracing the irregularities that happen naturally in the creative process. Using various forming techniques, Beth decorates her work with intricate carved patterns and/or, stamped designs and glaze treatments, to create her soulful functional and decorative art. Some of Beth’s specialties are carved bowls and tumblers, as well as rattles, intended for healing energy work. Beth is pleased that people have taken her work to all parts of the world. In addition to making her much sought after ceramic creations, Beth is also a favorite pottery teacher at Purple Sage Pottery. In her calm and centered yet irreverent way, Beth never minces words. She is very supportive of her student’s eﬀorts but is never afraid to tell them the truth. Joining Beth will be Purple Sage owner Iris Minc, her husband Mochizuki, Fumihiko, Peter Grams, Bonnie Jean Malcolm, Christina Bellinger, Hiromi Satoh, Lisa Mistretta, Lucy Hutchinson, Gary Rathmell, Sibel Alpaslan, Kathy Kriegel, Jenny Graf, Douglas Bechler and Nancy Cahan. There will be a kiln opening on Saturday morning, demonstrations throughout the show and light refreshments. For more information about Purple Sage Pottery and the fall show, go to the Web site at: www.purplesagepottery.com or call 978-346-9978. FALL FAIR AND SILENT AUCTION St Paul's Church Annual Fall Fair and Silent Auction, November 10th at 166 High Street, Newburyport www. stpauls-nbpt.org. The Fair begins at 9 am and runs to 2 pm. It will include Baked Goods, Books, Boutique, Christmas and Holiday Room, Crafts, Clothing, Children’s Clothing, Children's Activities, Jewelry, Linens, Treasure Chest, and much more. Bidding at Continued on page 9
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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 or e-mailed to me directly at email@example.com 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org more information. Can't find the time? Not 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 theever Rowley Library like the SummerOf Reading Program, kids’ yoga, author readings, Have You Thought the monthly book club and more! Saving money With Solar? -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Fellowship Thrift Shop located at the First Congregational Church of Rowley, 175 Main St (Rte 1A)Rowley is open on Tuesday and Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM and Thursday 3 - 7pm. Donations of gently used clothing are accepted during shop hours ONLY. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Looking for Local Artists and Collectors - The Rowley Public Library is currently booking their display space for the 2013 year. We have showcased some great displays in the past, from seascapes and portraits to Red Sox memorabilia and tea sets. If you have a talent for painting, photography, or anything TOdAY to wall set or up appointment else that CALL can be displayed on the in an our display case, or you collect something that fits the bill, share it with your community. We would love to see it! For more information, call Amy Roderick at the Rowley at our office/showroom Public Library, 978-948-2850. (or your house or business) ---------------------------------------------------to see how much you can save. ROWLEY - Town of Rowley Board of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday, November 17th, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Highway Department, 40 Independent St, WHAT TO BRING: From the Workbench: Oil based paints, Stains/varnish, Paint thinner, Wood/paint strippers, Wood preservatives, Rust preventatives, Photo Chemicals, Old chemistry sets, Arts and crafts supplies, Airplane glue, Rubber cement, Muriatic/hydrochloric acid, Fiberglass resin. Monday – Friday 8:00 ---------------------------------------------------to 5:00 • Saturdays 9:00 - 3:00 SALISBURY - Volunteers Needed for the Salisbury Hilton Senior Center: Ever think about donating your time for a good cause? How about helping someone understand the basics of the computer? If you have some solid computer skills you can share, we are looking for you! You can make your own time schedule. Please call us @ 978-462-2412 ---------------------------------------------------WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - Dirt the Skirt Sports is hosting its second year of women's 30 and over basketball. Games will be played from 6-8 on Sunday evenings, with practices to be determined. Assessments will be held on November 4 from 6-8 at Infinity Hoops in Plaistow, NH. Fee is $85 by cash or check; $90 online at www.dtssports.com. Email Nicole at email@example.com or Bridgit at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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the Silent Auction begins at 9 am and goes to 2:30 pm. The Auction oďŹ€ers many quality items generously donated by local merchants and others. They may include gift certiďŹ cates, furniture, antique items, jewelry, ďŹ ne collectibles, goods and services; the list goes on and changes year to year. Breakfast is oďŹ€ered from 7:30 am to 9 am. Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm. This is St. Paulâ€™s largest fundraiser of the year and beneďŹ ts the churchâ€™s many projects. 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. Saturday, November 10, 9:00-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Fee: 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.massaudubon.org/ joppaďŹ‚ats. FALL CLEAN UP DAY Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, hosts its annual Fall Clean Up Day on Saturday, November 10 from 9 am to noon. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the grounds for winter. Bring rakes and gloves. Free refreshments will be available for the volunteers. Rain date is Sunday, noon to 3. Call 978-356-8696 for information. Free.
16th ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO TOUR The Amesbury Cultural Council announces the 16th Annual Open Studio Tour, Saturday, November10th from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 11th from noon to 5 pm. The Open Studios feature work by artists living or working in Amesbury. This year, there will be nearly 70 artists participating in multiple locations around town. The Amesbury Open Studio Tour is a free, self-guided art tour. It oďŹ€ers visitors an incredible opportunity to peer into the creative spaces of Amesbury painters, ceramists, photographers, printmakers, ďŹ ber artists, jewelry makers, glass artists and other ďŹ ne craftspeople, and to buy local art right from the source. A list of participating artists and a map showing locations is available online and at various locations around town. There will also be plenty of brochure/maps available on the days of the event, at the Tourâ€™s starting location â€“ the Amesbury Cultural Center, in the Carriage Lofts, located in the upper Millyard. Free admission. Wonderful raďŹ„e items from local stores and restaurants in Amesbury will be available if one chooses to purchase raďŹ„e tickets. All of the stops on the tour will be highlighted in the brochure. An excellent source for complete tour information is available at our website http://www. amesburystudiotour.com/ You can contact the Cultural Council directly at email@example.com. Follow us on Facebook as well.
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November 7 - 13, 2012 Continued from page 7 artist Judy Pelikan at the opening of her will be drawn at 8 pm on November 10 new exhibit. Sunday, November 11, 2:30-4:00 pm Meet at the Joppa Flats and need not be present to win. Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. FREE Call SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit BREAKFAST BUFFET-EVERY SUNDAY 9-1pm, Fresh Fruit Salad, the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, joppaﬂats. Sausage & Bacon, Carved Ham, Omelet MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th Station, Make Your Own Waﬄes, Coﬀee & Tea-$14.95 per person and kids under 10 $8.95 per person. Also AMESBURY’S VETERANS DAY Available A La Carte- Grand Marnier, PARADE Date Changed to Sunday, November Apple & Walnut, Cinnamon & 11th at 1:00 pm. Blueberry and Strawberry & Banana French Toast, Eggs Benedict (3 diﬀerent ways), Pancakes, Hash & Eggs, Breakfast VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION Kevin Hunt, WWII veteran, will be Sandwiches and Lunch Items featuring joining us to celebrate our Veterans and Baked Haddock, Steak Tips, Meatloaf their service to our country. Monday, and much more! Georgetown - Keon's November 12th at 2:00 PM. Atria at the Black Swan Country Club 258 Merrimack Place, 85 Storey Ave, Andover St. 978-352-2900 Newburyport. FALL BIRDING ON CAPE ANN Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director Bill ZEN MEDITATION Free, Zen meditation instruction Gette leads this trip to the rocky coast is oﬀered Monday nights at the First of Cape Ann to see migrant seabirds. Religious Society, 26 Pleasant Street, Saturday, November 11, 9:00 am-3:30 Newburyport. The practice sessions pm Meet at the Fisherman’s Statue on meet in the lower meetinghouse from Western Avenue in Gloucester. Fee: 6:30pm to 7:30pm. For ﬁrst time $42. Preregistration is required. Call participants, the 6pm orientation 978-462-9998 for information about The additional programs and events, or visit session is recommended. the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ instructor is Joyce Haydock, Dharma Teacher with the Kwan Um School of joppaﬂats. Zen (KUSZ) for more than 22 years. Zen is a way of living, a way to perceive 16th ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO one's life with a clear mind and to TOUR better understand your true Self. Over See Saturday, November 10th time, with support, one works to attain a clear compassionate mind which, AMESBURY VETERAN’S DAY moment to moment, is able to help all PARADE The Amesbury Veterans Day Parade beings. For more information, contact will be held Sunday, Nov. 11th, Joyce Haydock at 978-363-5457. Free starting at 1pm. All those marching and open to the public. are requested to muster in front of the Fire Department on School Street GARDEN CLUB MEETING Sea Spray Garden Club will be by 12:45. The procession will begin at 1, proceeding down Main Street meeting Monday Nov 12th at 7 p.m. to Amesbury Middle School in front At the United Methodist Church, 8 of the Dough Boy monument. Small Lafayette Rd, Salisbury. Please join us ﬂags will be provided to the youth for one of our most popular speakers, who are marching as well as along the Fred Rice, presenting A Tale of Two parade route. This year’s parade is being Gardens. You are sure to be entertained sponsored by American Legion Post and inspired! New members and guests 187. The keynote speaker will be Nancy are always welcome! Please call 978Moore, widow of decorated Korean 388-4848 for more info. War veteran Thomas W. Moore, who TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th was Amesbury’s ﬁrst battle casualty in the Korean War. Veterans of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend, NATIONAL MEMORY whether in uniform or not. Veterans SCREENING DAY National Memory Screening Day who are physically able to assist the Seminar with Dr. Buck Woo, November community’s senior veterans by carrying the ﬂags are strongly encouraged to 13th @ Noon and 1pm Screenings. Dr. participate as are veterans with limited Buck Woo, Neuropsychologist & comobility who need transportation director of Memory Disorders Clinic at along the parade route. In the event Merrimack Medical Center will present of inclement weather, the ceremony information on memory and normal will take place in Amesbury City Hall aging. Concerned about memory Auditorium. All questions regarding problems? Take action! Get answers! A the parade can be directed to Amesbury screening can check a person’s memory and thinking skills and is the ﬁrst step Veterans Services at 978-388-8136. towards ﬁnding out if a person may have a memory problem. Some memory EXHIBIT OPENING: problems can be readily treated, such ILLUSTRATIONS BY JUDY as those caused by vitamin deﬁciencies PELIKAN Attend a free reception and meet or thyroid problems. Sign up for your
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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was in travel mode for a few straight weeks of continuing education courses. This past week I was in Detroit, which I will discuss below. This coming weekend I was scheduled to travel to northern New Jersey. Well, Hurricane Sandy postponed those plans. My heart goes out to those affected by her devastation and I wish them the best as they try to pick up the pieces and return to normalcy. This week I would like to discuss two other areas of devastation that I encountered on my most recent trip to Detroit. The course itself was a livepatient course utilizing a unique type of surgical extraction instruments. Although I was very impressed with the course and instruments, there is nothing really more to report that would interest the readers of this column. The two areas of devastation I encountered, however, are worth mentioning. I saw numerous patients in Detroit who presented with the need for treatment that they could not otherwise afford. Two of
the patients I treated needed full-mouth extractions. One was an older gentleman who had recently finished radiation treatment for cancer and the other was a 21-year-old man who has been using methamphetamine (crystal meth). The effects of both of their situations led to the demise of their teeth. Meth is highly addictive; many users are hooked the first time they try it. Long-term abuse can cause serious dental deterioration, hallucinations, heart failure, brain damage, and stroke, not to mention devastating the lives of addicts and their families. People think that all drug users look strange, but the reality is that some are normal, good-looking kids, high-school students, even parents. Although my patient did not report any use of drugs, it was apparent from the distinct look of his teeth that he was a heavy meth user. The signs of possible meth use are many. In addition to physical and behavioral changes, one of the earliest symptoms is gum-line decay of the teeth, caused by both the chemicals in the drug and reduced hygiene (tooth brushing). In more advanced cases, the teeth take on a grayishbrown appearance, then become weak -- cracking and breaking easily -- and eventually spongy. After long-term decay, teeth take on a goblet shape and the term “meth mouth” is used to describe them. This describes my patient’s teeth exactly. Devastating. Radiation treatment can have a similar
effect on the teeth. It can have both an effect on the teeth themselves and the bone that supports them. My patient had quite a bit of good restorative dentistry performed on him in his younger years but had not seen a dentist for approximately 10 years. When he was diagnosed with cancer, he underwent radiation treatment without working directly with a dentist. The treatment caused severe dry mouth (xerostomia) which led to rampant decay around the necks of all of his teeth. In addition, the radiation also made his bone extremely brittle, which further complicated the procedure I was doing. Patients who need to undergo radiation treatment should work directly with a dentist and consider intense fluoride treatments and any teeth that need to be extracted should be done prior to radiation treatment. It is always saddening to see devastation. And, although there is gratification in helping those in need, we should be mindful of the steps we can take in our own individual situations to avoid the unnecessary. 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 jpstclair@ dentalhealthforlife.com. You can view all previously written columns at www. jpeterstclairdentistry.com/blog.
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Hard to believe that November is upon us but soon we will be in the dead of winter and the Holidays. Thought it would be a good time to take a look at real estate from something other than a local view. According to data from the National Association of Realtors®, sales of existing U.S. homes fell in September, but prices continued to show improvement as inventory remained tight in many regions. After two months of increases, total sales declined 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.75 million, down from August's upwardly revise 4.83 million. Compared with a year earlier however, sales are still up 11.0 percent. "Despite occasional monthto-month setbacks, we're experiencing a genuine recovery," said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. "More people are attempting to buy homes than are able to qualify for mortgages, and recent price increases are not deterring buyer interest. Rather, inventory shortages are limiting sales, notably in parts of the West." In September, the national median price for existing homes dipped to $182,900, down from $184,900 in August, but rose 11.3 percent from September 2011. That also marks seven straight months of yearover-year price increases. The national median existing-home prices for all housing types was $183,900 in September, up 11.3 percent from a year ago. The last time there were seven consecutive monthly year-over-year increases was from November 2005 to May 2006. In the Northeast, the median home price sank to $238,700 in September from $249,800 in August, but rose 4.1 percent from the year before. All that said, what does 2013 hold for the housing market? Here are some issues to see where we're headed. Interest Rates The Federal Reserve decided once
again to leave its target interest rate unchanged in the range of zero to 0.25 percent. That rate has not changed since December 2008, although there is no certainty it looks as though there will be no change for quite some time. Low rates, in addition to the Fed's program of buying mortgage-backed bonds, are likely to keep mortgage interest rates near historically-low averages for the rest of 2012 and into 2013. This is certainly subject to change especially if the economy starts to improve. Foreclosures We can expect foreclosures to stay high at least for the short term. While some areas are hard hit with foreclosure activity no one town or region has been totally spared. As banks and mortgage companies streamline their procedures for pushing these properties through and as the economy rebounds we should see less and less foreclosure properties." Home Prices While activity has increased nationally the glut of foreclosures doesn’t give much hope for a recovery in home prices before all the inventory is worked through. Most economists feel that short term home prices should remain the same. Some of the states which have been hardest hit are especially likely to see further drops in housing values as non-foreclosure properties for sale must compete with so many discounted distressed homes. For example, in some counties in Florida, distressed properties made up over 50 percent of all home sales in 2011. The real bad news with that statistic is that non distressed properties only sell for a fraction more than the foreclosures. The properties that are being put out at a “discount” in some areas are bringing pricing down for the ones that are not foreclosures. The good news is the peak of the foreclosure activity is in all likelihood behind us. Home Sales Looking into my crystal ball I would
say overall, the theme for 2013's national housing market should be one of growth. It might be incremental and it might be due to us finally bottoming out, but things should be looking up. Locally 2012 saw a spring market that we haven’t seen in years. Homes were selling immediately and often times over the asking prices. The inventory of homes for sale is at lows not seen in over 10 years and while things have slowed as we enter the winter months, homes that are priced competitively and show nicely (see any of my previous articles for details on how) should sell. My forecast is that the worst is behind us and that the 2013 real estate market is looking up, both locally and nationally. 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 9482758, Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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