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'Y' Golf Supports Birth to Three

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The Ipswich Family Y presents a check for $5000 to the Town of Ipswich. These funds were raised as part of the Ipswich Y’s “Not Quite Fall” Golf Classic at Turner Hill and will be designated to support the Birth to Three Center, Ipswich. Pictured here are: Nishan Mootafian, Y Board Director/ Selectman ; Robin Crosbie, Town Manager; Gerry Beauchamp, Executive Director, Ipswich Y.

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by stewart Lytle, reporter ––––––––––––––––– IpSwICH – peter bubriski and rick Spalding have a passion for living in old houses. while the rev. Spalding was a chaplain in boston, they bought an 1840s rooming house in Cambridgeport that they had to restore from a virtual “drug den” to a livable home. Then when Spalding took a position in western Massachusetts, they bought a converted 1832 stone church with Gothic windows that had high photo provided by peter bubriski ceilings and 5,000 square Rev. Rick Spalding in his Foster Grants at his Foster Grant historic home. feet of living space. but that was not where they wanted to live as they approached community with lots of interesting their retirement years. They preferred things going on and fascinating living in a coastal New england Continued on page 3

Waterfront Development Still Viable After the Election by stewart Lytle, reporter –––––––––––––––––

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Newburyport – After looking at the results of the city elections here last week, Lois McNulty, a member of the Committee for an open waterfront, could not sit still and be depressed. So she went to the bridge on High Street over rte. 1 and spent the morning holding a sign advocating for an open waterfront and waving to motorists. “we're still here,” she said. The opponents of proposed development on the waterfront were strong supporters of several candidates for mayor and the city council. Their candidate for mayor, richard Sullivan, came within about 600 votes of winning a four-year term as mayor, during which he planned to disband the Newburyport redevelopment Authority and give the 4.2 acres of land the NrA owns back to the city. Instead Mayor Donna Holaday won re-election. Holaday yesterday defeated Dick Sullivan Jr. in a tightly contested race for mayor, 3,384-2,796. Incumbent city councilors fared well last week. Lois McNulty won't give up.

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Incumbent Ari Herzog, edward Cameron and barry Connell won re-election, as did ward councilor incumbents Allison Heartquist and robert Cronin. Meghan Kinsey and former councilor bruce Vogel were elected, as were newly elected ward councilors Jared eigerman, Charles tontar and Larry Giunta Jr. Council president Thomas o'brien ran unoopposed. while Holaday does not support the NrA's current proposal to sell a portion of the land to developers to build three, three-story buildings for condominiums, retail shops and restaurants, she said during the campaign that she does favor some development. “The city did really well,” said NrA chairman tom Salemi, in assessing the election results. “In almost every race voters opted for the candidate that was open to discussion about some development on the waterfront.” Continued on page 3

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Karl R. Wilson Joins Institution for Savings as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending

Newburyport - Karl R. Wilson has been hired as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, announced Institution for Savings President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Jones. Mr. Wilson has nearly 30 years of commercial lending and business development experience, with a strong emphasis on the North Shore. Before joining the Institution for Savings he held a similar position at North Shore Bank where he managed a $55 million corporate loan portfolio. Previously, Marc Maravalli, B.S., R.Ph. Mr. Wilson was also Senior Vice President of Publisher/Editor, The Town Common Commercial Lending at Century Bank. Letters to the Editor provide “We are very pleased to have someone with a useful way of communicating Karl’s knowledge and skills join our commercial concerns, issues, or suggestions to all members of the community. The Town Common encourages all citizens to submit letters concerning issues of interest and concern to the local community. Letters selected for publication may be edited for length and clarity. Some letters may serve as a catalyst for other articles or coverage, and community leaders and agencies will be offered an opportunity to respond to letters concerning their areas of responsibility. All letters must be signed and include a daytime telephone number. Letters may be submitted to: The Editor c/o The Town Common 77 Wethersfield St. Rowley, MA 01969 or preferably via e-mail to:

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lending team,� said Mr. Jones. “Karl is very familiar with the communities we serve and his hands-on expertise in relationship development and portfolio management will be a great asset to our already high-performing commercial lending staff.� Mr. Wilson earned a B. S. from Salem State University and an MBA in Finance from Boston University. He is a Board Member, Vice President and past President and Treasurer of Citizens for Adequate Housing; current member and past Chairman of YCC North Shore District Finance Committee; and past President and member of the Beverly Kiwanis Club. Mr. Wilson resides in Beverly with his wife and has three children.


TOWN OF ROWLEY PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to M.G.L., Ch. 40A, the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaw, and the Rowley Planning Board Rules and Regulations, the Rowley Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex Meeting Room, 39 Central Street, Rowley, MA, relative to the Application for Approval of a Site Plan and Approval of a Modification to a Special Permit. The Applicant is Institution for Savings, 93 State Street, Newburyport, MA represented by Woodman Associates Architects, 20 Inn Street, Newburyport, MA. The Site Plan Application is for modifications to an existing structure by a proposed 650 square foot addition to the existing 5,249 square foot building located at 312 Haverhill Street, Assessor’s Map 14 Lot 12. The application, plans, and relative documents are on file with the Rowley Planning Board, and are available for public inspection at the Board of Selectmen’s Office, Town Hall, 139 Main Street, during public office hours Curtis Bryant Chairman, Rowley Planning Board


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A Public Hearing will be Re-opened and held at the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to act on an application received April 27th, 2010 from Building & Remodeling Corporation of America, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 321-H, Beverly, MA 01915. The Owner of record is the Tompkins-Desjardins Trust, Bruce E. Tompkins, Trustee, 74 Long Hill Road, Rowley, MA 01969. Applicant is requesting a comprehensive permit under MGL c.40B to construct ten duplex residential units to be located off Daniels Road, approximately 1400 feet from the intersection of route 133 (Haverhill Street) in Rowley, MA. The property is shown on Assessors’ Map 09, Block 23.

A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall Annex, 39 Central Street, on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 7:10 p.m. to act on an application received November 6th, 2013 from Alan L. Grenier of Grenier & Associates (on behalf of Marc & April Bernhardt), of 49 Main Street, Topsfield, MA. Applicant is requesting from the Board of Appeals a special permit to change a conforming retail sales use to a nonconforming dog day care facility from the requirements of Sections 5.2 and 4.6 of the Rowley Protective Zoning Bylaws. Property is located at 317 & 321 Haverhill St., Rowley, MA. The property is in the Retail district and is shown on Assessors’ Map 16, Lot 11.

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Waterfront Development Still Viable After the Election The overriding message the voters sent was that people are open to options. “The challenge now is to figure out what that vision is,” he said. “we will work to please as many people as possible.” but Salemi conceded that neither the city nor the NrA will be able to please every one. The next steps for the NrA, which waited until after the election to move forward, is to talk with the mayor and state legislators, Sen. Kathleen Ives and rep. Michael Costello, to determine what they think can be done at the site. During a debate with Sullivan, the mayor said the NrA does not have to raise the estimated $4 million needed to reconstruct the dirt parking lots and make improvements to the waterfront park. She said the funds could come from other sources. In Massachusetts, that usually means the state government, and thus, the NrA's interest in talking with the state legislators about their vision for the waterfront. State agencies, particularly the Department of environmental protection,will also have a say in the

development of the waterfront. “we are eager to get something done,” Salemi said. The costs of improvements to the park are projected at $4,040,000. That includes $2,670,000 for enhancements to the open space, which constitutes about half of the site. The parking lot improvements would cost another $850,000. The balance would go to engineering and design fees. A major challenge is the parking. underground parking would be expensive, probably $15,000 for each of the projected spaces under the three buildings. The proposed three-story buildings would be 22,000 to 24,000 square feet for a total of about 70,000 square feet. That would take up about a half acre of the site or 15 per cent of the 4.2 acres. projections are that the mixed-used buildings with condos would generate about $300,000 a year in city real estate taxes. That would be more than enough to pay off a $3.7 million bond over 20 years. After the bond is paid off, those real estate taxes would go to the city's general fund, Salemi said. The NrA consultants believe

Come in for a visit and compare! developers would be attracted to a proposal that include condos because the residential condo market is -Since 1954 currently strong. In contrast, the apartment rental •Private & Semi-Private Rooms market would not generate enough tax An extended Care Community with Baths and Beautiful Views money to pay off a $3.7 million bond. • Medicare/ Medicaid certified Similarly, neither of the commercialonly options, which the mayor • Social Services-Speech, supports, would appear to generate Physical, Occupational, & enough tax revenues to support the Massage Therapies bond. That option would also not be as attractive, the NrA consultant • Full Activity Program believes, to a private developer. • and much more... Theoption North Shore’s Largest Independent Community Newspaper The retail and office-only would lose between $1,150,000 and $2,550,000, which the city cannot MANSION DRIVE • ROWLEY, MA • JUST OFF ROUTE 1A afford. The retail-only option would lose more than $2 million. In addition, the project with just businesses would not generate Residential & Commercial Security enough money for a developer to Fire & Access Systems to Video Surveillance dig underground parking, so cars for customers of the office buildings, Big enough to serve you - Small enough to know you retails shops and restaurants would Burglar, Fire Alarms 20 yeArS experIence Full TIMe! have to use the surface lots. 24 Hour Monitoring Buy/Sell Coins Jewelry The NrA hopes it will be able to We Guarantee the best! issue a request for proposals from Collectibles, Estate Buyers developers for the site after the first of Find out more, or visitF. us today: Topsfield Villagecall Raymond Atwood III the year. MA LIC # 444C

Continued from page 1 characters for neighbors. And they liked to be able to walk to get their coffee in the morning or to the train station for commutes to boston. As avid kayakers, bubriski and Spalding had paddled around Ipswich for 20 yeas. So when they learned about a house built in 1717 in town with seven fireplaces, two bread ovens and only 50 yards from the Ipswich river, they could not pass it up. Fortunately the Foster Grant house was in great shape. The previous owner was a carpenter, who for 46 years had lovingly restored and updated the home. His wife gardened and left the new owners a quarter acre of flowers that bloomed shortly after they acquired the house last spring. “This house is wonderful,” bubriski said. And they love Ipswich, which he said has avoided becoming a museum town with lots of tourists. “It is a real town.” They love their neighbors who are architects and lobster men, yoga instructors and boat builders. “There are no retired software execs,” said bubriski, who is an actor and teaches corporate executives how to communicate and sell their skills. “we can't wait to move here full time,” he said. For those like bubriski and Spalding, Ipswich presents some unique opportunities, particularly this fall, as the town celebrates its 17th and 18th Century homes. out of 250 First period homes left in the country, Ipswich has 59. First period Homes were built mostly between 1625 and 1725. Several are for sale. And the town is staging a series of festive events not only to showcase its First period homes,

some of which are newly lighted. but they also wanted to raise awareness among denizens of the 21st Century that they can own and live in a home built by early New england settlers. “one of the great things about Ipswich is that it sort of got bypassed” by the economic growth around it, bubriski said. Ipswich residents have also been creative in saving its historic homes from the wrecking ball. beginning this month Ipswich will celebrate its First period Homes from Nov. 16 through Thanksgiving. In addition to tours and festivities, the town is holding an olde House open House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 to showcase 17th Century homes that are on the market. Three houses are on the market: the 1700 Stephen Smith House at 178 Argilla road, the 1684 Harris-Sutton house at 8 water Street and the 1723 bennett Caldwell House at 11 County Street. In addition, the 1688 Deacon Knowlton House at 27 Summer Street can be previewed for a future sale. These houses range in price from $339,000 to almost $1.2 million. During the week before Thanksgiving, the town will celebrate its collection of First period houses with lectures, tours and parties. “we invite people with high-speed contemporary lives to take the back road,” bates said Called Ipswich First … period, the week-long event can be celebrated by just driving by and seeing the historic homes lighted in the darkness or by stopping the car to tour one or more of the historic homes. This year for the first time, several of the landmarks and historic homes have been lighted to showcase them

better. Landscape lighting designer eric Mitchell of Northeast Nurseries, working with the Ipswich reCreation & Culture Department, has been adding lights to structures during the summer and fall. Among them are special lighting for the historic Hall 20 yeArS experIence Full TIMe! Haskell House Gallery and Ipswich Buy/Sell Coins Jewelry Visitor Center, Alan pearsall's Ipswich History Mural on the ebSCo Host Collectibles, Estate Buyers mill building and the three stone ThearchNorth Shore’s Largest Independent Community Topsfield Village Raymond F. AtwoodNewspaper III bridges on the Ipswich river including 30 Main St, Topsfield 978-561-1893 the Choate, America's oldest double stone arch bridge. For the Ipswich celebration, Mitchell is adding lights to the 1639 Merchant – Choate House at 103 High Street, owned by emerson and Joanne tuttle; ALL YOUr ChriStMAS A MAS the 1635 waldo – Caldwell House, SUPPLieS a.k.a. Governor bradstreet House, at 33 High Street, owned by ron and • Lights Deb trevarrow, and the 1690 preston • tree Stands Forster House at 6 water Street, owned • Wilt-Pruf & Prolong by ed and barbra emberley. Several lighting companies, • Wreath hangers including Kitchler, Nightscaping, UNiQUe GiftS & Live & ArtifiCiAL encore, Focus and Halco, have donated 978-948-8696 • • DeCOrAtiONS GALOre • Christmas trees lighting hardware for the event. other events include an old House • Greens/roping/Garland • ribbons & Bows Gathering at the1640 Hart House at • Poinsettias • Wreaths & Swags the tavern, Inn at Castle Hill on Nov. • Ornaments • Kissing Balls 17 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. • And Much, Much on Nov. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Arrangements & the 1677 whipple House and 1657 More! Centerpieces Alexander Knight replica will be open. INFERNO The next day, one can tour the 1694 PELLETS paine House at Greenwood Farm $298/TON Y! from 5 to 7 p.m.The essex Harmony IVER E FR E DEL P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 acapella vocal ensemble will perform music of the “singing school” period of late 18th and early 19th century New england. 978-281-4480 • 104 Eastern Ave. Gloucester And on Nov. 23 from noon to 2 978-356-6342 • 60 Turnpike Rd. Ipswich p.m. Families are invited to participate in the 17th Century Family Fun Day at the Ipswich Museum.

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AMESBURY - Cookie walk set at Amesbury public Library - who doesn’t like cookies? Assuage your sweet tooth guilt by buying cookies at the third annual Cookie walk - perfect way to support the Friends of the Amesbury public Library. Mark your calendars. Cookie walk 2013 will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m., after the library closes. “For the past two years we have been very successful in raising money through the Cookie walk program to go to the Friends of the Library,â€? said erin Matlin, assistant ApL director of the Amesbury Library. “The Friends then turn that money around and give it all back to the library. we use this money to help fund programs and purchase supplies.â€? All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends, whose mission is to support the library and its staff, and to enhance the resources and services of the library. The funds raised from memberships, fundraisers like the Cookie walk, and the book Shop pay for educational, cultural and technical programs for adults, teens and children, including museum passes subscriptions, refreshments, prizes and supplies for programs and activities, new furnishings, technology aids and any special requests made by the library staff. • -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - Have you been diagnosed with Diabetic retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma or some other condition that has prevented you from activities you enjoy? The Amesbury Council on Aging welcomes you to join a group of supportive people with similar challenges. If you have discovered recent or ongoing • vision loss and would like•to learn about the tools available to you, and have the opportunity to share your experience, this group is for you. Guest speakers from the Mass Commission for the blind, perkins Institute, Simply Footcare and others have shared valuable tips for daily living. The meetings alternate between educational and social support with bi-annual outings. This support group meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 1-3pm at the Amesbury Senior Center. please contact Doreen brothers or Jeanne Marie at 978-388-8138 to sign up. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - police Chief Kevin J. ouellet and public works Director robert Desmarais remind residents that the Annual Amesbury winter parking ban begins on: Sunday, December 1st. All vehicles must be parked off the street between the hours of 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM, regardless of weather conditions, to facilitate the storm operations of the public works Department. Any vehicle left unattended on the street will be subject to a parking violation and/or towing at the owner’s expense. The winter ban violation fine is $50.00. overnight parking is also prohibited in public School and Municipal parking Lots, including the Friend Street, Main Street, water Street, public Library and School Street parking lots. residents living within the Central business District may obtain a parking permit at the Clerk’s office in City Hall, 62 Friend Street. The permit allows vehicle owners to park in designated sections of the water Street Deck and Friend Street Municipal Lot. to obtain a parking permit, residents must appear in person at the City Clerk’s office with a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration, showing an address in the Central business District. The permit is free and must be affixed to the lower left corner of the back window. residents will be given further information with the permit by the Clerk’s office. During a snow emergency, public service announcements will be broadcast over local radio and television stations, including wNbp 1450 AM and 106.1 FM, to provide further information. when a snow emergency is declared by the Mayor’s office, all vehicles must be removed from City streets, regardless of the hour. Questions concerning the winter ban may be directed to Mr. robert Desmarais, public works Director, at 978-388-8116 or to the on-duty shift supervisor at the Amesbury police Department, 978-388-1217. The winter parking ban is effective until April 1, 2014. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY/NEWBURYPORT - December 8, 2013 - bright Nights at Springfield. $94 includes lunch at historic Salem Cross Inn, performance of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Stageloft Theater in Sturbridge and admission to bright Nights famous Christmas lighting display in Springfield. Contact the Newburyport Council on Aging 978-462-8650 or Amesbury CoA 978388-8138 for further information. trips are open to all age groups or location. -----------------------------------------------------------GEORGETOWN - The Friends of the Georgetown peabody Library are pleased to host writer Carolyn Coppola on wednesday, November 20th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Library community room. Coppola is the author of Minivans, Meltdowns, & Merlot, a hilarious, realistic, and poignant book on motherhood. A percentage of all book sales is donated directly to boston Children's Hospital. Join us for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing. There will be light refreshments and books for sale. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The 13th Annual Ipswich y "run for the pies" will be held as usual, Thanksgiving morning with the Kid's run (1.2 mi.) starting at 8 a.m. followed by the 2.8 mile All turkeys race. This year will once again feature every 10th runner receiving a fresh pie from russell orchards in the 2.8 mile run as well as the respective male and female winners. Kids will each receive a table talk pie donated by Century box in conjunction with table talk pies.Last year's 2012 winners in the Children's 1.2 mi. run (under 12) were Hamilton's David walters (12) in a sizzling 7:40 followed by ben blizard (8:06) and Carolina weatherall (10) leading the girl's in 8:53. The 2.8 mi. run featured local athlete Michael riddle 15:06) and Ipswich's Donna Adams in 17:51. over 300 runners competed on a glorious morning last year. This year's race is hosted by the Ipswich y for the benefit of the local elementary

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The show is guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages with non-stop laughter and good fun! “The Love of Three Orangesâ€? is described as, “a wild raucous slapstick comedy, adapted for modern audiences, from a classic Italian Commedia Dell’arte play. Prince Tartaglia's life is ďŹ lled with misery and boredom until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen concoct a plan to kill him by sending him on a quest for three giant oranges with which, he is doomed to fall in love. This quest, however, soon proves more “fruitfulâ€? than he could have imagined. Once he leaves the sheltered world of the castle he ďŹ nds a friend in a clown, true love in an orange, and most of all laughter in everything he encounters. Throw in witches, wizards, princesses, and a ďŹ endish devil, a few ferocious inanimate

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schools and the y's financial assistance program, "y for All". Local sponsors include New Meadows Service, Ipswich Ford, russell orchards, Donald Greenough Law office, Amesbury psychological and the Ipswich Center for physical Therapy. Applications ($5 before tues., Nov. 21st/ $10 thereafter for the 2.8; $3 for kid's before tues., Nov.21st and $5 thereafter) available at the Ipswich y and number pickup will be held on wed., Nov. 27th (6-8 p.m.).Ipswich's own Labor-in-Vain resident pam ryan once again ran the entire 2.8 in the infamous turkey costume. Come join in the run or just stop by to cheer on the 200+ runners joining us! -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The Ipswich board of Health will be offering flu shots on Thursday, November 21st from 1-4 pm in the Health office at town Hall, 25 Green Street. If you are interested in getting vaccinated, please call the Health office 978-356-6606 to schedule an appointment. The influenza vaccine is available to individuals 19 years of age and older and is free of charge. please remember to bring your insurance cards and to wear clothes with short or loose fitting sleeves to the clinic. -----------------------------------------------------------MERRIMAC – Featuring seasonal delights with an old-fashioned flair, pilgrim Church will holds its annual Holiday Fair Sat. Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This year's fair will include children's games and crafts, cookie walk, country store, hand-made quilts, jewelry, holiday decor, luncheon, and a silent auction. A new addition to the fair line-up this year is a breakfast menu featuring pancakes, eggs and sausage. everyone is welcome! Located at 27 Church Street in Merrimac, pilgrim Church is completely accessible to all. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - The Newburyport Choral Society is holding a fundraiser on November 22nd from 5 to 8 pm at Greeting by Design at 1 rear water Street, Newburyport. Come and enjoy wine and cheese and shop for a wide range of holiday and special occasion cards and gifts. 20% of all sales go to the Choral Society. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - residents of the Merrimack Valley look forward to the annual Christmas Fair at Central Congregational Church, 14 titcomb St. in downtown Newburyport. The doors will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday Dec 7 for a special day of holiday shopping, music, and lunch. The fair features photos with Santa, a cookie walk, fresh holiday wreaths, a bake sale and candy sale as well as hand crafted gifts such as scarves, hats, blankets, teddy bear clothing, and jewelry. The ‘Souper Luncheon’ includes homemade soups and the renowned Central Church Fish Chowder. A highlight of the fair is the silent auction which includes fine gifts, paintings, gift baskets, vacation rentals and gift certificates from downtown merchants. Saturday Dec 7, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Congregational Church at the corner of pleasant & titcomb Streets. Admission is free. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT – The Newburyport education Foundation (NeF) announced the 6th Annual Lighthouse Auction kicked off on November 8 with an online auction. registration for online bidding is at “This is a very convenient way buy gifts and support the Newburyport public Schools at the same time,” said Jeff Gray, NeF president. “Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family out of town can do holiday shopping online and directly benefit their child’s school.” The Lighthouse Auction is the NeF’s largest fundraiser of the year. over the past five years, the auction has raised more than $250,000 for the Newburyport public Schools. Founded in 2004, the NeF is a nonprofit organization that functions as the development office for the Newburyport public Schools and brings in philanthropy to and works with the school administration to strategically fund projects and needs outside the city school budget. over the past 10 years, NeF donors have contributed more than $2.2 million to the Newburyport public Schools. The NeF is currently finishing up its 2011-2013 campaign, which raises funds to build classroom libraries and enhance reading materials for kindergarten through 8th grade, invests in technology renewal and enhancement throughout the district. And the goal of the new “Lights, Camera, Action!” campaign will bring much needed technology and performance resources to the Nock/Molin auditorium. “The community has been incredibly generous in support of this event,” said rosemary turgeon, the NeF volunteer coordinating the donations. “All of items for the auction have been given to us by businesses, families, students and teachers, and staff. The winning bids for these donations will translate into much needed funds for Newburyport public Schools. we have some amazing items, so we are hoping for a great turnout!” organizers hope that this year will again be a success with even more valuable and unique items to win. New items this year include golf foursomes to three of the top local courses — turner Hill, Ipswich Country Club and renaissance, a wine and jazz evening with blakeLee Greene and Danny Harrington, a personalized singing telegram delivered by John budzyna, all new vacation homes in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, pizza making at oregano's with Mrs. Davis, a chance to own a piece of bresnahan history — the Frances t. bresnahan School sign, personalized brown School Class of 2026 photos by each kindergarten class — marking the end of the brown School era, a must-see oversized puma sneaker signed by olympian usain bolt, and baseballs signed by world Series Champions David ortiz and Manager John Farrell, and much more. The auction is also very popular for the opportunity to win “experiences” that involve teachers and staff such as surfing lessons from a 7th grade science teacher, ice-cream with each of the brown School teachers, principal for A Day at the bresnahan School, and many more. The live and silent auction will be held Saturday, November 16 at 5:30 at the Masonic Hall, 31 Green Street, Newburyport. rob ouellette, well-known local education supporter and businessman, will be the master of ceremonies for the evening. Admission price includes complimentary hors' doeuvres and a cash bar (with all profits benefiting the NeF). tickets are $20 in advance ($30 purchased at the door) and can be purchased at raffle tickets are now on sale for a chance to win a custom Sapphire and Diamond pendant designed by Matt Khatib of M.K. benatti Jewelers especially for the NeF. Valued at $3,500, it could be yours with the purchase of a $20 Diamond Drawing ticket. This absolutely stunning pendant is currently on display at M.K. benatti Jewelers at 11 State Street, and will also be at the Auction on November 16th before the winner is drawn during the Live Auction. There is also a second raffle for chances to win a grand prize of a $250 Amazon gift card AND a $150 target gift card and $100 Newburyport Chamber of Commerce Gift Card. tickets will also be on sale at the Live Auction on 11/16. The drawing will be held the night of 11/16 and winner need not be present. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Curbside leaf pick up will held on your regular trash day during the weeks of November 25 and December 9th. please have bags out by 6 am. place only leaves in brown paper bags or loose in marked barrels. Do not over fill bags/barrels to ensure containment of leaves. No plastic bags will be picked up. please note trash pick-up may be delayed by up to two hours on leaf collection days. No brush or branches will be picked up and please keep bagged leaves free of any sticks or branches as these leaves are going to a local farm. For the remainder of the season, the facility will be open tuesday through Saturday from 7.30 AM to 2.30 pM and Sundays from 10 AM to 2 pM. The expected close date will be December 7, weather permitting. The season for open burning is January 15 to May 1 from 10 am to 4 pm. property owners must obtain a valid permit from the fire department before conducting any open burning. permits allow the burning of brush, cane, driftwood, and forest debris but prohibit the burning of grass, hay, construction material, and leaves. For additional information, please call Molly ettenborough at 978-499-0413. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - The ywCA racial Justice Committee has begun planning the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and is seeking area high school students who are interested in using their leadership skills to support diversity & racial justice by working on this and other events throughout the year. If you are interested, email ellie Davis at or text (508) 451-1236. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - The Greek Ladies Aid Association is hosting its 5th annual Greek luncheon and holiday fair on Saturday, November 23rd, from 10:00 to 3:00 at Nicholson Hall in Newburyport, and is looking for vendors. please contact Irene Katsoulis at 978-372-3593 or 978-465-9699 if interested. 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Sunday Nov 17th 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. This year’s lineup features guest artist Karen Orsillo. For more information about Purple Sage Pottery and the fall show, go to the Web site ANNIE, JR. The TTS Players will present at: or call Broadways favorite hit musical Annie 978-346-9978. Jr. at the Byfield Community Arts Center November 15 -17 Friday and ASTROLOGY & PSYCHIC Saturday shows are at 7PM and Sunday READINGS matinee at 2PM and then again on Astrology & Psychic Readings for Thursday and Friday Nov. 21-22 at 7pm Teens by Gloria Ward (Grades 6-12)and a final Sunday matinee at 2pm. Learn about astrology and tarot, as well This junior version of ANNIE boasts as get a psychic reading from Gloria many of the great songs that made the Ward. Saturday, November 16th @ Broadway version one of the all-time 11am - Please register for a slot! Langleygreats. “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” “Easy Adams Library, Groveland, (978)372Street,” “NYC” and “You’re Never Fully 1732 Dressed Without a Smile” are featured and performed by the exuberant TTS AMESBURY OPEN STUDIO players. For tickets and reservations TOUR please call the TTS Box office (978) The Amesbury Cultural Council 463-3335 or email ttsplayers@gmail. announces the 17th Annual Open com For more information please visit Studio Tour, Saturday, November our web site at 16th from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, November 17th from noon to 4 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th pm. The Open Studios feature work by artists from the area. This year, FILL A BAG BOOK SALE there will be more than 50 artists The Friends of the Amesbury Public participating in many locations around Library (APL) will hold a 'Fill a Bag' town. Refreshments will be available. book sale on Saturday, Nov. 16, from For more information about the Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Friends Used Studio Tour, or for information about Book Shop, located downstairs at the the Amesbury Cultural Council, please APL, 149 Main St. Purchase a reusable visit shopping bag for $10 and fill with You can also email us at amesburycc@ anything and everything on the shelves. In addition to the annual The sale will include books for adults, Studio Tour, the Amesbury Cultural teens and children; music; movies; Council promotes cultural activities, the audio books, and puzzles. Volunteers arts and interpretive sciences through are needed to help on the day of the financial support and community North sale. Please call the library at 978-388- education. The It receives fundingShore’s from the 8148 with your contact information Massachusetts Cultural Council which and a member of the Friends of the it redistributes in the way of grants to Continued on page 8 Amesbury Public Library will get back to you. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends, whose mission is to support the library and its staff, and to enhance the resources and services of the library.

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November 13 - 19, 013 AMESBURY OPEN STUDIO TOUR See Saturday, November 16th. BIG WOODS HIKE Mass Audubon’s Ipswich river wildlife Sanctuary in topsfield will hold its annual big woods Hike on Sunday, November 17. bring family and friends for a two-hour naturalistguided walk to discover the natural and cultural history of the sanctuary. This wonderful program is appropriate for adults as well as families (children should be at least 5 years old). walks will depart at 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. runs rain or shine, so dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Fee: $8/adults, $7/ children (discount for Mass Audubon members). For more information or to register, call 978-887-9264. Agnes David at 978-388-9003. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18th YWCA EVENING WITH AUTHOR Healer and inspirational Speaker Denise DeSimone Nov. 18 @ 6:30 p.m. everything is energy… Cancer survivor Denise DeSimone believes everything is energy, plain and simple, and that by applying the scientific principles of energy to the way we conduct our lives, we are capable of miraculous recovery. Greater Newburyport invites you to attend a one-night speaking engagement with DeSimone on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the ywCA Children’s Center at 13 ½ pond Street. The event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending this one-night speaking engagement with DeSimone, reserve a seat by contacting Connie Grasso at, or calling (978) 465-9922, ext. 27.

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“RECIPES & REMEMBRANCES” is now here and on sale. It is in time for your Holiday gift giving. The Cookbook is complete with the local favorites passed down from generations of Rowley people: family, friends & neighbors. Over 225 recipes, little stories & remembrances came from Rowley and all over the country and are included. It is the third Cookbook that the Historical Society is proud to sponsor going back to the original in 1922, 1994 and today for 2014, our town’s 375th Celebration. All of our efforts have been as a fund raising endeavor to benefit the Rowley Historical Society’s 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House, its upkeep, repairs & historically correct new undertakings. To purchase your very own copy of “Recipes & Remembrances”, it is on sale for $15.00 at the Town Clerk’s office or by calling 978-948-5054. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Senator Tarr’s District Office hours, Rowley are Wednesday , Nov. 20, Town Hall Annex 9-11 AM and Wednesday, Dec. 18, Town Hall Annex 9-11 AM -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Back by popular demand! The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is holding its 2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY BASKET RAFFLE. Come see the beautiful baskets on display at the Rowley Public Library until December 14. We are raffling over $1,300 worth of prizes with new baskets still coming in. The drawing will be December 14th @ 1pm at a reception in the Library Meeting Room. You don’t need to be present to win!! Win a holiday gift or a treat for yourself!! Cra-Z-Loom, Wine Lover’s, Providence Bruins, Dr. Suess, Birding, Yoga, children’s crafts, Pine Grove PTA and many more. Last year’s most popular Beekeepers are back this time with a World Series twist. There is something for everyone. Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street, Rowley. They cost $1 each or 6 for $5. The Friends thank everyone who donated a basket. For a complete list of baskets and donors, go to the library website at For even more information, call the library at 978-948-2850. -----------------------------------------------------------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 are peanut butter and jelly, canned pasta and stews, spaghetti sauce, tuna and canned chicken, macaroni and cheese, soups, canned fruit, school snacks, and juice boxes. Please visit for a complete list of needed items. This 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 Julie Havey, Program Assistant at or (978) 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 - Salisbury Lions Club King Lion David "Chuck" Colburn announced today the the Salisbury Lions Club is again participating in the Anton Cleaners "Coats for Kids Project".  The Lions will collect all sizes,  good quality used winter coats and winter jackets from infants to adults may be left at the Salisbury Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road (U S Route 1); Wash & Wags, 8A Beach Road ( U S Route 1A); Tom's Discount Store, 175 Elm Street (SR 110) and Lena's Seafood Restaurant, 131 Rabbit Road. Coats are collected and brought to Anton's Cleaners where they are cleaned for no charge and distributed through Anton's 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. The collection has kicked off and the Lions will be collecting until Friday, January 10th. Please insure the coats and jackets are without stains or rips and zippers are working.

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LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) you usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. but perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) you seek out advice in the first part of the week. but be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the week's end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. but you take more control, and by the week's end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. your social life takes a gratifying turn by the week's end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. but it all starts to clear by the week's end. plan to spend the weekend with someone special. BORN THIS WEEK: you have a passion for life that inspires others to follow your example. you could be a motivational speaker.

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