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By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– He has slept in jails and behind a dumpster thinking about how to kill himself to keep from embarrassing his family more. One of only a handful of Massachusetts high school basketball players to play for the Boston Celtics, Herren told his intense story to a packed Triton High Photo courtesy of Susan Moran School auditorium Chris Herren with members of the Triton basketball team. From left, Connor Barry, last week. Sam McKenzie, Zak Alaoui, Paul Dacy and coach Dave Clay. His messages: TRITON – Chris Herren has offered multi-million-dollar “If you think you are above lived at the top of the world contracts and been lauded in this (being addicted to alcohol and at the bottom. He has been every newspaper in the country. or drugs), you need to switch

your thinking.” “There is no reason to change who you are. You are perfect the way you are.” “The real heroes in school are those who do not do alcohol or drugs.” “Don't snigger at people who have the courage to stand up and ask a question at an assembly like this.” Herren, who graduated from Durfee High School in Fall River, was a 6'2” guard on one of the most celebrated high school basketball teams in the country, the subject of a book, Fall River Dreams. In high school Herren scored 2,073 career points, was the Gatorade New England Player Continued on page 3

Popular Newbury Librarian Leaving for Ipswich BYFIELD – Amid both tears and laughter, Laurie Collins said farewell to dozens of friends and students last week as she left the Newbury Public Library where she has been the head of the children's collection for the last 12 years. Collins is the latest casualty of the Newbury budget woes. Due to lower revenues, Newbury cut its library operating hours to three and a half days. That means none of the library staff, including the vacant director's post, are fulltime employees. Newbury's loss is Ipswich's gain. She is moving to the Ipswich Library where she can work more hours per week and earn more

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money. “Laurie has been a true gift not just to the children, but to the families,” said a choked up Debbie Pike, a mother of three children who have attended Collins' Story Hours in the afternoons at the library for years. She said Collins has helped create an atmosphere where families became friends, not just mothers, but grandparents and nannies. Pike said she met her best friend bringing her children to the library. Other mothers came to hug Collins and tell her, “You are so much a part of this library.” Camden and Devon Johnson, alumni of Story Hour, came to

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I am writing in support of re-electing Christina Bain as our Republican State Committeewoman representing Newbury and the other sixteen communities of the First Essex and Middlesex State Senate District. As the Chairman of the Newbury Republican Town Committee, I can tell you that Christina Bain works tirelessly to be personally involved with our committee; gets us the resources we need to grow; and makes herself accessible day or night. She has also provided countless hours of support for local and statewide candidates at every level. In addition, Christina co-founded the Essex Club, an organization focused on promoting local Republican events and unifying activists across the region. Through the Essex Club, Republican activists have been given the tools they need to recruit, mobilize, and energize the Republican Party. She has truly been a motivating, inclusive leader within the GOP. I urge my fellow Republicans and Unenrolled voters who will be voting in the Republican Presidential Primary to re-elect Christina Bain as our Republican State Committeewoman on Tuesday, March 6th. Thank you. Sincerely,

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to miss her,” said Lois Smith, a trustee of the library. “She is just terrific.” Story Hour has been a popular part of the library for years. Before the cutbacks, as many as 80 children would gather in the designated children's room to read books, play games like the popular parachute game and even take home puppets, including Clifford the Dog, Franklin the Turtle and Madeline, for a twoweek period. Even after the cuts, the Story Hours from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays attracted as many as 60 children. “I love this library. I love this community. I love the books.

But I really love seeing the young families grow up,” Collins said. In Ipswich Collins said she will have much greater support from the town and the community. The library there is open six and a half days a week. She can work fulltime and earn a full-time salary. “With three and a half days, there is only so much you can accomplish in that time,” she said. Collins, who greeted all her former students and their parents, is the granddaughter of Dorothy Cook, a long-time librarian at the Beverly Library and later at the Fryeburg, Me, library. “She taught me to the love of reading, the sharing of reading,” Collins said.

A day after Collins' farewell party, an interim director arrived to manage the Newbury library until the board can find someone to be a part-time, permanent director. Mary Johnson-Lally, a veteran librarian, has agreed to serve as librarian until the trustees can find someone to be a parttime director. Smith said the board of trustees is having difficulty finding a person to fill the director's position. She believes that the solution is for the library to raise an endowment to help fund more operating hours for the library. But she said her real answer is for Newbury to raise its property taxes to generate more revenue for town services.

program. Playing mostly sober, he was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team and held school records in both assists and steals. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets, where under the “positive leadership” of several of the players, he stayed off drugs and performed to his potential. “That was my best year,” he said, attributing it to the other players who would not let him leave the hotel without one of them going with him. Then he got the dream of his lifetime. He was traded to the Celtics. During the summer he got hooked on oxycodone pills. Playing for the Celtics, until he was injured, he gave a dealer game tickets for pills. When he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, he was offered an $8 million contract. He chose to return to Fall River and take oxycodone. He was out of the NBA forever. That led to a rapid downward spiral. He played for teams in Europe and Asia. His first team was paying him $50,000 a week to play, but he started taking heroin. When he refused to go to training camp because he was away from his dealer, he was fired. His career then took him to teams in more foreign cities, ending in Turkey, where he was almost arrested and sentenced to a lengthy stint in prison for importing drugs. A shipping clerk, who had watched Herren play basketball, saved him by removing the drugs and writing him a letter urging him to stop taking drugs. Herren returned home to a wife and three children. But the downward spiral continued. He had car wrecks, was arrested

a couple of times, sent to rehabilitation clinics, lived homeless, was almost killed with a drug buddy, a professional football player, who was shot in his home where Herren was supposed to be partying. He said he thought often about how he would kill himself to avoid causing any more pain and suffering to his family. Fielding dozens of questions from the Triton students, Herren, at times angry, at others loving, said his greatest regret is not losing the professional basketball career or the money, which he described as “more of a curse” than a blessing. His biggest regret is the pain he caused his wife and children, he said. Today, Herren lives in Portsmouth, RI with his wife and children. Sober for the last three and a half years, he helps others struggling with addiction and lectures to high school and college students about staying off drugs. The Triton PTA invited Herren to speak when a teacher, Carla Wagner, saw him on an ESPN TV special about his drug addiction and aborted career. PTA President Susan Moran had also seen the show and agreed. With the help of the student government association, the PTA raised the $5,500 fee for Herren. “He had a definite impact on the students,” Moran said. Some students, moved by Herren's story, are talking about forming after-school groups to help one another cope with the pressures that could lead to taking drugs. For more on Herren and his programs, visit www. basketballjunkie.net.

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of the Year, the Boston Globe Massachusetts Player of the Year and a member of the 1994 McDonald’s All American team. He was recruited to play at Boston College. As a freshman, he was told by his coach to attend an assembly on staying off alcohol and drugs, much like the one Triton's PTA, school staff and student government association held for the high school last week. He refused to go at first, but was told he would lose his scholarship if he did not attend. He did not take the assembly seriously thinking he would never have a problem with drugs or alcohol, although he had been drinking on weekends since he was 13. To him, taking drugs was what people like Len Bias did, he said. Bias, drafted by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in 1986, died two days later from a cocaine-inducted cardiac arrhythmia. But that night, when Herren went back to his college dorm, his roommate and girlfriend were snorting cocaine. He turned to leave, but the girl urged him to try it. “It won't hurt you,” she said. He tried cocaine that night. And for the next 14 years taking drugs not only hurt him, it almost killed him several times, nearly cost him his family and denied him the chance to be a successful professional basketball player. Testing positive for drugs, he was kicked out of Boston College. He was given a second chance by legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian at California State University, Fresno, who sent him to a 28-day rehabilitation

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AMESBURY - Sparhawk School will host an OPEN HOUSE for prospective students and their families on Wednesday, March 14th, at both Amesbury campuses. 9-11am at the Upper Campus (High School): 196 What kind of law do we do? Estate plans. Civil litigation. Criminal defense. Main Street, Amesbury. 4-6pm at the Lower Campus (PreK-8): 259 Elm St., Amesbury. This event will be the Business law. Representing clients before Town boards. And more. final open house for the 2012 enrollment season. Sparhawk School is an independent, PreK -12 college preparatory Need a lawyer? Come see us. day school with a focus on academic excellence in a culture of kindness. For more information, check sparhawkschool. AND com, or call 978.388.5354. We hope to see you there! A T T O R N E Y S A T L A W -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Trustees, Amesbury Health Care Charitable Trust is pleased to announce they have recently Arthur K. Ross, Jr. • Peter M. Ross published a new Resource booklet. Community resources are listed in this booklet to services infants to seniors Downtown Ipswich – 20 Market St. • rossandrosslawyers.com 978-356-2000 in Amesbury. This booklet was published with the assistances of the Amesbury Council on Aging, University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Northern Essex Community College Intern Students. This booklet is available at the For Senior Center asSale well on the Amesbury Town web page www.amesbuyrma.gov. You may also request that a booklet be mailed to by sending a written request to Amesbury Health care Charitable•Trust, PO BOX 463, Amesbury, MA 01913 -----------------------------------------------------------GROVELAND - The Langley-Adams Library, in Groveland Massachusetts is proud to announce that they have won an important grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and • Library Services(IMLS)•through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The Library received a $7,350 federal IMLS/LSTA grant “On the Same Page” to support the program One Community, One Book; “Groveland Gathers to Read”. Adults will be reading The Finest Hours by author and guest speaker Michael Tougias. Groveland teens will be reading Dark Life by Kat Falls and our little Groveland members will read Going Lobstering by Jerry Pallotta. Jerry will be stopping by the library for a visit in May. The programs will run in April and May and all programs will share a Maritime theme. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov. -----------------------------------------------------------HAMILTON-WENHAM Spring Book Sale Dates are Saturday, March 24, 9 am - 3 pm. The sale continues Mon. 26 thru Wed. 28, 10-8 & Thur. 29, 10-5. Don’t miss the Friends Only Book Sale Friday evening, March 23, 6-8. Not a Friends member yet? You can join at the door. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. 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Join us as we swim, bike & run for the fun of it! -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The Ipswich Family YMCA, located at 110 County Rd., will be hosting an Overnight Lock-In for local Middle School Youth Groups on March 9th from 8pm to 8am. All night long there will be exciting games and activities in the gym and the pool as well as music, food, contests and more. It is going to be an awesome night that you do not want to miss. Bring your friends and come have a blast at the Y. $20 for Y Members and $30 for the Community, pre-register by March 7 at the Ipswich Family YMCA. For more information, contact Nick Fitzgerald at 978-356-9622. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Belleville Congregational Church of Newburyport to Host Gentle Chair Yoga & Meditation. Area residents are invited to breathe and smile as they engage in Gentle Chair Yoga & Meditation. This gentle practice of yoga is composed of simple breath exercises combined with healing movements designed to improve immunity, digestion, sleep patterns, and relaxation of the nervous system.Carla Mattioli, artist and yoga practitioner for twentyeight years, will be leading the class at Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street Newburyport). All are Media Sponsorship provided by invited to attend this eight week class each Thursday beginning on March 22nd and running through May 10th from The Town Common 1:30-2:30 PM. Registration is required, minimum of 7 needed for each class. Cost is $80 for the 8 week series. Please call: 978-546-8018 by March 15th to register. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - “Insight to Education”, A Workshop for Local Educators, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 from 9:00am-12:00pm, Local educators both formal and non-formal are invited to join a refuge staff member for a FREE

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Intelligent Independent Living; Sports • Sports • Sports Know Where to Find It professionals in attendance, that resident soon learned that he would have to pay out of pocket for his costly care. Despite the hefty monthly all inclusive payment he had been making to the CCRE for just this event, he learned that reimbursement would be made to a nursing home or a hospital for example but not to this entity called CCRE. The issue of reimbursement has been and still can be too gray an area as the mammoth wheels that support the bulk of government and insurance policies, rules and regulations slowly turn in one direction or another. CCRE’s that have been impacted heavily by not falling within an acceptable category for Medicare reimbursement have had to pass the cost of their assisted living care onto the residents who are left holding the bill. A few years ago a well known CCRE’s parent company filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 with the hope of reorganizing. Similar entities have filed for protection across the country. It is not clear what other issues if any may be impacting conventional CCREs but conflict inevitable leads to change. As the growing problem of our costly health care needs has evolved, so too has the growing need to provide an efficient and satisfactory solution for all of us. In “an earlier life” as an RN, I knew that given a choice, most folks desired to remain in their homes when the need for health care services arose. Providers knew full well that home health care was/is far less costly than the alternatives such as nursing homes, CCRE’s and hospitals. Home health care more often “fits” within the acceptable reimbursement categories where the CCRE’s have had their share of problems with reimbursement. As I write, there is a development underway that embodies the “best of all worlds”. The concept is as simple as it is brilliant. The resident purchases a brand new unit/home

within a new independent living development for the market price. The resident pays an “all inclusive” monthly fee that includes almost every possible life enhancing amenity imaginable to permit independent living for seniors. The resident is not charged the hefty monthly fee for healthcare costs. If the resident requires home health assistance, it can be provided by any such agency that will then be reimbursed unlike the problems that have been associated with CCRE’s. I recently visited a stunning and all inclusive independent living development. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful lifestyle where minute details addressing myriad needs are an integral part of the plan. Developers and architects who have learned to meet the needs of the many are most successful when they first learned to meet the needs of the persons they loved. The Developer and the Architect who are heading this extraordinary development experienced the frustration and heartbreak of doing the best they could for their aging loved ones in a world that offered inadequate systems. They are clearly visionaries who are building a lifestyle for everyone else’s loved ones. As REALTORs, it is important for us to learn as much as we can about meeting the needs of the huge consumer group that is upon us now. If you would like information about this article and/or gorgeous independent living in our market area, you may contact me below. For now, know that there are wonderful ideas taking shape to meet active lifestyles and they are already here. Broker/Owner Janet Hilton is a former practicing RN and Attorney who with her husband retired Lynn Fire Lieutenant George Hilton owns and operates Country Crossroads Realty Associates located at 28 Bay Rd South Hamilton. To reach the office, call 978-468-5910 x202 or reach Janet directly at cell 781-405-4867… www.countrycrossroadsrealty.com.

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Site Work three hours, hands-on workshop that will focus on how this national wildlife refuge can be a valuable educational excavation contractorS resource and/or field trip destination for a diversity of learning groups. The three hour workshop will include: An overview of the important conservation role the refuge plays- both locally and nationally; An up-close look at our Septic tankS & visitor services center, state-of-the-art auditorium, large classroom and related educational resources; An informative SyStem contractorS outlook about the refuge, with an emphasis on how wildlife and their habitats are managed; A chance to visit to several locations on the refuge where hands-on learning experiences may be conducted outside the typical classroom container Service setting; The workshop will mainly be conducted in the visitor center located at the refuge headquarters at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport. Advance registration is required for this program, as space is limited. Please register by March 14th, 2012 by calling (978) 465-5753. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT – AJH Aid Association Plans “A Grecian Night with Great Chefs” on March 16 - The Anna Jaques Hospital Aid Association is pleased to announce its upcoming 24th annual Great Chefs’ Night, featuring the creations of celebrated chefs from over twenty restaurants and caterers in the Greater Newburyport area. Presenting sponsors are the Institution for Listen to Kathryn’s radio program Savings and the Newburyport Five Cent Savings Bank. “A Grecian Night with Great Chefs” will include gourmet tastings, live and silent auctions, live every Friday at 7:45 am on WNBP entertainment and dancing. Once again, the Governor’s Academy, in Byfield, is graciously donating its facilities for the gala. The festivities will take place on March 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. So save the date! Great Chefs’ Night is the AJH Aid Association’s main fundraiser each year, and all proceeds support services at the hospital. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT – Why Weight? Complimentary Healthy Dinner and Kathryn O’Brien, M.Ed. Fitness Workshop Presented by: Dr. Jennah Dieter, Clinical Nutritionist & Hannah Horton, Personal Trainer on Tuesday, March 27, at 6:30pm at Direct Line: 978-465-1322 Healthcare Complete, 260 Merrimac Street, Newburyport. Why Weight? Seating is Limited…Reserve your seat today! (978) 499-9355 Email: kathrynobrien@comcast.net -----------------------------------------------------------Website: www.KathrynOBrien.com NEWBURYPORT - The YWCA Greater Newburyport, 13 Market Street, is holding on-going registration for its Winter II Session #1 Swim Lessons. This session runs from Monday, February 27 – Saturday, April 14, 2012 offering swim lessons for all levels, beginning at 6 months of age. Classes are held Monday – Saturday with morning and afternoon options. These are 7 week sessions. For more information and registration forms, visit our website at www.ywcanewburyport.org or call 978-465-9922. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Middle Eastern Dance Night at the Grog, a Fundraiser for Newburyport Continuing Education, Featuring top Boston and local area 86 Ipswich Road,Topsfield: bellydancers performing a wide variety of bellydance styles from Lebanese to P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 Elegant 1837 home with almost 5 Gypsy, Egyptian, Cabaret, Tribal and Sword. Thursday , March 22 at 7 pm at advertise@thetowncommon.com the Grog, 12 Middle Street Newburyport MA, Admission is $8.00, 21 plus. acres of horse-friendly grounds, For more information contact Maria O'Connor at 978 388 4148 skating pond, and separate -----------------------------------------------------------studio/office. Spacious eat-in NEWBURYPORT – On Thursday, March 15, Salvation Army will be open kitchen with large island and to all for individual information interviews. Residents are welcome to come in any time between 4pm and 7pm with questions about support and services. Rumford fireplace. Master suite If you do not know what you and your family may or may not be eligible to with multi-angled cathedral receive, we may be able to help you figure it out. We have information on ceilings, Rumford fireplace, roof fuel assistance, good neighbor energy fund, food stamps, Mass Health, WIC, deck with hot tub, white marble Continued on page 11 bath with Jacuzzi, and glass-enclosed shower. $595,900.

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local entertainment calendar Ironic Music Calendar features local events North of Boston and along Coastal/Southern NH. IMC is a production of Ironic Music Booking Agency LLC: www.ironic-production.com. If your venue would like to be included in this calendar, or if you’d like to receive this list weekly via email, please contact us at: info@ironic.it.

MASSACHUSETTS Amesbury THE BARN PUB & GRILLE www.thebarnpub.com 5 Ring Street, 978-3888700 Wed 2/22: Seacoast Dart Association League Fri 2/24: Luck of the Draw Tue 2/28: Northeast Dart Association League MURPHY’S RIVERSIDE Find them on Facebook 37 Main St., 978-8340020 Thu 2/23: Karaoke Mon 2/27: Game Night Beverly FIBBER McGEE'S Find them on Facebook 108 Cabot St., 978-2320180 Wed 2/22: Karaoke Thu 2/23: DJ Fri 2/24: DJ Sat 2/25: DJ/Live Music Mon 2/27: Trivia, 7:30pm THE PICKLED ONION www. pickledonionbeverly.com 355 Rantoul St., 978232-3973 Wed 2/22: Karaoke, 10pm Thu 2/23: DJ Max Baun, 10pm-1am Fri 2/24: Tobin & Leahy, 5-9pm Mon 2/27: Stump Trivia, 5-10pm Danvers THE VILLAGE GREEN www.villagegreendanvers. com 225 Newbury St., 978774-7270 Wed 2/22: The Queen of Karaoke Louise Fri 2/24: Paul DiPanfilo Sat 2/25: Wildfire Tues 2/28: Country Line Dancing, 7pm Georgetown KEON’S @ THE BLACK SWAN COUNTRY CLUB http://www. blackswancountryclub. com/ 258 Andover Street, 978352-2900 Sat 2/25: World Gone Crazy Band, 7pm, $20 pp. Gloucester ALCHEMY CAFÉ & BISTRO www.alchemybistro.com 3 Duncan St., 978-2813997 Wed 2/22: Women, Wine & Chocolate w/Chelsea Berry, 7-9pm Sun 2/26: Bluegrass Brunch w/Flynn Cohen, 12-2pm

CAPE ANN BREWING CO. www.capeannbrewing. com 27 Commercial St., 978281-4782 Wed 2/22: Trivia Night, 7:30pm Thu 2/23: Open Mic Night, 9pm Fri 2/24: Marina Evans Sat 2/25: The Darryl Strawberries & Grand 27 Sun 2/26: Boudreau Jazz Supper Club Tue 2/28: Sea Shanty Sing-A-Long, 9pm

Throwdown Sat 2/25: Division Tree; DJ Julian Sun 2/26: Pocket Big Band Tue 2/28: Open Mic MAL’S LOUNGE @ GEORGE’S RESTAURANT www.malslounge.com 77 Washington St., 978374-5150 Fri 2/24: Roy Barboza THE PEDDLER’S DAUGHTER www. thepeddlersdaughter.com 45 Wingate St., 978-3729555 Sat 2/25: Revels Glen, 9:30pm

THE TAP/LIMELIGHT LOUNGE www.tapbrewpub.com 100 Washington St., 978374-1117 Wed 2/22: Stump Trivia Thur 2/23: Karaoke Fri 2/24: Rowdybar Blues THE DOG BAR www.dogbarcapeann.com Band Sat 2/25: Don’t Call Me 65 Main St., 978-281Shirley 6565 Thu 2/23: 3 Vibe, 9pm-cl Newburyport Sun 2/26: Michael DAVID’S TAVERN @ O’Leary w/David de la THE GARRISON INN Barre, 9pm-cl www.davidstavern.com 11 Brown Sq., 978-462GIUSEPPE'S 8077 RISTORANTE www.giuseppesma.com Sat 2/25: Starshyne w/Marianne &Rick 2 Main St., 978-8794622 THE GROG Wed 2/22: Open Mic, www.thegrog.com 7:30-10:30pm 13 Middle St., 978-465Thu 2/23: Dueling 8008 Pianos, 8:30pm Wed 2/22: Hoot Night, Fri 2/24: Joe Thomas, 9pm-cl 8-11pm Sat 2/25: Joe Thomas, Thu 2/23: Evolvement 9pm-cl Radio presents Battle Sun 2/26: Maria Lena & Radical- Battle of the Gerry Stafford, 6pm Bands round 2 Fri 2/24: Merrimack JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN Delta Dub Set RESTAURANT Sat 2/25: Rosie www.jalapenosgloucester. Sun 2/26: Blues Party, com 6-10pm 86 Main St., 978-283Mon 2/27: Comedy 8228 Open Mic, 7:30-9:30pm Tue 2/28: The Wood Tue 2/28: Steve Spoungin Peppers, 7pm THE PORT TAVERN THE RHUMB LINE www.theporttavern.com www.therhumbline.com 84 State St., 978-46540 Railroad Ave, 9781006 283-9732 Wed 2/22: Irish Seisuin Wed 2/22: Prime Rib, w/Eamon Coyne 5pm; Fly Amero, 8-11pm Thu 2/23: The Foggy Thu 2/23: Dave Sags Duo Blues Party, 9:30pmFri 2/24: Elijah Clark 1:30am Sat 2/25: Rugby Fri 2/24: Ned & the Big Sun 2/26: Rugby ; Ronan Babies, 9:30-12:30am Quinn Sat 2/25: Lois Lane & the Tue 2/28: Stump Trivia, Daily Planets, 9:30pm- 8-10pm 12:30am Sun 2/26: Allen Estes & Rockport Orville Giddings, 8pm- ROCKPORT MUSIC @ 12am THE SHALIN LIU Mon 2/27: Open Jam PERFORMANCE w/Dan King, 9:30pmCENTER 12:30am www.rcmf.org Tue 2/28: Trivia, 7pm; 35 Main St., 978-546Funk Jam w/Henley 7391 Douglass Jr. & Soul Force Fri 2/24: Schubert’s Die V, 10pm-12:30am Winterreise Haverhill Sun 2/25: Verdi’s Ernani CHIT CHAT LOUNGE www.chitchatlounge.com 103 Washington St., 978374-9710 Wed 2/22: Karaoke Thu 2/23: Juke Joint 5; Country Line Dance Lesson Fri 2/24: DJ Julian; Trivia

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Goffstown & the Chocolate GROCKAFELLAS Strings www.rockafellasofsalem. THE VILLAGE TRESTLE Sun 2/26: Irish Session, com 231 Essex St, 978-745- www.villagetrestle.com 2-5pm, The Spain 25 Main St., 603-497Brothers 2411 Mon 2/27: Bar Trivia, Wed 2/22: Latin Dance 8230 Thu 2/23: Ladies Night 7:30pm Party, 8-11:30pm Karaoke Tue 2/28: John Cumming Fri 2/23: Mamadou Fri 2/24: The Tom Dixon Sat 2/24: Midnight Band, 8pm-12am STRANGE BREW Goggles Sat 2/25: The Groove TAVERN Sun 2/25: Marybeth THE GULU GULU Cats, 8pm-12am www.strangebrewtavern. Maes CAFÉ SCRATCH KITCHEN Sun 2/26: The Wan-Tu net www.gulu-gulu.com 88 Market St., 603-666247 Essex St., 978-740- www.scratchkitchensalem. Blues Band, 3-7pm 4292 com 8882 Wed 2/22: Jon Ross Wed 2/23: Model Citizens 245 Derby St., 978-741- THE PASTA LOFT www.pastaloft.com Thu 2/23: Charlie Keating 2442 Thu 2/24: Dub Steady 220 E Main St., 603-378- Fri 2/24: Bruce Marshall Th u 2/23: Preacher Jack Quartet Sat 2/25: Michigan Ave & Willie Loco Alexander 0092 Fri 2/25: Big Blue Wed 2/22: Open Mic Tue 2/28: Strange Brew Octopus Fri 2/24: Triana All-Stars Salisbury Tue 2/28: Hitchcock Sat 2/25: Max Capistran BLUE OCEAN MUSIC Movie Month- Rear Nashua HALL Window Londonderry FODY’s GREAT www.blueoceanhall.com TUPELO MUSIC HALL AMERICAN TAVERN 4 Oceanfront North, IN A PIG’S EYE www. www.fodystavern.com 978-463-9222 www.inapigseye.com tupelohalllondonderry. 9 Clinton St., 603-577Thu 2/23: Jodie 148 Derby St., 978-741- Cunningham & Fried com 9015 4436 2 Young Rd., 603-437- Wed 2/22: Trivia Night, Cactus Wed 2/22: Tokyo Tramps 5100 8pm Thu 2/23: Ervin Dhimo CAROUSEL LOUNGE Thu 2/23: Solas, 8pm Thu 2/23: Josh Logan Fri 2/24: Blues Jam, 4:15- www.carousel-lounge. Fri 2/24: John Mayall Band 6:45pm Fri 2/24: One Fine Mess com Sat 2/25: Andrew Gravel 20 Oceanfront, 978-465- WHIPPERSNAPPERS Sat 2/25: Chad Lamarsh RESTAURANT Mon 2/27: DJ Mark Allen www.whippersnappersnh. Tue 2/28: Karaoke Dance com Party 44 Nashua Rd., 603-4342660 THE PEDDLER’S Wed 2/22: Stump Trivia DAUGHTER Thu 2/23: John Paul & www.thepeddlersdaughter. Train Wreck com Fri 2/24: Hypercane 48 Main St., 603-821every �hursday �� � no cover Sat 2/25: Leaving Eden 7535 �ive �usic��-� �hursdays Sun 2/26: Hurricane Fri 2/24: Nimbus 9 �Kitchen S������ K������ Scratch is a quality driven gourmet gastro Alley Sat 2/25: Beyond the Pale �hursday ��-� &��local � nofarm cover delievery focusing on regional fresh BOYNTON’S ingredients with fantastic daily specials, house STELLA BLU Scratch Kitchen is a quality driven gourmet gastro TAPROOM www.stellablu-nh.com smoked meats and great craft beers to choose from! deli focusing on regional & local farm fresh www.boyntonstaproom. 70 E Pearl St., 603-578ingredients with fantastic daily specials, house com 5557 2342to: choose from! smoked meats.�/�0��1 and great craft beers 155 Dow St., 603-623- Fri 2/24: Brian Owens 2/2 � 70��� 890:����1 - folk/singer-songwriter 7778 Sat 2/25: Joe McDonald .�/�0��1 2342: 2/� � ����� /�9;� - singer-songwriter/blues/rock Sat 2/25: Dueling Pianos, 2/2 � 70��� 890:����1 folk/singer-songwriter 2/4� � 79�� S�:� < rock/pop/singer-songwriter 8pm $10-17 Newmarket 2/� /�9;� - singer-songwriter/blues/rock 2/2=������� �������� 7��K & ;����� ���>��8�� STONE CHURCH ON 2/4� � 79�� S�:� < rock/pop/singer-songwriter rockabilly/boogie woogie THE DERRYFIELD ZION HILL 2/2= � �������� 7��K & ;����� ���>��8�� {music presented by: woogie Ironic Music Booking Agency – www.ironic.it } www.thederryfield.com www.stonechurchrocks. rockabilly/boogie 625 Mammoth Rd., 603- com {music presented by: Ironic Music Booking Agency – www.ironic.it } 623-2880 5 Granite St., 603-292Fri 2/24: Last Kid Picked 3546 Sat 2/25: Mama Kicks Wed 2/22: Anais Mitchell Thu 2/23: Element DRYNK RESTAURANT Fri 2/24: Drew Szeliga & 245 Derby St. - corner of Congress & Derby 245 DerbySalem St. -, MA corner of Congress| & Derby & LOUNGE | 978-741-2442 the Gang w/Jamie Kent & Salem MA | 978-741-2442 http:// ://, scratchkitchensalem scratchkitchensalem com | http://drynknh.com the Options http ..com Check �acebook �acebook for for specials specials:: 20 Old Granite St., Check Sat 2/25: Maganahan;s ���.facebook facebook.com com/Scratch�itchen Scratch�itchen ��� 603.836.5251 Revival Wed 2/22: Tropical Sun 2/26: Open Mic, Wednesday 7pm-12am 9045 Sun 2/26: Eric Reardon & Sat 2/25: King Karaoke, Thu 2/23: College Night; Tue 2/28: Blue Grass Jam, Friends Ladies Night 9pm-12am 8:30pm Mon 2/27: Open Mic, Fri 2/24: Rock Star Fridays 9pm Portsmouth HOBO'S CAFÈ & Tue 2/28: Industry Night THE BLUE MERMAID Tue 2/28: 758 Comedy LOUNGE Club www.bluemermaid.com www.chefhowieshobocafe. FRATELLO’s ITALIAN 409 The Hill, 603-427com GRILLE O'NEILL'S PUB 2583 5 Broadway, 978-465www.fratellos.com www.oneillsofsalem.com 4626 Wed 2/22: Open Mic 155 Dow St., 603-624- Fri 2/24: Ryan Flaherty 120 Washington St., 978- Wed 2/22: Karaoke & 2022 & the Hungry Moon 740-8811 Dance, 6pm Wed 2/22: Lachlan w/special guest Jenni Wed 2/22: Sports Trivia, Thu 2/23: Karaoke MacLearn Backstrom 5-10pm Contest & Dance, Thu 2/23: Jazz Night, Sat 2/25: John ThatThu 2/23: DJ Sap, 11pm- 8:30pm 6:30-9:30pm Upbeat Rock is all That 12:30am Mon 2/27: Karaoke & Fri 2/24: Joe McDonald Fri 2/24: Live Irish Music, Dance, 6pm Sat 2/25: John Chouinard PORTSMOUTH 6-9pm; DJ Sap, 10pmMon 2/27: Kim Riley 12:30am NEW HAMPSHIRE Tue 2/28: Gardner Berry GASLIGHT CO. www.portsmouthgaslight. Sat 2/25: Irish Music, Exeter com 6-9pm SHOOTERS PUB @ THE SHASKEEN 64 Market St., 603-430Tue 2/28: Trivia, 8-10pm EXETER BOWLING www.theshaskeen.com 9122 LANES 909 Elm St., 603-235Fri 2/24: Kevin Burt PEM | PEABODY ESSEX www.shooterssportspub. 9682 9:30pm; Maven Sargent MUSEUM com Wed 2/22: Open Comedy 10:00pm www.pem.org 6 Columbus Ave., 603- Mic, 9pm Sat 2/25: DJ Koko P, 161 Essex St., East India 772-3856 Thu 2/23: Scalawag 9:00pm; Brian Johnson Fri 2/24: DJ BIggZ & Sq., 978-745-9500 Fri 2/24: Lucid Duo, 9:30pm; Aaron D, 8pm Wed 2/22: PEM Pals, Sat 2/25: Irish Session, 3- Denny, 10pm Sat 2/25: 97 North 10:30am 6pm; Midnight Spaghetti

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Social Security and housing, as well as all the Salvation Army programs. We cannot sign you up, but we can answer your questions, let you know how, when and where to apply. We will often know if you are eligible or not at the first meeting and then can let you know what other programs you might try. This workshop is for working people, the unemployed or the underemployed as well as all others who are or are not currently receiving any forms of services. Newburyport Salvation Army, 40 Water St. For more information call Donna at 978-465-0883. -----------------------------------------------------------PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES - Want to know how to reduce your home energy costs, speak Italian, clear your clutter, play the harmonica or find the work you love? Consider taking a fun and intellectually stimulating non-credit class or workshop between now and April 19 through the Portsmouth Community Education program. The new brochure is available only online at www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/PortsmouthCommEd_ Spring2012.pdf. -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Katerina Tsoutsouras from Rowley Troop 60566 is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. She is providing a Craft and Story Book Time at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA for children ages 5 through 8. COST: FREE! Dates: March 3, 2012: 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:00 - 12:00; March 10, 2012: 10:00 - 11:00 and 11:00 - 12:00; March 17, 2012: 2:00 - 3:00 and 3:00 - 4:00. There will be additional dates in April to follow. Sign up on line (kit94katt@aol.com) or by phone (978-948-2959). -----------------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack is moving. We will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday March 14 th at our new location, the East Parish Methodist Church, Salisbury Square (route 1), Salisbury, MA. Bob Sullivan will speak on “Copperheads and Peace Democrats.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America’s Civil War is invited to attend. For more information visit our web page www.cwrtm.org or call Tom at (978) 462-8518. ---------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Salisbury COA Hilton Senior Center 43 Lafayette Rd Salisbury is open to all and presents the following opportunities. To register or for more information call the Hilton Center at 978-462-2412. Hearing Screening by Mass Audiology, March 14th @ 10AM Offering the most current advanced technology addressing common frustrations of hearing aid wearers. Sign up for your private session to get tested and up-date any changes in your hearing and to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Get your current hearing devices cleaned and serviced and get your evaluation at the same time. Please call to schedule your private appointment @ 978-462-2412. ---------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - The Salisbury Democratic Town Committee is pleased to announce the Third Annual College Leadership Scholarship for Salisbury seniors attending Triton Regional High School or Whittier Regional Technical High School. Criteria for the scholarship are completion of an essay, possibly participating in an interview with the scholarship committee, and a scholarship committee review of the applicant’s official school transcript. Applications are now available from the guidance departments of the two schools. The application, essay, and transcript should be submitted to “Salisbury Scholarship Committee Leadership Scholarship, c/o John Housianitis, Scholarship Committee Chairman, PO Box 5025, Salisbury, MA 01952”. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012. For further information, contact John Housianitis at 978 462 1312 or jchdagreek@aol.com. ---------------------------------------------------SALISBURY - Mark your calendar, the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack will host its 11th annual Starry Night Charity Auction on Saturday, April 28th. The silent auction begins at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The real fun begins at 8:15 p.m. when the live auction kicks off. This celebration is guaranteed to dazzle with an array of new and exciting auction items. Organizers of the auction are in the process of gathering items. To donate an item for either the silent or live auction, call Kathy Webber or Executive Director Jim Keenan at 978-462-7003, ECYCLE or kwebber@boysandgirlscluboflmv.com. The Club is always looking for volunteers to join our auction committee. Please contact Jim Keenan if interested in helping out the largest youth organization in the area. ---------------------------------------------------HARE THE SEABROOK - 19 Day Walk To Remember Fukushima Begins In Seabrook, March 2- 3. One year after the nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Facility, seven organizations are co-sponsoring a “Remember Fukushima” walk to begin at Seabrook on March 3. Local residents are invited to join for an hour, a day or the whole journey which is scheduled to end March 21 in Vernon, Vermont at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Two local public forums and potlucks will be held in conjunction with the walk: Friday, March 2, 4-6pm at the Seabrook Public Library, Liberty Lane with a potluck supper to follow at 7 pm at the Amesbury Friends’ Meetinghouse; and Saturday March 3, 6-9pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Pleasant St. Newburyport. Representatives and speakers include Tim Bullock and others of The Peace Pagoda; Bruce Skud and Kristine Malpica of “No More Fukushimas!”; John Schuchardt and Paul Brailsford of Veterans for Peace; plus survivors and relatives of Fukushima Japan. There will be an accompanying photo exhibit of Fukushima in the aftermath of the disaster. Information regarding the relicensing of Seabrook Power Plant will be available during these events. The walk begins with an interfaith sunrise service at Hampton State Park, 6-7:30am on the morning of March 3. The walk will proceed to The Seabrook Power Plant (corner of Rte .1 & South Access Road) for a public vigil and gathering 11-1pm. The walk will then continue down Rte. 1 to Newburyport for a public potluck and forum 6-9pm at the Unitarian Church. All are welcome to join for all or part of the walk and public forums. The walk is the 10th annual walk known as “Walk for a New Spring”, begun five months after the World Trade Center disasters in the spring of 2002. The goal of each New Spring walk has been to inspire society to live in a more sustainable and peaceful way. This year, billed as “Remember Fukushima, the walk will visit four New England states with communities all within 50 miles of a Nuclear Power plant. Three in this area, Seabrook, NH, Plymouth, MA and Vernon, VT are up for re-licensing. All have been cited for leaking radioactive chemicals in the environment as well as other aging related problems. The prime organizer is the New England Peace Pagoda located in Leverett, MA. Co-sponsors are the AFSC in Northampton, Arise for social Change in Springfield, Nuclear Free Future, Mass Peace Action; the House of Peace in Ipswich; Imagine Studios; Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, the Amesbury Friends Peace Center of the Amesbury Friends’ Meeting and Mass Slavery Apology. A calendar showing the walk’s planned route and further details may be obtained by contacting Tim Bullock whose email is walk4newspring@gmail.com or call 413-485-8469. -----------------------------------------------------------TRITON GRADVENTURE FUNDRAISER – Teamwork Trivia Night on Friday, March 2 hosted by DJ Ed Mullen. Doors Open at 6:30pm - Games 7pm – 11pm. Newburyport Elks, Low Street. A fun night out while raising funds for the Senior All-Night Substance Free Celebration! Grab your friends, neighbors, family members! Put together a Team – 10 People per Table / Team $25 per person. Don’t have a team?? Sign up as an individual or couple and we will place you on a team! B.Y.O.M. (Bring your own munchies)/ Cash Bar / Adults Only Email Wendy Antonucci at antonmed@comcast.net to reserve a table (or with questions), along with a check for $25/person made payable to “Viking Gradventure”, c/o Antonucci, 146 Daniels Road, Rowley, MA 01969. Hurry & Reserve Your Table Today!

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For whatever reason, I have had a group of patients migrate to my office from a “holistic” dental practice in a different part of the state. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “holistic” is –“relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts. Holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body.” Most of us are probably more familiar with the term “holistic” in the medical world than in the dental world. I have done a little research on “holistic dentistry”, and to be honest, I have a lot more research to do. In the future, I plan on writing more about my research on this subject. I make most of my clinical decisions in practice based on peer-reviewed, published scientific evidence. I like facts. However, I am also an avid student of the psychological and emotional side of what I do. My initial research into “holistic” dentistry has found both things that I am attracted to as well as borderline quackery.

For the purposes of the column this week, I am going to comment on the Holistic Dental Association’s philosophy taken from their website. I have commented on each individual paragraph below: We believe that Holistic involves an awareness of dental care as it relates to the entire person. Most people are now well aware that the mouth and the rest of the body are connected. We know that there are connections between dental health and systemic health as it relates to things such as heart disease. The holistic approach seems to go beyond this. We believe that health care practitioners and recipients should be provided with appropriate information to make informed choices that will enhance personal health and wellness while feeling loved, accepted, and understood. Much of the “holistic” approach is a frame of mind. Different people need different amounts of information to make an informed decision for their particular situation. It is the communication and relationship between the patient and the doctor that is most important. We believe that Holistic Dental Association membership provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support while we expand our awareness and skills. Okay.

We believe our educational growth should be nurturing, affordable, and encompasses basic information, experiential knowledge, and leading edge ideas. Experiential knowledge means knowledge gained from direct experience. I would agree that many of the things we do are based on our own experiences and often that information can benefit someone else. However, I do not see anything in this statement that relates to published scientific data. We believe in openly sharing resources. We believe in an interdisciplinary approach to health that facilitates the individual's innate ability to heal her/himself. Most organizations, when it comes to learning, are open to sharing resources. Most practitioners use an inter-disciplinary approach to provide what they feel is best for the patients. The last part of the statement is the more “holistic” part. I will share more about specifics in “holistic” dentistry in the future. 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. To view previous columns or comment, go to www.facebook.com/dentalhealthforlife or www.jpeterstclairdentistry.com/blog.

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