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June 13 - 19, 2012 • Vol. 8, No. 32

Standup Paddle Boarding Competitions Back at the Beach

By Stewart Lytle, Reporter –––––––––––––––––

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Roseann Robillard (left) and Janet Kalashian, administrative assistant, show off the rendering for the new senior center.

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Paddle boarding has become a popular event at Salisbury Beach.

SALISBURY – Since New England ship captains helped colonized the Hawaiian islands in the late 18th Century, bringing Christianity and Anglo traditions to the polynesian kingdom, it would seem appropriate that the Hawaiians would return the favor by sending to New England – and specifically Salisbury Beach – a new sporting craze, called standup paddle boarding. A cross between surfing and kayaking, standup paddle boarding is the newest wave in open ocean recreation. As the name suggests, one stand ups on a paddle board while rowing with a long paddle through ocean waves and currents. Standup paddle boarding only came to Salisbury Beach about a year ago, when the newly formed,

non-profit Atlantic Paddle Boarding Association staged its first competitions. Elite racers competed for a $5,000 prize. On June 30, the association, which is headquartered here, will host its second race series with a double header. Like when the Boston Red Sox are rained out, they play a double header the next day. So too do paddle boarders who were rained out during the first weekend this month. The prize money has quadrupled in a year. Sponsored by REVO Sunglasses, participants in this summer-long, six-race series will compete to win $20,000 in cash and other prizes. The 2012 Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series will continue at Salisbury Beach on July 14.

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NEWBURYPORT – Almost every day a woman dropped by the Council of Aging office here and just sat for hours talking with people who came in or those who worked there. Seeing her happily sitting in the office every day prompted Roseann Robillard, the COA director, to suggest to her board that they start a DropIn program for any senior who wanted to come there as a remedy for being lonely. “It is our most successful program,” Robillard said. “It is standing room only in there.” The seniors, many of whom have no family nearby, come to talk with others who have not heard their life stories, or at least not since the day before, Robillard jokes. The problem for the successful program has been where to put them. For the first few months the seniors gathered for the Drop In program in a TV room at the

center, but the Salvation Army, which owns the building, needed the room for a youth program. That meant the seniors had to move to other space in the cramped building. Now they meet in a conference room. “It is not ideal,” Robillard said. But soon, thanks to the voters last week who approved a debt limit override, the seniors will have their own space. And Robillard said her department will end its years of what she calls “a nomadic” existence in providing space for the senior programs. The COA offers many of its programs in the Salvation Army building, where it leases space for $1,200 a month. But some programs have to go elsewhere. The senior exercise programs are held at the Elks Club. Private counseling programs are often in churches, at City Hall and now in Robillard's office. Continued on page 3

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This letter is in response to the Rev. Dr. Bob Gallagher with respect to his disagreement with the Salisbury Beach Citizens for Change. This group does not, in any way, want to circumvent the State Sanitary Code. We want safe, clean, and well-kept properties and we have been doing that for many years without inspections. What we do object to is the Board of Health (Town of Salisbury) putting us at the mercy of outside inspectors who can subject us to what amounts to a shakedown. After paying $100 per unit for the initial inspection, if one violation is found, no matter how small, the unit must be reinspected for an additional $45 (per unit), every year. While it is nice to say that we must all adhere to the State Sanitary Code, a 35 page document, a building can be safe and clean without meeting all of the strict requirements of the code, which is especially difficult for an older building. In reality, if a building is older than five years, it probably no longer meets everything in the Sanitary Code. It should be noted, also, that all housing must meet the sanitary code, even single family, owner occupied. When will the BOH start inspecting them? We feel we do not need outside inspectors to tell us what we need to do to with our properties. The free market will dictate that. If a tenant is aggrieved, he or she can file a complaint with the Board of Health, not renew the lease, or move out. If a property is too bad, no one should rent it. Most owners of summer rentals open the property in mid-April or May and work on them until the rental season begins in June. Some even begin renting Memorial Day. The property must be “rental ready” for the inspection. This does not leave time between the opening of the building and the first rental for the inspections to be done (and redone). You say that you have lived in Salisbury for one year. You have no idea what we have been through for the past 30 years. Why do you think the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association was formed? It was not just about planting flowers. The “BOH behavior” that you mention refers to the fact that, when we went to the Board of Health for the public hearing with our concerns, we were virtually ignored. In addition, the Town Manager, Mr. Harrington, called us absentee landlords. In fact, every one who was there is either a town resident or rents out their unit(s) in an owner-occupied cottage. I would like to know this: Why do you feel the need to tell us what is good for ourselves? Charles Takesian

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On behalf of the Greater Seacoast Food Pantries, we thank the members of the community and the letter carriers who supported the recent 2012 Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive. Once again the community support was amazing. The food collected will assist greatly in keeping our pantry shelves stocked over the upcoming months. Also, we would like to thank Newburyport Officer in Charge Ron Pronovost and Amesbury Postmaster George Riley for coordinating the Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive. Special thanks to the individual carriers who worked hard throughout the day to collect and deliver the food. The Seacoast Pantries rely on the generosity of the community to keep our pantry doors open. We are so very grateful for your ongoing support. Many thanks to all, Dianne Halloran, Community Action, Inc.; Betty Leary, Community Services of Newburyport, Inc. ; Lyndsey Haight, Our Neighbors’ Table; Tiffany Nigro, The Pettengill House, Inc. and Donna Sylvester, Salvation Army of Newburyport

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On behalf of Executive Director, Deborah Smith, and the Board of Directors of The Pettengill House, Inc., we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make the Second Annual Pettengill House Fundraiser at Blue Ocean Music Hall such a huge success. The Pettengill House, Inc. is a non-profit community social service agency providing services to more than 3,200 men, women, and children, 604 of whom are deemed homeless, in Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury. The mission of the Pettengill House is to support and empower children and families by providing education, extensive case management, family stabilization, and basic needs. All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to benefit these families. Thank you to Cynthia Costello, our Honorary Chairperson for this year’s event, what a privilege to have someone so committed to the children and families of our community as our Honorary Chair. Thanks also to Wayne Capolupo, who donated the use of his spectacular venue and to Patty King, our event organizer. Many thanks to Brian Young and The Thomas Machine Works Band for the donation of their time and talent. A special thank you to the Board of Directors, Advisory Members, and staff of the Pettengill House for their support. We would also like to recognize our committee for their tireless efforts to make this event possible: Cynthia Costello, Honorary Chair, Pam Bishop, Peg Brown, Tara Clifford, Gary Coltin, Heidi Fournier, Karen French, Mary Gruen, Sandra Licciardo, and Les Murray. Thanks also to our volunteers John Fournier, Gail Kelleher, and Eliza Young. In addition we would like to thank all who attended, community supporters, and anonymous donors whose generosity made the night such a great success. And finally a very special thank you to all of our generous sponsors and donors: Platinum Sponsors: Institution for Savings, Leeward Light Charitable Thrift Store, and Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, Gold Sponsor: The Provident Bank. Additional sponsors and donors: Acropolis Pizza, Ale House, A Little Bit of Naples, All American Tavern, All Natural Training, Amesbury Academy Staff, Amesbury Police Department, Applied Materials ~ Varian Semi-Conductors, Karen Baptiste, Ken and Pam Bishop, Bladz and Nail It, Donald Brannelly, Wayne Capolupo, Gary Coltin, Connie’s Stagecoach, Cosmos Restaurant, Costello Family, Representative Michael Costello, Cristy’s Pizza, Inc., Herbert Crooks, Darrel Cox Muscular Therapy, David’s Tavern, Drs. DiTolla and Dr. Little, Essex Street Inn, LLC, Executive Gourmet Services, Kristen Fitzgerald, Alan Fraser, Mark and Sandy Gagnon, Glow Personalized Skin Care, Greenery Designs, The Hollow Café, Lea Healey, Healthcare Complete, James and Kathleen Higgins, Institution for Savings, Angela Baldassare Jervey and Richard Jervey, Paul Johnson, Karen Holmes Physical Therapy, Kuse Family, Lena’s Seafood, Angela Licciardo, Anthony and Sandra Licciardo, Donald Licciardo, Robert MacDonald, Anna Mamakos, Cathy Mamakos, The Marina at Hatter’s Point, Jay and Nancy McCarthy, Caroline Meagher, Merry Motors Auto Repair, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank State Street Tellers, Morrill Electric, New England Chocolate Company, Susan O’Hala, Organize-n-Simply It, Peter H. Eaton Antiques, Inc., Pettengill Farm, Pettengill House Board of Directors, Primetime Sports Grill, River Valley Counseling Services, Judith Russek, Seabreeze Quilt Guild, Simon’s Pizza, Deborah Smith/ Cassavaugh Family, Stripers Grille & Inn, Supercuts, Paul Sylva, Thomas Machine Works Band, Cathy Toomey, Tripoli Bakery, Anna Lee Wallack, Walsh Family, Robert and Lisa Wile, Kevin and Michelle Williams, Linda Young, and 2 Bead It. We look forward to seeing you all next year at our Third Annual Pettengill House Fundraiser at Blue Ocean Music Hall which promises to be better than ever! For more information or to make a tax deductible donation please call (978) 463-8801 or visit us at www.pettengillhouse.org. All donations stay local and have an immediate and direct impact in our community. Sincerely, Linda Young and Cathy Mamakos, Event Co-Chairs

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Share the Gift The Rowley Children’s Center Preschool and Pre-K Programs – would like to thank Rowley and surrounding communities and businesses for their recent oftheReading donations to our Yard Sale and No Child Hungry Bake Sale the proceeds of which

benefited Birth to Three in Ipswich and The Great American Bake Sale: Olde Town Bakery, Pomodori’s, Corliss Brothers, Gordon’s Florists, Shaw’s, Christopher’s Table, Country Gardens, Winfrey’s, Playful Pack, Down River Ice Cream, White Farms, Green Elephant, Doraine Petry – Quilts & The Pancake House We would also like to thank all our fabulous bakers: Doug Morris, Cheryl Pacquin, Joe Joyce, Sara & Gerdie Keefe, Samantha Pearson and Nancy Miller. Special thanks go to our Parents and staff for the endless hours they put in to making this a true success. You are the greatest!

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On behalf of the Bartlett Museum on 270 Main Street in Amesbury I should like to thank the Flatbread Pizza Company in Market Square, Amesbury for the opportunity of hosting a fundraiser at their restaurant on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012. Also, a huge thank you to all those who bought pizza that night. You have helped us to keep the Museum open to the public on weekends for one more season. As a non-profit we support our organization by fundraising which can be a difficult job at times. This event was simple and enjoyable for all. We are looking forward to doing business with you in the future. Dianne Dostie Cole, Bartlett Museum Board of Directors


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Robillard has long dreamed of having a senior center – much like the one in Salisbury or the new facility in Amesbury – where seniors could come for exercise in the morning, stay for the DropIn program and have lunch. Last week the voters came out in droves to say yes to spending money to build a new Bresnahan elementary school, renovate the Nock Middle School and build a new 16,000-square-foot senior center. Almost 45 percent of all voters went to the polls. Funding for the senior/community center passed by a vote of 3,209 to 2,495. “It was a wonderful shot in the arm,” Robillard said. “It let us know that the community supports and respects the greatest generation.” The voters approved spending $6.5 million on the new senior center, but Robillard said the Friends of the Newburyport

Council on Aging will begin this week to plan raising the money. “They couldn't get into high gear until after the vote,” she said. Every dollar raised for the new building is one less that the taxpayers have to contribute, she said. Now they can start talking with the bank foundations and other generous donors about funding the new center. Some will make large enough donations to earn the right to name the building, individual rooms and equipment, she said. With the new building, which will be completed in about three years, the COA will go from having too little room that is often shared with other groups to space that is too large and can be rented out and shared with other groups. Thus the building, which will be on the site of the current Bresnahan School off High Street, will be both a senior

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Then the races will move to York Beach, ME, on August 4. And the finals will be at Salisbury Beach on September 1, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Elite Races start at 10:15 a.m. Open Recreational and Youth Races follow. SUP Surf contests will also take place on race days following the paddle battle with judges awarding $500 in cash prizes to the best paddle surfers. The Elite Races feature a two-mile, offshore course that challenges competitors’ technical, surfing and athletic skills. Both men and women participants will compete with regulation boards at least 12 feet, six inches long, with mono hulls and fixed rudders. The rules allow racers who fall to have five strokes to get back on their feet and stand up. The course must be completed while standing and in control of the paddle. Registration is $200 for all

six races or $40 for individual races. The winners of each Elite Division race receive $1,850 in cash prizes and $5,000 to the overall winners. In the Open Recreational races, participants may use a surfboard, the 12 foot, six inch board, a 14 foot board or an unlimited board. Competitors start the race running from the beach and complete four offshore laps of approximately four miles. Registration costs $100 for all six races or $20 per race. Product prizes and surf shop gift cards are awarded at each race to the top three competitors. The youth races are divided into racers 10 years and under and 11 to 16 years old. The youth course consists of one lap of about 200 yards. Registration is $75 for all six races or $15 per race. Prizes are awarded for the top three finishers. Other sponsors include Bud Light, SurfSide5 bar and restaurant, Blue Ocean Music

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June 13 - 19, 01 parents/caregiver. Online registration on GRAND ALLEÉ TOUR our website: www.langleyadamslib.org The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce a new landscape tour opportunity this season at Castle Hill, a WORKSHOP: GETTING CLEAR Country Place Era estate and a National ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL Historic Landmark located at 290 REQUIREMENTS! Topsfield Library Meeting Room Argilla Road in Ipswich, MA. A View to June 18, 7 – 9 pm - Our ‘personal the Sea: The Grand Alleé Tour is offered requirements’ are that checklist of Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August items that are the deal breakers in any 15, and September 12, from 5:00 – situation. They are the ‘must have’ list 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for TTOR that we check in with when we are members, $15 for non-members, and in the process of making important pre-registration is required at 978-356decisions about everything from jobs to 4351, x4049. relationships to purchases and vacations (and much more!). Deb Silke, a LOGAN PIERCEY CONCERT professionally practicing Intuitive, will Logan Piercey will perform his original be leading the workshop. You may music at the Amesbury Public Library contact Deb at 978-902-7001, info@ at the gazebo on Wednesday, June 20 at DebSilke.com and also learn more by 6:00 p.m. By the age of 13, Logan was visiting her website at www.DebSilke. writing songs; by 14 he was ripping up com. the guitar, and playing keyboards. Like so many artists before him, Logan's TUESDAY, JUNE 19th lyrics come from a place deep inside. His poignant songwriting navigates life as a “STORIES, STONES, AND teenager and questions what it all means, SUPERSTITIONS” while the alternating hard and melodic The Rowley Library, 141 Main St., moods of his compositions reveal the welcomes Roxie Zwicker of New honest emotions behind the personal England Curiosities on Tuesday June stories shared through his songs. You 19th at 6:30 pm. Roxie will be here to can check out Logan’s website at http:// guide us through the Rowley Cemetery loganpiercey.com/home.cfm Logan has and explain to us what the gravestones released a cd, which will be available reveal about the early settlers of Rowley. for sale. For more information contact This program is a must if you have any Margie at 978-388-8148 or mwalker@ interest in local history or cemeteries. mvlc.org Sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Library. TRIVIA NIGHT Keon's Trivia Nights on Wednesday GROUNDBREAKING from 7-9, $2 off all menu items & gift CEREMONY certificate giveaways. 258 Andover St, The Board of Water Commissions Georgetown 978-352-2900 cordially invites you to celebrate the new Rowley Water Treatment Plant SENATOR ELDRIDGE TO SPEAK Groundbreaking on Tuesday, June AT UNITARIAN CHURCH 19th, at 1pm at 64 Pinegree Farm Rd, On Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00pm Rowley. in the lower meetinghouse of the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant Street, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20th Newburyport, Senator Jamie Eldridge will participate in a public forum. This A VIEW TO THE SEA: THE is a public forum and attendants are

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free to express their opinions. Senator Eldridge will address thr group, take questions, and participate in the discussion. There will be considerable time devoted to questions from the floor and discussions of the issues. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. IPSWICH WOMEN IN THE ARTS Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich will host a Wednesday Evening Lecture on June 20 at 7:30 pm entitled “Ipswich Women in the Arts.” The First National Bank of Ipswich generously sponsors the Museum’s Wednesday Evening Lecture Series. For more information, visit www. ipswichmuseum.org or call 978-3562811. Cost: $10 for non-members; free to members.

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127 N End Blvd, Salisbury 9 Warren Ave, Salisbury 5 Roy Ave, Newbury 164 Pond St, Georgetown 131 Linden St, Hamilton 20 Atlantic St, Gloucester 84 Rabbit Rd, Salisbury 126 Highland St, Hamilton 147 Northern Blvd, Newbury 18 Knowlton St, Hamilton 101 Pleasant St, Wenham 170 Perkins Row, Topsfield 43 Topsfield Rd, Ipswich 117 Main St, Rowley 16 Taylor St, Georgetown 26 Story St, Essex 142 West Main St, Georgetown 5 Madison Ave, Groveland 11 Upper River Rd, Ipswich 31 Elmira Ave, Newburyport 2 Cedarview Rd, Ipswich 500 Essex St, Hamilton 1175 Washington St, Gloucester 58 Rust St, Hamilton 6 Autumn Ln, Rockport Lot-14 Oleo Woods, Newburyport 168 Dodge Rd, Rowley Lot-11 Oleo Woods, Newburyport 45 Meadows Ln, Rowley 11 Pheasant Run Dr, Newburyport 376 High St, Newburyport Lot-3 Oleo Woods, Newburyport 28 Sunrise Rd, Boxford 3 Harmony Ln, Georgetown 12 King Edward Ct, Boxford 50 N Main St, Ipswich 26 Burnham Rd, Wenham 72 High St, Newburyport 39 Moseley Ave, Newburyport 12 Berry Circle, Hamilton 9 Whale Cove Rd, Rockport 1026 Washington, Gloucester 20 Townsend Farm Rd, Boxford 419 Main St, Amesbury 46 High St, Newburyport 208 Main St, Wenham 5 Penryn Way, Rockport

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Single Family Listings: 47 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,129.28 Avg. List$: $454,581 Avg. List$/SqFt: $217 Avg. DOM: 168.38 Avg. Sale$: $441,786 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $210

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