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NEWBUryPOrT – Had you lived here back in the hey day of the clipper ships and global trading that made this maritime community very wealthy, it would not have been unusual for the locals to throw a big party to honor a ship returning from faraway places. Next month, residents and visitors alike will get the chance to celebrate just like the Newburyport of old when the 180-foot replica of the tall ship HMS Bounty – famous from the Mutiny on the Bounty story – sails up the Merrimack river to dock for the weekend. The Bounty will arrive in Newburyport on Thursday, July 12, and will be open to the public for tours from Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15. On shore, there will be entertainment at Waterfront Park. On Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m., the Plum Island Pans, a group of multiple steel drum Continued on page 3

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NEWBUryPOrT—Lisa Hutchings, Teacher-Naturalist at the Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, hosted the program, “Imagine, Sing, and Learn: Beat the Heat!” Thursday, June 21. This was one of the several events held for local families and their children during the summer months by the Audubon Center. With the extreme heat conditions last week, this was the perfect opportunity for young children and their parents to do something fun indoors. Activities included make-your-own solar powered bracelets, story time, coloring, and an up-close encounter with various local seacritters such as, periwinkles, sea urchins, rock crabs, mussels and sea stars. The main focus of this event was educating the children on the importance of sun-protection. Various demonstrations were displayed to show how to still have fun outdoors while guarding oneself against harmful UV rays. Demonstrations included proper sunblock application and adequate UV ray blocking attire. Audubon Volunteers Brittany LaClair (Merrimack), Sandie Jankowski (Newbury), and Jake Connolly (Byfield) were also on hand to ensure the success of this fun filled day. To register for upcoming events at the Joppa Flats Education Center or for more information call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats

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AMESBUry – Gary and Juliette Bergeron are big believers that everything should get a second chance. The owners of a business that leases space to antique and collectibles dealers in the old Mill 77 Building on Elm Street offer that chance every day. They also open their space to non-professionals and to those who want to put their old clothes, furniture and nicknacks to sell on consignment. A year ago, they gave the old carriage mill a chance for a new life. Now they are planning to give the old Kon Tiki Lounge on rte. 110 the same chance. This summer the Bergerons, who got a chance to restart their careers with Mill 77, will renovate the long vacant restaurant and bar on Macy Street and move all the furniture and wares now in the 10,000 square feet of old mill space to the new space. By August 1, Gary Bergeron expects to be in the new building with a planned grand Continued on page 3

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I would like to thank the business owners, chamber members, city leaders and the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce & Industrial Foundation Board of Directors and committee members, both past and present, for giving me the opportunity to be a part of what has been an exciting time in Amesbury’s history. For the past eight years, I have had the pleasure and privilege of working with an incredible group of people, and some of the most dedicated, hardworking volunteers I have ever met. The revitalization of the Upper Millyard, the emergence of a growing downtown business district with the opening of many great restaurants and specialty shops, the construction of the Transportation Center/Senior Center, the Downtown Beautification Program and the planned revitalization of the Lower Millyard are just a few of the many projects the Chamber has been a part of. While I will miss working with everyone on a daily basis, I look forward to starting a new chapter in my life and to all the opportunities and challenges it presents. I wish everyone a future that is full of health, happiness and prosperity. NormaJean Fowler Former Executive Assistant, Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

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The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation announced today that Norma Jean Fowler has resigned from her position The Editor as Executive Assistant effective June 21, 2012. As many of you may already c/o The Town Common know, NJ is taking advantage of some new opportunities presented to her 77 Wethersfield St. and she is eagerly looking forward to those challenges. Rowley, MA 01969 NJ has been the Executive Assistant for the past 8 ½ years and has worked or via e-mail to: very hard to ensure the day to day operations of the office are met. She has editor@thetowncommon.com. been the” behind the scenes” that ensure all of our events are successful. NJ The Town Common deadline has been a very hard working, flexible and committed employee and her is 5pm Wednesday (except when numerous contributions to this organization will be long remembered. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Norma Jean a federal holiday necessitates an earlier deadline). for her dedicated years of service to this organization. We would also like to recognize her commitment to the chamber and her job. There were many The Town Common hours she worked from home and even made sure she was accessible on her serves the communities of the days off in case we needed her. We are going to miss NJ, but we wish her a Upper North Shore of Mass. & future of much success and happiness. Coastal New Hampshire and welcomes your participation. Send your Organization or Group Notices, Birth or Engagement Announcements, Photos, Articles and Letters to the Editor, by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail to: 77 Wethersfield St., Rowley, MA 01969 Phone: 978-948-8696 Fax: 978-948-2564 E-mail: news@thetowncommon.com

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Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center Offers All-Weather Tide Pooling Meet Beach Creatures! Newburyport – Hot or cold, wet or dry, summer has arrived, and families looking for all-weather activities are invited to drop in at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center to meet tide pool beach creatures, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, all free of charge, beginning July 3 and continuing through July and August. “Come visit us before the beach, after the beach, or instead of the beach,” says Lisa Hutchings, TeacherNaturalist at Joppa Flats. “Our team of young naturalists will explain all the critters in our touch tanks – what they are, why they live where the do, how they interact with each other. You’ll know so much more about crabs and clams and barnacles and all kinds of shore life the next time you visit tide pools at the beach!” Joppa’s young naturalists, ages 12 to 17, are trained to share information with visitors of all ages, but they are also expert at collecting and caring for marine wildlife. Aishwarya Jagtap of North Andover, a summer intern at Joppa, is one of three college students caring for the touch tanks with the young naturalists. She explains, “Our exhibit is a direct representation of what you would find right now in local tide pools. Every two weeks, we all take a trip out to the beach to release the animals to their natural habitat and to collect new ones, so we can show seasonal changes and offer new species to our guests.” Young naturalist Catrina Smith of Newbury, age 10, says, “I like that I’m a creature caretaker for the touch tank. I get to squirt shrimp into the anemones, I hum to the snails with the little kids that visit, and I hand feed the hermit crabs. They are like puppies! I also like to let kids know that they really should put back the animals in their beach buckets and return them to the habitat. That’s really important.” The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England, concentrating its efforts on protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 to 4. Call 978-462-9998 for additional information about programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org.

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opening for September. “We love this building. We looked for a year before we found it,” he said. But they can't stay because the city won't let them use the second floor without a certificate of occupancy. And the city building inspector will not issue the CO until the mill owner, John Manchester, makes some essential repairs. Currently Mill 77 has 60 antique dealers and about 400 consignors. The first floor is packed with individual stalls, offering a world of diverse items for sale. Bergeron said there is a waiting list of about 40 other dealers who would like to lease space with Mill 77. “Traffic since we opened has been great,” he said. That is in spite of the fact that the mill lacks any parking space, which is usually essential to a retail business. The Bergerons lease a dirt parking lot a half block away. At the Kon Tiki Lounge there is parking for 100 cars, he said. The name, Mill 77 Trading Co., will stay the same. That lets the Bergerons keep their brand identify, their logo and web site. The service will also remain the same. There will still be free coffee and popcorn and free live music on Sunday afternoons. The Bergerons got into leasing space to antique dealers after they were caught in the job squeeze

of the last recession. Each lost a high-ranking corporate job within a couple of days of one another. Neither could find another corporate executive position. On a trip to Atlanta, GA, they had seen a business similar to Mill 77. They told each other then that someday they would like to run that kind of business. “We have always loved antiques,” Juliette Bergeron said. Without incomes, they lost their home in New Hampshire. His expensive car was stolen. They moved into an apartment owned by his parents in Lowell, bought an old van and started looking for space to start an antiques business. “There is no business model for what we do. I had to write the business plan from scratch,” he said. Mill 77 is not yet making much money. Leasing space for $175 a month or shelf space for $55 a month, they are breaking even. And the Bergerons have learned to pinch a nickel. “When the economy turns around, this is really going to take off,” he said. The city did not want Mill 77 to move, he said. City officials like having this old mill put to productive use, especially with the new push to reinvigorate the Lower Millyard and the opening last week of the new Costello transportation and civic building. The seniors can

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AMESBURY CARRIAGE FESTIVAL The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs and The Amesbury Carriage Museum invite you and your families and friends to the Amesbury Carriage Festival, June 30th & July 1st, at Bob-Lyn Stables, 91 Monroe St, Amesbury, MA. Come appreciate, celebrate and help preserve our region's carriage making legacy. On Saturday, June 30th, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM, please join us for Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ. Live music by Southern rail Band, Cody Brewing Company craft beer, and Dinner by The American BBQ, raffles, Auctions, and more amongst a backdrop of antique carriage displays in the indoor arena. This is a ticketed fundraising event; $25 per person (includes dinner & festivities). Come tap your toes, have fun, and support a good cause! To register for June 30th dinner, please go to www.facebook. com/amesburycarriagefestival, or contact Christine Miller at c.miller@ newwatermarketing.com or 978-5185681.

HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE & FORT TOUR Join author and radio personality ron Kolek of the New England Ghost Project, along with author and lighthouse historian Jeremy D'Entremont, for a rare nighttime walking tour of Fort Constitution and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse. The fort and lighthouse have been featured on TV, including the popular show "Ghost Hunters." you'll hear about the paranormal investigations at the fort and lighthouse that have indicated the presence of a number of otherworldly residents. ron will discuss investigation methods, and Jeremy will fill in the history behind the ghostly tales. There will be three tours during the evening of June 30th (7:00, 8:45, and 10:30); each SATURDAY MORNING tour will last about 90 minutes and BIRDING Join our experienced leaders in a will be limited to 16 persons. Not weekly search for avian activity in recommended for children under 12. the Newburyport/Plum Island area. $20 per person. For beginners and birders of all skill SUNDAY, JULY 1st levels. Saturday, June 30, 9:30-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, TODD FARM FLEA MARKET Newburyport. Adults $10; Children Flea Market is open every Sunday ages 8 and up $7. No preregistration from now through late November. required. Call 978-462-9998 for . Free Admission and Free Parking. information about additional It’s the perfect New England way to programs and events, or visit the spend some leisurely weekend time. Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ Sundays 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. www. toddfarm.com joppaflats. VETERAN’S GROUP All veterans are welcome to attend a weekly drop in group held every Saturday beginning June 30th. The group will begin at 11 am and is held at Amesbury Senior Center, located at 9 School Street. Male and female veterans of all eras are invited to drink coffee, chat and enjoy the friendship of other veterans at this informal and supportive group. For more information please contact ray Greeley at 978-388-3301.

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July 11th @ 8:30pm Star Party Astronomy Program (Held at Veasey Park)*registration required; Thursday, July 12th @ 10:30am Make Fabulous Foam Lacing Wallets, grades K- 3 *registration required; Monday, July 16th @ 5:30 and 6:30- Museum of Science Boston presents a World of Bridges.*registration required; Wednesday, July 18th @ 5pm- Make Dream Catcher key chains, grades 6-12 *registration required; Monday, July 23rd @ 6:30pm- Lighthouses of Southern Maine, *registration required; Thursday, July 26th @ 10:30am- Growers Garden Program, ages 3 and up.(Bring a paper plate!) *registration required; Monday, July 30th @ 6pm- Guard Up Swordsmanship Program, grades 6-12, *registration required. For more information contact the library at(978)372-1732 or www.langleyadamslib.org -----------------------------------------------------------HAMILTON-WENHAM - you may be interested in the Creative Writing Class led by Holly Thompson. Learn to tell your stories in verse with this two-part workshop. She will introduce verse novels and poetry tools used in narrative verse, and will lead participants in writing a scene. Workshops are open to teens (ages 12+) and adults; limited to 20 participants, registration is required. Stop by the reference desk, call 978-468-5577 or email Kim Claire at kclaire@mvlc.org. Part I: Tuesday, July 10, 6:30-8:00. Part II: Thursday, July 19, 6:30-8:00. Hamilton-Wenham Public Library www.hwlibrary.org. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - Official USTA Quickstart format tennis instruction for ages 5-10 held at the Ipswich High School tennis courts. rackets and nets are youth sized, balls are compressed for slower action and skill development. Lessons are held Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45am for ages 5-7 and 9:30am for ages 8-10. $15 per person per week, register at the Ipswich Family yMCA at 110 County road in Ipswich. For more information, call 978-356-9622. -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of Ipswich will host their Greek Festival and Clambake on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 & 15 (Saturday 1 p.m. 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to dusk ) on the beautiful grounds of the Hellenic Community Center, 117 County road, located at the intersection of rt. 1 A & 133 in Ipswich. $5.00 admission (valid for both days) Children under 18 are free. Plenty of free parking. Golf carts ride to-and-from parking lot, if needed. Authentic Ipswich clam and lobster-bake! Greek delicacies, pastries, Greek & American dancing - music by Enosis. family and children entertainment. raffle - three grand prize drawings - flat-panel TV - iPad - child's bicycle - many additional prizes. Back by popular request - Boston Lykeion Ellinidon Dance Troupe, Metropolis Dance troupe of Boston. Don't miss this fun event! -----------------------------------------------------------IPSWICH - The Trustees of reservations is pleased to announce that Castle Hill, a Country Place Era estate and a National Historic Landmark located at 290 Argilla road in Ipswich, MA, is open weekly for tours through October 13. Hour-long tours of the Great House, a grand 59-room English-style country house designed in the 1920s by Chicago architect David Adler, are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (last tour at 3:00 p.m.) and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last tour at 1:00 p.m.). Admission is $12.00; TTOr members and Children 12 and under are free. 1 ¼ hour tours of the designed landscape are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Estate tours feature the art, architecture, and landscape design highlights of this early 20th century estate by the sea, including the recently restored half-mile long Grand Alleé. Admission for landscape tours is $10.00; TTOr members and Children 12 and under are free. Combined Great House & Estate Tour admission, $18.00 nonmembers. For more information visit www.ttor.org or call 978-356-4351, x4049. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURY - Newbury’s 375th Committee has generously donated funds to the Newbury Town Library to purchase some significant contributions to the library’s Genealogy Collection. The Great Migration – Immigrants to New England 16341635 Series is now complete, with the purchase of Volumes VI and VII. Several guides to Genealogical research have been added, thanks to the 375th Committee, along with several Family Genealogies of area families. The Geneaology room is open to the public during regular library hours. Monday and Wednesday 10-7, Friday 10-5. The library is closed on Saturdays June-August. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - This summer the yWCA Greater Newburyport is introducing Splash ‘n More. Splash ‘n More will run M-Th; 1-3:30 PM from June 25 to August 23. you can sign up in advance or drop in for one afternoon. Splash ‘n More is a perfect companion to a morning specialty program or can be an exciting afternoon for kids who want to have some fun with friends. Kids entering first to fourth grade will enjoy a one hour open swim followed by creative projects, trips downtown and to local parks. Our experienced yWCA staff will lead this fun-filled experience! Themes include: animal planet, treasure hunters, time travelers & Olympic Games. Add lunch bunch for a great start! 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researchers found that the more verbal or physical aggression that occurred between children and parents, the more oral health problems were found in the child. They suggest that this can be the result of one or two situations. The first, and most obvious, is that when there is disharmony between parents, the supervision of the child’s homecare (toothbrushing, etc.) falls by the wayside. The other reason could be a biological response to the discord in the home. There is strong research that family stress and conflict affects the immune system. This can lead to breakdown of many areas in the body. While technology seems to be everexpanding and can cause stress to dental providers in deciding when to “jump in”, the psychological factors that affect our body are of particular interest to me. When we as dental providers “fix” teeth, the goal of most providers is to replace teeth as close as possible to what was given to us. We as human beings should also spend more time working on our mind. In my humble opinion, the mind is far more powerful than any technology will ever be. Dr. St. Clair maintains a private dental practice in Rowley and Newburyport dedicated to health-centered family dentistry. If there are certain topics you would like to see written about or questions you have please email them to him at jpstclair@dentalhealthforlife.com. You can view all previously written columns at www.dentalhealthforlife.com.


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