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September 26 - October 2, 2012 • Vol. 8, No. 47
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are praying for a beautiful day.” The race will visit Amesbury for about two hours – long enough to try to answer a triviastyle question about the city and to enjoy a VIP lunch in the Al Capp amphitheater, catered by several local restaurants. Accompanied by two large trucks and a film crew, the race vehicles began the run last Friday in Photo courtesy of the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. Independence, Sue Santora and Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky from the Bartletts Ohio. The Reach with Chamber Executive Director Melissa Lachance. race finishes in Bangor, ME AMESBURY – This Friday, on Saturday, completing an Hollywood comes to town and eight-day, 15-city 2,500 mile interactive adventure game. residents here can't wait. Fireball Run is being filmed About noon, 40 teams of celebrities, business executives and streamed live from and government oﬃcials will Orlando's Universal Studios arrive in vehicles from a exotic each day during the race. The cars like a Lamborghini and a footage will then be edited into Ferrari to a pickup truck and a a feature film for theaters and water delivery truck. They will distributed on video. Last year, be part of the Fireball Run, a producer J. Sanchez estimated 2012 Northern Exposure reality there were 12 million lasting movie based on a cross-country impressions on the production's on-line streaming, and 4 million road rally. “It should be really good,” said people saw the event on the Karla Middler, the program and news. Sanchez described Fireball event manager for the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce. “We
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plays, they will be seated and will read their lines. No memorization will be required. T h e Firehouse calls it “show b u s i n e s s without the stress.” Wo r k i n g with veteran actor Charles Van Eman, participants in the sixweek class will explore a script in detail, learn what the author had in mind in writing it, develop Photo by Stewart Lytle one or more Charles Van Eman in front of the Firehouse. characters and focus NEWBURYPORT – If you on the use of their voice and have reached your senior years gestures. and always thought you could Maureen Daley, who is be an actor, but stopped short on the Firehouse board of of stepping on stage because of directors, has already signed shyness, a fear of memorizing up for the class. She views the lines or even standing for Senior Readers' Theater as “an a long time, the Firehouse opportunity to perform in a Center for the Performing Arts very easy and supportive way. has an opportunity for you. This could be a lifelong dream Called the Senior Readers’ for someone, but never did Theater, the Firehouse has it.” created a new class for people At the end of the class, at least 55 years old. The the actors will perform on actors/students will perform a Firehouse stage. And there may play on stage, but unlike other Continued on page 3
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September 26 - October 2, 2012
Summer Reading Wrap-up & Fall Programs at Rowley Public Library
The Rowley Public Library is pleased to announce another successful Summer Reading Program which began on June 16th and ended August 16th. This year our theme for the children’s program was “Dream Big, Read!” For teens it was “Own the Night” and for adults it was “Between the Covers.” One hundred and five children and 20 teens participated this year with children completing 31,905 minutes of reading and teens reading a total of 71 books. This year our service project involved raising money to help the Rowley Food
Pantry through a generous grant from the Friends of the library. We also collected canned goods and other non-perishables for the food pantry. We raised $600 for the food pantry and local residents donated lots of food as well. Several other fun activities were available during the summer including weekly performers, Lego club, weekly story time and crafts, weekly yoga and vehicle night. In addition for teens we offered a photography workshop, teen art workshops and teen origami. There was something for everyone.
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Our fall season is underway with weekly story time and yoga starting on Wednesday, September 19th. Check out the library website for details, come down to the library and pick up a flyer or call us. There will be a special Halloween program on Wednesday, October 31st at 10:30 a.m. More information on this program will be forthcoming. All programs are free and open to the public. Don’t forget to check out our Discovery Kit collection. These kits cover 22 topics and were designed to enrich curricula and student learning. We would like to draw
special attention to our Life Skills kit #5 (timely as kids are back in school and facing relational issues) and our Government kit #17 (timely because we are in an election season). Check out the website for a full list of kits or call the library. We thank our summer reading sponsors, the Friends of the Rowley Public Library, The Massachusetts Library System, The Collaborative Summer Library Program, The Rowley Library and many volunteers and all of the Vehicle Night volunteers. Our ongoing special programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Rowley Public Library.
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Last week marked a significant milestone for Anna Jaques and the community as the historic smoke stack begins to come down. The 80-year-old smoke stack is being removed as part of the hospital’s outpatient entryway renovation. This is the last of three major capital projects supported by the Your Hospital: The Campaign for Anna Jaques that raised $6.5 million.
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be opportunities to perform at senior centers, schools and libraries in the area, said Beth Falconer with the Firehouse. “It will be way, way off Broadway,” Daley joked. Van Eman, who will be the coach/director, has a long list of personal TV and movie credits. Since the 1990s, he has also taught acting at Marc Clopton's Actors Studio here. “Charlie is a good fit for this program,” Daley said. For more than 30 years Van Eman, who now lives in Middleton, worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Boston. His television and film credits include Drop Dead Diva, 96 Minutes, Unstoppable, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Prison Break, Ghost Whisperer, CSI Miami, All My Children and The Colbys. His most recent stage work has been at The Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts in The Christina Experiment and at The Actors Studio of Newburyport in The Goat or Who is Sylvia. As a writer, he adapted Louis L’Amour short stories and
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a novel into internationally distributed audio dramas for Random House Publishing. He co-wrote 20 episodes of the Atlanta-based Internet drama series High Rise. His solo plays, Beginners Mind and Jack’s Hat have both been performed in Newburyport. He is the author of two novels, On The Way To Pomona and The Weight of Loss. The children’s play, The Maiden Voyage of Meaghan O’Dell written with Anna Smulowitz is his most recent project. Van Eman said he is excited about teaching and coaching at the Senior Readers' Theater. “When you do something for a long time, you want to give back,” he said. “I like to work with people in the creative process.” In teaching at the Actors Studio, he has delighted in working with people who have never acted before. “People really light up when they reengage that creative part of themselves,” he said. Van Eman has not yet selected the play for the first class. He is deciding if a full play or a one-act play would work best for the seniors.
The idea for the Senior Readers' Theater was borrowed from other community theaters around the country, Falconer said. It fits in with the Firehouse's goal to offer more educational programs, particularly to seniors. She hopes to offer the senior class four times a year. “We are very excited,” Falconer said. The classes will be held one morning a week when the theater is not in use. Thus, it is a way to expand the use of the Firehouse at minimal cost, Falconer said. The classes will have 12 to 14 actors/students. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. from Oct. 30 to Dec. 4. Daytime performances are tentatively scheduled for December 2, 3 and 4. If anyone requires transportation to the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square, they should call the Newburyport Council on Aging at 978-462-8650. Anyone over 55 years old can apply at the theater or on its web site. The deadline for applying is Oct. 17.
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The high school band will be on hand to welcome the cars. And they are bringing out the classic carriages. A total of 40 volunteers will help run the two-hour event. Two of the volunteers, Sue Santora and Kathy ReichardEllavsky from the Bartletts Reach condos, showed up recently wearing Fireball Run uniforms and volunteered to help organize the event. The chamber staff put them to work talking with the shops and restaurants about the logistics of the event. The Provident Bank heads a list of 20 business sponsors. Other sponsors include Turner Motor Sports, Bartley Machine, ARC Technologies, Seaport Signworks, the law firm of Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woeflfel, Stone Ridge Properties, Seaport Signworks, German AutoSports, LeBaron Bonney, Shaheen Brothers and Gould Insurance. The contributing restaurants are the Ale House and Barking Dog, Amesbury Sports Park, Flatbread Co., Phat Cats Bistro, Good Gracious! Goodies and more, Cider Hill Farm, Cherry Bomb Ice Cream, Maggie
Sundae and Ovedia. Fireball Run also raises awareness about missing children. For the Amesbury stop, the Molly Bish Center in Warren will be at the event providing child identification booklets and information on how to keep children safe. The center was created in honor of Molly Bush, who was abducted and killed, to promote a safe environment for all children. Since the center conducted its first "Safety Day" 12 years ago, the foundation volunteers have fingerprinted, photographed and prepared more than 165,000 ID booklets at thousands of events. Each participant in the Fireball Run has chosen a missing child to showcase. Instead of business cards, the teams have something like baseball cards that they can autograph and give out along the route. On the cars and on the back of each card is the name and photo of a missing child. Over the six years the Fireball Run has been making its annual races, it says its efforts have helped find almost 40 missing children.
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HAVERHILL â€“ More than 90 percent of Whittier Tech students who took the English MCAS last spring scored in the advanced/proficient category, the first class in the schoolâ€™s history to score that high. On the math MCAS, scores for the Class of 2014 exceeded last yearâ€™s scores, and both the English and math pass rates were significantly higher than the state averages. Students also saw gains in biology, passing at a 98 percent rate compared to last yearâ€™s 96 percent. Whittier Superintendent William DeRosa praised and thanked his staff and students for their commitment that achieved these results, released yesterday by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education. â€œI look at our studentsâ€™ scores when they come in as freshmen and where we are able to bring them, and itâ€™s incredible,â€? he said. â€œEveryone on our staff plays a role in this success. We would not be achieving these kinds of results without their hard work and dedication. Iâ€™m inspired by them and our students.â€? The average growth rate from these studentsâ€™ English MCAS scores from 7th to 10th grade was 50 percent. In math, the growth rate from 8th to 10th grade was 63.5 percent, and in biology from 8th to 10th grade it was 20 percent, said Katrina Jensen, Director of Data and Assessment at Whittier. Their 10th grade results are: English Language Arts: 99% passed with 91% in advanced/proficient; 8% needs improvement and 1% failing. Math: 97% passed with 83% in advanced/proficient; 14% needs improvement and 3% failing. Biology: 98% passed with 74% in advanced/proficient; 24% needs improvement and 2% failing. In English, the state average in the advanced/proficient category was 88 percent compared to Whittierâ€™s 91 percent. In Math, the state average for advanced/proficient was 78 percent, compared to Whittierâ€™s 83 percent. Whittier is one of 96 districts out of the stateâ€™s 380 districts that achieved a Level 1 school rating for meeting all of its performance benchmarks. Beginning with the Spring 2012 results, districts and schools are measured with the Progress and Proficiency Index (PPI) instead of AYP. Whittier Tech has met the PPI target for the aggregate and all of its sub-groups of students, giving them the Level 1 rating. Tenth graders took all three tests as sophomores during the 2011-2012 school year. They will receive their oďŹƒcial results in the mail from Whittier later this week. Students that did not pass will retake the tests this year. Whittier has enjoyed a streak of 100 percent of its graduates passing their MCAS tests for the past six years, and the Class of 2013 has already achieved that mark, increasing the distinction to seven years.
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Walk the Little River Nature Trail with naturalist Located Across From FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOP FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th and registered Maine Guide Bob “Is Your Family Healthy? Raising Metcalfe of New England Discovery. Your Child for Optimal Development” FALL FLING FUN(D)RAISER Family friendly, children over 6 with Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 6:30 PM: The Salisbury Hilton Senior an adult is okay. The walk is one mile Presented by Dr. Jennah Dieter at Center together with the Friends of of easy terrain between Story Avenue Open year-round Saturdays and Sundays Healthcare Complete 260 Merrimac the Salisbury Council on Aging will and Hale Street in Newburyport. No (FREE ADMISSION) Call: (978) St., Towle Bldg-Colonial Wing, be hosting a Fall Fling Fun(d)raiser pets. Event capacity: 20. Special 380-0019 9AM to 6PM Newburyport, MA 01950. RSVP on Friday, September 28th at Surf Instructions: Dress appropriately, 978-499-WELL to attend. Side 5. 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The Salisbury brown Little River Nature Trail Contact: Bob Davidson, Project Manager Curator of Harvard Business School’s Senior Center is accommodating the sign 100 yards off the exit ramp on Baker Library in Boston, will present majority of our community programs, the right of Storey Ave/Rte 113E). email@example.com • 978-948-8696 Home Improvement Professionals an overview of their summer exhibit, mainly senior citizens, with fitness Please park across the street at the 77 Wethersfield Street, Rowley, MA 01969 Chronicle of the China Trade: The programs, lunch, bingo, seminars, Park and Ride lot, then walk to trail Paintingwww.thetowncommon.com • Remodeling • Projects “A Records of Augustine Heard & Co., social events and educational sign. Visit website: www.parker1840-1877.” The exhibit includes programs. 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September 6 - October , 01 will be donating all Cell Phones to, “ Cell Phones For Soldiers” These are Recycled and the proceeds used to buy calling cards for our Troops overseas so they can call home! 114 Million minutes of talk time have been purchased since 2004. POKER RUN 5 MILE ROAD RACE Try your luck in the Poker Run 5 Mile Road Race! September 29, 2012 at 9:00am Start the fall with another great YMCA of the North Shore Road Race Series event! The Ipswich Family YMCA brings you the Poker Run 5 Mile Road Race in Rowley - the only 5 Miler in the Series! The top 3 male, female and age category winners receive awards. What You Need to Know: Register for the race online or download and print out a registration form and drop it off or mail it to the Ipswich YMCA at 110 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938. Race starts at the Rowley VFW at 10 Bradford Street, Rowley 01969. Post-race refreshments and awards ceremony following race Music, giveaways and fun provided by 92.5 the River Contact Terry Gauthier, Race Director, at gauthiert@ northshoreymca.org with questions. SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING Join our experienced leaders in a search for avian activity in the Newburyport/Plum Island area. For beginners and birders of all skill levels. Saturday, September 29, 9:00-11:30 am Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Adults $10; Children ages 8 and up $7. No preregistration required. Call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the Web site at www.massaudubon.org/ joppaflats.
Rise!, the Bogosian Knoblach Duo, O'Carolan Etc., and more. Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest. Learn how simple machines help farmers pump water, press cider, and prepare food. Enjoy a wagon ride through brightly colored autumn fields, build scarecrows, go on a pumpkin treasure hunt, and make fall crafts. Tour the 1690 stone and brick manor house. Cider, donuts, and hot lunch are available for purchase. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free to Historic New England Members. For more information please call (978)4622634.
museum, located at 108 East Main Street in Georgetown, houses many unique and interesting antiques and artifacts, including Georgetown’s legendary “Haunted Meal Chest,” and the original 1754 tavern sign, which was fired at by Revolutionary Minute Men on their way to battle. Georgetown in the Civil War, a special exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial of the war, features Civil War uniforms, weapons, documents, and many other items pertaining to the men and women of Georgetown involved in the war, including a bullet that killed two men! Learn about the house’s ties to the famous Beecher family and the abolitionist movement. On September 22, William Hallett, author of Newburyport and the Civil War, will be having a book signing at the museum from 1:30 – 3:00. Local artist Ed DesJardins will be selling his artwork at the museum on September 23, 29 and 30. Now in its eleventh year, TRAILS & SAILS offers over 200 FREE events in a unique variety of historic, cultural and natural sites. Visit www.trailsandsails.org for more information.
STORYTIME & CRAFT Fall Storytime & Craft Saturday, Sept. 29, 11-Noon. Join us for stories featuring apples, harvests and leaves. Create a craft to take home. Perfect for ages 2 and up, open to the public at no charge, no registration necessary. For More information Hamilton-Wenham Public Library 978-468-5577 x20 www.hwlibrary. org SILENT AUCTION Friends of the Council on Aging will BROCKLEBANK MUSEUM be holding their second silent auction OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 29 at Hope The Georgetown Historical Society Church, Hale Street, Newburyport will be hosting an Open House from l:00 -4:00 p.m. Donations of at the Brocklebank Museum on your, no longer needed items, which September 29 & 30 from 12 – 5 PM Continued on page 10 as part of Trails & Sails 2012. The
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If you are interested in making or receiving these blankets please contact Beverly Drew 978 852 3042 , Project Manger for Blankets 4 Kids firstname.lastname@example.org -----------------------------------------------------------For AMESBURY Sale â€“ The Amesbury Lions Club are excited to announce â€˘ their bi-annual Community Electronic Recycle Day to be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23 Noel Street from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We have special discounts for Senior Citizens and Disabled Adults who register with the Council on Aging by calling 978-388-8138. The Lions will also be collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items for distribution by Our Neighborâ€™s Table Food â€˘ Pantry. The need is great â€˘ in our community, so please give generously to this great cause. Monetary donations also gratefully accepted. Call 978-3880327 or go to October 6th on the calendar of events at www.amesburyma.gov for a flyer or pick up. Individuals who would like to request a pick up must call no later than Friday, October 5th. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY â€“ 3rd Annual Pumpkin Chucking Fest on Sunday, October 14th, 1-5 at Amesbury Sports Park. Fundraiser for Coastal Connections, Inc. Hosted by Merrimac Tool, Co & Kramer Scientific LL. www.pumpkinchuckingfest.com. Coastal Connections Craft Fair on site from 9am to 5pm. -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - Parentâ€™s of Teenâ€™s Workshop - Lynne Laffie will present a series of workshops at the Amesbury Public Library on October 2, 9 and 16th at 6:00 p.m. Her topics will be Communication with your Teen, Setting limits with technology, Understanding problems/teens owning their behavior. Lynne Laffie is an educator with a passion for teaching and learning. She recently retired from the Haverhill Public Schools as the English Language Arts Supervisor for grades 6 â€“ 12. She has spent twenty-six years of her professional career as an English teacher. She also worked as Assistant Editorin-Chief designing and developing online professional development courses for educators from 1999 â€“ 2001. She received her Masters Degree in Education Technology from Leslie University in 2003. Lynne is also well known throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley as an early childhood and professional development consultant who helps parents, educators, and childcare providers learn and apply positive ways of dealing with the negative behavior of children and teenagers. She is the parent of two grown sons. Over the past 20 years she has used her experience as a parent and classroom teacher to understand child development and goals of behavior based on the work of Rudolf Dreikurs and Vicki Soltz in Children: The Challenge (NY:Dutton, 1987) Registration is required as space is limited. When you register for the first class you are registered for all of them. You can register at www.amesburylibrary. org or email Margie at email@example.com -----------------------------------------------------------AMESBURY - The Amesbury Cultural Council requests interested community members and/or groups to apply for grants that support cultural activities within the community. Oct. 15th is the application deadline. These grants can support exhibits, festivals, short term residencies, performances in schools, workshops and lectures. Each year local councils award monies to many groups, ranging from school field trips and enriching activities, after school programs, concerts, festivals, lectures, theater, dance, music and film just to name a few. Local Cultural Council projects take place in schools, libraries, community centers, elder care facilities, parks, town halls and wherever communities come together. The Massachusetts Cultural Council receives funding from the state, which it in turn distributes to the Local Cultural Councils, primarily for grant funding which helps to achieve some of the above stated programs. The mission of the Amesbury Cultural Council is â€œto promote cultural activities, the arts and interpretive sciences through financial support and community education. Applications are downloadable on our website: http://www.amesburyculturalcouncil.org/ Since submitted applicant information must be typed, accessing either the pdf or doc version of the application will allow the applicant to complete the form on a computer. All applicants must submit an original and nine photocopies of the application documents. Applications must include specific date, time, sponsor for event and specific number of Amesbury residents participating in the event. All applications are due by Oct. 15 to the Amesbury Cultural Council, Amesbury Town Hall, 62 Friend St., Amesbury, Ma. 01913. Please contact Amesburycc@gmail.com for any questions. -----------------------------------------------------------BYFIELD - Dan Kittridge of the Bionutrient Food Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving our food source, will be at the Byfield Community Arts Center on Wednesday October 3 at 6:30pm for a free introductory lecture on bionutrient rich crop production. This lecture is for farmers, gardeners, and anyone interested in learning how to grow good, quality food. Whether you have a small back-yard plot or acres of land, you can learn how to increase your yield with more flavorful and vital crops. Now is the time to start thinking about your garden for next summer! The Byfield Community Arts Center is located at 7 Central Street, Byfield and is handicap accessible. 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ROWLEY GRANGE NOTES… New Grange Year Begins Rowley Grange began its new Grange year on September 19th, with a business meeting at the Grange Hall on Central St. Its next meeting will be installation of Officers on October 3rd, and all are welcome to attend. The evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. Grange suppers will start again on September 26th with Roast Pork being the feature entrée for the evening. For reservations call 978-948-2635 or 978948-7288. Please give you name, the number of people in your party and the time of seating. To go dinners may also be reserved. The Massachusetts State Grange Session will be October 25th to 28th. The session will be opened up on Thursday evening by State Master Matt Johnson and business will be conducted during the 3 and ½ day session. It will close on Sunday with a Grange service and installation of officers that were elected during the session. State Session is where the “grassroots” policies are formed by acting on resolutions submitted by Granges and State Grange committees of Massachusetts. Resolutions can deal with Grange issues, State political issues or National Grange or national political issues. Granges are recognized for their work and the winner of a number of contests are on
September 6 - October , 01 Come meet cookbook author Anna Tourkakis. This is an interactive program where Anna will show you how to make Panzanella Italian Bread salad, Asian chicken lettuce wrap and crepes filled with fruit and chocolate Nutrella Spread. All of the food will be provided so that you can make your own delicious meal. Copies of her book Delicious Simplicity is available to check out in the Teen Non Fiction section at the library. Anna is a nutrition counselor and teacher. She teaches part time at North Shore Community College. The program is Saturday, September 29 at 2:00 in the Teen Lounge at the Amesbury Public Library. Registration is required. Program is for ages 12-18. This program is funded through Amesbury Youth Funding. FUNDRAISING CONCERT Be the Change! A fundraising concert for Madison Butler’s trip with People to People Leadership Program-Washington, D.C. Presidential Inauguration Program! Saturday, September 29th at 7 pm First Congregational Church, Rowley,
MA. Join us for a musical concert including… flutists, Trumpet players, Triton High School students, And singers! Along with a presentation on the details of her trip! *This concert is a “free will donation” Donate as much as you think you can! (Any amount will help her reach her goal!) Appetizers will be served following the concert, Participate in our raﬄes, And purchase a “Be the change” bracelet ($3)! PEACE’S WET PAINT AUCTIOn The Newburyport Friends for Peace's Wet Paint Auction on Sat. September 29th. We are featuring local artist who will paint the day of the auction either in their studios or plein air and submit their paintings for auction that evening. Additionally, their will also be a silent auction of other art mediums during the Preview Party at 6:30 pm. Newburyport Local Celebrity Auctioneer will be John Budzyna and classical guitar will be performed by DonnaRucci. The live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Newburyport Friends of Peace is the fundraising arm of
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display. It is a great time to catch up with friends, and there is always a lot of fun. National Recognizes Rowley Grange Rowley Grange has received a letter from the National Grange informing us that we have been named one of 4 Massachusetts Granges designated as “Distinguished Granges.” At the National Grange Session to be held in Idaho in November, a special presentation will be presented to will be made to Rowley Grange and other Granges who have earned the title. Rowley Grange will be setting up its competitive display booth at the Topsfield Fair. If you go to the Fair, stop by the Grange and the Fair Museum Building and see the displays. These displays take of lot of work to prepare and involve the talents of many members. Rowley Grange has also learned that two of its youth members have been awarded scholarships from the Massachusetts State Grange Educational Aid Fund. The National Grange has been working to protect its Grange logo from being used in violation of the trademark laws. Rowley Grange has been part of that project. The seven-sided logo, along with the Grange name, have been the property of the Grange since 1867.
Sept. 26 – Roast Pork Supper with all the fixings – See supper notes below. Oct. 3rd – Installation of Officers, All welcome to attend. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17th – Halloween Party 7:30 meeting Oct. 25th-28th – State Grange Session in Boxborough, MA SUPPER NOTES: Reservations are encouraged. Call 978948-2635 or 978-948-7288. Give your name, number in your party and the time of seating. To go dinners are also available. Reservations provide a $1 off your supper.
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Rowley Grange welcomes volunteers. This is a great opportunity to meet some fun people, and an opportunity for those students who need to complete community service obligations. At this time we could use some extra volunteers to help with cleanup, which starts at 7 PM and takes about an hour. If you’d like to give us a hand, Call 978-465-5508 or email email@example.com Have you ever thought about joining the Grange? Grange membership is open to both men and women, ages 14 years and up. There are many activities for all, and especially the youth, who have the opportunity to meet other Grange youth from the State and New England. The MA State Grange also has a scholarship and education loan program for members. Rowley Grange also has a scholarship fund and awards scholarships to student residents of Rowley.
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the Newburyport Commission IPSWICH WRITERS GROUP for Diversity and Tolerance. www. BROWN BAG LUNCH An informal gathering of local Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main writers (published or not) who want to newburyportfriendsforpeace.org Street, Ipswich, will host its monthly share ideas about writing, publishing, brown bag lunch on Monday, self-publishing, marketing — and SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th October 1 at noon. Cogswell’s Grant anything else that’s on our minds! Site Manager, Kristen Weiss, returns All are welcome — even if you’re SUNDAY BIRDING IN THE to the Museum to present “Neat and not from Ipswich! And, it’s free! NEWBURYPORT/PLUM Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used Sponsored by the Ipswich Public ISLAND AREA Visit the Parker River National in Early American Households.” Library. Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Wildlife Refuge, Merrimack River, Bring your lunch; coffee and tea Ipswich Public Library Conference Salisbury Beach State Reservation, will be provided. Call 978-356- Room (2nd floor) 25 North Main St and other very productive sites in 2811 for information or visit www. Ipswich, 978-356-6648. Newbury and Rowley to observe ipswichmuseum.org. Price: Free Not Just a Pharmacy, Specialty Gifts For All Your Needs! migrating seabirds, ducks, and land to Museum members and Ipswich WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd birds. Sunday, September 30, 9:00 seniors; $5 for non-members. am - 3:00 pm Meet at the Joppa WEDNESDAY MORNING Flats Education Center, One Plum PRESENTATION ON ANSEL BIRDING Island Turnpike, Newburyport. ADAMS IN GROVELAND Join Joppa Flats Sanctuary Director BROS. Northern Essex Community Bill Gette and USFWS veteran David $39. Preregistration is required. 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Newburyport Picks a Best Signature Cocktail
NEWBURYPORT - Sundayâ€™s cocktail competition welcomed a picture perfect New England day with a selection of equally perfect signature cocktails. This event highlighted six downtown restaurants as they shake, stir, muddle and mix their signature cocktail for a shot at the title of Best Signature Cocktail of Newburyport. Over 400 hundred attendees grabbed Leave the Driving to US! goodies bags, strapped on their event passes, and hit the streets to find Newburyportâ€™s best signature cocktail. Fall themed cocktails were featured from Michaelâ€™s Harborside with the Carmel Apple Crisp Cocktail that was paired with Pistachio Crusted Chicken and Oregano Ristoranteâ€™s Italian Downtown stops in Boston for your Commuting Convenience! Apple paired with Butternut Squash Ravioli. Ten Center Street delighted the cocktailers with the Fall Spiced Sangria paired with the Chocolate Foxwoods Line Runs Decadence dessert. The Rockfishâ€™s bartenders created a party-like 7 days a week from atmosphere as they mixed and muddled The Cunning Cove cocktail paired Portsmouth with Honey Bourbon Chicken. Newcomer to the Newburyportâ€™s dining Newburyport scene, Brown Sugar By The Sea competed with a garden to glass cocktail, Lawrence the Ginger Dragon paired with a special Pad Thai. After over three hours Charter motor and a number of drinks and appetizers, the crowd chose Ceia as the winner coach services! of the Newburyport Cocktail Competition with the Opheliaâ€™s Elixir paired with the Tallegio Paninoâ€™s. Drinkwater Productions owner Lisa Knight said her company put on the competition as a unique way to promote downtown restaurants.â€?In this economy, we find that bar menus are very popular,â€? Knight said. â€œThis event is an opportunity to promote some great downtown bars.â€? For example, Knight said a lot of people didnâ€™t know that Oregano Ristorante had a bar until they came on the crawl. Brown us on Facebook Sugar by the Sea opened this summer and took part in the competition, Sit Back and and Knight said it was great exposure for the restaurant. Knight said what SAFE RELIABLE COMFORTABLE Weekly Community Newspaper â€˘ www.thetowncommon.com makes this event unique is that it spotlights the bartenders, while the chefs Enjoy the Ride! CLEAN AFFORDABLE CONVENIENT also get a chance to shine by preparing an appetizer to pair with each cocktail. OďŹƒcial Results after voting tallied ln â€˘ 1st place -Opheliaâ€™s Elixir paired with Tallegio Paninoâ€™s- Ceia ECYCLE HIS EWSPAPER Kitchen+Bar Now Carrying â€˘ 2nd place -Fall Spiced Sangria paired with Chocolate Decadence- Ten Center Street Restaurant New Books! HARE THE IFT OF EADING â€˘ 3rd Place -The Ginger Dragon paired with Pad Thai- Brown Sugar Broken in Books â€˘ 317 Haverhill St Rowley â€˘ Rte 133 â€˘ 978-948-8400 By The Sea
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For those without dental insurance – you are not missing out on too much. Yes, dental insurance is nice to have, especially if your employer is paying most or all of the premiums. However, people tend to get into the frame of mind that if they do not have dental insurance they can’t go to the dentist. I had a patient in just yesterday that had not been in for 5 years because he said he did not have insurance. Five years later the patient needs more work done than the insurance benefits will cover. It’s not worth it. One thing is for certain, regardless of whether you have insurance or not, regular visits to a dentist is the key. If your goal is health you can’t do it alone. If the cost, or the fact you don’t have dental insurance is what is holding you back, talk with an office that offers financial arrangements that work for you. The longer you stay away the more difficult it is to catch up. Have a great autumn. Beat the rush and schedule those appointments. Dr. St. Clair maintains a private dental practice in Rowley and Newburyport dedicated to health-centered family dentistry. If there are certain topics you would like to see written about or questions you have please email them to him at jpstclair@dentalhealthforlife. com. You can view all previously written columns at www.jpeterstclairdentistry. com/blog.
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Dr. Mary Baker is a skilled gynecologist who serves the women of the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire at Anna Jaques Hospital. As part of a new affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Chris McCann now collaborates with Dr. Baker and her colleagues on site at Anna Jaques to bring additional expertise to our local community. Together, they treat women with uterine, cervical and other gynecological cancers. Our clinical affiliation also means that more complex cases may be seamlessly transferred to Boston or may even be referred to a promising clinical trial. The doctors work in partnership on each case from start to finish. For patients, this means that world-class care starts and ends close to home.
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from 12 to 3P.M. This year’s event will be held in the lot (behind the Commuter Rail Station) next to EBSCO Publishing off Market Street in Ipswich. Authentic Ipswich Clam Chowder will be offered by area restaurants. In addition, there will be music, activities for children and the whole family as well as celebrity appearances. The LIONS club EYEMOBILE will be available for eye and blood pressure screenings. All proceeds go to local causes and the support of clinics and research into sight and hearing loss. Help the world’s largest service organization continue this important work. Mark your calendar; you don’t want to miss this event. -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Bethany Masonic Lodge hosts their "Back to the Bean Fall Eddition" Saturday October 6th from 4:30 to 6 pm at 31 Green Street Newburyport, Ma. Ham, hot dogs, 2 kinds of beans, brown bread, 3 kinds of salads, drinks and desserts. Adults $8, Kids $4 -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Belleville Roots Music Series presents a bluegrass concert featuring Sierra Hull and Highway 111 at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA on Thursday, October 18th at 8:00PM. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 day of show/ $10 for children 12 and under. Before the concert, a barbecue dinner will be held beginning at 6:00PM. Dinner tickets, which must be purchased by noon of October 16th, are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. 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This fall, the Beatles receive a completely new treatment when the Boston String Quartet unveils their much anticipated 3rd annual concert series, “String Circus,” following close on the heels of their latest series, “WorldSong”. Familiar songs such as A Day in the Life, Fixing a Hole, and for the Benefit of Mr Kite receive their first ever performance by a string quartet. Each piece will be accompanied by a video screen that will add visual images to the performance. The Boston String Quartet will also be premiering four completely original pieces on the program written by each of the four quartet members. The Boston String Quartet is one of very few string ensembles forging new territory in the string world by writing all original music and arrangements. Contemporaries and collaborators with the Boston String Quartet include ensembles such as the GRAMMY Winning Turtle Island and Kronos Quartets, and string celebrities such as Mark O Connor and Edgar Meyer. “By writing original compositions for string quartet, we are paving a way for our traditional instruments in a world of contemporary music” says cellist, Christina Stripling. Under 18 FREE! Concert tickets are $20 to the general public. This is a fundraiser for Belleville Church. For more information, or to schedule interviews please call (617) 875-7851 or visit www.bostonstringquartet.com -----------------------------------------------------------NEWBURYPORT - Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St, Newburyport MA, will be hosting a Fall Flea Market on Saturday, October 6 from 8 am – 2pm. This is a great location with plenty of visibility. The public is invited. Spaces with one (1) table are available for $20. Rain date, October 13th. Don't miss the opportunity to get rid of unwanted items, make some money and support Belleville Church. Dealers and Crafters are also welcome. For more information or to reserve a table please contact Kelly Burke-Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-605-7524. (leave a message and we will get back to you) -----------------------------------------------------------ROWLEY - Book Club Meets October 4. This month the Rowley Library Book Club will discuss The End of Everything by Megan Abbott. Lizzie and Evie are thirteen-year-old best friends doing what all best friends do during a lazy summer. Until the day Evie disappears. On the Publisher’s Weekly “Best Books of 2011” list, it has been described as “a mesmerizing psychological thriller.” Join us on Thursday October 4 at 6:30 at the Rowley Public Library to discuss this great read! 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Kevin Levin will speak on “Searching for Black Confederates in History and Memory.” 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 - The Catmobile will be parked in Salisbury at Tom’s Discount Store for 2 dates only in the month of October. WHEN: NEWBURY: Enjoy your own October 10th and 24th . WHERE: Tom’s Discount Store, 175 Elm St. Route 110, Salisbury. The Catmobile is operated by the Merrimack private 8-acre retreat with River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) and is staffed by a licensed spectacular sunsets and view veterinarian and two veterinary technicians. The Catmobile offers low of the tidal marsh in this cost spay neuter for cats only. The package consists of spay/neuter, custom contemporary cape rabies vaccinations, exam, nail trim, treatment for fleas and ear mites. 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In real estate all offers a seller receives come with some contingencies. Some of the offers have simple commonly accepted contingencies. Contingent offers aren’t exclusive to real estate either; contingencies come up throughout our daily lives. For example, in our house you might hear my wife or I tell the kids the following, “If you go brush your teeth and get ready for bed right now you can watch some of Biggest Voice Amazing Race Survivor American X Factor Idol” or whatever reality show is on. (Sorry, my kids are into “reality” shows). In the standard offer form there are a number of “built in” contingencies and some that are added to benefit the buyer. The seller needs to decide whether or not these contingencies are worth tying up your house. The standard purchase contract lists several conditions that must be met before the closing takes place. The first contingency is typically the home inspection. Buyers request a period of time, usually 10 days from the date everyone signs, to conduct an inspection of the home. Once the inspection is done and the buyer is satisfied with the results the next contingency is financing. Although not typically considered a “contingency” a Purchase and Sale (P&S) is signed soon after an acceptable home
inspection. Throughout the process, once at the delivery of the offer and again at the signing of the P&S, money has been put up by the buyer to show “good faith”. That money goes into an escrow account maintained by the REALTOR® or attorney for client monies only. The contingency in the offer with money behind it shows the seller that the buyer is serious about purchasing the home and isn’t just bouncing from house to house making offers. There is a date that financing is due and if financing is not obtained once the contingency date has passed, the money that was in escrow is released to the seller at closing or forfeited should it not close. Provided the closing attorney can provide clear title all parties go to the closing and finalize the sale satisfying the last contingency. While the above mentioned contingencies are standard and a seller would be foolish to reject any of them, there are a number of contingencies that are not always part of the contract. The most common contingency outside of the above mentioned ones is a buyer making the sale “subject to the sale” of the buyer’s home at X address. Assuming that the buyer and seller can come together on the other terms of the contract this contingency is one that I could write a whole separate article
on. Simply put the buyer must sell their home before buying the seller’s home. If the buyer of the buyer’s home walks away right before the closing than there is no deal and the buyer would typically receive (depending on the wording of the contract) all deposits back and the seller would be left with no sale and an empty home. Contingencies aren’t exclusive to the buyer. A common contingency put on the sale of a home is that the “seller to find suitable housing”. The seller is simply saying that even if we have a “meeting of the minds” on the price and terms, the seller can walk away from the deal if they can’t find their next home. This contingency is seen much more in a seller’s market. Buying a home isn’t like buying a lawn mower, where you can return it within 30 days if you don’t like it. Once the deal is recorded at the Registry of Deeds it is done. Therefore it is worth putting in the time and knowing whether you are putting in the correct contingencies in the purchase contract. If you have any questions about this article, real estate in general or are looking to buy or sell a home please contact me, John McCarthy at Rowley Realty, 165 Main St., Rowley, MA 01969, Phone: 978 948-2758, Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at john@rowleyrealestate. com.
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LOUDON, NH - Denny Hamlin's Twitter prediction comes true, "We will win in New Hampshire." NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs Mile Stone 100th Sprint Cup Victory was predicted by Denny Hamlin and his dominating victory at New Hamshire Motor Speedway in the second 'Race To The Chase.' Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 moved Hamlin up to third in the standings after leading 193 laps of the 300 lap race. Denny Hamlin is now seven points behind new leader Jimmy Johnson, and six points behind Brad Keselowski's second place standing. Photo by Marc Maravalli, Publisher/Editor Next week's article will feature more about Denny Hamlin and his Denny Hamlin (above) won the SYLVANIA 300 at Loudon, NH over team's victory in New Hampshire. the weekend and performed a traditional burnout after taking the K&N Pro Series and checkered ﬂag.
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