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The Region's Largest Weekly Distribution Spring has sprung within... The Town Common LARGEST DISTRIBUTION ACROSS THE NORTH SHORE OF MA & COASTAL NH April 26 - May 2, 2017 Vol. 13, No. 26 FREE Books in Bloom Raises Money for Library Literary Festival Turns Twelve By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– From left, Betty Hastings and Katie Adams prepare for the Books in Bloom event. GEORGETOWN – This time of year when flowers and trees are blooming, many libraries across the country host events that combine the excitement of spring with the passion of reading. The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Public Library is again this year holding its Books In Bloom fundraising event, but it “If we don’t get a bid we like, we Continued on page 3 Have you ever wondered what happened after the “happily ever afters” in your favorite fairytales? Fairy tales have moved beyond the nursery in recent years with tv series like Once Upon A Time and Grimm, but it was Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” that started it all. A smash hit on Broadway, the show is a timeless journey into the ups and downs of seeing all your dreams come true. “Into the Woods” is what is known as an “ensemble” show, meaning that there is no one star, but there are several major, demanding roles. Not many high school theatre departments can boast enough talent to fill the cast. Ipswich High School can. Ipswich’s music program produces musicians with abilities far beyond expectations Ipswich High School invites you to go “Into the Woods” Continued on page 3 Photo by Stewart Lytle goes a step further than similar events. It combines floral wreaths and displays with books and handmade quilts, and all are available for you to bid on. The event, which is open to the public whether you are an avid reader or not, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the library. “It is such a fun event,” said Betty Hastings, the president of the Friends, who will offer one of her floral arrangements for bid. The event will feature 30 quilts, many of which are already hanging in the library, and 35 flower arrangements. Some of the arrangements will be accompanied by a book about flowers or gardening. The quilts have a variety of origins. Some have been in families for generations. Others, including some made by children, were made this winter. After a few glasses of wine, those who attend can bid on each of the items. The cast of Ipswich High School’s production of Into the Woods NEWBURYPORT – One of the wonders of this small city that produced clipper ships and the U.S. Coast Guard is its annual spring extravaganza celebrating books and authors. Newburyport has long been a city of readers. What other city of its size today supports two bookstores? “There’s Thanksgiving and Christmas and then there is the literary festival,” said the proud festival founder and co-chairman By Stewart Lytle, Reporter ––––––––––––––––– The festival is promoted by the Newburyport Public Library. PRST STD. U.S. POSTAGE PAID NEWBURYPORT, MA PERMIT NO. 51 ____________ You'll "flip" over the digital edition at This Year Resolve to Dissolve the Stress, Aches, & Pains Integrated Massage Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic GIFT CERTIFICATES ReNew Body Mind Spirit Diane, LMT 10 Prince St., Nbrypt Mon - Sat by appt. 978.491.7095 POSTAL CUSTOMER Photo by Stewart Lytle Vicki Hendrickson. For 12 years the literary festival has offered residents and visitors an annual literary festival that attracts 75 to 80 authors, organized around four major categories – fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young readers. “It’s fun. If you are a reader, you want to stay on top of what’s new. You want to be in the groove,” Hendrickson said. Continued on page 3 The Town Common Courtesy Photo

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