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Page Letters To The November Editor 8 - 14, 2017 OMNI Security Team Residential & Commercial Security Fire & Access Systems to Video Surveillance Big enough to serve you - Small enough to know you Burglar, Fire Alarms 24 Hour Monitoring We Guarantee the best! Find out more, call or visit us today: MA LIC # 444C 978-465-5000 Contact your Advertising Consultant today! P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 Community Announcements AMESBURY/NEWBURYPORT - Council on Aging sponsors special Holiday Trip; join us for a 1:30pm matinee performance of The Nutcracker Community @ the Boston Opera House on Connections Saturday, December 9th. Be transported to the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and dancing snowflakes, create an annual tradition with family and friends. $99pp includes Orchestra Center seating, round trip motorcoach transportation; lunch on own. For further details contact the Newburyport COA 978-462-0430 or Amesbury COA 978-388-8138. ------------------------------------------------------------ Business Spotlight BYFIELD - TTS Players proudly presents Lion King KIDS on Friday, November 17th, at 6:30pm and Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th at 2pm all shows at the Byfield Community Arts Real Estate • For Sale For Sale Center 7 Central St. Byfield. Come and enjoy this Award winning Musical featuring the incredible musical score written by Elton John including hits Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Hakuna Matata and Circle of Life. Running Time for the show is about 30 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission perfect for young audiences. Come support and enjoy these local actors ages 5-12 as they perform this beloved Broadway musical. Tickets Sports • Sports • Sports are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. Ask about group rates! To reserve by phone call (978) 463-3335 (calls will not be returned you can pay at pick up) or reserve by email Tickets for all shows are available at the door. For more information about this show and upcoming Auditions visit us at www. Be sure to Like us on Facebook TTS Players Pets, Animals, Plus ------------------------------------------------------------ GROVELAND - The Groveland Historical Society is very happy to announce they will be holding Groveland’s first Festival of Trees this year at historic Washington Hall, 101 Washington Street, Groveland, MA between Health & Fitness November 19, thru December 2, 2017. The hours for this event will be 1:00-8:00 PM every day, except for being closed on Thanksgiving Day. Trees and wreaths, both live and artificial will be decorated with unique themes and will be raffled off to winners on closing day December 2, 2017. Admission fee is $5.00, children under 5 are free. Raffle tickets will be on sale during opening hours at Washington Hall. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown COA is seeking volunteers to assist in staffing the reception desk at the new Georgetown Senior Community Center. For further information, please call the COA at 978-352- 5726. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN - To offer additional exercise opportunities, the Georgetown COA has established a fitness room that includes two treadmills and two exercise bikes, some free weights and resistance bands at the new Georgetown Senior Community Center. The equipment is available for use when exercise classes are not underway. For scheduling information, please call the COA at 978-352-5726. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management. Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and informational programs on nutrition, exercise, healthy lifestyles and most importantly; a group of caring people to provide support and cheer you on. TOPS MA 308 Georgetown meets on Thursday evenings in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 7 PM. Come for a visit and see what we’re about. For more information on the organization, check out the website at www. ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH - Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, November 18th from 9:00am To 2:00pm at Ipswich Town Hall Gym, 25 Green St. Featuring Hand-Crafted Items from many vendors, Call 978-356-6650 For More Details. ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH - Holiday Stroll - Free refreshments & more! The Ipswich Business Round table is hosting its annual Holiday Stroll in downtown Ipswich, December 2nd, from 1 - 4pm. Santa will be here. All participating shops will have free goodies, crafts, etc., Perfect for the young and young at heart. ------------------------------------------------------------ KENSINGTON, NH - The Carriage Barn Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Horseback Riding & Carriage Driving, Fundraising, Events, and Fun Activities. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the week to work with horses and clients. Teens, adults and retirees welcome (volunteers must be at least 14 years old). Experience and horse knowledge is a plus, but is not required. Are you a student with a community service requirement (Honor Society, Scouts, 4-H, Graduation, etc)? If so, we would love to hear from you! Anyone interested in learning more can contact The Carriage Barn at 603-378-0140, email, or check out our website at The program offers services in Kensington, NH and seeks to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages with disabilities by enhancing their physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional healing and strengthening through equine activities. The Carriage Barn is a 501c3 Not-for-Profit Organization, as well as a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International. ------------------------------------------------------------ MERRIMAC – Featuring seasonal delights with an old-fashioned flair, Pilgrim Church will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Sat. Nov. 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Along with hand-made holiday treasures, this year’s fair will include children’s crafts, cookie walk, country store, hand-made quilted items, jewelry, holiday decor, luncheon, and a silent auction. A Continental Breakfast featuring scones and muffins will be served 8-10 a.m. A full lunch menu will follow at 11 a.m. Free coffee is available to all veterans. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend! Located at 27 Church Street in Merrimac, Pilgrim Church is completely accessible to all. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - The Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Immaculate Conception Parish, Newburyport, is once again fortunate to have the New England Tenors perform a benefit concert in Newburyport. The I.C, Church will be the setting as the tenors perform this wonderful Christmas musical presentation. The youth group “My Own Voice” will also present their joyous songs of the season for all to enjoy. Place: Immaculate Conception Church, 42 Green St, Newburyport. Time: 2:00pm. Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017 Tickets: $20.00 for adults -- $12.00 for children under 12. Tickets available after each mass on Sunday, November

Letters To The Editor November 8 - 14, 2017 Page 7 Community Announcements 12th, Saturday November 18th, and Sunday November 19th. Limited tickets also sold at the door. Further information please call Bunny Chiasson Community @ 978-465-5810 or email: sandbunnyc@yahoo,com Connections ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT – It’s no secret that downtown Newburyport is a ‘must visit’ during the holiday season. Each year, the Chamber of Commerce, with the help of generous local businesses decorates downtown with a holiday tree, lights and festive garland Business on every lamppost. As our Spotlight community has grown, locals and visitors have requested more decorations and a larger tree. This year, with your help, we will make that a reality. Downtown will glisten with a 35-foot tree adorned with hundreds of white lights placed by a professional tree lighting company. In addition, Real eight trees on Inn Estate Street will be decorated • For to brighten your Sale For Sale holiday season strolls through downtown. “We are really looking forward to seeing the looks on children and adult’s faces when they see the tree and lights,” said Lauren Husson, Event Specialist for the Chamber of Commerce. If you believe that there is no place like Newburyport during the holiday season, would you consider supporting our efforts? With your support, we Sports • can continue to enhance Sports • the holiday season in Newburyport. Sports Visit www. for more information and to donate! “It takes a village to pull something like this off. We live, work and play in a really special place and we really hope our community comes together and supports these efforts,” said Chris Pets, Johnston, Director Animals, of Membership for the Chamber Plus of Commerce. “Every dollar counts,” he added! Watch your donation dollars come to light. Thank you in advance for your efforts to help make our community merry and bright! ------------------------------------------------------------ Health & Fitness NEWBURYPORT - November Learn to Skate USA enrollment is now open! The Merrimack Valley Skating Club will hold classes on Sundays at 4pm and Thursdays at 6pm. Specialized and fun Learn to Skate USA classes focus on the basic fundamentals that are important for shaping both hockey and figure skating skill development. Learn to Skate USA is endorsed by US Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speed Skating. Skaters have the chance to earn skill-badges throughout the series. Student to coach ratio is kept low and classes are available for skaters age 3 through adult. Classes run as 6-7 week sessions continuously throughout the year. Each member of the Merrimack Valley Skating Club coaching staff is a credentialed professional who has successfully completed a comprehensive background screeni ng process through the National Center for Safety Initiatives. Visit for registration forms and detailed information regarding both programs. Classes fill up quickly so don’t hesitate! Please contact Nikki in the front office at 978-462-8112 or with any questions. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - All Adults in the Seacoast area are invited to the Newburyport Senior Community Center for the last two meetings in 2017 of Senior Action Council. On Friday, November 17th at 10:00 our meeting will focus on important updates and information on State and Federal legislation in rearguards to Medicare and Medicaid. Specifically information on meetings that MSAC members had with State Representatives about legislation that MSAC has put forth to protect benefits. Every meeting also has time for networking, coffee, a fifty/fifty raffle, and a short business report. Meeting last about 90 minutes in all. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURPORT - Join us in this very special production of Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s The Nutcracker. The company is thrilled to announce that world renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Sabi Varga will be joining this year’s production. It is not to be missed! In addition to dancing in the production, Mr. Varga will be tapping into his creative and artistic talents as guest choreographer for select scenes! Methuen Ballet Ensemble, an established ballet company under the artistic direction of Vanessa Voter Shaheen, has staged The Nutcracker for over twenty-five years. All principal roles are performed by members of Methuen Ballet Ensemble, whose experience totals over 150 years of classical ballet training under Ms. Shaheen’s tutelage. Students of Voter’s School of Dance and North Shore Performing Arts Center perform all other roles. Saturday, November 25 at 3:00PM, Saturday, November 25 Gala Reception at 6:00PM; Performance at 7:00PM and Sunday, November 26, at 3:00PM at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Sq, Newburyport, Box Office: 978.462.7336 , General: 978.499.993 ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - The Salvation Army in Newburyport is getting ready for their big “Red Kettle” annual fundraiser. When you see a “bell-ringer” standing with a Red Kettle outside a store, or in the street, please remember that the proceeds go largely towards helping members of our community with food, meals, rent, utilities, and other social services and programs. Major Todd Hughes, who with his wife, Major Rosemarie, run The Salvation Army on Water Street in Newburyport, has set a goal of $55,000. Last year the goal was $50,000 but this was exceeded by a few thousand dollars. There are opportunities to be employed as a bell-ringer, but many are volunteers who are looking to help, even for just a few hours. Please contact Major Todd Hughes for further information: 978 465 0883 ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - The YWCA Greater Newburyport is reaching out to the community for nominees for this year’s annual Nancy E. Peace Award. The award is given each year at the Martin Luther King Jr. Event to recognize someone in our community who has demonstrated (through volunteer or professional activities) a clear commitment to eliminating racism, fighting prejudice, and celebrating diversity in our community. Please share this information with co-workers, friends, and any other organizations you may be affiliated with in the Greater Newburyport community who may know of someone outstanding they would like to nominate. Nomination forms can be found on-line at ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - For the upcoming holiday season, The Rowley Family Dental Center is once again requesting that their patients bring in food donations for the Rowley Food Pantry. All contributors will receive a chance at a raffle, the winner of which will receive a free tooth-whitening system, to be drawn January 2, 2018! ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - Join us for the Pine Grove School 45th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. The halls of our elementary school are filled with more than 150 area crafters and artists. December 2nd 9am to 3. 191 Main St, Rowley. DON’T NEGLECT YOUR TEETH! 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