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e Town Common Senior Moments Page 4 www.TheTownCommon.com November 22 - 28, 2017 Christmas The Extravaganza Town Common Community Calendar at Trinity Episcopal Church To place an non-profit organization’s event in the Community Calendar for FREE, call 978-948-8696 or e-mail: events@thetowncommon.com argest Independent Newspaper Saturday, December 2 nd Serving North Shore WEDNESDAY, Classified of Mass & Coastal NH from 9 AM - 3 PM! NOVEMBER Friday, November Ads 24th; from 22nd 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. - Explore Christmas Complete shopping, Effective crafts, greens, Community Outreach! another part of the refuge – this baked goods, ‘White Elephant’ and much more. WEDNESDAY MORNING time, on the mainland. Join a Community BIRDING Calendar ranger for a tour Continues of a beautiful Delicious Lunch Available . . . These very popular programs Kids can take a picture with Santa, provide an excellent opportunity make a Christmas gift for a loved one, to explore one of the most decorate cookies or get their faces painted. productive birding areas in the country. To date, we have seen 124 River Road, Topsfield over 320 species of birds on these Call 978-887-5570 for more information. LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given by Dana’s Towing & Repair of Hampton, 348 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH (603)926-9781. Pursuant to the RSA 444 through 450 that they will sell the following vehicles on or after November 30, 2017 at 9:00AM by private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage and notice of sale. 1. 2. 2007 Saab VIN YS3FD49Y371010355 2008 Nissan Versa VIN 3N1BC13E48L408421 Signed Dana Newcomb , Owner SEASONED FIREWOOD FOR SALE • • • Clean/Free of debris. Hand loaded and delivered from local family farm. $365 a cord. Free delivery. Call Mike Lucier at 978-360-5148. Greg Der Bogosian is your Advertising Consultant 77 Wethersfield St. Rowley, MA 01969 Telephone: 978-948-8696 Fax: 978-948-2564 advertise@thetowncommon.com Wednesday field trips. Wed, Nov 22, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: members, $14/nonmembers, $17. No preregistration required. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon. org/joppaflatsprograms. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd HAPPY THANKSGIVING! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24th NELSON ISLAND TOUR spot that few people visit: Nelson Island. Learn about the history of this little known refuge jewel. If weather and tide permits, we’ll take a very short walk along the marsh. (Muddy, wet areas are possible so rubber boots are recommended.) Consider bringing binoculars and/or a camera. *Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a refuge staff member. Preregistration is required. Please call (978) 465- 5753 for more information. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING Our experienced leaders will take you to birding hot spots in the Newburyport/Plum Island area in search of avian activity. Beginners and birders of all skill levels are welcome. Sat, Nov 25, 9:00 am - 11:30 am. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: members, $10/nonmembers, $12. No preregistration required. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon. org/joppaflatsprograms. PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR! Held on the following days: Saturday, November 25th @ 9:30 a.m.; and Sunday, November 26th @ 1:00 p.m. Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an “up close and personal” look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants may be driven along areas on the refuge Greg Der Bogosian, Project Manager Phone: (978) 948-8696 Cell: (978) 618-9453 Email: greg@thetowncommon.com The Town Common - 77 Wethersfield Street - Rowley, MA 01969 Sat. & Sun., Nov. 25-26 & Dec. 2, 2017 10 am-5 pm | Snow date: Dec. 2-3 6,000 sq. ft. of antiques and unique gift-giving treasures Light refreshments • Decorations by Partridge in a Bear Tree, Newburyport “On Scenic Rte. 1A” • 224 Main St. • Rowley, MA • 978-948-7139 • www.saltmarshantiques.com

November 22 - 28, 2017 www.TheTownCommon.com Page 5 otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 14 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up. Again, this is a vehicle – based tour, with limited stops on the refuge. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. *Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a refuge staff member. Please call (978) 465-5753 to register for this program. TOO MUCH PIE HIKE This brisk hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge will walk away any residual feelings of fullness from your Thanksgiving feast – especially that “ooooh, I ate too much pie” regret. The stark beauty of the dunes, the big empty sky, the barren stretch of sand to the sea will remind us that less can be more – the perfect way to reset the stomach’s expectations! Saturday, November 25 | 1-3PM Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, at a good pace, for approximately 2 ½ - 3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required. Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15 Contact info: Dorothy Antczak, d a n t c z a k @ t h e t r u s t e e s . o r g 978.356.4351 ext 4052 SPAGHETTI SUPPER SATURDAY Old fashioned Spaghetti Supper & Ice Cream Sundaes! Saturday, November 25, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury (across from Alliance Park). Spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, and salad. Try our ice cream sundaes with homemade brownies. “All you can eat!” Individual $8. Family $28. Take-out available for $9. To benefit Union Congregational Church’s historic 1835 Currier & Ives Meetinghouse overlooking the Merrimack River. Handicapped accessible. Please join us! Our events and services are open to all no matter what denomination or religion. We are Open and Affirming. All are welcome! Rev. Lucy Blood, Minister. 978-388- 0631. www.amesburyunion.org SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26th BIRDING FROM NAHANT TO EAST BOSTON Late November provides an opportunity to enjoy the remaining fall migrants as well as wintering species. On this trip, we will explore hot spots in the northern section of Boston Harbor, starting in Nahant, which offers a good concentration of sea ducks, loons, grebes, and winter shorebirds such as purple sandpipers. Wintering and late migrant passerines are possible in the thickets. Revere and Winthrop provide numerous locations for great views of large numbers of ducks, grebes, loons, and gulls, with possible sightings of black-headed and mew gulls, king eiders, Barrow’s goldeneyes, and late or overwintering shorebirds. Finally, Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston is a great spot to see ducks, northern harriers, and hearty sparrows and other passerines that brave fall’s blustery weather. Sun, Nov 26, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Meet at the beach parking lot on the left at the end of the causeway to the first island (Little Nahant). Cost: members, $45/nonmembers, $55. Preregistration required. Mass Audubon members receive discounts on programs. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon. org/joppaflatsprograms. PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR! Held on the following day - Sunday, November 26th @ 1:00 p.m. Join a refuge ranger for a behind the scenes tour of Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tour will be conducted via refuge van, with several brief “drive by” stops along the way. The tour will present an “up close and personal” look at the refuge through the multiple lenses of the cultural history of Plum Island and the Great Marsh, native wildlife and their habitats, and the role of refuge management in the conservation of these precious natural resources. Participants may be driven along areas on the refuge otherwise closed to the public. This guided two hour program is most appropriate for older teens and adults. Binoculars and/or a camera are recommended, but not required. Meet the ranger in the lobby of the refuge visitor center 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Each session is limited to 14 participants; no more than 4 individuals per sign-up. Again, this is a vehicle – based tour, with limited stops on the refuge. Advance registration is required for this program, as enrollment is limited. Be advised that individual tours may be subject to cancellation. *Please note: Those who call and leave messages after hours, your registration is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from a refuge staff member. Please call (978) 465-5753 to register for this program. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING We invite you to join us and the Salisbury Historical Society as we light the Christmas Tree on Salisbury Square to kick off the 2017 Holiday The Season. Sunday, Town Comm November 26th 4pm to 7pm Open House at the Salisbury Historical Society refreshments provided by members of the East Parish United Methodist Church. Carols and Tree lighting on the green at 5.30pm. Music provided by the Salisbury Elementary School Band and Chamber Member Gil Medeiros. Visit from Santa. NEW ENGLAND TENORS The Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Immaculate Conception Parish, Newburyport, is once again fortunate to have the New The Town Commo 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. Further information please call Bunny Chiasson @ 978- 465-5810 or email: sandbunnyc@ yahoo,com TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th PLUM ISLAND WATERFOWL TOUR Tuesday, November 28th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Hop on board the refuge’s Magic Bus for a special three hour tour that will take you to several locations on Plum Island – both on and off the national wildlife refuge – where you are most likely to see a variety of waterfowl species (e.g., ducks and geese). Learn about the natural history of these fascinating creatures from veteran birder and refuge volunteer Bill Gette. The program leader will have a spotting scope and several loaner binoculars. Participants are welcome to bring their own binoculars. Tour is limited to 14 participants. Meet the tour leader Continued on page 8 For almost 95 years, Arthur S. Page Insurance has provided residents of the Newburyport area with protection and peace of mind through insurance coverage on homes, motor vehicles and businesses. Contact us for any of your insurance needs: Auto Home Condo Renters Umbrella AUTO | HOME | BUSINESS Site Work excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service Business Boat ATV/RV Flood Contact your Advertising Consultant today! P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 57 State Street | Newburyport, MA 01950 advertise@thetowncommon.com T 978.465.5301 | F 978.462.0890 www.arthurpage.com

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