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Page 6 Letters To The November Editor 22 - 28, 2017 New Dining Room Full Bar Italian Deli & Marketplace Take out Grab & Go Party Trays 978-465-2225 257 Low St . Newburyport Create your own winter wonderland this holiday season, we can help! Community Announcements AMESBURY - Holiday Fair! – Heritage Towers, 180 Main St. Amesbury, MA, Saturday Dec 9th, 11-2 ------------------------------------------------------------ Community Connections AMESBURY - Melanie Rogers will be at the Amesbury Public Library on Wednesday, December 6 at 3:00. Melanie will show you New how Dining to create Room your own masterpiece. This program is for 7th-12th grade.Space is limited so you need to register Full early. Business BarFor more information, please contact Margie Walker, Teen Librarian at Spotlight Italian or Deli 978-388-8148. & ------------------------------------------------------------ Marketplace AMESBURY - The holidays are fast approaching and who doesn’t like cookies? Assuage your sweet tooth guilt Real Estate • For Sale For Sale by buying cookies at the seventh Take annual out Cookie Walk – a perfect way to support the Friends of the Amesbury Grab & Go Public Library. Mark your calendars. Cookie Walk 2017 will be held Party Trays Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., after the library closes. Just purchase a cookie tin at the Cookie Sports • Sports Walk and fill it to the • brim Sports with your favorites. 978-465-2225 “For the past six years we have been very successful in raising money through the Cookie Walk program to go to the Friends of the Library,” said APL Director Erin Matlin. “The Friends then turn that money 257 Low St Pets, around and give Animals, it all back to the library. We Plus use this money to help Newburyport fund programs and purchase supplies. “It is that time of the year when we love to bake. Why not share your love of baking with the library? We need bakers to make this year’s program a success. We are looking for Health & Fitness people to bake at least three dozen cookies. Of course if you would like 978-948-8696 • • to make more, please feel free.” Bakers need to drop off the cookies at the library on the day of the program, Thursday, Dec. 14, before 4:30 p.m. “Not only do we need cookies, but we also need your recipe,” Matlin said. “I plan to make recipe books of all the cookies in the Cookie Walk, which will be on sale for $3.” All proceeds from the sale will go to the Friends, whose mission is to support the library and its staff, and to enhance the resources and services of the library. The funds raised from memberships, fundraisers like the Cookie Walk, and the Book Shop pay for educational, cultural and technical programs for adults, teens and children, including museum passes subscriptions, refreshments, prizes and supplies for programs and activities, technology aids and any special requests made by the library staff. ------------------------------------------------------------ AMESBURY - The Amesbury Library Genealogy Club will present Henry Lukas of the Spellman Museum on Monday, December 18 at 1:00 p.m. He will be discussing the history of the postage stamp. We will find out about the different collections at the Spellman Museum. Registration is required. Please contact Margie Walker at mwalker@ or 978-388-8148. ------------------------------------------------------------ AMESBURY/NEWBURYPORT - Council on Aging sponsors special Holiday Trip; join us for a 1:30pm matinee performance of The Nutcracker @ the Boston Opera House on 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. ------------------------------------------------------------ BYFIELD - TTS Players proudly presents High School Musical Jr. with an all-star cast of talented local teenage actors at the Byfield Community Arts Center 7 Central St. Byfield Mass. The show runs evenings on Dec. 8, 15, 16 at 7pm and matinees on Dec 9, 10, 17 at 2pm. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children/seniors. 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 show are available at the door. For more information about this show and upcoming Auditions visit us at Be sure to Like us on Facebook TTS Players ------------------------------------------------------------ Christmas Trees and Stands • Twinkle Lights and Ornaments GEORGETOWN - Save the Date! Enjoy the shopping season at Georgetown’s Holiday Shop Hop! Saturday, December 9th, 10 am-5 Fresh Greens, Wreaths, and Garlands pm all over town. Visit your favorite shops and discover new ones! Custom Centerpieces • Artificial Trees and Arrangements ------------------------------------------------------------ DOVER, NH - Antiques Flea Market held the first Wednesday of each Kissing Balls • Poinsettias • Unique Gifts and Plenty of Holiday Cheer! month from October to April at the Dover Elks Hall, 282 Durham Rd., Rte. 108 Dover, NH (exit 7 off Rte. 16, 1.7 miles south on Rte. 108 on 60 Turnpike Road, Ipswich • 978-356-6342 left). Features 35 dealers that offer Fun and Funky Antiques and Vintage Goods. Catered! For more info call (207) 396-4255 104 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester • 978-281-4480 ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) provides one day per week of shared medical transportation for MVRTA Special Services customers to Lahey Clinic in Peabody and

November 22 - 28, 2017 Page 7 several Boston hospitals. In Georgetown, a van will pickup and drop-off clients on Monday at their homes. If you need a ride on another day, please call the MVRTA’s Office of Special Services and they will do their best to accommodate your needs. At Lahey Clinic, customers should make medical appointments between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The van will depart Lahey Clinic no later than 3:30 p.m. Customers with medical appointments in Boston should make appointments between 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The van will depart Boston no later than 3:30 p.m. Boston hospitals include Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, Shriner’s Burn Institute, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, Beth Israel/Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center and VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain. Rates are $8 cash one-way or $16 cash round trip. Reservations and applications will be necessary. Reservations may be made 1-2 weeks in advance by calling the MVRTA’s Office of Special Services at (978) 469-6878, selecting Option 3. For further information, call the COA at (978) 352-5726 or the MVRTA at (978) 469-6878, selecting option 3. ------------------------------------------------------------ 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 ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – Drop in for a card game or cribbage game Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9- 10:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. Coffee and snacks are served along with plenty of good fun. Make a day of it and stay for lunch. In the summer heat, this is a cool place to be! For further information, please call the COA office at (978) 352-5726. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – As the Georgetown COA updates the newsletter mailing list to comply with new U.S. Postal Service regulations, some addresses have been eliminated from the COA newsletter mailing list. If you no longer receive the COA newsletter and would like to be added back to the newsletter mailing list, please call the COA at (978) 352-5726 to update your contact information. ------------------------------------------------------------ HAMPTON - Seacoast Artisans Holiday Arts & Crafts Boutique Market Annual Holiday Fair! Dec 2 & 3, 10am to 4pm, Lafayette Crossing Mall, 45 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH. For additional information please contact Joyce at (603) 431-8531For 18 years now, Seacoast Artisans, the promoter of the highly lauded and successful annual Portsmouth based, early November Juried Arts & Crafts Fair, is adding a new, albeit smaller but 2 day “Boutique Craft Market” December show. The Boutique Craft Market is the weekend of December 2 & 3 located just a few doors down from the LL Bean outlet. The mall is located at 45 Lafayette Road in North Hampton, NH and will be open from 10-4 both days. There will be light refreshments, a festive atmosphere and 20+ vendors with unique, local, hand made crafts at a variety of price points offering gifts for everyone on your shopping list...including you! Unlike larger juried shows there will be NO fee for entry into the event . ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH – Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday, December 2nd and run from 9 am to 2 pm and feature craft vendors and a silent auction. Other activities include white elephant tables, a festive trees and wreaths raffle, gift baskets and a bake sale. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. Parking is available in our lot across from the Church at 31 County St. This event is part of a year-long parish celebration of our 150 years of communion and service in Ipswich. More information at www. or 978-356-2560. ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH – “Jingle Bell Walk” Saturday, December 2, 2017, 11:00am until 1:30pm. Join us for a day of holiday festivities and cheer! Greet Santa as he arrives at the Ipswich Town Wharf. Sing carols with Buddy the Elf as we await Santa’s arrival! Jingle bells will be available for purchase. Jingle your bells and follow our honored guest and Buddy the Elf on a festive “Jingle Bell Walk” to the Ipswich Town Hall at 45 Green Street. Keep a sharp eye out for the “Grinch”! Once Santa arrives at Town Hall, he will receive children 11 and under while holiday carolers entertain. Parents are urged to bring a camera! Each child will receive a gift bag from Santa as well. Following their visit with Santa, the children can have their faces painted, play festive games, create holiday crafts, and watch Elf. The Rotary Club will serve hot dogs, hot cocoa and more in Continued on page 9 DON’T NEGLECT YOUR TEETH! R O W L E Y F A M I L Y D E N TA L • • FREE Consultations The newest cosmetic techniques & technology Serving our community since 1986 Friendly, accommodating staff Experienced, dependable Dentists • • • C E N T E R DOUGLAS SHEALY, D.D.S. and RicHARD SELtEnRicH, D.M.D. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Route 133, Rowley 978-948-2333 Holiday Fair! 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