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Page 6 December 6 - 12, 2017 Site Work ESTATE SETTING in IPSWICH IPSWICH: Absolutely gorgeous lot. Estate setting. One of the nicest Contact and largest your lots available Advertising anywhere on the North Shore. Consultant Simply spectacular views. today! 4 bedroom septic design. $540,000. Call John McCarthy at 978-835-2573 or email P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 for more information. ROWLEY REALTY 165 Main St., P.O. Box 101, Rowley, MA 01969 Phone 978-948-2758 • Fax 978-948-2454 excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service Continued from page 5 direction? Investigating the trail for tracks and telltales, we’ll piece together evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your sharp senses and your skills of observation! We’ll end the hike with cookies and hot chocolate. This walk encompasses a loop of about 1 ½ to 2 miles; for the most part the walk will follow a dirt road, but parts of the trail traverse soft sand and the beach. We will go at an easy pace so little legs can keep up. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort and minimize misery! Water is always good to have along, and if it is sunny you may want sunscreen and/or sunglasses. Pre-registration suggested. Member: $9 Nonmember: $15 craneoutdooradventures Contact info: Dorothy Antczak, dantczak@thetrustees. org 978.356.4351 ext 4052 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR See Friday, December 9th. THE ROSE AND THE NIGHT STAR Presented by the 140-voice Newburyport Choral Society, the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus and orchestra at 8 PM on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th at 2:30 PM at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport. The concert will feature Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio with additional seasonal favorites. For ticket purchase and further concert information visit www. A TUNA CHRISTMAS See Friday, December 8th HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA On December 9 Pesky J Nixon comes to the Byfield Community Arts Center for a Holiday Extravaganza! PJN is a bombastic yet brilliant group whose rich sold single Family Homes Address, Town Description DOM List Price Sold For Orig Price 20 Dornell Rd, Ipswich 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 16 $220,000 $315,000 $220,000 15 Kimball Rd, Amesbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 97 $269,000 $205,000 $289,000 6 Orchard Ct, Amesbury 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 23 $379,900 $380,000 $379,900 2 White Pine Dr, Georgetown 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 57 $459,900 $450,000 $479,900 52 Margaret Rd, Hamilton 7 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 20 $549,000 $575,000 $549,000 57 Topsfield Rd, Wenham 9 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Split Entry 132 $499,750 $497,500 $549,900 114 King George Dr, Boxford 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 23 $549,900 $560,000 $549,900 3 Marshall Dr, West Newbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 70 $569,000 $540,000 $579,000 199 Middle St, West Newbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Gam/Dutch 147 $565,000 $557,500 $584,888 7 East St, Ipswich 11 room, 5 bed, 3f 0h bath Queen Anne 22 $699,900 $684,500 $699,900 11 Hillside Dr, Georgetown 9 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Contemporary 113 $714,900 $707,500 $714,900 5 Long Ridge Ln, Ipswich 9 room, 3 bed, 3f 1h bath Contemporary 49 $799,000 $775,000 $799,000 287 1/2 High St, Newburyport 14 room, 5 bed, 5f 1h bath Gam/Dutch 184 $1,650,000 $1,425,000 $1,750,000 49 High Rd, Newbury 11 room, 5 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial 205 $1,699,000 $1,634,000 $1,899,000 Single Family Listings: 14 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,821.29 Avg. List$: $687,446 Avg. List$/SqFt: $241 Avg. DOM: 82.71 Avg. DTO: 61.07 Avg. Sale$: $664,714 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $239 2017 MLS Property Information Network, Inc. harmonies and musical versatility bring great energy and life to the stage. You might think they are siblings bickering over songs but they are really just great musicians bringing you into their world of music, songs, and stories. The group promises some extra surprises at this unique holiday performance! Doors open at 7:30 with a suggested donation of $15. The Cat Cafe serves beer and wine, soft drinks and coffee, and snacks throughout the evening. Check the BCAC website at for more information. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10th FUN, FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES On these Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.: December 10th, and 17th. Take a break from the holiday “hustle-bustle” on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy a FREE family movie on Parker River’s big screen, featuring it’s NEW state-of-the-art laser projector and surround sound system! Each of these Sunday afternoon films is a proven winter winner! All films will be screened in the visitor center auditorium. NO preregistration. Christmas in Yellowstone (Dec. 10th) The Polar Express (Dec. 17th) HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR See December 8th NEWBURYPORT CHORAL SOCIETY “The Rose and the Night Star” will be presented by the 140-voice Newburyport Choral Society, the Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus and orchestra at 8 PM on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th at 2:30 PM at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport. The concert will feature Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio with additional seasonal favorites. For ticket purchase and further concert information visit MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th FOCUS ON BIRDS: SPECIAL BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR OF PARKER RIVER NWR Monday, December 11th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This special edition of the refuge’s Behind the Scenes (BTS) tour will be led by veteran birder, and refuge volunteer, The Town C Bill Gette. While the tour will follow the usual BTS route, the leader will place a special emphasis on the birds that are typically found on the refuge in late fall. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, if they have them. Tour is limited to 14 participants. Meet the tour leader in the refuge visitor center lobby 15 minutes before the program start time. This program is most appropriate for teens and adults. Preregistration required. SONGS OF THE SEASON This is a special program that our library assistant, Lauren Towler, has put together! Using a power point presentation, Lauren will share her findings about local connections ith seasonal songs! Mon. Dec. 11th at 6:30 p.m. Please join us! Langley-Adams Library, 185 Main St, Groveland, 978-372-1732 snakanishi@ INTERVIEW WORKSHOP Are you nervous about interviewing? In this 90-minute workshop you will learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process. There will also be a short discussion on resume writing. Whether you are looking for your first job or you are a job interview wizard, there is always something new to learn. Join job interview expert Tom Falzareno for a workshop full of techniques to help you land the job you want! Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm Newburyport Public Library, 94 State St, Newburyport, (978) 465-4428 www. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th ADVANCED CARE PLANNING SEMINAR Join the Salisbury COA on Wednesday December 13th @ Noon as Faith Delaney, Esq. will lead an open discussion at the Salisbury Senior Center about: Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Medical Order of Life Sustaining Treatment and more documentation of your wishes. Get your questions answered. Enjoy refreshments provided by Debbie Logan of Brookhaven Hospice. Please to call to pre-register for this very information seminar. 978-462-2412 LECTURE: THE ARTS AND THE EXPERIENCE OF NATURE Joppa Flats Education Center offers a monthly lecture series on natural history topics that is free to Mass Audubon members. Children ages 8 and up are welcome. Preregistration is not required. Wed, Dec 13, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. The North Shore’s Members, Largest free/nonmembers, Independent $4. No preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www. New Dining Room Full Bar Italian Deli & Marketplace Take out Grab & Go Party Trays 978-465-2225 257 Low St . Newburyport

Letters To The Editor December 6 - 12, 2017 Page 7 Community Announcements DON’T NEGLECT YOUR TEETH! AMESBURY - The Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury invites the public to attend the Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Community Service on Sunday, December 24th from Connections 5:00-6:00 pm. The service is suitable for R O W L E Y all ages. The sanctuary is accessible by elevator. ------------------------------------------------------------ D E N TA L C E F A N M T I L E Y R AMESBURY - Amesbury’s 350 anniversary committee received news today that the University of Massachusetts, Boston – Mass Memories Road Show Business has awarded one of four host locations Spotlight to Amesbury in 2018. Co-Director of • FREE Consultations the Amesbury Roadshow Doreen Brothers says, “We all couldn’t be more delighted. This is wonderful news for the • The newest cosmetic Amesbury Community.” The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide digital history project that documents people, places and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. In partnership with teams of local volunteers, host organizations organize Real public events to Estate scan family and community • For photographs Sale For Sale techniques & technology and videotape “the • Serving our community stories behind the photos.” The images and videos are indexed and incorporated into an online educational database at Since its launch, the project has gathered more than 10,000 photographs, videos, and since 1986 stories from across the state. The Amesbury Sports Mass. Memories • Road Sports Show will be held at the • Sports Amesbury High School, 5 Highland Road on April 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. Everone in the Amesbury community is welcome to take • Friendly, accommodating part. Each participant can bring up to three photographs to be scanned into a community album and then uploaded staff to the Mass Memories archive. Brothers continues, “This program is about more than documenting history – it’s a shared event that honors and includes Pets, every person’s Animals, history and their contribution to Plus the life of the Amesbury • Experienced, dependable community—whether they have lived here for generations or just moved to town.” The goal of the Mass. Memories Dentists Road Show is to hold public scanning events in all of the 351 communities of Massachusetts, creating a digital portrait of the Commonwealth, providing access Health to family photographs & and Fitness stories, and building community knowledge and DOUGLAS SHEALY, D.D.S. and connections. The Amesbury event will be a wonderful way to celebrate the 350th anniversary. For more information contact - Mass. Memories Road Show Project Coordinators: Doreen Brothers, COA Director, Amesbury Senior RicHARD SELtEnRicH, D.M.D. Community Center, (978) 388-8138 ext. 546, and John Mayer, Executive Director, Amesbury Carriage Museum, (979) 834-5058, ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS ------------------------------------------------------------ GROVELAND - Come be part of an ancient story, see the star, walk with shepherds and see the promise of light and hope! The community is invited to join us for an Advent Experience at Groveland Congregational Church on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4 PM. There will be a Live Nativity, crafts and refreshments. We also welcome all to join us Route 133, Rowley Christmas Eve for a Family Service at 5:00 PM or a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 11:00 PM. We are 978-948-2333 located at 4 King Street in Groveland, MA. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – Donations are greatly needed for Christmas deliveries - People Helping People of St. Mary Parish Holiday Fair! Feeds is in great need of donations for the Dec. 16th Christmas deliveries to residents in need of Rowley, Georgetown, Boxford, and Byfield. Donations of non-perishable food items, as well as paper, cleaning, and personal hygiene Heritage Towers Danvers Farm & Home products are needed. Monetary and grocery store gift card donations can also be made and are very helpful. Donations can be brought to the rectory at 94 Andover Street in Georgetown, Monday through Friday, during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., left in designated bins at the Georgetown or Rowley churches before or after Masses, or call 180 Main St 978-352-6326 to make other drop off arrangements. The ------------------------------------------------------------ Amesbury Town Greg Der Bogosian Common ROWLEY - Sand Available To Seniors - A citizen of the Town of Rowley may obtain a 5 gallon bucket of sand (BYOB = bring your own bucket) from the Highway Department during the winter months to sand driveways and walkways. is Saturday Seasoned Firewood your Advertising Coal, Wood Consultant Pellets, Fire Blocks The Highway Department requests that you pick up the sand between 3-3:30pm. While the weather is still good, go Delivery available pick-up your sand and be prepared for winter. Dec 9th, 7711-2 Wethersfield ------------------------------------------------------------ 978-774-1069 St. ROWLEY - The Birds and the Bees. Cats and Dogs. Who knows what you’ll find at the 6th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle? Baskets have been arriving for weeks. We already have over $2,000 in prizes and more are expected. The Rowley, MA 01969 • MOTORCYCLES • BOATS • PWC baskets will be displayed at the Rowley Public Library until December 16. American BBQ, Local Honey, Tools, • REPAIRS Harbor Sweets, Gardening, Yoga, Books, Art Supplies, and everything the Boston Sports Fan needs to show your Telephone: 978-948-8696 • MAINTENANCE • INSPECTIONS loyalty. This year, the Gift Card Tree is more valuable than ever! Enter to win a basket for yourself or a friend. The drawing will be December 16th @ 1pm in the Library Meeting Room. You don’t need to be present to win. Raffle Fax: 978-948-2564 tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street, Rowley. The Friends thank everyone who donated a basket to the event. Stop in to check out all the baskets. For more information, call the library at 978- 948-2850. ------------------------------------------------------------ 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! ------------------------------------------------------------ Dr. Laura anne Potvin, P.C. SEABROOK - Trinity United Church is seeking vendors for a Holiday Gift Fair on Friday Dec. 15. Crafters are welcome, but this event allows all types of items suitable for gift giving......homemade fudge & culinary treats, gifts & oPtoMetriStS “regifted items, brand new, “still in the package” items. We want things not found in the mall stores! Proceeds from some vendor fees will benefit a needy area family @ Christmas time through the Rockingham County Community Action’s “Adopt-A-Family” program. Do your shopping locally & save gas AND have joy in knowing you are participating in EYE CARE a worthy cause. Contact ( 978-994-0734) to reserve a $20.00 space or e-mail ------------------------------------------------------------ FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! WEST NEWBURY - The Friends of the Library is holding a Holiday Basket Raffle now through December 15th. The basket has a value in excess of $500 and includes gift items and certificates donated by our generous West Newbury Dr. nYLa LaMBert business supporters. Donors include Chiller Photographic Images (a one hour photo session), Excentrique (pillow, candles, matches), Haverhill Bank (fleece blanket), Knapp’s Greenhouses (gift certificate), Main Street Auto (oil, lube, Dr. KatHLeen Horn filter), RFR Custom Framing (framing certificate), Wellspring Per Grooming (grooming certificate), West Newbury Dr. CatHLeen DouCette Food Mart (Wine, Cheese and Crackers), and West Newbury Pizza Company (2 large cheese pizzas), and more. Tickets can be purchased at the West Newbury Library on Main Street. Cost is $5 for one ticket, $10 for 3 tickets. Drawing will take place at 5PM on Friday December 15th. The Friends of the Library is a volunteer, non-profit NOw LOCATED AT organization that raises funds to support numerous library activities, including the popular museum passes program 939 SALEM ST., GROvELAND which offers discounted admissions to more than a dozen cultural institutions. Please stop by the library to view this beautiful basket and to purchase your raffle tickets. We greatly appreciate your support of our library. 978-374-8991

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