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Page Letters To The April Editor 18 - 24, 2018 Community Announcements LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given by Amesbury Towing 100 Haverhill Road, Amesbury, MA, pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicle on or after April 26, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am by public or private sale to satisfy their garage keepers liens for towing, storage, and notices of sale. Vehicle is being stored at Amesbury Towing. 1. Signed, Joe Pratt Owner 2013 Kia Rio VIN# KNAD- M5A35D6128374 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 check out our: PRO SHOP now selling: Skateboard, BMX and Scooter gear tide chart 42o 49’N 070o 49’W APR HIGH LOW SUN rentals 18 Wed 1:36 9.38 2:06 8.64 7:57 single -0.75 item8:11 to whole 0.00 house 5:56 cleanout 7:29 10 & 15 yard dumpsters available 19 Thurs 2:21 9.51 2:55 8.54 8:45 -0.81 8:59 0.11 5:55 7:30 20 Fri 3:11 9.50 3:48 8.37 9:37 -0.75 9:52 0.28 5:53 7:31 Call for 21 Sat 4:05 9.37 4:45 8.19 10:33 Free -0.59 Estimate 10:50 0.46 603-770-7551 5:52 7:32 22 Sun 5:04 9.17 5:46 8.07 11:33 -0.40 11:52 0.58 5:50 7:33 23 Mon 6:06 8.97 6:49 8.06 12:35 -0.25 xx xx 5:49 7:34 24 Tues 7:11 8.82 7:52 8.20 12:57 0.60 1:38 -0.17 5:47 7:35 25 Wed 8:15 8.75 8:53 8.44 2:03 0.47 2:39 -0.16 5:46 7:37 26 Thurs 9:17 8.75 9:49 8.73 3:06 0.23 3:36 -0.19 5:44 7:38 Sponsor Me? 978-948-8696 birthdays private lessons $20 Family Deal New England’s Premier Skate and Bike Park 603.964.2800 Palmer Cleanouts & Disposal LLC JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE WE DO ALL THE LOADING AMESBURY - Old fashioned Spaghetti Supper & Ice Cream Sundaes! Saturday, April 28, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury (across from Alliance Park). Spaghetti with homemade sauce, Community Connections 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. Business Spotlight ------------------------------------------------------------ AMESBURY - The Annual Luncheon of the Bartlett Museum will be held on Sunday, April 29 at Restorante Molise, 1 Market Sq, Amesbury. Social Real Estate • For Sale Fortime with cash bar begins at 12:00 am. The Buffet Lunch is served at 12:30 am consisting of Chicken Sale Parmigiana, pasta dish, grilled vegetables, meatballs, salad and dessert. Extra parking is available behind the Market Street Baptist Church and the Provident Bank lot. The public is welcome to attend. Reservations are required. Tickets are $22 each for early reservations until April 25th when the cost is $27 each. Please call Lee-Ann at 978-504-0000 or Gina 978-388-3089. A variety of fundraising raffles will be held after the meal followed by Sports • a short business meeting to elect Sports • officers and board members for 2018-19 followed by the program. The program presented will be in celebration of the Bartlett Sports Museum’s 50th Anniversary Brian Butler, Jim Chapman & Nick Costello will be reminiscing about the July 4th 1976 Pancake Breakfast at the Bartlett Museum. A CD of the event will also be shown. The Museum is run and supported by volunteers, memberships, fundraisers and donations. April is the official beginning of our membership year. Membership form will be available at this event or email: Pets, Animals, Plus ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – The garden Friends of Georgetown are again coordinating the fundraising to bring the hanging flower baskets to the downtown streets this summer. Please join us in this effort to beautify the town by sending a contribution to “Garden Friends of Georgetown” c/o Health Ann Lacey, 85 Thurlow St., & Georgetown, Fitness MA 01833. 100% of donations go to this effort. ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH - Interested in history and culture? The Ipswich Museum is looking for volunteer guides and greeters for the 2018 tourist season, which begins on Saturday, May 26th. The tours include the historic Whipple, Heard and Knight Houses. Training sessions for tour guides will be held in early May. If interested, contact the office at (978) 356-2811, or office@ ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURY - The Special and Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover Street AND the Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The Town Warrant and the Specimen Ballot will be forthcoming. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT - The Newburyport Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, at 1:30 in The Newburyport Senior Center, 331 High Street. Firefly Newburyport. Pottery Have A Happy ------------------------------------------------------------ NORTHEAST SEA GLASS EXPO - We are very much looking forward to the fourth Spring Northeast & Safe Sea Glass Expo. Come see what over 50 Artists have created from Aitems Paint-Your-Own found on local beaches and beaches from Halloween over the world. Enter your finds to win cash prizes in our contests and take part in our educational lectures that will be held throughout the weekend. Check out our Facebook page, The Northeast Sea Glass Expo Pottery or our Studio website, for all up to date info and schedules. Looking forward to seeing everyone at this For fun Kids filled weekend. and Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free. ----------------------------------------------------------- Adults of All Ages Cel ROWLEY – Rowley Historical Society presents: Rowley Powley commemorative Tea In observance of their centennial celebration, the Rowley Historical Society is hosting Classes an Afternoon & Parties Tea on Saturday, April 28 from 1 – 3 PM at the Platts- peop Bradstreet House, 233 Main St., Rowley. CLAY Reservations & GLASS required – FUSING Tickets available at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours (978-948-2081) Tickets: $10 each or $5 for over 70 or under 10. Rowley Powley Tea background – The Rowley 72 Mirona Road, Portsmouth, NH 795 Washington Rd. Powley Tea House was created in 1919 in the home of a founding member of the Rowley Historical Society for the purpose of Call for a tour (603)379-1898 603-431-7682 Rye, NH 03870 raising funds to repair the 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House. We continue to fundraise to keep this first period house as a window to the past. In honor of the founders of the Society, and the individuals who cooked, baked, brewed 603-964-81444 and served refreshments at the Rowley Powley Tea House, we invite you to join us at the Platts-Bradstreet House for afternoon tea and a variety of delicious treats. We are proud to present Harpist Carol McIntyre who will play a variety of styles possibly including classical, Celtic, popular and folk music. Mr. McIntyre earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Arts from Stanford University and has been performing on the North shore for over twenty years. See more about Ms. McIntyre at ----------------------------------------------------------- ROWLEY - The Rowley Book Club will be reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Slaves Cora and Caesar attempt escape on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil, encountering the strange yet familiar at each stop of their journey. Join us on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of this story of history we all share and the effects it has on the present day. Check our web site for future titles. The Rowley Public Library is located at 141 Main Street and is fully accessible. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850 ----------------------------------------------------------- ROWLEY - The Town Meeting will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Pine Grove Gymnasium (not the All Purpose Room). The meeting will not be broadcast live on television this year but will be recorded by Rowley Community Media and played at a later date. ----------------------------------------------------------- ROWLEY - Friends of the Rowley Senior Center are sponsoring a Fundraising “Shoe” Drive during the month of April. A collection drop off container will be placed in the parking area at 39 Central Street, Rowley for the duration of the month. Materials collected for the “Shoe” Drive include: Paired footwear: shoes, boots, work boots, sandals, slippers, flip flops, heels, sneakers & Pocketbooks, purses, backpacks & belts. For more information call 978-948-7637 ------------------------------------------------------------ WEST NEWBURY - The annual West Newbury town cleanup will be held the weekend of April 21 & 22. Gloves and plastic bags will be available in front of the Food Mart starting Wed., April 18. We are asking each homeowner to pick up the trash that has accumulated around the home, especially near the street. Often the trash finds its way under bushes and it is recommended that a tool, such as a rake be used to help remove the trash. Please place the filled, tied, bags by the side of the road. The trash will be picked up by the town Monday April 23. In addition people are urged to take additional bags to help pick up trash along the stretches of roads with few houses, where trash such as glass and plastic bottles, paper and cardboard, tires, diapers, used building materials line the streets. We thank you! Please leave the filled bags by the side of the street. For questions please call Barbara Haack 878 363 2245 Skilled Rehabilitation, Nursing Care and Assisted Living Community

Community Connections Business Spotlight April 18 - 24, 2018 Page For Sale Real Estate • For Sale Drama Free Zone Sports • Sports • Sports By John McCarthy, Rowley Realty As I was sitting at the closing putting a new one in was foolish, the sellers were required “by law” today where the buyers and sellers Pets, not to mention Animals, that it was listed to have Plus a door on the bathroom were happily chatting away and so as “included” in the sale. If I had (the door didn’t fit after putting friendly that the closing attorney called his agent right away and in new flooring). I told her that kept having to interrupt them Health to told them what & my seller Fitness was wasn’t the case to my knowledge sign paperwork, I thought why taking it would have caused lots of but that I would check with my aren’t all transactions friendly drama. No need. By seeing this sellers. She told her buyers that it and “dramaless”. Whether you’re before and realizing that my sellers was a requirement and got them buying a home or selling your are talking out of emotion and not all upset. They demanded that home, the process can certainly be rationally, a crisis and drama was the door be put back immediately stressful. It is most typically the averted. and that we allow them in to see it biggest investment people make, Sometimes it is a family member as soon as possible. A drama free both financially and sometimes or REALTOR® who contributes or transaction this wasn’t. emotionally. While emotions can even creates drama. A recent seller Creating drama or ratcheting run high, the process does not of ours put their home up for sale up emotional responses is not the necessarily have to be full of drama. and we soon had a buyer. During same thing as representing your You’ve made logical choices about the home inspection the inspector client. REALTORS® should not financing, school districts, towns, did a test for radon gas. The be introducing drama, rather, they neighborhoods and a number gas level came up over the EPA should be minimizing it. of other factors during the sale allowable limit and the buyer asked The REALTOR® who looks at process, why let emotions take the seller to install a mitigation a problem as a hurdle not a road over as you get close or are at the system to get to acceptable levels. block is one that will get to the end. A higher than allowable level isn’t finish line and a friendly, dramafree When buyers and sellers come uncommon in this area and can sale. to a difference in opinion, or when easily be remedied. Not for the If you have any questions about something unexpected occurs, father of one of the buyers! He these real estate terms, or are looking it’s natural to have an emotional thought that his daughter and son to buy or sell a home please contact response. But, as REALTORS® in law shouldn’t accept anything me, John McCarthy at Rowley we work toward a solution that less than a mitigation system and Realty, 165 Main St., Rowley, MA minimizes the drama and keeps thousands of dollars for any future 01969, Phone: 978 948-2758, the deal on track. Sitting in the problems. Instead of lashing back Cell 978 835-2573 or via email at closing today I thought how can and telling him that is ridiculous, we help minimize the drama I realize that he is only protecting in future transitions that can his child, son in law and grand accompany rising emotions? kids. After the buyer’s agent Experienced REALTORS® all explained to him that mitigations have stories of when a buyer or systems came with a guarantee he seller Town flew off the handle for the cooled off. Common smallest of reasons. Recently I had An inexperienced REALTOR® a seller who told me that because can create drama where there is he “gave” his house away so cheaply none by not reading paperwork (as an aside they got almost 20% thoroughly or simply not more than they bought it for 2+ understanding what is being told to years ago) that he wasn’t including him or her by the other REALTOR. the stove or built in microwave. Two recent transactions bear this They were “only” 6 years old and out. First, at the walkthrough of the buyers should have told him a recent transaction the buyers that they wanted them. I told thought chairs to the poker table him that I understood what he in the basement that was included was saying and would go back and was staying. I told the other check on the listing paperwork REALTOR® that they were never and inclusion/exclusion list to asked for and there was no mention see what we had put as staying or of them in writing in the offer or going even though I knew they P&S. She said that she assumed were included. When I met with they would stay. She was wrong him again 24 hours later he had and ended up having to explain that calmed down and realized that to the buyers. The REALTOR® on ripping out a microwave and another transaction told me that Site Work excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service R O W L E Y : B e a u t i f u l l y cared for one owner 2500+/- sq. ft. Cape in a very desirable neighborhood. Walk into the Grand Entry and open concept layout featuring a dining room, formal living room AND a big wood burning fireplace in family room. The family room opens into a gorgeous kitchen w/granite counter tops and island and Stainless Steel appliances. Huge cathedral ceiling master bedroom with sitting area, walk in closet and private bath. First floor laundry and eat in area in kitchen leading to deck to large backyard. A walkout basement ready to be finished if more space is needed leading to a lovely backyard. Natural gas heat, newer roof and two car garage. $599,900!!! Call John McCarthy at 978-835-2573 or email for more information or to arrange a private showing. ROWLEY REALTY 165 Main St., P.O. Box 101, Rowley, MA 01969 Phone 978-948-2758 • Fax 978-948-2454 Sold Single Family Homes Sponsored By: NEW LISTING CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE 978-948-465-5831 Winner of the 2018 Best of the Best Moving Company USDOT #654172 | MC # 310830 | MA. DPU # 30442 Address, Town Description DOM List Price Sold For Orig Price 21 Cottage Rd, Newbury 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 24 $280,000 $265,000 $280,000 1 Alice St, Groveland 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Farmhouse 19 $339,000 $375,000 $339,000 9 Cutting Dr, Newburyport 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 16 $435,000 $450,000 $435,000 105 Ferry Rd, Newburyport 7 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 17 $439,900 $435,000 $439,900 9 Oak Dr, Topsfield 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Multi-Level 269 $459,900 $459,900 $459,900 280 Washington St, Groveland 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Cape 5 $499,900 $515,000 $499,900 27 Lockwood Ln, Topsfield 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 24 $499,900 $540,000 $499,900 175 Scotland Rd, Newbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 47 $514,900 $485,000 $514,900 4 Seaview Ln, Newbury 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 59 $552,500 $525,000 $569,500 10 Hallisey Dr, Newburyport 11 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Contemporary 120 $599,900 $559,000 $599,900 9 Marions Way, Georgetown 10 room, 5 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 99 $599,900 $604,000 $599,900 3 Pond St, Newburyport 8 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Victorian 20 $925,000 $925,000 $925,000 Single Family Listings: 12 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,954.17 Avg. List$: $512,150 Avg. List$/SqFt: $267 Avg. DOM: 59.92 Avg. DTO: 10.83 Avg. Sale$: $511,492 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $267 2018 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

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