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e Town Common Letters To The Editor Page 6 www.TheTownCommon.com April 25 - May 1, 2018 Caring, Compassionate, Dignified Service when you need it most. 14 Independent St., Rowley, MA www.fsrobertsandson.com 978-948-7763 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale 77 Wethersfield St. Rowley, MA 01969 Telephone: 978-948-8696 Fax: 978-948-2564 check out our: advertise@thetowncommon.com PRO SHOP 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. 2013 Kia Rio VIN# KNAD- M5A35D6128374 Signed, Joe Pratt Owner 4/11, 4/18, 4/25 We Offer: • Personalized and Traditional Funerals • Cremations • Graveside Services • Memorial Services • Advance Planning Options Jeffrey E. Megna, CFSP Owner, Licensed Funeral Director (Type 3) Site Work excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service now selling: Skateboard, BMX and Scooter gear rentals Contact your Advertising Consultant today! birthdays private lessons $20 Family Deal New England’s Premier Skate and Bike Park www.RYEAIRFIELD.com 603.964.2800 P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 advertise@thetowncommon.com TIDE CHART Palmer 42o 49’N 070o 49’W APR/MAY HIGH LOW SUN Cleanouts & Disposal LLC JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE WE DO ALL THE LOADING 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 27 Fri 10:13 8.75 10:40 8.97 4:03 -0.03 4:28 -0.18 5:43 7:39 28 Sat 11:05 8.71 11:27 9.11 4:56 -0.25 5:16 -0.11 5:41 7:40 gerrypalmer@palmercleanouts.com 29 Sun 11:53 8.60 xx xx 5:45 -0.38 www.palmercleanouts.com 6:01 0.03 5:40 7:41 30 Mon 12:10 9.16 12:38 8.45 6:30 -0.41 6:43 0.22 5:38 7:42 01 Tues 12:52 9.11 1:21 8.26 7:13 -0.35 7:24 0.45 5:37 7:44 02 Wed 1:32 8.98 2:02 8.04 7:54 -0.21 8:04 0.70 5:36 7:45 03 Thurs 2:13 8.80 2:45 7.81 8:36 -0.02 8:46 0.96 5:34 7:46 single item to whole house cleanout 10 & 15 yard dumpsters available Call for Free Estimate 603-770-7551 SPONSOR ME? 978-948-8696 Community Announcements AMESBURY - Among the many wonderful events planned for the year-long celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of Amesbury is a Choral Festival, which will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 67 Friend Street in Community Connections Amesbury, at 4PM on May 6, 2018. Six of Amesbury’s churches are participating in this event. They are: All Saints Anglican Church, Main Street Congregational Church, Seventh Day Adventist, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Family Parish, and Union Congregational Church. From the earliest establishment to the most recent, these six churches represent an impressive 820 years of worship, service and fellowship. In addition to the presentations by each church, a hymn, Business Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Spotlight the words of which were written by John Greenleaf Whittier, will be sung by the combined church singers. There will also be a few well-known hymns, in which all present are invited to join. The Choral Festival is free, and will be followed by refreshments in the lower church. Real Estate • For Sale For Sale ------------------------------------------------------------ BYFIELD - TTS Players proudly presents Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr. with a running time of 1hour and 10 minutes at the Byfield Community Arts Center 7 Central St. Byfield. Performance dates are Evenings April 27, May 4, 5 at 7pm and Matinees April 28, April 29 and May 6 at 2pm. The show is directed by Michael Fay. Please make your plans to join us as we visit the struggling family of George & Winifred Sports • Banks who are about Sports • to get a visit from the world’s most famous nanny Mary Poppins! Come and enjoy this timeless classic and iconic music which Sports features unforgettable songs like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spoonful of Sugar, Feed The Birds and Chim Chim Cher-ee and many more! Please go out of your way to invite family and friends to enjoy this beautiful and fun story about the power of a good example tap your feet as the chimney sweeps show off their rooftop dancing skills! To reserve your tickets please email Kathy ttsplayers@gmail.com Pets, or leave a message at Animals, the box office at (978) 463-3335. Plus Calls will not be returned but tickets can be reserved and paid for at pick up window on show days. Please like our Facebook page tts players. For more information about upcoming auditions visit our web site at www.tts-players.com. ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – The garden Friends Health of Georgetown are & again coordinating Fitness 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 Ann Lacey, 85 Thurlow St., Georgetown, MA 01833. 100% of donations go to this effort. ------------------------------------------------------------ IPSWICH - Come join us on… Friday, May 4th, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich. Montserrat College of Art professors Stacy and Len Thomas-Vickory, and Salem State University professor Haig Demarjian as they share the various techniques and unique expressive qualities of traditional printmaking processes. The excitement of cutting and gouging (woodcut), dissolving metal in acid (etching), forcing ink through fine mesh (screen print) and printing from a slab of limestone (lithography) will all be presented and discussed. The artists will show printing plates, blocks and screens as well as examples of their work. Free and open to the general public. Registration required. Sponsored by the Ipswich Public Library Arts Committee with funding from the Board of Trustees. To register and for detailed postings of events and programs, please check our calendar at www.ipswichlibrary.org. You may also visit us on Facebook for current status Firefly and updates concerning Pottery Have A Happy the Ipswich Public Library. ------------------------------------------------------------ & Safe NEWBURYPORT - Historic St. Paul’s Church is holding its annual Spring Book Sale on Saturday, May 5, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. St. Paul’s is located at 166 High A Paint-Your-Own Street, Newburyport. The sale includes thousands Halloween of books for adults, teens and children as well as CDs and DVDs. Donations Pottery Studio will be gladly accepted up to the day of the sale. “The Spring Book Sale helps support the many ministries of St. Paul’s, including our Among Friends meal program for anyone in need For Kids and of a meal and fellowship, our numerous 12-step programs that meet weekly at St. Paul’s as well as our global outreach programs such as our El Salvador Partnership,“ Adults says Rector of All Martha Ages Hubbard. In addition, books from the sale will be Cel donated to the More Than Words non-profit Classes organization. & Parties This social enterprise empowers youth who are in the foster peop care system, court involved, homeless, or CLAY out of school & GLASS to take charge FUSING of their lives by taking charge of a business. More Than Words provides on-the-job training and intensive case management support to help youth achieve their goals in education, employment and self-efficacy 72 at Mirona a time when Road, around Portsmouth, 12,000 NH 795 Washington Rd. youth in Boston, aged 16-24, are disconnected from Call both for career a tour and (603)379-1898 educational opportunities. 603-431-7682 Rye, NH 03870 www.sanctuarycarerye.com ------------------------------------------------------------ www.fireflypottery.net 603-964-81444 NORTHEAST SEA GLASS EXPO - We are very much looking forward to the fourth Spring Northeast Sea Glass Expo. Come see what over 50 Artists have created from items found on local beaches and beaches from all 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 or our website, www. thenortheastseaglassexpo.com for all up to date info and schedules. Looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun filled weekend. Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free. ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - Scouting for Food bag distribution Saturday, April 28, 2018 and bag pick up Saturday morning May 5, 2018. Please have bags out by 9am Saturday morning for pickup by Troop 15 Boy Scouts. Please check dates as the Rowley Food Pantry is unable to distribute outdated food. This is the pantry’s biggest food drive and helps sustain food supply through the Fall. Rowley Food Pantry needs: Canned/Jar goods- fruit, jam/jelly, peanut butter, Chef Boyardee/Spaghettios, tuna fish, chicken, baked beans, pasta sauce, coffee, 100% juice. Paper towels, Toilet paper, Tissues, Napkins. Shampoo, Conditioner. ----------------------------------------------------------- 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 ------------------------------------------------------------ SALISBURY - The Civil War Roundtable of the Merrimack will meet at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 9th at our new location, the Hilton Senior Center, 42 Lafayette Rd. (Rt. 1), Salisbury, (Next to the Salisbury Fire Station). Dr. Michael Schroeder, PhD, of Berwick, ME, Historian and President of the CWRT of New Hampshire will speak on “Union Combined Operations: Freeing the Upper Mississippi 1862.” Admission is free and anyone with an interest in America’s Civil War is invited to attend. For more information visit our web page www.cwrtmerrimack.org or call Tom at (978) 462-8518. Skilled Rehabilitation, Nursing Care and Assisted Living Community

April 25 - May 1, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page Continued from page 5 amphibians and then take a walk to search the sanctuary’s wetlands and woodlands for amphibians, and visit a vernal pool to look for wood frog and spotted salamander eggs. Saturday, April 28, 1:30-3:00 p.m. $10/adults, $8/children (discount for Mass Audubon members). Advance registration is required; call 978-887-9264 or register online at www. massaudubon.org/ipswichriver. OLD-TIME RADIO PLAYERS It’s been a year since the Seabrook Old- Time Radio Players have turned the Seabrook Library Conference room into the 1940’s radio studio home of WOTR. The wait is over, because on Saturday, April 28 they are “On the Air”!or to be more exact…on the library stage. Seabrook Library, 25 Liberty Ln, Seabrook. Performance on Saturday April 28 at 2pm. Admission is free (donations accepted). All ages are welcome. Doors open 1/2 hour before each performance. DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR. See Page 6 SPAGHETTI SUPPER SATURDAY 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, 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 HOLY REDEEMER ANNUAL RAFFLE NIGHT SOCIAL Saturday, April 28 at Nativity Parish Hall, 4 Green St, Merrimac, MA - Doors open at 5:00 pm for supper - $8 Buffet, Raffle starts at 6:00 pm - over 100 items, Raffle tickets $1.00 each – 1 raffle ticket could win multiple items. Complimentary desserts served at intermission THREE SHEETS TO THE WIND PUB SING In honor of the 90th-anniversary of Cornelius Crane and his yacht, the Illyria’s, scientific expedition to the south seas, Three Sheets to the Wind will perform a lively concert of sea chanteys and lead a traditional pub sing. Three Sheets to the Wind, the popular North Shore sea chantey group, regularly holds pub sings on Cape Ann and performs throughout New England. The Great House at Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm. Trustees Member: $12; Nonmember: $20; Admission includes one complimentary beer, wine, or soda per guest. Reservations are suggested www. thetrustees.org. For more information call 978.356.4351 x4015. WOODCOCK WALK AT PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30 p.m. Each spring American woodcocks engage in one of nature’s most fascinating courtship displays. Here’s your chance to witness this “sky dance” up close and in-person! This program is appropriate for ages 8 and older. Meet the ranger on the deck of the visitor contact station at parking lot 1. Bring binoculars and a flashlight. Program is limited to 15 participants. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the program start time. Preregistration required. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 SUNDAY, APRIL 29th ANNUAL LUNCHEON The Annual Luncheon of the Bartlett Museum will be held on Sunday, April 29 at Restorante Molise, 1 Market Sq, Amesbury. Social time with cash bar begins at 12:00 am. The Buffet Lunch is served at 12:30 am consisting of Chicken 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. SENSE OF WONDER WALK – WILD ANIMAL BABIES For families with children 3 years and older. Learn how animal parents care for their young and take a walk to look for signs of animal homes, nests, and burrows. Sunday, April 29, 1:30-3:00 p.m. $10/adults, $8/children (discount for Mass Audubon members). Advance registration is required; call 978- 887-9264 or register online at www. massaudubon.org/ipswichriver. DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS JR. See Page 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2nd WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRDING These very popular programs provide an excellent opportunity to explore one of the most productive birding areas in the country. To date, we have seen over 320 species of birds on these Wednesday field trips. Wed, May 02 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $14; nonmember, $17. No preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org/ joppaflats. GEORGETOWN BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Public Health Nurse Pam Lara will be available to take blood pressure, heart assessments and to discuss medication information with elders Wednesday May 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. For further information, please call the COA office at (978) 352-5726. SUN CATCHER WORKSHOP Mosaic Sun Catcher Workshop on Wednesday, May 2 from 4:00 – 5:00pm for ages 8 and up at the Merrimac Public Library. Glass artist Leslie Doherty will lead this workshop where you’ll learn how to combine glass colors and shapes to create a beautiful mosaic suncatcher. All materials will be supplied and space is limited so stop by the children’s room or call (978)346-9441 to register your child. WEDNESDAY EVENING BIRDING Welcome May, the height of spring migration! Each week, we’ll explore the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, the Merrimack River, and other productive birding sites during the quiet of the evening, when fewer people are present and the animals become more active. You’ll learn about identification, adaptations, taxonomy, habitat niches, and more. Wed, May 02, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center, One Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport. Cost: member, $10; nonmember, $12. No preregistration required. For more information, call 978-462-9998 for information about additional programs and events, or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org/ joppaflats. ROWLEY: OPEN ON SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH FROM 12:00- 1:30PM. Gorgeous 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. One owner and approximately 2,500 sq. ft. $599,900!!! Call John McCarthy at 978-835-2573 or email john@rowleyrealestate.com 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: OPEN HOUSE!!! CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE 978-948-465-5831 www.ferrickmovers.com 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 54 Lakeshore Dr, Georgetown 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 50 $295,900 $305,275 $305,000 14 Benham St, Groveland 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 30 $299,999 $290,000 $309,900 8 Charlotte Rd, Ipswich 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 46 $329,900 $345,000 $329,900 46 Beech St, Hamilton 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Cape 12 $349,900 $390,000 $349,900 62 Mudnock Rd, Salisbury 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Ranch 33 $375,000 $354,000 $375,000 60 Warren St, Newburyport 6 room, 2 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 31 $415,000 $400,000 $415,000 51 Cedar, Amesbury 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Colonial 15 $459,900 $459,900 $459,900 208 Southern Ave, Essex 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 39 $460,000 $360,000 $460,000 2 Glen St, Rowley 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 58 $499,000 $526,000 $499,000 9 Woodhill Ln, Boxford 8 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 19 $545,000 $569,390 $545,000 9 Bruce Ln, Wenham 6 room, 2 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 43 $529,000 $505,000 $549,000 13 Kimball Rd, West Newbury 8 room, 4 bed, 1f 1h bath Garrison 22 $550,000 $552,300 $550,000 7 Hunter Dr, Newburyport 7 room, 4 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 43 $550,000 $535,000 $550,000 13 Herrick Dr, Ipswich 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 89 $574,900 $567,000 $574,900 20 Coral Hill Rd, Essex 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Colonial 20 $579,000 $552,000 $579,000 74 Saunders Ln, Rowley 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 21 $599,900 $595,000 $599,900 17 Austin Ln, Newbury 9 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 22 $610,000 $607,000 $610,000 12 Leslie Terr, Rowley 9 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Colonial 99 $724,900 $725,000 $724,900 9 Hood Farm Rd, Ipswich 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 58 $749,000 $730,000 $749,000 11 Long Ridge Ln, Ipswich 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 1h bath Contemporary 149 $799,000 $750,000 $799,000 155 Main St, Wenham 10 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 20 $829,000 $850,000 $829,000 41 Cross St, Topsfield 15 room, 5 bed, 6f 2h bath Colonial 154 $8,100,000 $7,500,000 $8,100,000 Single Family Listings: 22 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,518.86 Avg. List$: $873,832 Avg. List$/SqFt: $293 Avg. DOM: 48.77 Avg. DTO: 28.59 Avg. Sale$: $839,448 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $285 2018 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

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