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Page www.TheTownCommon.com Letters To The May Editor 30 - June 5, 2018 Site Work excavation contractorS Septic tankS & SyStem contractorS container Service The Town Common Newspaper You Now Shouldn’t Your Ad Be In Here Too? Call today • 978-948-8696 • www.thetowncommon.com Contact your Advertising Consultant today! P: 978-948-8696 • F: 978-948-2564 advertise@thetowncommon.com Community Announcements AMESBURY - This year we celebrate the Friends of the Amesbury Council on Aging 3rd Annual Chowder Fest on Monday, June 11th from 4:30PM to 6:00PM. The Chowder Fest is a fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Council Aging. The Community Connections purpose of the Friends of the Council on Aging is to raise money through contributions and fund-raising to provide support for senior programs, services, and activities. Chowder Fest welcomed over 200 chowder-lovers, last year, who turn out and judge some of the best chowder in the area. Located at the Amesbury Senior Community Center, guests purchase their tickets, and explore the different sponsors to vote for the Chowder Champion! It’s an evening full of delicious chowder and family fun! We are currently accepting Business applications for sponsors. We welcome Spotlight anyone interested in entering their chowder; this includes restaurants, assisted living facilities, non-profits, community organizations, and nursing care facilities. Last year, Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings took the Chowder Champion title! There is no entry fee, and we will Real Estate • For Sale For provide bowls and utensils - just bring your chowder! If you are interested in entering a chowder, please contact Katrina Sale Rioux at 978-388-8138 ext. 545 or email riouxk@amesburyma.gov. If making chowder is not your thing, we invite you to come and join in on the fun! Purchase your ticket in advance at the Senior Center for $5, tickets are $7 at the door. Bring your friends, and family! Try all the chowders, and help us determine the Chowder Champion! ------------------------------------------------------------ Sports • Sports • Sports GEORGETOWN – Join us to practice and learn more about the benefits of meditation when Petra Horgan leads a fourweek session of Meditation classes Mondays June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. Suggested donation is $3 per class. The classes will feature seated meditation with a focus on breathing, guided meditation and visualization. For more information, call the COA at 978-352- Pets, 5726. Animals, Plus ------------------------------------------------------------ GEORGETOWN – Beginning Tuesday June 5, 10:30 a.m., a new Walking Club will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. Health & Fitness The Walking Club is funded with a competitive grant recently awarded to the Georgetown Council on Aging (COA) through a grant to the Massachusetts Associations of Councils on Aging by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Led by a COA volunteer walking group leader, easy outdoor walking routes are planned starting from the Georgetown Senior Community Center. Indoor routes will be planned for inclement weather. An endurance exercise, walking can improve cardiovascular health and the circulatory system and delay or prevent many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. For more information and to register for the program, please call the COA at 978-352- 5726. ------------------------------------------------------------ NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport’s sister city organization, the Greater Newburyport/Bura Alliance which connects Newburyport to Bura, Kenya, is holding its 4th Annual Plant Sale during the remainder of May and throughout the month of June. A wide variety of perennial plants is available. The sale is being held at 8 Maple Street, West Newbury and is open daily. Proceeds will be used to buy school uniforms for orphans in Bura. A school uniform costs $25 and the organization ordinarily buys more than 100 each year. For further information, visit the GNBA website at www.masskenya.org ------------------------------------------------------------ ROWLEY - Summer Fun Pack Raffle tickets available! The Friends of the Rowley Public Library are holding a raffle for a Summer Fun Pack. Approximate retail value $750. The pack includes: 2 tickets to Water Country, 2 tickets to Santa’s village, 4 passes to the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 4 Mountain Adventure Park passes to Cranmore Mt., 4 passes to Story Land, 10 passes to The Sports Museum at TD Garden for a group tour, 4 VIP passes to York’s Wild Kingdom and Amusement Park, and 2 day passes to Metro Rock. More prizes may be added! Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library, 141 Main St., for $3 each or 2 for $5. Drawing will be held at the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Carnival on June 27. Need not be present to win. ------------------------------------------------------------ SALISBURY - The 6th Annual Salisbury Art Stroll is on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 10am-4pm. The Art Stroll will take place outdoors along the Old Eastern Marsh Rail Trail. The This paved trail parallels Town Route 1 (Bridge Road) in Com Salisbury. Artists and fine crafters will be set up along the trail, displaying and selling their works. There will also be food, live music, free kids’ art classes, face painting, free shaped balloons, and much more. There is ample parking and on-site portapotties, as well as access to the restrooms at Bridge Marina and Cove Marina, thanks to their generous owners for donating access. The Art Stroll is handicap accessible. ------------------------------------------------------------ SALISBURY - SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 23 – Summer kick-off concert “COUNTRY BEACH JAM” – 4 live bands – fireworks! www.mysalisburybeach.com check out our: PRO SHOP now selling: Skateboard, BMX and Scooter gear The North Shore’s Largest Independent Comm rentals birthdays private lessons $20 Family Deal New England’s Premier Skate and Bike Park www.RYEAIRFIELD.com 603.964.2800 Best Subs In The Area! Open: M - F 11-7pm, Sat 11-4pm Danvers Agway 9 Wenham St (978) 774-1069 Call for a tour (603)379-1898 www.sanctuarycarerye.com A P P CL 72 F

May 30 - June 5, 2018 www.TheTownCommon.com Page Continued from page 5 of other anecdotes gathered from the annals of Beverly, Newburyport, Ipswich and other North Shore communities. For more information or to register please contact Margie Walker at mwalker@amesburylibrary.org These programs are funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library. EVENING PROGRAM: NATURE AND MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY Can Revealing Massachusetts’ Hidden History Be Used to Better Understand Sea Level Rise and Global Warming? Monday, June 4th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Archaeologists generally use shipwrecks as windows to the past. However, the archaeological past can inform us about the present and where we can go in the future. For example, how can a shipwreck be used to study a severe storm? This presentation illustrates the effect of changing environmental conditions on shipwrecks and other archaeological sites and how this information can be used to better understand sea level rise and global warming. Victor T. Mastone is the Director and Chief Archaeologist for the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, Vice President of the North American Society for Oceanic History, and Vice President of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society. Vic earned baccalaureate and masters degrees in Anthropology and was an appointed member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas 2008- 2011. He is a Visiting Instructor at Salem State University where he teaches a maritime archaeology field school. Spaces in the refuge visitor center’s 85-seat auditorium will be filled on a first come, first served basis. This free evening program is sponsored by the Friends of Parker River National 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 June 6, 2018 at 8:00AM by private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage and notice of sale: 1. Olds Alero VIN #1G3NK52F32C250509 2. Ford Taurus VIN #1FAF- P53U25A250235 Signed Dana Newcomb , Owner Wildlife Refuge and the Parker River NWR. NO preregistration for this program. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; Phone: (978) 465-5753 LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Sale Notice is hereby given by New Beverly Auto Clinic Inc.126 Rear Park Street, Beverly, MA, pursuant to the provisions of MA G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after May 31, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am by public or private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage, and notices of sale: 1. 2. 3. 4. TUESDAY, JUNE 5th HELP SEND KID’S TO CAMP! June kicks off summer for kids with many diverse summer camps and programs. Come join Amesbury Youth Recreation and Flatbread Pizza to help send kids to Camp! Flatbread will donate a percentage of all pizzas sold to the AYR scholarship program. Come between 5 and 9pm and be a part of the fun, your community, and Youth Recreation. We will raffle off a few fun prizes as well! WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th 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, Jun 06 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/ joppaflatsprograms. 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer VIN# 1GNDT13S052271168 2005 Honda Accord VIN# 1HGCM56875A065118 2008 Toyota Corolla VIN# 2T1BR32E88C886644 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 VIN# 1GTHK59K49E142253 Vehicles are being stored at New Beverly Auto Clinic. Signed Thomas Curran Owner 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 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 June 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Georgetown Senior Community Center. For further information, please call the COA office at (978) 352-5726. EXPERT ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS AND CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS On June 6 at 7 pm the community is invited to the Newburyport Senior Center, located at 331 High Street, to hear from an expert on prescription drug assistance programs. Rich Sagall, MD, founder and president of NeedyMeds.org will share ways consumers can reduce prescription costs, and insights on how the drug industry and related legislation affect us. The free event was organized by Pennies for Poverty and the Justice Action Ministry at the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist church. NEW LISTING!!! ROWLEY: OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, June 3rd from 12-1:30pm. Former farmhouse on 4.5+ acres. Some highend renovations including custom kitchen cabinetry, beautiful crown moldings and cherry paneled library. Exceptional detail throughout the first floor with 9’ ceilings and a huge wrap around screened in farmers porch to enjoy the absolutely gorgeous lot. Experience the warmth and feel of its antiquity, yet all modern amenities. Relax in the library with its fireplace, wood floors and custom built in cabinetry or in the living room with hardwood flooring and beautiful wood accents. There is a large walk-in pantry off the kitchen and a formal dining room. 3 fireplaces and two wood stoves. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms and a nursery or office. Master suite. No carpeting anywhere. Detached two car garage and one of the nicest settings you could ever dream of. New 4 bedroom septic system. Potential home for your horses in area of equestrian properties. Less than 5 minutes to town boat landing and elementary school, 10 minutes to beaches, or Governor’s Academy. Work is needed to bring the home fully back to life. $549,900. Call Rowley Realty at 978 948-2758 or John McCarthy at 978 835- 2573. You can email us as well at 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: 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 7 Burke St, Groveland 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 7 $199,900 $230,000 $199,900 30 Prospect St, Amesbury 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 5 $264,900 $286,000 $264,900 120 Western Ave, Essex 5 room, 2 bed, 1f 0h bath Cape 31 $295,000 $280,000 $310,000 789 Haverhill St, Rowley 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 21 $315,000 $325,000 $315,000 42 Tenney St, Georgetown 7 room, 3 bed, 1f 1h bath Gambrel /Dutch 25 $316,000 $335,000 $316,000 11 Brownville Ave, Ipswich 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Colonial 15 $359,000 $360,000 $359,000 1 Spring St, Merrimac 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 18 $359,900 $366,883 $359,900 32 Alberta Ave, Newburyport 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Ranch 132 $399,000 $370,000 $399,000 16 14th St, Newbury 6 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Contemporary 12 $399,000 $417,000 $399,000 31 High St, Salisbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 20 $399,900 $409,000 $399,900 92 Church St, Merrimac 5 room, 3 bed, 1f 0h bath Cape 25 $399,900 $399,900 $419,000 167 Beach Rd, Salisbury 6 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Bungalow 373 $445,000 $412,000 $430,000 41 East St, Topsfield 10 room, 4 bed, 3f 0h bath Split Entry 22 $469,000 $500,000 $469,000 6 Alnette Rd, Merrimac 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 33 $469,900 $469,900 $469,900 83 Stewart St, West Newbury 6 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 19 $479,000 $500,000 $479,000 16 Meetinghouse Ln, Topsfield 8 room, 4 bed, 1f 1h bath Ranch 30 $475,000 $500,000 $499,900 2 Coltin Dr, Newburyport 7 room, 5 bed, 3f 0h bath Colonial 151 $525,000 $500,000 $539,000 12 Barton St, Newburyport 7 room, 2 bed, 2f 0h bath Bungalow 19 $575,000 $580,000 $575,000 36 Spencer Knowles Rd, Rowley 7 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 91 $619,500 $599,000 $634,900 10 55th St, Newburyport 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Shingle 17 $699,900 $699,900 $699,900 14 Honor Pl, Topsfield 11 room, 4 bed, 2f 2h bath Colonial 49 $739,000 $722,500 $739,000 22 Hilltop Rd, Ipswich 6 room, 2 bed, 2f 0h bath Cape 56 $749,900 $675,000 $749,900 17 Wildwood Dr, Newburyport 11 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 27 $759,900 $745,000 $759,900 27 Old England Rd, Ipswich 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial 22 $975,000 $975,000 $975,000 69 Fern Ave, Amesbury 14 room, 4 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial 544 $1,200,000 $1,050,000 $1,200,000 13 Essex St, Hamilton 18 room, 5 bed, 8f 3h bath Colonial 284 $2,250,000 $2,500,000 $2,950,000 Single Family Listings: 26 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,408.04 Avg. List$: $582,254 Avg. List$/SqFt: $269 Avg. DOM: 78.77 Avg. DTO: 45.08 Avg. Sale$: $584,888 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $268 2018 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

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