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News for Human Interest

Friday, February 23, 2018
Announcing...   Spring Panto Auditionsfor "A Jack and the Beanstalk Panto!"    Join us on March 9th to audition for this year's Spring show: "A Jack and the Beanstalk Panto!" Pantos are a rip-roaring blast for anyone who jumps in: newcomers and veterans alike! Anyone 14 or older is welcome - no ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
On February 27th at 7:00pm, please join us at the Newburyport Public Library where film buff Frank Mendosa will present his wildly popular program "The Academy Awards: The Good, The Bad and The Outrageous!" How did the annual Academy Awards get started? Who has won (or lost) the Oscar over the years? What are some famous (and infamous) moments? Who will win this year? Come brush up on your ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Join us to learn the latest on clinical Alzheimer’s Disease trials, how our understanding of the disease is changing, how it may be diagnosed differently, and some of the most exciting recent findings.          Presented by: Jonathan Jackson Ph.D.Instructor in Neurology Harvard Medical School at Mass General HospitalWednesday, March 14, 20185:00 pm | refreshments  Avita of ...read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Whittier Tech Receives $420,000 Grant to Create Dental Assisting Program, Allied Health CenterBack row, left to right: Gov. Charlie Baker and Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta. Front row, left to right: Whittier Tech Principal Chris Laganas, Superintendent Maureen Lynch, Health Occupations Teacher Jane Moskevitz and Curriculum Coordinator Kelly Fay at the ceremony at Lynn ...read more
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 Whittier Tech Students Use Music Therapy to Help Those with Alzheimer's Disease Left to right: Allasandra Thompson, Emily Shal, Wingate resident Lucy Meade, who told the girls she likes love songs, and Larissa Havey. (Courtesy Photo Whittier Tech)HAVERHILL -- Three health occupation students at Whittier Tech are using music therapy as a way to help patients with Alzheimer's disease communicate ...read more
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Join us for an afternoon of poetry March 3rd at 3pm with the Powow River Poets! Readings are free and open to the public. Come early to sign up for open mic! The reading will be at the Newburyport Public Library at 94 State Street. The poets reading are Juan Matos and Rhina Espaillat. This event will be a bilingual reading of selections from poet Juan Matos' 2017 book The Man Who Left / El hombre ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  The 7th Annual Pettengill House Fundraiser   You are invited to a special evening of live music, dancing, and auction bidding, all in support of a great local agency, The Pettengill House.   Our 7th Annual Fundraiser will be held at the beautiful Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, MA on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 7 -11 p.m.   Our theme is this year is “Pony Up for the Pettengill ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  Shucking for Shelter: Oyster Fundraiser   Mark your calendar for Pennies for Poverty's Oyster Fundraiser at Starboard Galley (55 Water Street, Newburyport) on Saturday, February 24 from 5:30 to 7 pm. This year's focus is raising funds to support people struggling to pay for housing and utilities on our area.  This annual event brings together Pennies' community of people who care. Stop by ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
When There is No Place to GoRoll up your Sleeves to Help Those who are Homeless in our Community   February 19, 2018, NEWBURYPORT, MA – Residents of Newburyport and surrounding towns are invited to hear an update on the area’s 2018 Homelessness Count and learn how Gloucester has addressed the needs of homeless individuals, families and children. The meeting will take place in the Social Hall at ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  I need volunteers for my non-profit. Where do I go to get help?I want to volunteer in my community. Where do I find out who needs help?  Expanding Volunteerism in Greater Newburyport  To make it easy for prospective volunteers to identify local opportunities to help, Pennies for Poverty encourages local non-profits to list their volunteer needs on VolunteerMatch.org. This is a ...read more
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Friday, February 16, 2018
   February 7, 2018  Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry38R Merrimac Street Newburyport, MA  01950    Please thank every member for their very generous donation of $725 to Operation Delta Dog.  Your support will directly benefit the organization’s mission of rescuing shelter dogs and training them to work as assistance dogs for disabled veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                      22nd Annual Winning Opportunities for Women Conference Announces Inspiring Program  Join the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, six extraordinary speakers, and more than 300 guests for a day of defining moments, connection ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
      Museum of Old Newbury Announces Program: The Lowells of MassachusettsNewburyport MA – February 15, 2018: The Museum of Old Newbury is pleased to announce the launch of its spring lecture series on Sunday, March 11, at 2 pm, with an illustrated lecture: The Lowells of Massachusetts by author Nina Sankovitch. The program will be held in the sanctuary of the First Religious Society, 26 ...read more
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Friday, February 09, 2018
Announcing...Spring Performance Workshop!             Join Company Manager/favorite drama teacher, Aisha Delilah, for this year's Spring Performance Workshop. We'll meet one day a week to develop drama skills and tap into our imaginations in a fun and supportive environment. The result ...read more
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
  Parking Ban Effective at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 The Newburyport Department of Public Services (DPS) has declared a Street Parking Ban effective at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, until further notice, due to expected snowfall.  When a parking ban is in effect, DPS will turn on the flashing blue emergency beacons located at major intersections across the City 6-7 hours ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
  Volunteers Sought for Jenness Beach Cleanup  RYE—Even though it’s still winter, there’s still litter on the beach. Blue Ocean Society seeks help with their monthly cleanup at Jenness Beach on Saturday, February 10.  Removing trash from the beach will protect both people and marine life. Litter on the beach is unsightly, can be unsafe, and can wash offshore, where it can harm wildlife though ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
 It’s that time of year again!  We are having our 16th Annual Link House, Inc. St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and Fundraiser.  It’s a day filled with traditional Irish food, music and good-humored jokes.  This is a great opportunity to spend a few hours with our local and state politicians, local business owners, and community stakeholders.  This year the event will be held on Friday, March 16th at ...read more
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018
 The Newburyport Public Library has some teen programs coming up  TEEN FOOD FRIDAYS: ALL ABOUT THE HEARTFebruary 9, 20183:30 pm – 4:00 pmIn this Valentine’s edition of Food Friday, we’ll be enjoying some heart-shaped foods and some other snacks that are good for your HEART.  DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: HARRY POTTER TRIVIAFebruary 12, 20183:30 pm – 4:30 pmTest your Harry Potter knowledge and join us for ...read more
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Monday, February 05, 2018
  The 8th Annual Newburyport Education Foundation Premiere fundraising event the Monte Carlo/Texas Hold ‘em Evening will be held on Friday March 9!    “Building on last year's successful Monte Carlo event, this amazing and fun evening now features twice the amount of gaming tables including the craps, and roulette as well as blackjack. And of course, the poker Texas hold 'em tournament is in ...read more
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Friday, February 02, 2018
Help save the Hellcat Trail and improve boardwalks on the refuge!  Individuals may demonstrate their direct support for the Hellcat Trail and refuge by ordering a new synthetic plank made of recycled materials that is engraved with a name they designate for a donation of $100.  All revenues generated by their donation will be provided to the Parker River NWR for the Hellcat Trail project.  With ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Summer Arts Workshop 2018Registration Opens Feb. 1!    Summer Arts Workshop offers all students a positive and creative space to grow and explore. This year, we've expanded options for students based on age and area of interest. We've restructured the Performance One class — now four weeks — added new teen/tween classes, a "Festival of Student Work" in July, and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Join Top Knots NBPT for an exciting evening of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, in our first ever fundraising and networking gala!February 16th, 2018 from 7-11pm: Our passion for creativity and support for future small businesses, inspired us to create the Top Knots Nbpt Newburyport High School Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one lucky female student whose aspirations are ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
  THE FOOLS   FEBRUARY  3Purchase Tickets BelowWHAT WERE YOU DOING IN 1975?The Fools, a “slightly bent” rock and roll band were formed in 1975, the pride of Ipswich. A show from these guys was “90 minutes of madcap adventure.” Mike Girard took pride in breaking everyone up, including the band, on any given night. Many performances ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
      SEA BAGS INTRODUCES SEA LIFE ALL OVER THEIR SPRING COLLECTION  (Portland, Maine, January 11, 2017)- Sea Bags (www.seabags.com), designers and manufacturers of handmade items from recycled sails is introducing its new spring collection that features colorful flags representing an international code sailors know all too well and a variety of marine life species. The collection illuminate’s ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hunger affects 1 out of 16 of our neighbors – 1 out of 8 children and 1 out of 5 seniors. Food insecurity is so common in our region, that chances are you’ve sat at a table with someone who has needed food assistance. But, together, we are making real strides toward bringing food security to everyone in need. So we’re asking:Can you bring Our Neighbors‘ Table to your table?WHEN March ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
 Town of West Newbury Health DepartmentPaul Sevigny, Health Agent381 Main Street West Newbury, MA 01985  West Newbury Public Health Department Provides Guidance on Sharps DisposalWEST NEWBURY -- The West Newbury Public Health Department would like to offer guidance and safety tips for residents who are looking to dispose of sharps in a safe ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
The next Steel Drum Ensemble session begins the week of 3/5/18!  Below, are all the available classes and times:  Monday: 6:30-8:00pm Adult w/ KevinTuesday: 7:00- 8:30pm Adult w/ ZachWednesday: 6:00-7:30pm Middle School/Upper Elementary w/ Austin Thursday: 4:00-5:00pm Elementary Ensemble w/ ZachThursday: 7:00-8:30pm High School w/ Zach Our ensembles are designed to give students the opportunity ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
    Haverhill Professional Joins NECC Board  Haverhill resident Pati Fernandez, a local development and marketing professional, has been appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.Fernandez, who is the director of the annual fund at The Pike School in Andover, is responsible for the planning, managing, and execution of the private ...read more
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Friday, January 26, 2018
 Whittier Tech Students and Staff Attend Interactive Presentation on Marijuana"Weeding Through The Myths" Provides Information on Smoking, Vaping, Side Effects and More"Left to right: Ally O’Connor, a junior from West Newbury, Shyann Moon, a junior from Rowley, and Zoe Vougaris, a junior from Haverhill walked through the "Weeding Through The Myths" informational booths. (Courtesy Photo Whittier ...read more
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Kleenline Joins Benchmark and Southern Packaging Jan 22, 2018 Companies unite in combining facilities STATHAM, Ga.,January 22, 2018 - Kleenline, a premier sanitary product handling solutions provider, recently relocated its manufacturing operations from Newburyport, MA to unite with Benchmark and Southern Packaging in a new 150,000 square foot facility conveniently located east of Atlanta. This ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  Workshop Examines Soil Biology's Role in Public Health, Climate ResiliencyGreenbelt hosts “Climate, Water, Soil and Hope”    Essex, MA --- Think of healthy soil as a sponge that absorbs floodwaters and prevents wind erosion, and one that plays a key role in both public health and resiliency from the forces of climate change.  Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust, and the Northeast Organic ...read more
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Travel Changes Coming to Logan Airport in 2018There are lots of travel changes coming soon to Logan Airport, from security updates to new bag regulations. We want to make sure you know what's in store for your next trip! Read More.   
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  Join Top Knots NBPT for an exciting evening of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks, in our first ever fundraising and networking gala! Our passion for creativity and support for future small businesses, inspired us to create the Top Knots Nbpt Newburyport High School Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to one lucky female student whose aspirations are to exemplify and strive for ...read more
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The Actors Studio of Newburyport  Evening Scene Study ClassWith Charles Van EmanSpecial HerStory Month Presentation From analyzing the script, developing your character, working with props, improvising, and ultimately performing your scene for an audience, this seven-week class is a unique opportunity to hone your acting craft on a single piece of material. Class will culminate in 2 performances ...read more
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Friday, January 05, 2018
Davio's Lynnfield Book your Winter Social by February 28th and receive a $200 gift card!   Promotion valid for parties of 15 or more. Event must take place on or by March 10th. Gift card must be used for a later date. New Booking only! At Davio's, It's All About the Guest.     Please contact Gia Page gia@davios.com or call 781.944.4810 for more information!  
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