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Yankee Homecoming ....................4 Custom House .................................8 Maudslay State Park.................... 10 Maudslay Art Center.....................12 Historical Society of Old Newbury................................... 14 Historic New England................... 16 Newburyport Chamber Music Festival ................................ 18 Firehouse Center for the Arts.... 20 Theater in the Open..................... 22 Parker River Refuge.....................24 Joppa Flats.....................................26 Boating, fishing............................ 30 Salisbury Beach.............................32 Hampton Beach............................ 34 Plum Island beaches................... 38 Amesbury Days............................. 40 Amesbury’s Whittier Home........42 Seabrook’s Old Home Days ...... 44 Salisbury 375th anniversary..... 45 Lowell’s Boat Shop...................... 46 Amesbury summer events........ 48 Hampton Beach Casino...............52 Portsmouth summer events..... 54 Portsmouth Music Hall .............. 56 Blue Ocean Music Hall................ 58 Castle Hill....................................... 60 Gloucester’s HarborWalk........... 61 Listings............................................62 Maps........................................... 72, 74
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Justina Bucknill of Newbury had a very patriotic theme in the Bicycle and Carriage Parade at Kids Day in the Park. Left: The Nutmeg Volunteers from Groton, Conn., march in the Yankee Homecoming Parade.
Legends through the years
NEWBURYPORT — For 56 years, it’s been the highlight of every Newburyport summer, and this year’s weeklong Yankee Homecoming will be the same for residents and visitors alike. From Sunday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 4, this year’s Yankee Homecoming will celebrate “The Legends Through the Years,” according to General Chairwoman Tammy Jennings. “In this, our 56th year, we will reflect on the memories of the past chairmen of Yankee Homecoming from 1957-2013 and promise a variety of new and fun-filled events,” said Jennings. “Yankee Homecoming has always represented a great sense of community. It brings the entire city and the surrounding area together for one large, historic celebration.”
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Continued from Page 4 It’s a certainty that each summer, as July turns into August, food vendors set up in Market Square, shops host sidewalk sales along State and Pleasant streets, and crowds descend upon Market Landing Park for the concerts that fill the waterfront with music. The eight-day festival offers many beloved staple events, like Old-Fashioned Sunday at Bartlet Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 28, consisting of fun, family activities from days gone by. Also a favorite is the daylong Craft Show at Market Square on Tuesday, July 30, a juried craft show with handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. Other events return this year, like the coronation of the Senior King and Queen and Family Day at Maudslay, which includes activities for kids of all ages at one of Newburyport’s most beautiful venues, Maudslay State Park, located on the Merrimack River. Waterfront concerts throughout the week provide a wonderful opportunity to pick up or pack up something good to eat, and listen to great music with family and friends. Those with a competitive spirit aren’t left out. Thousands of runners will pound the pavement on local streets on Tuesday, July 30, for Yankee Homecoming’s annual 10-mile/5K road race, with the whole city cheering them on. And Thursday evening’s Lions Club Bed Race simply is not to
be missed. Heritage tours, an antiques show, a Brewfest and any of the dozens of other activities on Yankee Homecoming’s daily schedule provide something for every imaginable taste. The week draws to a close on Saturday night, Aug. 3, with a spectacular fireworks display, and the finale, the Yankee Homecoming Parade, on Sunday, Aug. 4. Yankee Homecoming’s calendar of events is added to frequently, and a complete schedule of events can be found by visiting http://www. yankeehomcoming.com.
Top: Runners in the Yankee Homecoming 5K Race head west on Water Street past discarded cups of water. Bottom: Angels at Home Healthcare races to the finish at the annual Yankee Homecoming Bed Race.
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Experience seafaring life at the Custom House
NEWBURYPORT — The Custom House Maritime Museum in downtown Newburyport tells of the seafaring past that gave this city its nickname, “The Clipper City.” It opens full time for the season in May. Offering a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, it will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday and holiday Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is divided into several galleries in order to help visitors gain a deeper understanding of Newburyport’s maritime history. The Moseley Gallery contains the Hall of Ships. The gallery has a collection of model clipper ships, including the famous Dreadnought. Built in Newburyport, it was the fastest ship of its day. The Custom Collectors Office features their “office equipment,” unique artifacts from faraway voyages and a remarkable portrait collection of early Newburyport sea captains. The Brown Gallery holds the museum’s collection of shipwreck and salvage items. The Baker Gallery, a diorama of the Currier shipyard, transports visitors to the 19th-century Newburyport shipyard that built more ships than any other U.S. shipyard of its time. The Marquand Library tells the story of Daniel Marquand, one of the 18th century’s most successful shipping magnates, and descendant John P. Marquand, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Late George Apley.” The Bushee Gallery houses the museum’s changing exhibits, discussed below. Through July 7: Conflicting Stories — Native Vignettes of the Civil War, an exhibit commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil Wall. Regarded as the first modern war, the American Civil War consumed an enormous proportion
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of Newburyport citizens in its years of conflict. During this 150th Anniversary of the Civil War 1863 events, the museum revisits a selection of episodes of bravery, charity, courage and service involving those for whom Newburyport was home. J u l y 23 t h ro u g h S e p t . 8 : Newburyport & Nineteenth —A Mid-Century-Modern Makeover An embargo severed Newburyport’s extensive European trade and a debilitating fire wiped out nearly her entire commercial center. After all that, the United States entered
its first declared war. This was the trilogy of events that welcomed Newburyport to the 19th century — 100 years that would be marked by astounding progress and wealth. This is the story of Newburyport’s period of modernization and of her embracing the technologies of the industrial age. Oct. 1 through Dec. 1: Plotting Their Course — The Fine Art of Maritime Navigation In 1772, a handful of Newburyport ship captains organized and established what
would become a formidable and driving force — the Marine Society of Newburyport. A principle reason was to effectively share their knowledge of the seas. Through a combination of rarely seen and recently acquired pieces of the museum’s collection including charts, maps and instruments, you can explore the tools, techniques and resulting artistry of navigating and mapping the high seas. For more information, call 978462-8681 or visit www.thechmm. org.
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Fun, interactive activities at Maudslay State Park
NEWBURYPORT — A part of the state’s park system, Maudslay is an exquisite place for walking, biking, horseback riding, informal picnics or just relaxing with a book and some friends. Formerly called Maudesleigh, this 480-acre horticultural and agricultural estate is situated on the Merrimack River. Offering breathtaking beauty and views, it was owned by the Moseley family from 1900 until 1985, when it became the property of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. It features a 19th-century garden, plantings, rolling meadows and towering pines, along with one of the largest naturally occurring stands of mountain laurel in the state. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. Cultural events are a regular feature during the summer, as are fun, interactive activities. For example, for the seventh season, Thursday evening strolls are back by popular demand. Led by a park interpreter, participants experience the changes in Maudslay over the seasons. A perfect after-work activity, attendees are advised to wear comfortable shoes and bring water and sunscreen. This is a rain-or-shine event. Also in June, an excellent evening park adventure for families is the Firefly Foray. During the month, fireflies delight in a nighttime dance and light show. Learn about the life of the firefly through a walk led by a park interpreter. Wear comfy shoes and bring insect repellent, a net and a jar. Perfect for participants age 5 and older. Fridays in July offer junior ranger hikers ages 8 to 13 a chance to learn how to navigate with compasses. Attendance at three or four sessions earns a badge and certificate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wednesdays in July are for the Mighty Merrimack, which plays such a significant part in the region’s geology and weather. The Bridges of Maudslay State Park are highlighted in August on Wednesdays when the park’s three stone bridges are visited, making a unique experience.
Three Arch Bridge and the Flowering Pond at Maudslay.
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And August also brings Arts in the Park on Sundays. Join the interpreter for this art program incorporating natural materials gathered and assembled into artwork. Teaching problemsolving, cooperating and creative thinking, this is a perfect excursion for children 8 to 13, who don’t mind getting a little dirty. For more information, visit the state’s website at www.mass.gov/ dcr/events, or call 978-465-7223. To participate, meet at the park’s headquarters at 74 Curzon Mill Road. The parking fee at Maudslay State Park is $2.
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Maudslay Arts Center opens Summer Concert Series with The Spinney Brothers
NEWBURYPORT — Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure. Celebrating its 21st season, the MAC performance schedule offers something for everyone: award-winning country with Don Campbell, foot-stompin’ New Orleans jazz with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, the bluegrass music of The Spinney Brothers and much more. Two MAC favorites, jazz singing sensations Rebecca Parris and Grace Kelly, will come back again this summer as will The Paul Broadnax Quintet, The 60s Invasion and The Fatum Brothers.
weather dictates. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron’s fancy. Delicious desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies and Hodgie’s ice cream and beverages may be purchased during intermission, all served by MAC volunteers, who continue to make this nonprofit series happen. To purchase tickets online, visit the Concert Schedule and click on the act(s) of your choice. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate or by calling to reserve at 978-499-0050. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Gift certificates also available. The series is supported with generous donations and grants from The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Institution for SavFile photo ings, Massachusetts Department The Spinney Brothers of Conservation and Recreation, There is something for everyone. maudslayartscenter.org. Park Superintendent Rob Kovacs Saturday concerts begin Maudslay Arts Center is and his crew and dedicated volat 7 p.m. and Sunday after- located at 95 Curzon Mill Road in unteers and patrons. The Saturnoon performances begin at 2. Newburyport. The concerts are day evening performances are For the latest schedule, visit held rain or shine, moving inside sponsored by The Newburyport the MAC website at www. to the MAC Concert Barn when Five Cents Savings Bank.
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Historical Society of Old Newbury: A rare jewel
NEWBURYPORT — It was the 100th anniversary celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1876 that led to the organization of what is now a local jewel, the Historical Society of Old Newbury. From its modest beginnings as the holder of records from Newburyport’s U.S. Custom House, the society has grown to include an opulent collection of art and artifacts and a voluminous library, becoming the city’s historical compass and the keeper of its rich past. Headquartered today at 98 High St., the society’s museum was the generous gift of the heirs of Margaret Cushing. The magnificent 200-year-old Caleb Cushing House, is, since 1974, Newburyport’s only designated National Historic Landmark. The collection within it allows visitors to step back into Newbury’s agrarian and Newburyport’s seafaring past. It’s a repository of tens of thousands of paintings, furnishings, textiles, decorative arts, silver, photographs and documents relating to Newbury, West Newbury and Newburyport’s past. It is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world and the society continues to grow and maintain its collections through the generosity of its members and the community. Summer is a perfect time to enjoy tours of the museum, which from June 1 though Oct. 31, are offered Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, with a $1 discount for senior citizens, and $2 for
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children under 18 and students. Special group tours may be arranged with advanced notice. Library and research hours are by appointment. The Historical Society of Old Newbury has two, not-to-be-missed events this summer. On Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, the society hosts its Annual Garden Tour of “City Gardens.” The 34th year of the popular journey, it runs rain or shine. Tickets are $25 per person. And, on Monday, July 29, the society presents the Belleville Antiques Show. Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., admission is $5. For more information, contact the Historical Society of Old Newbury at 978-462-2681 or visit its website at http://newburyhist.org.
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Volunteer Beverly Hill, left, gives a tour at the Cushing House Museum as part of Yankee Homecoming.
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Historic properties open to public
This region is fortunate to have a number of treasured historical properties cared for by Historic New England. Dating from as early as 1690, these properties keep history alive for young and old. During the summer, enjoy programs at the homes, including vintage baseball games, played when it was born to become America’s Pastime.
Carl Hearrin of Wells, Maine, leads a team of plow mules during the Draft Horse Plow Day event at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. The annual event celebrates traditional farming techniques.
the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Visit friendly sheep, goats, chickens and a horse throughout the year. Nature walks, family events and lectures are held at the farm year-round. Spencer-PeirceLittle Farm visitor center houses a museum Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm gift shop offering books, gifts and local prod5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, circa 1690, A National ucts. It’s open Thursday through Sunday, June Historic Landmark. 1 to Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The grounds The Spencer-Peirceopen sunrise to sunset, Little Farm is a famyear round, but are closed ily-friendly site with most major holidays. activities for visitors of Admission: $5 adults, $4 all ages. The 230-acre seniors, $4 students. Free site includes a late 17th for Historic New England century manor house members. 978-462-2634. PROGRAMS AT THE SPENCERthat served as the counPEIRCE-LITTLE FARM try seat of wealthy Watch the teams from Newburyport merchants and an attached farmthe new Essex Base Ball house that was home Association play baseSpencer-Peirce-Little Farm to a Lithuanian farm ball using 1860s rules. At family for most of the 20th century. The site these fun, historically accurate games, playalso fosters farm animals in partnership with ers pitch underhand, a ball bouncing once and
caught is an out and no gloves are allowed. Snacks, baseballs and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: Bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting. Free to Historic New England members; $5 nonmembers Games begin at noon unless otherwise indicated. Schedule: June 2; June 9; June 16, 11 a.m. Father’s Day triple-header; June 23; June 30; July 7; July 14; July 28; Aug. 4; Aug. 10; Aug. 25. Fiber Revival at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Free to Historic New England members, $6 nonmembers, $4 children Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a daylong exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making and knitting. Wash, comb, spin and weave wool from resident sheep. Vendors offer a variety of natural fibers, yarn and equipment. To learn more about workshops, events and vendors, visit www. fiberrevival.com.
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Rocky Hill Meeting House
4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, circa 1785 Rocky Hill Meeting House is one of the best preserved examples of an original 18th-century meeting house interior. The marbleized pulpit and pillars supporting the upper galleries still boast their original paint. Historic New England acquired the property in 1941 to safeguard the fragile building for future generations. 2013 schedule: July 6, noon to 4 p.m.; Dec. 7, noon to 4 p.m., Admission is free. 978-462-2634. PROGRAMS AT ROCKY HILL MEETING HOUSE Anatomy of a Meetinghouse June 30, 10 a.m. to noon, $10 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers Join carpentry foreman Bruce Blanchard for a hands-on, in-depth look at Rocky Hill Meeting House, one of the best preserved meeting houses in America. From the soaring beams in the attic to the granite ledge beneath, participants get a closer look at how the meetinghouse was built, finished and used. With original hand-wrought ironwork, massive framing, unfinished pine box pews and original interior finishes, the Rocky Hill Meeting House is an ideal place to learn about architecture, construction techniques and life in 18th-century New England. Registration is required. Music in the Meeting House July 7, noon to 2 p.m., free to Historic New England members and Amesbury residents, $5 nonmembers
Experience the holiday season filled with Tristram Coffin and his family lived, cooked song at Rocky Hill Meeting House. UMass and slept in two or possibly three rooms; Lowell’s Connexion singers, headed by Dr. their possessions were few. Thomas Malone, bring the meeting house Visit Coffin House the first and third Saturalive with music from the period in which it days, from June 1 to Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. was built. The Connexion singers are a blend Tours on the hour. Last tour at 4 p.m. of community and student voices bringing the Admission: $5 adults. $4 seniors, $2.50 stufour-part hymns and anthems of Fasola music dents. Free for Historic New England memback from the past. Rocky Hill Meeting House bers and Newbury residents. is a perfect place to experience this powerful sound. Swett-Isley House It was first taught in 18th 4 High Road, Newbury, century Massachusetts circa 1670 by teacher-composers In 1911, Swett-Isley such as William Billings House became the first of Boston, John Stickney property acquired by Historic New England, of Newburyport and Jacob just a year after its Kimball of Topsfield. founding. The original Malone describes these portion, built in 1670 old harmonies as “rugged by Stephen Swett, was and powerful, and they Coffin House one room deep and can lift you right out of later additions more your chair.” Registration is recommended. than doubled the size of the house. Over the centuries, the building served as a tavern, Coffin House chocolate shop, chandlery and press room, 14 High Road, Newbury, circa 1678 in part due to its location on Newbury’s most Coffin House was occupied by the Coffin traveled road. Visit the first Saturdays, June 1 to Oct. 15, family over three centuries and provides fascinating insight into domestic life in rural 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New England. The structure, which contains Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2.50 stuthe family’s furnishings, began as a simple dents. Free for Historic New England memdwelling built in the post-Medieval style. bers and Newbury residents.
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Music of the ages comes to Newburyport Chamber Music Festival in August
The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival presents a week of concerts, open rehearsals, children’s programs, receptions and lectures from Aug. 10 through Aug. 18. Founded in 2002 by artistic director David Yang and Newburyport resident Jane Niebling, Saturday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m. this summer series of classical chamber music Concert and Reception — Piano Duo presentations has grown from its beginnings Carriage House, 203 High St., Newburyport to its present format of one of the highlights of Sunday, Aug. 11, 4 p.m. Newburyport’s cultural summer scene. Lecture/panel/music Many events area free. Tickets for concerts Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 are $30. Call 978-463-9776 or visit www.NewWater St., Newburyport buryportChamberMusic.org. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open rehearsal Newburyport Chamber Music Festival Newburyport Public Library Schedule 2013 Tuesday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. Downtown Family Concert Saturday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m. Inn Street, Newburyport Children’s Workshop Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m. Newburyport Public Library
Concert — String Quartet Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Amesbury Thursday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to noon Open rehearsal St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. Concert — String Quartet and guests St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport Saturday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. Concert — String Quartet St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport
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Explore four centuries of York and Southern Maine heritage through tours of the Old Gaol and historic houses, changing exhibits, educational programs, special events & a contemporary art gallery
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May 27 — October 19 — “The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York” exhibit at the Remick Gallery in the Parsons Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York. June 24 — KIDS — Gaol Break! August 21 — KIDS — Buoy-lympics! June 28, July 26 & August 23 — The Five O’Clock Club, a series of concerts and cook-outs on historic Hancock Wharf.
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Firehouse Center for the Arts set for a hot summer
Saturday, June 1 Monday through Friday, Aug. 19 to 23 NEWBURYPORT — After taking the Colene Walters as Patsy Cline “Summer Glee Club” (Two sessions) stage at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, Sunday, June 2 Friday, Aug. 23 its intimate setting has performers wanting Senior Reader’s Theater “A Family Tree” Glee Club performance to return. Saturday, Aug. 24 The 195-seat theater also has audiences Thursday though Sunday, June 13 to 16 and 20 to 23 John Buchan’s “The 39 Steps” Roll and Tumble Review raving about the venue’s acoustics and upSunday, Aug. 25 close-and-personal nature. A comedy thriller adapted by Patrick Methuen Ballet Ensemble Set in downtown Newburyport, the Fire- Barlow Friday, Aug. 30 Sunday, Aug. 18 house brings in local, regional and national 92.5 River Artist “Swamp Romp” performers. It also houses a gallery where local and regional artists can exhibit their Music for Children From Down on the Check the website or box office for perworks. Bayou, presented by Johnette Downing and formance times, where tickets can also be Highlights of the Firehouse Center for the Scott Billington purchased. Website: www.firehouse.org; box Arts summer season include: office, 978-462-7336.
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Theater in the Open returns this summer with new acts
NEWBURYPORT — Begun in 1979, Theater in the Open’s mission was to transform the magical tradition of storytelling into theater by using puppetry, pageantry, music, movement and acting. For example, on the third Saturday of every month this summer, Family Hour is back. Parents are encouraged to bring the kids and a blanket to lovely Maudslay State Park to enjoy storytelling, song, dance, fairy tale theater and fun group activities. Family Hour begins at 11 a.m., and it’s all free, although the parking fee at Maudslay is $2. From June 1 through June 23, children can welcome back the exciting upside-down world of “Princess Pirate Panto.” This year, hit the seas in search of adventure, buried treasure and maybe a dance or two. Dust off the eyepatch and tiara, it’s time to boo or cheer for Princess Panto. Directed by Theater in the Open’s artistic director Edward Speck, the show is free, starts at 2 p.m. and takes place at Maudslay State Park. Theatre in the Open is proud to partner with Circus Smirkus again this year with its production of “Oz Incorporated!” Grab some Ruby Slippers and be prepared to click heels, as Circus Smirkus goes somewhere over the rainbow with a new spin on “The Wizard of Oz.” It will take acrobatic
thinking, high-wire hearts and courageous clowns to embark on this Emerald City adventure, for it’s all flying monkey business down the yellow brick road to a new twist in the tale. “Oz Incorporated!” is the Theater’s summer fundraiser and it takes off at Manter Field, 81 Central St., Newbury, Aug. 2 at 1 and 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Admission is $21 for adults, $17 for children age 2 to 12. At 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, July 20 to 28 and Aug. 10 to 18, veteran director Stephen Haley brings the classical myth of “Orpheus” to Theater in the Open. Free, this outdoor production takes place at Maudslay State Park. Geoffrey Chaucer’s saucy and
hilarious “Canterbury Tales” comes to life in September with director Beth Randall’s production of the Middle English masterpiece. Don’t be intimidated, Theater in the Open dusts off the legendary classic, adds music, spectacle and humor, inviting everyone to journey to Canterbury with these unique Medieval British pilgrims and listen to some great stories along the way. Taking place at Maudslay State Park at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 7 to 22; admission is free. “Maudslay is Haunted” is Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of the state park. Taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, young
and not-so-young are invited to come along for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. Discover parts of the park rarely seen. This is a family event intended for all ages, so bring everyone along for a variety of tricks and treats. Rain dates: Oct. 26 and 27. Admission: $5; children 3 and under are free. Theater in the Open welcomes volunteers who wish to perform in Maudslay is Haunted. Call 978465-2572 or email: email@example.com. For information on any event or on Theater in the Open, call 978-465-2572 or visit www.theaterintheopen.org.
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Parker River refuge offers scenic vistas
PLUM ISLAND — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administrated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Parker River was established in 1942 to provide feeding, resting and nesting habitat for migratory birds. Located along the Atlantic flyway, the refuge is a vital stop-over point for waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds. In addition to providing habitat for birds, the refuge is also home to a variety of mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibian species. Today, the mission of the refuge has been expanded to include the protection of threatened and endangered species and wildlife-dependent recreation where appropriate. The refuge encompasses the southern two-thirds of Plum Island and is located in Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley and Ipswich. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset and offers two public use areas. The main public use area is on Plum Island via Sunset Drive. The second is a short trail at Nelson’s Island off Stackyard Road in Rowley. An entrance fee of $5 per car or $2 per walker or biker is in effect year-round at the Plum Island section of the refuge. Beginning April 1, the majority of the refuge beach is closed to provide undisturbed nesting and feeding habitat for the piping plover. Portions of the beach not being used by the these tiny shorebirds may be reopened starting in July. Typically, all sections of the refuge are reopened by mid- to late August. Located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike, the refuge’s visitor’s center offers educational and entertaining exhibits and information about piping plover recovery, invasive species, migratory birds (including an indoor bird observation area), salt marshes and more. The visitor center also has a gift shop, an auditorium that shows an introductory video to the refuge and a set of classrooms used for meetings, field trips and interpretive programs. Open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the visitor center is located just before the Plum Island Airfield and the Wilkinson Bridge and directly across from the Massachusetts Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center. The refuge’s administrative office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors can get refuge passes and permits from the administrative office. For more information, call 978-465-5753.
Visitors to Parker River Wildlife Refuge head back to parking lot two. Above, a great egret moves along the marsh at the refuge Refuge looking in the mud for a snack.
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Joppa Flats hosts birding, nature programs
NEWBURYPORT — There’s a bevy of things to do at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Newburyport-based Joppa Flats Education Center this summer that will excite the whole family. The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at One Plum Island Turnpike, the gateway to a productive, year-round, wildlife viewing area — the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and Plum Island estuary. The organization’s natural history education and visitor center is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, and on Monday holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering a number of varied activities, some of which are highlighted below. To see a complete schedule, to register or for more Meet at Education Center; Seabirds and Whales registration is not required, but All aboard the Captain’s Lady there is a $12 general admission III for seafaring trips for birdMonthly lecture series fee for adults and $8 for children. ing and whale-watching. Dave Open to the public, this lecture The group does not meet in July. Larson of Joppa’s Education Center will join the Captain’s series explores various natural history topics. To attend, meet Biodiversity Free-for-All Lady’s marine mammal naturalat Joppa Flats Education Center. Connecting to nature starts ists to help spot and narrate bird This year’s series includes: with having a good sense of sightings. Inside Cuba, on June 12; a Natu- place, and a great place to Guests keep their eyes peeled ral Poetry Reading, on Aug. 21, develop that is in the backyard. for concentrations of birds such and Birding Yosemite, Mono Get involved and take an outdoor as storm-petrels, shearwaLake and Point Reyes, Calif., on inventory of every living thing ters, gannets, jaegers, tern and Sept. 18. from loosestrife to ladybugs. phalaropes. The full-day family event is Meet on the boardwalk off Saturday Morning Birding on Sunday, June 2, running from Merrimac Street in downtown Running from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It features a mix Newburyport. Wear rubberon Saturdays, experienced lead- of indoor and outdoor activities soled shoes, a hat, sunglasses ers guide participants to birding that encourage participants to and plenty of sunscreen. Don’t hot spots in Newburyport/Plum learn more about biodiveristy. forget to bring warm clothes and Island in search of avian activity. This rain-or-shine event is free. a camera. The program is ideal for birders Children must be accompanied Tours run from 10 a.m. to 3 of all skill levels. p.m. and dates are: Monday, by adults. information, call 978-462-9998, or visit www.massaudubon.org.
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Joppa Flats raises caterpillars during the summer, and August is the best time to watch them turn into butterflies and moths. On Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., see the insects’ life cycle transform caterpillars into winged wonders like American ladies, swallowtails, monarchs and skippers. Learn about how to attract birds and wildlife and smart policies for home and garden. Visitors can take a guided nature walk, play games and complete arts and craft projects. This rain-or-shine event is free and appropriate for all ages, but children must be accompanied by adults.
Hot or cold, wet or dry, when summer arrives, families can find all-weather fun from July 5 through Aug. 17 at the Education Center’s Meet Beach Creatures drop-in program. The tide-pooling family activity features marine touch tank animals collected at local beaches, as well as games, crafts and other educational activities. Running Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with daily family presentations offered at 10 and 11:30 a.m, a $2 per child donation is suggested.
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Spend Sunday, Aug. 4, searching for migrating shorebirds along the extensive mudflats near the mouth of the Merrimack River, the salt marshes of Plum Island’s estuary and the salt pannes and impoundments on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the program teaches participants field identification, including
physical characteristics, habitat preference, feeding techniques, as they search for black-bellied and semipalmated plovers, greater and lesser yellowlegs, semipalmated and least sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, willets, Hudsonian godwits and more. Meet at the Education Center, bring binoculars, lunch, beverage and snacks. Registration is required; the cost is $42.
Join Lisa Hutchings and the crew of the Yankee Clipper for an exciting exploration of the lower Merrimack River ecosystem. Each month features a specific theme with hands-on science, interactive props and seasonal wildlife. Appropriate for families with children age 3 and older. Registration is required. The cost is $29 for adults and $19 for children.
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Continued from Page 27 Cruises are from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. on: Sunday, June 16, the Father’s Day Tide Pool Cruise; Saturday, July 27, the Harbor Seal Cruise; Sunday, Aug. 4, for the Sea Ecology Cruise.
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Come to Manchester-by-theSea on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. to view the evening flight of herons, egrets and ibises into the largest heronry in Massachusetts. Kettle Island has the greatest number of nesting glossy ibises and great egrets, the only known nesting sites of tricolored herons and the only current site for little blue heron nests in the state. From the mainland, participants will view the spectacle of the evening flight while discussing the lifeand-death struggle of the Kettle Island colony. Meet at the Trustees of Reservations Coolidge Reservation on Summer Street, Manchester. Bring binoculars and dinner. Registration is required. Cost is $16.
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spectacular sight. Th e p r o g r a m b e g i n s by observing migrating shorebirds, then continues to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge to eat picnic dinners and watch the evening flight of great and snowy egrets, great blue, little
Join this excursion from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, for an evening birding trip that will reveal thousands of egrets and herons as they come to roost for the night. The birds flying through a setting sun is a
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Boating, fishing options aplenty in region
For those who enjoy boating and fishing, the greater Newburyport area has a lot to offer.
The fish that draws thousands of anglers to local shores is the striped bass, a large gamefish that can be caught using bait or tackle. Locally, the season heats up around Mother’s Day, and gradually slows down as the fish migrate northward to cooler waters. Typically by mid-June the striped bass have moved on. Within a few weeks, bluefish move in. These notoriously aggressive game fish often attack baitfish in “blitzes,” causing the water to appear to boil with activity. A blitz is one of the most exciting events a fisherman can experience. In September, the waters begin to cool and the striped bass return, along with large numbers of bluefish and other species, including tuna. This is viewed by many fishermen as the best time of year to fish in local waters. For anglers who prefer to fish from the shoreline, there’s lots of places that have proved to be successful spots. Plum Island beach and Salisbury beach are popular, particularly along the mouth of the Merrimack River. Fishing is often good at Newburyport’s Cashman Park and Amesbury’s Deer Island and Alliance Park. Anglers who prefer to fish from a boat should check with local bait shops and fishing blogs for the latest reports on the hot spots. For those who prefer to head farther out to sea to catch deepwater fish, such as cod, there are numerous charter boat services available, among them Captain’s Fishing Parties of Newburyport, Eastman’s in Seabrook and Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing in Hampton.
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The area is also rich with bait and tackle shops, among them Kay’s Surfland on Plum Island.
If you own a boat or kayak, you are in luck. There are two state boat ramps in the area with ample parking and easyto-use launch ramps. Cashman Park, off Merrimac Street in Newburyport, is the busiest ramp in the state. Launching fees are $5, and the ramp places your boat in the Merrimack River, just upstream of downtown Newburyport. Salisbury Beach State Reservation has a launch ramp close to the mouth of the Merrimack River, with an admission/launching fee of $9. Kaya ke r s h ave m o r e options, including a ramp on Water Street in Newburyport
that provides access to the Merrimack River, and a launching spot on the Plum Island Turnpike that provides access to the Plum Island River. There are additional ramps in the area, some of which are restricted to residents only. Boaters and kayakers unfamiliar with local waters would be well advised to study charts and ask for information on local conditions. The Merrimack River
- particularly at its mouth - can be dangerous. Boat rentals are available through businesses such as Freedom Boat Club in Newburyport. Kayak rentals are available locally as well. For those who prefer to leave the captain’s chair to someone else, Newburyport harbor and Seabrook harbor both offer several charter boats, whale-watching boats and local scenery tours.
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Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30 The Sand & Sea Festival provides family fun for all ages with crafters and food vendors, live entertainment, kids’ activities, the ever-popular Beach Pizza Eating contest, Pet Parade and, new this year, a 3-D chalk artist, and that’s just the beginning. Saturday night features a free outdoor concert by Entrain followed by spectacular fireworks. The popular Street Art Festival is back. Watch artists create works of art on the street and sidewalks of Salisbury Beach. Activities begins at 11 a.m. Artwork will remain on display through the end of the day Sunday, June 30.
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Shades of “American Graffiti,” vintage car cruising is back at Salisbury Beach Center on Friday nights starting June 14, with music provided by a live DJ set up on Broadway.
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July 26 tailgating at 4 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Calling all Parrot Heads to one of the most fun events of the summer at the Buffett Beach Blast, featuring the premier Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Changes in Latitudes. Special tailgating prizes ‘Before I Die’ Art Project awarded and a silent and live New this year, this is an interauction throughout the evening. active art piece that will be on Concert tickets are $25; tailgat- display from Memorial Day ing $15 per car. through Labor Day on the Broadway Mall in the center of Salisbury Beach. Anyone can pick up a piece of
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Bring a beach chair or blanket and take in a free concert on the beachfront stage at the top of Broadway every Saturday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The weekly series begins with the Sand and Sea Festival and continues through Labor Day. Every Saturday night at 10:15 p.m., enjoy 20 minutes of dazzling fireworks displayed over the Atlantic. Fireworks take place following the outdoor concert each week.
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HAMPTON BEACH — From fantastic fireworks every week to 80 free summer concerts, Hampton Beach has something for everyone. Marvel at the Masters of Sand Sculpting in June, find out who will be Miss Hampton Beach 2013 in July, show off your talent at the annual Hampton Beach Talent competition or feel like a kid again in August and see off the end of the season with our famous Seafood Festival in September. Hampton Beach State Park is also in the mix this year with its Olde Tyme Fair running from June 6 though 9. The family fair will kick off the summer season at the park featuring carnival rides, games, local food vendors as well as other activities found at a typical fair. Carnival rides, including a 5-cent merry-go-round planned for June 6, games, food and children’s activities will be a part of the Old Tyme Fair, set for one of the last quiet weekends before visitors come to the beach from all over the region and it will be the first fair of the season in New Hampshire. For more information, visit nhstateparks.org under “What’s Happening” or www.nhstateparks.org/whats-happening/
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Sunday, July 28 Another free event for visitors, the 67th Miss Hampton Beach Pageant gets started Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta at 2 p.m. on the Seashell Stage. June 15-16 Hampton Beach Catamaran Regatta has Interested contestants should contact become a highlight of the summer as cham- Stephanie Lussier at 603-512-5257. Check out pions and (relatively) new sailors alike con- the Miss Hampton Beach website at www. verge on Hampton Beach for a weekend of misshamptonbeach.webs.com. sailing. The weekend is well organized, with races throughout the day, and held close to Little Miss Hampton Beach Pageant the shores so that visitors and non-sailors Saturday, July 27 Little/Junior Miss Hampton Beach are siscan admire the spectacle. ter pageants to Miss Hampton Beach. This 13th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition event also begins at 2 p.m., and is free to the public. For pageant guidelines and more June 20 to 22 Watch 15 Masters of the Sand Sculpture information, contact Director Stephanie Rose Universe compete for over $15,000 in prize Lussier, 603-512-5257, or Princess50@yahoo. money. Awards Saturday night, June 22, 8 com. p.m. at the Seashell Stage, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Children’s Festival Monday, Aug. 12, through Friday, Aug. 16 The fun starts June 20th on Hampton Starting at 10 a.m., this annual Children’s Beach and the “Grady Bunch” starts pounding up the demo site. The entire area is illu- Festival holds five days of free activities minated for night viewing through July 7. for children and their families, culminating Watch Greg Grady and “The Grady Bunch” with a Friday’s Giant Costume Parade, which build a mammoth Sand Demo Site. And it’s begins at 11 a.m., when every child wins a all free. prize.
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Friday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Aug. 25 Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes: First, $500, second, $300, and third, $200. Limited to vocalists in one of two categories: Junior category includes those up to 18 years of age, and the senior category for those 18 and older.
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Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept 8 Sample the flavors of the seacoast at New England’s largest seaside festival with more than 50 restaurants offering an extensive menu of seafood delicacies. The festivities include: more than 60 arts and craft dealers, three stages of entertainment, children’s activities and the new Children’s Center, street performers, a 200-foot-long beer tent, sidewalk bargain sales and an amazing display of fireworks on Friday and Saturday night. Choose from favorites like lobster, shrimp, clams
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Every Wednesday night, starting June 19 and on holidays beginning at 9:30 p.m., fireworks will fill the skies over the Atlantic at Hampton Beach. Rain day for Wednesday shoots will be the following Friday. Holidays at 9:30 p.m. Starting Sunday, May 26, and running to Saturday, Sept. 7. Fireworks will also be part of the festivities on Memorial Day weekend on May 26, the Sand Castle Competition on June 22, the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend on Sept. 1, and for the Seafood Festival on Sept. 7.
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PLUM ISLAND — An 11-mile barrier island just off the Massachusetts northeast coast, Plum Island attracts an eclectic mix of summer and year-round residents looking for an escape to its miles of public beaches. The island, divided among four cities and towns — Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley and Ipswich — also attracts a wide variety of wildlife, including birds from around the world, making it a nationally renowned birdwatcher’s haven. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, located on the southern half of Plum Island, is home to more than 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants, spread over its 4,662 acres. The refuge allows for many recreational and education opportunities, including wildlife observation and photography, hunting, fishing, shellfishing and environmental education. For information on Parker River activities, visit parkerriver. fws.gov/ or call 978-465-5753. Sandy Point State Reservation is a 77-acre park at the very southern tip. The park is one of the state’s most beautiful coastal beaches, though many of them are closed in the summer months to protect the nesting piping plover. Walking, beachcombing, fishing and birding are allowed at the park, which can be accessed through the abutting Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The reservation opens a half-hour before sunrise and closes at 8 p.m. Visit mass. gov/dcr/parks/northeast/sndp. htm or call 978-462-4481 for information. Northern Plum Island Beach is accessible from several points along Northern Boulevard. Paid parking lots provide the best access, the largest being at the northern end of the island, in Newburyport. Friends of the Plum Island Light also offer tours of the Newburyport Harbor Light, also known as the Plum Island lighthouse. The lighthouse dates back to the 18th century when Newburyport was an important shipping port. The lighthouse was built when shifting channels made the mouth of the Merrimack River dangerous to navigate, so the General Court of Massachusetts authorized the building of two small wooden lighthouses on Plum Island’s north end in 1788. Lighthouse tours are June 17, July 8, Aug. 4, Sept. 2, Sept. 30. The tours are open to adults and children 5 years and older, who must be 42 inches or taller. They run from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Sneakers are required, and there is a short ladder to climb. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated.
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Amesbury Days kicks off with popular Block Party
Since 1899, Amesbury Days have been a local tradition in this close-knit community and featured once again is a lineup of events, activities and festivities to dazzle residents and visitors alike. This year, Amesbury Days extends through four funfilled days of events, starting with the hugely popular Block Party, hosted by the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce, which kicks off the event. The days that follow are packed with annual favorites — like the fireworks display on the Fourth of July that takes place at Woodsom Farm — as well as new events that appeal to all ages. For more information and updates on Amesbury Days, visit www.amesburydays.org. Thursday, June 27: Annual Senior Citizens Cookout Chamber of Commerce Block Party Friday, June 28: Kid’s Day in the Park Teddy Bear Parade Amesbury Art Expo Kid’s Night in the Millyard Theater in the Open performance Fourth Annual Amesbury BrewFest Saturday, June 29: File photos Town-Wide Yard Sales First Annual Farmer’s Market Main Street Congregational Church - Strawberry Festival First Annual Sadie Hawkins Road Race Amesbury Art Expo Downtown Sidewalk Sales and Bazaar EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy Concert in the Millyard Sunday, June 30: Downtown/Millyard Old Fashioned Car Show ’50s Music in the Millyard Thursday, July 4: Pancakes in the Pines Root 150 Concert at Woodsom Farm Fireworks at Woodsom Farm
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Tea parties and tours at Amesbury’s Whittier Home
AMESBURY — Spend an afternoon with history sipping tea at the home of famed writing and Civil War abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. The Whittier Home, at 86 Friends St., is preserved as a museum to honor Whittier’s commitment to ending slavery, practicing his Quaker faith and providing a courageous example of moral leadership for his community and the nation. The Whittier Home Association pursues excellence in preserving Whittier’s collections, home and grounds, interpreting his life and creating innovative educational outreach. The association hosts two tea parties in the poet’s Victorian garden. The first tea is scheduled for Thursday, July 18, rain date Friday, July 19. The second will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15, with a rain date of Friday, Aug.16. Both events take place from or visiting the website and purchasing tickets online at www.whittierhome. org. Whittier enthusiasts are also invited to an afternoon of poetry in the Victorian garden with the popular Tapestry of Voices, scheduled this year for Sunday, Aug. 11. All who love Whittier are welcome to hear his work read by wonderful presenters, including Harris Gardner, president of Boston-based Tapestry of Voices, and guest readers, including several from the Whittier Home. Refreshments will be served followFile photos ing. The program is free; however, donations are welcome. 2 to 4 p.m. Along with a menu of hot and The Whittier Home is also open for weekly cold teas, lemonade, a rich assortment of tea tours each Saturday through October from 11 sandwiches and pastries and light classical a.m. to 4 p.m.. Special tours can be arranged music, attendees are also offered a free tour. for groups, with a minimal fee requested. The cost is $20 per person and reservations Proceeds from all activities at the home are should be made no later than the Monday of used for upkeep of the National Historic Site, the week of each tea, by calling 978-388-1337 a house/museum filled with artifacts.
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SEABROOK — Tradition is are bound to keep year round Home Days, the weeklong fescelebrated each summer in and summer residents in town. tival in mid-August that runs Seabrook with two events that The season kicks off with Old form Aug. 10 through Aug. 18 this year. On Saturday morning, Aug. 10, babies take center stage at Seabrook Community Center with the Baby Seabrook Pageant, sponsored by Seabrook Lions Club. That evening the American Legion holds its Old Home Day’s Kick-off Dance at Legion Hall. Sunday, Aug. 11, Seabrook Rail Trail holds its 5K Walk/Run, and on Monday, Aug. 12, the popular Seabrook Historical Slideshow takes place at the Community Center, presented by the Histori14 Pleasant Street • Newburyport, MA cal Society. 978-463-3377 Sports enthusiasts will take to the town fields from Aug. 12 through Aug. 15 during the annual Softball Tournament. And during Old Home Days, the town’s annual Miss Seabrook, Junior Miss Seabrook and Little Miss Seabrook take place at the Community Center. The Main Event starts Saturday morning, Aug. 17, and runs all day. The fair offers games, contests, food and crafts vendors, raffles, music and a Musket Shoot. On Sunday, Aug. 18, the Turkey Shoot concludes the Old Home Days celebration. For more information on any of these activities, contact the Seabrook Recreation Department at 603-474-5746.
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Salisbury celebrates 375th anniversary on Sept. 21
SALISBURY — Early in September in 1638, a group of 12 men received permission to begin a plantation on the northern bank of the Merrimack River, near the spot where it spills out into the Atlantic Ocean. Only two years later, that community, first known as Colchester, would be incorporated as Salisbury. Large in size, initially the town’s borders encompassed what are now the communities of Salisbury, Amesbury and Merrimac, as well as the New H a m p s h i r e t ow n s o f Seabrook, South Hampton, Newton, Hampstead, Plaistow and Kingston, until Salisbury’s new town line was drawn up in the late 1800s. File photo With good land for farming, valuable salt marsh for fishing, hunting and haying, as well as the beauty and commerce of its ocean and river access and location on the early travel routes between Boston and Portsmouth, Salisbury was positioned to prosper. And it did, through a number of incarnations over the centuries. Salisbury will celebrate its 375th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 21, on Salisbury Green, where the settlement was originally centered. The date corresponds with Essex National Heritage Commission’s Sails & Trails weekends, and it will feature many historical aspects of Salisbury, such as tours of the Salisbury Historical Society’s Parson’s House Museum, right across the street from Salisbury Green, and a slide show on the history of Salisbury Beach.
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Located in Amesbury’s scenic Point Shore neighborhood, Lowell’s Boat Shop offers a glimpse into the region’s roots in shipbuilding. Established in 1793 and cited as the birthplace of the fishing dory, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continually operating boat shop in the United States. It was founded by Simeon Lowell and passed down through generations of his family, and today operates as a working museum. As the sole survivor of the area’s renowned dory manufacturing industry, Lowell’s maintains its tradition, as skilled File photo craftsmen build the dories and skiffs that were once the mainstay of the fishing indus- a.m. to 3 p.m., or by chance or appointment, email@example.com. try in New England. Inside, visitors will find a working The boat shop complex is located at 459 Main St. It is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 boat manufacturing building, as well as information highlighting the history of dory building. Also on site are examples of dories built at the boat shop. Dories are small wooden boats that are known for their seaworthiness, ruggedness and ability to carry heavy loads. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River, this nonprofit working museum and National Landmark is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building. Centuries of boat building tradition are brought to life at the boat shop through the boats it builds, guided tours of collections and boat-building classes. Educational programs, exhibits and events are offered to the public throughout the year; rowing and youth programs are available seasonally. Check the website lowellsboatshop.com for details.
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July 13, 8 a.m., Lake Gardner Distances: 1/2-mile swim, 12.3June 8, 9 a.m., Point Shore mile bike, 3.2-mile run sprint This 5-kilometer road race distance, USAT-sanctioned trihugs the bank of the scenic athlon. Racers will start at Lake Merrimack River. Proceeds ben- Gardner, swim a counter-clockefit the restoration of the historic wise rectangle, bike on a course Union Congregational Church that goes through Newton and on Amesbury’s Point Shore. South Hampton, N.H, and finish Advanced registration fees are with a run to Woodsom Farm and $20 for adults and $15 for stu- back. dents. For more information, go Visit http://heateventmanageto the website www.mightymer- ment.com/dam-triathlon/. rimackriverrun.com
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of control points shown on a map. The race includes a short Canoe, Kayak, and SUP Orien- and a long course; all paddlers teering Adventure Race welcome. Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to Registration: $15 for adults. noon. Fee includes free pre-race clinic; Lake Gardner Beach, High $5 for youth under age 17. Visit Street, Amesbury. http://www.lgia.org/events/ Canoe orienteering (“Canoe- canoe-o O”) is a version of orienteering done using a canoe or kayak. Relay For Life One- or two-person boats start Saturday, Aug. 17, 2 p.m. Landry Stadium at staggered intervals and are A fundraiser for the American timed as they navigate a series
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National Night Out
This annual event is held each August and is designed to promote community and police partnerships. Held in the Amesbury High School p a r k i n g l o t , t h e e ve n i n g includes a car and truck show and refreshments. For more information, contact police officer Tom Hanshaw at thoma s h @ a m e s b u r y m a . g ov o r 978-388-1212.
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PI Beachcoma’s full menu can be viewed at www.pibeachcoma.com
Shake off the sand without shelling out your wallet PI Beachcoma is located just steps from the Beach on Plum Island. Come in and enjoy home cooked food seven days a week. At lunch you might enjoy a thin crust pizza or hand formed burger. For dinner you might try our fish tacos, ribs or our nightly specials all cooked to your liking. Watch your favorite sports team on any of our big screen tvs, enjoy homemade onion rings, nachos, wings and local beers at the bar OR enjoy the family friendly colorful dining room. The choice is yours. Live music on Sunday 4-7. Please don’t forget to check our Facebook Page to see specials of the day, live entertainment and special events. We’re open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Come to the island and check us out.
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Nancy’s Marshview Café is Salisbury’s friendliest family-run restaurant! We offer breakfast and lunch all day and our menu items are made with only the freshest ingredients. If you’re looking for friendly service and great food at an even better price, Nancy’s is the place to be. Nancy also offers a large assortment of Italian influenced pastries. all our baked goods are homemade on site with fresh creams and fillings. Consistent quality, a warm atmosphere and plenty of samples have made Nancy’s Marshview the favorite place for tasty treats in the Merrimack Valley.
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Bob Lobster is situated along the scenic Merrimack River two miles east of downtown Newburyport. A great “in-the-rough” New England dining experience serving lobsters caught by Bob himself. Bob Lobster not only markets Bob’s fresh catch but he’s also serving up golden-fried seafood, award-winning lobster rolls, homemade crab cakes and chowders, ice cream, and more. There’s even a modest but reasonably priced selection of fresh fish along with Bob’s own take-and-bake seafood and lobster pies (some available gluten-free). Bob Lobster is on the way to and from Plum Island. Visit us on Facebook or go to our website www.boblobster.com for our full menu.
Over 60 years ago, the LaBarba family introduced to the public some of the area’s finest pizza. Prepared from an original recipe from Abruzzo, Italy, Nick’s Pizza’s crust is unique: a medium sized thickness cooked in large rectangular pizza pans. The combination of Nick’s tasty pizza crust, rich red sauce, blended cheese combination, and large selection of 26 tantalizing toppings, has created a loyal following not only from the Newburyport area but also from the surrounding region. Stop by “Nick’s Pizza” and treat yourself and your family to a savory - and award-winning - pizza today.
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For over forty years, The Grog has been the place to meet and to enjoy in Newburyport. The tradition of presenting fresh food, refreshment and entertainment continues - ever changing as we strive to keep things lively for you.
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Widely known for the best bagels in Newburyport, Abraham’s bagel production is a labor of love. Starting with the finest ingredients to create our dough, the bagels are then gently boiled to a high sheen and baked. This old world process produces a mouth watering delicious bagel. Abraham’s quality foods don’t stop at bagels. We also make delicious pizza, a wide variety of salads, and choice of sandwiches made with the finest breads, all designed to please the heartiest of appetites. You can dine with us inside, take food to go, or enjoy our beautiful deck surrounded with trees and flowers. Whatever your reason, a trip to Abe’s for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snack will not only cure your hunger but keep you coming back for more.
Choose from the gracious comfort of our upstairs or the relaxed congeniality of our first floor. Sample one of our 32 Draft Beers on Tap. Enjoy yourself and learn firsthand why The Grog has long been Newburyport’s place to meet, to dine, to see and be seen.
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The All American Tavern offers family-friendly dining. We have been pleasing appetites for nearly 7 years at this location. Originating in Haverhill at “Herb’s Seafood” we have been cooking the finest and largest seafood platter in New England for over 50 years! Our sirloins are hand-cut 20 oz. steaks at great prices! Stop by for a ½ lb. burger or appetizer and a cocktail. There is always something fun happening at the Tavern! With plenty of parking and casual, affordable dining, the All American Tavern is the best dining on the Seacoast.
From our family home in Molise, Province of Isernia, Italy, we’ve brought our family’s traditions of a warm and welcoming dining experience. Our parents and grandparents taught us the value of natural, homemade, fresh ingredients. We came to America as teenagers and went to work to create a restaurant where our guests would enjoy all the classic flavors of our home in beautiful Molise. For over 20 years we have been devoted to keeping the traditions of Italian cuisine alive in our restaurant. When you dine at Ristorante Molise we want you to feel at home and to have an authentic Italian dining experience.
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Weezer, B.B. King and more on stage at Hampton Beach Casino
HAMPTON BEACH — The historic Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom marches on this year with a steady mix of rockers, comedians, country mega-stars and legends. The venue now has “Gold Section” theater-style seating, sidest ag e v i d e o screens and an interactive website. Among the highlights this season are multi-platinum Grammy award winner Weezer, who will come to the venue in July. June brings Billy Idol, Melissa Etheridge and Chicago, while Blues legend B.B. King, the Doobie Brothers and Lyle Lovett come in July. The Beach Boys, KC & the Jeff Dunham Sunshine Band, Bret Michaels, Jeff Dunham and The Beach Boys grace the stage in August. For a complete list of performances and ticket pricing call 603-929-4100 or visit www.casinoballroom.com. Doors open at 6 p.m. with shows beginning at 8.
Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante is a full-service Italian-style restaurant serving incredible thin crust gourmet pizzas and unique pasta dishes, plus a large variety of salads and appetizers. Located in historic Newburyport, Oregano’s authentic Italian dishes and pizzas cooked in the brick oven imported from Genoa, Italy set it apart from other local eateries. Made with the freshest ingredients, the dishes feature rich red sauces, many different styles of pizza, mediterranean dishes, panni sandwiches, desserts – all housemade. To round out your meal, a large selection of wines, beers and a full bar menu are also available. Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante - Come hungry! An Italian taste and an unforgettable experience.
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Saturday, June 1 Dark Star Orchestra General admission: $27 Sunday, June 2 Billy Idol General admission: $60 Thursday, June 20 Melissa Etheridge Gold seats: $101 Reserved seats: $70 General admission: $40 Thursday, June 27 Chicago Gold seats: $91 Reserved seats: $61 General admission: $41 Monday, July 8 Weezer General admission: $60. Thursday, July 11 B.B. King Gold seats: $75 Reserved seats: $60 General admission: $40
Saturday, July 13 Comedian Bill Burr Gold seats: $43 Reserved seats: $32 General admission: $21 Tuesday, July 16 The Doobie Brothers Gold seats: $76 Reserved seats: 56 General admission: $40 Wednesday, July 17 Lyle Lovett Gold seats: $60
Reserved seats: $40 General admission: $30 Saturday, July 27 Get The Led Out — The American Led Zeppelin General admission: $21 Wednesday, Aug. 7 Jeff Dunham Gold seats: $80 Reserved Seats: $69 General Admission: $49 Thursday, Aug. 15 Bret Michaels
General admission: $36. Friday, Aug. 16 The Beach Boys Gold seats: $70 Reserved seats: $50 General admission: $30 Thursday, Aug. 29 Styx Gold seats: $81 Reserved seats: $56
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A classic, traditional steak house, the Library Restaurant exudes timeless elegance where guests experience the finest cuts of prime and choice steaks. Voted one of the 50 BEST BARS in America by Esquire Magazine, as well as BEST STEAK HOUSE by Taste Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
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PORTSMOUTH — With the arrival of summer, Portsmouth’s historic downtown bustles with activity, offering everything from shops and restaurants to an array of entertainment that includes theater, concerts, festivals, heritage events and special events to please all the senses. those who lived in one of New Hampshire’s oldest waterfront neighborhoods. Using restored houses, featured exhibits, historic landscapes and gardens and interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the generations who settled in Portsmouth’s “Puddle Dock” community from the late 17th to the mid-20th century Strawbery Banke Museum 14 Hancock St. This year two new exhibits are Courtesy photo 603-433.1100 mounted. The first tells of the Role players at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, N.H. www.strawberybanke.org Port City’s liquid past, in “TapExplore four centuries of ping Portsmouth: How the Brew- Opens the Portsmouth Door” cel- the Best Chowder title. ebrates the 300th Anniversary of American history at Strawbery ing Industry Shaped the City.” The Chowder Festival will Banke, through the eyes of “First Nations Diplomacy the 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth, also feature live music from the which ended the war between Jandee-Lee Porter Band, tons of Russia and Japan. The treaty fun and a beautiful setting like was America’s first entry into the none other. world of international diplomacy. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musical theater daily, from May 1 to Oct. 31, It wouldn’t be summer in Admission ranges from 10 for Portsmouth without a Prescott youth age five to 14, $17.50 for Park musical filling the air each adults. Children under four enter week. This year the production is Guided Sea Kayaking Tours, free. 14 Hancock St., “Annie,” sponsored by the Cominstruction, rentals, leasing, and sales. mon Man Restaurant. Beginning Bicycle rentals and accessories. Prescott Park Arts Festival June 28, Annie will be performed Also, sailboats, paddle boat and stand For 39 years, the Prescott Park at the park Thursdays through up paddleboard rentals. Outdoor, paddling and camping gear, Arts Festival has successfully Sundays. Bring a blanket or beach new and used boats. presented the arts to over 3 mil- chair and something to munch. lion people in more than 10,000 Ask about our New Kayak productions most for no fixed Piscataqua Waterfront Leasing Program. admission ($5 to $10 suggested Festival Paddle the beautiful Rockport coast donation at the performance). and islands as part of a private, Kicking off the festival that takes June 1, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. family or corporate tour. place at Prescott Park on June 1 is The Moffatt-Ladd House, 154 Market St. No experience necessary. the annual Chowder Festival, highCelebrate Portsmouth HarDaytime, sunset, and overnight tours bor and Great Bay at this lighting some of the best Chowder starting at $40 adult and $25 per child. the Seacoast has to offer. Beginannual, free, waterfront festival, Family, youth and group discounts. ning at 11:30 a.m. and lasting until designed to heighten awareness Accepted the chowder runs out, the cost of of the city’s maritime history. The Perception • Current Designs • Necky • Old Town • Dagger admission is $14 adults, $5 youth event features music, traditional Boreal Designs • Impek • Liquid Logic • Ocean Kayak • Hurricane (12 and under), members free. maritime artisan demonstrations Werner • Kokatat • MTI • Swift • Lendal • Teva • Chaco • Yakama Each year, more than 4,000 and free museum tours. A perfect Over 300 Boats In Stock, New and Used. Best Prices in New England. people enjoy more than 500 family event, it provides chilBest Selection of Summer Sandals on the North Shore! gallons of piping hot chowder dren’s activities, boats, booths, 9 Tuna Wharf • Bearskin Neck served up for tasting. Be the displays by area businesses and Rockport, MA 01966 judge and vote your favorite nonprofit organizations, and the chowder from more than a dozen sale of heirloom plants from Mof978-546-5050 restaurants as they compete for fatt-Ladd’s gardens. www.nor thshorekayak.com
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and regional musicians, and the day crafts. Tours of the oldest house in northern starts with the Market Square Day 10K New England are also available. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children. Road Race. Buses provide transportation to and from the event from satellite parking venues Other events throughout the city. Taste of the Nation Portsmouth, culinary For more information, visit www.proports- showcase at Strawbery Banke, June 26. Music by the Sea Outdoor Concert Series, mouth.org. Seacoast Science Center, Odiorne Point, Rye, Summer in the Street every Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. during On designated Saturdays beginning June July and August. Seacoast Doll, Bear and Folk Art Show 22, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Independence Day fireworks, South Mill Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown Portsmouth turns into an out- Pond, July 3, 9:15 p.m. Frank Jones Center, Route 1 Bypass, Portsmouth door music venue on designated weekends An American Celebration! at Strawbery Admission: $4 adults, children under 12 free. this summer. Banke, July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a beach chair, grab a bite to eat and This annual show features a selection Tall Ships arrive at Peirce Island, details of dolls, teddy bears and folk art. Collec- enjoy the sounds of summer in the Pleasant and dates TBA. tors will find antiques, collectibles, fash- Street area of downtown. Passport Craft Beer Event, craft and culiion, Barbie and original artists dolls and Streets will be closed to traffic from 5 to nary world tour, Strawbery Banke, Sept. 14. bears from the 18th century to today, plus 9:30 p.m. Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, travintage clothing and linens, furniture, doll ditional American and For more information, houses and parts, miniatures, toys and visit www.proportsmouth. English folk music, Market much, much more. org. Square, Sept. 29. Held each Wednesday night in Prescott Park, this series features legendary musicians and some of the hottest new acts. This year, Richard Thompson starts off the series on June 30, with Jonathan Edwards on July 6 and Judy Collins on Aug. 7, with others scheduled to perform. For start times and a complete schedule of events, visit www.prescottpark.org.
Market Square Day
Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Market Square The 36th annual Market Square Day offers food, live entertainment, scores of artisan booths and much more. Created to celebrate the renovation of downtown Portsmouth in 1978, this festival has grown in popularity and has become the launch of summer for many of the 60,000-plus people who will attend. Three performance stages feature local
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Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Portsmouth HarbourJackson House, 76 Northwest St. Trail guided walking tours, The historic orchard Memorial Day through of the circa-1664 Jackson mid-October. House comes to life during Portsmouth Black HeriCourtesy photo tage Trail self-guided tour. this early fall festival that features music, children’s Portsmouth Harbor Light Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse open to tour games, crafts and seasonal refreshments. Help grind apples and press Sunday afternoons, 1 and 5 p.m. from Memocider and watch artisans demonstrate their rial Day through Columbus Day weekends.
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PORTSMOUTH — In the heart of downtown, The Music Hall has stood as a landmark for the performing arts since its origins in the 19th century. Today, the nonprofit performing arts center features entertainment from all over the world in two theaters: its 1878 Victorian theater at 28 Chestnut St. and its more intimate venue, the Music Hall Loft, around the corner at 131 Congress St. Between the two venues, the Music Hall provides a variety of entertainment, including plays, dance, music, comedians, along with an author series leading to its appeal to an enormous audience base. Annually, it welcomes more than 100,000 patrons, including 20,000 children, each year. Here’s a sampling of this summer’s offerings.
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In June, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs Symphonie Fantastique on Sunday, June 2, while Tony Award-winning musical “Ain’t Misbehavin’” bursts upon the stage on June 7. New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen arrives on June 14, spinning funny tales of greed and corruption in diabolically entertaining fashion, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph Ellis returns to Portsmouth to discuss his new book, “Revolutionary Summer,” on June 25. And jazz lovers will delight when Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tour fills the hall on June 27. July offers a special treat for local residents, when The Brew takes to the stage on July 13. This indie-rock band was founded in Amesbury by high school friends and has released hits like
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Also in July, the Writers in the Loft series brings film critic Ty Burr, who’ll present a fascinating evening of the fame game, and J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author of “Maine” arrives at the
Music Hall on July 31. Aug. 1 brings renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his Quintet, as well as “Miss Richfield 1981” on Aug. 25, with a hilarity of storytelling winning over audiences around the country. On screen the Music Hall offers
acclaimed British actress Dame Helen Mirren on June 23 in “The Audience” as part of the National Theater of London HD Broadcast Series. For a complete list of offerings or to purchase tickets, visit www. themusichall.org, or call the box office at 603-436-2400.
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SALISBURY BEACH — The Blue Ocean Music Hall’s intimate venue allows you to get up close to your favorite artists, as it offers year-round live entertainment in its state-of-the-art oceanfront venue, with most seats within 50 feet of the stage. Located at 4 Oceanfront North, The Blue Ocean Music Hall is easily accessible from routes 1, 95 and 495. Table service is available with a limited menu and full selection of beverages; doors open 90 minutes before show times. Purchase tickets by calling 978-462-5888, online at www. BlueOceanHall.com or visit the BRYAN EATON/Staff photo box office, which is open Tuesday Friday, May 31; Mohegan Sun AllFriday, June 7; Ryan Cabrera and through Sunday. Visit the website www.Blue- Stars. Reserved seating; $20/$25 Jason Castro. General admission Sunday, June 2; Edwin McCain — standing room only; $15 OceanHall.com. for updates for with Seth Glier. Reserved seatThursday, June 13; The Official additionally scheduled shows. Showtime is 8 p.m. ing; $29/$25 Blues Brothers Review. Reserved seating; $29/$39
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Friday, June 28; Aaron Carter. General admission — standing room only; $15 Friday, July 5; Comedian Bob Marley. Reserved seating; $25 Friday, July 12; The Marshall Tucker Band. Reserved seating; $49/$39 Friday, July 26; 4th Annual Buffett Beach Blast. Tailgate Party; $15 per car. Show price; $25 Saturday, July 27; The Stompers. Reserved seating; $25 Friday, Aug. 9; Howie Day. Reserved seating; $35/$25 Thursday, Aug. 15; Galactic. General admission — standing room only; $25 Friday, Aug. 16; Comedian Bob Marley. Reserved seating; $25 Thursday, Aug. 22; Donavon Frankenreiter. General admission — standing room only; $25 Friday, Aug. 23; Farrenheit. Reserved seating; $27.50
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Castle Hill hosts summer concert series
IPSWICH — Thousands flock to the popular Thursday night concert series at Castle Hill each July and August. Concerts kick off July 11 this year with the rock funk band Entrain. On Aug. 8, the evenings concert by the Beantown Swing Orchestra is preceded by a group swing dance lesson. The concerts are always a family-friendly affair; attendees often spread out with blankets, chairs and picnic suppers or walk the grounds before the music starts. The historic Crane Estate on Argilla Road has hosted a summer concert series for close to two decades. The 59-room mansion at Castle Hill was built in 1928 as the summer estate of Richard T. Crane Jr., who was one of the wealthiest Americans of his day. The property was gifted to The Trustees of Reservations by the Crane family in 1949 and the nonprofit now maintains the estate, as well as neighboring Crane Beach. Admission to the summer concerts is first come, first served and organizers recommend arriving no later than 6 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m. July 18: Digney Fignus (Americana) July 25: Grupo Fantasia (Latin) Admission at the gate only; Trustees memAug. 1: Roomful of Blues (blues) bers: $20/car, nonmembers: $30/car, motor2013 Castle Hill cycles and walk-ins: $10 Aug. 8: Beantown Swing Orchestra* (big For details and updates on weather cancel- band swing) Summer Picnic Concerts Aug. 15: The Brew (rock) lations, visit www.thetrustees.org Aug. 22: HELP! (Beatles tribute band) Thursdays in July and August, 7 to 9 p.m. Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, Argilla 2013 LINEUP Aug. 29: Orville Giddings Band (boogie blues) Road, Ipswich July 11: Entrain (rock funk jam band) *Preceded by a 6 p.m. group dance lesson
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On one level, Gloucester’s new HarborWalk offers a pleasant guide along parts of the historic waterfront of America’s Oldest Seaport. But those who stop and check out the Walk’s 42 granite “story moment” markers will quickly find it is much more than that. It is, in fact, a walk and guide through this city’s historic past, with visits with its many iconic artists, adventurers and other characters. And visitors of all ages will enjoy revisiting these historic moments and Gloucester’s people of the past while being guided with the technology of the present — and future. Indeed, the HarborWalk hauls Gloucester’s tourism boldly into the digital, mixed-media modern age, with the 42 granite “story moments” conveying perspectives on this ancient yet also current fishing port at the touch of an iPhone or other mobile device. The entree to the walk and the “stopping stations” at any point is free, with a smartphone and the free app (information available in the brochure for the walk) allowing the visitor to click the QR code at Stopping Station No. 2, for example, and bring up poetic summer resident T.S. Eliot’s recorded voice reading an excerpt from the “Four Quartets” from 1941.
‘Moments’ along Gloucester’s new HarborWalk
Along the route, which runs from behind St. Peter’s Park off Rogers and Commercial streets, along the waterfront and then up into a portion of Gloucester’s downtown, the time and space traveler can link to information about Gloucester’s iconic Greasy Pole and June’s St. Peter’s Fiesta; about Salt, the prolific, mother humpback whale of Stellwagen Bank; Virginia Lee Burton, the author of the Gloucester-inspired children’s classic, “Katy and the Big Snow”; Joan of Arc and the masters of paint, invention and perseverance; the city’s epic hero fisherman, adventurer and bartender, Howard Blackburn; and many, many more. How much is there to Gloucester’s newest downtown attraction, which opened late last summer? Mayor Carolyn Kirk, who has walked the walk and was its prime backer, scheduled four consecutive days of dedications when the project opened last August. Each stopping station has a raised symbol linked to the subject at hand, while there are also two short films that can be viewed by smartphone and snap and send virtual postcards. Taking it all in at once is about as feasible as reading an encyclopedia from A to Z. It’s a bad idea to even try. “This isn’t a power walk — you have to immerse yourself and linger,” said Kirk. “You can’t drive by this, you could spend a week
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Situated in scenic Beverly on the North Shore, offering a tranquil retreat environment with direct access to beach. Featuring 91 single, queen-bedded guest rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. Also new Fountain Cafe & Bar Restaurant.
295 Hale St. 978-867-1800 www.wyliecenter.com
SALT MARSH ANTIQUES
For over a quarter century, Salt Marsh Antiques is one of the region’s premier destination antique shop. Over 6,000 square feet on 3 floors in a restored 1805 barn. “Antiques are not just furniture and we respect our customers’ taste and interest in quality antiques.” Open 7 days a week.
224 Main St. 978-948-7139 www.saltmarshantiques.com
An ever-changing collection of fine art, jewelry, hand-painted silk and whimsy in an intimate, atelier setting. Offering all that is uniquely beautiful and joyful. Tuesday, Wednesday by chance. Open Thursday-Sunday Call for hours.
22 Liberty St. 978-463-7623 www.chameleonarts.com
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AMESBURY SPORTS PARK
Big Thrills! Big Hills! Ride the Zorb, a giant hamster ball for humans! 2 ways to ride — wet or dry! Summer tubing — reach speeds of up to 40 mph! Let us host your party! Space for 10 to 10,000. Full catering menu. Visit the Corner Kick Pub.
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Family and Fun! Two 18-hole mini- golf courses & 9 batting cages, AMAZEment Action Playcentergiant indoor play maze, Adventure Ropes Course, Rock Climbing & Birthday Parties, Cedarland Day Camps & Outings.
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Seabrook Park, the House of Action, with simulcasting of Greyhound, thoroughbred and harness races from across the country. Charity poker with 3-card poker, black jack, roulette & more.
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Our state-of-the-art, touch-free automatic car wash with convenient vacuum cleaners will help keep your vehicle looking brand new! We offer many options for your Touch-Free carwash including foam wash, sealer wax, clear coats, protectants, powerful turbo-dryers and more.
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NORTH SHORE KAYAK OUTDOOR CENTER
Guided Sea Kayaking Tours, instruction, rentals, leasing & sales. Bicycle rentals & accessories. Sailboat, paddleboat & stand-up paddleboard rentals. Daytime, sunset and overnight tours. Family, youth and group discounts.
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At Riverside Cycles we love riding bikes. Our mission is to give you a chance to love cycling as much as we do. To that end we provide a selection of the finest bicycles and accessories available, personal customer service and a price guarantee while staying connected with the concerns of the community.
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A full service dealership located in Plaistow. Offering a large selection with fast and friendly service. Motorcycles, scooters, waverunners, boats, ATVs, dirtbikes, generators and more ...
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The Yankee Homecoming 10-mile race starts on High Street.
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For over 40 years, The Grog has been the place to meet and to enjoy in Newburyport. The tradition of presenting fresh food, refreshment and entertainment continues — ever changing as we strive to keep things lively for you. PORTSMOUTH, N.H.
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LIBRARY RESTAURANT AT THE ROCKINGHAM HOUSE
A classic, traditional steak house, the Library Restaurant at the Rockingham House has an atmosphere of ageless elegance. Our guests experience the finest cuts of prime and choice steak and chops, the freshest seafood with outstanding service in one of the most beautifully preserved historic buildings in New England. Book your next event with us. We host holiday parties, rehearsal dinners and all type of special events. Open daily 11:30 a.m. Voted as one of “The Top 50 Lounges” by Esquire Magazine.
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“Where friends and family gather.” Now Open Kay’s Kafe — featuring breakfast, coffeehouse selections and outdoor patio seating. We offer a Restaurant, Bakery, Kay’s Kafe, Tap Room Lounge & Function Room.
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BLACK COW TAP AND GRILL
Waterfront deck & indoor dining. Fresh grilled fish and steaks. Extensive wine list/20 beers on tap. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Reservations accepted. Find us on Facebook.
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OREGANO PIZZERIA RISTORANTE
Serve unique Italian-style cuisine with a variety of entrees sure to entice your palette. Enjoy your favorite drink while dining on the outside patio. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
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Shalimar India has gained the reputation of simply the best Indian food in Portsmouth. Food is always well prepared with the freshest ingredients. The menu offers more than 56 entrees, including vegetarian, chicken, lamb, shrimp and fish. Shalimar is famous for its savory tandoon oven dishes and exotic curries. Try us for high-quality food and excellent service at affordable prices in downtown Portsmouth, N.H. Visit our website for hours of operation. RYE
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PETEY’S SUMMERTIME SEAFOOD & BAR
Full service bar. Take out or dine in! Live lobsters to ship anywhere! Open year round! Enjoy oceanview deck May to September. WE CATCH OUR OWN LOBSTERS!!! SEABROOK
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“A Family Business for Over 75 Years.” Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching — All Day Fishing — 1/2 Day Fishing — Fireworks Cruise — Night Fishing — Charters for all occasions. Featuring two 90-foot & one 75-foot all weather boats. Restaurant & Hampton Harbor Tackle Shop.
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50 River St. 603-474-3086 www.captdons.com
BROWN’S SEABROOK LOBSTER POUND
A New England Favorite since 1950. Eat your food over the water April 15-Nov. 15. Open Daily. Open Friday/Saturday/ Sunday & holidays, November-April.
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Route 286 603-474-3331 www.BrownsLobster.com
We now deliver to Newburyport, Plum Island, and parts of Newbury and Salisbury!!
NICK’S PIZZA NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS!
OVER 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS!
“Best pizza in the Newburyport area, 10 years!”
–Market Surveys of America
Over 50 years ago, the LaBarba family introduced to the public some of the area’s finest pizza. Prepared from an original recipe from Abruzzo, Italy, Nick’s Pizza’s crust is unique: a medium sized thickness cooked in large rectangular pizza pans. The combination of Nick’s tasty pizza crust, rich red sauce, blended cheese combination, and large selection of 26 tantalizing toppings, has created a loyal following not only from the Newburyport area but also from the surrounding region. Stop by Nick's Pizza and treat yourself and your family to a savory - and award-winning - pizza today.
8” (4 small slices) = Small
11” (6 small slices) = Medium 11"x17" (8 slices) = Large/Tray
7% MA MEALS TAX INCLUDED IN ALL PRICES!
Cheese Combo* (1-3 items) Half Combo Additional Toppings (3+ toppings) Extra Cheese Small $4.00 $5.55 $4.90 $0.35 $0.35 Medium $6.55 $8.80 $7.90 $0.70 $0.70 Large $11.25 $15.65 $13.95 $1.40 $1.40
*All combo prices are for 1 to 3 items. For example, if you order a large tray pepperoni, you will get 3x more pepperoni than you would if you ordered a pepperoni, salami and onion tray. We can also customize any pizza you want - just give us a call.
WE NOW OFFER GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA
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164 Merrimac Street l Newburyport, MA l 978-465-9853 www.nickspizzanewburyport.com
Open Thursday - Sunday 11:30am-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays til 10pm!
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WHAT TO SEE & DO
Above: Ashley Bocchetti of Georgetown jumps during a dance number to the song “Inside of Me” during the Yankee Homecoming Kids Talent Showcase. Right: Wren Neumann points out ducks along the Merrimack River at Cashman Park in Newburyport.
EASTMANS FISHING FLEET
PO Box 1301 South End of Hampton 603-474-3461 www.eastmansdocks.com
HALEY’S ICE CREAM
More than just ice cream. Enjoy our delicious grilled angus burgers, hot dogs, fish ‘n’ chips, lobster rolls and salads. Don’t forget about our 40 flavors of Ice Cream and 24 flavors of Soft Serve. Open 7 Days!
168 Route 1 Traffic Circle 978-462-6000
VISION MAX CINEMA
Catch your summer blockbuster here at Vision Max. Save with our matinee discount before 6 p.m. 100% digital cinema featuring Dolby Digital 3D and Dolby Digital Surround. For tickets and show times, visit our website.
201 Elm St. 978-462-3030 www.visionmaxcinema.com 207 York St. 207-363-4974 www.oldyork.org
Fishing & Whale Watching — just south of the Hampton Bridge. All Day Fishing/ Half Day Fishing/Night Fishing. WhaleWatching, Fireworks Cruises, Charters for all Occasions & more!
MUSEUMS OF OLD YORK
Many events throughout the summer season including the 24th Annual Decorator Showhouse July 13-Aug. 15. To see all of our great summer programs, visit our website for schedule and details.
SAGAMORE GOLF CENTER
“Celebrating 50 Years of Great NH Golf.” Offering two of coastal New Hampshire’s most popular public golf destinations, Sagamore — Hampton Golf Club and Sagamore Golf Center. We look forward to seeing you on our open fairways this season!
22 North Road 603-964-8393 www.sagamoregolf.com
CASH FOR GOLD
We pay CASH for Gold, silver and coins. Walk-ins welcome, free appraisals. Just over the bridge from Newburyport at Napa Auto Plaza.
158 Bridge Road, Route 1 508-633-9696 www.cashforgoldseacoast.com
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
SALEM WITCH MUSEUM
Witch hunting was a popular sport in 1692 Salem. Dispel the myths and separate reality from fiction in the exhibits at the Salem Witch Museum. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Extended hours in October, check website or call.
19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem 978-744-1692 www.SalemWitchMuseum.com
THE MUSIC HALL
Concerts, comics, cinema & celebrated authors — in two theaters! See our full summer schedule at www.themusichall. org.
28 Chestnut St. 603-4362-4001 www.themusichall.org
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Hampton Beach NEW HAMP HIRE
S NEW HAMPSHIRE
Rediscover the #1 rated HHHHH U.S.A. Super Star Beach!
5 star rating
National Resources Defense Council "Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches" top 100 beaches water quality & safety.
4th YEAR IN A ROW!
13th Annual World Class Master Sand Sculpting Competition: $15,000 in prizes, June 20-21-22
Newly updated facilities & Seashell Stage!
Hampton Beach in top 5 beaches & top 10 resorts in USA.
• Over 80 Free Nightly Concerts • 17 Spectacular Fireworks Displays Every Wed. Night & Holidays • 13th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition June 20-21-22 • Children’s Festival, Aug. 12-16 • Seafood Festival, Sept. 6-7-8
For FREE Travel Guide or to view our Beach Cam, visit www.hamptonbeach.org
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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT
MASTER MCGRATHS RESTAURANT
“Where Good Folks Meet.” Hand-cut steak, freshest haddock anywhere, barb-que, salad bar, burgers & sandwiches, McGrath’s lobster roll, prime rib of beef, take-out available. Check our website for “live entertainment.” Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
PO Box 1579 603-474-3540 www.mastermcgraths.com
GO GREEN LANDSCAPING INC.
We start out by offering a complete “green” lawn and garden maintenance service, using only the sun to generate power for our equipment. Our rates are very competitive since our fuel (the sun) is free.
10 Crossing Drive 207-510-1550 www.gogreenlandscapinginc.com
WEICHERT REALTORS POINTS EAST YANKEE TRADER
We are a collaborative team of local real estate professionals who pride ourselves on constantly monitoring our markets, our clients and the industry to year your trust as the local experts.
12 Ocean Blvd. 603-474-1040 www.PointsNE.com
People fill Market Landing Park for the annual Riverfront Festival in Newburyport.
Christine’s in Rye, N.H., known for its ever-changing, creative atmosphere — clothing, decorative accessories, art, furniture, antiques & more. Also visit our Outlet on Route 1 in North Hampton. SEABROOK
1000 Washington Road 603-964-6063 www.christinescrossing.com
We provide natural products to promote health and well-being with the use of essential oils. BC Essentials has expanded its product line from blended oils to bath salts, sugar scrubs, body lotions, eye pillows and aromatherapy favors.
47 Pleasant St. 781-983-0304 www.bcessentials.com
NEWBURYPORT WHALE WATCH
Full service stove and casual furniture center. Lowest prices on the N.H. Seacoast. Our porch and patio furniture will extend your living space to the outdoors. We offer many design choices in a variety of weather-resistant materials.
114 Lafayette Road 603-926-0388 www.alternativeenergyhearth.com
Newburyport Whale Watch offers the best whale watches, fireworks cruises, bird-watching trips and dinner cruises on Boston’s North Shore. Visit our website for schedules and pricing.
54 Merrimac St. 978-465-7733 www.newburyportwhalewatch.com
FIREWORKS OVER THE BORDER
Fireworks Over The Boarder offers the largest selection of fireworks on the Seacoast! Always 50% off. Customized display kits are available.
Route 286 (at junction 1A) 603-474-2663 www.fireworksusa.com
PIONEERS BOARD SHOP
Pioneers Board Shop — Surf — Skate —Snow, located on Route 1 in North Hampton, N.H. We have 26 years of skateboard retail experience, we can outfit you with the right equipment. New surf boards and wet suits from O’Neill, Rip Curl, Lost, Stewart arriving daily.
62 Lafayette Road 603-964-7714 www.surfnh.com
JEWELL TOWNE VINEYARDS
Just over the state line from Amesbury. Open for complimentary tastings and tours Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit New Hampshire’s oldest and most awarded winery and taste unique and delicious varietals in a beautiful post and beam barn/tasting room.
65 Jewell St. 603-394-0600 www.jewelltownevineyards.com
Celebrating 40 years in business. Our design professionals help you bring home furniture that will be part of your family’s memories and traditions for years to come.
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72 Lafayette Road 603-926-3007 www.americantraditionsinc.com
YANKEE FISHERMAN CORP
Founded in 1990 to meet the needs of the local N.H. fishing community offering lobster and fresh fish directly to the consumer. Come see us at our new location, Route 1A, Ocean Boulevard at Seabrook Beach.
PO Box 2240 603-474-9850 www.yankeefish.com
BIG THRILLS! BIG HILLS!
• The Z0RB – a giant hamster ball for humans! 2 ways to ride - wet or dry! • Summer tubing – reach speeds of up to 40 mph! Present this ad and receive • COMBO PACKAGE 2 HOURS OF SUMMER $ TUBING AND 1 Z0RB RIDE one Z0RB ride or 2 hours of summer tubing FOR JUST $28! Cannot be combined with any other offers
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Let us host your party!
• Corporate, social or special event space for 10 to 10,000 • Our function hall can be transformed for most any occasion, from casual to elegant • Full catering menu, featuring the popular cuisine of executive chef Kevin Jacques • Visit the Corner Kick Pub, featuring an array of beers, a full bar, and great pub fare 12 South Hunt Road • Amesbury, MA 01913 • Exit 54 off Rte 495 • (978) 388-5788 Visit www.amesburysportspark.net for park hours & info
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PLACES TO SEE IN
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North Hampton, N.H. Hampton Falls, N.H.
SEABROOK GREYHOUND PARK
LAKE GARDNER Town Forest LAKE ATTITASH
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MAUDSLAY STATE PARK
PARKER RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
West Newbury Groveland
Parker River Old Newbury Golf Club
GEORGETOWN ROWLEY STATE FOREST
Ipswich CRANE BEACH
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Downtown Newburyport Shaded areas show main shopping zones
Bridge to Salisbury and New Hampshire
Hilton’s Fishing Deck
Market Landing Park FIREHOUSE CENTER
Custom House Museum
Center Street Pike Street
To Moseley Woods
Newburyport Art Association
Inn Street Mall
Market eet Str Square ter
Libert y Stre et
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To Plum Island
Independen ce Street
Pleasant Str e
First Stree t
Central Congregational Church
To Maudslay State Park
Court St reet
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Playground & Frog Pond
Old Hill Burying Ground
Half-mile to Route 1 Rotary
The Old Jail, on Auburn Street, is a forbidding granite structure built in 1824. It is privately owned. Bartlet Mall is the city’s common green; its focal point is the swan fountain in the middle of the Frog Pond. On its High Street border is the Superior Courthouse, designed by Charles Bullfinch, architect of the U.S. Capitol, and built in 1805. Across Pond Street from the mall is the Old Hill Burying Ground, Newburyport’s oldest cemetery. The YWCA is on Market Street, around the corner from Central Congregational Church. The clock in the steeple of the church, at Pleasant and Titcomb streets
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was once known as “Old Betsy,” named after the parishioner who donated it. She lived in Salisbury and set her watch by the clock. The church overlooks Brown Square, laid out in 1802 by merchant Moses Brown, who built a three-story brick townhouse — now the Garrison Inn — overlooking the square. City Hall overlooks Brown Square from the north. The Newburyport post office is across Green Street from Brown square, at the corner of Pleasant Street. Farther down Pleasant Street is the Unitarian Church, another Bullfinch-designed building, built in 1801.
Market Square is the historic hub of Newburyport and the Merrimack River waterfront provided the city’s early economic lifeline. The waterfront is now the site of 21/2-acre Market Landing Park, which opened in 1984. The Firehouse Center in Market Square was built in 1823 as a market building and meeting hall. It was used as the city’s central fire station from the Civil War era to 1979 and has been renovated into a performing and visual arts center and a restaurant. The granite Custom House, at 25 Water St., was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument, and built in
Trem ont Stre et
Old Court House
1835. It now houses a maritime museum. Not far from the Custom House is the Sam Sargent Gallery, home of the Newburyport Art Association. Up State Street from Market Square are two former mansions. The Tracy House at 94 State St., built in 1771, is now the Public Library. Across the street, the Dalton House, at 95 State St., was built in 1746 and was the home of Tristram Dalton, the first U.S. senator from Massachusetts. It is now a private club. Around the corner, at 98 High St., is the Cushing House, built in 1808 and now a museum owned and operated by the Historical Society of Old Newbury.
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