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Summer Guide 2012

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Where to stay  Where to eat  What to see  What to do


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Yankee Homecoming shines the light on ‘A Hidden Jewel’ ....................................4 City will celebrate Coast Guard honor Aug. 4..............................................................8 Explore Port’s maritime past at Custom House .........................................10 Maudslay Arts Center celebrates 20th season ............................................................15 Family entertainment abounds at Theater in the Open ..............................16 Drama, comedy and music fills Firehouse this summer .............................18 Other summer events in Newburyport ..... 22

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Plum Island beaches a summertime delight ...............................29 Numerous artists will play at Blue Ocean this summer......................32 Free music, art and fireworks return to Salisbury Beach......................................34

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Boating, fishing options aplenty in region ........................................................36 Amesbury Days a summer tradition .....39 Carriage Festival celebrates town history .................................................42 Sports Park will try to break musical chairs record ................................................43 Whittier Home offers tea parties, tours ...............................................................43

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Newburyport's premier summer event, Yankee Homecoming, kicks off in July. Page 4

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Matt Johnson carries the flag for the Nutmeg Volunteers as they march in the Yankee Homecoming Parade last year.

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Yankee Homecoming shines the light on ‘A Hidden Jewel’
Homecoming. He has chosen as theme of “A Hidden Jewel.” A Salisbury native, Chretien says he’s witnessed Newburyport’s urban renewal firsthand. “The wonderful shops, restaurants for every taste, the architecture and history, gorgeous views, the boats and locals mixing with our many visitors; a colorful blend of all that makes Newburyport a true ‘hidden jewel,’” he wrote on the Yankee Homecoming website. The eight day celebration kicks off July 29 and runs through Aug. 5. Many staples of the longtime festival will return this year, including the kids’ talent showcase, the craft fair in Market Square, the Bed Race, the Senior King and Queen coronation and Family Day at Maudslay. Several events added in recent years are also returning, including the heritage tours, the Youth Service awards, Brewfest and the High School Battle of the Bands. Yankee Homecoming will kick off with Old Fashioned Sunday on July 29, which consists of fun family activities from yesteryear. The festivities go all day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bartlet Mall. Visitors can enjoy a pet show, the Roaming Railroad around the Frog Pond, an antique car show, fly fishing demonstration, canoe tilt, boat rides, pony rides and children’s games. The downtown entertainment series will be packed with performers as various bands, musical acts and demonstrations take their turns on the waterfront stage, at the Inn Street pedestrian mall and in Market Square. The Lions Club Yankee Homecoming Road Race, 5K and 10-mile, is set for Tuesday, July 31. Organizers say the beloved fireworks show will once again light

NEWBURYPORT — For those who live in and around the Clipper City, nothing is more certain than Yankee Homecoming. It’s a certainty that each summer as July turns into August, food vendors will set up in Market Square, shops will host sidewalk sales along State and Pleasant streets, and crowds will descend upon Market Landing Park during the summertime festival to listen to concerts on the waterfront. This year will be no exception. Salisbury’s Dave Chretien is serving as the chairman of the 55th annual Yankee
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Fireworks exploding over the Merrimack River are framed by Dale Roger sculpture “G-Swirl” on the the rail trail.

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Homecoming parade makes its way down High Street, complete  Continued from Page 4 with bands, floats and many up the night sky on Saturday, marchers. The parade raises Aug. 4, at 9:15 p.m. The display is money for the Jimmy Fund. launched from Cashman Park. Newburyport’s Pamela Rankin The celebration will conclude on will serve as this year’s Town Sunday, Aug. 5, when the Yankee Crier, an honorary title bestowed

on a person who is able to raise the most money for the parade. The Town Crier leads the parade and chooses the band that follows behind. She will also judge the floats and is invited to sit at the reviewing stand. Rankin has said she welcomes the chance

to support the Jimmy Fund, which benefits cancer research. She lost her son Mark in 2003 to melanoma. To view a complete schedule of events for the weeklong celebration, visit http://yankeehomecoming.com/.

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City will celebrate Coast guard honor August 4
The city will celebrate its designation as a Coast Guard City this summer on Saturday, Aug. 4, the birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. The ceremony will occur during the city’s Coast Guard Weekend, Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, which is part of Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming festivities. While plans are currently being finalized, organizers expect to hold a formal ceremony, followed by a party or ball. The Coast Guard gives this recognition to cities that make its members assigned to work in the city feel at home and welcome, and who make an effort to acknowledge the work of the Coast Guard in the community. Earlier this year, Newburyport joined 13 other communities across the country with this designation. Newburyport was the birthplace of the Coast Guard in 1791. For updates on the Coast Guard City celebration, visit www.cityofnewburyport.com or www.newburyportchamber.org.

Norm Hansen, assistant curator of the Custom House Maritime Museum, left, and curator Caroleann McPherson hang paintings from different artists depicting the life of the US Coast Guard for an exhibit for Yankee Homecoming.
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explore Port’s maritime past at Custom House
features their “office equipment,” unique artifacts from far-away 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 Bushee Gallery houses the museum’s changing exhibits. In the Baker Gallery, a diorama of the Currier shipyard transports you to the 19th century Newburyport shipyard that built more ships than any other U.S. shipyard of that time. In the Coast Guard Room, visitors will find models of Coast Guard ships, historical artwork and photographs of the Coast Guard. The Marquand Library tells the story of Daniel Marquand, one of the 18th century’s most successful shipping magnates, and descendent John P. Marquand who wrote the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, “The Late George Apley.”

NEWBURYPORT — The Custom House Maritime Museum in downtown Newburyport 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 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 past. 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 time. The Custom Collectors Office

June 4 through October 31 Risk & Reward: Masters and Merchants in the Making of Newburyport
This is the second year of a joint exhibition between the Historical Society of Old Newbury and the Custom House. The free self-guided walking tour tells the historic narrative of Newburyport through exhibits at the two venues. Find out why Newburyporters became global entrepreneurs and built international commerce in the 19th century. Pick up a brochure for the tour at either museum.

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Don’t miss this summer exhibition that commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and highlights the war’s impact and connections to Newburyport.




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July 17 through September 9 On Guard! Semper Paratus in Newburyport 222 Years
On the 222nd anniversary of the United States Coast Guard, this exhibition will explore the depth and breadth of services provided by Coast Guard and its shared heritage in Newburyport dating from 1790. The exhibit will be open to help celebrate the proclamation of Newburyport, the birthplace of the Coast Guard, as a Coast Guard City on Aug. 4.

August 12 Newburyport Chamber Music Festival
From 4 to 6 p.m., the Custom House Maritime Museum will host the opening of the 2012 Chamber Music Festival. The program will include a lecture and panel discussion. An open rehearsal for the festival will run on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Visit www.thechmm.org and click on “Calendar” to find all the latest information.

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maudslay Arts Center celebrates 20th season
NEWBURYPORT — Whether you’re sitting under the stars, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series is an entertaining experience. Now in its 20th season, the Arts Center’s schedule will offer something for all types of music fans. Jazz aficionados can take in concerts by Rebecca Parris and Grace Kelly, there’s award-winning country with Don Campbell, foot-stompin’ New Orleans jazz with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band and much more. The Saturday concert series includes: Rebecca Parris, July 7; Grace Kelly, July 14; The Don Campbell Band, July 21; The New Black Eagles Jazz Band, July 28; Shirim Klexmer (Jewish Jazz), Aug. 11; Joe Lilly & The Mystix, Aug. 18; and the Spinney Brothers, Aug. 25. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., and the gates open an hour earlier. Patio seating is $20; lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) $18. Children 12 and under free. The Sunday afternoon concerts will include a Celtic afternoon with the Bracken Dance Studio on Aug. 12 and The Paul Broadnax Quintet on Aug. 26. The performances begin at 2 p.m. and the gates open an hour earlier. General admission is $10; children 12 and under are free. The Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. Concerts are held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, shows will be held inside at the Maudslay Arts Center concert barn. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies and local ice cream, and beverages may be purchased during intermission. To purchase tickets online — major credit cards accepted — or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate or by calling to reserve at 978-499-0050. The series is supported with generous donations and grants from The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Institution for Savings, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and dedicated volunteers and patrons. For a complete listing of performances, visit our website www.maudslayartscenter.org.

Celebrate Whittier with ‘blooming of the laurels’
The arts center will also honor poet John Greenleaf Whittier with a “Blooming of the Laurels” on Sunday, June 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. The fundraiser and auction is hosted by the Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury and the Amesbury Public Library in conjunction with their townwide project, “On the Same Page.” A 19th century poet, Whittier was an ardent and outspoken abolitionist, humanitarian and legislator. He loved to gather with friends and share poems, music and food. Charlie Cullen, CEO of the Provident Bank, will serve as the master of ceremonies and auctioneer. Items up for auction have been donated by local businesses and individuals. To see a list of items, visit http://www.whittierhome.org. Tickets are $25. Checks payable to WHA, and can be mailed to Whittier Home Association, PO Box 632, Amesbury, MA 01913, or call 978-388-1337.

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Family entertainment abounds at Theater in the Open
NEWBURYPORT — Circus Smirkus will once again entertain in the Greater Newburyport area. The outdoor theater group Theater in the Open will host the traveling youth circus in August at Manter Field in Byfield. Circus Smirkus, which is based in Vermont, is celebrating its 25th anniversary Big Top Tour this summer. Each year, a group of youth troupers travels throughout New England to perform for audiences. The show, “Topsy Turvy Time Travel,” will feature acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and clowns. They will stop in Byfield on Aug. 3, with shows at 2 and 7 p.m., and Aug. 4, with performances at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. The circus troupe used to visit the area frequently in the past as a fundraiser for the theater troupe, based at Maudslay State Park. Admission is $17 for children, $21 for adults. Tickets will be available soon and payable by cash or check at Eureka Toys at The Tannery in Newburyport or by credit card via 1-877-SMIRKUS or at smirkus.org. Two years ago, Theater in the Open chose to begin offering their shows for free. The troupe performs outdoors in Maudslay State Park throughout the spring, summer and fall. Family Hour in the Open will begin in May and run through September. At 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month at the park, the group will offer storytelling, song and dance, fairy-tale theater and a group activity, all for free. Each weekend from June 2 to June 24 at 2 p.m., Theater in the Open will perform “Little Red Robin Hood: A Merry Manly Panto!” The company is also trying something new this year and eliminating their fall show for an extended summer performance. The troupe is working with director Stephen Haley to create a performance using T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land.” Similar to their rendition of “The Flies” last summer, they are taking the text and rewriting it for their audience. Each weekend from July 21 to 29 and Aug. 11 to 19, the troupe will perform “The Waste Land” at 4 p.m. at Maudslay. Theater in the Open will also hold their annual fall fundraiser, “Maudslay is Haunted,” and a Christmas show. The actors are taking a break from staging “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” and will perform “A Christmas Carol Panto: Little Red & Lincoln Green.” “Maudslay is Haunted” is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21. Gates are open from 2 to 4 p.m. Join a cast of all ages for a onehour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes. This is a family event intended for all ages. Admission is $5. Children 3 and under are free. For all Theater in the Open performances at Maudslay, allow for a brief walk from the parking lot and follow the Theater in the Open flags. Parking in the Maudslay State Park lot is $2. For more information on the performances, visit http://www. theaterintheopen.org/ and click on “current season.”

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drama, comedy and music fills Firehouse this summer
NEWBURYPORT — After taking the stage at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, performers often say they will be quick to return. They praise the “intimate” setting of the 195-seat theater and rave about the venue’s acoustics. Set in downtown Newburyport, the Firehouse will bring in local, regional and national performers. It also houses a gallery where local and regional artists can exhibit their works. Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehouse.org or by calling the box office at 978Tribute to the Paul Butterfield 462-7336. 7:30 p.m. Some of the highlights of their Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Band – Mark Naftalin and 2120 summer season include: “ A M i d s u m m e r N i g h t ’ s South Michigan Ave. Friday through Sunday, June 1 to 3 Dream,” Smulowitz Productions Saturday, June 16, 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Get Hypnotized with Peter
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Friday, June 29, 8 p.m.
The Mystix with special guest Jerry Portnoy

Friday, July 6, 8 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group – 92.5 River Festival Concert

Sunday, July 15, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

“Much Ado About Something,” Shakesperience Productions, Market Landing Park Thursday through Sunday, July 19 to 22 “Spring Awakening* August 12 to 19 “The Gin Game” by D.L. Coburn Sunday, Aug 26 Methuen Ballet Ensemble Visit www.firehouse.org to see an up-to-date schedule as new shows are added often.


Have an entertaining time with the Chamber music Festival
The Newburyport Chamber Music Festival is Aug. 11 through Aug. 18. Most events are free. Tickets for the concerts are $25. Call 978463-9776 or visit www.NewburyportChamberMusic.org. Founded in 2002 by artistic director David Yang and Newburyport resident Jane Niebling, this August weeklong series of classical chamber music events has grown from three musicians and three concerts to 12 artists,13 events and six venues this summer. Originally sponsored by St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport, the festival now functions as an independent notfor-profit organization.

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Open rehearsal, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free Jabberwocky Bookstore, The Tannery Lecture/panel discussion with Chuck Sheicher, 4 p.m. Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport

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Open rehearsal, 10 a.m. to 1 Musical History Tours p.m. Newburyport Youth Services, Location TBA 149 High St., Newburyport Concert III, 7:30 p.m. To register, visit www.newFe st iva l S t r i n g Q u a r t e t , buryportyouthservices.com or Prokofiev, Debussy, Piazzola call 978-465-4434 Union Congregational Church, 149 Main Street, Amesbury harry potter and the secret

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Other summer events in Newburyport
June 9 and 10 33rd annual garden tour & plant sale June 23 to 24 art Walk 2012
Saturday 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Downtown Newburyport 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, rain or shine ArtWalk features activities at Historical Society of Old Newbury participating galleries and studios The society’s 33rd annual gar- including music, demonstrations, den tour is sure to please with artist receptions, refreshments local gardens that can’t be missed. and more. Look for the ArtWalk Be sure to stop by the plant sale on signs displayed at ArtWalk sites. the grounds of the Cushing House For current exhibitions, updates Museum at 98 High St. for many and special event details and convarietals propagated in our the tact information for each gallery, garden beds. Reservation informa- visit www.newburyportartwalk. tion is available on the society’s com. website, http://newburyhist.org.

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June 16 artful feast
Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St. This 11th annual fine art auction features works by NAA artists and collectors, and includes live and silent auctions. Details will be announced on the NAA website, www.newburyportart.org.

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The famous sailing ship, featured in several movies, will be tied up along the Newburyport waterfront for guest tours. Sponsored by Chase & Lunt Insurance Company. More details will be announced closer to the date of the event on the chamber of commerce’s website, www.newburyportchamber.org.

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Flocks of swallows arrive every year on Plum Island to feed on the berries growing on local bushes. The birds fatten up on the berries before their annual southern migration.

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Parker river refuge is home to birds, reptiles and more
the protection of threatened and endangered species, and include 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 area is a short trail at Nelson’s Island off Stackyard Road in Rowley. An entrance fee of $5 per car or $2 per walk or bike on is in effect year-round at the Plum Island section of the refuge. The majority of the refuge beach is closed to provide undisturbed nesting and feeding habitat for the piping plover, beginning April 1. Portions of the beach not being used by the birds may be reopened starting in July. Typically, all sections are reopened by mid- to late August. The refuge’s visitor center, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, 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., it is located just before the Plum Island Airfield and the Wilkinson bridge and directly across the road from the Massachusetts Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center. The 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 office. For more information, call 978465-5753.

PLUM ISLAND — Parker River National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered 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 stopover habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds. In addition to providing habitat for birds, the refuge is also home to a variety of mammal, insect, fish, reptile and amphibian species. Today, the mission of the refuge has been expanded to include
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Wendy Ernst of Drumlin Farm shows a great horned owl at the Bird-a-thon Fun-a-thon at Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center in Newbury.

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Spend the summer outdoors with Audubon Center
Pico Bonito. a rain-or-shine event. Registration not required. Suggested donation $4, children are free. Birding Pawtuckaway State Park Pawtuckaway State Park, a beautiful 5,500Saturday Morning Birding acre recreation area located in southern Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. New Hampshire, protects a wide variety of Experienced leaders will take you around to habitats including upland forests, meadows, all the birding hot spots in the Newburyport/ beaver ponds and freshwater wetlands. Join Plum Island area in search of avian activity. Joppa Flats Education Coordinator Dave The program is ideal for birders of all skill Larson in exploring these habitats looking levels. for the many species of songbirds that breed Registration is not required. The group within the park. A highlight of the program does not meet in July. Meet at the Joppa Flats will be a short hike to the fire lookout tower Education Center. Wear weather appropriate on South Mountain. Event will take place clothes and bring binoculars. Sunday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $10 general admission fee for Wear sturdy footwear and bring snacks, adults and $7 for children. lunch, and beverages. The fee for the program is $48.

NEWBURYPORT — Massachusetts Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is a natural history education and visitor center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Massachusetts Audubon Society is the largest conservation organization in New England, concentrating its efforts on protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. The Joppa Flats Education Center is located at the gateway to a productive, year-round, wildlife viewing area — the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Plum Island estuary The following is a highlight of summer events. To see the complete schedule, or for more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit the website at www.massaudubon.org.

Connecting to nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is in the backyard. Join us to take an Monthly lecture series The monthly lecture series is open to the outdoor inventory of every living thing from public and explores various natural history loosestrife to ladybugs! The full-day family topics. Meet at the Joppa Flats Education event on Sunday, June 3, from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Center. will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and The summer schedule includes: June 13: outdoor activities that encourage particiBird Banding and Travels in Central and pants to learn more about biodiversity. The free program is open to all ages. ChilSouth America; Aug. 22: The Wonders of the Masai Mara; Sept. 12: Honduras — Copan and dren must be accompanied by adults. This is

Biodiversity Free-For-All

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

This program is designed to teach the basics of sea kayaking. Participants will learn safety precautions and paddling techniques and gain confidence handling these very seaworthy boats. Participants will then paddle into the Plum Island estuary and explore tidal creeks, mudflats and saltmarshes. The tours are Sunday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 1p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.;


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more adventurous can take a guided paddle to White Island or Lunging Island, depending on the conditions. Choose one or more of four trips on Sundays, July 8, July 22, August 19 or Sept. 2, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The price includes an on-deck barbecue lunch. Exploring the Merrimack River by Kayak Experience Level is Intermediate III — The Merrimack River is a wonderful place some experience required; stamina necessary. Paddling time is 5 hours with a to observe wildlife from a kayak. Explore the Merrimack River on Satur- 30-minute break and 1 hour for lunch. Fee day, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from sce- is $170 nic Rocks Village in Haverhill to Cashman Park in Newburyport. Kayakers will paddle Seabirds and Whales by the islands, mud bars, saltmarshes, and All aboard the Prince of Whales for birdshoreline, and may see many species such ing and whale-watching trip. Dave Larson as egrets and herons, waterfowl, ospreys and from the Joppa Flats Education Center will shorebirds. join the Prince of Whales marine mammal No experience is required. Paddling time naturalists onboard to help spot and narrate is 5 hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Fee is bird sightings. Guests will keep their eyes peeled for con$90 centrations of birds such as storm-petrels, Isles of Shoals Adventure by Kayak shearwaters, gannets, jaegers, terns and Cruise from downtown Newburyport to phalaropes. the Isles of Shoals aboard the 48-foot cabin Meet on the boardwalk off Merrimack cruiser, the Erica Lee II. The Isles are located Street in downtown Newburyport. Wear approximately 12 miles off the New England rubber-soled shoes, a hat and sunglasses. coast and are partly in New Hampshire and Bring warm clothing, sunscreen and a partly in Maine. camera. Upon arrival at the Isles, participants can The tour dates are Monday, June 25, 10 a.m. choose to paddle around the mothership in to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 Gosport Harbor or head over to Smuttynose p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., SaturIsland or to Star Island for ice cream. The day, Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee per session is $45. Choose as many of these three independent sessions as you’d like. Subtract $10 per person for double kayak rental and $15 per person if you use your own kayak. Paddling time is three hours. Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Newburyport Whale Watch at 1-800-848-1111. Fees are adults $48, children ages 4 to 12, $33. Seniors receive a $5 discount. experience required; some stamina necessary. Paddling time is 3 1/2 hours with a 45-minute break for hot chocolate. Fee is $60

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Butterflies & Bugs Free-For-All

During the summer Joppa Flats raises caterpillars, and August is the best time to watch the butterfly and moth life cycle come alive. On Sunday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., see winged wonders like American ladies, swallowtails, monarchs and skippers. Learn about environmentally friendly lawn practices, how to attract birds and wildlife to your yard and smart practices for the home and garden. Visitors can take a guided nature walk, play games and complete some arts and crafts projects. This free program is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by adults. This is a rain-or-shine event. Imagine all the colors of sunset reflecting on the water as you paddle. Then comes the second act—a full moon’s spilled light like a sparkling pathway before you. Enjoy the waters around beautiful Newburyport at this lovely and peaceful time on Friday, Aug. 3, from 6:45 to 11:30 p.m. Experience Level is Beginner II — no

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Spend the day Sunday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. searching for migrating shorebirds along the extensive mudflats near the mouth of the Merrimack River, the saltmarshes in the Plum Island estuary and the salt pannes and impoundments on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The group will learn field identification, including physical characteristics, habitat preference and 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 Joppa Flats Education Center. Bring binoculars plus a lunch, drink, and snacks. JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo Registration is required. Fee A group from the Mass Audubon Center in Newburyport searches for birds at the Plum Island Wildlife Refuge. is $42.

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A sailboat sits at low tide in the Plum Island Basin.
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Liam Brophy and Jeremy Powers play on the rocks at Sandy Point on Plum Island.
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Plum island beaches a summertime delight
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 between 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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Numerous artists will play at Blue Ocean this summer
SALISBURY — Get up close to your favorite artists at Blue Ocean Music Hall this summer. Blue Ocean Music Hall is located at 4 Oceanfront North on Salisbury Beach. Table service including a limited menu and full selection of beverages is available; doors open 90 minutes before show times. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978462-5888 or online at www.BlueOceanHall. com. Additional shows are always being scheduled. Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Night Country with Jodie Cunningham and Fried Cactus Tickets $7; free line dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Night Country with Haywire Tickets $7; free line dance lesson At 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, 8 p.m. The Machine Reserved table seating; tickets $25 Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Night Country with the Shana Stack Band Tickets $7; free line dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 8 p.m. Jägermeister presents Randy Houser with Rick Monroe & Weston Burt General admission; tickets $25 Friday, June 22, 8 p.m. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Reserved table seating; tickets $25 Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m. Dave Mason Reserved table seating; tickets $48 Friday, July 13, 8 p.m. Third annual Buffett Beach Blast with Changes in Latitudes General admission; tickets $25; optional pre-show Tailgate Party 4 to 8 p.m., $15 per car Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m. Mickey Hart Band General admission; tickets $35 Friday, July 20, 8 p.m. The Stompers Reserved table seating; tickets $22.50 Friday, August 10, 8 p.m. The Pousette-Dart Band Reserved table seating; tickets $27.50 Sunday, August 12, 7 p.m. Little Feat General admission; tickets $32.50 Friday, August 24, 8 p.m. Farren Butcher Inc. presents Farrenheit Reserved table seating; tickets $27.50

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The flag at the Upper Deck on Salisbury Beach waves as people begin to arrive at the Sand and Sea Festival.

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Free music, art and fireworks return to Salisbury Beach
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Beach Center into an open-air gallery of art with the ocean as their backdrop. The Street Painting Festival is free and open to the public. There will also be a designated area for “little chalkers.”

SALISBURY — Visitors and vacation-goers to Salisbury Beach will find lots of entertainment and family activities this June, July and August. Summer at the beach wouldn’t be complete without the annual Sand and Sea Festival —which includes a new street painting competition this year — beach concerts, and weekly fireworks displays. The Stand Up Paddleboarding races return this year, as well as the Surf Music and Art Festival. For more information, visit www.beachfests.org.

Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1 The fun begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and continues all day and night, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Enjoy the sea and surf, ice cream and cotton candy, beach pizza and fried dough, arcades and more. Dine over the ocean, listen to live music on a giant oceanfront deck. Get your palm read. Play games on the Broadway Mall. Take a paddle board lesson with Zapstix. On Sunday, the festival will run from 11 Memorial Day Weekend Beach Bash a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27 The festival will have a new addition this The beach will mark the official kickoff to year — the first Sand and Sea Street Painting summer with live music, a Sports Surfari DJ Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dance Party and the return of Reggae Sun- and is sponsored by the Salisbury Beach day at Surfside5. Partnership. Using only chalk, artists with diverse talents will transform the streets of Salisbury
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Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series

Saturdays, May 26, June 2, June 30, July 14, August 4 (York, Maine) and Sept. 1, 10:15 a.m. Participate or check out the competition in the second annual Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series on Salisbury Beach presented by the Atlantic Paddle Boarding Association. Participants in this summer-long stand-up paddle board (SUP) race series will compete to win a $20,000 cash purse. The race categories include elite, adult recreational and youth. Visit www.atlanticpaddleassoc. org for more information. Competitors vie for weekly cash and product prizes, and The Revo Cup, offered by presenting sponsor Revo Eyewear, that will be awarded at the

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season’s final race. A cross between surfing and kayaking, standup paddle boarding (SUP) is the newest wave in ocean recreation.

Surf Music and Art Festival

Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, and July 15 This two-day festival is a celebration of summer and surf-inspired music, art, fashion and recreational ocean sports for all ages. The Surf Music and Art Fest will feature national and local musicians, artists and exhibitors who find their inspiration in the sea and surf culture. Activities will be held at SurfSide5, Blue Ocean Music Hall and on the beach. Visit www.beachfests.org for updates.

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Wednesdays, beginning June 28, 7 p.m. to midnight Celebrate the legacy of the 1960s surf scene at SurfSide5 on Salisbury Beach. No time machine is needed to get your go-go on in ’60s tradition with the sandy beach-infused sounds of the Northeast’s hippest live surf bands. The dance parties also feature a retro fix from the 16mm movie vault, go-go dancers and craft cocktails. Each week features a unique theme–from Lucille Ball to “Gilligan’s Island.” Prizes are awarded for the best themed outfits, or just dress to impress

People enjoy a Zumba aerobics class put on by Latitudes Gym at the Sand and Sea Festival on Salisbury Beach.
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For those who enjoy boating and fishing, the greater Newburyport area has a lot to offer. 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. FISHING The fish that draws thousands of anglers Anglers who prefer to fish from a boat to local shores is the striped bass, a large should check with local bait shops and fishgamefish that can be caught using bait or ing blogs for the latest reports on the hot tackle. Locally, the season heats up around spots. Mother’s Day, and gradually slows down as For those who prefer to head further out the fish migrate northward to cooler waters. to sea to catch deepwater fish, such as cod, Typically by mid-June the striped bass have there are numerous charter boat services moved on. available, among them Captain’s Fishing Within a few weeks, bluefish move in. Parties of Newburyport, Eastman’s in SeaThese notoriously aggressive game fish often brook and Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing in attack baitfish in “blitzes,” causing the water Hampton. to appear to boil with activity. A blitz is one The area is also rich with bait and tackle of the most exciting events a fisherman can shops, among them Kay’s Surfland on Plum experience. Island. In September, the waters begin to cool and the striped bass return, along with BOATING large numbers of bluefish and other species, If you own a boat or kayak, you are in including tuna. This is viewed by many fish- luck. There are two state boat ramps in the ermen as the best time of year to fish in local area with ample parking and easy-to-use waters. launch ramps. Cashman Park, off MerriFor anglers who prefer to fish from mac Street in Newburyport, is the busithe shoreline, there’s lots of places that est ramp in the state. Launching fees are have proved to be successful spots. Plum $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. Kayakers have more 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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A summer tradition since 1899, Amesbury Days will once again feature a lineup of events, activities and festivities sure to dazzle locals and visitors alike. The celebration kicks off June 23 and extends a dozen days before wrapping up July 4 with the annual Fourth of July fireworks from Woodsom Farm. This year’s committee, comprised of Kate Broughton, Don Meskie, Kimberly Czar, Frank Czar and Heidi Thompson, is promising several new attractions to complement Amesbury Days mainstays. An Amesbury Days Ale is even being brewed especially for the celebration. New events and details are regularly being added. Visit www. amesburydays.org for updates. Here are some highlights: FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Amesbury Days Eve, Main Street Congregational Church Strawberry Festival SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Amesbury Moves! Field Days, dawn to noon, Town Park Lake Gardner Classic Kayak and Canoe Race Home brewing workshop hosted by Cody Brewery and Riverwalk Brewery with preview of Amesbury Days Ale Grand Kickoff Event featuring the Essex Chamber Music Players and a “creative black tie” event and celebration of 225th anniversary of Millyard renovation SUNDAY, JUNE 24 Trivia Night in the Millyard MONDAY, JUNE 25-FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Chautauqua Tent: Expert howto demonstrations and hands-on presentations in Millyard MONDAY, JUNE 25 Theater in the Open performance Harriet Tubman historical reenactment by Chicago’s Historical Perspectives for Children TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Annual Senior Center cookout Millyard Concert WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Whole Music Teen Review in the Millyard THURSDAY, JUNE 28 Kids Day in the Park Kids Night in the Millyard FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Third annual Amesbury BrewFest Millyard Sock Hop SATURDAY, JUNE 30 Town-wide Yard Sales Downtown Bazaar The Amazing Amesbury Race Third annual Melting Pot Cook-off Kayaking on the Powow River Cars for a Cure Vintage Auto Exhibit Riverfront Dock Party, hosted by Larry’s Marina SUNDAY, JULY 1 JIM VAIkNORAS/Staff photo Firemen’s Muster at Woodsom Addie Mainville, 12, and Kaitlin Fairchild, 8, dance in their poodle Farm Rocky Hill Meeting House skirts at Amesbury Days’ Sock Concert Hop at the Al Capp Amphitheater The Spirithouse Band in last year. concert WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Chamber of Commerce Block Fireworks at Woodsom Farm Party

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Carriage Festival celebrates town history
Amesbury’s carriage-making legacy will be celebrated at the inaugural Amesbury Carriage Festival June 30 and July 1 at Bob-Lyn Stables, 91 Monroe St. Sponsored by the Amesbury Carriage Museum and Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs, the festival seeks to highlight Amesbury’s influential place in the nation’s carriage-making history. The festivities begin Saturday, June 30, with a “Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Southern Rail will perform, with beer provided by Amesbury’s Cody Brewing Co., and dinner served by American BBQ. An auction will also be held. Tickets $25; registration is required at amesburycarriagefest.com. On Sunday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a traditional driving demonstration featuring horse-drawn carriages; carriages and “horseless carriages” on display from private collections and Amesbury Carriage Museum; expert advice on restored and unrestored carriages; blacksmithing demonstration; and numerous vendors, including arts, crafts, local food growers and antiques dealers. Admission is free, Amesbury was at the forefront of carriage design and manufacturing in the 1800s and early 1900s. Dozens of manufacturers produced a wide range of carriages, with production peaking in the late 1800s as more than 14,000 carriages were shipped from Amesbury’s train depot. By the early 1900s, the emergence of the automobile gradually overtook the carriage industry. Amesbury’s carriagemakers produced many of the first automobile bodies, but the Great Depression of the 1930s shut down most of the town’s auto and carriage-related businesses.

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AMESBURY — The Musical Chairs World Championship will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of musical chairs ever played on Saturday, June 16, at Amesbury Sports Park. Organizers expect it will draw 10,000 participants, plus spectators, to the all-day event and festival that features not only a game of musical chairs with a $10,000 prize, but also an all-day festival featuring rides, games and musical entertainment. The Amesbury event is sanctioned by the World Musical Chairs Federation. Participants will also experience a variety of unusual activities, including globe riding — the sport of rolling down a very large hill in a giant inflatable sphere — mechanical bull riding and stunt bag jumping, the sport of diving off a scissor lift into an inflatable crash pad. Participants will receive a swag bag and a shot at being named the Best Musical Chairs Player in the World with a first prize of $10,000 and bragging rights. Food and beverages will be offered at the event. Musical Chairs World Championship is partnering with both local and national sponsors, including Best Fitness, the official training center of the MCWC. Tickets are currently available for participants aged 18 and older for $35 and are available at www.AmesbuSportsPark.net. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the sports park, 12 South Hunt Road. For more information, contact Fred Smith at 978- 337-8634 or Fred@SmithFestEvents.com.

Whittier Home offers tea parties, tours
AMESBURY — Spend an afternoon this summer at the home of poet and Civil War abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier. Whittier’s home at 86 Friend St. has been preserved as a museum and is open for tours and special events each summer. The 19th century poet lived in Amesbury for most of his life. The home is open for tours each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of October. Special tours can be arranged by calling 978-3881337. There is a minimal fee to take a tour. The Whittier Home Association has also set the date for two Old-fashioned Tea Parties in Whittier’s Victorian garden, which is behind the home. The teas will be held on Wednesday, July 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Rain dates are the following day. Guests can enjoy a menu of hot and cold teas, lemonade, assorted tea sandwiches and pastries. Light classical music will be performed from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 to attend, and reservations should be made by the Monday prior to the tea. To reserve a seat, call 978-388-1337 or go online to www.whittierhome.org. Whittier enthusiasts are also invited to an afternoon of poetry with the popular Tapestry of Voices in the garden on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. Presenters will take turns reading from a collection of Whittier’s poetry, including poets Harris Gardner and Rhina Espaillait. Refreshments will be served. The program is free, but donations are welcome. Proceeds from all activities are used to maintain the museum, a National Historic Site.

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PORTSMOUTH — A variety of authors, comics, concerts and cinema will visit The Music Hall in Portsmouth this June, July and August. “An increased population during the summer has led our curators to ramp up offerings of our signature series — with more Intimately Yours concerts, more authors in our two literary series and more comics,” Patricia Lynch, executive director and lead curator said in a statement. “And, we will be programming film during the summer on a monthly basis with the hottest ‘of-the-moment’ films, combined with the popular Film Matters.” For more information and to see updates to the schedule, visit http://www.themusichall.org/ An EVENING WITH BILLY BRAGG Saturday, June 30, 8 p.m., Historic Theater, tickets: $32, $26 Billy Bragg celebrates Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday by exploring and expanding the Guthrie song book. THE SWEETBACK SISTERS Friday, July 13, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $26, includes a house beverage A self-dubbed “renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky-tonk,” the group’s precise harmonies recall the best of country music. SUPER SECRET PROJECT Friday, July 20, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m, The Loft, tickets: $21; Saturday, July 21, 7 p.m, Super Secret Project returns with its “multi-media fused comedy rap showthingy,” featuring classics and their latest material.

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They have performed around the country and released a DVD titled “Dublin’ Over.” MISS RICHFIELD 1981 Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 7 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $35 This hysterical storyteller is winning over theater and cabaret audiences around the country with an interactive one-woman drag show featuring edgy one-on-one improv, a professionally trained singing voice and an athletic approach to physical comedy. PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND Friday, June 15, The Historic Theater, 8 p.m., tickets: $39, $33 Named for the venerable music venue in the heart of the French Quarter, the band has travSummer Cinema eled the world since the early ’60s perpetuatFresh new films weekly, all summer long, ing the art form of New Orleans jazz. NELLIE MCKAY (SOLO ) plus Film Matters and Wildcards. Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Summer Shows Loft , tickets: $33 This London singer-songwriter returns to IRISH COMEDY TOUR Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, 7:30 p.m. the Music Hall. JIM’s BIG EGO and 9 p.m., The Loft, tickets: $36 Tickets can be purchased at The Music The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmoFriday, June 29, 8 p.m., The Loft, tickets: Hall box office at 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, sphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a $18 includes one house beverage N.H., by phone at 603-436-2400, or online at boisterous, belly-laugh trio. The group includes Jim’s Big Ego has carved a unique place in www.themusichall.org. Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born the music world by rocking harder, fresher, Mike McCarthy, and Keith Aherne from Dublin. louder, sweeter and better than everyone else.
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In addition to ramping up its popular signature series programming in both the landmark Historic Theater on Congress Street and the chic, intimate Loft around the corner, The Music Hall is rolling out several new initiatives this summer: Members can now buy tickets first to newly announced shows on the first Saturdays of every month. First Saturdays for members will include not only exclusive ticket sales but also early-bird box office hours, merchandise discounts, curator talks and free historic tours every first Saturday of every month. On Saturday, July 14, the New Orleans band Vaud & The Villains will be performing. The Music Hall’s first Member’s Appreciation Concert, with $10 tickets for members (and normal-priced tickets for the general public). The Music Hall’s newest series, Innovation and Leadership Forums, will launch new programming this summer, beginning with a discussion/Q&A about technology and modern life called iDentity in an Apple World at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, prior to the 7:30 p.m. Kent Stephens’ Stage Force performance of “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” at The Loft.

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HAMPTON BEACH — From fantastic fireworks every week to 80 free summer concerts, Hampton Beach will keep you entertained all summer. Marvel at the “Masters of Sand Sculpting” in June, cheer on Miss Hampton Beach 2012 in July or wow the audience with your talent at the annual Hampton Beach Talent competition. The season will conclude with the famous Seafood Festival, which offers something for everyone.

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June 21 through June 23 The fun begins on Friday, June 15, when 300 tons of imported sand is dropped on Hampton Beach and the “Grady Bunch” gets to work. The entire area is illuminated for night viewing through July 8. Watch 15 masters of sand sculpture Universe compete for prize money. The awards ceremony is Saturday, June 23, 8 p.m. at the Seashell Stage. It will be followed by fireworks at 9:30

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Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes at the Sea Shell Stage. First prize, $500; second prize, $300; third prize, $200. Limited to vocalist in one of two categories. Junior category is up to age 18. Senior category is age 18 and older.

a fireworks display on Friday and Saturday nights at 8:15 p.m. Choose from favorites like lobster, shrimp and clams (steamed, broiled, barbecued or fried) or nonseafood items like the “Bloomin’ Onion” and fried ice cream. Continuous entertainment on three stages features some of the best local bands in the area, from blues to country, rock ’n’ roll and hampton beach seafood festival jazz. Sept. 7 to Sept. 9 Sample the flavors of the seacoast at New Admission is $5 each day. Children under England’s largest seaside festival. Over 50 age 12 are free of charge. For more informarestaurants join together to offer an exten- tion, visit http://www.hamptonbeachseafoodsive menu of seafood delicacies. Festivities festival.com/ include over 60 arts and crafts dealers, three stages of entertainment, children’s activities, 17 special fireworks displays a children’s center, street performers, a 200Sun., May 27 through Sat., Oct. 6 foot beer tent, sidewalk bargain sales and Every Wednesday night starting June

20 and holidays at 9:30 p.m. Rain day for Wednesday shoots will be the following Friday. Memorial Day weekend May 27, Saturday Sand Castle fireworks June 23, June 27, July 4 spectacular, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Labor Day weekend Sept. 2; Oct. 6 end of year fireworks

monday night movies on the beach

July 9 to Aug. 27, starting at dusk Free family entertainment under the stars. Weather permitting.

sea shell stage line up 2012 events

Sunday, May 27 to Monday, Sept. 3 Visit Hamptonbeach.org and click on the “calendar of events” page for listings.

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Ballroom brings rockers, comedians, country stars to Hampton
HAMPTON BEACH — The historic Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom is marking with a steady mix of rockers, comedians and country mega-stars — as well as some updates, based on a recent customer research survey. The venue has added “Gold Section” theater-style seating, side-stage video screens and a more interactive website. Customers will also see reduced Ticketmaster fees. Among the highlights this season: Comedians Jim Gaffigan, Lisa Lampanelli and Wanda Sykes mark the first comedy additions
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to the 2012 concert series. Country mega-star Darius Rucker will perform this year, as well as rockers Cinderella, who are celebrating 25 years in the business. Dweezil Zappa will return to host an evening of his father Frank’s compositions, and the legendary voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, will make his Ballroom debut. For tickets and information visit CasinoBallroom.com, Ticketmaster.com or call 603-9294100. Check back to the website often as new shows are added regularly.

thursday, may 31

Lindsey Buckingham Gold seating $40 Reserved seating $30 General admission $20

Wednesday, June 20
Gov’t Mule Advance tickets: $27 Day of show: $32

saturday, June 2

sunday, June 24

Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience: Dark Star Orchestra Advance tickets: $26 Day of show: $29

Happy Together Tour Gold seating: $60 Reserved seating: $40 General admission: $30

friday, June 29

saturday, June 9
The Cult Advance tickets: $29 Day of show: $32

Cinderella Advance tickets: $26 Day of show: $28

hampton beaCh sunday, July 1
Righteous Brothers Bill Medley Gold seating: $46 Reserved seating: $36 General admission: $20 Advance tickets: $20 Day of show: $23

thursday, July 26
Eddie Money Gold seating: $41 Reserved seating: $31 General admission: $24

friday, aug. 17

saturday, July 14

thursday, July 5
Tesla Advance tickets: $28 Day of show: $31

Bill Burr Gold seating: $39.50 Reserved seating: $39.50 General admission: $19.50

Comedian Wanda Sykes Gold seating: $58.50 Reserved seating: $48.50 General admission: $38.50

saturday, July 28

sunday, July 15

friday, July 6

Zappa Plays Zappa — “Accept No Substitutes” VIP Gold and signed poster: $80. Gold seating: $50. Reserved seating: $36. General admission: $22.

Bush Advance tickets: $26 Day of show: $29

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Gold seating: $59.50 Reserved seating: $49.50 General admission: $33.50

saturday, aug. 18

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Advance seating: $22 Day of show: $25

sunday, aug. 5

saturday, sept. 1

thursday, July 19

saturday, July 7

The Fab Four Beatles Tribute Band Gold seating: $36 Reserved seating: $30 General admission: $20

Brandi Carlile Gold seating: $39 Reserved seating: $34 General admission: $28

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias Gold seating: $54 Reserved seating: $42 General admission: $29.50

friday, aug. 10

thursday, sept. 6 friday, sept. 14

Badfish! A Tribute To Sublime Advance tickets: $18 Day of show: $23

saturday, July 21

thursday, July 12

Comedian Dennis Miller Gold seating: $69 Reserved seating: $59 General admission: $39

Lisa Lampanelli Gold seating: $68 Reserved seating: $52 General admission: $32

Joe Walsh Gold seating: $100 Reserved seating: $80 General admission: $50

Darius Rucker General Admission: $50 Charlie Daniels Band Gold seating: $50 Reserved seating: $40 General admission: $29

thursday, aug. 16

sunday, July 22

friday, July 13
The Wailers

KC & The Sunshine Band Gold seating: $48 Reserved seating: $41 General admission: $31

Roger Hodgson — The Legendary Voice/Composer of Supertramp Gold seating: $70 Reserved seating: $50 General admission: $30

saturday, sept. 29

Get Your Rock On Tour: Bret Michaels Advance seating: $36 Day of show: $39

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What to see & do



fairfield inn by marriott
“Helping the Environment.” Deluxe complimentary breakfast and high-speed Internet. New green tea decor. Convenient to interstates 95 and 495, Historic Newburyport, Plum Island, N.H. Seacoast. beverly
35 Clarks Road 978-388-3400 www.marriott.com/mhtfa

hg Webber antiQues
“Quality speaks for itself.” One of the oldest antique shops in New England. HG Webber Antiques offers generations of knowledge and experience in antiques and auctions. rowley
495 Lafayette Road, Route 1 603-926-3349 www.antiquesforyou.com

Fireworks explode over Newburyport behind the Unitarian Church on Pleasant Street.
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seabrook flea market
Now open Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Over 40 indoor spaces, AC, new year-round location. Men’s, women’s, kids’ footwear. TL Smoke Shop and Self Defense. Motorcycle, veterans, military, unique accessories, candles, clothing, jewelry, electronics, sunglasses and antiques.
920 Lafayette Road (next to Genetix) 978-380-0019 facebook.com/seabrookfleamarket

Cedarland family fun Center and amaZement
Family and fun! Two 18-hole mini-golf courses and 9 batting cages, AMAZEment Action Playcenter giant indoor play maze, rock climbing and birthday parties, Cedarland day camps and outings. seAbrook
931 Boston Road 978-521-7700 www.cedarland.net

riVerside CyCle
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.
50 Water St. 978-465-5566 www.riversidecycles.com

Captain’s fishing
Family owned and operated for over 39 years... Deep sea fishing — charters — sightseeing cruises — whale watching specialty cruises — half-day mackerel or blue fishing — Wednesday night fishing
10 82Nd St. 978-465-7733 www.captainsfishing.com

freedom boat Club
Our members enjoy unlimited use of our full fleet at both our Newburyport and Portsmouth locations, as well as reciprocal use to 58 other U.S. locations. This gives you a number of great boating options locally while also allowing you to explore new waters when you are traveling. nortH HAmpton
54R Merrimac St. 978-499-0899 www.freedomboatclub.com

Wylie ConferenCe Center
Situated in scenic Beverly on the North Shore, offering a tranquil retreat environment with direct access to beach. Featuring 92 single- and queen-bedded guest rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. Also new Fountain Cafe and Bar Restaurant.
295 Hale St. 978-867-1800 www.wyliecenter.com

salt marsh antiQues
For over a quarter century, Salt Marsh Antiques has been one of the region’s premier destination antiques shops. Over 6,000 square feet on three floors in a restored 1805 barn. “Antiques are not just furniture and we respect our customers’ taste and interest in quality antiques.”
224 Main St. 978-948-7139 www.saltmarshantiques.com


seabrook park


An ever-changing collection of fine art, jewelry, objects and whimsy. Representing over 50 emerging and established artists from the N.E. region and beyond. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Call for hours.

18 Liberty St. 978-463-7623 www.chameleonarts.com

Seabrook Park, The House of Action, with pert loWell Co., inC. Lane’s End simulcasting of Greyhound, thorough978-462-7409 bred and harness races from across the country. Charity poker with 3-card poker, www.pertlowell.com Custom wooden boats/wooden boat resblack jack, roulette and more. toration. Classic bronze and marine hardware. Mast hoops and wooden hardware. Authentic nautical furnishings. AUTOMOTIVE Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. newburyport or by appointment.

319 New Zealand Road 603-474-3065 www.seabrookpokerroom.com


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neWburyport art assoCiation
A cornerstone of the arts community since 1948. NAA offers year-round exhibitions, classes, workshops and education outreach programs. Gallery and gift shop open weekdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,1 to 5 p.m.
65 Water St. 978-465-8769 www.newburyportart.org

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Storey Avenue and Route 1 traffic circle www.clippercitycarwash.com

Providing one-hour and 21⁄2-hour boat tours of Newburyport Harbor and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. Tours leave at: 11 a.m.,1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

603-682-2293 Newburyport Waterfrontwww.harbortours.com



plaistoW poWersports
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.
107 Brimbal Ave. 603-612-1000 www.plaistowpowersports.com

bead CreatiVe
1 Lafayette Road unit 3 603-926-8844 www.nhbeadstore.com

Week 2: July 16-20

Week 3: July 23-27
BEACH BALLS (ages 3-5) BEACH BLAST (ages 6-12)

Week 4: July 20-Aug. 3

BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE CO. Spirals Welcomes Co-Artistic Directors of Bosoma Dance Company: Irada Djelassi and Katherine Hooper Robyn Silverman BALLET INSTRUCTOR ANN PELAEZ CHOREOGRAPHY 101 COMPANY AUDITIONS MAY 22 & 23

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A specialist in beaded jewelry instruction and supplies. Featuring over 400 class designs. Largest bead store on the East Coast



Master Classes: Shelbia Djelassi of BoSoma Dance Company 6-7:30 HIP HOP 7:30-9 CONTEMPORARY

amesbury skate sport shop
Sporting goods, Full service bicycle sales and service and other fun stuff. HAverHill
77 Macy St., Route 1 978-388-4544 www.amesburysport.com

EZ Pedaler is a bike shop delivering world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for rental or for purchase.
• ez pedaler electric bikes • Schwinn pedal bikes • EMAD electric skateboard • bicycle accessories

SHOWS Fridays! 10:40 12:40 2:40
spirals dance studios
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amesbury sports park
Big thrills! Big hills! Ride the Zorb, a giant hamster ball for humans! Two 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.
12 S. Hunt Road 978-388-5788 www.amesburysportspark.net


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• Clothing • Jewelry • Accessories • Shoes • New Hats
14 Pleasant Street • Newburyport, MA 978-463-3377

CyCle re CyCle


Bicycle sales and repairs. Parts and supplies. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment

263 Amesbury Line Road 978-372-0313

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All Day Fishing Cod and Haddock 8:00-4:30 Half Day Fishing 8-Noon & 1:30pm-5:30 Whale Watching 1:30pm-6:00 Night Fishing 6:30pm-8:30 Fireworks Cruise 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cocktail & Fireworks Cruises Every Wednesday Night - July & August Lobster Pound on site * Restaurant & Pub at Dock

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50 River Street, Seabrook Beach, NH

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Seabrook Beach on the south end of Hampton Bridge For more information and Reservations (603) 474-3461







Boards, Lessons Surf Camp Paddle Boards Clothing & More
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Points East Yankee Trader
Each office independently owned and operated. Exceptional beach homes in MA and NH in all price ranges. Call us or see everything at www.pointsne.com. 12 Ocean Boulevard Seabrook, NH 03874 603.474.1040 sail@pointsne.com

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What to see & do



blaCk CoW tap and grill
Waterfront deck and indoor dining. Fresh grilled fish and steaks. Extensive wine list/20 beers on tap. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted. Find us on Facebook.
54R Merrimac St. 978-499-8811 www.blackcowresturants.com


Welcome to Crave restaurant in beautiful downtown Amesbury. We offer a menu of delicious and freshly prepared dishes in a casual and cozy setting. We have an extensive wine list and several ice cold micro brews on tap.

32 Elm St. Rear 978-834-6388 www.cravefoodandwine.com

niCk’s piZZa

holloW Cafe

Serving Breakfast & Lunch since 1995. Changing things up with Expanded Hours, Dinner service, New Look & Fresh New Menu’s as well as Beer, Wine & Cocktails! FuNtastic Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood & a Variety of Spins on Nostalgic Comfort Foods. Look us up on Facebook or yelp. HAmpton

194 Main St. 978-388-5460 www.thehollowcafe.com

The combination of Nick’s tasty pizza crust, rich red sauce, blended cheese combinations and large selection of 26 tantalizing toppings has created a loyal following. Stop by Nick’s Pizza and treat yourself and your family to a savory and award-winning pizza today!

164 Merrimac St. 978-465-9853 www.nickspizzanewburyport.com

oregano piZZeria & ristorante
Serves 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.
16 Pleasant St. 978-462-5013 www.oreganopizzeria.com

galley hatCh

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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 and function room.

325 Lafayette Road, Route 1 603-926-6152 www.galleyhatch.com


7 Days & 7 Nights of Simulcasting of Thoroughbred, Harness & Greyhound Racing.
Doors open for Simulcasting at 11 am Daily

Monday thru Thursday from 3pm to Midnight Friday 1pm to Midnight, Saturday 11am to Midnight, Sunday noon to Midnight.

Route 107 off I-95 at Exit 1 Seabrook, NH (603) 474-3065 www.seabrookgreyhoundpark.com
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We are proud to be an authorized Organic Land Care dealer/applicator.

A Commitment to integrity We take this commitment seriously. When you hire a company to care for your property, you expect results, professionalism, and value. With the Go Green™ Organic Land Care System, you can be sure we will not let you down. The products we use are different from the chemicals used by the average lawn and land care company and give safe results.

patent pending turf care system that will create a beautiful lawn without the use of traditional and potentially dangerous lawn care methods.

orgAniC tree & shrub CAre The care of the plants around your home is something that you can’t ignore. Why would you choose to live a lifestyle that reduces the amount of chemicals in your home but continue to use toxic pesticides on your landscape? A conventional tree and shrub maintenance program is based almost exclusively on the application of chemicals. Our tree and shrub program is a holistic approach to improving your landscape. WhAt About Weeds?
Organic doesn’t mean you have to live with weeds and crabgrass. Our system includes the use of revolutionary new weed controls accepted under the strictest of organic standards. While it may be difficult to completely eradicate these pests from your lawn, we promise we will give you the most beautiful lawn that nature can provide!

to maintain top notch results while reducing the amount of chemicals and non-sustainable practices that are used in the care of your landscape. Your lawn and garden is a special place in your home. It should be safe for your family, pets, and the environment.

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• We will only use products acceptable under the strictest organic standards. We will NEVER use products derived from human or animal waste. Communication and education is key. We promise to keep you well informed.

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It used to be that the only way to control nuisance pests in your landscape was to use to toxic pesticides. The Go Green™ Organic Land Care Program can offer you the control of many insects around your home without causing harm to beneficial populations like ladybugs, earthworms, and bees.

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Holly O’Rourke of Windham rides Wall Street and Deb Gidding of Salem, N.H., rides Axel on Salisbury Beach.
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What to see & do
the grog
13 Middle St. 978-465-8008 www.thegrog.com

petey’s summertime seafood and bar
Full service bar. Take out or dine in! Live lobsters to ship anywhere! Open year round! Enjoy oceanview deck May to Sept. WE CATCH OUR OWN LOBSTERS! sAlisbury
1323 Ocean Blvd. 603-433-1937 www.peteys.com

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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! sAlisbury
168 Newburyport Turnpike 978-462-6000

Cash for gold

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.

Captain don’s lobster pound
We will pack your lobsters to travel home, lobsters cooked to go! Fresh steamers! Fresh and frozen bait: sea worms, mackerel, fresh clams, herring, live eels, chum, squid.
50 River St. (Seabrook docks) 603-474-3086 www.captdons.com

sagamore golf Center
“Celebrating 50 years of great N.H. 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! sAlisbury
22 North Road 603-964-8393 www.sagamoregolf.com

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

ZaC and ani’s bakery
An all-natural and vegan bakery in the heart of historical downtown Newburyport. We serve homemade artisan breads, sweet rolls, lunch items, two soups daily and an array of baked goods made fresh on site. We use all natural ingredients, no additives, no fillers, no artificial colors or flavors. We only use real ingredients and love. portsmoutH
9 Liberty St. 978-834-6865 www.zacandanisbread.com

mattress depot
Providing the Seacoast with a good night’s sleep for over 26 years. We sell comfortable mattresses, box springs, futons and bedding accessories. Quality furnishings at great prices. We’ll beat anybody’s price, even the N.H. stores. Someone you know has bought here.
122 Lafayette Road 978-465-5830 www.mattress-depot.com

the ChuCk Wagon
Open 7 days a week, 5:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $1.99 special — 1 egg, home fries, toast. Farmfresh eggs. Homemade muffins and home fries. Breakfast served all day. Starting June 1, we will be open until 4 p.m. seAbrook
50 Elm St. 978-358-8649

hodgies too
Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Phantom Gourmet gem! Homemade ice cream made daily on premises. Check us out on Facebook.
136 Rabbit Road 978-463-0214

eastman’s fishing fleet
PO Box 1301 South End of Hampton Bridge 603-474-3461 www.eastmansdocks.com

JurassiC mini-golf

broWn’s seabrook lobster pound
Route 286 603-474-3331 www.BrownsLobster.com

Fishing and whale watching — just south of the Hampton Bridge. Allday fishing/half day fishing/night fishing. Whale-watching, fireworks cruises, charters for all occasions and more!

”Where you and your family can play.” Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. 18 holes of award-winning “championship” mini-golf. Weekly open tournaments.

167 Elm St. 978-462-8534 www.rangewaygolf.com/salisburyminigolf


popoVers on the sQuare
8 Congress St. 603-431-1119 www.popoversonthesquare.com


mk Winston JeWelers
We understand that moments are meant to be celebrated. Let us help you choose the diamond you will cherish forever. We carry an extensive collection of fine jewelry and watches to complement any wardrobe.
11 State St. 978-462-2768 www.mkwinston.com

Vision max Cinema
Catch your summer blockbuster here at Vision Max. Save with our matinee discount before 6 p.m. 100 percent 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

A New England favorite since 1950. Eat your food over the water. April 15- Nov. Cafe menu, pastries, cakes, coffee and 15, open daily. Open Friday/Saturday/ espresso, gluten-free menu, wine, beer, Sunday and holidays from Novemberand spirits, tapas. Embracing the Europe- April. an philosophy of the freshest seasonal food. 2012 Best of NH Winner.
Billy Bragg 6/30

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Cherry bomb

Soups, salads, sandwiches, ice cream, Hawaiian ice, assorted candy, and now soft serve ice cream. Find us on Facebook.

2 Water St. 978-834-6018 www.cherrybombicecream.com


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Embracing the European philosophy of freshest seasonal food!

What to see & do

Miles Kressley of Gloucester uses one of the spotting scopes at the Mass Audubon Center on the Plum Island Turnpike to identify a bufflehead duck swimming on the Merrimack River.
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What to see & do



the musiC hall
Concerts, comics, cinema and celebrated authors — in two theaters! See our full summer schedule at www.themusichall.org seAbrook
28 Chestnut St. 603-436-2400 www.themusichall.org

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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. york
191⁄2 Washington Square 978-744-1692 www.SalemWitchMuseum.com

WeiChert realtors points
East Yankee Trader 12 Ocean Blvd. 603-474-1040 www.PointsNE.com

master mCgrath’s restaurant
”Where Good Folks Meet.” Hand-cut steak, freshest haddock anywhere, Bar-B-Que, salad bar, burgers and 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.
P0 Box 1579 603-474-3540

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museums of old york
Old york Antiques Show — July 21- 22. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview Party July 20 — meet the dealers and take advantage of the first opportunity to purchase antiques as you enjoy fine wine and hors d’oeuves.
207 York St. 207-363-4974 www.oldyork.org

HAmpton FAlls

alternatiVe energy

HAmpton beAcH


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 weatherresistant materials.

114 Lafayette Road 603-926-0388 www.alternativeenergyhearth.com

hampton beaCh
”World Class Events.” We have events for the whole family! Including: nightly Seashell Stage Entertainment, Master Sand Sculpting Competition, Hampton Beach Talent Show, Weekly Fireworks Displays, Children’s Festival Week and more!
Ocean Blvd. 603-926-1800 www.HamptonBeach.org

go green landsCaping inC
10 Crossing Drive 207-510-1550 www.gogreenlandscapinginc.com

ameriCan traditions
72 Lafayette Road 74 603-926-3007 www.americantraditionsinc.com

We start out by offering a complete “green” lawn and garden maintenance service, using only the sun to gen- Celebrating 40 years in business. Our design professionals erate power for our equipment. Our rates are very com- help you bring home furniture that will be part of your family’s memories and traditions for years to come. petitive since our fuel (the sun) is free.


J urassic Mini-Golf
(one coupon per customer)

• 18 Hole Mini-Golf Course • Richardsons Premium Ice Cream!!! • Fun For the Whole Family! • Dinosaurs, Waterfalls, Caves! • Have Your Party With US! • Birthdays & Corporate Events!

Come Try our New Gel Technology Mattress

Just over the Chain Bridge on Rt. 110

167 Elm Street Salisbury, MA 978-462-8534


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HamptonH S Beach N
The #1 rated U.S.A. beach just got better!
Completely updated facilities and Seashell Stage!




5 star rating
National Resources Defense Council "Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches" top 100 beaches water quality & safety.






Hampton Beach in top 5 beaches & top 10 resorts in USA.

For Tickets and Showtimes please visit our website at WWW.VISIONMAXCINEMA.COM or call 978-462-3030 & 978-465-7641
100% Digital Cinema Featuring Dolby Digital 3D & Dolby digital surround.
Located at 201 Elm Street in the same parking lot as Sylvan Street Grille

Presenting Sponsor: Gold Sponsor:
Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

Sea Shell Stage

12th Annual World Class Master Sand Sculpting Competition: $15,000 in prizes, June 21-22-23


June 1 & 2

• Over 80 Free Nightly Concerts • 17 Spectacular Fireworks Displays Every Wed. Night & Holidays • 12th Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition June 21-22-23 • Children’s Festival, Aug. 13-17 • Seafood Festival, Sept. 7-8-9

For FREE Travel Guide or to view our Beach Cam, visit www.hamptonbeach.org
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What to see & do
newburyport rye

What to see & do
Christine’s Crossing
Christine’s in Rye, N.H., known for its ever-changing, creative atmosphere — clothing, decorative accessories, art, furniture, antiques and more. Also visit our outlet on Route 1 in North Hampton. seAbrook
1000 Washington Road 603-964-6063 www.christinescrossing.com

port Candle

yankee fisherman’s CooperatiVe
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 Blvd. at Seabrook Beach.
Route 1A, Ocean Blvd. 603-474-9850 www.yankeefish.com





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soutH HAmpton

We offer affordable, unique and tasteful candles, accessories, gifts, glassware and more! The Port Candle offers an affordable and beautiful tradition for everyday living.

1 Merrimac St. Suite 3 978-961-1716 www.portcandle.com

Cinnamon rainboWs
Surfboards - wet suits — rentals — lessons — paddle boards — clothing — swimwear — accessories. Open year round nortH HAmpton
931 Ocean Blvd. 603-929-7467 www.crsurfco@yahoo.com

kat’s Clothing and Consignment
Clothing, jewelry, decor, home goods, video games, antiques ... and much, much more. MASTER TAROT READINGS AVAILABLE IN STORE. NOTARy PUBLIC ON SITE.
50 Elm St. 978-270-8837

laCey truCk

tannery/hall and moskoW
50 Water St. 978-465-7047 Tannerymarketplace.com


3d business sWeepstakes
14 New Zealand Road (across from McDonald’s) 603-760-2598 www.3dbusinesscenter.com

roCkingham eleCtriC supply
”Lighting up the Seacoast.” Northern New England’s largest lighting showroom. Visit The Lighting Center located just 15 minutes north of the boarder in tax-free New Hampshire.
437 Shattuck Way 603-436-7731 www.rockinghamelectric.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 surfboards and wet suits from O’Neill, Rip Curl, Lost, Stewart arriving daily. seAbrook beAcH
62 Lafayette Road 603-946-7714 www.surfnh.com


Find us on Facebook. Webkinz, Thomas, Playmobil, Knex, Lego, Klutz Books, craft kits, puzzles, games, books, gifts, yankee Candle and so much more.
25 Main St. 978-388-8070

We now cater to all your RV needs, from parts to accessories. Truck accessories, trailer and towing products, truck and automotive lighting, van shelving and storage, and cargo management products.

158 Elm St. 978-463-2883 laceytruckequipment.com

al gauron deep sea fishing and Whale WatChing
“A Family Business for Over 75 years.” Deep sea fishing and whale watching — all-day fishing — 1⁄2 day fishing — fireworks cruise — night fishing — charters for all occasions. Featuring two 90-foot and one 75-foot all-weather boats. Restaurant and Hampton Harbor Tackle Shop.
1 Ocean Blvd. State Pier 603-926-2469 algauron.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.
183 Whitehall Road 603-394-0600 www.jewelltownevineyards.com

The pretty things you want, the practical things you need, creative ways to express yourself, and fine foods to satisfy your appetite, all in one place. Free Wi-Fi. Play Sweepstakes Games $win prizes$ Farmers Market open every Sunday. Fol- Free to play. Open 7 days: 10 a.m.-close. Wi-Fi, free food, coffee low us on Facebook and Twitter. portsmoutH seAbrook beAcH

great bay spa/seleCtWood fireWorks oVer the border 275 Constitution Ave.
We invite you to browse through our vast selection of the world’s finest hot tubs, spas and more. We are one of the oldest, continually operated hot tub companies in the world!
603-436-8893 www.selectwood.com Route 286 (at junction 1A) 603-474-2663 www.fireworksusa.com


downtown portsmouth

bC essentials
47 Pleasant St. 781-983-0304 www.bcessentials.com

Zapstix surf shop
We have a full selection of the top brands including but not limited to: O’Neill, Quicksilver, Roxy, Dakine, Vans, Bing Surfboards, Jacobs Surfboards and Rip Curl. And so much more! We offer surf and paddle lessons.
194 Ocean Blvd. 603-474-7873 www.zapstixsurf.com

Fireworks Over The Boarder offers the largest selection of fireworks on the sea- We provide natural products to promote health and well-being with the use of escoast! Always 50 percent off. Customsential oils. BC Essentials has expanded ized display kits are available. its product line from blended oils to bath salts, sugar scrubs, body lotions, eye pillows and aromatherapy favors.



Our Newest Addition to Galley Hatch
KAFE KAY’S OPEN~ / m W ~NOdays 6:30 aam
Kay’s Kafé featuring breakfast, coffeehouse selections, and outdoor patio seating.

Week ends 8:00 Week

325 Lafayette Road (Route 1) Hampton 603-926-6152 | GalleyHatch.com
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Bridge to Salisbury and New Hampshire

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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

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

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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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We now deliver to Newburyport, Plum Island, and parts of Newbury and Salisbury!!


“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

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.

For extra savings, mention these coupons when ordering and present to cashier or delivery person. Delivery charge NOT included.


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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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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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Best Bar North of Boston


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