Monthly Archives: September 2012

His Death Anniversary marks our Rebirth as a Nation

Our only international heritage site in the city, the Old South Church, just completed an historical reenactment service.       Usually, the Rev. George Whitefield, dressed up in his properly-powdered wig, would arrive to present one of his fiery sermons. But not … Continue reading

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Don’t miss it this time!

The Powder House had its grand opening at 10:00 A.M. on September 20th.     Unless you’re retired, work nightshift, or worse, unemployed; the chances are you missed it. Well, tomorrow will be an excellent chance to inspect the Powder House inside … Continue reading

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Trails & Sails’ Events are Free!

One of the things that make Trails & Sails events so alluring is the free factor.       In these tight times with the dollar devaluing and gas prices rising; it is nice to know that a whole range of activities on … Continue reading

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We must get the entire city on board!

Recently, a realtor was bemoaning the drop in property values in Boxford; it is all too often a sad reality that a house must be sold at drastically reduced prices in the region.     In fact, this has become a national … Continue reading

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A Little Reminder

Courage. “What makes a King out of a slave? Courage. What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?What makes the muskrat guard his musk? … Continue reading

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Agree to disagree but do it respectfully!

No, we don’t burn down the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken place nor do we attempt to kill or maim someone else because they don’t hold our particular viewpoint. But lately, there has been a stilting of freedom in America as … Continue reading

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Yeah for the Daily Snooze!!!

After all the abuse I’ve given them – I am so thankful they can’t help themselves. They have failed to report that the LHD is going to be submitted to City Council. Let them rather scare the wits out of … Continue reading

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What a Week!

Seems like momentous things come in bunches and this last week was a good example of it. First came the visit by the historian from National Landmarks, then came the dedication of the new Powder House Memorial Park and then … Continue reading

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Appreciating Amesbury-Newburyport

  It was such a full day that I feel like blathering tonight. No facts, no study, no research – just my impressions. I have been working in Haverhill for the last few months.      And what I see around that … Continue reading

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Trails & Sails–Showing off Newburyport

Don’t forget that we will be having a lot of visitors coming in the next two weekends.     Along with whatever is also being planned around our city, fresh eyes will be coming to Newburyport.      Every time the Chamber or other … Continue reading

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