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October 17, 2013

The Lookout: Stroll through downtown on year’s last ArtWalk


Halloween party tickets available

Tickets are on sale now for an adults-only Halloween party planned for Friday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

The Historical Society of Old Newbury’s annual Halloween Haunting features card and palm readers, a spooky hayride and the first Celebrity Apple Bobbing Contest.

Tickets are $25 for the rain-or-shine event, which sold out last year. For reservations or more information, call 978-462-2681 or visit

Pitching in for two great causes

A day of vintage baseball at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury on Saturday will raise money for breast cancer research and art education.

Hosted by the Essex Base Ball Organization, Jan’s Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts will start at 10 a.m. and feature four games between teams based in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Vintage baseball is played by 1864 rules, with wooden bats, authentic “lemon peel” baseballs and no gloves.

During and after the games, guests can sample food from local eateries, listen to live music and Joe Mac DJ, and enjoy beer from Ipswich Ale and wine from Mill River Winery. Tom Zappala of Merrimac will also be there to sell his new book, “The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball’s Prized Players.”

The event honors Janice Sheehy, who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year. She was an art teacher in Lawrence and the mother of Brian Sheehy, president of the Essex Base Ball Organization, and Chris Sheehy, captain of the Lowell Base Ball Club.

Proceeds will be split between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Janice Sheehy Art Fund, established to help Arlington Middle School in Lawrence hold an art show and provide scholarships for art lessons.

For more information, visit or email

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