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October 17, 2013

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


Two shuttle buses will be available to take visitors between Hawkswood on Main Street to Bartlett’s Reach off Pleasant Valley Road, stopping at the homes along the way. Boxed lunches will be available for sale at Union Church, 350 Main St.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased on the day of the tour at the church or Lowell’s Boat Shop, 459 Main St.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 978-388-6591 or visit

‘Art in Season’ at Amesbury bank

Artwork highlighting the autumn, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons is on display through December at The Provident Bank in Amesbury.

“Art in Season” features pieces by artists from The North Shore Atelier, an Amesbury-based studio founded by Lully Schwartz.

The art is on display at 5 Market St. and at the branch on the corner of Route 110 and Main Street.

For more information, call 978-834-8527 or visit

Coffee shop hosting open mikes

A new, weekly open mike called Merrimac Mic is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

Poets, writers and storytellers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for five minutes at the microphone. No experience is necessary.

Featured speakers will present from 7:30 to 8 and include longtime Toastmaster David Ennamorati tonight, poet Tom Miller on Oct. 24 and murder-mystery writer Edith Maxwell on Oct. 31. Ennamorati poetically retells stories from the Bible.

The coffee shop is located at 54R Merrimac St., Newburyport. For more information, call 978-465-4428 or email

Author to share family’s stories from WWII

One family’s real experiences in Latvia, Poland and Germany during World War II will be the focus of a book presentation and signing tonight at the Emma Andrews Library.

Marina Dutzmann Kirsch spent eight years researching and writing “Flight of Remembrance: A World War II Memoir of Love and Survival.” The main protagonists are her parents, Rolf Dutzmann and Lilo Wassull, who now live in Brentwood, N.H., and sometimes accompany Kirsch to her presentations. In 1939, Dutzmann was a Latvian aeronautical engineering student forced to flee his homeland for Germany, where he met Wassull and began a romance that survived a number of catastrophic circumstances.

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