, Newburyport, MA


July 11, 2013

The Lookout: Saltbox Gallery artists bring work to Plum Island


Photography inspired by salt marsh

Black-and-white photographs by Randy Radke are currently on display and for sale at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

The pictures, taken around Plum Island, were inspired by the North Shore’s Great Marsh. Prices range from $10 to $45.

The photos are on tables in the classroom at the refuge headquarters, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.

New and old Irish tunes at Central Church

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra is performing tonight at 7:30 at the Central Congregational Church in Newburyport.

The group of 10-14 harpers from Maine to Massachusetts will be joined by button accordion player Tommy Sheridan. The orchestra plays both traditional and contemporary Irish tunes, combined with some dance, song and storytelling.

Tickets are $8 and $12. Proceeds will help fund the orchestra’s upcoming trip to Ireland to perform at the University of Limerick’s celebration of the anniversary of Brian Boru, high king of Ireland.

The church is located at 14 Titcomb St. For more information, visit or

Ham and bean supper in Newburyport

A “Back to the Bean” supper will be held Saturday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Bethany Masonic Lodge in Newburyport.

Dinner will include ham, hot dogs, three kinds of beans, potato salad, coleslaw, drinks and desserts, as well as Greek appetizers, the theme dish of the month.

Paul Rogers and Good Company will play smooth jazz to accompany the meal.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. However, if the Red Sox win tomorrow, kids will eat for free.

The lodge is located at 31 Green St.

Photographer’s work on display at bank

Photographs by Brooke Whicher are on display through July 28 at The Provident Bank’s Newburyport branch in an exhibit titled “Keep Calm and Sparkle On!”

An artist’s reception will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7 at the bank, 66 Storey Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

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