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April 3, 2014

The Lookout: Local illustrator celebrates ‘monster’ release

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Additionally, Saposnek will host “Coffee & Conversation” on April 17 at 9 a.m. at Chococoa Baking Co. in Newburyport’s Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St. Saposnek, a Beautycounter consultant, will discuss how to get safe products into everyone’s hands and how to make informed decisions when choosing products.

Exhibit features scenes from India

Recent work by local photographer Ben Staples is on display through the month of April at the First Religious Society in Newburyport.

The exhibit will feature pictures of religious sites taken during Staples’ recent trip to India. Staples has been taking photos for 40 years.

Free admission to the exhibit is available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lower meetinghouse, 26 Pleasant St.

Information sought on Henry Short

Descendants of Henry Short are gathering information for a genealogy project and family reunion.

Short came to New England on the Mary & John in 1634 and settled in Newbury. The Short family is known for its involvement in the early Coast Guard and fishing industry in Greater Newburyport.

Anyone with photos, memorabilia or family stories is asked to contact Kathy Kodwyck at 978-792-5772. The next planning meeting is set for April 22.

Music on tap at downtown eateries

17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Artty Raynes and LJ Francoeur of Long Gone tomorrow and Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler on Saturday.

Raynes and Francoeur are a husband-wife duo who will play Americana, country and bluegrass tunes.

Levine performs a blend of folk, Americana, pop and country. Her music has been played on folk and Americana radio worldwide. Kwartler’s folk songs have been featured on TV shows such as “CSI,” “The Young and the Restless,” “All my Children” and “Dark Blue.”

Both shows are from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the downtown Newburyport restaurant.

Acoustic guitarist and singer Dan Kirouac will take the stage tomorrow at 8 p.m. at David’s Tavern in Newburyport.

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