, Newburyport, MA

February 8, 2013

Johnson hangs artwork at Port cafe

The Lookout
Katie Lovett

---- — Amesbury artist and former Newburyport school teacher Christine Molitor Johnson is hanging a collection of her paintings at Newburyport’s Chococoa Baking Company during the months of February and March.

In her show, the Newburyport native highlights some of her favorite local places from Plum Island and Point Shore to the Newbury marshes and the Atlantic surf.

Chococoa Baking Company is located in the Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill No. 1.

Breakfast at the Moose on Sunday

The Women of the Moose Lodge will host a breakfast buffet for the public on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a menu of scrambled, fried or omelet eggs, pancakes, French toast and side dishes. Admission is $6 per person. The Moose Lodge is located at 34 Broad St., Merrimac.

Call for dancers

Local Sacred Circle dancers are also joining in the global One Billion Rising event on Valentine’s Day.

Women and men are invited to participate in “The Dance of 100 Women,” a sacred circle dance and vigil on Feb. 14 from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in Newburyport.

Led by instructor Ellen Kennedy, participants will gather at the Masonic Hall on Green Street at 5:15 for a dance and blessing of the candles. Meg Rayne will lead the crowd in music and song. The group will then walk to Market Square where they will perform a circle dance and light the candles following a quiet moment of reflection.

The program will be dedicated to the memory of local teachers Nikki Staszewski and Evie Spodnik, who were both members of the Sacred Circle Dance community whose lives ended in acts of domestic violence, and to all victims of domestic violence, Kennedy said.

For more information, contact Ellen Kennedy at 978-388-8604 or by email at


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