, Newburyport, MA

August 22, 2013

Newburyport News in Brief

Newburyport Daily News

---- — IC School class of ’63 seeks members

Immaculate Conception Grammar School, class of 1963, will be holding their 50th reunion on Oct. 12 and are looking for the following people:

John Burke, Carmen Carbone, Robert Comora, Raylene Connors, Robert Cusack, Richard Doyle, Robert Dumas, Francis Finneran, Patricia Gallagher, Peter Genna, Ellen Jones, Kevin Kelleher, Michael King, Jean LaValley, Tommy Lyons, Laurie Newton, Adrian Roux, Derek Russell, Mike Rymsha, Eileen Walsh, Robert Walsh and Carl Wright.

Email responses to Tommie Gibbons at

50th reunion set

Newburyport High School class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th reunion with a September weekend of events. Friday evening, Sept. 20, we will tour the Newburyport Brewery. Saturday morning, Sept. 21, we are offering a tour of Newburyport High School. Saturday evening, Sept. 21, will be the “Main Event” reunion celebration upstairs at the Mission Oak Grille. Sunday morning, Sept. 22, there will be a brunch at the Riverside Cafe. Members of the Class of ’63 and others interested in attending are invited to contact the committee for details.

Exchange Club selling flags

The Exchange Club of Greater Newburyport’s “Field of Honor” tent will be set up in Market Square on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the sale of American flags to be installed on the Bartlet Mall during the week preceding Sept. 11 to honor those who have served as fire, police, EMT or military personnel. Flags, which may be dedicated to individuals of the purchaser’s choice, cost $40. They may be picked up at the end of display week. Funds from the event go towards the club’s community service programs, college scholarships or support of the Michael B. Christensen Community and Family Support Center, the child abuse prevention program of the Merrimack Valley Exchange Clubs. The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Starboard Galley.

Open Mic Night Sept. 5 at PI Coffee Roasters

Merrimac Mic is a new, weekly, open mic night for the written and spoken word, organized by Isabell VanMerlin and the Newburyport Public Library and hosted by Plum Island Coffee Roasters.

Show up at the Plum Island Coffee Roasters on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m, to sign up for a 5-minute slot during the Gala First Night. The performances will begin at 7:30. The program will include Blaine Hebbel, political activist and poet, as the featured speaker.

No experience is necessary and there no age limit for participants to sign up for a slot at the microphone. Poets, writers and storytellers are welcome.

Class of ’59 brunch on Sept. 15

The Newburyport High Class of 1959 will accept reservations for the class brunch at the Old Salt in Hampton, N.H., on Sunday, Sept. 15, until Sept. 1. Please send replies to Richard Doyle in Hampton by that date.

Yoga to resume Sept. 12 at Salvation Army

On Thursday, Sep. 12, the Newburyport Salvation Army will once again begin the 6:30 p.m. yoga class. All are invited; beginners welcome. This will be a one-hour strech and relaxation class with simple yoga postures and time for Christian, silent prayer. The Army has a new space with laminate flooring at the 40 Water St. location. Bring a padded yoga mat or an exercise pad, a long belt or tie for stretching, and a small accent pillow to sit on. Class is free but cash donations to the food pantry for personal care items are accepted. Call Donna for more information at 978-465-0883, ext. 12.