, Newburyport, MA


September 12, 2013

The Lookout: Longtime Newburyport educator kicks off author series


Healing market features authors

Two local authors will sign and sell their books at the next Newburyport Healing Arts and Crafts Market, scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society.

Susan Paradis of Merrimac has illustrated 20 books for kids, four of which she wrote. Her stories encourage children to open up about their problems.

Elissa Al-Chokhachy of Amesbury is a hospice nurse who write books for both adults and children on healing from loss and grief.

The free event will also feature Reiki healing, intuitive readings, massage and a variety of products for sale.

The church is located at 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. For more information, visit

Youths invited to audition for choir

Auditions for the Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, in Ipswich.

The choir is open to all youths ages 10 through high school and is tuition-free. Members must attend scheduled rehearsals and concerts.

Auditions start at 3:30 p.m. at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., and will be followed by the first rehearsal of the season.

For more information, call 978-356-4713 or 978-468-2841 or email

Event offers cooking tips and tricks

A cooking demonstration and lesson will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Jewett Farms + Co. in Newburyport.

Local chef Sean Ryan will share his recipe for pasta Bolognese, made with ingredients from Newbury’s Tendercrop Farm. He will be joined in the kitchen by special guest Christine Passarella, who lives in New York City and honed her skills at Todd English’s Olives.

The cost is $25 per person, which includes taste sampling, wine and a recipe card to take home. To sign up, call 978-387-5996 or email

Jewett Farms’ showroom is located at 58 Merrimac St.

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