It's not too early to make plans to laugh during a fun night out. A St. Patrick's Day Comedy Night and Dinner Dance will be held at St. Mary's Church on Main Street on Saturday, March 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. with dancing until midnight. Along with dinner and dancing, the night includes laughs provided by Rowley's own Jeanne Sullivan-Toomey, along with Ellen Moschetto, Dave Russo and Tony Moschetto, all of whom have traveled the country and some the world, providing comic relief to many.
Tickets for this charity fundraiser, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, are $35 and include a boiled dinner buffet and dessert, the comedy show at 7 p.m., and dancing to music provided by DJ Chrissy B from Dance Music Express.
Tickets are available now at St. Mary's Church, Jimmy K's in Georgetown and the Rowley Pharmacy.
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Residents are invited to a public meeting of selectmen from all three Triton district towns Wednesday to discuss the preliminary $35.9 million budget that has been approved by the Triton Regional School Committee.
The budget includes increased contributions from the state, which, when coupled with the minimum assessments from the school, mean total assessments for the three towns of: $7,927,099, or a 6.21 percent increase for Rowley; $9,104,586, or a 3.71 percent increase for Newbury; and $9,403,600, or a 5.21 percent increase for Salisbury. There has been mention of overrides in all three towns.
The meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m., will be held at Rowley Town Hall on Main Street.
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Don't forget the public library when looking for children's activities during school break this week. Back by popular demand on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. is a special performance entitled "Big Ryan's Tall Tales." Big Ryan has been telling stories for more than 11 years with a show that features original stories, puppet play, music and movement and a whole lot of fun! All ages are welcome. Contact the library at 978-948-2850 for more details about this and other programs at the library for vacation week.
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The town has recently refinanced some debt — over $2 million in bonds — with Bosc Inc. The 1.23 percent interest rate secured will save the town $314,916 over the life of the bonds, all of which mature between 2013 and 2024.
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If you're ready to join the Rowley library book club, pick up the Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel, "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara. The book club discussion will be on Thursday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. All are welcome.
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It was announced last week that Archie's Route 1 Cafe would be moving into the downtown building on the corners of Main and Church Streets, that is currently being remodeled by Infiniti construction. The name of the new café© will be Archie's Route 1A Cafe.
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Michelle Pelletier Marshall reports on the town of Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.