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March 21, 2014

amesbury news in brief

Amesbury Genealogy Club

Amesbury Genealogy Club will meet on Monday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. in the Amesbury Room of the Amesbury Public Library. The guest speaker will be Martha Clark from the Massachusetts State Archives.

For more information, contact Margie Walker at 978-388-8148 or

Whittier Home dinner meeting April 3

The Whittier Home Association of Amesbury will hold a Dinner Meeting on Thursday, April 3, at Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore.

Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Donation of $16 per dinner is requested as well as advance reservations by calling 978-388-1337. The deadline to reserve tickets is March 25. Two-thirds of the cost of each ticket supports Union Church to help maintain their historic structure.

Following dinner, the group will move into the church sanctuary for a brief business meeting and a program by Peter E. Randall, photographer, book publisher and filmmaker. Randall recently completed a new documentary featuring Celia Thaxter’s garden on Appledore Island, off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine.

Nineteenth-century Isles of Shoals poet and author Celia Thaxter was known for her imaginative Victorian island garden. John Greenleaf Whittier was among her close friends visitng her parlour for many a summer, encouraging her writing career.

The program at 7 pm. in the church is open to all. A freewill donation is requested.

Lions Club holds recycling day

The Amesbury Lions Club will hold a Community Recycle Day on Saturday, April 26, at 23 Noel St. from 9 a.m. to noon. Discounts will be available for senior citizens and disabled adults.

The Lions will also collect nonperishable food items and toiletry items for distribution by Our Neighbors’ Table food pantry.

Call 978-388-0327 or go to April 26 on the calendar of events at for more information or to request a pick-up.

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