, Newburyport, MA

March 28, 2014

Rowley News in Brief

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Full-day kindergarten applications due

The deadline to apply for full-day kindergarten at Newbury Elementary School, Pine Grove School and Salisbury Elementary School is Tuesday, April 1. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. Application and enrollment information is available on the Triton Regional School district web site at

Free parent presentation

Triton Middle School will host a presentation for parents on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Triton Regional High School auditorium. School officials have compiled a panel of professionals in three areas of expertise: concerns about transition; Internet safety and awareness; and anxiety in teens. These issues will be presented, followed by a question-and-answer session. All parents/guardians of pre-teens and teenagers are welcome.

‘Gardening is Murder’ with Neal Sanders

Get ready for gardening as Neal Sanders starts us off with a humorous and informative horticulture talk, “Gardening is Murder” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rowley Public Library. The unique focus of this program is on gardening from a husband’s perspective, so this is something that both men and women will really enjoy.

‘Recipes and Remembrances’ cookbook on sale

The program fundraising committee of the Rowley Historical Society announces that the cookbook, “Recipes and Remembrances” is now on sale. The cookbook is complete with the local favorites passed down from generations of Rowley residents through family, friends and neighbors.

More than 225 recipes, little stories and remembrances from Rowley and all over the country and are included.

It is the third cookbook that the Historical Society has sponsored, and arrives in time for the town’s 375th celebration. It is a fundraising endeavor to benefit the Rowley Historical Society’s 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House, its upkeep, repairs and historically correct new undertakings.

To purchase a copy of “Recipes and Remembrances” for $15, visit the town clerk’s office or call 978-948-5054.

Volunteer needed for Meals on Wheels

The town’s Meals on Wheels program is in need of a volunteer driver for Friday morning deliveries. The driver will spend about three hours delivering 18 to 20 meals to housebound seniors. A stipend is given for gas. Volunteers can work every other week, but must have a car and a valid license. CORI checks are required.

Call the Rowley Council on Aging at 978-948-7637 and ask for Mary Mighill.

Library expands museum pass offerings

Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Rowley Library and the Rowley Cultural Council, the Rowley Library was able to purchase additional memberships to regional cultural attractions this year. This allows anyone with a library card to check out a pass for discounted admission to the Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Zoo New England, good at both the Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. With the pass, admission ranges from $2 to $5 per person, depending on the institution. The library will also offer the Free State Parks Parking Pass again this year. Call 978-948-2850 for more information or to make a reservation before your next day trip. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rowley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.