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January 29, 2013

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She arrived in New England after finishing three years of residency in podiatric medicine and surgery, including serving veterans for two years at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Ribbon cutting

at Ivy Lane

Ivy Lane at 31R Pleasant St. in downtown Newburyport will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony tomorrow at 4 p.m. The home furnishings and décor shop owned by Cheryl Judge and Jennifer Wilkins opened in the fall and features industrial, primitive and European antiques and vintage finds along with new eclectic home décor furnishings and accessories, gourmet chocolates, textiles, garden treasures, jewelry, beauty products and more. Ivy Lane also carries CeCe Caldwell paints and offers a variety of painting workshops. Wine and cheese will be served and the first 20 guests will receive a free gift. Mayor Donna Holaday and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be on hand for the event. For more information, visit Ivy Lane on Facebook at www.ivylanenewburyport/ To register, call the chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit

North Shore Language Center adding Italian

North Shore Language Center on Bridge Road in Salisbury is adding an adult beginner Italian class to its schedule. The center, which opened in September, already offers a variety of foreign language classes, including Spanish, French and Mandarin. The goal of owners Mariana Lynch and Jennifer McCormick is to bring a vibrant excitement about learning foreign language to the area. Their experienced team of native and bilingual educators offers 45-minute programs daily that incorporate music and movement into the curriculum. Visit for more information.

Provident Bank announces promotions

Charlie Cullen, president and CEO of The Provident Bank, has announced nine recent promotions.

Gary Coltin, who joined Provident Bank in 2008 with more than 30 years of banking industry experience, was named executive vice president of retail banking, marketing and public relations.

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