, Newburyport, MA

February 4, 2013

Smoking hot chili sought for cook-off

Rowley Town Notebook, Michelle Pelletier Marshall
Newburyport Daily News

---- — So you think you can cook? How’s your chili recipe? Take a chance on being the best by cooking up your hottest batch for the 11th annual “Some Like it Hot!” Chili Cook-off, which will be held Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield.

Contestants may enter in one of three categories: red chili, green chili or meatless chili. Entries will be judged by five local celebrities.

This family event includes craft activities for kids from 5:30 to 7 p.m., along with raffle and door prizes. Scott Bernier and The Three Amigos Trio will perform. It’s not only chili on the menu either. Cornbread, hot dogs, vegetables, desserts and an assortment of drinks, including beer and wine, will be available.

Those who wish to enter the contest, which is sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Rowley Public Library, can download the entry form and rules at The deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 28. For more information on the Chili Cook-Off, contact Janet Peabody at or send an email to


The Triton Regional School Committee will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school library.


Pine Grove School students will perform the “Princess and the Magic Pea” on Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m. at Triton Regional High School. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for premium seating. Contact Amber Quigley with questions at or 978-471-9032.


Triton Regional High School senior Justin Kelley of Newbury has been accepted to the All-State Jazz Band, designating him as one of the top 15 trumpet players in the state.

“This is the first time in several years that we have had a student make it to this level, and possibly the first time in our history that we’ve had a student make the All-State Jazz Band, which is the most selective state group,” said Sue Densmore, Triton Arts program coordinator. “Justin is a well-rounded musician who has an innate musicality that allows him to play beyond just capturing the music. When he plays, he speaks to people.”

Kelley also plays guitar and snare drum and writes music. He’ll also be participating in this year’s school musical, “Anything Goes.”

Kelley will attend the All-State Festival Feb. 28 through March 1 at the World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel in Boston. He also will perform in the All-State Concert at Symphony Hall in Boston.


Michelle Pelletier Marshall covers Rowley for The Daily News. She can be reached at