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June 17, 2014

Newburyport News in Brief

Ribbon-cutting today for Aurora Ballroom Dance Studio

A special ribbon-cutting with Aurora Ballroom Dance Studio in Salisbury will be held today at 4 p.m. at the studio at 141 Bridge Road, Salisbury. Aurora is a ballroom dance studio providing instruction in all styles of ballroom and Latin dancing. They offer private lessons, group classes, social dance parties, dance fitness and more. Wedding dance preparation and competitions.

Edible Arrangements ribbon-cutting Thursday

Edible Arrangements, now under new ownership, will hold a ribbon-cutting on Thursday at 4 p.m., 75 Water St., in the Tannery. New owners are Candi and Michael Connors.

Stop by for complimentary fruit, smoothies, a bite of gourmet chocolate dipped in fruit.

Commission on Disabilities seeking members

The City of Newburyport’s Commission on Disabilities is currently recruiting new members. The commission is searching for individuals with disabilities or individuals with family members who have a disability. The commission meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month in the police station conference room. The meetings last no longer than an hour.

For more information, contact the city’s ADA coordinator by calling City Hall or email

Retired Readers Club

The Council on Aging Retired Readers book club meets at the Newburyport Public Library on State Street on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:45 p.m. in the first floor Director’s Room. The group meets for an hour.

Expanded recycling program benefits library

The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library announces an expanded recycling fundraising program. The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library has successfully raised hundreds of dollars for much-needed programs and services by recycling cellphones that no longer work properly or are needed.

The collection continues and has expanded to include iPads and iPods. Every item turned in for recycling earns something for the Friends and all parts are recycled regardless of age or condition.

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