, Newburyport, MA

April 25, 2014

Newbury News in brief

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Fundraiser April 28 for Equine Rescue

Newbury Equine Rescue is holding a fundraiser on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at Glenn’s Restaurant and Cool Bar, 44 Merrimac St., Newburyport. The fundraiser will feature the musical talents of Michelle Willson and Justin Quinn. A silent auction is planned, and a buffet and cash bar will be available. The nonprofit organization, nicknamed Second Chance, was started by Julie Price, who has been rescuing horses for many years, saving them from euthanization. She currently has five rescue racehorses. Price is planning to use proceeds from the fundraiser for horse barn repair at her High Road farm in Newbury and for medical bills and feed for the horses. A $50 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call Price at 978-465-0074.

Gun violence talk May 3

Local members of the Mass. chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America from the North Shore area are organizing to support state and federal initiatives aimed at reducing gun violence.

As part of this effort they will be hosting a screening of the film Living for 32, story of a survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at the Newbury Library on Lunt Street, Byfield.

Following the film a discussion will be led by Moms Demand Action North Shore leaders, building on the message of the film and exploring ways to get involved.

Election for Byfield Water District May 6

The Byfield Water District will hold their annual election on May 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Byfield Town Hall (Community Arts Center). Absentee ballots are available at the district office until noon Monday, May 5. The Byfield Water District Annual Meeting will be held immediately after the close of the election at 7:45 p.m. All Byfield residents are invited to attend.

Council on Aging recruiting drivers for elder medical appointments

The Newbury Council on Aging is seeking new volunteers from the community to serve as drivers for medical transportation for local seniors. Through the Northern Essex Elder Transport Inc. (NEET) program, the COA provides rides to medical appointments. Volunteers drive seniors from their homes to medical appointments, providing door-to-door transportation. Drivers donate their time and use their own automobiles. A reimbursement of 43 cents per mile is given to the driver. Volunteers must have a good driving record. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver, please contact the Council on Aging at 978-462-8114.