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May 13, 2014

Stage Two kicks off fundraising campaign

The clock is ticking at the Stage Two Cinema Pub. Owner Donna Turbity has begun her online Kickstarter fundraising campaign to bring a digital projector to her 25-year-old movie theater /restaurant and those who would like to contribute have until the Fourth of July.

“We can go out or go in with a bang,” Turbity said. “I want to see if I’m in this business for the right reasons. I want to make sure that we can make it and the community wants to support it. If not, it is time for me to move on or retire even. I don’t know.”

Turbity needs to buy a NEC NC900C digital cinema projector for the cinema pub as well as a much-needed JBL Cinema surround speaker system in order to keep up with the current state of movie-going technology. Visitors to the Kickstarter website can pledge as much as they want, but the ultimate goal of $60,000 must be met by July 4 or the shows are over.

As of yesterday afternoon, the campaign had raised $6,560.

To donate, visit


The Department of Public Works reminds residents that bagged leaf curbside collection will take place this Saturday. The DPW asks that people place clippings in brown recyclable bags or loose in a marked barrel. Bags must be on the curb by 6:30 a.m. and contain leaves and grass clippings only. Plastic bags are not accepted.

The DPW will also hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, June 14 at the Amesbury compost site, 60 South Hunt Road, from 8:30 to noon.

Items considered hazardous are motor oil, oil-based paint (water-based paint is not hazardous waste), antifreeze and other liquid car products, glue, household chemicals and cleaning supplies, poisons, insecticides, weed killers and fungicides.

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