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May 15, 2014

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Newburyport High School Class of 1974

Newburyport High School Class of 1974 will be holding its 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, September 20, on the deck at Stripers Grill, 175 Bridge Road in Salisbury. For more information and to register please go to our Newburyport High School Class of 1974 on Facebook or by email at nhsclassof1974@yahoo.com. Currently, we are looking for the following classmates: Jodi Bennett Nicholson, Donna Daigle Hannan, Valerie Pamula Charmanski, Diane Kubik Crain, Donna Peletier, Gail Stevens Urzi, Anthonly Holbrook, Peter Quinn, Jonathan Peabody, Rita Heron.

Civil War walking tour of Newburyport

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, at 2 p.m, join author William Hallett and his wife Elizabeth for a walking tour through Newburyport ‘s Civil War history. Stories include the site where the first troops under Capt. A.W. Bartlett left Newburyport to answer Lincoln’s call for volunteers; the site where Frederick Douglass spoke when visiting town; hear the story of Newburyport’s Confederate general; a politician and friend of Jefferson Davis who nearly ran against Lincoln for president; maritime stories of Confederate raiders; William Lloyd Garrison; a Newburyporter who was a POW and more. (Memorial Day was started by Civil War Veterans.)

Tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and begins and ends at 57 State St. (Arthur Page Insurance building). Wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. For more info, go to: www.footstepsofheroes.com or call 978.255.2567.

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