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October 10, 2012

From eye screenings to 'house' building, activities for all



Main Street Congregational Church is planning a trip to Haiti in April to help in the construction of a 64-unit village for Haitians displaced by the 2010 hurricane.

In order to help raise money for the effort, the church will be holding a house-building party in the church’s front lawn in which locals can “buy” a cement block to help erect a temporary house like the ones that will be built in Haiti.

The party will be held at the church Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m., and it will feature live music and Flatbread pizza as well.


Despite inclement weather, hundreds of locals came out to cheer on the participants of the Fireball Run when it blazed into town on Sept. 28. City officials called the event a huge success, and to thank everyone who participated, the Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating with a big Fireball Run after party tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The party will be hosted by the Amesbury Sports Park, and anyone interested in attending can RSVP to Karla Middler at chamber@amesburychamber,com.


Want to smash some pumpkins and not end up in the police log? The Amesbury Sports Park will be hosting the third annual Pumpkin Chucking Fest and Annual Fall Craft Fair Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The pumpkin-chucking action is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m., so come ready to channel your inner Billy Corgan and smash some pumpkins.


She said it: “For me, watercolor is liquid music. I want color to sing on the page the way it vibrates through me emotionally,” said Amesbury High School special education teacher Louise Cramer discussing her passion for painting. A display of Cramer’s watercolors will be on display at the Plum Island Roasters in Newburyport this month, and Cramer will be available there to discuss her work on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.


The following meetings are scheduled this week and are open to the public:


Community Development Block Grant, 6:30 p.m., City Hall Auditorium.


Amesbury High School Council, 5:30 p.m., AHS Principal’s conference room.


Conservation Commission, 6:30 p.m., 24 Morrill Place.


Mac Cerullo covers Amesbury for The Daily News. He can be contacted at 978-462-6666, ext. 3238 or at Follow him on Twitter at @MacCerullo.

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