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July 9, 2013

City Council tackles new challenges


All six bills will be forwarded to the Finance and Ordinance Committees for further review, and after those committees issue their recommendations, the bills will return to the Council for a public hearing, most likely in September.


After more than 100 years in business, W.E. Fuller & Co. will soon be closing its doors. Fourth-generation storeowner Ron Fuller will be retiring later this month, and as a thank you for his longstanding commitment to the city of Amesbury, the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ceremony in his honor next Monday at 4:45 p.m.

Friends, family, local dignitaries and members of the business community will gather at Jon Mooers Artists Gallery and Studio at 19 Main Street to honor Fuller and his family. Following some remarks and a champagne toast, Mooers will unveil a new window display in celebration of the Fullers.

After the ceremony, a reception will be held at the newly re-opened Crave restaurant at 32 Elm Street, which will double as a Business After Hours event for the Chamber. Free appetizers will be provided by Crave, and there will be raffles and a cash bar on hand as well.

Those interested in attending either event should RSVP by Wednesday by calling the Chamber at 978-388-3178.


The Whittier Home Association will be holding two old-fashioned tea parties this summer in John Whittier’s Victorian Garden, with the first party coming up next Thursday, July 18.

The party will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and the menu includes hot and cold teas, lemonade, and an assortment of tea sandwiches, pastries and light classical music, according to Rosemary Werner, chairperson of the Tea Committee. Patrons will also be offered free tours of the Whittier Home Museum during the tea and afterwards.

The cost of the meal is $20 per person and reservations should be made no later than Monday by calling 978-388-1337. Proceeds from all activities at the home are used to maintain the Whittier Home Museum.

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