, Newburyport, MA

July 9, 2013

Rowley news in brief

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Fairy Fest and Pirate Party July 26

The Rowley Historical Society is inviting children for a fun-filled adventure into the world of fairies and pirates. Come dressed for the occasion and enjoy hunting for treasure, creating new homes for the Rowley fairies, taking professional photos and just having fun. On Friday, July 26, from 2:30-4 p.m., there will be a Fairy Fest and Pirate Party for the children of or related to the town of Rowley. This is to be held at the 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House, 233 Main St. An admission fee of $5 to cover expenses will be collected at the door. There is a limit of 20 children, so sign up ASAP by calling: 978-948-5054 or e-mailing: or

Volunteer needed for Meals on Wheels

The town’s Meals on Wheels program is in need of a volunteer driver for Friday morning deliveries. The driver will spend about three hours delivering 18 to 20 meals to housebound seniors. A stipend is given for gas. Volunteers can work every other week, but must have a car and a valid license. CORI checks are required.

Call the Rowley Council on Aging at 978-948-7637 and ask for Mary Mighill.

Call out for ‘Recipes & Remembrances’

The Rowley Historical Society’s new cookbook, “Recipes & Remembrances,” is well under way. The group is still accepting recipes from Rowley residents and their families. Organizers of the cookbook project are particularly interested in family recipes that have been handed down through the generations. They are also seeking recipes from families who have lived in town, brought up their children here and now have grandchildren here. In general, they are encouraging all residents to participate. Anyone who has a recipe and an anecdote or remembrance regarding that recipe should drop off their entries at Town Clerk Sue Hazen’s office in Rowley Town Hall or mail them under the title “recipe” to the Rowley Historical Society, 124 Main St., Rowley. Submissions may also be e-mailed to

Library expands museum pass offerings

Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Rowley Library and the Rowley Cultural Council, the Rowley Library was able to purchase additional memberships to regional cultural attractions this year. This allows anyone with a library card to check out a pass for discounted admission to the Boston Children’s Museum, Museum of Science, Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Zoo New England, good at both the Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. With the pass, admission ranges from $2 to $5 per person, depending on the institution. The library will also offer the Free State Parks Parking Pass again this year. Call 978-948-2850 for more information or to make a reservation before your next day trip. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rowley Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.