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November 8, 2012

Yo-Yo People bring their tricks to Newburyport


“The bottom line of chaplaincy is not about belief but about caring for patients and their loved ones,” Alberts has said. He is a Unitarian Universalist and United Methodist minister, as well as a diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

Space is limited. Stop by the library to sign up for a guaranteed seat or call 978-358-8097.

Local filmmaker takes part in SNOB

Amesbury resident Michael Azevedo recently directed his first film — and it’s ready to be viewed.

The 30-minute feature called “Overdrawn” was written by Azevedo’s brother and offers “a humorous and dramatic look at three individuals who get caught up in the easy credit bubble of the 2004-2008 period.”

It will be screened at the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) filmfest in Concord, N.H., on Saturday. To view the schedule and for ticket information, visit the festival’s website at

Coat drive for Pettengill House

The Newburyport stationary store Greetings by Design is running a coat drive for the Pettengill House in Salisbury this month.

The public can bring gently worn coats to the shop, 4A Winter St., Newburyport, through November. Donors will receive a 20 percent discount on gift cards, in-stock items or orders for customized stationery, which includes holiday cards and invitations.

Registration underway for

North Pole Express

Families can now purchase tickets for a ride to the North Pole via the Immaculate Conception School’s 12th annual North Pole Express on Dec. 1.

Five trains will depart the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station through the day and take riders to visit Santa at the North Pole during a 70-minute trip. The journey will include games, hot cocoa and treats, as well as caroling. During the ride, children can also write letters to Santa and take part in a reading of the “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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