NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

August 26, 2013

Special rides at the beach during holiday weekend

Salisbury Town Notebook
Angeljean Chiaramida

---- — Salisbury Beach will offers some extra fun during Labor Day weekend, when a special cache of amusement rides will be set up for visitors and residents to enjoy at Pirates Park at the beach center, said Brian Mulcahy.

Sponsored by the Salisbury Beach Partnership, more than a dozen special rides, for both adults and children, are expected to be set up for the long holiday weekend. There could even be a merry-go-round and a bumper car ride, to bring back the nostalgia of Salisbury’s legendary former Dodgems and Flying Horses rides.

All should be ready for actions by 6 p.m. on Friday, lasting until 10 p.m., Mulcahy said. Rides will open again on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m., and on Monday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Tickets will be available on site.

This is a real treat, and a great way to end the summer.

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The Salisbury Hilton Senior Center together with the Friends of the Council on Aging will host Septemberfest, a fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 13, at Surf Side 5.

Tickets are $10 in advance if purchased at the Senior Center, located at 43 Lafayette Road. Tickets at the door will be $15. Cash or checks will be accepted. Planned are a cash bar, entertainment, appetizers, raffles, silent auctions and free give-aways. All proceeds benefit COA programs and improvements to the Hilton Center.

The Salisbury Senior Center is dedicated to serving the needs of the town’s elders, but need financial support to provide quality service in a friendly, safe environment for seniors.

For more information, call the Council on Aging at 978-462-2412.

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The Salisbury Democratic Town Committee will resume its regular schedule of monthly meetings on Sept. 7, after the summer break. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Center at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

Salisbury Democrats interested in getting involved in the 2014 campaigns or interested in joining the committee are welcome to attend.

For further information, contact Lou Masiello at 978-465-8741

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For information on obtaining a grant from the Salisbury Cultural Council, contact Monique Greilich at 978-255-2330 or preferably via email at mabachand@comcast.net. Greilich apologizes for any inconvenience due to the incorrect number being provided previously.

The Salisbury Cultural Council is offering grants that can be used to support artistic and cultural projects that benefit town residents. The deadline for individuals and groups to apply for the grants is Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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Pianist Terry Hammond will perform starting at 1 p.m. today at the Piano Bar cabaret lounge at the Assisted Living Center at 19 Beach Road.

Hammond is a talented musician and also brings stories from his career of working with Broadway’s greats to his performances.

The public is invited to attend.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for The Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com, or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.