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November 28, 2013

Rowley News in Brief


Take a step back in time and visit the 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House, 233 Main St., decorated for the Christmas season in its historical finery. It will be open to the public the weekend of Dec. 7 and 8, from 1-4 p.m. each day. There will be refreshments and live musical performances by local musicians.

The 17th-century house will be decorated in the traditional holiday style plus an extensive display of holiday decorations, featuring “Christmas Around the World.” On Saturday, The LOCA Flute Ensemble of the North Shore and on Sunday, the Beverly High School Flute Club will be performing selections of Christmas music.

The second-grade classes from the Pine Grove School will be touring the house and the 1776 historical barn on the Monday before the open house. Each year the children bring a selection of handmade ornaments to decorate the barn Christmas tree.

In the barn is a display of ice-cutting tools and implements used in the ice harvesting industry during 19th and the early part of the 20th centuries.

‘Recipes and Remembrances’ cookbook now on sale

The program fundraising committee of the Rowley Historical Society announces that the cookbook, “Recipes and Remembrances” is now on sale. The cookbook is complete with the local favorites passed down from generations of Rowley residents through family, friends and neighbors.

More than 225 recipes, little stories and remembrances from Rowley and all over the country and are included. It is the third cookbook that the Historical Society has sponsored, and arrives in time for the town’s 375th celebration. It is a fundraising endeavor to benefit the Rowley Historical Society’s 1677 Platts-Bradstreet House, its upkeep, repairs and historically correct new undertakings.

To purchase a copy of “Recipes and Remembrances” for $15, visit the town clerk’s office or call 978-948-5054.

Library expands museum pass offerings

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