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January 27, 2014

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Topsfield Fair seeking college interns

Topsfield Fair is seeking upperclassmen or graduate college students to become a part of their internship program. With the fair coming in early October, the fair is looking for an intern who can work throughout the summer and fall. Program responsibilities include assisting with social media projects, customer relations, assisting with advertising campaigns, and much more. The program is open to all majors; however, applicants must be articulate, self-motivated and detail-oriented. Check out the Topsfield Fair website ( or contact for more information, a list of potential projects and an application.

Ice fishing tournament Feb. 2

The Essex County Sportsmen’s Association will hold an Ice fishing Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Artichoke Reservoir.

All entrants are eligible for a raffle at the end of the day, with $1,000 in cash prizes.

There is a $20 entry fee. Register at the Turkey Hill parking area in Newburyport. Weather permitting.

Greenbelt presents environmental film

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Essex County Greenbelt is hosting a screening of the award winning docu-comedy “Yert: Your Environmental Road Trip.” The screening will take place at 7:30 p.m at Gloucester’s Cape Ann Cinema. A short discussion will follow the film.

“Yert” is relevant to conservation issues locally, in Essex County and beyond. The story concerns three friends traveling the continental United States, who meet several inspirational characters, each doing their part to tackle the environmental crisis. The trio has certain eco-challenges to meet while traveling, such as keeping all their trash in the vehicle with them, and a surprise twist that changes the entire project. The film features environmental leaders including Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin and David Orr.

Historical society offers quilt challenge

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