Newburyport Daily News
---- — Fashion Bus Stop opens in Amesbury
The Fashion Bus, North Shore’s original mobile boutique, has put its gear in park with the opening of its first retail location, The Fashion Bus Stop at 11 Friend St. in downtown Amesbury. Owned by Lisa McNulty, the Fashion Bus Stop carries clothing and accessories. Personal shopping services well as after-hours shopping parties. To celebrate the new location, a Valentine’s Day Shopping Event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. Shoppers will enjoy complimentary champagne and wine, cupcake and artisan chocolate samplings, raffles and discounts. Celebrity jewelry designer Laura Haggstrom will be a special guest for the day. For more, visit www.thefashionbus.com.
Loretta Restaurant celebrating anniversary
Loretta Restaurant at 27 State St. in downtown Newburyport is marking its third anniversary today with a celebration to thank the local community. New and old customers are invited to stop by from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for complimentary appetizers and samples of items from its new menu.
The casual American bistro is owned by Ted Epstein and is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. For more, visit www.lorettarestaurant.com or www.facebook.com/LorettaRestaurantNewburyport.
rolls into region
Jane Rascal has launched Cooper Coach, a new passenger and delivery service in Amesbury and surrounding communities. Rascal aims to provide professional, dependable and courteous transportation in a new Mini Cooper station wagon with sunroof and leather seats.
Tagged with the license plate FAB CAB, Cooper Coach is not actually a taxi but a car service, requiring rides to be booked in advance. A flat rate is quoted before each job based on a fee of $1 a mile.
Rascal specializes in what she calls Trips to Town, Wait & Return, bringing North Shore residents into Boston for any event and then home again. Locally, Cooper Coach provides rides for seniors and will be delivering Ovedia chocolates for Valentine’s Day. The service seeks to accommodate any new transportation or delivery request. For sample rates and more information, visit www.coopercoach.com.
Opening celebration for Darling Merrill Hair
Darling Merrill Hair at 427 Merrimac St. in Newburyport is holding a ribbon cutting with the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce tomorrow, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m.
Darling Merrill, the newest salon in the city, is known for being sophisticated, fun, clean and inviting. Owner and professional stylist Darling Merrill and stylist Kariann Powell welcome all to attend their opening with the Chamber and Mayor Donna Holaday.
To register for the event, call the Chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit online at http://business.newburyportchamber.org/Events/details/ribbon-cutting-darling-merrill-6225.
North Shore Language Center adding Italian
North Shore Language Center on Bridge Road in Salisbury is adding an adult beginner Italian class to its schedule. The center, which opened in September, already offers a variety of foreign language classes, including Spanish, French and Mandarin. The goal of owners Mariana Lynch and Jennifer McCormick is to bring a vibrant excitement about learning foreign language to the area. Their experienced team of native and bilingual educators offers 45-minute programs daily that incorporate music and movement into the curriculum. Visit www.nslcenter.com for more information.
Ribbon cutting for Mimi’s Italian Cookies and More
Mimi’s Italian Cookies and More at 9 Liberty St. in downtown Newburyport will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. The coffeeshop and bakery, which opened in the fall, is owned and operated by Camille Garro. It features Garro’s mom’s bountiful recipes that she experienced every day as a child paired with a full line of organic coffees in a comfortable setting.
Upcoming events include TGIF — Teens Get It Free every Friday night, activities for the youngsters during February school vacation well and an author visit scheduled during the Newburyport Literary Festival.
Cookies and coffee will be served for the ribbon cutting and Mayor Donna Holaday and representatives of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be on hand for the ceremony. For more information, visit Mimi’s Italian Cookies and More online at www.mimisitaliancookies.com and on Facebook. To register for the ribbon cutting, call the chamber at 978-462-6680.
Provident Bank announces promotions
Charlie Cullen, president and CEO of The Provident Bank, has announced nine recent promotions.
Gary Coltin, who joined Provident Bank in 2008 with more than 30 years of banking industry experience, was named executive vice president of retail banking, marketing and public relations.
David Randall, who has been with Provident Bank since 1989 and has more than 35 years of banking experience, has been named senior vice president of deposit operations and Bank Secrecy Act officer.
Additional promotions and new job titles announced by Cullen include: Denise Atherton, assistant vice president, compliance officer; Leanne Corning, assistant vice president, branch manager; Jennifer Brown, knowledge officer; Sarah Corneau, operations officer/Bank Secrecy Act specialist; Jeff Eaton, call center manager/officer; Steve Smith, retail officer, branch manager; and Anne Lapointe, vice president and chief talent officer.
NECC employees honored for work
Three Northern Essex Community College employees Patricia Malone Schade of Byfield, Richard Lizotte of Amesbury and Richard Padova of Andover recently received the quarterly employee recognition award for the first quarter of 2013.
The Employee Recognition Award highlights the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.
Schade, an associate professor in NECC’s academic preparation program, was nominated by several faculty members who praised her for, among other things, launching the Student of the Month Program and the College Success Seminar. She has taught at NECC for five years. Prior to that, she taught for 10 years at Merced Community College in California, Endicott College, and Salem State.
Lizotte, an English as a Second Language professor and curriculum coordinator for the Center for Instructional Technology, was nominated by more than a half-dozen co-workers. He was hailed for being a wonderful coworker, teacher, faculty coach, committee member, advisor and teammate to many at the college.He has been with NECC for more than 30 years,
Padova has been an adjunct faculty member in the Global Studies Department for eight years and has developed four new courses for his department.
Yeremian adds Auburn Systems account
Yeremian Associates, based in Newbury, has been awarded the marketing and PR contract for Auburn Systems. As part of its branding initiatives, Yeremian will be focusing on the Asian and European markets as well as North America.
Auburn Systems was the first company to introduce electrostatic/triboelectric (TRIBO) bag leak detectors and solids flow monitors to monitor and measure dust, powders and bulk solids for environmental and process control for worldwide applications.
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