, Newburyport, MA

August 22, 2013

Newbury News in Brief

Newburyport Daily News

---- — Antiques Appraisal Day Oct. 5

Antiques Appraisal Day sponsored by The Sons and Daughters of The First Settlers of Newbury to be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at Protection No. 1 Fire Department, Firemen’s Memorial Hall, 3 Morgan Ave. The appraiser will be John McInnis from Amesbury. Up to three items may be appraised at the cost of $10 each or 3 for $25. All proceeds will benefit the Newbury Fire Department.

Tierney holds office hours Sept. 19

U.S. Rep. John Tierney will hold office hours at Newbury Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. All are invited to come speak with the congressman.

Information night for substitutes at Triton

Triton High School will hold an information session for anyone interested in being a substitute for the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. in the high school conference room. If you are not able to attend or have any questions contact Kim Wright at 978-462-8171.

Meals on Wheels drivers needed

The Newbury Council on Aging is seeking Meals on Wheels drivers for local seniors. The meals are provided Monday through Friday and volunteers are needed to donate their time and use of their automobiles to drop the meals off.

Training and mileage reimbursement is provided. Minimum time commitment is two hours per week. Anyone interested should contact the Council on Aging at 978-462-8114.

Host families sought

Families are needed to choose host foreign exchange students attending Triton Regional High School this fall. The students have their own spending money, insurance, they follow family rules, help with chores and attend activities with the family and school.

Students will be visiting from Thailand, Finland, Germany, China, Denmark, Brazil and Spain. Contact Ginger Smith at 801-475-5243 or

Help Biking Grammy make her goal

Biking Grammy is seeking donations for her endeavor in 2013 to ride 2013 miles and raise $2,013 for the Newbury Council on Aging. Donations are payable to Margaret Jerome and presented personally or mailed to the Newbury Council on Aging, Hanover Street, Newbury 01951. No donation is too small.

Toddler play groups welcoming youngsters

Openings are currently available for children ages 18 to 30 months old in toddler play groups at Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover St.

The groups offer children an opportunity to socialize and interact with other youngsters within a structured setting while being supervised by an experienced, certified early childhood specialist. It also offers parents a chance to meet and talk with other parents who may share similar interests.

The groups meet Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11 and Fridays from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. and are open to residents of Newbury, Salisbury, Byfield, Rowley and the surrounding area.

Registration is required. Call Julie McCullough at Pentucket Area Early Intervention at 978-363-5553, ext. 163, for details.

Community Food Pantry at Byfield church

The Community Food Pantry at Community United Methodist Church at 11 Central St. in Byfield is open to residents of Byfield and Newbury every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. (note time change).

In addition, a free community meal is offered every second and fourth Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

For more details, contact the Community Food Pantry by email at or call the church at 978-465-5946.

Friends of Library membership drive

The Friends of the Newbury Town Library group is seeking new members. The mission of the group is to support the library and its staff, to enhance the resources and services of the library and to enrich the community. Members accomplish that mission through collaboration, fundraising and sponsorship of programs. Community Connects@Your Library membership forms are available at the library or can be downloaded at