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August 22, 2013

Newbury News in Brief


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

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