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Greenbelt Seeks New Artists for 31st Year of Art in the Barn

By Elisabeth Hurley | February 4, 2020 |

Artists – painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelry makers and more – are invited to submit their work to be considered for Greenbelt’s 31st annual “Art in the Barn” exhibition and sale.  “Art in the Barn” is a juried show. To be considered, artists must submit five digital images and their jury form by April 5,…

Thought-Provoking Films & Lectures Highlight Farming

By Elisabeth Hurley | January 30, 2020 |

Essex County Agriculture Focus of Inspiring Greenbelt Events Conserving farmland and keeping land affordable to farmers is a key part of the mission of Essex County Greenbelt, and to highlight the importance of agriculture, Greenbelt’s 2020 Film & Lecture Series “Food for Thought” is focusing on farming and food. With the help of local experts,…

NBPT Docu Fest to present Oscar®-Nominated Documentary Shorts

By Elisabeth Hurley | January 27, 2020 |

First ever screening of exclusive program in Newburyport, MA As part of their year-round Film Series, the NBPT Docu Fest (NDFF) will screen all five of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts (total program time: 156 minutes) at the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 23 from 5 to 8:45pm.  For the last 15 years,…

Conversation Café Announces Two Sessions on the Re-development of the Brown School

By Elisabeth Hurley | January 23, 2020 |

The Conversation Café will host two community sessions, one in the daytime and one in the evening, focused on the impact of the re-development of the Brown School. The structured format of Conversation Cafés will help residents hear all perspectives on the possible impact on the neighborhood and the community of the future use of…

Carry Out Cafe Features Artist Michael Guarino To Kick Off New Year

By Elisabeth Hurley | January 7, 2020 |

Fine artist Michael Guarino’s oil paintings are on display during January and February at Carry Out Cafe & Catering at 155 State Street in Newburyport. “A Walk Through Life” showcases rich portraits, landscapes, still life, and “snapshots” of people’s lives. The public is invited to an Artist Reception on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, from 5-7…

Eward Jones Celebrates 25 Years of Service in Amesbury

By Elisabeth Hurley | November 29, 2019 |

Todd Schell established the first Edward Jones office in Amesbury in 1994.  25 years later, there are 2 Edward Jones offices serving clients in Amesbury, and the firm, headquartered in St. Louis, continues to grow.  Among other accolades, Edward Jones recently ranked highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms in a 2019 J.D. Power…

Greenbelt Acquires Green Meadows Farm and Vineyard Hill from the Patton Family

By Elisabeth Hurley | November 25, 2019 |

Essex, MA: Located in the heart of thousands of acres of protected land, Green Meadows Farm & Vineyard Hill exemplify all that Greenbelt strives to achieve in conservation. Since the 1980s, when former Greenbelt President Ed Becker toured the property in the back of Major General Patton’s pickup truck, the land that is Green Meadows…

Greenbelt to Host FREE Workshop for Farmers Seeking Farmland

By Elisabeth Hurley | November 25, 2019 |

Essex, MA: On Tuesday evening, December 3rd, Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust will host a free workshop in Topsfield for farmers seeking affordable farmland.  The “Finding Farmland” workshop will be led by Michael Parker, Land Access Program Associate with the National Young Farmers Coalition, a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the…

$400,000 Raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley

By Bonnie Zappacosta | November 17, 2019 |

Our community raised $400,000 at last Thursday’s breakfast for The Boys & Girls Club of Lower Merrimack Valley. We may be a small community, but we are mighty! The Chamber hosted a Breakfast Speaker Series event with Stanley Cup Champion Ray Bourque to kick off the capital campaign for the Boys & Girls Club in…

Local Remodeler Gaining Regional Recognition

By Elisabeth Hurley | October 28, 2019 |

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) awarded BLB Custom Building, of Amesbury, MA with two prestigious PRISM Awards at their annual Gala held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf on October 24th. The 75th annual PRISM Awards aim to “recognize the finest projects…

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