Ava Moeckel

Pride at the Library

ROWLEY — Celebrate Your Pride all month at the public library with fun activities. The library is hosting a painting class for all ages to celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 1. Create a painting that reflects the significance of Pride Month...

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Honoring Forgotten Souls

NEWBURYPORT -- The city planning department, working with the Newburyport Black History Initiative (NBI), will honor black residents who were buried in the historic African American section of the Old Hill Burying Ground this month. “All these men, women, and children...

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Historical Romance Wins Gold Medal

REGIONAL -- The historical fiction novel, Love in War, by The Town Common reporter Stewart Lytle won the gold medal last week at the Ben Franklin Awards, awarded by the Independent Book Publishers Assn. Love in War, a sweeping historical romance set against the...

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Adopt a Pet in 2024

REGIONAL – The MSPCA achieved a major milestone in 2023 with the adoption of 10,500 homeless pets. “That’s just one of many milestone moments for our veterinary, sheltering, advocacy, and anti-cruelty programs,” said Neal Litvack, president and CEO. But the...

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Afghan Refugee Housing Discussed

REGIONAL - The Greater Newburyport Housing Choice Coalition has invited Rev. Jared Mercer, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newburyport, to speak about how the community provided housing for five Afghan refugee families. Rev. Mercer will provide an update on...

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City Moving to Build More Tennis Courts

NEWBURYPORT -- As long as the Newburyport high school girls’ tennis team continues its winning way, the school may soon be able to host the state championships on new courts at the Nock Middle School. The Community Preservation Commission has approved the Newburyport...

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Adopt a Horse, Save Another Horse

WEST NEWBURY – Marvel is one of many success stories at the New England Equine Rescue North (NEER). An aggressive Haflinger, Marvel was thought to be a lost cause. Bought at an auction by a well-meaning but inexperienced owner, the horse developed dangerous habits,...

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Time to Learn Something Fun

REGIONAL -- It’s time for spring cleaning and the Newburyport Adult and Community Education program (NACE) wants to help you declutter your home. The spring session of the popular adult learning program, which begins on April 22 and ends June 5, offers a diverse...

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Belleville Church to Become Cultural Center

NEWBURYPORT—The evolution of the Belleville Congregational Church’s meeting house is about to take another major step forward to become a community arts center. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded The Belleville Arts Foundation (BAF) a $35,000 feasibility...

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Learn About Pesticides and Bees

The Northeast Harvest Buy Local Program will be holding its 2024 Agricultural Conference this week at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. These sessions will offer information about pesticide safety, management of bees and other pollinators and tick biology. The goal of the...

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