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the choir repeats

The Northshoremen Barbershop Chorus has resumed rehearsals and welcomes men of all ages who love to sing to join them. The choir now rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at All Saints Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Please come to our next rehearsal, or for more information call 866-727-4988.

Students give

Return ‘September 18

Salem State University’s annual Moving Forward Giving Back: First Day of Service (MFGB) program is back after the cancellation of last year’s COVID-19. The university is hosting a second year service on Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for students who have joined the university in 2020, and will participate in projects such as preparing meals for shelters, work in community gardens, help local K-12 schools get ready for the first day of class, and more. For more information on locations and times, please contact Nicole Giambusso at [email protected] or 978-542-3019.

Donate blood,

to get a haircut for free

The American Red Cross and its partner, Sport Clips Haircuts, are urging eligible donors to donate blood in September to help meet the needs of patients who depend on life-saving transfusions. More donations are needed to meet critical continued demand as concern mounts over an increase in COVID-19. As a thank you, those who donate blood or platelets from September 1 to 30 will receive a coupon for a free Sport Clips haircut by email. You can make an appointment to donate blood or platelets using the Red Cross blood donation app, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- 2767) or by activating the blood donation skill on any Alexa Echo. device.

Salem High School Hosts

“mass class” meeting

The Salem High School classes of 1980, 1981 and 1982 hold a common class reunion on Friday, November 12 at the Danversport Yacht Club from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets cost $ 60 per person. You can send the money to @ Patty-Levasseur (80) or email your class representative to find out where to send a check. Class of 1980 Patty (Tremblay) Levasseur at [email protected], class of 1981 Jeanne (Pare) Muse at [email protected] and class of 1982 Chris (Nardella) Yobaccio at [email protected] Include full name (maiden name if applicable) class and contact details.

Ipswich offers third dose of Pfizer vaccine

Immunization clinics in the city of Ipswich can now offer a third dose of Pfizer vaccine to eligible people. Those who are moderately or severely immunocompromised are more likely to have severe illness with COVID-19 and less likely to develop an adequate response to the two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer. An additional dose is recommended for those who have received a primary series of Pfizer or Moderna due to a number of conditions and medications. Eligible people who want a third dose should speak to their doctor for specific recommendations, such as stopping a medication before receiving the vaccine. City clinic staff cannot offer individualized medical advice. There is currently no recommendation from the CDC regarding the need for a second dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Doses of J&J Booster are currently not available and the City is awaiting further guidance from federal authorities. Clinics are open to anyone aged 12 and over who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts, on Mondays at Our Lady of Hope Rectory, 1 Pine Swamp Road. Register at: Please choose the “second dose” option.

Celebrate Sukkot

set for friday

Children aged five and under are invited to PJ Library Story Time to learn about the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot with a story and song conducted by Cantor Idan Irelander of Temple Emanuel in Andover on Friday, September 17 at 11 a.m. ET on Zoom. This program is free and open to everyone. Story Time is co-sponsored by the Haverhill Public Library, the Lappin Foundation and the Temple Emanuel in Andover. Visit to subscribe to the Zoom link. For more information, contact Susan Feinstein at [email protected] or call 978-740-4431.

Dimensions of care

support groups

Care Dimensions will organize free Zoom support groups at the following dates and times: For young adults who have lost a parent, Wednesdays, September 15 to October 20, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register by September 8 with Maria Perry at 781-774-5100: Living with Loss: Understanding the Journey of Grieving One Year Later, Monday, September 20, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. register before September 14 with Maria Perry at 781-774-5100. Loss of an adult child, Wednesdays, Sept. 29 to Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eight week virtual group via Zoom. Register before September 22 with Maria Perry at 978-774-5100. Please Note: You can also register for all groups by emailing: [email protected]


Free Book Day

This year, instead of the free book exchange at the Salem Community Living Center, the Salem Recycling Committee is asking residents to share books with neighbors, for free, by the curb outside your homes on Saturday, September 18. , 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. should not be ‘swapped’ at another resident’s table, and you don’t need to be present, but if you are, masks are required and social distancing will be respected. For more information, details on how to participate and a list of participating addresses, visit: You can download a flyer to attach to your table or box, along with information on where to donate unclaimed books at the end of the day. Questions? Contact: Micaela Guglielmi, [email protected] or 978-619-5672. Date of rain: Sunday, September 19.

Cancer fundraiser

scheduled for September 20

The 18th John Estrella Foundation for Cancer Research Fundraiser to Fight Kidney Cancer will begin on Monday, September 20 at Ferncroft Country Club, 10 Village Road, Middleton, returning to its pre-pandemic format: Golf Tournament, casino night, dinner, silent auction and raffle. COVID-19 precautions will be taken to ensure safety. Proceeds fund local kidney cancer research and support families with kidney cancer through grants. Cancer patients need our support even more during this unprecedented time. As a fully voluntary 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the foundation has donated over $ 200,000 to support local cancer research. To continue your support in 2021 as a sponsor, donor or participant, contact us at 978-578-4913, or by email: [email protected] For more information visit:

Beverly Boots

extend services

Beverly Bootstraps has broadened its reach. In addition to serving Essex, Hamilton, Wenham, Beverly and Manchester, it now jointly serves the Manchester and Essex shared school system from college, with its Back-to-School Backpack Program which provides new back-to-school backpacks. fully stocked backs to help ease the burden for families on a tight budget. Existing clients will continue to receive services with access to the pantry. Help spread the word that case managers can help with SNAP benefit claims, utility assistance, counseling, advocacy as well as the provision of adult education classes, seasonal programs and of holiday gifts. Beverly Bootstraps is located at 35 Park Street, Beverly. Questions? Call 978-927-1561, or visit:

Eat hot dogs

competition at the fair

The 203rd Topsfield Fair, October 1-11, will once again host its annual hot dog tasting competition. Sponsored by the B’nai B’rith booth, the competition will take place on the Trianon stage on Saturday, October 2 at 3 p.m. National Hot Dogs (including buns) as best they can. The first 15 to register and sign a waiver form for the Scène Trianon at 2:30 p.m. on the day of the competition can participate. The winner will receive $ 203 for the B’nai B’rith booth. Daily tickets for the fair cost $ 15. Discounts are available at until September 27. The general admission discount is $ 12, valid any day. A three-day pass, valid every three days, costs $ 30. Children under eight accompanied by an adult are free. Discounted food vouchers and travel tickets are also available when purchased in advance. Visit:

Beverly Boots

needs volunteers

Beverly Bootstraps has immediate openings for volunteers in their pantry. Volunteers play a vital role at Beverly Bootstraps and are essential to the delivery of important programs. Pantry volunteers will work with staff to help with the sourcing, preparation and distribution of food during weekdays, continuous shifts. A 3 month commitment is required and applicants must be 18 years of age and over / have completed high school. Additional volunteer positions are also available in the seasonal programs and in the thrift store. Please contact [email protected] or 978-927-1561 if you are interested.

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