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Find love at the library
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Find love at the library

Abbot Public Library is ready to help you find love this Valentine’s Day. COURTESY PHOTO: YLANITE KOPPENS Stop by the Program Room of Abbot Public Library, 3 Brook Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to pick your date. Library books of various genres will be wrapped with a short description to help you get acquainted and see if one piques your interest. Take your date straight home or stay for a craft. Light refreshments will be served. This program is generously sponsored by the Marblehead Council on Aging and the Friends of Abbot Public Library. For additional information, please visit www.abbotlibrary.org, email mar@noblenet.org or call 781-631-1481.
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA golf tourney to benefit local children, families
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Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA golf tourney to benefit local children, families

Tee off for a great cause! We are counting the days until the snow melts as we prepare for the Y’s first-ever golf tournament at Tedesco Country Club on Monday, June 12. This new event will support the Y’s annual campaign, which enables the Y to say ‘yes’ to everyone who wants to be part of the Y regardless of their ability to pay. The Y is providing increasingly more financial support to children, adults and families across all program areas. Did you know? The Lynch/van Otterloo Y is part of the YMCA of the North Shore, a non-profit organization consisting of seven YMCA locations serving 25 cities and towns across northeast Massachusetts and into southern New Hampshire. It has hosted golf tournaments on three of the most beautiful courses in Massachusetts; Essex County Club, Turne...
Surveys to help guide MHS principal search
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Surveys to help guide MHS principal search

Good People of Marblehead: I recently joined the Rotary Club of Marblehead. I was a member of Rotary in each of my prior districts. It is a wonderful opportunity to be engaged in service to our community and to collaborate in advocacy for our schools. This past week, fellow Rotarian Jack Attridge reminded the group of the collaboration they launched this year with MPS. I share the following: “In September 2023, the Rotary Club of Marblehead gave a gift to the Marblehead Public Schools of a mindfulness program called ‘Inner Explorer.’ On Nov. 1, the Marblehead Rotary Club presented the program to the Marblehead School Committee. Since then, Tower School and Epstein Hillel were also given the program. The Marblehead Charter School and Devereux School have also been offered it and a...
‘Once Upon a Time’ coming to Marblehead Little Theatre
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‘Once Upon a Time’ coming to Marblehead Little Theatre

Marblehead Little Theatre, in conjunction with Hello Friends Productions, is excited to bring "Once Upon a Time" to its stage just in time for Valentine's. Hello Friends Productions and its talented group of performers present great night of music and storytelling through music. Featuring incredible voices from all over New England, the evening begins with Broadway classics from past and present. Songs from "Sunset Boulevard," "Legally Blonde," "Hadestown," "Shrek," "Finding Neverland" and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" are just a few of the soaring solos, duets and group numbers. The second act will feature a premier performance of a different telling of the classic tale "Cinderella," featuring popular hits of the 1950s through today in what will surely be a great evening of song, fun ...
COUNCIL ON AGING HAPPENINGS: Events, programs, classes at the senior center
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COUNCIL ON AGING HAPPENINGS: Events, programs, classes at the senior center

All programs are held at the Judy and Gene Jacobi Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., unless otherwise stated. Questions? Call 781-631-6225 or email councilonaging@marblehead.org. Lunching at the COA Lunch is offered on Tuesdays at noon for $3. The meals are prepared in the Council on Aging’s commercial kitchen. These lunches are supported by The Friends of the Council on Aging.  Grab-n-go lunches  Grab-n-go lunches are offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Council on Aging. Pick-up time is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reservations must be made the Thursday before by calling 781-631-6225.  The Traveling Chef Returns Friday, Feb. 24, noon. There is no Grab-n-go this day. Enjoy a seated lunch indoors instead. Register by Feb. 17. Suggested dona...
JCCNS camps are ready for another season of summer fun
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JCCNS camps are ready for another season of summer fun

The award-winning Summer at the J camps are gearing up for 2023. JCCNS Kindercamp and Camp Simchah directors and staff are excited for another summer on the hill and are busy planning. Kindercamp, always keenly focused on our youngest campers, will have our typical rotation of classic favorite specialties — art, science, music, sports, games, puppets, stories and daily swim instruction in our outdoor pool.  JCCNS camps are gearing up for this summer. COURTESY PHOTO / JCCNS In addition to our all-camp coordinated spirit days, special events and camp amenities, Camp Simchah is bringing back our most popular specialty camps, including Tennis, Sports, Arts and Travel Camp, while also getting ready to introduce campers to new and exciting activities. We’ll be offering two weeks ...
It may be winter, but the Y is thinking about summer.
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It may be winter, but the Y is thinking about summer.

It may be the middle of winter, but at the Lynch/van Otterloo Y we have our sights set on summer. We are so excited for camp, which means warm days, fun with friends, trying new things and outdoor adventures. With special day programs onsite at our Leggs Hill Road location and the most unique summer camp experience on our very own Children's Island off the coast of Marblehead, the Y has opportunities for all children to have an incredible summer making memories that will last a lifetime.At Y summer camp, your child will learn new skills, gain confidence, stay active and have fun. The YMCA Children's Island Day Camp COURTESY PHOTO / YMCA Our camps offer children positive developmental experiences that build confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Campers c...
SPUR marks MLK National Service Day with action
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SPUR marks MLK National Service Day with action

This Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day, volunteers are gathering at SPUR to fill more than 100 soup jars, which they’ll deliver to the Marblehead and Anchor food pantries. The jars contain all the ingredients for a healthy soup and just need hot water added.  Molly Buchan, 10, worked with her parents, Liz and Hugh, to fill soup jars for local food pantries. COURTESY PHOTO / SPUR “Today we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy,” said Kim Nothnagel, SPUR’s director of community outreach. “His legacy was so much around building strong, resilient communities." Liz and Hugh Buchan, of Marblehead, brought their two daughters to SPUR to fill the soup jars. "I hope these kinds of experiences help them to realize how privileged we are, and that it's our job to give to others as we are ...
What’s happening at the Council on Aging: Programs, events, classes for seniors
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What’s happening at the Council on Aging: Programs, events, classes for seniors

Senior work-off program The town of Marblehead is accepting applications for the senior work-off program until Jan. 31. The purpose of this program is to allow senior taxpayers to volunteer their services to the town in exchange for a reduction of up to $750 on their fiscal year 2024 property tax bills.  Eligibility: Must be 60 years or older.  Must own (or be the spouse of the owner) and occupy the Marblehead residence for which the abatement will apply.  Income must not exceed $51,528 for a senior household of one person or $69,824 for a senior household of two. Only one volunteer abatement per household is available per year.  There will be 30 openings for 2023. Applicants must complete conflict-of-interest training and pass a CORI check. The tow...
Start the New Year with health, connection & support at the Y
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Start the New Year with health, connection & support at the Y

Content from the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA In 2023, we know you’ll see many ‘New Year, New You’ messages and we want you to know that at the Y we understand not everyone is the same and not everyone needs a ‘New You.’ Some of us just need new options, more support and genuine encouragement to start or stay on a path to health and wellness. The fact is, everyone’s health goals are different and the Y has many options for you to find what works for you, your busy schedule and, perhaps most important, what motivates you to focus on what is best for you. The Y is here to help with hundreds of group exercise classes, Yoga, strength training, cycle and Zumba. There are also aqua fitness classes with new innovative equipment in our pools to ease impact on joints and muscles. PLUS, the virtua...