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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...
‘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 ...
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 ...
Accidentally on Purpose returns to Marblehead Little Theatre on Feb 4
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Accidentally on Purpose returns to Marblehead Little Theatre on Feb 4

Silly Theatre Productions & Marblehead Little Theatre partner up again for another evening of sidesplitting Improv Comedy in the beautiful Firehouse Theatre at 12 School St. in Marblehead on Saturday, Feb 4, at 7:30 p.m. Accidentally on Purpose (AOP) is an improv comedy troupe on the North Shore. The seasoned troupe's comedy style is like that of the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?". The evening requires interactive madcap involvement of the audience with scene suggestions and volunteer opportunities.   The AOP Improv troupe has a varied and eclectic cast of professionals whose day jobs include author, doctor, teacher, tradesmen and corporate executives that have been laughing together for over a decade. These exciting day jobs serve to add a unique flavor to the...
Marblehead Little Theatre’s ‘Party?’ delivers a funny, bittersweet punch
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Marblehead Little Theatre’s ‘Party?’ delivers a funny, bittersweet punch

Stella Adler, the founder of the prestigious Stella Adler Studio of Acting, whose alumni include Robert De Niro, Salma Hayek and Marlon Brando, famously observed that "the theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time." "Party?," the new ensemble comedy which opened at the Marblehead Little Theater on Jan. 20, does just that. This wicked, witty romp, which the play's author and Marblehead resident, Anne M. Lucas, aptly describes as a cross-pollination of Ibsen's "A Doll's House" meets Neil Simon, packs a bittersweet punch as it takes the audience on a rollicking spiritual and social X-ray of three marriages — couples in their 20s, 50s and 70s. With its spot-on comic timing and spitfire exchanges, "Party?" nimbly captures multiple relationship crossroads in a funny, take...
Dynamic duo: Ashley, brother-in-law with Down syndrome team on striking images
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Dynamic duo: Ashley, brother-in-law with Down syndrome team on striking images

Michael is shown as a pensive hunter in the first of a series of images in which he sports one of his beloved Superman outfits. COURTESY PHOTO / RICK ASHLEY Nearly five decades ago, Marblehead photographer Rick Ashley quickly forged a tight bond with his brother-in-law, Michael. There was a memorable trip to Disney World. Other times, they would just hang out. But that Michael, who has Down syndrome, would come to serve as the centerpiece of a series of images that would gain national acclaim is something of a happy accident. Residents can see many of those same images on display in the Larrabee Gallery at the Marblehead Arts Association through Feb. 26. The project with Michael began when Ashley learned from his neighbor, accomplished photography editor, author and publish...
Members of Marblehead Wolfpack to take a plunge for Mental Makeover
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Members of Marblehead Wolfpack to take a plunge for Mental Makeover

Several members of the Marblehead Wolfpack will be taking a plunge to raise awareness and funds for Mental Makeover, a nonprofit fighting the stigma around around mental illness. (Read the Current's recent feature article on the Wolfpack HERE.) Judith Doane and other members of the Wolfpack, who immerse themsevles in the Atlantic at Devereux Beach twice a week for physical and mental health benefits, will be attending the Mental Health Makeover Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Winter Island Park in Salem. People will jump in the ocean and then warm up inside with hot chocolate, music, raffles, games and more. Registration oepns at 10 a.m. with the plunge happening at 11 a.m. Registration is $30. Click HERE for more information.
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...