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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...
Old Marblehead Improvement Association hears from chief, bestows awards
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Old Marblehead Improvement Association hears from chief, bestows awards

Police Chief Dennis King was the featured speaker as the Old Marblehead Improvement Association held its annual meeting Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Old Town House. Marblehead Police Chief Dennis King speaks to the Old Marblehead Improvement Association meeting Jan. 29 in the Town House. After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OMIA also resumed its practice of bestowing awards on local businesses, residents who improved and preserved properties in the historic district, and to individuals that the OMIA Board felt had gone above and beyond in their efforts to support Marblehead. The first annual Judy Jacobi Award was made to longstanding Fort Sewall Oversight Committee Chairman Larry Sands. He presided over the effort to renovate and preserve Fort Sewall over the past 25 years,...
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...
Marblehead Festival of Arts 2023 logo to be revealed Feb. 7
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Marblehead Festival of Arts 2023 logo to be revealed Feb. 7

The community is invited to the Marblehead Festival of Arts' annual Logo Premiere Party, where the creators of the three finalist designs will be celebrated, and 2023 logo winner will be revealed. Join Festival volunteers for the festivities and logo reveal beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St., Marblehead. The 2023 Festival logo was chosen by public vote and will be displayed for the first time at the Premiere Party along with the rest of the top 17 logo entries. Dinner will be served from 6 to 9 p.m. (reservations strongly encouraged at 781-639-1266), and the premiere celebration to reveal the winning logo will start at 7:15 p.m. A collage of the three finalists competing to serve as the 2023 Marblehead Festival of the Arts logo ...
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 ...
OBSERVERS CORPS: Fair Housing Committee, Jan. 26
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OBSERVERS CORPS: Fair Housing Committee, Jan. 26

BODY: Fair Housing Committee DATE: Jan. 26 OBSERVER: Bonnie Grenier MEMBERS PRESENT: Thatcher Kezer (chair and town administrator), Becky Cutting (town planner), Erin Noonan (Select Board), Debra Larkin, Mimi Hollister, Teri McDonough, Deacon John Whipple, Katie Farrell MEMBER ABSENT: Dirk Isbrandsten Vice chair, secretary elected This was the first meeting of the reconstituted Fair Housing Committee with Kezer, Cutting and Noonan having been voted in as new members. The first order of business was to vote in a vice chairperson and secretary. Larkin, having chaired the previous committee, was voted in as vice chairperson. Hollister was voted in as secretary. Goals discussion The next agenda item was discussion of existing goals of the FHC. One of the main goa...
OBSERVER CORPS: Disabilities Commission, Jan. 12
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OBSERVER CORPS: Disabilities Commission, Jan. 12

BODY: Disabilities Commission DATE: Jan. 12 LWVM OBSERVER: Nancy Powell Collins Institute Survey At the Dec. 22 Disabilities Commission meeting, representatives from the Collins Center, a state entity located at UMass-Boston, presented an overview of a grant-funded ADA Transition Plan they are partnering with the town of Marblehead to develop. The plan includes getting public comment via a survey tool that was launched Jan. 23 to look at problematic access issues in town. Commission members expressed concern that survey questions seek input only from those who are disabled or are providing direct care for someone with a disability, thereby overlooking input from members of the community at large and possibly skewing results. Members of the commission will review the s...
OBSERVER CORPS: Harbors & Waters Board, Jan. 9
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OBSERVER CORPS: Harbors & Waters Board, Jan. 9

BODY: Harbors & Waters Board DATE: Jan. 9 LWVM Observer: Kathy Breslin Seawall Material Analysis for Hammond Park, Municipal Light Department, Marblehead Yacht Club, Commercial Street Pier and Parker’s Boatyard Ryan McCoy, assistant regional manager for Collins Engineering, presented a summary of the progress to date for the above property seawalls in collaboration with the Woods Hole Group, Coastal Zone Management, Marblehead Municipal Light Department and Salem Sound Coast Watch (SSCW). Phase I occurred from 2019 to 2021 with an assessment of existing conditions. Analysis was conducted from 2021 to 2022 with some short-term solutions such as MMLD installing flood barriers to protect their basement. The conceptual plan for 2050 was completed with 25 percent of the desi...
‘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 Day, one night only, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. Hello Friends Productions and its talented group of performers plan to present a great night of music and storytelling through music.  Featuring incredible voices from all over New England, the evening will begin 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 class...
OBSERVER CORPS: Recreation & Parks Commission, Jan. 19
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OBSERVER CORPS: Recreation & Parks Commission, Jan. 19

BODY: Recreation and Parks Commission DATE: Jan. 19 LWV OBSERVER: Kay Rieper Memorandum of Understanding with School Department The MOU that the commission submitted to the School Department was returned and approved with the addition of a phrase about usage for school-contracted programs that is not acceptable to the commission. School Superintendent John Buckey and School Committee Chair Sarah Fox will be invited to the next commission meeting, and then commission members will attend the next School Committee meeting to discuss this. Care of the high school athletic fields is the first priority of the department, and in return the department needs the use of indoor spaces in the schools for winter programs. Budget Superintendent Peter James presented a proposed b...