Monday, May 25, 2015

ESSEX HAPPENNGS JUNE 2015

PERSONAL UPDATE
The June edition of the Essex Happenings Blog will be slightly shorter than normal as during May 2015, I enjoyed a 5 day stay at Lahey Hospital in Beverly to treat an infection in my remaining good leg. The treatment was excellent and the infection has cleared up and I was discharged but the time in the hospital and the follow up medical appointments cut into my available time.

ESSEX HERITAGE MATTERS
May 20, 2015 • Salem Beer Works, 278 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Join us for a LIMITED EDITION brew and to learn about how YOU can help save this historic lighthouse!

May 31, 2015 • Willowdale State Forest
Set your alarm clock to join Greenbelt and local birding expert Jim Berry for the dawn chorus, a great expression of life on earth. The walk into the Willowdale State Forest will proceed from a rendezvous point in Ipswich, meeting at 7am on Sunday, May 31st.

June 6, 2015 • Railroad Street, Methuen, MA, 01844
Celebrate National Trails Day with a walk along the Methuen Rail Trail!

June 7, 2015 • Madeline English School, 105 Woodville Street, Everett, MA, 02149
Get ready for the 23rd Annual Bike to the Sea Day!

June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015 • Cox Reservation, Essex County Greenbelt Association, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA, 01929
See art transform the Cox Reservation!

June 20, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail
  
June 21, 2015 • Rockport High School, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA, 01966
A run along one of the most beautiful race courses in the United States

June 25, 2015 • Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA, 01930
The St. Peter’s Fiesta Road Race is a flat fast course with a finish line at St. Peter's Square in the heart of Fiesta!

June 27, 2015 • Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA, 01929
Find hidden caches at the Cox Reservation!

July 4, 2015 • Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA, 41 Leggs Hill Rd, Marblehead, MA, 01945
Celebrating the 4th with patriotic fun!

July 18, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

July 29, 2015
How slow can you go...

August 1, 2015 • Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Come Celebrate Four Centuries of Salem's Maritime Heritage!

August 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015 • Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970
Apply now for summer 2015! Park for Every Classroom is a FREE professional development program for educators of all grade levels and disciplines.

August 6, 2015 • Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street, Beverly, MA, 01915
Don't miss the annual Beverly Yankee Homecoming racing fun! Kids Fun Run, too!

August 15, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

August 16, 2015 • Kennedy Community Playstead, 25 Holly Street, Lawrence, MA, 01841
The Greenway 5k (GW5K) is an annual event hosted by Groundwork Lawrence’s Green Team to promote health, fitness and open spaces.

September 7, 2015 • O’Maley Middle School, 32 Cherry Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930
Take a challenging run (sometimes a trail run) through Goose Cove Reservoir.

September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015; September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 • Throughout Essex County
Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events!

September 19, 2015
Join Groundwork Lawrence and partners to clean and celebrate the Spicket River in Lawrence and Methuen!

September 19, 2015 • Railroad Street, Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail
  
September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015; September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015 • Throughout Essex County
Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events!

September 27, 2015 • Railroad Street, Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for a moon walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

October 3, 2015 • Rowley VFW, 19 Bradford St., Rowley, MA, 01969
Take a chance on getting a winning hand at the Rowley Poker Run!
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October 17, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail
  
October 17, 2015 • Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave, Salem, MA, 01970
Celebrate Halloween with some fitness fun for the whole family

October 25, 2015 • Railroad Street, Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for a moon walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

November 21, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

December 5, 2015 • Cabot Street YMCA, 245 Cabot St, Beverly, MA, 01915
A festive 5k run through downtown and coastal Beverly

December 19, 2015 • Methuen, MA, 01844
Join the Methuen Rail Trail Alliance for their monthly walk along the Methuen Rail Trail

         Salisbury Art Stroll
         Methuen Rail Trail Walk
         Bike to the Sea Day Ride
         Slow Bike Race
         Salem Maritime Festival
         Spicket River Clean Up

ESSEX HERITAGE NEWS
May 13, 2015
Trio Celebrated For 50-Year Legacy Of Regional Land Conservation

April 22, 2015
The DAR will award a $10,000 grant for the restoration of the Bakers Island Lighthouse!

April 21, 2015
15 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

NORTH SHORE ELDER SERVICES NEWS 
On Tuesday, June 9th, North Shore Elder Services is celebrating 39 years of “making life easier” for North Shore elders and their families and caregivers.  We hope that you can join us in saluting our staff, Board Members, volunteers, and vendors who have been essential in providing needed services to more than 20,000 persons over four decades. 

In light of all our busy schedules, we have planned a morning event at the Danversport Yacht Club that will permit you to celebrate with us and then get on with the rest of your day.   Coffee and pastries will be available from 7:30 a.m., breakfast served at 8:00 a.m., and our brief program will conclude by 9:00 a.m.

Individual tickets are available at $75 each.  The opportunity is available to be a Table Host at $750 (which includes ten tickets and recognition at the event) or a Corporate Sponsor at $1500 (which also includes 10 tickets and recognition as a Corporate Sponsor).  Honor an elder with a suggested donation of $39.

Tickets can be ordered online at http://nses39breakfast.eventbrite.com or calling me at 978 624 2245.

We look forward to seeing you on June 9 at the Danversport Yacht Club.  Sincerely,  Paul
Paul J. Lanzikos Executive Director North Shore Elder Services

MOST RECENT READING EXPERIENCE
During the past month, among other books, I have read is a most entertaining book called “THE RESIDENCE. Inside the Private Residence of the White House” by Kate Browner.

The book is a compilation of stories and remembrances related by the house keeping, cooks, florists and other members of the household staff in one of the most famous houses in America, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.  The stories begin with the occupation of the property by the Kennedy family with their young children to the present occupants of the house, the Obama family with their teen-age daughters.  The book is filled with interesting, warm and sometimes difficult experiences.   The story continues through two different political party occupants with different agendas.  I will not attempt to report on the numerous incidents that occurred from Harry Truman through the Eisenhower,  Johnson, Reagan, two Bush families and the Clinton family with a teen age daughter and numerous social matters. The book was highly entertaining and informative and I strongly recommend the book

CONDOLENCES 
My personal condolences are offered to the family of Mr. James McCann of Danvers who passed away earlier this month.   Jim is a fellow Golden Eagle from St John’s Prep, someone I played golf with and because of my hospital stay, I was unable to attend his recent wake and funeral.  




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