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September 3, 2013

Pre-Revolutionary New England subject of meeting

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PLAISTOW — “Braving the Middle Ground: Stories of Pre-Revolutionary Northern New England” is the theme of Dr. Jo Radner’s presentation Sept. 10 at the meeting of THS-REA, the Timberlane-Hampstead-Sanborn Retired Educators Association.

The presentation begins at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 120 Main St., Plaistow. This presentation is open to the public and donations are welcome.

Radner will trace the initial landings on the New England coast through settlements in the Merrimack Valley and the collision with Native Americans already calling this area home. She takes on the identity of a number of the early settlers in her presentation.

Members of local historical societies, DAR and community organizations are especially invited to attend this presentation.

For more information, contact Kay Galloway at 362-6424 or hkayg@yahoo.com.

Vendors/artists and others needed for Tattersall Farm Day

HAVERHILL — The Trustees of Tattersall Farm are seeking vendors, artists, craftsmen, agricultural demonstrators, and environmentalists/conservationists to participate in Tattersall Farm Day on Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 29. The farm is located at 542 North Broadway.

Vendor spaces are approximately 12- by 12-feet and select spaces are going quickly. Cost for artisans and vendors is $25 per space. Commercial and/or larger spaces negotiated upon request. Commercial vendors wares should be relative to farming, the environment, or conservation. Tattersall Farm Day celebrates the city’s agricultural heritage through a variety of demonstrations and activities. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan at 978-374-2390, ext. 11 or kbresnahan@cityofhaverhill.com.

Boat ramp closesin Kingston

KINGSTON — The state boat ramp on Main Street will be under construction from Sept. 9 to Sept. 28.

The town’s boat ramp will remain open to the public. Delays in launch times should be expected.

St. Augustine’s holds Shawl Tea Sept. 17

ANDOVER — Communities Together Inc., formerly The Greater Lawrence Council of Churches, and St. Augustine Parish in Andover will sponsor the 10th Annual Interfaith Prayer Shawl Tea at St. Augustine Parish, Center for Education and Ministry, 35 Essex St., Andover on Tuesday, Sept. 17, From 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the Prayer Shawl Ministry and offer shawls for a blessing by clergy.

Speaker, Colette Crowley, Chaplain at Lowell General Hospital, has titled her remarks, “Wrapped in Love.” Anne Daly, LICSW, Social Worker at Edgewood Retirement Community, will share “Reflections on the Prayer Shawl Tea and Ministry.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 12 to Klara at the St. Augustine Parish office 978-475-0050 x37 or klarapvajda@gmail.com.

Nature presentation slated in Sandown

SANDOWN — Town Conservation Commission member Mark Traeger will speak about New Hampshire’s natural beauty Monday, Sept. 9.

Traeger’s presentation, organized by the Sandown Garden Club,” begins at 7 p.m. It’s titled “The Nature of New Hampshire: Natural Communities of the Granite State.”

Traeger will show photographs taken by Natural Heritage Bureau ecologists and photographers. There will be light refreshments and a door prize.

For more on the Garden Club and membership, contact Kathy at 382-3703 or go to sandowngardenclub.org.