EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 13, 2012

Winter parking ban starts in Salem

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — The winter parking ban goes into in effect tomorrow and continues through April 15, from midnight to 6 a.m.

On-street parking is prohibited during these time frames. Additionally, on-street parking is prohibited at any time during a declared snow emergency. A snow emergency is defined as 3 inches or more of snow accumulation.

The Salem Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Public Works, asks residents to follow these parking restrictions during this upcoming winter season.

Informational fliers will be placed on vehicles parked on the streets tomorrow through next week.

From Nov. 23 through Dec. 1, police will issue warnings. Beginning Dec. 1, parking citations will be issued to all vehicles in violation of the winter parking ban.

Foundation seeks used clothing donations

DERRY — The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public’s support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items.

They ask people to consider donating lightly worn clothing to the foundation.

Foundation workers will be collecting donations door to door in Derry on Monday. To schedule a free curbside pickup, call 1-800-483-5503 or email donate@bbbsfoundation.org. Donations are tax deductible.

The organization also offers special pickups for electronics recycling and car donations; call or visit bbbsfoundation.org for details.

Craft, book fairs

coming to library

PLAISTOW — Plaistow Public Library’s annual vendor fair will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Companies like Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Avon, Lia Sophia and Flags on the Go will have stations at the event to sell their wares.

Volunteers are needed to help that day, as well as to join the Friends of the Library at Plaistow.

On the same day, the library’s annual Scholastic Book Fair will begin. The book fair will continue on Nov. 19-21.

Christmas Village Fair scheduled for Saturday

PLAISTOW — The First Baptist Church’s annual Christmas Village Fair will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature decorated Christmas villages where little “shops” sell handmade crafts, homemade jellies, jams, cookies, candy and much more.

Get into the holiday spirit with the festive surroundings and Christmas music performed by talented musicians. Stroll through the “village” and choose some special gifts, including home-baked goods, hand-crafted items, gift baskets, homemade fudge, Christmas decorations, jewelry, notecards, hand knit items and more.

Upstairs, the children can decorate a cookie or make crafts. Children can have their picture taken with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon.

A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with dishes including homemade fish chowder, chicken a la king, chili and hot dogs, and a dessert of Swedish apple pie a la mode.

Call the church office at 382-5075, email FirstBaptistChurchPlaistow@gmail.com, or visit fbcplaistow.org.

Author panel focuses

on ‘atmosphere’

PLAISTOW — An author panel at Plaistow Public Library on Monday will focus on how “local atmosphere” affects their books.

The event will feature several authors, including Josh Judge, WMUR meteorologist and author of “Extreme New England Weather;” Renee Mallett, author of several books, including “Manchester Ghosts;” and Lara Croft and Michael Berry, co-authors of “See You ‘Round the Square.”

The panel will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signings.

The event is the library’s third and final Local Author Night of the fall.

Walk off that Thanksgiving dinner

HAMPSTEAD — The Outside in Hampstead “Annual Turkey Buster” will be led by David Treat the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

Meet at the West Road parking area at 9 a.m. on Nov. 24 for a two-hour romp on and off trail around the West Road Conservation Area.

Questions about the outing may be directed to Dave Treat at 329-6131.