Local Updates

Uncategorized / Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Check out these local updates from the Newburyport Daily News:

‘Hamilton’ tickets will be raffled

GEORGETOWN — The Georgetown Historical Society is raffling two tickets to “Hamilton” at the Boston Opera House on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m.

This musical about Alexander Hamilton was the winner of 11 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” in 2016. Raffle tickets are available at the Brocklebank Museum, 108 E. Main Street, on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $10 and can also be ordered by e-mailing info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com and including your name, address and the number of tickets. The drawing is at Brocklebank on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.

West Newbury checks meters

WEST NEWBURY — The town Water Department will start reading meters for the upcoming fall semi-annual billing.

All department employees carry identification and drive a town truck with an emblem.

Water Department hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


World War I display at Brocklebank

GEORGETOWN – Brocklebank Museum is filled with treasures from the past and has a special display this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and honoring those who served.

Museum visitors can learn about the building’s history and its ties to the abolitionist movement and the famous Beecher family. They can also hear stories of the mysterious “Haunted Meal Chest” and see the building’s original 1754 tavern sign with bullet holes made by local militiamen at the start of the American Revolution.

The museum features collections of antique weapons, toys, clothing and quilts. The “Early Businesses of Georgetown” exhibit showcases the early shoe and ice industries, trains, trolleys, fire companies and many local businesses of the 1800s.

Brocklebank is at 108 E. Main St. and is open every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65 and older) and students. Free admission for current Georgetown Historical Society members.

For more information, visit the Georgetown Historical Society website at www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.com or e-mail info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com.


Items needed for food pantry

WEST NEWBURY — The town food pantry is in need of donations to restock the shelves.

The food pantry seeks donations of small containers of peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit and pasta sauce, and boxes of pasta.

Donations can be dropped off at West Newbury Town Hall, 381 Main St., or the central fire station, 401 Main St.

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