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May 31, 2013

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The Friends of Greenlawn will host a tour of Salem's Greenlawn Cemetery today at 10 a.m. The historical tour will highlight the Dickson Chapel, famous and old graves, and some of the special species of birds and more than 1,200 varieties of trees that live in the cemetery. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Meet at the Dickson Chapel inside the cemetery’s side entrance gate on Orne Street. Park on the street as space is limited inside the cemetery.

Fido and friends are invited to Beverly Dog Park’s third annual Spring Bone-Anza Give-Back Event to celebrate Paddles’ Park from noon to 3 p.m. today on Lp Henderson Road near Beverly Airport. The event is being held to raise awareness about the dog park and give back to the dog park community. All dogs (and their owners) with current Beverly dog park tags are invited to participate. Admission is free and the first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag. Parking for attendees is available at the airport as the parking area for the dog park will be used for the event. For more information, visit

Swing by the Salem VFW Hall tonight for dancing and the Squeezebox Stompers' New Orleans-themed concert, featuring a blend of swamp music, Cajun, zydeco, blues and rhythm and blues. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. at 95 Derby St. in Salem. Tickets cost $10 per person and are available at the door. For more information, visit

Don't miss this evening's grand jollification at Our Lady of Hope Church when Chorus North Shore joins with Intermezzo: The New England Chamber Opera Series to present a gala concert of opera highlights featuring four of the area’s noted opera singers, along with the 150 voices of CNS. The concert beings at 8 p.m. at 1 Pineswamp Road in Ipswich. Tickets are available at the door and cost $20 for general admission and $17 for senior citizens and students. For more information, visit This evening's program is supported in part by a grant from the Ipswich Cultural Council.

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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  • misselwood_2 Rare, classic cars make an appearance at annual Endicott College show

    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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  • twenties_3 Ipswich's Castle Hill braces for 1,000 at Roaring '20s Lawn Party

    The latest dance craze started in the 1930s. The Lindy Hop, which first flourished in the ballrooms of Harlem, is expected to draw hundreds of people to a dance floor at the Crane Estate this Sunday. Organized by Boston Swing Central, a dance club in

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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