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January 11, 2014

Best Bets for Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12

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Saturday

The Phillips House kitchen has gadgets and gizmos of plenty. Learn how these odd-looking tools in the kitchen made work easier for domestic staff in the 20th century during a special tour today, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the 1821 residence, located at 34 Chestnut St. in Salem. The tour is part of Historic New England’s “Everybody’s History,” which looks at daily life, work and heritage around New England. General admission is $15 per person and $10 for Historic New England members. Space is limited and advance registration is suggested by calling 978-744-0440 or visiting www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

Sunday

Lace up your kicks and head to the Beverly School for the Deaf for the Beverly-Salem Elks Club's local competition of the annual Elks National Free Throw Contest. Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 are invited to give it their best shot in each of their separate divisions. The competition starts at 9 a.m. for participants ages 12 to 13; 11 a.m. for ages 8 to 9; and 1 p.m. for ages 10 to 11. Age is determined by the child's age on April 1, 2014. There is no cost to participate. For details, call Charles Summit at 508-843-1321 or the Beverly-Salem Elks Club at 978-922-9608.

Nicholas W. Kent grew up on the North Shore, spending countless hours in the boatyards of Marblehead with his father, Christopher, an avid sailor and boatman. Christopher’s death a few years ago affected Nicholas deeply. The love of boats and boat yards, use of boat-specific materials, images from the past, memories of his father, and the emotional turmoil of his father's loss are all reflected in Nicholas' exhibit, “Spirits of the Boatyard,” which is this month's featured exhibit at Stetson Gallery in Marblehead. An opening reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at the gallery, which is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit uumarblehead.org, or email stetson@uumarblehead.org.

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  • North Shore religion news in brief The Rev. Marya DeCarlen has been named the new, full-time priest in charge at All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore in Danvers. DeCarlen's ministry with the parish begins Sunday, April 27. Her appointment comes after the church's yearlong in

    April 19, 2014

  • Dear Abby: Teenage girl’s boyish figure is often deceiving to others Dear Abby: I'm a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy. It really bothers me because, despite my haircut and body shape, I have a feminine face and I wear women

    April 19, 2014

  • This weekend's Best Bets Best Bets for Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20

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  • Vet Connection: Is it OK to give a dog a bone? We have all seen the cartoons and commercials depicting dogs burying bones and stashing them away for later. Unfortunately, most pet owners are completely unaware of the significant risks and problems that are associated with feeding dogs these treat

    April 18, 2014

  • Ask Dog Lady: Why is my dog fascinated with burying things? Dear Dog Lady, My dog came across a dead cat at the park and proceeded to bury the cat with surrounding leaves by using her nose and pushing the leaves over the dead cat. Two days later, we went back to the park, and she found the dead cat again and

    April 18, 2014

  • ed Ipswich author to share drawing techniques Most of Ed Emberley's 80 children's books, 20 of which are still in print, have one goal in mind. "Showing the kids you can draw; everybody can draw something," he said. "They get encouragement from working with the simplest thing." Emberley will giv

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • holtenhouse Quick pick 'Voices From the Back Stairs' Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England presents "Voices From the Back Stairs" tomorrow at 2, at the Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. In her presentation, Pustz explores domestic service in 19th- and 20

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dear Abby: Assistant’s gruff attitude needs to be smoothed out Dear Abby: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a "brown-noser"? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people

    April 18, 2014

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