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November 15, 2013

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The Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell of First Church Unitarian in Salem presents a historical and environmental perspective on wind power in the U.S. and local efforts to use this resource. Barz-Snell is a member of the Renewable Energy Task Force and is on the board of directors of the Salem Alliance for the Environment. His talk begins at 10 a.m. at the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome. Donations are appreciated from nonmembers who attend. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or visit

Endicott College’s Fridays in the Rose will feature Quartet For-Te today at noon in the college's Rose Performance Hall of the Manninen Center for the Arts. Quartet For-Te is an ensemble that explores a diverse range of repertoire spanning from classical to contemporary and beyond. Admission is free and open to the public and includes a light appetizer following the performance. Endicott College is at 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reserve your space at or by calling 978-998-7700.

"The Prodigal Son," a cantana based on Luke 15, will be performed tonight as a benefit for student scholarships at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Written by Karen Green and conducted by Steven James Weibley, the musical is based on the biblical story of loss and redemption and features selected choirs, the Jubilate Singers and an instrumental ensemble. The performance is hosted by the Women’s Council of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Admission is free, but donations will be collected. "The Prodigal Son" will be performed at 8 p.m. at Kaiser Chapel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., Hamilton. For more information, contact Karen Green at

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    The Wenham Museum's Family Festival and Craft Fair turns 42 this Saturday, and it's still growing. The event, which hosted 45 craftspeople in 2007 and 50 in 2009 will feature more than 70 artisans this year. "We have jewelry," said Cynthia Novotny, s

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  • ipswichriver_2 See summer’s end from the water with dusk paddles on Ipswich River Summer is winding down, and the final family dusk paddle will be held tomorrow night at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. All season, these canoe trips have headed out at evening to explore the Ipswich River and, hopefully, catch a glimpse of wildli

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  • muchado North Shore Entertainment Calendar Good causes BENEFIT FOR HOSPICE WALK. Thursday, Aug. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cafe 75, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers. Care Dimensions will host a Margaritaville-themed party to benefit the 27th annual Walk for Hospice. Event includes live and silent auctions, he

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  • raceforkevin Good cause 5K and fun run for Kevin Kevin O'Boyle was a firefighter and an Army veteran when he died a year ago. In his memory, the U.S. Army and the Salem Fire Department, where O'Boyle was employed for five years, will sponsor the inaugural SSG Kevin O'Boyle 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun

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  • Dear Abby: Cousin’s tag-along kids push the limit of bride’s guest list Dear Abby: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. Emily jus

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  • Dear Abby: Husband who relives past should focus on present Dear Abby: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he's always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphi

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  • Dear Abby: Young man with heart scar has options for covering it up Dear Abby: You printed a letter from "Self-Conscious in Georgia" (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women's fashions ex

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  • Dear Abby: Angry wife resents husband for hiding news of his health Dear Abby: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn't want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I'm damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don't because h

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  • Dear Abby: Romantics should come back to earth Dear Abby: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I'm finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I'm seeing. "Brent" is smart, intelligent, sweet and loving. We have

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