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May 15, 2013

Best Bets for Wednesday, May 15

Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Teens, get ready for some sweet competition, as Cupcake Wars comes to the Swampscott Public Library. Newman's Bakery is donating undecorated cupcakes and half-moons, and celebrity judge Austin Sagan and other members of the Swampscott Public Library Teen Advisory Board will rate contestants' decorating skills. Teens can participate by themselves or with a team of friends. Cupcake Wars takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. Bring artistic skills and an appetite. For more informaiton, call 781-596-8867.

New England sharks aren't all like we see in "Jaws," and tonight Mae Taylor, an adjunct professor at Salem State University, will present an exploration of the common — and lesser-known — sharks of the region. This free lecture is suitable for children ages 8 and older, and there will be time for questions. "Sharks of New England" takes place from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. For more information, visit

Explore Salem's paranormal side in tonight's lecture at The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Kimberly Bizjak, a professional paranormal investigator and proprietor of Paranormal Salem, will discuss the history and theory of ghost hunting, debunking and equipment, and share some of her own spooky findings. The lecture, which starts at 7 p.m., is part of Gables' annual Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series, honoring Nathaniel Hawthorne and his literary works. For more information, visit

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  • Dear Abby: Dating scene is frustrating for strong young woman Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I'm "me," but if we get serious, then I'm eit

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  • North Shore religion news in brief The Rev. Wesley Williams will be the featured guest for the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 27, at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Williams will use the sermon time to lead in the singing of spirituals and give

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  • North Shore religion calendar Saturday, July 19 Church Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Church-sponsored yard sale features home furnishings, clothing, children's items, furniture and more. Portuguese food will also be available. All

    July 19, 2014

  • North Shore Gardener: Can 10-year-old plant food be used? Q: As I am getting older, my gardening is less and less, but I do have three potted cherry tomato plants on my deck. I wonder if some Vigoro Water Soluble Tomato and Vegetable Plant Food that I have had in my garage for about 10 years would be safe a

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  • Dr. Kate's Parent Rap: 6 strategies to help your child build self-advocacy skills As tweens enter middle school, they are expected to manage increased responsibility and independence. Included in this set of expectations is their ability to self-advocate for their needs. Self-advocacy refers to an individual's ability to effective

    July 18, 2014

  • doughboys_2 Book Notes: Author discusses World War I at Wenham Museum All the veterans Richard Rubin interviewed for "The Last of the Doughboys," which was published in 2013, are dead now. Given that his subjects ranged in age from 101 to 113, and he started looking for them in 2003, that is hardly surprising. What re

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  • womaninyard Quick pick 'East End Open Studio' An art show featuring the work of 15 artists who all live and work in the East End District of Ipswich is on view this weekend at the Ipswich Moving Company Studio at 2 Cogswell St. in Ipswich. The show is called "East End Open

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