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February 11, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

Beverly Youth Hockey presents Hypnotizing Hockey Night on Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 300 Rantoul St., Beverly. The evening features a show by Pete Mamos, a stage hypnotist and magician who combines audience participation, comedy, music and mystery into his presentations. Music and dancing will follow the show. The event also includes a silent auction, raffle, Italian fare and a cash bar. Tickets purchased in advance by Friday, Feb. 28, cost $25 each or $30 at the door. Tickets are available at Todd’s Sporting Goods, 393 Cabot St., Beverly. Proceeds from the event benefit Beverly Youth Hockey programs.

Bay State Textiles presented at $1,000 check to the Beverly PTO at the Beverly School Committee meeting in January. The check was awarded to Beverly Public Schools for having met Bay State Textiles’ 20,000-pound goal of textiles deposited into the collection bins on each public school property. The collection program started in May 2013, and since then, Beverly Public Schools have collectively earned more than $4,200 by collecting more than 84,000 pounds of textiles, which has saved the city more than $3,200 in fees.

Homebuying 101, a three-part course, will be held Tuesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 6, from 5:45 to 9 p.m., at Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warrant St. Ext., Peabody. The course, sponsored by North Shore CDC, takes residents through the entire home-buying process. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate that gives them access to first-time homebuyer loans with low interest rates and down payments. The cost is $50 per person. For more information or to register, visit

Mayor Mike Cahill is accepting letters of request from organizations interested in being selected for one of the four 2014 charitable golf tournaments dates at Beverly Golf and Tennis Club, made available through the city of Beverly to benefit Beverly citizens. Over the past 10 years, more than 25 organizations have benefited from these charitable golf dates. Any organization interested in applying may do so by forwarding a request in writing to the Mayor’s Office, 191 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915, or by email to Letters of request must be received no later than Tuesday, Feb. 18, to be considered for selection.

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