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February 3, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


The 18th annual Teen Poetry Contest at Beverly Public Library runs through 5 p.m. on Monday, March 3. Beverly students or residents in grades six through 12 are encouraged to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded in two age categories, grades six to eight and grades nine to 12. There is a limit of three poems per person, and poems should be submitted online at Paper entry forms will be available in the library and through local schools and will be accepted via mail or drop-off at Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915. Poem and entry information may also be emailed to For more information, visit the teens page of the library’s website,, or contact Allison Babin, young adult librarian, at 978-921-6062.

Al-Anon, a nonprofit, public service organization that helps people who are affected by someone else’s drinking or drug abuse, will hold meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main St., second floor, Peabody. For more information or other locations in Massachusetts, call 508-366-0556 or visit

Historic New England and the Phillips House are presenting “Phillips Favorites,” a series of tours, programs and movies that highlight the Phillips House Museum and life on Chestnut Street in the early 20th century. Interested visitors can attend one or all of the programs. General admission to the entire series is $50, or $10 per program; discounts are available for Historic New England members. All events take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, through Feb. 22, at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. For details, tickets and schedules, call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.

Registered Democrats in Danvers will hold a caucus in the Gordon Room of Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to elect 13 delegates and 3 alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, which will be held on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, in Worcester. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Danvers. Candidates for delegates must be present at the caucus. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 77 Summer St., 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, no later than ten days after the caucus date. For information, contact Chairperson Marilyn Hazel at 978-590-1473.

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