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March 6, 2014

Heard Around Town: Old band uniforms make soft landing in Beverly

BEVERLY — There will be more than an amazing technicolor dreamcoat at the annual Beverly High School spring musical that gets underway next week. There will also be some pretty amazing pillows.

A group from the Beverly Music & Performing Arts Association — they call themselves the Seam Team — have been turning the marching band’s old uniforms into cool-looking pillows. They’ll be on sale during the performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” next week at the high school.

Proceeds from the pillows sales ($49 for one, $90 for a pair) will go toward the purchase of new raincoats for the marching band, which are needed to protect the new uniforms that were purchased last year.

Performances of “Joseph” will be held March 13, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. They can be reserved via the homepage.

A (100) grand time

That was quite a fundraiser held at the First Baptist Church a couple of weeks ago. The event, a concert called A River of Hope, raised an amazing $100,000 for the River House homeless shelter.

Neiland Douglas, who has supported River House since its inception, was the driving force behind the event. The First Baptist Church and Endicott College teamed up to plan the concert, which included a jazz ensemble from Endicott and a reception hosted by the college’s School of Hospitality Management.

Clamming up

The Happy Clam might be gone, but the liquor license it was about to acquire will stay.

You might remember that the Happy Clam Seafood Cafe was in line to receive one of the city’s four new liquor licenses. Unfortunately, the place closed a few weeks ago, leaving the status of that license in limbo.

City councilors decided this week to still seek the liquor license for the address (407 Cabot St.) but without the Happy Clam name. The license would go to the next restaurant to take over the location.

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