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March 18, 2014

North Shore News in Brief


Young women who are residents of Salem, graduating from high school and continuing on to college, are welcome to apply for the Anonymous Scholarship, which is awarded based upon a combination of financial need and academic performance. The award can be renewed annually if the student maintains a primary residence in Salem during her four-year pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The application deadline is Thursday, May 1. To request an application form, send the name and mailing address of the interested applicant to, with “Anonymous Scholarship Application Form” in the subject line of the email. Those interested may also write to the Anonymous Scholarship Fund, Scholarship Committee, 3 Beckford St., Salem, MA 01970.

Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary presents an Environmental Gardening course on five Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., beginning today at the sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. In this comprehensive course taught by Catherine Carney-Feldman, an accredited organic land care professional and owner of Shamrock Acres Landscape Design in Ipswich, participants will learn how to transform their landscape into an ecologically friendly environment using native plants to support native wildlife. The course is appropriate for landscape professionals, home gardeners, students of environmental studies and landscape design, municipal employees and anyone interested in learning how to apply an environmental perspective to their landscape work. Course topics include everything a beginner to advanced gardener needs to know about selecting plants, designing, and implementing a beautiful and environmentally sound garden landscape. The cost is $125 for Mass Audubon members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit or call 978-887-9264.

Wenham Museum’s annual Draw Me a Story exhibit, which this year features “Alphabets and Animals,” will be on display through March 30 at 132 St., Wenham. The exhibit features displays of original illustrations by creators of children’s books, many of whom will be on hand and happy to sign books at the reception and at an event for the whole family, “A Sunday of Sweetness,” on Sunday, March 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 1 and up.

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