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April 30, 2014

North Shore News in Brief

The PTO of Knowledge Academy presents Mom’s Day Out on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 3 p.m., at the academy, 261 N. Main St., Middleton. The event features chair massages, snacks, children’s program, mini-makeover sessions and free entry into the grand prize raffle. Tickets cost $15 per person and baby-sitting is $10 per child. The event takes place outside but will be moved indoors in case of rain or inclement weather. Space is limited and preregistration is required by contacting Humara Malik at 978-697-8110 or All proceeds from the event benefit Knowledge Academy. For more information, visit

The Hamilton Water Department will be flushing hydrants Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., during the following weeks: May 5 to 8; May 12 to 15; and May 19 to 22. To minimize the amount of dirty water getting into one’s system, refrain from using water during the times listed. Prior to water use, residents should run their cold water, or turn on outside spigots until the lines run clear as discoloration may occur. For more information, visit, or call 978-468-5581.

Ipswich Museum and Philio Cushing present a special evening lecture with Kevin O’Connor, host of “This Old House,” on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at 54 S. Main St., Ipswich. A reception will follow the lecture. Admission is $75 per person. Space is limited and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to 978-356-2811, or

The Danvers Historical Society is holding its annual Plant Sale on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. throughout the month of May, at Glen Magna Farms, Ingersoll Street, Danvers. The sale features perennials, herbs and select annuals and divisions from the Glen Magna gardens. Proceeds from the sale support the society’s ongoing preservation mission. For details, visit

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