This fall, we kick off a new program for our veterans and their families. This program will run in partnership with White Rose Canoe in Newbury, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Disabled and Limbless Veterans, our Veteran Services Officers throughout the area, and many more. Veteran Canoe Adventures will kick off on Sunday, October 24, 2021. … More Veteran Canoe Adventures To Launch in Newbury
Currently I am working on that I’m looking for advice, and guidance on. I’m in a bit of jam and would greatly appreciate anyone interested in helping or have ideas please feel free to share. In 2017 I started a volunteer group called Preserving Newbury, and last year we started a Community Flag Retirement Box … More American Flag Vending Machine
Community Santa Home Visits in Newburyport and area Selective Dates in December (1 – 24) Don’t miss the opportunity for your child to have Santa, Mrs. Claus or one of Santa’s Elves stop by for a home visit. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit good children in the Greater … More Santa Visits, Veterans Wreaths, and a Christmas Party at a Celtics Game. December 2017
For the third year in a row Preserving Newbury will be hosting Wreaths Across America in Newbury Massachusetts. Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue to expand their annual wreath-laying ceremony which started at Arlington National Cemetery and now stretches to cemeteries all around the country. This program was … More Wreath project stretches to 3rd year…
October 8, 2017 marked the 50th year anniversary of the passing of Sgt. Donald Wilkinson, a Newbury resident and Vietnam Veteran. On this day there was a dedication ceremony at the Plum Island Bridge.
Earlier this year, I proposed to the Newbury selectmen that they should consider adopting a program to help veterans who own property in town. Now, I have a question for the residents of Newbury: Would you be in favor of the town of Newbury adopting M.G.L. Chapter 59 Section 5N — “Reduction of property tax … More Town should adopt tax break program for veterans
Tonight I went before the Newbury Board of Selectmen to ask them to consider adopting Mass General Law – Chapter 59 Section 5N ‘Reduction of Property Tax Obligation of Veteran in Exchange for Volunteer Services’. For the town to adopt this section it will need to go before Town Meeting for vote. I did ask … More Volunteerism: A Viable Resource for Newbury
Someone asked me how was my Memorial Day weekend was today. To be honest, Sunday made the weekend for me. Seeing a young 12 year old so engaged in wanting to clean and reset a Civil War soldier headstone. There was no short cuts, she wanted to be part of digging it out, cleaning it, … More Memorial Day 2017
As Memorial Day approaches things are happening around the Town of Newbury. Flags for the veterans’ graves have been ordered, walks around the ceremonies have been and are being conducted, and for the first time ever – veterans graves are being cleaned and reset (if needed). A newly formed group, Preserving Newbury, which consist of … More It’s all about Honor and Respect
During a recent walk through of the cemeteries in Newbury there was something that was very unsettling. Several grave marker flags were on the ground covered in dirt from vehicles driving on them, and there was also several flags jammed in to trash barrels. This is not acceptable.