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Better Breathers Club launches March 8 at Pilgrim Rehab

Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, located at 96 Forest Street in Peabody, in partnership with the American Lung Association, will host the Better Breathers Club on the second Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3:30pm.The Better Breathers Club provide free support groups to people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or other chronic lung diseases. The club brings people together to learn how to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

Different topics of interest will be addressed each month. Family members and caregivers are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center of Peabody is a CMS-rated five-star, not –for-profit organization that has been caring for people on the North Shore since 1965.

For more information or to RSVP, call 978-532-0303.

 

Events at the Peabody Institute Library South Branch

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss shaped the way children read, so he deserves a celebration! Join us at the South Branch for games and crafts themed to honor one of the world’s favorite children’s book authors. The party wouldn’t be complete without reading some of our favorite Seuss stories. The afternoon promises to be great fun.

This event is free, open to the public and will take place on Thursday, March 2nd at 3:30PM at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, located at 78 Lynn St. Registration for the program is required. For more information or to reserve a free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person.

Toddler Story Time

Join us Wednesday mornings throughout the spring at the South Branch for a program designed especially for our littlest walkers! Toddler Story Time is an interactive story time with rhymes, stories, songs and movement designed to engage children ages 18-36 months and show them just how fun the library can be! This is a great opportunity for caregivers to bond with toddlers and introduce them to the library. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other caregivers and let the children interact with each other.

This event is free, open to the public and will take place each Wednesday at 11AM at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, located at 78 Lynn St. Registration for the program is recommended, but not required. For more information or to reserve a free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person. We understand that toddlers can have unpredictable schedules; even if you don’t register, please feel free to stop by and enjoy this program with your child.

Baby Story Time

Join us each Wednesday morning throughout the spring at the South Branch for a fun program designed especially for the littlest ones! Baby Story Time is a fun lapsit program designed for babies 0-18 months. Get your little one started on the road to literacy with stories, bounces, tickles, rhymes and songs! This is a great opportunity for caregivers to bond with infants and introduce them to the library. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other caregivers and let babies interact with each other. Babies love seeing other babies!

This event is free, open to the public and will take place Wednesdays at 10AM at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, located at 78 Lynn St. Registration for the program is recommended, but not required. For more information or to reserve a free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person. We understand that babies can have unpredictable schedules; even if you don’t register, please feel free to stop by and enjoy this program with your infant.

Spring Kids Krafts

Looking for a fun Saturday activity? The South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library welcomes kids ages 5-9 to join us for seasonal stories and a craft to take home. Kids’ Krafts is a great opportunity for children to enjoy the library and develop literacy and listening skills and then work independently on their own, fun craft. Crafts synchronize with upcoming seasons and make great decorations!

Kids’ Krafts will take place monthly on the following Saturdays: March 4, April 1 and May 13 at 10:30 AM.

The program is free and open to the community but space is limited and registration is required. Please register for each session you plan to attend. Caregivers may choose to attend with their child, but please only register attending children.For more information and to reserve your child’s free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org, call 978-531-3380 or stop by in person!

Music at Eden’s Edge Presents “The Musician’s Journey”

The Peabody Institute Library is pleased to announce The Musician’s Journey, a combined lecture and performance series presented by Music at Eden’s Edge (MEE).The next event in the series, “Life as a Journey,” will be held on Monday, March 27th at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody.

Boston’s beloved mezzo soprano D’Anna Fortunato and violinist Maria Benotti offer three moving and distinctly contrasted works for voice and violin: Villa-Lobos Suite for Violin and Voice takes the listener on a dramatic, undulating ride; Holst Four Songs offer pause for spiritual reflection; Vaughan Williams Along the Field shares poignant memories of love and loss. Truly a dynamic journey for the listener!

Part of the Music at Eden’s Edge “Close Encounters with Music” program, The Musician’s Journey is a four-part lecture/performance series that will present music with varied topical connections selected by the players. Performers’ insights will offer an interpretive entrée into listening:figuratively, spiritually, and factually.Questions and discussion will be encouraged to include listeners in the process of bringing music to life in performance.

This program is generously sponsored by the Peabody Institute Library Foundation.

For more information and to reserve your seat, please call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or register online at http://www.peabodylibrary.org.

 

Council votes to reduce speed limit in select areas

At the February 16 meeting of the City Council, councillors, taking heed of Mayor Ted Bettencourt’s suggestions, voted to decrease the speed limit in Peabody in select areas. Going forward, any unmarked street will be reduced to 25 miles per hour. Any streets previously marked 30-35 miles per hour would not be affected, save for a few “exceptions,” such as Felton and Bartholomew Streets.

“I get many calls about speeding … I believe this is the appropriate action,” the mayor said at the Legal Affairs Subcommittee meeting earlier that evening. He added that the new bylaw will “allow families and children additional protection.”

“I think you’re going to make a lot of people happy,” said Ward 4 Councillor Edward Charest.

Mayor Bettencourt clarified that the reduction would not include highways. It would, however, cover all side streets and thickly settled streets. Furthermore, any streets that are currently marked at 20 miles per hour would stay at 20 and not increase.

Councillor-at-Large Anne Manning-Martin expressed concern that signage would proliferate in the city under the new bylaw and that it would be both an aesthetic issue and a costly one. Mayor Bettencourt concurred on the matter: “We don’t need signs everywhere.”

The motion passed 5-0 in the subcommittee and 11-0 in the council.

By Melanie Higgins


   

Peabody Ladies Lodge1964 OSIA Book Awards

The Peabody Ladies Lodge #1964 Order Sons of Italy in America is offering two Book Awards to graduating high school seniors of Italian descent who are residents of Peabody and will be continuing their education in the fall.

Applications are available in the guidance office at your high school or by calling Norma at 978-535-3571.Requests for applications are also available by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .Applications must be completed and returned by April 26th.

 

 

Lady Tanners basketball top Waltham in first tourney round, 67-62

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Head coach Stan McKeen called Tuesday’s first-round Div. I North playoff win at Waltham an “incredible girls basketball game.” It could also be said that it’s been an amazing two-month run for the Peabody girls’ basketball team.

After opening the season 1-3, the Tanners have gone 13-4 overall since. They finished 12-4 in the Northeastern Conference and at one point won 11 straight league games.

On Tuesday, 11th-seeded Peabody (14-7) fell behind by eight points early but regrouped to take a two-point lead into halftime. Sixth-seeded Waltham would battle back from a double-digit deficit to make it close late. But the Tanners were able to hold on by a 67-62 score and advance to round two.

“We opened the game up in the third quarter. We were up by 10 at one point,” said McKeen of Tuesday’s game. “But Waltham came back in th fourth quarter and got the lead all the way down to one with two minutes left.We made free throws and a couple of baskets, and played great defense.”

Defense has been the biggest key to Peabody’s success since the New Year. McKeen said the team “struggled somewhat” defensively against Waltham but were able to sustain enough to come out on top.

“Moving forward we have to continue to play good defense,” he said. “The key factor (Tuesday) is that we weren’t going to lose even though the lead got down to one. The girls would not quit. They haven’t quit all year long. We bent but we didn’t break.”

Led by co-captain Melissa Gray’s 26 points, six steals and six rebounds, Peabody notched its first post-season win since 2014. Gray also sank two clutch free throws in the final seconds to secure the triumph.

McKeen said co-captains Alyssa Alperen and Katie Wallace also had solid outings.

“Katie did a fantastic job running the offense and Alyssa played fantastic defense. It was a total team effort,” he said.

Catherine Manning was stellar with 16 rebounds and 11 points while Chinenye Onwuogo chipped in with 15 points and 13 boards.

Peabody travels to take on third-seeded Woburn this Friday at 7 p.m.. Woburn improved to 18-3 with a 21-point first-round win over Cambridge Rindge & Latin.

By Greg Phipps


   

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