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Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University on Sunday, January 8

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Approximately 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of their income. This means that “broke” has become the new normal in our nation. At the end of the month, many individuals simply have nothing left because of debt and expenses.

If this is you, there is good news. You are not alone.

As a church, we want to share a practical plan that can help you discover God’s way of handling money. We want to empower you to get on a budget, get out of debt, save for the future and take control of your money.

Financial Peace University is that plan. This nine-week class taught by money expert Dave Ramsey can change your financial story in a matter of weeks and your family tree for generations to come.

Classes begin Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 3 Margin St., Peabody.

For information, please call 781-334-8151 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Register online: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1028415.

 

Tanner girls’ basketball team falls to tough Classical in season opener

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The Lynn Classical Rams broke open a low scoring game and ran away from the Peabody Tanners in Northeastern Conference (NEC) girls’ basketball action last Friday at the PHS gym. Deadlocked 10-10 after one half, the Rams outscored Peabody, 26-3, in the third quarter and cruised to a 48-28 victory. It was the season opener for both squads.

“I thought we’d play a lot better than we did. We didn’t execute,” said Peabody head coach Stan McKeen. “They’re an aggressive and very athletic team, and we struggled to put the ball in the basket. When you can’t score you’re in trouble.”

Despite their offensive problems, the Tanners did manage to go into the second quarter with a 7-3 lead. Points were hard to come by over the first two periods with a combined total of just 20 being put up entering halftime.

The visitors turned it up in the third quarter; however, as Lynn Classical was led by Paris Wilkey and Soneta Srey, who each finished with 14 points. In one quarter, the Tanners went from being tied to trailing 36-13.

Peabody was affected by the loss of center Chinenye Onwuogu to an ankle injury in the opening half. She did not play against Danvers on Monday.

“Not having her on the floor definitely hurt us and they took advantage of it. We had nobody who could match up with their [top forwards],” McKeen observed. “We have good fundamental players, but we don’t have the quickness and speed they have.”

Peabody did come to life a bit more in the final period after going to a full-court press that appeared to rattle the Rams, whose starters were on the bench by that time. The Tanners outscored the visitors, 15-12, in the fourth quarter, but it was far from enough to overcome the huge deficit.

For Peabody, senior captains Katie Wallace and Melissa Gray netted six points each while Kristina Rossignoll added six off the bench. Other Tanner players to make the scoring column were Alyssa Alperen with three points; Catherine Manning, Jordan Muse and Liz Zaiter with two each; and Onwuogu with a point.

McKeen credited Manning and Rossignoll for providing some “spark” off the bench but added that the best way to handle the loss is to move forward. “There’s not an awful lot to say about this one. It got away from us quickly,” he said.

On Monday the Tanners fell to 0-2 on the early season with a 58-43 league loss at Danvers. The Tanners trailed 37-21 at halftime and outscored the Falcons by a point over the final two periods. McKeen said Peabody dug itself too deep a hole in the first half and couldn’t recover.

Gray led the Tanners with 15 points, followed by Alperen with 12. Both players sank two three-point shots. Wallace and Muse also connected from beyond the arc for Peabody.

By Greg Phipps


 

PHS Tanners Sports Round-Up

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Tanner wrestling takes two wins

Six victories via pin lifted the Peabody wrestling team to its second triumph of the season last week as the Tanners’ other match win was by forfeit in their 42-24 defeat of Salem on Dec. 14 at the Peabody Gym. The victory improved Peabody’s early-season record to 2-0-1.

“The guys wrestled well and our veterans are doing well,” said Tanner head coach Dave Pinette afterward. “Our newer kids are learning. Right now, we have six or seven really tough, experienced kids. So we’ll probably be scoring about 42 points in most meets. Hopefully, that will be enough to get us wins.”

Against Salem, the Tanners thrived in the higher weight classes. Aaron Sacca (195 pounds), Phil Makoci (220) and Ben Caputo (heavyweight) all scored takedown victories, as did Jon Salmeron (170), Tyler Norman (160) and Ryan Vinagro (152). Mike Fay was the forfeit winner in the 120-pound bout.

Falling short in their matches were Jack Murphy (106), Matt Rapoza (132), James Dorgan (138) and Arthur Azevedo (182).

Girls’ hockey blanked by Winthrop

Peabody goalie Abby Buckley had another strong outing in net, making 22 saves in a 2-0 loss at Winthrop on Dec. 17. The Tanners were still looking for their first win of the season as they played their home opener Wednesday,

By Greg Phipps


   

Tanner boys beat Danvers, 62-56, at home opener

After dropping their season opener three days earlier, the Peabody boys’ basketball team held on for a 62-56 home-opening victory over Danvers Monday at the PHS gym. The Northeastern Conference (NEC) triumph didn’t come easily, as the Tanners survived a late rally by the Falcons, led by the hot three-point shooting of Sean Rooney, to secure the win. Danvers had climbed to within two at 58-56 with 40 seconds remaining in regulation before the Tanners scored the final four points to ice it.

“To be honest with you, we really just held them off at the end. They were hitting some big shots,” Peabody head coach Thad Broughton told the press after the contest. “They were really doing a good job, so we were very fortunate to come out of it with a win.”

Broughton praised the strong performance from Captain Matt D’Amato (14 points and four steals), whose layup off a steal with less than 30 seconds to go put the game away for good. The coach also mentioned Junior Estrella (16 points), who was a monster on the boards with 13 rebounds, and Chris Canela, who chocked up nine points and grabbed five boards.

Getting an early-season victory over a tough NEC opponent and rival is something to build on, according to Broughton.

“It was a back-and-forth game, a really well-played high school game,” he said. “It was a lot of fun to be a part of. [Danvers is] a good team and they’re well coached. We were fortunate to come out of here with a victory.”

In last Friday’s road loss at Lynn Classical, the Tanners led by as many as eight points in the second quarter before the Rams caught fire and stormed to a 68-47 NEC win.

D’Amato connected for 14 points and Estrella added 13 for the Tanners, who couldn’t make a 24-16 first-half lead stand up.

“It’s the first game [of the season] and I’m sure there’s a lot we’re going to have to evaluate,” Broughton said to the press afterward. “But give all the credit to Lynn Classical. They’re a great team and they played great tonight.”

The Rams turned the game around by going up-tempo in order to break Peabody’s zone defense. It worked as they put together a 20-3 run to end the first half holding a 36-27 advantage. The lead was increased to double digits early in the third quarter. From there, the Tanners were never able to get closer than 13 points in the second half.

By Greg Phipps


 

Upcoming Events at the Peabody Institute Library

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Little Yogis returns this winter to the South Branch of Peabody Institute Library

The popular toddler program Little Yogis returns for a winter session! The South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library is pleased to offer this special program for children ages three tofive and their caregivers. During Little Yogis, Ms. Betsy combines yoga, music and stories for an enjoyable bonding experience that builds as the weeks progress.

This is a four-week program that runs Mondays – January 9 & 30, February 6 & 13 – from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library, which is located at 78 Lynn St. in Peabody. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Signing up for the first week registers your child for the entire four-week program. Caregivers are expected to attend, but please only register the 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.

Friendship Yoga returns for a winter session at South Branch of Peabody Institute Library

The South Branch of the Peabody Institute Library is pleased to offer Friendship Yoga once again this winter, an empowering experience for girls ages six to 10. For four Thursdays after school, girls can learn yoga poses and listen to music and poetry that strengthen self-esteem, teach mindfulness and build bonds of friendship. Girls can sign up for themselves or join with a friend.

This is a four-week program that runs Thursdays – January 12 & 19, February 2 & 9 – at the South Branch, which is located at 78 Lynn St. in Peabody. The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Signing up for the first week registers you for the entire four-week session.

For more information and to reserve your child’s free spot, please go to www.peabodylibrary.org or call 978-531-3380.

Music at Eden’s Edge Presents “The Musician’s Journey” at the Peabody Institute Library

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 first event of the series will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 82 Main St. in Peabody.

In the program “Growing into Greatness,” renowned violinist Daniel Stepner, with flutist Orlando Cela and violinist Maria Benotti, will explore the ciaccona, a Baroque dance form, from its origins, with some instrumental examples, to its culmination in Stepner’s performance of the monumental Bach Chaconne for solo violin.

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.

   

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