To the Editor:

On behalf of the Newton Historical Society, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the North Shore Bank for their ongoing support, including graciously hosting our recent 2017 Fall Festival fundraising event. This is the Society’s only fundraising event each year. This was our 11th annual Fall Festival at the bank location and a celebration of the Society’s 46th year of existence. The many attendees enjoyed the displays of artifacts, as well as the large array of food and beverages.

It was a wonderful evening that helped increase awareness of the Newton Historical Society, and provided an opportunity to share a bit of Newton’s history with the community. Sixteen of the attendees walked away with drawing prizes, to further enhance their enjoyment of the evening.

A photo slideshow of the event is being prepared and will be put out on the Society’s website,

In addition to the support of the North Shore Bank, we would also like to recognize and thank the residents of Newton and surrounding towns who attended, and the following businesses and individuals who also provided sponsorship support of the event, including: 1st Payroll Inc., Acio’s Family Takeout, Acorn Recording Solutions, Chris’ Pizza Box, Clean-Right Janitorial Svc., Doggett Jewelry, Estabrook’s Garage, Fitzgerald Family Trust, Foy Insurance, Ganz Law Office, Gibbs Construction, Haverhill Bank, Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woefel, Highland Family Dental, James F. Mullen Co., Larson Tax Service, Lisa’s Prime Painting, Lowell 5 Cent Savings Bank, Mackenzie Heating & Oil, McInnis Auctioneers, McKinney Artesian Well, Merrill / Bartlett Group, Merrimac Family Chiropractic, Nancy Wrigley, Newburyport Five Cent Savings, Newton Greenhouse, Northeast Heating & Cooling, Northern Essex Fuel Corp., Paul Revere Press, Pentucket Bank, Pinnacle Physical Therapy, Rhythm Café, Simone’s Pressure Washing, Atty. Sumner Kalman , The Lobster Boat.

A special thank you to the Carriage Towne News, especially Editor Elisha Blaisdell and Photographer Larry Kennedy, for their continued support in helping us get our messages out to the public. Also, a big thank you to the “North Shore Bank Ladies”. Employees from the Newton and Merrimac branches, who have volunteered their time for the past eleven years to stand behind the teller cages and dispense libations to the festival attendees.

For more information about the Newton Historical Society, we encourage people to visit our website at Groups wishing to visit the Society’s two museums can contact us at

Bill Landry, President

Newton Historical Society



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