Latest Ipswich, Massachusetts Stories

2013-03-12 23:04:45

Cyclists on Great Freedom Adventures´ Salt Marsh and Songbirds Eco-Bike Tour To See First-Hand the Effects of Barrier Island Beach Erosion Along With Discovering Wildlife and Ecology on an Island World Famous for Nature Study (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 NOVA scientist Bill Sargent will show Great Freedom Adventures´ bike tour guests first-hand, the devastation to Plum Island, MA homes and shoreline by recent storm surges. Several homes have collapsed into the ocean and more are slated...

2013-01-18 23:00:07

Small group tour operator Olde Ipswich Tours announces its second annual tour of Italy in partnership with Salem, MA, Italian restaurant Caffe Graziani from March 11-21, 2013. Restaurant owners Giovanni and Paula Graziani, with Olde Ipswich Tours, will bring loyal customers of the restaurant to Giovanni´s hometown of Piglio, Italy, for a once-in-a-lifetime authentic Italian experience. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Olde Ipswich Tours, in collaboration with Caffe Graziani...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Steve Landwehr, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jul. 29--IPSWICH -- The date for one of the most popular summer events on the North Shore is determined by the tides, not the calendar. The Crane Beach Sandblast competition offers amateur and professional artists the chance to sculpt castles, monsters and, this year, superheroes in the sand. To give them as much time as possible to do that, organizers have to pick a Saturday in August when as much of the popular beach as possible is...

2008-06-24 12:02:37

By Mike Stucka, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jun. 24--TOPSFIELD -- Because the Ipswich River has fallen so low, residents must keep their sprinklers turned off. The town announced a water ban Friday that prohibits the use of sprinklers or lawn irrigation systems at any time of the day or night. Residents can use handheld hoses or buckets from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. each day. The water restrictions are required under the state water withdrawal permit that allows the town to get drinking...

2008-06-24 12:02:37

By Steve Landwehr, The Salem News, Beverly, Mass. Jun. 24--Watering lawns with sprinklers or irrigation systems is now prohibited both day and night in Hamilton and Wenham. Water flowing in the Ipswich River at the Willowdale Dam in Ipswich has measured at or below 52.5 cubic feet per second since June 17. The terms of both towns' water withdrawal permits prohibit all nonessential outdoor watering, including sprinkling, car washing and filling swimming pools, when the river gets that...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.