Summer, love it! And Newburyport just shines invitingly.
And yet, rather than soak it all up in your backyard or on the beach, there are some events coming up to make note to attend:
First, the Local Historic District Study Committee is finally moving forward with efforts to establish protections on large swathes of our City. This could involve public hearings where the choice between the beach and a stuffy, airless room will make it difficult to make the correct choice.
Second, important swaths of open space are being determined as we speak via volunteer boards and wrestled with by the Open Space Committee and the Planning Office. Fortunately, no matter how hot it gets, formal dress will not be needed at these meetings and T-shirts, shorts and flip-flops are standard uniform.
These meetings are important to attend!
Third, the Traditional Home Conference is going on the 14th and 15th. Yes, during a work week (for most of us). That’s because these are primarily seminars for the construction industry and professional historic preservationists. The public is encouraged but not what the seminars are all about. I encourage those who can make special arrangements to attend. I will be and will report what I learn with the goal of updating the Newburyport Preservation Craftsman Directory.
Finally, we have coming up some great celebrations of victory in historic preservation and open space to attend along with some exciting fundraisers that need participants.
More later this week!