AOCFeat1Amesbury is located on the beautiful north shore of Massachusetts, less than 1 hour away from Boston & 20 minutes south of Portsmouth, NH.

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AOCFeat2Amesbury is home to many innovative businesses, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, highly rated restaurants and welcoming bars & lounges.

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AOCFeat3Amesbury offers a variety of indoor & outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Soul Recovery author and vocalist Ester Nicholson to speak at Unity on the River
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Soul Recovery author and renowned vocalist Ester Nicholson will appear at Unity on the River in Amesbury on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10am. She is is a teacher, healer, recording artist and former-addict who brin
gs her incredible journey of transformation to a practical curriculum—addressing the causes and effects of dependence as they occur in contemporary living. Ms. Nicholson infuses the 12-Step process with added spiritual concepts and teachings that transform the treatment of dependence, addiction, crisis living and suffering—through her articles, seminars, soul-nurturing music and riveting keynote speaking appearances. A gifted vocal artist in her own right, Nicholson’s musical career includes tours with Rod Stewart and Bette Midler—and appearances on such television shows as Oprah, The Tonight Show, The View, GoodMorning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Ms. Nicholson will host a 12pm workshop “Forgiveness Process”. In this dynamic workshop facilitated by Ester you will learn:

How to distinguish between healthy anger and resentment
How to get in touch with and heal core wounds
How to break spiritual agreements with false beliefs
How to connect with your inner child in a way that’s loving, compassionate and effective.
How to truly experience the power of forgiveness and release

$35 fee, for more details visit

Brains, Balance and Breakfast
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Rehab 365, a division of Arete Rehabilitation, Inc., invites members of the community to join us for our monthly educational event, Brains, Balance and Breakfast, being held this month on Wednesday, January 25th, 9:30-11am, at the Merrimac Senior Center, 100 East Main Street, Merrimac, MA. This event is free and includes a light breakfast and beverages for attendees.

Our topic this month is “Active Mind, Active Body” featuring Janet Mahoney, DPT, CEO and Founder of Arete Rehabilitation, Inc., and Gail Arpin-Finck, CDATA-I, CBIS, Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist at Brain2Gain. Arpin-Finck will be conducting art therapy exercises that everyone can participate in.

Attendees will have an opportunity to take pictures with “Artie” our zebra-striped, inflatable elephant. Artie symbolizes how Arete Rehabilitation as a company is “distinctively different.”

The snow date for the January 25th event will be February 1st, same time and place.

To RSVP or for additional questions about the event please contact Renee Noel at 978-378-3358 or

We hope to see you on January 25th at Rehab 365’s Brains, Balance and Breakfast!

*Arete Rehabilitation and Rehab 365 were founded by CEO, Janet Mahoney, DPT, who is a practicing physical therapist with over 30 years experience in the industry. Mahoney founded Arete Rehabilitation in 2013 and its newest division, Rehab 365, in 2016. Rehab 365 provides people 65 and older with community-based outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services in our clinic in Amesbury, in their home, or in the community. Arete Rehabilitation and Rehab 365 are committed to the functional independence and well-being of those 65 and older. We take pride in being distinctively different!

Tai Chi for Beginners Series
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tai Chi for Beginners!

Fridays at 10:30am | January 6 – February 13

Join for the remaining 5 classes (Jan. 13 – Feb. 13)

Chris Himmel of Great Bay Tai Chi will lead this 6-week session on the fundamentals of Tai Chi practice. This class is designed for new students with little or no Tai Chi experience.

What is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi is a Chinese health practice based on the martial art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. It focuses on integrated whole-body movement, alignment, relaxation, and breathing. The practice includes working on specific movements and body mechanics, and then putting them in the context of a choreographed sequence called a form. Tai Chi practice also includes Qigong and meditation.

What are the benefits?
Tai Chi is shown to improve: lower body strength, balance, body awareness, stress management, body coordination, respiratory function, circulation, mental clarity, and more! Tai Chi is shown to relieve: back pain, muscle pain, tension, stress, symptoms of asthma, symptoms of fibromyalgia, and more!

What is the cost?
Cost for the 6-week session is $75 or $60 for age 65+.
Cost for the remaining 5 week session is $62.50 or $45 for age 65+.

We must have a minimum of 6 students registered to hold the class.

If you have any questions, or would like to register for this class, please contact instructor Chris Himmel by phone – (978) 857 5840 or email –

More information about our programs can be found at

Amesbury Home & Garden Show
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s never too early to plan for your next project. Visit this two day show at Amesbury’s Chestnut Innovation Center to discover local services and products in one location. Don’t miss the chance to get a head start on your home and yard improvements for 2017!

Check back for ticket information and a list of vendors.

Interested in reserving your vendor booth? Contact the Chamber of Commerce today (978-388-3178 or!

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