Riverside Community Bike Swap – Buy or Sell Used Bikes

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The 2023 Riverside Cycle Community Bike Swap will be held Sunday, April 30th from 10 am – 2 pm under the tent located in the Newburyport Tannery parking lot. Make sure to mark your mark your calendar for this amazing North Shore shopping event and fundraiser. This is the BEST opportunity of the year to pick up used bikes at very reasonable prices and you’ll find a large selection of styles and brands for the serious cyclist, the occasional rider and of course the little beginners too! If your interested in selling or donating bikes drop them off at Riverside Cycle between 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, April 15th or Saturday the 29th. Whether you’re, buying, selling or donating, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund to help fight cancer and the Coastal Trails Coalition to help maintain and improve our local bike trails.

Here’s how it works; on April 30th between 1o am – 2 pm, head over to the Riverside Cycle tent and and browse the the amazing selection ofRiverside Community Bike Swap, Newburyport Used Bike Sale used bikes. Newburyport.com recommends arriving early for the bike swap, as this is a very popular event and a line normally forms by 9:30 am! Pick out and pay for your favorite bike, and the friendly staff at Riverside Cycle will give it a quick safety check, and get you on your way.

If you’re interested in selling or donating used bikes make sure bring your bikes to Riverside Cycle between 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, April 16th or Saturday the 29th. There are two payment options; take 80% of the purchase price in cash, or 100% as store credit at Riverside Cycle. Either way, 20% of the purchase price will be donated. If you choose to donate bikes, all proceeds will go to charity. Remember, donations are tax deductible! If you have questions about buying, selling or donating, call the shop at 978-465-5566.

Riverside Cycle Owner, Aaron Millett is proud of how this important annual community event and its growth in terms of awareness, volunteers and increased donations for the Jimmy Fund and the Coastal Trails Coalition. The goal of the bike swap is to raise money to help in the fight against cancer and support our local bike trails, while providing a venue for people to buy and or sell quality used bikes in good condition. About 75 percent of those taking part in past bike swap events, are customers who enjoy finding great deals and supporting our fundraising efforts. Many of the repeat event patrons are parents looking for gently used bikes for their children, or looking to part with older bikes their kids have outgrown. Some just stop by to donate bicycles. Regardless of the motive, it’s a great opportunity for customers and our fundraising efforts. “I think it’s a win-win.”

Have fun at the Riverside Bike Swap and when your finished make sure to visit some of the other wonderful shops and restaurants located in the Tannery Marketplace.

Pettengill House Fundraiser – Have a Blast Supporting Local!

Mark your calendar for the annual Pettengill House Fundraiser, Friday March 6th from 6-10 pm at Blue Ocean Music Hall.  Enjoy a special performance from Bob Surette, top-tier master fine artist for: Disney, Star Wars, DC Comics, Dreamworks, Muppets and he is also know as the fastest portrait artist in the world. The Pettengill House Fundraiser will include dinner, live music by the Jumpstreet Band, dancing, speed painting, live and silent auctions, all for a great cause!  Purchase your tickets before the sell out. Tickets are $60 per person or reserve a table for eight people for $450.

Founded in 1994 by area residents and agencies, The Pettengill House has been helping Greater Newburyport families and individuals for more than 20 years. The Pettengill House supports at-risk families and individuals by providing wrap-around services and core basics such as food, shelter, clothing and health and safety. As of today, the Pettengill House helps an estimated 3,030 clients. many of them children. Among the communities served by the Pettengill House are: Amesbury, Newburyport, Groveland, Byfield, West Newbury and Salisbury.

“Together with our generous friends and supporters, it’s time to celebrate all that our agency does for the nine local towns that we serve. Our work continues as we remain steadfast in our mission to ensure that the basic needs of every individual, child and family in our service area are met,” Pettengill House Executive Director Deb Smith said.

“Thank you for your continued support and rest assured that every donation stays local and has an immediate impact on individuals, families and children of the Pettengill House community,” Smith said.

Exquisite Custom Jewelry Within Your Reach

Kaya Jewelers for Custom Jewelry, Newburyport MA

In the past, custom jewelry was a luxury only accessible by the super wealthy. Today, adding a touch of personalized glamour to your style and jewelry collection is more affordable and easier than ever.

The first step to transform your unique idea into a spectacular one-of-a-kind design is finding a reputable jeweler that specializes in custom jewelry. Jewelers capable of crafting the exact piece you imagine are highly skilled artisans who are comfortable behind the workbench crafting both old fashioned and contemporary styles. Also, look for a jeweler able to combine traditional jewelry making techniques with modern technologies, such as 3-D printing, which allows them to easily create multiple models of your dream until it is perfect.

Searching Google for local jewelers and asking friends and family for recommendations are good places to start to find qualified individuals. Many jewelers are also very active on social media, sharing their work on Facebook, Pintrest, and Instagram. Once you have identified a few experts that you feel qualify to create your special work of art, take the time to visit their shops, talk to them about the custom design process, and look at what they have on display to get a feel for their style and ability.

It is also essential to find a jeweler that is going to be a true partner through your entire artistic journey. The ideal person will take the time to get to know you in order to ensure you are completely happy with the final creation. Look for someone who listens and asks you questions about things such as your favorite activities and preferred clothing styles. Learning about you is as an important a step as creating the piece of jewelry itself to ensure you are amazed by the final outcome for many years to come.

Visit Kaya Jewelers on State Street in Newburyport and Market Square in Portsmouth.  The Kaya family has tremendous experience designing exquisite fine jewelry pieces and provides top notch customer support.