Rescue a Pup & Shop for a Cause at The Black Dog Adoption Events

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Meet your new Best friend at the Newburyport Black Dog Adoption Event on Saturday, March 9th from 11-3 pm. Please note that dogs may arrive at different times during this event. The Black Dog in downtown Newburyport has a long term partnership with the local rescue group, Sweet Paws Rescue. Together they host two dog adoption events per year. The Black Dog has numerous stores and each store works with local shelters to help promote dog adoption and rescue efforts.

Why does the Black Dog do this? They do this because their roots and our iconic Black Dog silhouette were born from a rescue. Over 50 years ago Captain Douglas of Martha’s Vineyard rescued a small black pup with white paws and of no certain pedigree. She was called Black Dog and she lived for 16 years sailing side by side with her captain. Rescue and dog adoption is embedded in the Black Dog Brand, in hope that one day every dog will have a loving home.

Sweet Paws Rescue is a nonprofit agency driven solely by volunteers. All of the rescued dogs are placed in foster homes until they are able to find their forever home. Many healthy pups make their journey to Massachusetts looking for a family! We encourage everyone to ADOPT and not SHOP for a pet. If you’re considering the addition of a new special member to your household please keep these bi-annual dog adoption events in mind as they are a wonderful opportunity to meet some very special dogs.

The Newburyport Black Dog store located at 37 State Street is host to these events and donates a generous percentage of adoption event sales to Sweet Paws Rescue, helping bring dogs to safety. Even if you can’t adopt a pup, you can SHOP for a cause! 20% of the Newburyport Black Dog Sales from Saturday, March 9th will be donated to Sweet Paws Rescue. Treat yourself to a few new Black Dog items, or maybe you have gifts to purchase. This is a great opportunity to pick up quality Black Dog merchandise, and possibly provide a loving home for one of these very special pups.

Clark School Rolling Admissions – Open House Dates

By Jeff Clark, Correspondent
Jeff Clark has served as Headmaster of Clark School for the past 12 years and is the founder of Clark High School. He was also one of the first students at Clark School during the school’s inception year in 1978. Under Jeff’s leadership, Clark School has embraced the educational opportunities presented by new technology.
Open House, rolling admissions

Mark your calendar for the Clark School Tours and Open House dates for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Clark School, a coeducational private school located in Rowley, MA, offers rolling admissions, making any time of year the perfect time to schedule a private tour or attend an open house. Founded in 1978, The Clark School offers a stimulating learning environment for students Preschool – Grade 12 and is particularly appropriate for all types of students. Our goal is to encourage students to become lifelong learners who think deeply and embrace challenges that lie ahead.

Apply to Clark School

With Clark School’s rolling admissions, you can start on a new educational path today, in a school that better fits who you are as a learner and person. Prospective students and families may attend an open house or take a tour and apply for admission at any time throughout the year, there is no admissions deadline. At the Clark School, we strongly believe that if your current educational path is not working, it is never too late to make a change!

Visit Us!

Schedule a private tour of our beautiful Rowley, MA campus at any time by emailing our admissions department at or call us at 978-777-4699 ext. 112.

Attend an Open House!

Clark School Open Houses and Admissions Events are excellent opportunities for prospective students and their families to learn more about our school, our approach to education, and most importantly to develop an understanding if Clark School is the right learning environment and experience for them. Due to our rolling admissions policy, we offer open houses through out the year.

 2023/2024 Open House Dates:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 Preschool/PreK | 5:30 pm

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 Tour-us Tuesday | 10:30 am

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 HS Open House | 5:30 pm

Saturday, November 11, 2023 All School Open House | 9:00 am

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Tour-us Tuesday | 10:30 am

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 All School Open House | 5:30 pm

Learn more and register for an Open House or schedule a private tour!

Can’t make it to an Open House? The Clark School also offers private on-campus or virtual tour/meetings (, so you can explore our beautiful campus, busy classrooms, and hear from students and staff, all from the comfort and convenience of your own home!

Floral Design Classes at Nunan’s – Develop Your Creativity!

By Steve Flynn Sr., Newburyport.Com Correspondent
Steve Flynn Sr. has worked in the greenhouse business since he was in his teens and has owned Nunan’s for over thirty years. Nunan’s is a family oriented and run business with three generation actively involved in the business. Steve enjoys the ever changing seasons of the greenhouse industry, and has built the business to be for both retail and wholesale customers .
Nunan Florist & Greenhouses
Nunan's Floral Classes

Develop your creativity by signing up for Nunan’s 2024 floral design classes. Nunan Florist & Greenhouses is a highly respected family run garden center in Georgetown, MA, known throughout the North Shore community for their exceptional floral design classes. Whether you’re an experienced  floral enthusiast eager to enhance your skills or a beginner gardener in search of fun Things to Do, Nunan’s floral classes are are the perfect opportunity to develop skills and knowledge.  Register for these very popular seasonal classes and let your creative side shine!

Details for other upcoming events will be added as soon as details are released and information will be posted related to the annual Nunan’s Spring Open House as well. Check out our list of classes below. To register, please call us at (978) 352-8172 or email

Macramé Class
Saturday, February 3rd at 2 PM

What is old is new again. Macramé hangers are trendy again and we will use our knot tying skills…or you will learn knot tying skills, to make a macramé hanger. These are perfect for your home, apartment or office as we will be making these in a neutral color. Once we have finished the hangers, you will select a small trailing plant and repot it into a plastic that will fit into your newly made hanger. You can watch it grow into a beautiful hanging plant in its new hanger.

This class will be held in the greenhouse.

The fee for this class is $30.00.

Primroses and Cookies, Children’s Class
Saturday,  February 10th at 3:30 PM

Your child will make a great gift to give someone for Valentine’s Day!  We will plant a primrose into a white terracotta pot, add Valentine’s Décor and package it for you to give for Valentine’s day.

Then we will decorate sugar cookies for you to take home with you using frosting and sprinkles that will make a yummy Valentine’s treat for your child and family (if your child shares them)

This class will be held at the Cafe.

The fee for this class is $25.00.

Little Monster Plant Class
Saturday,  February 21st at 10 AM

It’s vacation time and time for a fun project! This is a project with the plant that every child loves. We will be painting a clay pot to look like a little monster and then planting a venus fly trap. Remember, paint can be messy, so do not have your child wear their best clothes! This event will be held in the greenhouse on Wednesday, February 21st at 10:30 AM.

Houseplant 101
Saturday,  February 24th at 10 AM

Houseplant 101 Steve Flynn – Owner Nunan Florist and Greenhouses
Steve will talk about the care, light requirements, watering and potting of your houseplants. He will then open up the discussion for all of your questions. Listening to others questions and the answers can be very educational as well, and lead to more questions….so this will be a great chance to learn even if you are not just a beginner. This is a free event.

Orchids – Brian Leib
Saturday,  February 24th at 1:30 PM

1:30 PM Orchids Brian Leib – Massachusetts Orchid Society
Brian has spoken at Nunan’s in the past and is full of knowledge to share with you about Orchids, their care, light requirements, repotting them, and how to get them to rebloom! Brian’s goal is to make orchids more accessible and understandable. This is a great a for beginners as well as for those that have questions to ask about their orchids. This is a free event.

Whether you sign up for Nunan’s floral design classes, browse the garden center or enjoy a meal at Cafe Sarina, a trip to Nunan’s is sure to spark your Spring fever!