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Open House Sunday at 14 Herrick Drive - Ipswich, MA

Open House Sunday, October 22, 11am-1pm - 14 Herrick Drive, Ipswich

Classic & Stylish 4-bedroom perfectly situated on a 2.2 acre lot, which offers privacy & plenty of room to play! Very desirable cul-de-sac neighborhood. An AMAZING 24 x 24 family room w/ cathedral ceilings complimented by rustic wide pine flooring is the perfect place to host the upcoming holiday celebrations. Hardwood on both levels plus generous bedroom sizes! Playroom in lower level. Spacious mudroom off the 2 car garage to keep the family organized. Newly remodeled kitchen is the center of the home. This area of town is a best kept secret for many reasons. This home a quick stroll to: Topsfield, Boxford & Rowley and less than 5 drive to routes 95 & 1. Ipswich is a unique coastal community offering 33-square miles of scenic area from Crane Beach to Hood Pond w/ endless trails, open space, State Parks, Essex County Greenbelt in between. ONLY a 30-minute drive to Boston & 50-minute trip to North Station via MBTA commuter rail. Historic downtown hosts museums, fine dining & YMCA.

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Halloween Happenings in Ipswich, MA - 2017

Friday 10/20
3pm                     Kids Halloween Party at Ipswich Museum
7-11pm                Swing Dance – Dan Gable & Halloween Bash at Ipswich Town Hall
7-9pm                  The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill

Saturday 10/21
10am-4pm          Trick or Treat Hayride at Marini Farm  
1-3pm                 Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruise at Essex River Cruises, Essex
1:30-3pm            Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein film at the Ipswich Library
7-9pm                 The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill

Sunday 10/22
1-3pm                  Fall Foliage Cider & Donut Cruise at Essex River Cruises & Charters, Essex
4-7pm                  Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms Ipswich

Wednesday 10/25
4-5:30pm             Trunk or Treat at the Ipswich YMCA

Friday 10/27
6:15-7:15pm       Halloween Parade at the Riverwalk
7-9pm                 JUST ADDED! Haunted House at the Ipswich Museum $2
7-9pm                 The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill
7:30-11:59pm     Ipswich Rotary Masquerade Ball at Turner Hill

Saturday 10/28 
2-4pm                   Downtown Trick or Treat
2-4pm                   JUST ADDED! Annual Fall Harvest Party at Cellar Door
12-3pm                 JUST ADDED! Hallow-Marini Childrens Party at Marini Farm
7-9pm                   JUST ADDED! Haunted House at the Ipswich Museum $2
7-9pm                    The Great House by Candlelight at Castle Hill
7-9pm                   Jekyll & Hyde: A Castle Hill Halloween Party at Castle Hill

Sunday 10/29     
2-4pm                  JUST ADDED! An Appleton Farms Halloween

Tuesday 10/31
5:30-7:30             Ipswich Fire Department Halloween Party
8-11:59pm           JUST ADDED! Ipswich Ale Brewer's Ball at Ipswich Ale Brewer's Table

Cybercrime Is Threatening Real Estate Transactions

Cybercrime is posing a risk to an increasing number of real estate transactions, with home buyers’ down payment funds the main target of scammers. Thank you to REALTORmag for sharing this important information regarding our industry.

Criminals are targeting home buyers by sending emails that look like they might come from their real estate agent or attorney. The emails may contain signatures, fonts, and logos that are identical to the originals. The email then usually claims the plans for submitting the down payment have changed and provides new instructions to wire funds to an account. However, if buyers follow those new instructions, they often lose their funds forever.

Hackers go undetected, stealing your identity, gaining access to your accounts, creating emails and web landing pages seemingly authentic enough to fool even the most vigilant.

We always warn clients of this potential for fraud when wiring funds and alert them that any email communications regarding funds, wire transfers, etc. would absolutely be fraudulent.

Keep an eye on changes to email addresses. The hackers are clever. Look for slight variations like jmeuse@windhillrealty.com being changed to jmeuse@hotmail.com or jjmeuse@gmail.com, etc.

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Ipswich Illumination 2017 - Winners!

Ipswich Illumination Ipswich MA

The Ipswich community was shining bright at this year's Illuminations event! We passed out 250 light-up foam wands that have now been referred to as "bonkers" "light sabers" & "whackers". Excited winners of our Ipswich Illuminations gift card give-away Sean and Caitlyn along with their camera shy younger sister, won the Henry Bear's Park gift card! They were headed out to shop right after this photo was taken. Huge crowds were reported by The Local News . Thank you Ipswich! We are proud to be part of such a generous, kind, supportive community! 

18 Howe Street, Ipswich, MA

Here is your opportunity to move into the desirable Pinefield neighborhood in the excellent Doyon School district. Lovely, nicely landscaped, well cared for ranch with attached garage located across the street from a brand new park. Comfortable, one level living with fireplaced family room opening to a large screen porch. The porch overlooks mature gardens and an expansive, flat, fenced in yard, perfect for games and entertaining. The kitchen has been updated and has a brand new floor. Other updates include new heating and cooling system. Master bedroom with bath and two other good sized bedrooms complete this well built home. The layout and neighborhood make this the perfect starter, retirement or anything in between home. Come and see the wonderful schools, beaches, fine dining and historic downtown that Ipswich has to offer. Showings begin at Open House on 10/5/17 from 5-7 and again on 10/8/17 from 11:00-1:00. All offers will be reviewed on 10/9/17.  Tour this home!

2 Juniper Street, Ipswich, MA - Just listed!

Come see this great home! Lots of light, Wonderful neighborhood, set on 1/3 acre of land. OPEN CONCEPT multi-level, Great for ENTERTAINING. Attached 1 car garage. All remodeled and UPGRADED, GRANITE, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, HARDWOOD and MARBLE flooring. Laundry room off Family room. 2 fireplaces for those cold nights. PARTIALLY FINISHED LOWER LEVEL -sellers have just put in new drywall, closet and new lighting. All you need is flooring and furniture and your new family room,game room or playroom awaits.Minutes to DOWNTOWN IPSWICH! Close to Crane's Beach, Award Winning Restaurants, and shops.Kayak on the Ipswich River, and bike or walk the trails at Bradley Palmer park. Don't miss out on this fabulous home. Open house Thursday 9/28 5:30-7. Full listing details for 2 Juniper Street, Ipswich MA here.

 

 

Boating Safety by US Coast Guard in Ipswich

First the bad news - in New England 2016, there were 164 boating injuries and 37 boating fatalities – shocking statistics by any measure.

The good news – a primary goal for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is to reduce this toll - a key element of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary mission is a focus on Recreational Boating Safety.  We provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the basics to the advanced.  Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.  

ABS - this beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Within this course, subjects range from a basic boating introduction through safety equipment, typical problems, trailering, fishing, navigation, river boating and boating laws.*

Starting June 19, this course will be delivered in 4 * 2 hour Monday evening classes – right now there are still a few places available at $50 / per person.  If you would like to register, 

– contact Justin Wright at uscg.aux.ipswich.ma@gmail.com

  *  For more course information http://www.cgaux.org/boatinged/classes/2011/abs.php
 **  For the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club location flyer click here
***  For more information on USCG Auxiliary http://www.cgaux.org/

Ipswich - Local Color & Crane Beach Color Blast & Ipswich's Favorite Home Art Contest All-In-One Weekend!

      

Local Color; Spring’s answer to Autumn’s Illumination. Saturday, April 29, Downtown Ipswich & Riverwalk

2-5 p.m. Family Friendly Events & Activities

Mandala coloring station and art gallery featuring masterpieces by Ipswich elementary students. Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice and free raffle for water color by local artist Kathy Gallant. Windhill Realty - 16 Market Street

FANtastic SpinArt: Add paint to a spinning fan motor with the blades removed to create a colorful and unique design on a paper plate.

ColorForms: People can create their own magnetic design for display on the Ipswich ReCreation trailer, a concept that imitates the vinyl, re-stickable playset made famous in the 1950s. 

Three Ring SpiroGraph Circus: Produce a series of geometric shapes that combine to form a creative design. Once the Spirograph is made, it will be turned in to a button for people to wear for the day. 

LightBright - In the spirit of the classic game of the same name, patrons will create their own peg art on an oversized board which will be backlit to reveal their design.

Paper Chain: Make paper chain links in one long continuous community paper chain. The world record for longest paper chain is 15 miles, so while Ipswich might not get there, Bates feels it is a lofty goal to set. 

Jackson Pollock Public Painting Party: Pollack, a famous abstract painter from the 1940s and 1950s, became fascinated with the paint residue on his drop cloth, in essence the unintentional painting created while painting. A giant drop cloth will be set up on the River Walk so the community can create its own Pollack splatter painting by splashing whatever color they choose anywhere, anyhow on the surface.

Name of the Game is Color Mixing: Combine different paints to create a unique color. People will name their color, and Tedford’s will have a contest to see which color is purchased the most over the coming year 

Ipswich Soda Pop Taste Testing: Kids can try all the wonderfully pigmented soft drinks created by the Ipswich Brewing Company and vote for their favorite.

Flower the Footbridge: a giant rainbow balloon arch created by Ipswich Flowers will welcome people to the River Walk. 

The following events are, all within walking distance of the River Walk:

Mandala coloring station and art gallery: featuring masterpieces by Ipswich elementary students. Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice and free raffle for water color by local artist Kathy Gallant. Windhill Realty - 16 Market Street

High Spirits & Robin Eggs: 12 dozen plastic blue robin eggs will be scattered around the statue “High Spirits” located on the North Green. Each egg will be filled with a scroll of poetry and small bag of wildflower seeds. People are encouraged to toss the seeds into local fields so that when the flowers bloom, bursts of color will pop up throughout town.

Dow Arts Block Printing: Create a block printing project in the style of Arthur Wesley Dow at the Zodiac Paint Store. Dow was an influential painter who owned an art school in late 19th century Ipswich and influenced such talents as Georgia O’Keefe. 

Color Me Beautiful: Betsy Frost Design provides face painting for the kids and offers a discount on all of her most colorful items in the store. In addition, Green Elephant Toys is having a sale on kites to bring to Sunday’s color blast at Crane’s Beach. 

Pop Culture at Nostos Boutique: Superhero-themed coloring pages for the kids and make-you-own comic book for the adults. 

Mid-Century Color: Lauren XXX, owner of Be Modern, is giving an informal lecture about the unique color styles of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Her showroom has been rearranged to demonstrate the styles of each decade. 

Ipswich Train Exhibit: “The Railroad in Ipswich” train display will be in its final weekend. The model is a scaled replica of the train and tracks that brought people and industry to Ipswich in 1914, and the exhibit features pictures and information about the railroad and the town in that time.  

The following are performances that will take place on and around the River Walk on Saturday:

Crane Beach Color Blast Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m.

The Om Drum Circle will provide the rhythm for the day. 

Beach Bonfire, bring and fly a kites, blow bubbles, hoola hoops

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Introducing! Andrea Della Valle!

All of us are very excited to welcome Andrea to our team! Andrea, a self-proclaimed "real estate junkie", brings an intense desire to combine her natural inclination to help people with her varied career skillset, the wealth of knowledge now by her side with team Windhill, and her excitement to be finally pursuing one of her dreams! You might recognize her from Doyon or Winthrop Elementary, Sullivan Insurance, Open Doors events, FRIES, or even Fidelity!  Get to know Andrea Della Valle by reading her full profile here

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