Member News – January 18


Congratulations to the new Board of Directors and Officers installed on January 10.  The installation took place at the Blue Ocean Music Hall with music provided by EJ Smooth Sax and catering by Seaglass–both made for a very enjoyable evening.  If anyone has photographs that they can send to GNAR, please do.  The GNAR camera on-hand malfunctioned.  Hope you all enjoyed yourselves, and CONGRATS to the 2012 board:

President                         Craig Holt                  RE/MAX On the River
President–Elect              Marion Spark           Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Treasurer                        Karol Flannery         William Raveis – The Dolores Person Group
Secretary                         Jean Soucy                William Raveis – The Dolores Person Group
Past President                 Lela Wright               Stone Ridge Properties

Local Directors
Susan Dougherty – Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage – term ending 2012
Linda Knight – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – term ending 2013
Steve St. Arnault – Stone Ridge Properties – term ending 2014

State Directors
Lela Wright – Stone Ridge Properties – term ending 2012
Craig Holt – RE/MAX On the River – term ending 2013

Alternate State Directors
Kevin Fruh – Keller Williams – term ending 2012
Mary Parisella – Heritage Realty – term ending 2012

CARAVAN – Thursday, 1/19/12

Please join us for the first caravan and weekly meeting of 2012.  We’ve got some great properties to tour, listed below.  The tour will continue to be combined until further notice.

 27 Pine Island Rd, Newbury—8/3/1.5—$389,900—
High Road to Pine Island
Christine Sosa, RE/MAX on the River, 978-764-2225

64 Liberty Street, Newburyport—7/2/1.5$649,000—
Directly across from The Tannery
John P. Wells, Wellsco, 978-578-1481

146 High Street, Newburyport—14/6/2 and 2—$1.3M—
Corner of  Court Street and High, across from Bartlett Mall
Ann Marie Salmon, RE/MAX On the River, 978-852-7481

126 Merrimac St, Unit 33, Newburyport—6/2/2.5—$369,000—
On Merrimac Street, at Rivers Edge, one building back from waterfront between dumpsters and mailboxes.  Park in marina lot please.
Susan Grillo, William Raveis, 978-270-8527

10 Colby Lane, Unit 10, Newbury (Byfield) –7/3/2.5—$569,700—
Rt 95, Exit 55, Central St, Elm St, to Colby Lane
Melanie Akerblom-Horne, Premier Realty Group, 617-460-6261

One Stuart St, Amesbury—11/5/2—$385,000—
Market St (Rt 150), left onStuart Street
Tamora Flahardy, Heritage Realty Associates, 978-504-1946

2 Cross St,  Amesbury—8/3/1–$328,500—
Route 110 to Old Country, right onto2nd Street, to Cross, house on corner.
Mike O’Keefe, RE/MAX On the River, 978-992-4025


At the installation on January 10th, the winner was announced…..Congratulations to Joanie Purinton of River Valley Real Estate who won reimbursement of her 2012 dues for paying before December 1.  Thank you to everyone that entered, there were 68 members that paid dues by 12/1. 


Invoices mailed in October, reflect a deadline for payment of 12/31/11, the grace period is now ending.  Please mail your check or pay your dues online using

Payments received after 1/31/12 will be assessed a $50.00 late fee, payments after 2/28/12 a $100.00 late fee.

MAR FREE Form Simplicity Weekly Training Webinars

For more information and to sign up, click any of the links below:
Thursday, Jan 19th, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Discounted tickets available for REALTORS/MAR Members

  • Hockey East Championship – March 16-17, 2012
  • Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream – February 17-26, 2012
  • Harlem Globetrotters – March 31st, 2012

Click on the link below to see details and please make sure you are logged in to MAR site

President Declares Disaster For Massachusetts

From MAR on 01/06/2012 08:07 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the commonwealth of Massachusetts and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and snowstorm during the period of October 29-30, 2011.

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