Volunteers Needed to Shovel Out “Candy Cane” Vents

The Newburyport side of Plum Island has been experiencing significant sewer and water problems this winter. The sewer system is a vacuum system and homes have an outside ‘candy cane’ shaped vent. The unpredecented snow fall this winter, combined with the number of vacation homes, has meant many of these vents remain covered by feet of snow. Plum Island is calling for volunteers to help with shoveling out many of these buried vents. Anyone interested in assisting, please meet at the Plum Island Taxpayers Association (PITA) Hall, located at 8 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, today at...

Plum Island Part of the Coastal Trails Network

Did you know about the Coastal Trails Network?  It’s an emerging 30-mile, public system of bicycle and pedestrian trails linking the unique coastal features, town centers, neighborhoods and transportation hubs in the communities of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury.   And the coastal trail includes Plum Island. For avid bikers, Plum Island features 2.2 miles of bike lanes connecting downtown Newburyport with the beaches of Plum Island, Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge and Headquarters, Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center and the Plum Island Airport, one of the oldest in the country. And while it’s still winter, the milder weather and lack of snow has brought out bikers and runners alike to utilize the trail.  So if you haven’t yet taken advantage of the trail, don’t wait until spring.  Grab your bike, your running shoes, or just get out and walk and take in the view of the Merrimac River and its surrounding ecosystem.   The views will inspire. Want to know more about the Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC)? Visit their website...

Annual Christmas Craft Fair today at PITA Hall

The 19th Annual Plum Island Christmas Fair takes place today from 8-3pm at PITA (Plum Island Taxpayer’s Association) Hall. PITA hall is located on Plum Island Turnpike, just after the Plum Island Grill. Stop by and check out what the local artists, crafters and merchants have to...

Plum Island 20 Mile Road Race tomorrow morning

The Yukan Run(www.yukanrun.com), North Shore running series continues tomorrow a.m., October 1, with the “Plum Island 20 mile road race.” Registration begins 7am at Cushing Park, Kent Street, Newburyport, MA. Race begins promptly at 8am. Plum Island residents and Newburyports are urged to watch for runners, traffic...
Plum Island Foundation 2011 Fundraiser

Plum Island Foundation 2011 Fundraiser

The Plum Island Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization setup to benefit the nurturing of the beaches and community of Plum Island, is hosting a fundraising benefit tomorrow night, Sep 20th, 2011.  Taking place from 6-8pm at the Plum Island Grille, located on Plum Island Turnpike, guest can enjoy sumptuous h’orderves, cash bar, door prizes and take a chance on raffle items. Tickets are $100/pp and available online...