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Shaking up the Holiday Concerts, Big Band Style Featuring the Beantown Swing Orchestra Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr., and the Peabody Concert Committee are pleased to announce that tickets for the city’s annual Holiday Concerts are now on sale at Peabody City Hall. This year’s concert will take place on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th. On Saturday, dinner will be offered at 7:00 p.m. with the concert scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday, dinner will be offered at 5:00 p.m. with the concert starting at 6:00 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served during intermission, and per usual, a cash bar will be available. This holiday season we are embracing an exciting new change and shaking things up. Therefore, the Peabody Concert Committee is proud to present A Big Band Christmas, featuring the Beantown Swing Orchestra. This renowned band specializes in vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics and will perform many of your holiday favorites and all-time seasonal classics. The band will be accompanied by the Peabody High School Chorale, under the direction of Mr. Jon Simmons. Concert-goers will have an opportunity to experience the talent of our community’s brilliant young performers during this special holiday presentation. Tickets to A Big Band Christmas are on sale now at Peabody City Hall and are only available through the Mayor’s Office. As always, tickets are sold on a first come-first served basis. Ticket prices are as follows: Orchestra table seats $45, Balcony table seats $40, and Balcony chair seats are $30. If you would like to dedicate a song to a loved one, or for a special occasion please contact Mary Bellavance in the Mayor’s Office. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, please call (978)-538-5704.




Monday May 9th at 7:00pm – Red Sox VS. Oakland Athletics.

The Peabody Centennial Committee received a donation of a once in a lifetime Red Sox experience that includes, 4 luxury seats with dinner at Fenway Park’s EMC Club, a limousine ride to and from the game and the opportunity for one lucky person to throw out the ceremonial 1st pitch before the game. The gift, donated by Business Copy Associates Vice President and General Manager, David McGeney, was offered to Peabody 100 to help support our efforts in our year-round celebrations for 2016-2017. Peabody’s Mayor Edward Bettencourt and City Councilor Tom Gould, who also serves as the Chairman of Peabody 100, immediately saw this as an opportunity to provide a magical day to a little girl and her family who are so deserving of this incredible experience. Ella O’Donnell, a 10 year old 4th grader from Peabody who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, recieved the special donated gift.

“We’re certain that we would’ve raised several thousands of dollars if we held a raffle for this prize,” said Tom Gould, “but we’re encouraging people to make a generous donation to the Peabody 100 Fund in support of our decision to send Ella to Fenway Park on May 9th. “They can do so by going to Mayor Bettencourt added, “I can think of no better way to honor Peabody’s 100 year legacy of generosity and improving lives than to award this special prize to Ella and her family.”



Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. is pleased to introduce, the official website of Peabody’s centennial celebration in 2016. “The City of Peabody turns 100 years old next year and we are planning a yearlong party to mark the occasion in grand fashion,” said Mayor Bettencourt. “The Peabody100 website is designed to engage the entire community in this historic event.” Developed by Gravoc Associates of Peabody, features information on four major centennial events planned for 2016; the Family Festival at Brooksby Farm, the Stars & Stripes Centennial Concert, the Grand Centennial Parade, and the Centennial Grand Ball. The website also offers a sign up page for would be volunteers, a fundraising portal for those wishing to donate to Peabody100 and a photo gallery to help commemorate each centennial event. As 2016 draws closer, website visitors will have the opportunity to purchase centennial memorabilia and share ideas and memories with friends and family via links to Facebook and Twitter. “I hope Peabody residents share my anticipation and excitement for the 2016 centennial celebration,” said Mayor Bettencourt. “Peabody Pride is alive and well and will be on display for all the world to see in 2016.”




Peabody 100 Cards Available
Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. is pleased to announce that many local businesses are
offering discounts to their customers to help support the city’s centennial celebration in 2016.
Peabody 100 cards are now available for purchase at The cards entitle
bearers to discounts at participating restaurants and other businesses. Proceeds from Peabody
100 card sales will help fund the city’s 100th birthday celebration.
“The City of Peabody turns 100 years old in 2016 and we will celebrate the occasion with a
Family Festival at Brooksby Farm, a Stars and Stripes Concert, a Grand Parade, and a
Centennial Grand Ball, among other outstanding events,” said Mayor Bettencourt.
“Peabody100 cards allow residents and business owners to support the city and help make these
events memorable for everyone.”
Residents should be on the lookout for Peabody 100 decal stickers displayed on windows and
doors of participating businesses. The decal signifies that the business supports Peabody and
features discounts available to Peabody 100 cardholders.
A complete list of Peabody 100 card participants can be found




What does Peabody mean to you?

The City of Peabody is more than just a city. It is a community, a home, an education, a career, a friendship, a place to grow, a place to reminisce and so much more. Whether you have grown up in Peabody or have crossed paths at some point in your life with this city, it truly goes without saying that Peabody has helped define who many of us are. Read through stories below of friendships made, neighborhood stories, funny stories and in general what the City of Peabody means to it’s citizens. Feel free to submit your own personal story of how Peabody has affected your own life!


Carol Frechette

My husband and I came to make Peabody our home in 1972 when we were a young couple. I was carrying my first child a daughter. As the years rolled on we enjoyed many family times at Brooksby Farm, visiting the swans at Crystal Lake, the 4th of July at Cy Tenny Park, the International Festival , marching in the Memorial Day Parades, the summer concerts, the Christmas concerts and park programs, the walking – bike trail, the shopping and restaurants. Our 2 children were educated thru the Peabody school system. My husband opened a family business here Redi- Rite Auto Body and later Four Star Towing. Fortyfour years later I still reside at the same home while my husband resides peacefully in Purtian Lawn . I now enjoy cruise night with the North Shore Corvette Club which meets at Sylvan Street Grille. Peabody is certainly a very ‘livable’ city. I have many fond memories, much to be grateful for. May God bless the City of Peabody and a big THANKS to Mayor Bettencourt and staff, council,city workers, our firefighters, police officers, teachers, clergy, business owners and residents who make this city as great as it is. Peabody, eternally my home.

Heather Scanlan

Gingers Closet Consignment Shop

Peabody welcomed us to our Lynn Street location and we are proud to start our 9th year in business. The folks of Peabody are wonderful

Kristine B.

Peabody welcomed me in 2005 where I attended St. Johns the Baptist and met some of the greatest friends of my life. My neighborhood was filled with kids my age. We would constantly be outside playing kickball, flashlight tag,  riding our bikes, scooters & rollerblades, swimming all day & all night and anything else you can think of. Thanks Peabody for the past 11 years and congratulations on celebrating 100!