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May 29, 2014

The Lamp Post

The Salvation Army thanks all residents and others who have donated items for the victims of the recent fire at the Forest Acres apartment complex.

The Salvation Army asks that all new donations of clothing, toys, and household items be dropped off at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 132 Merrimack St. Financial donations to help these families with new housing are still needed and will continue to be accepted at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. More information is available by calling 978-374-7571.

Check out this classic

If you’ve driven through Walnut Square lately, you’ve likely seen that antique car for sale in a front yard.

It’s a real old timer and is drawing lots of looks — even visits from people who park and get out for a closer look.

Local shop in award-winning film

Filmmaker Felipe “Phil” Jorge of Haverhill is now selling DVD copies of his documentary “The Comic Book Palace,” based on Glenn O’Leary’s well-known comic book shop on Primrose Street.

Jorge, 32, said he wanted the world to know about the tiny store that has been around for more than 20 years, which is why he filmed a documentary of the everyday happenings inside O’Leary’s shop.

So far, the film has won awards for best editing and best documentary feature at the 2013 Massachusetts Independent Film Festival and best documentary feature at the 2013 Los Angeles Film and Script Festival.

Copies of “The Comic Book Palace” DVD, which includes 40 minutes of deleted scenes and footage from the AMC Lowes (Methuen) premier screening last summer, are available at The Comic Book Palace. Jorge also hopes to make the film available on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu.

A pat on the back

One Gazette reader was so impressed by the army of Scouts at Linwood Cemetery last weekend that she had to call in.

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