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5 Things Jan. 6: Broadway Bash, Snow and Ice Exhibit and More

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1. Alan Pearlmutter and Linda Poland Broadway Bash
Musicians Alan Pearlmutter and Linda Poland will perform “Broadway Bash” at EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton at 2:30 p.m. Pearlmutter is a singer, jazz drummer, composer and conductor, and Poland is an accomplished clarinetist. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 508-285-3355.

2. Karaoke
The Trinity Bar & Restaurant in Norton is hosting Karaoke from Karl Bock at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Come down and belt out your favorite tunes!

3. Snow and Ice art exhibit
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery announced the upcoming exhibit of “Snow and Ice” through March 26. Richard Antinarelli, Fred Martins, Ralph Bevivino, Sheila Palley, Diana Barker Price, Rebecca Skinner and Gary Tucker exhibit the excitement and the serenity that these natural elements display. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon. For more information visit www.massaudubon.org or call 781-784-5691.

4. Grossman announces record eBay auction yield of $545,000 for taxpayers
Treasurer Steven Grossman announced that the recently completed eBay auction conducted by his office’s Unclaimed Property Division has generated a record-setting $544,552 in revenue for the Commonwealth’s General Fund, a 92 percent increase over the appraised value of the sold items.

Some if the items sold through the Treasury’s eBay auction include:
·        A 1707 silver brandy warmer that sold for $990
·        An 18K white gold diamond solitaire ring that sold for $17,000
·        An 18K gold Tiffany & Co. pocket watch that sold for $2,025
·        A Vulcain wristwatch that sold for $3,728

Grossman said that the Treasury needs to regularly liquidate older portions of its tangible property holdings due to storage constraints and logistical needs. He noted that if individuals or their heirs later prove that a piece of sold property belonged to them, they will be fully compensated based on the sale price of the item. The vast majority of items that were sold came from abandoned safe deposit boxes with contents that had gone unclaimed for a period of at least nine years. After a lengthy period of going unclaimed, the state is legally permitted to liquidate these items at auction.

5. High near 38, low around 24
Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

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