Things to Do for Families in Winter

Things to Do for Families in Winter | Amesbury Chevrolet | Amesbury, MA

Winter can be the most boring time of the year, especially for families with kids with built-up energy. Cold temperatures and snow don’t mean you have to stay inside all winter long, though! Here are a few recommend things to do for families in winter from us here at Amesbury Chevrolet. Remember to stay warm!

  • New England Sports Park – If your kids are daredevils, then we have the perfect place for you! The New England Sports Park is one of the fastest, steepest snow tubing hills in the region. Visitors get a three-hour timeslot to make as many ventures up and down the hill. After the cold has gotten through your jackets, warm up at the Corner Kick Pub!
  • Bowling – Is there really a better winter pastime than bowling? Leo’s boasts 25 lanes that are perfect for the hands of children. Bowlers can choose to play with or without bumpers. The facility even features family-friendly events for all to enjoy as well as an arcade.
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop – There’s a lot to be said for visiting a working music and historic landmark when winter has taken hold. Lowell’s Boat Shop has displays of over 200 years of wooden boat-making history. Visitors can even see how fishing dories were, and still are, made as well.
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The Chevrolet SUV Lineup: Find the Ideal Holiday Gift

2016 Chevrolet SUV Lineup | Amesbury Chevrolet in Amesbury, MA
2016 Chevrolet SUV Lineup

Chevrolet SUVs are the perfect gift for this holiday season, offering excellent capabilities, the latest technologies, and plenty of space. Crossovers and SUVs include the Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, and Suburban. Come check out our Chevrolet SUV lineup, and test drive one today!

According to Chevy, the Chevrolet SUV lineup includes a range of designs and a wide selection starting with the smallest—the Chevy Trax. This fuel-efficient crossover is perfect for the urban jungle, offering great gas mileage while also keeping the perks of an SUV—a tall ride height, plenty of space, and a rugged exterior.

The Equinox is great for any driver, with a wide, athletic design, roomy interior, and powerful engine. Plus, this model is also affordable. Meanwhile, the Traverse offers the same quality and affordability, though in a larger, refined package. The Traverse is perfect for dirt roads, but it’s also simply comfortable for those looking to hit the highway.

Finally, the Tahoe and Suburban are the largest Chevy models. Each comes with great new features like Chevy MyLink and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, as well as a number of innovative safety systems. The Suburban even has seating for up to eight people, making it the ideal people mover. Get a new Chevy SUV or crossover today.

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Holiday Events in Amesbury, MA

Holiday Events in AmesburyThere are plenty of holiday events in Amesbury this winter, including a Holiday Open House, Christmas Cookie Workshop, and a Christmas music event. All ages are welcome at these events, making them perfect for families. If you’re looking for a fun time this holiday season, these are just some of the many places to check out.

According to EventBrite, the Holiday Open House will be held on December 10th at 11:00am. This will take place at the Farm at Eastman’s Corner in Kensington. You can take pictures with Santa, sample meals, and participate in kids’ events. There will also be Christmas trees for those who still need to pick up an evergreen for their home.

You can stick around Eastman’s Corner for a Christmas Cookie Workshop at 2:30pm. Kids can learn how to decorate gingerbread, and there will also be sugar cookies. Supplies are provided, and you can even take home a mason jar of hot cocoa or cider. This event is just $25 for all those interested.

Holiday Events in Amesbury

 

Stop by BrookRidge Community Church for a Christmas Music Experience from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. You can enjoy a special night of tunes for free thanks to this great organization. There will also be a collection for Meals Ministry, which serves free meals to those in need.

Listen to music, attend a cookie workshop, or see Santa—these are some of the events this holiday season.

We wish you Happy Holidays from all of us here at Amesbury Chevrolet!

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Volunteer in Amesbury: Give Back This Holiday Season

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You can foster an adorable dog from Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley this season!

If you’re looking to give back to the Amesbury community, there are tons of things you can do this holiday season. From soup kitchens to animal rescues, everyone can truly make a difference by volunteering. Whether you help for a day or you dedicate time every week, every little bit helps to make a difference.

Our Neighbors’ Table

One of the most important volunteer groups in the area is Our Neighbors’ Table. More than 400 people per year volunteer their time and money to provide food for those in need. There is a food pantry, dinners, holiday programs, emergency assistance, and more. Whether someone needs a bite to eat or is looking for emotional support, this program provides caring hearts, warm meals, and open minds.

Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley

You can also give back by volunteering at Animal Rescue Merrimack Valley. One of the most important things you can do is foster a pet. Foster homes provide support to the organization by socializing pets and opening up space at the facility. Donation coordinators are always needed, as well as adoption coordinators, feeders, transporters, and more. Pets are frequently abandoned around the holidays, making it especially important that you volunteer your time if possible.

These are just some of the many ways you can volunteer in Amesbury, MA. Giving back is one of the greatest things you can do. We hope to see you volunteering this winter.

 

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Chevy Diesel Lineup: More Options than Ever

Chevy is giving drivers more options than ever, including a range of new diesel powertrains. The 2018 Chevy Equinox, Cruze, and Cruze Hatchback will now come with diesel engine options to provide better fuel economy—among other essential advantages. While other automakers are dropping these powertrains, Chevy understands how important selection is to its customers, so it has expanded its Chevy Diesel lineup.

Chevy Diesel Powertrains

According to Detroit News, the 2018 model lineup will have several new diesel powertrains. This will include a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that gets up to 40 highway mpg. Only about 3% of models in the US are diesels; this engine type is considerably more popular in Europe. And, since Volkswagen and Audi have been prohibited from selling Diesel Tankdiesels in the US due to a recent scandal, Chevy has decided to pounce on a new market.

“Clearly, what’s happened at VW creates an opportunity for us,” GM North America President Alan Batey told reporters recently. “So we’ll do everything we can to seize the opportunity.”

Why Diesel?

What exactly is the difference between a diesel and gasoline engine? While gasoline engines use spark plugs to ignite fuel, a diesel engine uses compression to get every last ounce of energy out of the fuel. This leads to better fuel economy—one reason semis use diesel instead of gasoline. The new Chevy diesel lineup will offer better fuel economy for drivers everywhere.

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Boo! Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Halloween Safety Tips

Boo – happy Halloween from Amesbury Chevrolet!

Next to Christmas, Halloween is a child’s favorite time of the year due to the obscene amount of candy they collect and fun costumes they wear. There are quite a few precautions to take before letting your child collect sweets though. Here are a few Halloween safety tips.

  • Preparation – Have a talk with your child before leaving to go trick-or-treating. Remind them to always look both ways before crossing the street and to use crosswalks when available. Make sure their costume fits properly to avoid any injuries as a resulting of falling. Some masks can obscure vision, so use face paint or makeup instead when possible.
  • Collecting – Children under the age of 12 should always have an adult supervisor, especially when in large groups of people or unfamiliar neighborhoods. Supervisors would do well to attach a glow stick or flashlight to their children to make them easier to spot in larger crowds.
  • Driving – Driving on trick-or-treat night comes with a whole host of dangers that drivers have to avoid. Watch for kids walking near or in the street; make sure your lights are on so your vehicle is easily visible. Check when your area has trick-or-treat hours and avoid driving altogether between those hours if possible.
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Fun Fall Activities in Amesbury

Fall Activities in Amesbury

Fall is finally here and that means it’s time to switch gears and have some fun! The kids are heading back to school, but there’s still plenty of time to make some memories this season. Whether you’re out for adventure or to learn, Amesbury has something for everyone. Here are some fun fall activities in Amesbury this fall as suggested by us at Amesbury Chevrolet!

  • The Noshery – Although it was established just a few years ago, The Noshery has made a name for itself among locals and visitors alike. As it turns out, grabbing a bite to eat at a local hotspot is a great way to have some fun. Enjoy the baked goods or handmade soups on a cool fall day.
  • Lowell’s Boat Shop – A visit to Lowell’s Boat Shop is perfect for those who love the water and building boats. Originally founded in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating boat shop in the United States. Take a trip through history on the water, and learn a new craft at the same time!
  • Cider Hill Farm – Fall is a time known for apple cider and Halloween. At Cider Hill Farm, families can walk through the orchards, take a hayride, and enjoy a cup of mulled cider all in one place.

No matter how you spend your autumn season, we hope that you try some new fall activities in Amesbury with your friends and family!

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Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit

Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit

On Tuesday, November 17th, Steve Buonomo was involved in a serious accident on Route 110. As a sales consultant for Amesbury Chevrolet, Steve is an important and beloved member of our staff. That’s why we held the Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit. Proceeds are in benefit of the recovery fund for our great employee and friend.

The Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit was held on Friday, August 26th at 6:30pm aboard the Captain’s Lady II at the Newburyport Waterfront Park. There was plenty of dancing, a DJ, drinks, and good-hearted fun. There was even a 50/50 raffle for those looking to walk away with some great prizes. The grand prize winner of the Point Sebago Getaway with golf package was Ms. Makarewicz.

The accident on November 17th left Steve with several injuries, including a traumatic brain injury and fractured bones. Initially airlifted to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, he is now working toward recovery by performing extensive rehabilitation.

Part of the recovery fund was built on donations from a GoFundMe campaign that was able to raise more than $10,000 to help with this long and difficult process. Nonetheless, more money is needed for medical bills and living expenses. If you wanted to have a fun time while doing some good, we hope you were able to come down to the Stevie B. River Cruise Benefit.

Thankfully, we were able to raise a whopping $10,000 during this fundraiser! Thanks to everyone in the community to helped us help out a dear friend.

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New Chevy Special Edition SUVs

2017 Chevrolet Equinox Midnight Edition

Chevy recently released three new special edition SUVs, each of which has sharp styling and great new features. They include the Equinox Midnight Edition, Sport Edition, and Traverse Graphite Edition. Fans and reviewers can’t stop raving—these Chevy special edition SUVs are unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

According to Chevy, the Equinox special edition models will come with Mosaic Black Metallic (Midnight Edition) and Summit White (Sport Edition) colors. They will also have the following exterior features:

  • Black grille
  • Black Chevy bowties
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Jet-Black leather seating
  • Memory settings for driver
  • Black mirror caps
  • Black roof rack crossbars

This black undertone makes these new Chevy special edition SUVs bolder and sharper, with looks you can spot a mile down the road.

“Special Editions give consumers an opportunity to buy something outside of the mainstream trim designation,” said Karl Brauer, senior director of automotive industry insights for Kelly Blue Book. “This lets them spend a little more for a unique model, one that often provides a higher resale value when it’s time to sell or trade the vehicle for their next purchase.”

The 2017 Traverse Graphite Edition will be available exclusively on the 2LT trim. It will have multiple color options, including Mosaic Black Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat. The Graphite Edition also gets:

  • 20-inch Dark Charcoal wheels
  • Dual exhaust
  • Black Chevy bowties
  • Integrated Assist Step

These new Chevy special edition model are also being released after the Trax Midnight Edition was announced last December. Chevy owners are getting more options than ever before, as well as sharper vehicle styling to truly set them apart on the road.

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Chevy Silverado 1500 Design Stands Out

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 design is bold, athletic, and new.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is built to be tough and capable, but this model also has some intelligent design options to make your ride more enjoyable. From this model’s bold exterior to its sleek interior, you won’t believe you’re in a pickup when you get behind the wheel. With tons of cab configurations and options to choose from, the new Chevy Silverado 1500 design can cater to your every need.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 design is rarely discussed because of this model’s impressive performance, safety, and technology. Nonetheless, the exterior is carefully crafted to be sporty and bold, with a sculpted hood, wide stance, and distinct Chevy badging. According to Chevy, a muscular front-end also conveys this model’s capabilities in a single glance.

The interior is also designed to be stylish and comfortable. The doors are made with a triple-seal system to keep out noise and air, and an aerodynamic windshield reduces the sound of rushing air. Plus, with the dual-resilient foam seats, you’ll stay comfortable for longer. There are also steering-wheel mounted controls for ease of access, and a Driver Information Center lets you easily set cruise control and other safety features.

The Silverado design is also intelligent. USB ports and a 110-volt outlet are strategically placed so you always have somewhere to charge your electronic devices. Also, ergonomic seating for up to six makes sure everyone has space for long trips.

These are just some of the many great design features that make the Silverado 1500 truly stand out.

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