Phil Demers, an animal trainer at MarineLand in Niagara Falls, blows the whistle on the maltreatment of marine mammals in captivity. Known in the media as the "Walrus Whisperer," Phil is being sued for $1.5 million for plotting to kidnap the animal he fell in love with -- a walrus named Smooshi.
The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.See map
The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.See map
The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.