This Halloween season, Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theatrical performance of The Masquerade of Abbadia Mare, an adaptation of five Edgar Allan Poe stories.  Set within the Castle and adapted around one of America’s most prolific inventors of his time, John Hays Hammond Jr, the Horror-Fan culture will recognize many of the elements of Poe’s short stores woven together and set at the time of the historic 1929 stock market crash

Come out and challenge your creativity and science skills to brave the waters of the Manchester Inner Harbor in this 13th annual MBTS Cardboard Boat Regatta, Sunday October 9 starting at 11 a.m.  Mark Your Calendars and Collect that Cardboard.

The Manchester Club reconvened after its summer break last Thursday evening at the Legion Hall.  Todd Crane and his kitchen crew served up a delicious meal of Mort Mayo’s Baked Haddock with mashed potatoes and green beans along with a dessert of ice cream bars.  Immediately following dinner, Club President Eric Aldrich called the meeting to order and invited the evening’s guest speaker, Chief of Police Todd Fitzgerald to lead the National Anthem.  Following the National Anthem, President Aldrich held a moment of silence to remember the passings of long-time members John Hannah and Ed Parsons.  Club Secretary Craige McCoy followed this up with the secretary’s report and Club Treasurer Bill Scott updated club members of Club finances.  Each report was immediately accepted without any objection from the membership.

Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra's 71st concert season on Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. at Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium.  "We are so thrilled to be able to perform a full season schedule of orchestra concerts.... the first since 2019!' says Cape Ann Symphony Board President Fran White, "After facing the challenges of the past two years, Cape Ann Symphony is stronger than ever due to the amazing support from the musicians, our Music Director, our tireless Board of Directors, our sponsors and donors, and finally, our loyal audiences!

Thank you for an Awesome Summer of Reading

Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winners in our summer reading program:  Jackson Ackerman, Micah Ackerman, Atticus Howe, Kiernan Ollington, Fischer Quesenberry, Hayden Ratushny, Avital Romanowski, Taylor Seymour and James Wheeler.   Thanks to the local merchants for their donations of special prizes.