Cape Ann Life

Music brought violinists Scott Moore and Erica Pisaturo together in the first place, performing together every day on tour. And music is how they continue to spend most of their time—when …

It’s an “every year” thing.  It’s also a great exhibit of local Rocky Neck artists, a great way to make art accessible, and a great local fundraiser. The Rocky Neck …

Just in time for the beginning of spring, Gloucester's Cape Ann Museum is bringing back its popular Cape Ann Blossoms event on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Floral …

The Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) will hold open auditions for local Cape Ann and North Shore young musicians to join its ensembles in the 2024-2025 concert season. For those …

The Cape Ann Symphony’s 72nd season is in full swing, and on April 21 the group will reprise one of its most popular programs, the intimate and scaled down “Musicians Unleashed” …

The Sawyer Free Library will host the inaugural Gloucester Zine Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 20 and 21 Main Street in downtown Gloucester. This event, open to all, offers a …

One hundred years ago on Memorial Day 1924, the American Legion unveiled its Memorial to the five young men of Manchester who lost their lives in WWI.   Many attend this annual event at Rosedale …

Part II of an incredible story of an amazing sculptress, who, impacted by returning veterans scarred by WWI, rebuilds their faces with her talents at her "Studio for Portrait Masks" ...

‘The Deceiver’, Laccaria bicolor, is a simple pinkish mushroom with purplish gills that can be found growing just about everywhere on sandy forest floors, like those near coastal regions …

A Growing Demand For Fresh

A visit to Cedar Rock Gardens is a journey to a lost agrarian past; a slow meander along Walker’s Creek towards Essex Bay and into a rural part of Essex and Gloucester that feels long forgotten …

It’s almost Halloween, and last week, we kicked off a three-part seasonal story written by Robert “Rob” Fitzgibbon, a local author and an Essex Library Trustee. The story harkens back to the early 1800s in Essex, when a Harvard-trained doctor was arrested for grave robbing ... .

In this final edition of Rob Fitzgibbon's three-part series about a true crime story in Essex from the early 1800s, Dr. Sewell goes to trial. That's when the unbelievable part of his story just began ...

In this first edition of Rob Fitzgibbon's three-part story, we meet Dr. Thomas Sewall, a dashing young Harvard-trained doctor who moved to Essex in the early 1800s and married into the Choate family. Then, he was arrested for grave robbing ... .

The first recorded salons — i.e., social gatherings that doubled as educational gatherings and vice versa — date back to 15th-century Italy and were hosted by noblewomen, who perhaps had …

The nascent Lobster Cove String Quartet widens its wake with guest artists in a concert Sunday, March 3rd, at 3 p.m. at the Annisquam Village Church.   With windows looking out on the Cove …

Wood Ears

Even in the winter one can find this squiggly gelatinous edible mushroom busily decaying hardwood sticks and twigs in the forest.   The aptly named Wood Ear mushroom actually goes by a slew of …

The works of Gloucester artist Lynn Anne Maguire will be in subject of a two-month lobby exhibit opens this week on Thursday, February 27 and will run through April 26.   A reception will …

It’s an inspiring story that transcends athletic performance.  And its been a. largely untold one that a local author has worked hard to correct. The Tigerbelles: Olympic Legends from …

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum is getting ready to kick off its 2024 speaker series on Thursday, Feb. 29 with a talk on the mushrooms of Manchester's ancient 1661 Cemetery by noted local mycologist …

Three Manchester Essex Regional High School students have had their works of art featured in the Emerging Young Artists (EYA) 2024 Juried Exhibition. The EYA is hosted annually by the College of …

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