The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is an annual event managed by the National Audubon that takes place not only on Cape Ann, but in all of North America and parts of Central and South America. It began in 1900 when ornithologist Frank Chapman decided that instead of a traditional Christmas season “side hunt,” where the goal was to hunt and take as many birds as possible on a given day, he would count them instead.
Check out the downtown Beverly Farms decorations (which have spread to Hastings House and homes all over town) as Engel & Volker host the first annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest. The contest judging takes place Thursday, October 8th. A fun walk through town - vote for your favorite wit…
The Story High School class of 1960 has held several memorable reunions over the years, including their 20th at Tucks Point, 25th at the Surf Restaurant in Magnolia, and 50th at 7 Central in Manchester. This year, however, Covid 19 forced the cancellation of their 60th, originally scheduled to be held September 26 at the Village Restaurant in Essex.
Although we won’t be able to have students in the theatre this fall, classes will still be held online for two hours a week. We are embracing this new format by producing seven online performances using the 2020 Young Playwrights selections. All students in the Fall Youth Acting Workshop will rehearse and perform these exciting new plays.
The Cape Ann Museum is preparing to re-open its main campus at 27 Pleasant Street to the public on Oct. 1 with new safety precautions for social distancing, reduced capacity, touch-less doors, increased cleaning, and other measures that adhere to Gov. Baker’s Phase 3 re-opening plan and to protect the public while enjoying the Museum’s renowned art and maritime collections.
There are precious few things we can say are "benefits" of social distancing. One of them is a micro-group tour at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Eastern Point. The Historic New England property has long been a pilgrimage for award-winning interior designers seeking inspiration and history.
Amesbury born Samuel O. Boardman was apprenticed to become a shipwright around 1816. In 1823 he moved to Manchester to begin work in Manchester’s thriving furniture making center as a cabinetmaker for John Perry Allen.
Last week Cape Ann Plein Air announced the 35 artists from across the country have been selected to compete in the 2020 Cape Ann Plein Air competition.
The Cape Ann Artisans announced a new schedule and new artists for its well-loved 37th Annual Fall Open Studios this year. The two-day event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11.