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This summer has everyone appreciating the true value of outdoor dining.  But for some restaurants like Sea Glass at the Castle Manor Inn, with its massive outdoor deck overlooking the back side of the Annisquam River and the Blyman Canal in Gloucester, every summer is about outdoor dining.

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Jane Deering Gallery announces a new exhibition Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place opening Saturday, August 8, at 19 Pleasant Street in Gloucester and presenting new perspectives and interpretations of the region’s past and present.

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The quiet comfort and familiarity of coastal Manchester’s tree-lined historic downtown with its small antique shops, used bookstore, and restaurants has made it the perfect backdrop for many a blockbuster film.  When Hollywood wants New England, it comes to Manchester-by-the-Sea.  So, here are some of Manchester’s greatest hits, and what they’re all about.

This shot of Manchester Sailing Association’s summer sailors reminds us that some sports and outdoor activities are not in the least disrupted by social distancing.  Sail on!

This weekend is the last chance to see Amy Robson’s paintings of the waters off Annisquam Lighthouse.  Her exhibition, Keep Looking, in the SHED at Jane Deering Gallery closes on Sunday, August 2.   

Manchester Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald, checking in with the crew even on his off day.  That’s what happens when your colleagues can drive by your house on their weekend rounds.  Let’s call this one, “Relaxed, and in control”. 

This weekend, Gladstone, the jewelry boutique and gallery in Manchester, will be hosting a trunk show with nationally renowned fine jewelry designer, Gabriella Kiss. The designer will be present to meet with guests and preview her collection from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1. 

 

 

Having access to the most accurate weather forecasts, news and information, and being able to make sense of it, is essential. That’s why the experts at AccuWeather are sharing nine ways to use their newly designed app to enhance your life.

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Reports of large marine life coming closer to shore seems to be a more frequent occurrence this year.  This photograph, taken by Milo Zeltzer of a whale back off Singing Beach in Manchester, is proof of that.  And very large it looks to be.

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Behind Tappan House at Newport Park off Pine Street a “little slice of Heaven on earth” can be found.  Three neighbors, under the guidance of George Cooper, have developed a Community Garden.  Pictured are George Cooper and Stephanie Tucci, not in the picture is the third gardener, Lisa Cout…

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An award-winning local independent producer/promoter is bringing a slate of incredible music talent to perform a series of concerts starting this weekend with Room Full Of Blues and Barrence Whitfield at the Manchester Athletic Club. 

Locally-born visual and performance artist Elsa Marie Keefe will be releasing the first of her large-scale mixed media series, “Born Wild,” on the land of her childhood home.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Elsa grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea in a family that embraced nudity and freedom, whi…

While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family—including your pets—safe.  It’s even more important now, in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm’s way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.

Discover Boating – the nation’s resource for recreational boaters – is advising all boaters, particularly the influx of new boaters, to keep safety top of mind before anchoring aweigh.  Here are 10 essential tips for boaters to stay safe on the water.

Usually the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club has several major fundraising events, including the Kentucky Derby Auction and the Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast, the proceeds of which go to scholarships, civic enhancements, and are distributed to local organizations such as Open Door and B…