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. 

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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. 

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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.

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