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A 2019 study by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology determined that there were nearly three billion fewer birds in North America than in 1970.  Put another way, that is a loss of more than one in four birds in less than 50 years. Garden Gate magazine’s James A. Baggett shared these facts…

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Students from Topsfield Vocational Academy have been working since 2019 on a project to build, by hand, an authentic 18-foot wooden Garvey.  The boys (called “the Garvey Crew”) and their teachers have been fitting rails, attaching the outwale, fitting the seats, fiberglassing, priming and pa…

Mother Nature has given the area quite a ride this season.  Blistering heat, toggled with record humidity and cold snaps.  Regardless, cocktails are the order of the season.

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Mixed media, paintings, drawings, collage, sculpture and nature items welcome. Submissions can be brought to the First Parish Chapel 1 Chapel Lane, Manchester-by-the-Sea beginning July 5 through July 16. Look for the specially marked drop bins.

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There’s a lot set to happen with the Council on Aging (COA) in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and for further information on any of these great trips or to reserve your seat on the van, please call 978-526-7500.

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With the Great Marsh as their inspiration, both Story and Monnelly are showcasing their works at a special exhibition at the Janet & William Ellery James Center at the Cape Ann Museum Green from June 18 – July 30.  It’s well worth an afternoon.

A 2019 study by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology determined that there were nearly three billion fewer birds in North America than in 1970.  Put another way, that is a loss of more than one in four birds in less than 50 years. Garden Gate magazine’s James A. Baggett shared these facts and more in a recent Zoom seminar hosted by the North Shore Horticultural Society.

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The pandemic of 2020 stopped the Manchester 375th Annual Celebration in its tracks last year.  The town had hardly gotten into the celebratory groove when, after a January bonfire at the Manchester Athletic Club and a hooty February cocktail reception at the Essex County Country Club, all pl…

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Manchester Essex Rotary Club members were staking their spot in front of the Manchester Post Office last week to sell tickets for this year’s Red White & Blue Pancake Breakfast at Tuck’s Point in Manchester. From left, Jack Costello, Mike Alden, (ME Rotary Club President) Jen Doane, and …

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Students from Topsfield Vocational Academy have been working since 2019 on a project to build, by hand, an authentic 18-foot wooden Garvey.  The boys (called “the Garvey Crew”) and their teachers have been fitting rails, attaching the outwale, fitting the seats, fiberglassing, priming and pa…

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On Wednesday, June 30, the Manchester Council on Aging is offering a trip to Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Newburyport for a delicious lunch. This family owned and operated Italian restaurant has been serving up homestyle Italian pasta dishes in generous portions and at very reasonable prices since 1995. You can even bring home dishes from their grab and go case. The van will start picking up seniors around 11 a.m.  Return is expected by 2:30 p.m

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A June 20 Father’s Day is a bit later than normal, but then again, what’s normal this year?  Not much.  Besides, you can use the extra time to devote more creativity to gifting dad something different, something special.   As usual, this week’s shopping guide takes us all around Cape Ann, st…

Raise your hand if returning to “normalcy” has been a little strange?  Did you know it takes at least 30 days to form a new habit?  Now think back to the height of COVID, many of us over the past year and a half have been forming new habits without realizing it.  Some we want while others have become like unwanted house guests.  Remember this, you are not alone.

Do you have an old sewing basket?  Or the notions to fill them?  We would love to have them!  Peggy Coleman is doing a fundraiser for the Little Dresses For Africa sewing center in Malawi.  Filled baskets will be sent with our table sewing machines for the women of the refuge center.  Please…

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On Memorial Day weekend New Englanders were greeted with the first low-pressure storm of the year.  With an unfortunately far less inviting weather announcement than the weekend prior, residents prepared to spend some time stuck inside.  After all, hunkering down is a New England pastime; nothing seems to change, except for the weather.

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There’s a lot set to happen with the Council on Aging (COA) in the coming weeks. Check them out here, and for further information on any of these great trips or to reserve your seat on the van, please call (978) 526-7500.