Erika Brown

Editor and Publisher

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Editor and Publisher

It was the year of the first recognized baseball game in America.  It was the year Congress established the Smithsonian Institution.  It was the year a dentist first used ether to extract a tooth.  And on April 15—in 1845—it was also the day the Cape Ann Savings Bank was founded, at 51 Main Street in Gloucester with 40 depositors and $1,355 in deposits.

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A brand-new TV show with a local hook is catching more than a little buzz.  Farmhouse Fixer debuted nationally March 3rd at 9.00 p.m. on HGTV.  The show stars Essex resident Jonathan Knight who pulls his passion for renovating New England farmhouses on to the small screen with lots of chemistry from his collaborator and friend, interior designer Kristina Crestin. 

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A peaceful guarantee of Zen in a little, six-inch clay pot.  It all comes from the four succulent varieties hand selected by Colleen Malik of …

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Signature steak knives, Laguiole of France in vibrant colors at Karen Juel’s gift shop, located inside Chapman’s Greenhouse. Set of six, $98 

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At MAHRI, a porcelain country hen, by La Pintade Caillard Ceramics.  Comes in blue or a nutty gold. $185. 

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