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It’s an inspiring story that transcends athletic performance.  And its been a. largely untold one that a local author has worked hard to correct. The Tigerbelles: Olympic Legends from …

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Museum is getting ready to kick off its 2024 speaker series on Thursday, Feb. 29 with a talk on the mushrooms of Manchester's ancient 1661 Cemetery by noted local mycologist …

Three Manchester Essex Regional High School students have had their works of art featured in the Emerging Young Artists (EYA) 2024 Juried Exhibition. The EYA is hosted annually by the College of …

Be Mine, Be Mine, Be Mine!

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Valentine’s Day is coming right up.   This year, February 14th comes on a Wednesday, so romantic planning may require some skipping around.   Maybe have flowers delivered that day, …

It’s love, makers and live drawing at this year’s Rocky Neck Winter Fest, the popup art festival put on by the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) will take place Saturday and Sunday, February …

Starting next week two artists, Karmimadeebora McMillan and Loretta Park, will be featured the Montserrat Gallery in solo exhibitions that explore new forms of beauty for everyday objects and themes …

Arpeggione, the chamber music group that is known as the “North Shore’s only historically-informed chamber music ensemble,” will perform the works of Clara Schumann at 4 p.m. …

After more than two years of development, the Sawyer Free Library (SFL) next week will unveil a public interactive platform that charts Gloucester's history from before its founding in 1623 by …

It’s all about embracing the chill of winter this weekend when the 3rd Annual “Gloucester's So Salty” event takes over sites around Gloucester on January 20 and 21.  The …

Jack Hammond, a retired and decorated U.S. Army Brigadier General and a private sector CEO who has served on advisory groups for presidents, governors, and businesses will kick off a new speaker …

Looking for a holiday gift for the shipbuilder in your life? Look no further.   The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum (EHSSM) announced its upcoming program, “Heritage and …

The Mercury Gallery in Rockport is featuring artwork by Michael McKinnell this month.  A perceptive observer, Michael McKinnell (1935-2020) often discovers inspiration in the minutiae of …

The stars were sparkling brightly on Saturday at the Spaulding Education Fund’s 12th Annual Night of Stars Talent Show.   This year the gala production featured 40 performers from …

Chamber Roots, a series of musical conversations curated by violinist and composer Scott Moore, returns to the Annisquam Village Church Saturday evening, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.  A reception …

It’s all happening!  Holiday events in Essex and Manchester are already starting to happen, so here's a preview of some local seasonal events of interest. In Essex , there are three …

For more than a week nearly 40 juried artists from across the country have been painting the corners of Cape Ann and on Saturday the group unveiled more than 185 paintings as part of the Cape Ann …

The Girl in the Green Cloak 

Matt Genta has made it a mission to acquire Hopkinson paintings from the auction market as they have become available, securing four paintings for the museum this year. Kris McGinn’s feature tells of Genta’s project and the family and estate integral to Manchester’s history.

The Ding Dongs: Welcome Home?

What’s worse than a Ding Dong Ditch…?  A Ding Dong Stay. In Brenda Withers’ The Ding Dongs this odd phenomenon comes to life.  From August 11 to 27, the comedic thriller will play at the …

The Cape Ann Community Band will perform a “Salute to Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary” on Saturday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, …

We would love to have you share your talents with our community.  Please consider performing in the Performing Arts in the Park concert.  The evening is planned for 6- 8 p.m. at Masconomo Park on …

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