Cape Ann Life

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 …

Mushroom Macro Photography

Mushroom hunting as a hobby has taken off in popularity in recent years, and so has the art of mushroom photography, the art of photographing very small, quirky, and colorful fungal fruiting bodies …

Troop 3 Summits Mount Garfield

On a brisk late fall New England weekend, six BSA Troop 3 Manchester scouts conquered Mount Garfield.   Mount Garfield in the White Mountains, NH, has an elevation of 4,480 feet and is five …

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 Wicked Witch and Me  

Like many children of the 1960s I loved  The   Wizard of Oz.   It was shown on television at Thanksgiving, and I think only having access to it once a year, and no rewind or record …

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 …

(Porcini) Soup’s On!

Mushroom of the Week (Porcini) Soup’s On! Our resident mushroom expert Gary Gilbert is back with some “souper” ideas for easy and delicious warm winter dinners. M …

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 …

A Ghost of Christmas Past

W hen I was a kid, my mother loved Christmas.   I see now it was fitting because Carolyn liked sparkly things all year round, and she kind of lived in this world with fairy sprites and earthen …

YOURS & MINE : Holiday Traditions

There are holiday traditions in aspirational books and television shows. Then, there are the real family traditions to celebrate the holiday season. Here are some good ones shared by local familiar faces. From an annual Christmas Eve date with a book to baking countless pies, locals celebrate this season in their own ways.

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 …

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