Ski, Skate & Board Consignment Event Set for November 17th and 18th at Cutler School


Now in its 7th year, the community-wide fundraiser will focus on new and consigned apparel and equipment for skiing, snowboarding, hockey, and ice skating

2018 SSB Flyer Color

The annual Ski, Skate & Board Consignment Event, hosted by the Friends of Cutler Elementary in Hamilton, MA, will take place on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th. In the 7th year of the fundraiser, the Ski, Skate & Board committee is excited to continue to focus the event on quality, reasonably priced equipment and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, hockey and ice skating. The community-wide fundraiser provides an opportunity for north shore families outfitting their families for the season to purchase new and used equipment and apparel and consign items they no longer need.  The event, being held at the Cutler School in Hamilton, is planned for Saturday, November 17th from 9am – 2pm and Sunday, November 18th from 11am – 1pm. Most items are 50% off on Sunday. The event is open to the public and offers great deals on equipment and apparel for both children and adults. Plymouth Ski & Sports, Hardy Ski Emporium and Wenham Sports Stop will be there with NEW equipment including HUNDREDS of skis, boots and skates. Even if your family does not ski, skate or board, the event is a great opportunity to stock up on needed winter apparel at great prices. And, there will be pop-up boutiques featuring retailers at great prices, such as Skida Headwear & Accessories, Cirque Mountain Apparel hats and Craft Apparel. Back for their third year, Velofix, a mobile ski tuning service, will be on site so you can get your gear tuned up for the season! This event is made available for the community in part due to the support of our sponsors including Active HealingInstitution for Savings, Salem 5, Treat Cakes and Confections,  McClain Group – Engel & Volkers Real Estate, Velofix, Cape Anne Figure Skating Club, Hamilton House of Pizza, and Tread Tabata.

“Now in our 7th year, we are excited to continue to offer a great opportunity for the community to consign or purchase equipment and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, hockey and ice skating.  We’re happy this event has grown to be an annual ‘must attend’ for many in the community with a common interest in outdoor, family activities,” says Ski, Skate & Board Coordinator, Jeannine Ryan.

“With no other sale like this in the area, the consignment event is a much needed resource for the community to earn money and find homes for previously used equipment and apparel as well as stock up for the upcoming season. We’re happy to be able to offer quality apparel and equipment at reasonable prices that meet the needs of the community,” says Ski, Skate & Board Coordinator, Dabney Smith.

People interested in consigning items can visit for more information. Consignors will receive 70% of sales.  Donations are also welcome. Proceeds from the event benefits the Friends of Cutler. Drop off hours for consignors and people wishing to donate items are Tuesday, 11/13 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, 11/15, 9am -12pm and 6  -8 pm, and Friday, 11/16, 10am – 2pm.

The event can also be followed on Facebook at

Event Details

Who: Friends of Cutler Elementary

What: Ski, Skate & Board Consignment Event

Where: Cutler Elementary, 237 Asbury Street, Hamilton, MA

When: Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th

About the Friends of Cutler

Proceeds from the Ski, Skate & Board Event benefit The Friends of Cutler, a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that supports The Cutler School by providing enhanced cultural enrichment programs, technology, and field trips, among other things, to create a more diverse and hands-on education experience.


Late afternoon after last week’s nor-easter, I drove along the backshore to check out the waves. The breakers were only mildly dramatic but what caught my attention were the ribbons and ribbons of migrating birds flying over Twin Lights, heading toward the backshore. They just kept coming and coming and I think they may have been waiting out the storm before setting out on their night time journey. I followed them along the shore and past Eastern Point Lighthouse before losing sight of the travelers as they were crossing Massachusetts Bay and heading towards Boston.

Governor Baker & Lt. Gov. Polito invited Gloucester’s Mayor Romeo Theken to help open their election night victory speech!

Go Gloucester, Go Massachusetts!

Mayor Romeo Theken’s leadership is valued. She did an awesome job in a Baker-Polito TV commercial leading up to the 2018 election.  (I’ll add a link here soon. “H” for human!)

Along with the Mayor of Lawrence Dan Riveria, and Robert Lewis, she was invited to be part of the program for Baker’s victory evening.








A Gloucester group went with the Mayor for support. Below-  Photo with the Massachusetts director of Veterans Services, Secretary Francisco Ureña. Courtesy photographs from the election night at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center & Prudential Center, Boston, Ma


All for the Love of Cape Ann!!!

The GENEROUS GARDENERS came out in force this morning to finish planting the tulips on the Boulevard. Nobody loves Cape Ann more than this group of women organized by Susan Kelly and our super volunteer Antonietta Calabrese. We all enjoy their work all over Gloucester doing the summer and especially in the Spring when the beds burst with hope for the season to come. The tulips are all in, the prayers are said, thankful for all the women and men who made it possible.

These women and men are all extraordinary, many volunteer so many other places too, all for the love of this wonderful community we live in, Cape Ann.

You too can show your love for Cape Ann by ordering a Cape Ann License Plate today at



Beeman Memorial School’s Annual Holiday Fair and first ever Penny Sale When: December 1, 2018 from 2pm-5pm


Hello Joey,

Beeman Elementary School is seeking assistance in promoting our Annual Holiday Fair and First Ever Penny Sale.  Proceeds from this event directly impact Beeman students by funding many community based enrichment opportunities.  Please let us know if you are able to assist us by sharing on your webpage or social media.

Taste of Cape Ann Event Was a Real Treat!

Some scenes from the Taste of Cape Ann event this week to benefit the YMCA follow.  It was well attended and offered a wide variety of samples from many local establishments such as Mom’s Kitchen, Mile Marker, Ryan & Wood Distillery, Cake Ann, and Trio (some of my personal favorites) as well as many others.


It was great to see so many YMCA representatives helping out! Thanks, Ryan and Nick.


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