Winslow Homer and Women’s Bathing Practices

Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.

Coolidge Point: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 9 Coolidge Point, Manchester, Mass.

$15 Historic New England and Cape Ann Museum, $20 nonmembers


The Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England invite you to take a fresh look at Winslow Homer’s seaside paintings. Join Elizabeth Block, PhD, senior editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a discussion of Homer’s paintings within the context of women’s bathing, dress, and hair practices of the early 1870s and as an extension of the artist’s early magazine illustrations. Following the lecture, enjoy the waterfront Coolidge Point grounds. Light refreshments provided.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from August 3 to December 1, 2019.

Coolidge Point is open to the public for events and special programs in 2019.

For more information visit or call 978-522-5540.

Reserve tickets and information about a partner lecture with the Cape Ann Museum

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Summer smiles for Curious Creatures at Sawyer Free Children’s Library

Sawyer Free Library (SFL) Children’s Services  shares photographs from Curious Creatures program (July 25, 2019), one of many special summer 2019 events amidst regular weekly busy & fabulous children’s programs. Photo credit: Linda Bosselman. Christy Russo is the children’s services director.

Scroll below to see photographs from the teen program held later that day, Galaxy Tie Dye.

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Snakes of New England with Rick Roth scheduled tomorrow! Mark your calendar for more summer fun.

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Not to miss ongoing weekly programs PLUS Summer Reading 2019 A Universe of Stories special events


Scenes from Sawyer Free Library teen program yesterday,  Galaxy Tie-Dye, programming inspired by the 2019 summer reading theme “A Universe of Stories”.




Now that security help is squared away, let’s open that side door back up to its open space and make it easy on these outdoor programs (and patrons)  to set up and go.

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Closing soon: Amy Kerr I am more Sawyer Free Library July art exhibit

Selections from Amy Kerr’s I Am More series on view in beautiful Matz Gallery, Sawyer Free Public Library July 2019. Learn more here

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The ongoing series has grown and been displayed in different configurations and groupings at numerous venues, encouraging repeat visits and consideration. Here is an installation view from the iteration at Cape Ann Savings Bank May 2019.

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And They’re Off!

At exactly 10:00 last night a good portion of the 65 boats, captains, and crews entered in this year’s Bluefin Blowout left their docks and slips to head out in search of the often elusive tuna.

Weigh-in and all sorts of Family Fun, shopping, music, and excitement start under the big tent at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort at 1:00 today!  Come down and be a part of the fun and the FUNdraising to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s.  This year’s tournament has already raised over $200,000 at lead up events.

Entry to today’s fun is free….so come on down!



Charge Up Your Bike Riding Experience at Cape Ann Electric Bikes

GMG Jimmy has been thinking about getting himself a bicycle and when we heard about Cape Ann Electric Bikes, we just had to go see them at 214 Eastern Ave Gloucester ( The Commons). These are bicycles equipped with battery power designed to give the rider an extra boost as needed. And I believe Jim may need an extra boost now and again getting himself from here to there, so it would relieve me a great deal to know he had some extra power at his fingertips. As manager/owner Kathy told us, electric bikes allow you to do what you’ve always done and accommodates the rider’s needs so we can go further together (well, the royal “we” anyhow). Jim was allowed to take a ride, which definitely brought a smile to his face. Rentals are available by the day or weekend. We are giving this serious consideration, so if you are curious I encourage you to stop in and talk to Kathy. Take the ride! It’s a game changer for those of us whose minds are much younger than our bodies are.

#atomicbuffaloturds corn on the cob 🌽 and baked sweet potato on the @Webergrills Ivory kettle last night

Northeast BBQ

Try this- mix sriracha and mayo and slather it on your corn on the cob and cook them offset the coals 450 degrees or so for 35 minutes.  Yummmmm!

Discovered a McCormick Rub that I really like.  A little sweet, a little heat, nice balance.

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McCormick Grill Mates Grill Mates Mesquite Seasoning, 24 oz


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Sunday, July 28: Jazz Brunch Featuring SCOLLINS-WARSI at Feather and Wedge


The Scollins-Warsi jazz duo is back at Feather & Wedge for another fantastic jazz brunch! With Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass, they will play from their extensive setlist including selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Reservations highly suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, July 28, 2019
10:30 AM  –  2:30 PM


Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 01966

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