Manchester Historical Museum Re-opening

Manchester Historical Museum is Re-opening
Manchester Historical Museum at 10 Union Street is thrilled to reopen on Tuesday, July 14, and would like to invite you to come view the current art exhibit and sale – “Cape Ann through Artists’ Eyes.” Come enjoy paintings and photography from 18 local artists. This free exhibit will run through September during our regular hours Tuesday – Fridays (10 – 3). As artwork sells, new items will be hung, so come a couple of times during this run. For more info contact the Manchester Historical Museum.
In order to comply with CDC and state guidelines, guests and staff must wear face coverings while inside, practice social distancing, sanitize hands upon entrance and register for Covid tracing. We will be limiting the number of people in the exhibit hall which may mean a short wait in our lovely courtyard before entering. The historic Trask House will remain closed for the time being. Limited archive research will resume but will be by appointment only.

New Adventure Video Thursday at 6:30

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Join us Thursday evening at 6:30 for the premier of a new video about Gloucester’s flagship and National Historic Landmark during our online fundraiser Community Through Adventure. Just follow this link to the Schooner Adventure website:

The 24 minute video is free and open to anyone to watch and will be available for a week following the event. Any donations made during this fundraiser will go twice as far to support the educational mission of Adventure thanks to a generous pledge from the members of the board of directors to match your contribution up to $30,000.

We can’t sail this season because of the pandemic, but the maintenance of the vessel must go on. We think this video will explain why Adventure’s volunteers and staff continue to work hard behind the scenes to keep one of the last Gloucester fishing schooners going strong.

One of My New Favorite Things

Moving is no fun….especially not in July when you’d like to be on the boat or at the beach and especially not when, after months from working from home, I am now back in my office trying to keep “normal” hours.  That having been said, there are upsides.  Our new home is coming together nicely and my super cute whale rug arrived yesterday just in time to put a smile on my face.  We talk often on Gloucestercasts about how I’m a bargain shopper.  This gorgeous rug was just under $50 and will looks perfect in our new living room.   I ordered it online at RugsUSA.


Lefties Unite!

I received a very nice surprise recently in the form of a gift from my brother and his wife following their visit here during which I was heard to rant about how hard it can be each day for the lefties of the world. Every single design is engineered for right handed use, not surprisingly as this is the majority of the population.  Only an estimated 10% of us are lucky enough to be left handed.

And it’s OK.  I am left handed but learned to do many everyday tasks with my right hand with tools made for right handed people: scissors, measuring cups, can openers, even brooms to some extent. Even those “statement ” coffee mugs are backwards for lefties…wise words of wisdom facing the wrong way in a left hander’s grasp. Mostly it’s OK but some thing still trip me up after all these years. Measuring cups are high on that list. I know some of you are wondering “How can you do measuring cup wrong??” Try it. Put that cup in your left and and take a look at the measures. Thank you.

Anyhow, my angst was acknowledged in their gifting of a number of items from The Left Hand Store. What a treat the oven mitt, the kitchen tools and the measuring cup especially are!!! Mostly, thank you for acknowledging the issues…….. so here’s a shout out to Lori and Chris and left handers out there (FOB Paula Ryan O’Brien and neighbor Rick)! Can I get an “Amen”?

Gorgeous Morning At Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Company Gloucester MA

Captain Joe and Sons Wholesale Lobster Company

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