Ipswich River Craft Spring Newsletter

Says: Welcome 

Hello Nautical Lovers! 

Ipswich River Craft is 1 year old – who would have ever thought this little sign hobby would have taken off?  But, because of you – it all has – Thank You Thank You from the bottom of my heart.  A few other people also helped us become who we are and we are saying thank you to them as well.   

My good friend, Keith & Britt Emery ordered 7 signs right as we started out and that was just their first order.   That’s him in the picture with my dog Jack doing a tv interview. 

And then Tom Silva, from This Old House taught me the right way to make our product the best it could be.  Hear some of those tricks, while Tommy gives an inside peek to his home workshop and show’s us what he is working on now.  Plus, we give him a sign. Be sure to watch us on Facebook and Instagram to see what his sign says.  Those interviews can all be seen on our FB page at Ipswichrivercraft or on Instagram @ipswichrivercraft @tomsilvatoh. look under reels, and igtv. 

 Keith Emery – 1st customer  
Tommy Silva – Taught me all the tricks 

The Perfect Gift for Mom 

This spring we are cranking out signs and hoping to fill a bunch of Mother’s Day orders. Name signs are a winning gift as you know, and we are also running a special sale on our mini sign that says” I Love U” – for $115. But don’t wait until the last minute, put your orders in now to be sure to get in time.  And don’t forget Dad – Father’s Day is June 20th

“I love U”   $115   Sale       – Perfect on a Kitchen Counter!

We are all about getting noticed, and are now working with Cathleen Williamson from  PLUM PR Group in Newburyport to get our PR on track.   

Maybe you saw us on “Good Morning Gloucester,” click this link to watch – I come in at 31.34 minutes into the broadcast 


“GMG” also did a story about our locations sign.  Gotta love Good Morning Gloucester. 

And Gloucester’s “1623 Studio’s – Cape Ann Today” did a story about our “covid pivot”. 

My CT hometown paper “The Milford Mirror” put us on the front page, and the “New Haven Register” did a feature too. 


And my wonderful husband, John produced a video documentary about us. 

And Coming Up: 

ICAM” (Ipswich Community Access Media) is putting a story together and so is “Wicked Local” to be published soon. And North Shore Magazine is doing a Feature on us in May! All very exciting. We will also be showing at the Essex, Ct Boat Show April 30, May 1 & 2ndwww.ctspringboatshow.com/about-us.html 

But, we especially need your help.  We would like to ask you to take a picture of your artwork or item you got from us and post on Facebook or Ideally on your Instagram account and tag us.  It will help us get more followers who don’t know about what we do.  

Tag us @ipswichrivercraft on Instagram – or follow us on Facbook at Ipswichrivercraft.  

Ok that’s it for now…remember boating season is just a few weeks away and that means beach days will be following shortly after that. 



Pamela@ipswichrivercraft.com( 917) 864 -​2762



The Jam w/ Dennis & Joe – LIVE STREAM on Facebook 8pm 5.3.2021

Good day, Jamily!!!Happy Monday!!

We’ve got a sweet lineup tonight!

We will be honoring moms as best we can through song, music and words!! 🌺🙌🏼♥️🤘🏼

Christine Baze 8:00-8:20

Jim Coyle 8:25-8:45

Amanda Cook 8:50-9:05

John Mulrooney 9:10-9:30

Renee Dupuis & Joe Cardoza & Dennis Monagle 9:35-9:55

Dan Colbert 10:00-10:15

John Newcomer 10:20-10:35

Bill Toabe 10:40-11:00

click here to join the jam: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1227095700794122

*virtual tip jars to keep the Jam rolling: Venmo: http://venmo.com/Dennis-Monagle

PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/dennismonagle

Hope to see you all tonight!! Spread the word!! Thank you, Jamily!!

Free Manufacturing Training Launching At Gloucester High

North Shore Community College Partners with Gloucester High School, and MassHire to Offer Pathway to a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

North Shore Community College is offering a new free training opportunity to become a nationally certified CNC machinist. The program combines math for manufacturing class, career readiness preparation, and hands-on machinist training at Gloucester High School.  Through a generous grant by the GE Foundation, the program is free of charge to students and begins on May 24.

Demand for skilled workers in manufacturing is high, and our students are highly sought after by employers. In our most recent class, 100 percent of students pursuing a career were offered employment upon completion. 

If you would like more information, please contact Martin Trice at mtrice01@northshore.edu or go to http://bit.ly/ManufacturingTraining to sign up for our next information session.

The Studio Restaurant Is Opening This Wednesday May 5th, 2021 and Taking Reservations For Mother’s Day!

The Studio Restaurant On Rocky Neck Is Opening This Wednesday!

For Mother’s Day Reservations contact:

events@studiorestaurant.com or Facebook messenger or telephone:

Phone(978) 879-4896

51 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Thai Tuna Burger at the Farm Bar and Grille

We stopped by the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex for a bit the other day and had the Thai Tuna Burger with sweet potato fries….and a super refreshing “Lime Rickey.” The Tuna Burger was a big portion of seared sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna, cucumber slaw, and Sriracha mayo. It was really delicious!


Hummingbirds Have Returned!

The hummingbirds waited until Joey was out of town to show themselves in Gloucester yesterday! I have some new tools in the hummingbird arsenal this year….the usual red glass feeder in addition to mini-suction cup style feeders (a gift from my neighbor!) AND a red tube horizontal feeder. This is my set-up. It appears to have worked since I observed at least 2 feisty hummingbirds, one even chasing away one of the bigger birds. We also saw the Baltimore Oriole yesterday, so it’s well and truly official that we are DONE with winter.

Cinco de Mayo is coming! With our special taco menu from 4PM to 6PM and freshly squeezed juice in our margaritas, this 5th of May dining in with us is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday


Reservations for Cinco de Mayo can be made today online through RESY or over the phone today!

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(978) 879-4795

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Free Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda for the Week of May 3rd Movie Theme Songs Routine Restorative Yoga Mon. and Wed. 5 PM

Cape Ann Wellness

Come join us as we revisit a routine highlighting famous movie theme songs. Not musicals but movies whose theme songs became iconic. Star Wars, Moon River, Midnight Cowboy, Mrs Robinson and more. You bring the popcorn and I’ll bring the music and steps.

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks. We make it work. For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site, niawithlinda.com. It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

If you are new to Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda, these streaming classes are free. Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement or peace in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works. It will be easier for you if you download the…

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