Share in the Story of Boston’s Christmas Tree Tomorrow

LOVE FROM HALIFAXAdapted by Mary John Boylan
Saturday, December 4thA One-Day-Only Holiday Benefit Performance

For so many in the Boston area, the lighting of the tree in the Boston Common signals the true start of the Christmas season. Love From Halifax tells the story of where these great trees grow, a family that grows them, and why Nova Scotia has been providing this gift for over 100 years.
Family Craft Matinee @ 2:00pm
Enjoy the benefit performance of Love from Halifax at 2:00pm and then participate in decorating your own ornament in the lobby afterwards. The performance run time is 60 minutes with singing, and craft will be available in the lobby. Ornament craft is free and appropriate for ages 7+
Dessert & Open Bar Fundraiser @ 7:30pm
Enjoy the benefit performance of Love from Halifax at 7:30pm with open bar (wine & beer) in the lobby and then dessert buffet after the performance. The performance run time is 60 minutes with singing with the holiday celebration afterwards in both the theater and lobby. Must be 21+
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All audience members will need to wear masks during the performanceand in the lobby while not eating or drinking.For the Family Craft performance @ 2pm audience members over 12 yrs of age must show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test.All attendees @ 7:30pm are required to show proof of vaccination.
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Curative Launches Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Site on Emerson Avenue

Cape Ann Community

GLOUCESTER – A no-cost to patients, walk-in COVID-19 testing site opened its doors in Gloucester this week. Curative, a next-generation healthcare delivery company with a mission to end the COVID-19 pandemic, will operate the new site, making it easier than ever for local people to get tested for COVID-19 through the holiday season and after.

“Curative is proud to be partnering with The Open Door and be a crucial resource for the community during this pandemic,” said Fred Turner, CEO and co-founder of Curative. “Curative’s goal is to make testing more accessible with our easy, convenient testing site open to all. We offer a simple testing option with results delivered directly 1-2 days upon receipt at our labs and at no out-of-pocket cost to patients.”

Located at 26 Emerson Ave., Gloucester MA, in the annex of The Open Door campus, the new, temporary site is being operated by Curative and…

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Sugar Mags Has Some Swag!

It’s been too long since we have stopped at Sugar Magnolias on Main Street for lunch. They have set up socially distanced stations as a COVID precaution, but it’s still nice and cozy in there with excellent staff (thanks to our server Amy!). They have great food as well as some swag available. We had the BLTT (bacon lettuce turkey and tomato) sandwich and the corn chowder/grilled cheese lunch special. Delicious and filling. The place with hopping with sitdown customers as well as pickups at lunchtime. We won’t wait as long between visits for a yummy meal in a comfortable setting.

Sawyer Free Library presents “Trout on the Edge: with Peter Johnsen” 

Cape Ann Community

Sawyer Free Library will present “Trout on the Edge: with Peter Johnson” on Saturday, December 4 from 2- 4:00pm on the Library’s Main Floor. Open to the public. Registration is not required.

Peter Johnsen will share details about his explorations around the world documenting the biological diversity of salmon fish as well as the diversity of the people connected to these fish. The Trout on the Edge project documents salmon species that are at the edge of extinction and explores what salmon diversity means to humans and how lessons learned from these species applies to conservation of all biological diversity in general. 

Registration is not required, however masks are for all attending. For more details, go to: or call 978-325-5500.

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