Using @DeckWise Two Part Cleaner/Brightener System On Our Faded Mahogany Deck Railing

Got the First Step Done, The Cleaning.

You wet it, apply the product with a sprayer, wait 10-15 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush. Lots of grime gets lifted. Then rinse off thoroughly.
Doing sections at a time to insure it stays wet.
Top section done with first step
This is part 1

I’ll let you know how part 2 goes. And then the final application of Ipe Oil.

Spring Visit to Long Hill

The flowering trees and bushes of springtime hold a special place in my heart so I find myself actively seeking places to go and feast my eyes and soul. Long Hill in Beverly fit the bill on a pretty spring day this week. This Trustees property is well worth the short drive. It’s like you step into another world when you approach the campus.

The property was still half decorated for Easter festivities and full of young children on Patriot’s Day. I stuck close by the house and gardens. The house has recently been opened for visitors and it’s worth the quick walk through. Though still only early spring, the gardens are springing up hopefully. If you haven’t been recently, some changes have been made to the entry and it might not look familiar to you. The friendly guide at the gate offered directions and an explanation. There’s a new event tent near the house which will add to the opportunities to enjoy this property. Worth the short ride!

Cape Ann Symphony: Katy and the Big Snow at the Sawyer Free Library

Cape Ann Community

The Sawyer Free Library is pleased to present a musical morning for children & families on Thursday, April 21 at 10:30am! The Cape Ann Symphony will presents the musical story of Katy and the Big Snow on the Main Floor of the library.

Come and hear the magic of the music with the storytelling of actress Heidi Dallin as they present the story by Virginia Lee Burton: Katy and the Big Snow! Learn about all the instruments and get a close up look at them!

For more information visit: or call 978-325-5551.

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News from your YMCA!

Cape Ann Wellness

Healthy Kids Day – Saturday, April 30th

Join us for fun activities for the whole family including cornhole, basketball, Camp Spindrift tours, life jacket fittings, arts and craft with Art Haven, yoga and more!

Saturday, April 30th
At the Y: 9:30 AM -11:30 AM
At Camp Spindrift: from 12:30-2:30 PM

Liquid Gyms – The Pool in Not Just for Swimming

Our pools are also Liquid Gyms with Aqua Bikes and Aqua Treadmills submerged in the pool!

Each option provides an incredible workout with less stress on joints. We’ve worked with aqua instructor Katy Coffey to change the perception of aquatic fitness, train and invest in
instructors while partnering with aquatic fitness companies around the country to bring these new innovative workout options. Jump in and try it!

Click here for schedules

Lifeguard Courses & Recertifications

Tuesday 4/19– Friday 4/ 22
11am-5pm (all days)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 4/29– 4/31 & 5/6 –5/7
5-9pm (Fri) 11am-4pm…

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