All Purpose Flowers Comes to Magnolia
Jan02

All Purpose Flowers Comes to Magnolia

Magnolia native Linda Brown has opened a new flower shop, called “All Purpose Flowers” on the far side of Lexington Avenue (right next door to Manchester local Michelle Rossi-Voorhees’ custom sewing shop) in Magnolia. The charming shop offers requisite custom flower arrangements (with free delivery) for weddings, celebrations, etc. alongside specialty gift items such as watercolor paintings, jewelry and small home accents, all with a...

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Santa Arrives by Boat at Masconomo Park
Jan02

Santa Arrives by Boat at Masconomo Park

On Saturday, December 1st the Manchester Community Center, Manchester Mother’s Club and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Jingle Bell Walk. The Annual Jingle Bell Walk which is co-sponsored by the Community Center, The Manchester Mother’s Club and The Chamber of Commerce was scheduled this year for Saturday, December 1st. Santa arrived at Masconomo Park by boat at 1pm. The jolly man lead the children on a Jingle Bell...

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40 Years and Still Going Strong!
Jan01

40 Years and Still Going Strong!

As part of The Cricket’s end-of-the-year edition planning, we came across this picture from July, 1978 when Coldwell Banker first opened its doors as “Hunneman Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate” in downtown Manchester.  Lo and behold, pictured here are Nannie Winslow with Bob Mintern (l) and Joe Leonard(r).  Forty years later, Nannie is still working at Coldwell Banker as a top...

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Masons Annual Seniors Holiday Dinner
Dec30

Masons Annual Seniors Holiday Dinner

Master Mason Todd Crane poses with Vin Terrill, a 65-year member of the Masons, at the annual Mason dinner for the Manchester senior...

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Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the MERMHS
Nov14

Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the MERMHS

Veteran’s Day ceremonies at the Manchester Essex Middle High School are always a solemn event. The guest speaker was Lt. Mark W. Schmink, Marine for life and Chief Executive of the Rockport Police Department. He spoke of how he decided to join the Marines when he learned at the recruiting station that his birthday and the birth of the Marines was one and the same. Other veterans depicted are; George Nickless, Ed Gavin, Bob Cannon and...

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