FIRST PARISH CHURCH, Manchester
Glen Urquhart has announced that Gretchen Forsyth, a resident of Manchester, will be its next head of school. The move came after an extensive national search process that reviewed an impressive pool of candidates.
Stories in Pictures
Sharon Love Cook grew up in Gloucester, MA, and not surprisingly, the settings for her novels are coastal towns. Her Granite Cove Mysteries, originally published by Mainly Murder Press, take place in the “sleepy fishing village” of Granite Cove, where at midnight, only the sea clams are open.
Following auditions on Saturday, November 23, seniors Paige Mandia and Kiley McGroder were accepted to the Northeast Senior District Festival Chorus. Both students auditioned and got in as sopranos. Auditions included sight-singing and singing their part solo in a full chorus (SATB) piece.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced that Lynda Surdam is once again topped in Manchester in year-to-date dollar volume sales, according to MLS data (MLSPIN Manchester Market Share from January through November 15). Lynda has been a top agent for 33 years. Congratulations Lynda.
As always, budgets are about choices and as we begin the review of the preliminary budgets in earnest between now and annual Spring Town Meeting in April, the numerous choices represented in the proposed numbers will be debated. Your input is most appreciated.
The third graders at Essex Elementary turned back time today for their annual Colonial Day last week as they headed into the Thanksgiving break. Students dressed in traditional Colonial costumes and learned about life during the time period. They made corn husk dolls, churned butter, mixed…
The Manchester Club held its November meeting at the American Legion Hall, and reports are the meeting drew a crowd of members and guests. All those attending were treated to a delicious Portuguese Pot Roast dinner, thanks to Ken Davis' sister and brother for the preparation of the 24-hour marinade main course.
The kindness, devotion and care that the late Robert F. Sanford showed for the senior citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea should not be forgotten. Now therefore, we, the Board of Selectmen, do hereby proclaim December 18, 2019 as Robert F. Sandford Day in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
Every year we see an increasing number of patients with pet health insurance. Pet insurance is becoming an increasingly popular way to plan for emergency veterinary medical bills. Almost unheard of just a few years ago, pet insurance is now a $1 billion per year industry. The question is:…
The stark reality in Massachusetts is that coastal communities are statistically underinsured for flood-related damage and as flood risks continue to rise with increasing “historic” storms, local communities that engage their insurance are the ones that will mitigate damage and recover more quickly.
In one of the more highly anticipated openings, The Mooring on Central Street held a “soft open” for friends and family, giving them a peek into Manchester’s newest bar and restaurant in the spot formerly (r.i.p.) inhabited by Superfine and, for decades before that, The Coffee Cup.
The week of Thanksgiving is a time where families and friends come together to reflect on what is truly important. The same can be said for our “work family.” I work with a great, hardworking group of town employees who are dedicated to our mission of providing exceptional public service to all residents of Manchester.
What opportunities are there, really, for Manchester and Essex to work together on municipal functions in the name of efficiency and improved quality of services? Plenty, according to the dense, 70-page final report from the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
Town Meeting is the core of our self-governance structure. Critical decisions for the current and future affairs of the town that impact the quality of life here in our corner of the world are made by residents coming together, debating the merits of various proposals, and casting informed votes.
On Friday night at the Manchester Community Center, the Manchester-by-the-Sea Sustainability Committee hosted the Executive Director of MASSPIRG, Janet Domenitz, who presented a discussion with slides on a MASSPIRG initiative called “The Campaign for Zero Waste.” She explained in detail Mass…
Beverly Bootstraps earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Beverly Bootstraps is making toward its mission, the organization is helping …
The Manchester-Essex Hornets football squad answered the call this Saturday with a 30–7 blowout of division rival Georgetown in the first round of the Massachusetts High School Division 7 football playoffs. Sophomore A.J. Pallazola ignited the show on both sides of the ball with a 40-yard to…
The official kickoff to Manchester’s 375th Anniversary is coming fast. Come the new year, all the fruits of the 375th Committee’s labor will be here with a year-long, 25-event celebration that will offer concerts, high teas, walks in the feet of history makers and waterfront family fun.
The whole idea of what we can and cannot recycle is changing all the time. Think you know what is appropriate for Manchester’s curbside recycling versus compost pick-up or trash? Perhaps you do, but for many it’s complicated. Check out some examples:
The Manchester Council on Aging is offering an informative presentation and hearing screening by David Bergeron, president and co-founder of Hearing Partnership,LLC and Beauport Hearing Care. Join us Wednesday, November 6 at 10:00a.m. at the Congregational Chapel on Chapel Lane to hear an exciting presentation on "New Trends in Hearing Care and Brain Wellness."
At the upcoming Fall Town Meeting, voters will be asked to approve funding for two projects that the Community Preservation Committee is advancing. Approval is being sought now in order for the projects to proceed.
Happy Halloween! Door-to-door trick-or-treating is on Thursday, October 31st from 4:00–5:30 p.m. due to the continued threat of EEE from mosquito bites. The Town Halloween Party is also Thursday from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at the Memorial School. We realize that this earlier time makes it more chall…
Recycle your electronics ethically and sustainably at Landmark School on Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 429 Hale St, Prides Crossing (Beverly). The public is welcome to bring used and unwanted electronics to be properly disposed. Acceptable electronics include air conditioners, all phones, computers, computer batteries and chargers, TVs, printers, modems, answering machines, pagers, keyboards, telephones, fans, toasters — anything with a plug!
Manchester Athletic Club (MAC) tennis players and coaches rallied to support breast cancer awareness this month with a fundraiser to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Town Halloween Celebration will go on as planned on tomorrow, Thursday, October 31st. The town party will occur at the Memorial School starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. The party will feature entertainment, face painters, pizza, drinks and goodie bags for all. There should be plenty of parking at the Memorial School for all who attend the party. The party is a drop-in event, so come for any amount of time you wish to stay.
The 2019 Fall Town Meeting takes place on Tuesday, November 19th at the Manchester Memorial School at 7:30 p.m. Town Administrator Greg Federspiel takes each issue and explains what's behind the warrant in this series of articles.
The Essex Board of Selectmen began working through details to form a committee of residents and public safety officials, among others, that would work in an advisory capacity to the board in its negotiation of a host community agreement with BB Botanicals, LLC, which is pursuing a state license to locally operate a retail cannabis dispensary.
The Manchester Essex golf team claimed the Cape Ann League Baker Division championship with two strong victories last week. On Tuesday the team won the annual Old Cape Ann Classic tournament vs. league rivals Rockport and Ipswich at the Ipswich Country Club. Senior captain Ian Taliaferro s…