Tuesday, July 5

Culture

The return of the Marblehead Horribles Parade
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The return of the Marblehead Horribles Parade

; Local families and children embraced the full return of the Marblehead Horribles Parade on the Fourth of July. Hundreds turned out for the holiday tradition, annually organized by the Gerry Five Fireman’s Association, Inc. Both the horrible costumes and patriotic garb were eclectic: Mermaids. A new nine-member Supreme Court. Dorthee and her posse: The Cowardly Lion, The Wicked Witch of the West, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow. Top Gun Girls. Cardboard vegetables grown in the Glover School organic garden. Athetes aplenty from Celtics basketball players to a diversity of Olympians. Kids pedaled bikes with red, white and blue streamers. Some parents pulled their children in Radio Flyers. The marching contingent departed from the Nation...
Mapping Marblehead: The 20th century and beyond
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Mapping Marblehead: The 20th century and beyond

The Marblehead Historical Commission will present a new exhibit at the Old Town House, 1 Market Square, beginning on July 8. "Mapping Marblehead: The Twentieth Century and Beyond" continues the Historical Commission’s project of presenting the highlights of Marblehead’s history. This is the third and final in a series of three planned exhibits. The goal is to tell the story of Marbleheadin a way that can be appreciated by all ages, encouraging residents and visitors to walk through the exhibit, and then out into the town with a greater understanding of its past. The interactive maps and video displays present the history of Marblehead in a way that organizers said can be enjoyed by all. Funded by a grant from the Harold B. and Elizabeth L. Shattuck Memorial Trust, the exhibit will r...
Marblehead concert offers ‘great purpose in a dark time’
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Marblehead concert offers ‘great purpose in a dark time’

There was something for everyone at the Shelter My Soul concert Saturday night. New songs from the Chad Hollister Band and some old favorites from the Deb Larkin and Jeff Stout Jazz Quintet. A sparse but enthusiastic audience was on hand in the Performing Arts Center at Veterans Middle School. The concert benefited the Lynn Shelter Association which is raising money to rehabilitate a new space for the region’s homeless in neighboring Lynn. “This concert provides great purpose in a dark time,” declared The Rev. Clyde Elledge, rector of St. Andrew’s (Episcopal) Church and cochair of the event. As each act was introduced the audience was given new statistics about the homeless crisis in our region.Elledge reminded the audience Marblehead has no homeless shelter, so it is imperative ...
Abbot Public Library to display ‘Ocean of Possibilities’ art exhibit
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Abbot Public Library to display ‘Ocean of Possibilities’ art exhibit

On Wednesday, July 13, Michael Leykin will present his first directed art show. He has gathered the work of Michael Marrinan of Wellfleet, Chris Volpe of New Hampshire, Pete Hocking of Provincetown, and Todd Bonita of New Hampshire, as well as some local artists in a carefully curated collection of ocean-themed art. A public opening reception is slated for Wednesday, July 13 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Abbot Public Library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery. The show runs through Friday, Aug. 5. A piece by artist Christoper Volpe to be displayed in Abbot Public Library. Michael Leykin comes from the North Shore and attended high school at St. John’s Prep. He graduated with a degree in Entrepreneurship at Babson College and went on to start his own business. He has always had a passio...