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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...
Seascapes, shorelines by Homer, Hopper to be part of virtual talk
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Seascapes, shorelines by Homer, Hopper to be part of virtual talk

From artist colonies to robber baron “summer cottages,” the New England shoreline has inspired countless creative works. Jane Oneail, founder of Culturally Curious, will present a virtual program that will look at seascapes and shorelines by beloved American artists Wednesday, July 20, 2-3 p.m. Register at tinyurl.com/Zoom-Seaside-Escapes. Winslow Homer's 'West Point Prout's Neck' will be among the works discussed by Jane Oneail, founder of Culturally Curious, in a virtual program Wednesday, July 20. COURTESY PHOTO/Clark Art Institute Oneail's presentation will touch on Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper as well as the over-the-top elegance of Newport, Rhode Island summer homes designed for the titans of industry in the 19th century. Gloucester's eccentric summer retreat Beauport wi...
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...
Minding our bees and Qs: District 7930 joins fight against pollinator loss
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Minding our bees and Qs: District 7930 joins fight against pollinator loss

Rotary District 7930 and the Essex National Heritage Area have signed a "Pollinator Resolution" in joint support of helping to reduce pollinator loss. In addition, the Salem Rotary Club and Marblehead Rotary Club have also co-signed the agreement on behalf of Rotary. Alexander Falk of Marblehead, second from left, prepares to sign a joint 'Pollinator Resolution' on behalf of Rotary District 7930, which he serves as district governor, and the Essex National Heritage Area. “Pollinator loss is a global environmental issue,” said Alexander Falk, Operation Pollination ambassador and Rotary District 7930's district governor for 2022-23. “It’s a global problem, as pollinators have declined by more than 45 percent worldwide in the past 50 years and are responsible for the reproductive succe...
Marblehead Animal Shelter welcomes ‘Adopt A Cat Month’
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Marblehead Animal Shelter welcomes ‘Adopt A Cat Month’

This adorable pair is part of the 'Drummer Kittens' litter currently up for adoption at the Marblehead Animal Shelter. During National Adopt a Cat Month, every June, hundreds of felines find a forever home, thanks to the constant campaigning done by numerous cat lovers across the U.S., and volunteers at the Marblehead Animal Shelter hope this year is no different. Since June is considered kitten season, a lot of cats end up homeless when their owners are unable to find them a home. Seeing this influx in cats brought to the shelters, many campaigns for cat adoption started in June. Why should you adopt a cat? Because they are harmless and loving creatures who are easy to keep as pets and provide some of the best cuddles at night, say Marblehead Animal Shelter volunteers. The Na...
UMass-Boston archeologists dig in at Marblehead’s Lee Mansion
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UMass-Boston archeologists dig in at Marblehead’s Lee Mansion

Archaeologists from UMass Boston at work at the Lee Mansion and Brick Kitchen & Slave Quarters. Faculty and graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Boston's Department of Archaeology will be on site this week and next, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, to conduct the first-ever archaeological exploration of the grounds surrounding the 1768 Lee Mansion and Brick Kitchen & Slave Quarters. People are encouraged to stop by and check out the action. In order to better understand how the Lee family used the land around the Mansion and the Brick Kitchen, as well as how enslaved people and domestic servants lived and worked in and around the buildings, the archaeologists are digging about 20 pits. The materials found during these digs will be processed in the...
MLT’s ‘Gypsy, A Musical Fable’ celebrates Styne-Sondheim score
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MLT’s ‘Gypsy, A Musical Fable’ celebrates Styne-Sondheim score

Two concert upright pianos sourced from Falsetti Pianos have been carefully delivered to Marblehead Little Theatre by a crew from Northeast Piano Movers for MLT’s production of the music-rich Broadway hit, 'Gypsy, A Musical Fable,; opening Friday, June 24, and running through July 3. Tickets are on sale now at mltlive.org. “Let Me Entertain You,” “Small World,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Together, Wherever We Go” – “Gypsy, A Musical Fable” features one iconic Broadway show tune after another. And each and every one of them will be performed in Marblehead Little Theatre’s production running June 24 through July 3. “So many of these songs were built into my childhood,” said Lianne Goodwin, the show’s music director. “They’re such a huge part of the musical theater canon. Do...
Marblehead Farmers’ Market kicks off 25th season
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Marblehead Farmers’ Market kicks off 25th season

The Marblehead Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 25th season with more than 27 farms and vendors on the schedule. On Saturday, June 18, the market was bustling with customers shopping for everything from produce, prepared meals, jewelry, books, flowers and more. A musical trio was performing live while Scouts manned a coffee station.   The Marblehead Farmers’ Market runs Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, through Nov. 19, rain or shine. It is located behind the Veterans School on Pleasant Street. Learn more at www.marbleheadfm.com. Photos by Leigh Blander & Marblehead Farmers' Market
Marblehead marks Juneteenth with storytelling, music and poetry
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Marblehead marks Juneteenth with storytelling, music and poetry

The Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination, in conjunction with North Shore Juneteenth Association, staged Marblehead's second annual Juneteenth ceremony on Wednesday, June 8. Organizers called the ceremony a huge success and extra special with Marblehead Public Schools students involved. Greg Coles from Greg Coles Dance & Drum donated his time to share African drumming, storytelling and history. Student representatives to the MTFAD Alexis Earp and Celia Sliney ran the ceremony on the lawn outside Abbot Hall. The role of the student representative at MTFAD is to “help create a safe environment at school for all by listening to peers, advocating for inclusivity and creating programming for MPS." Earp read the land acknowledgment recently created by the MTFAD and...
Marblehead Public Art Committee unveils new mural outside Arnould Gallery & Framery
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Marblehead Public Art Committee unveils new mural outside Arnould Gallery & Framery

The Marblehead Public Art Committee officially unveiled its newest installation, “Marblehead Gaze” by Marblehead artist Grace Menslage (center). Joining her at the celebratory reception in her honor are her father, John, (left) and her brother Luke (right). The mural will be on display for the Marblehead Festival of Art and through July 11 on the outside wall of Arnould Gallery and Framery at 111 Washington St., in Marblehead. The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce’s Public Art Committee has officially unveiled its newest art installation – “Marblehead Gaze,” a temporary mural by Marblehead artist Grace Menslage. Displayed on the exterior wall of Arnould Gallery and Framery at 111 Washington St., the white canvas mural features a series of eyes painted in black.   “Grace’s artwo...