Cape Ann in the News

‘Seas the Day’ at Festival by the Sea

By Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer MANCHESTER — This Saturday, Manchester-by-the-Sea once again shows the world why it is not like “Manchester-by-the-Sea,” the movie: its annual Festival by the Sea. The charm of Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town that had its beginnings  in … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

HANG AROUND THE BLOCK Gloucester

By Kathy Shiels Tully HANG AROUND THE BLOCK Gloucester is about so much more than fish sticks. The city’s string of Summer Block Parties continue on Aug 12, and Sept. 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street. Party-goers of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

Block party introduces festival first

by Joann Mackenzie Staff Writer It’s the second year Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the city in planning downtown’s summer block parties, and “what we learned from last year,” says chamber events planner Kerry McKenna, “is that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

Cape Ann Community Foundation Announces Grant Opportunity

The Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF) announced today that they are inviting proposals for the Foundation’s first-ever round of grants. CACF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 2015 by the Cape Ann Chamber of … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

Leaders, Riders Seek Improved MBTA Plan

Commuter rail plans summer shutdowns for safety work A Gloucester woman named Gregg Zoske said she has remained a faithful rider of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system — through weather cancellations, infrastructure problems and more. “Every day, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

Rockport Looks to Foster Arts, Tourism with Dedicated Office

BY MARY MARKOS Staff Writer Full article at gloucestertimes.com ROCKPORT — The town is creating an office of culture and tourism to offer support to the arts, festivals and cultural institutions, and foster Rockport’s creative economy. While plans are the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

12 Charming Small Towns to Escape it All

Cape Ann made the list of FLIPKEY’s 12 Charming Small Towns to Escape it All! We were number eight on the list. Below is a blurb from the article and Cape Ann’s feature. CLICK HERE to read the full article. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News

Essex wants to hear from its seniors

The Essex Senior Center is conducting a survey to learn what local seniors want and need from the center. The survey will identify the needs of Essex residents over age 60 through an online survey or a recently mailed hard … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News, Chamber in the News

175 take plunge against polio

Around 175 people braved the 30-degree cold, some in bikinis and swim shorts, to jump into the ocean and fight against polio at Long Beach on Saturday. Luckily the tide was low and the sea was calm for the sixth … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News

Cape Ann employment remains very strong

Nearly 600 more Cape Ann residents were working at the end of 2016 than at the close of the previous year, the state’s latest local job statistics show. What’s more, the city of Gloucester ended the calendar year with a … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Cape Ann in the News