Addison Choate. For delicious cooking recipes and tips, fun Cape Ann bike rides, and other fun things to do while in quarantine (or after quarantine) check out Addison Choate’s blog and follow them on Instagram @addisonchoate.
The Art of David Arsenault is open 24/7 online. Visitors can purchase original oils, giclee prints and other items from the artist’s website. You may also buy from the gallery’s Facebook page. You can also find the gallery on Instagram. Contact the artist by email or by phone at 518-466-9093.
The Art Nook is offering new works and free shipping. Artists Kathleen Miller and Stefan Mierz have been busy creating in the studio and invite you to visit their online store for a selection of prints and originals in all price ranges. FREE SHIPPING available on most originals.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM):
•See AIM’s COVID-19 Resource Page for Employers here.
•Read AIM’s March 30 blog summarizing state and federal actions to respond to public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 here.
Arts Abound Face Masks. After donating numerous masks to the medical community, Arts Abound is now offering them for sale. They are stylish, washable, and reversible. Colors on the inside and the outside of the masks are different so you know which side you used. You can choose from the following themes: floral, abstract, juvenile, or neutral. At $15 each, these masks are a great way to be fashionable and safer. You can pick them up curbside at Arts Abound or we can ship them for you for a small extra charge. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Dion, Spiritual Counselor is offering free meditations by phone. 12-15 minute sessions which you can record for regular use. Annette is also offering free psychic consulting for business owners on Cape Ann to help people navigate through and stay afloat in the crisis. A $90 per session value. Over 20 years of experience. Please call 978-239-3586.
Ayurveda Wellness Healing in Magnolia is offering 10% savings on the following: Gift Certificates, Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations (by phone, SKYPE, Zoom, Whats App, FaceTime), all wellness supplements, Ghee (Our very own made with much love), Teas and Oils. Ayurveda emphasizes re-establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, body cleansing, and the health of the mind, body, and spirit. For further information call 978.395.1234, or email Info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com
Backyard Growers is making rapid repairs to all their community garden sites for the start to the growing season and will be moving all in-person trainings to a virtual format. They are working on a program to expand opportunities for container gardening with new affordable BYG Grow Bags and raised bed garden builds through Black Earth Compost for people outside their income eligibility requirements. More info on BYG website.
Barn Dog Day Camp provides doggie day care and boarding services and they are on the list of essential services. They are offering a 25% discount to Doctors, Nurses, Police, Fire, EMS and other healthcare personnel on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Owner Peter Hoare puts it this way: “These fine people are risking their lives to save ours and the last thing they need to worry about is their dog. We can help with that and our number is 978-522-0418.”
Beauport Hearing Care in Magnolia remains open by appointment for curbside hearing aid cleanings and repairs. They come to your car to pick up your hearing aids and return them to you curbside after servicing your instruments. They are currently not seeing patients for services inside the clinic. Routine office visits and new patient testing are being delayed until after the COVID-19 crisis passes. Call 978-525-2300 for more information or to make an appointment.
Beth Williams Studio has just launched a virtual studio. You’ll be able to browse and shop, with no quarantine mask or social distancing required! *25% of all sales from now until May 20 will be donated to the Essex County Artists Fund to help out those struggling in the current economic and health crisis. To learn more visit here.
The Brass Monkey is donating lunch to all three Addison Gilbert Hospital shifts this Thursday as a thank you for their service. Owner Tom Lance is asking if other businesses would want to do the same as a basis to start a program called “Thank You Thursdays” on subsequent Thursdays and Tom offers to handle the food logistics or leave it up to the other contributors. Please contact Tom at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about how you can help.
Brothers Brew Coffee Shop Reopens. Brothers Brew reopened this week offering breakfast items only from 7 am to noon. Ordering is available in person or by phone (978-546-3775). Online ordering is now available through the Toast Takeout app on Apple and Android. You can also place your order here. They will be offering curbside pick-up soon to complement the online ordering system. When getting carry-out, Brothers Brew reminds us to use the social distancing markers upon entering and to please remember the state requirement that masks need to be worn inside their establishment.
The Cabot Offers Virtual Independent Films. The Cabot is partnering with a number of independent film producers for virtual screenings of many films, including WBCN and the American Revolution (May 1 - May 14); The Booksellers; Pahokee and many more. For information and to purchase tickets please visit here. Most of the revenue from these film screenings goes directly to The Cabot, to help them with operating costs.
Caffe Sicilia Reopens for Take-Out. Caffe Sicilia is now open for take-out service Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm and Sunday from 8:30 to 11;30 am. For more information and to view their menu please click here.
Cape Ann Animal Aid wants everyone to know that their shelter animals are safe. They had a wonderful outpouring of support from the community and as a result were able to safely place over 70 animals into long term foster homes. Read full update here.
Cape Ann Community Chiropractic is open by appointment for limited hours for treatment of pain or an injury, and through the month June they are offering completely complimentary care to hospital staff and emergency responders. Operating within CDC guidelines for safety and hygiene, they are scheduling patients so there is never more than one in the office at a time and extra time to sanitize every surface and purify the air in between office visits. Until May 5, when new patients pre-pay for their initial chiropractic exam, their first two follow up adjustments will be included in the $125.00 exam fee, and can be redeemed at any future date after we've returned to safer times. For further information visit http://omaleydc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 381-3050.
Cape Ann Community Cinema is offering Virtual Cinema. To watch their films click here.
Cape Ann Cosmos continues to keep Cape Ann updated on virtual events happening on Cape Ann, and shares a fun new art challenge by The Getty Art Museum. To stay in the know on all things art, science & entertainment, subscribe to their monthly newsletter. Visit here for more information.
Cape Ann Foodie Tours is thrilled to be part of a great campaign that's trying to keep all of our visitor-serving businesses afloat until visitors can safely begin returning to Cape Ann. Please check out their new travel site here.
Cape Ann Fresh Catch is still providing the finest fish available and doing free home delivery in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester. This supports our fishing boats and shore side services while restaurants are not fully functioning. They are delivering every day to their regular locations and home deliveries are booming. www.capeannfreshcatch.org
Cape Ann Museum: The museum is offering lectures on their Vimeo page, currently featuring lectures from their Judith Sargent Murray lecture series. Learn more about the museum's Fitz Henry Lane collection by discovering Fitz Henry Lane Online—a freely-accessible interactive and interdisciplinary online resource created by the Cape Ann Museum. For children and educators and families visit the museum’s Education page and learn about Timeship, the museum’s publication about real Cape Ann people from all time periods, distributed to appropriate grade levels throughout the community free of charge.
Cape Ann YMCA. During this time, Y membership dollars will be considered charitable donations to help support vital services related to the COVID-19 emergency. These services include:
•emergency child care
•food distribution to those in need
•partnering with Action Inc. to provide temporary shelter at the Cape Ann YMCA
•virtual exercise & activities
•staying connected with children and families
•employee relief fund to support YMCA staff.
•To learn how you can help please click here.
Children’s Friend & Family Services: We are offering several groups that are open to the public including; laughter yoga, young adult groups, creative writing support groups, anxiety support group and more! We have groups for all ages. Click here to read CFFS’s newsletter for information on how to join
Congratulate and Say Thank-You with the Gift of Cape Ann. Cape Ann Gift Certificates are a great way to say congratulations to graduating high school and college seniors, thank-you to their teachers and all health care workers and first responders, and support over 200 local businesses. To learn more please visit here. To purchase Cape Ann Gift Certificates, please email Karen Carone at email@example.com.
Congratulations Paper House! Rockport’s iconic Paper House on Pigeon Hill Street has made Trip Advisor’s list of “19 of America’s Coolest Roadside Attractions.” See the story here.
Dogtown Books is offering curb-side pick up or FREE shipping to anywhere in the US on made-to-order Stay At Home Book Boxes. Visit their website for more information. “We are also encouraging customers to donate to the Save Indie Bookstores campaign www.saveindiebookstores.com that is working on getting grants out to independent booksellers.”
Don Gorvett Gallery thanks friends and supporters for showing commitment to the work of artist Don Gorvett. When possible in the coming months, they look forward to welcoming the public safely in to experience and to celebrate their new Gloucester studio and gallery. In the meantime they are offering 15% off and free shipping through their Woodcut Catalog 2020 with pre-publish pricing. Please click here to find their catalog.
Dreamtime Wellness During this Global Health Crisis we have discounted offerings for relaxation, healthy coping, relief of stress, and hope. Please click here. to learn more about our virtual services.
East Coast Tire is open and taking the coronavirus very seriously. They value your safety as well as their employees – if you have a cough or runny nose, they ask that you not come inside their building. One person at a time is allowed in the office, and Ryan & Wood hand sanitizer is on the counter for your use. Their office and service bays are being sanitized throughout the day as well as what they touch inside your vehicle. They also offer pick-up and drop-off for your vehicle or can meet you outside to pick up your keys. Please call 978.283.1131 to make arrangements.
Essen in Manchester is now Laughing Gull Café. Although the cafe has been closed, they have been doing weekly fresh produce box and pantry staple pick-up and delivery for the past three weeks, on Fridays. Their offerings can be purchased on their online store and picked up between 4 and 6pm each Friday.
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) COVID-19 Response Fund for Non-Profits: The fund will help nonprofits across Essex County that are struggling to meet the dramatic increase in community needs due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Find more information here.
Essex County Community Foundation has launched the Essex County Artist Fund to provide immediate relief to Essex County's artists (all disciplines). In addition to $400 needs-based grants, ECCF will elevate the visibility of all applicants across its social media platforms.
Floating Lotus is still shipping orders from their website and also doing curbside pick-up, all through www.floatinglotus.net. Please let them know if there’s a particular product you’re looking for. If it’s not on their site they can send photos of their products.
Foster’s Grill Store and Shell Gas Station is offering Free Delivery - always -to those on the front lines or those who have lost their job during this challenging time. For those who can afford the $5 fee for tank and/or charcoal/accessory delivery Foster’s will match your fee and donate to help those in our community in need. They are offering delivery and curbside pickup options and are taking phone orders at 978-283-1275 from 9 am to noon Monday through Saturday.
From our Friends at Historic New England: For your enjoyment and a calming moment in your day: https://www.historicnewengland.org/say-hello-to-comet/.
Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy is offering an $89 Karate Online Special which includes two introductory lessons, one month of online private lessons and one month of group online classes. Special is for ages 5 years old and up. During these challenging times, karate builds strength, improves fitness level and gives a sense of control, personal safety and accomplishment. Please call (978) 282-0629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hammond Castle: Executive Director Linda Harvey gives an update on their opening plans and provides information on a new gift certificate promotion. Click here for more details. To stay up to date with new event dates and announcements, including ways to help support the museum, please visit their website.
Infintech’s Mobile Processing Relief Program. If your business has pivoted to curbside, takeout or delivery because of COVID-19, Infintech’s Vital card reader pivots with you. It links to your mobile device via Bluetooth and accepts mag-stripe and chip cards. With their relief program, you can utilize the Infintech Mobile Processing Solution, and they will waive the initial set-up fee and the monthly fee until June 30, 2020. Contact Matt Valego at email@example.com or (413) 246-5509.
Joanne MacInnis, RN, President of Aberdeen Home Care, will be live on North Shore 104.9FM at 8:45 each morning, with up to the minute information about COVID-19. Tune in!
La Provence is open for scheduled curbside pickup, offering free local delivery to Cape Ann customers and open 24/7 online here. Online customers that would like Free local delivery should use coupon code: FREELOCALDELIVERY.
Lobsta Land & Tonno have both re-opened and are offering take-out meals. Check out their hours and menus – and those of many more Cape Ann eateries – on our Cape Ann Take-Out & Delivery List. Treat yourself and your family this weekend while also showing your support for local restaurateurs. Check out all the Cape Ann business lists here and send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MassPay Offers Reopening Checklist. This helpful compendium of best practices covers workplace safety, communications, HR policies and more, all designed to help ensure “a safe and effective return to the office.” Download the complete checklist here.
Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department is offering pick-up and delivery services for residents identified as higher risk of serious health complications should they contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or for those who are self-quarantined. This includes the delivery of groceries, prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines and vital supplies. Manchester residents are asked to call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
•Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Chief Todd Fitzgerald reported yesterday that two Manchester-by-the-Sea Police members recently tested negative for COVID-19 following a possible exposure to the virus. The officers have since been cleared to return to work after their test results came back negative and continue to remain symptom-free. The Police Department continues to provide delivery services for residents who are self-quarantined or deemed at-risk. Manchester-by-the-Sea residents can call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
Manchester-by-the-Sea School Resource Officer Andrea Locke will be hosting a virtual story time for elementary students while school buildings remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will be aired live on the police department's Facebook page at 10 a.m. each Friday starting today. These story times will be held every Friday until schools reopen. The Police Department continues to provide delivery services for residents who are self-quarantined or deemed at-risk. Manchester-by-the-Sea residents can call 978-526-1212 to set up deliveries and for all non-emergency matters.
Maestranzi Brothers is offering online purchasing of select machines and delivery within 24 hours. All machines are sanitized with a bleach solution. With this program, there’s no need to come into the store. Just buy online, and they take care of the rest. For all the details click here.
NeedyMeds - NeedyMeds has been putting together a database of programs designed to help people suffering due to COVID-19 and its consequences. Some are local, but many are national in scope. The information can be reached here.
Nor’east Cleaners offers free home and office pick-up and delivery to 20+ towns. Stores are open in East Gloucester and Manchester - Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 9am - 4pm; Saturdays 9am - 2pm. 24/7 drop boxes at all locations for contact-free drop off. Contact them online or download the Nor'east Cleaners App.
North Shore Food Resources: SeniorCare has created a "North Shore Food Resources" listing on google docs. This document will be updated as needed. If there are additional resources that should be included, please email email@example.com.
Passports Restaurant Cleaning Crew. Eric and the Passports/Machaca crew are here for you as you complete those shut-in cleaning projects. In the interest of keeping their staff working and keeping our curbs clean while we all do those cleaning projects we have been ignoring, the Passports/Machaca crew are offering curbside pickup and disposal. $225 per ton plus $25 per hour to load the truck. A great way to gut that spare room or basement while helping out your local hospitality friends. Call Eric to arrange your spot: 1-978-304-7723.
Paychex is offering a free HR resource that gives companies up to date information on how to navigate these difficult and unchartered Human Resource territories. Paychex has set up a new website to provide resources for small business owners during the COVID19 crisis. Key features include webinars, information on the government stimulus loans, how to take care of your business during this pandemic; and how to take care of your employees during these times. These resources are available to everyone not just Paychex clients. Please email Emily Papa for further information or assistance.
Personal Protective Equipment Urgently Needed. The supplies of personal protective equipment are very low and on backorder at most medical supply companies without a delivery date. Cape Ann Rotarians are helping in the search for supplies that can be donated or purchased at cost with a credit card by organizations in need. Please notify Joan Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have supplies.
Queenvest, LLC is offering to help business owners do budgeting, projections, planning and help prepare the financials for EIDC loans at a deeply discounted hourly rate under an extended payment plan. Learn details here.
Rockport Art Association & Museum offers “Art From the Soul” – An Online Art Course with Nella Lush. Saturdays, 10 AM – 1 PM, May 30; June 6, 13, 20. For more information and to register please click here.
Rockport Innkeepers Cookbook Special. The Inns of Rockport invite everyone to their “We’re All Inn This Together Sale”, offering 25% off the regular price of The Inns of Rockport Cookbook when you purchase your copy on Amazon before May 23. The cookbook includes 190 recipes from 14 Rockport Inns and B&B’s as well as fun facts about Rockport. Like them on Facebook and post pictures of your finished recipes. Bring home a taste of Rockport.
Rockport Music “with heavy heart and great regret” announced yesterday the cancellation of their Shalin Liu Performance Center events for all of May and most of June. “Currently, we hope to hold our first non-classical concert with Pokey LaFarge on June 23 and to launch the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on June 27 with the Miró Quartet and Anthony McGill”, said Rockport Music President and CEO Tony Beadle. Their Mid-Day Music Series continues. Sign up for email updates here.
Rockport Music’s Mid-Day Music Series Continues. For the latest offerings in this free series of recent live performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, please click here.
Ryan & Wood Distillery, operating under an emergency federal waiver, is now producing and selling one liter (33.8 oz.) packages of hand sanitizer for $30 plus tax. Please call (978) 281-2282 for availability. Production will be increasing and more will be available by the middle of next week. Limited to two per person.
Sam Adams and the Greghill Foundation have started a fund to disperse funds to full time restaurant employees- $1,000 grants. Find the details here.
Savour Wine & Cheese's Online Market makes shopping wine online easier and safer. In addition to their ongoing Curbside Pickup program they have expanded their website’s presentation of wines to select from their Online Store. For further information call 978-282-1455 or email email@example.com.
Schooner Adventure invites us to enjoy this 2 minute video by Searchlight Films, a glimpse of Adventure’s dory fishing years. In the coming weeks they will be sharing more Adventure maritime stories, images and video online. Visit them at www.schooneradventure.org, on Facebook and on Instagram. Call 978-281-8079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schooner Adventure Offers “Sea Reads; Solace and Inspiration from the Sea.” In an effort to provide some solace from the sea to those marooned at home, the staff and board of Adventure have put together a list of nautical literature. It has something for everyone, young and old, sailors, history buffs and landlubbers alike. All these books will inspire you with tales of the seven seas. Click here for the list.
Seaport Grille and 1606 Restaurant Now Open for Take-Out. Beauport Hospitality Group is happy to share that both Seaport Grille and 1606 at Beauport Hotel have begun curbside takeout service. For further information - including hours and menu offerings - please click here for Seaport Grille and here for 1606 Restaurant.
Songs of the Sea from Schooner Adventure. Board member Peter Souza, his wife Audi and their young daughter Zinnia are sharing several of their favorite songs of the sea. What started as a short list has turned into a Youtube channel with new songs being added almost daily. Give a listen and let Audi, Peter and Zinnia take you sailing.
The Family PORCH-RAIT Project. Professional photographers Bill Sumner, Shawn Henry and Jason Grow have teamed up to offer Socially-Distanced family portraits on your front porch or stoop, in your yard, or through your front window, all to benefit The Open Door. Email GloucesterPortraits@gmail.com to schedule your session.
Treetop Yoga Studio in Gloucester remains open as a virtual studio offering barre and yoga classes. It is their goal to continue to employ their teachers, many of whom are Cape Ann residents who rely on teaching for their sole incomes. There are three to four classes a day being livestreamed on Zoom, and they hope to add more classes as more participants 'join' the studio. Anyone interested in taking a fitness or yoga class can go to www.treetopyoga.com. There are a range of classes for all levels, and kids’ yoga will be added this week for free.
• SPECIAL: For Chamber members who are new to Treetop, email Erin McKay at email@example.com to be entered into a class for FREE.
• CORPORATE YOGA: If any businesses have employees working from home, Treetop offers a 'yoga break' for your employees to either have a class specific for them with a company Zoom link or a corporate discount for employees to join a class already on our schedule. In this time of stress and uncertainty, even a few minutes a day of movement and mindfulness can mean a lot. Email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
True North Ales has created Virtual Trivia Night. Each Wednesday evening, they will use Instagram LIVE to hold Trivia Night. View their Facebook event here.
W.B. Mason is working on getting stock on Masks, Gloves, Toilet Paper and more. They have sourced hand sanitizer from Response 2020 Hand Sanitizer. It comes in a 16 oz. pump bottle @ $11.99 each and contains 70% ethyl alcohol. Please visit here for more products and information
Woodman’s of Essex is currently offering drop-off catering. Lobster Roll Meal includes clam chowder, lobster roll, coleslaw, potato chips, whoopie pie, and a bottled water for $35. Price per person, 10 person minimum and tax & gratuity not included. Will deliver, delivery charges are based on location and is for 10 or more people. Curbside pick-up is FREE. Show your appreciation for your essential employees!
Zoom Art With Lydia - Cape Ann Art Haven is offering and hour of creating and connecting for ages 5-11. No fancy materials needed. Mon, Wed, Fri from 2:30-3:30. Email email@example.com to join, drop ins welcome. The classes are relaxed, fun and Free!
As we learn of more creative ways that our members and our communities are adapting and responding, we will share them through all our Chamber communications channels.