These local businesses are bringing a lot of positive coverage and energy about our region. “Woman owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway“ re-aired March 9, 2018, International Women’s Day, on Chronicle with a new introduction from the hosts because of the trail’s continued success and expanded special offers and plans! Johanne Cassia and Pauline Bresnahan share the news for 2018: Our “Woman owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway”, a full day shopping destination, is moving forward in several ways.
- We are currently updating our brochure, creating special events and partnering with Essex Heritage Foundation. The 2018 printing will arrive in April and include additional “Woman owned Business on Essex Coastal Scenic Byway”. Shops will still be located on the 10 mile trail along the coast of Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley, MA. We have developed a Calendar of Events to market our serious fun businesses. All shops will have refreshments, special products, promotions and giveaways. Mark your calendars for a trio of 2018 seasonal outings hosted by the Woman Owned Business on Essex Coastal Scenic Byway:
- SPRING May 5 & 12- “Moms are Everything”, a “special event” , will be held on two Saturdays, May 5 and May 12. We will honor ALL MOMS and invite them to shop with us. This is a “Women helping business Women” event as well: we are inviting other local “woman owned businesses” to bring in their products to our shops. We will give them space in our shops to sell their goods and services during this event.
- SUMMER August 22,23 – “Harvest Festival” weekend: Each shop will invite a local farm to partner with them. Local Farms will have tents in front of our shops where they can offer farm products, flowers and tastings.
- FALL Sept 21-23 and 28-30 “Trails & Sails Weekends” sponsored by Essex Heritage, Salem, MA. We are partners with Essex Heritage Foundation and part of 150 events offered by Trail or Sail on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Each shop will offer a demonstration event on these dates. For more information about Trails and Sails :https://essexheritage.org/ts Essex National Heritage is in the process of building a new and better website. We’ll have our own shopping destination page and sub pages for each shop!
- Several organizations and groups have offered mini-bus tours since we unveiled our trail
- People ask where can you find the brochure? Contact Essex Heritage they will have the brochures, or any of our businesses. Our FB page is https://www.facebook.com/Woman-Owned-Businesses-on-the-Essex-Coastal-Scenic-Byway-1945965882357445/?ref=bookmarks
Gloucester Public School teachers shine through the North Shore Magazine September 2017 issue with exemplary projects helped in part by one of Essex Heritage grant programs: “A Park for Every Classroom”. Essex Heritage supports local initiatives in a big way.
Congratulations to Gloucester Public Schools dynamite O’Maley Innovation Middle School 6th Grade teachers: Pat Hand, Mary Beth Quinn, and Jessica Haskell!
“O’Maley 6th grade students collaborated with the Cape Ann Museum and a local cartographer to create maps of their diverse Gloucester neighborhoods. Part of an effort to get the entire 6th grade community to come together as they experience their first year of Middle School, the project aligned with the curricular focus on geography. A collection of the students’ maps, called “Gloucester Through My Eyes,” is on display at the Cape Ann Museum.”
Congratulations to Veterans Memorial Elementary School teachers Laura Smith and Mary Housman! Their “students worked with Backyard Growers and Black Earth Composting to understand the benefits of composting, created posters and presentations to share their knowledge, implemented and monitored lunch-time cafeteria composting, and used the compost they created to enrich the soil in their school garden.” We were lucky to hear about this project during a pitch night at Awesome Gloucester.
Please Vote for Me!
Essex National Heritage is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, Essex Heritage is recognizing organizations and people that make the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County) so exceptional and I have been nominated in the category Connecting People to Place. The 130 nominees are all stellar and most are businesses and very large organizations, for example, the Peabody Essex Museum, Mass Audubon (statewide), and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, so it is really quite an honor to be nominated.
The voting process is very simple, you don’t have to provide your email address or any other personal information. Please vote for me in the second of four categories, second Connecting People to Place (center column, halfway down). Here is the link to vote:
Voting ends today, March 14th. Thank you for your vote!
GloucesterCast 219 with Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 2/22/17
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Kim nominated for Essex Heritage County Trailblazer Go to www.essexheritage.org/gala
to vote for Kim if you’d like in the Connecting People To Place Category. Four categories. Preserving/Connecting People To Place/Advancing Or Educational Mission/Building or Growing our Future.
More Bald Eagle Sightings. This time Morgan Faulds Pike- The Woman Who Created The Fisherman’s Wives Memorial Link
We have people from the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute coming in on Sunday
John McElhenny Joining the GMG Roster!
Paprika Grill Photo- from Craig Kimberley
Cat Ryan submits-
PUBLIC ART and more: mark your calendars! ESSEX HERITAGE TRAILS AND SAILS 2015 this weekend!
It’s coming! Here’s your annual chance to check out two weekends of 150+ FREE events throughout Essex County, September 18-20 and 25-27.
The schedule can change with new and wonderful additions, but as of today here are some public art and other highlights in Gloucester.
GLOUCESTER 2015 TRAILS AND SAILS events
Climb up City Hall Tower hosted by City Hall Restoration
Gloucester HarborWalk: three self-guided walking tours including some new selfie postcard fun for the mini trail mobile tour. Also new for 2015, the HarborWalk historic exhibit along Fisherman’s Wharf by Latitude 43.
City Hall murals Talking Walls guided talk and tour 1:15 on 9/19 and open 1-3 on Sunday 9/20 hosted by the Committee for the Arts
FISH NET and peek at Art Haven/Hive mural in progress on Parsons Street’s private building
Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour, Cape Ann Museum
Historic Art Trail Walk, Rocky Neck
Historic Ice House Tours, Cape Pond Ice
Maritime Gloucester and Schooner Adventure Family Games and Fun
Magnolia Library & Community Center’s
“It’s not a weed: food, medicine and magic of wild plants”
Tour of Babson Boulders in Dogtown
REI Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing