Woman Business Owners Donation Drive for Women in Active Duty is going great!

People are so generous! The donation drive for women in Active Duty has filled boxes many times over. Collections continue through Columbus Day and will be delivered to Operation Troop Support.

Courtesy photos below include GMG readers ūüôā¬†

 

 

Pauline Bresnahan, Johanne Cassia (Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery) and Adam Curcuru, Director of Cape Ann Veterans Services, shared a quick video with veteran Vionette, “Vee”, Chipperini describing essentials that are great to receive when deployed. (Convinced me to go for bras!) Pauline said people have been creativite getting the word out and selecting special items to donate.¬†

 

 

Organized by Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway, donation boxes can be found at particpating locations:

  • The Bookstore of Gloucester ¬†¬†¬†¬†owner ¬†Arwen Severance¬†61 Main St. Gloucester MA
  • Cape Ann Olive Oil¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†57 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†
  • Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply¬†¬†¬† owners Shelly Nicastro and Susan Eason¬†121 Eastern Ave. Essex MA
  • Pauline‚Äôs Gifts¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Pauline Bresnahan¬†512 Essex Ave. Gloucester MA
  • Premier Imprints¬†¬†¬†¬† owner Patty Gates¬†48 Main St. Gloucester MA¬†¬†
  • Roamin‚Äô Baths Mobile Pet Spa.¬†¬†¬†¬† Owner Kathleen Silva¬†Gloucester MA 978-835-3072

Red,White & Blue Sip ‘n’ Shop artisan fair Gloucester MA Elks Lodge #892 to benefit Cape Ann Veterans

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charming little dresses including Boston sports team

Red, White & Blue¬†Sip ‘n’ Shop and benefit

Local vendors showcased a variety of wares –including patriotic items, fine art, original designs,¬† artisan crafts, and services– and for a good cause: raising awareness for Cape Ann Veterans Services Welcome Home Initiative. This award winning model program¬† helps local veterans adjust to life back home. The event was hosted by the Elks, The Bridge and Pauline’s Gifts. Partipating vendors included¬†¬†

  • Haley Allision, Bare Cheek Beauty
  • Ariana Barron, Lampshades & stickers
  • Kate Bresnahan, graphic illustrations
  • Pauline Bresnahan, Pauline’s Gifts
  • Joie Busby, Joie Art
  • Johanne Cassia – Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery
  • Vionette Vee Chipperini, Victory by Design, flowers, bags, t-shirts
  • Nicole Dahlmer, Nicole M. Dahlmer Photography
  • Kathy Guardino Fernandes, photography
  • Dave Fernandes, photography
  • Meghan Frontiero, Style Street Boutique
  • Lisa Bella-harvey, Bella & Harvey sweets
  • Nicole Johnson, custom handbags
  • Lara Snackzilla Jardullo, hair pieces and headbands
  • Bethany Hurst, Bethany Hurst Photography and whale drawings for t-shirts
  • Brooke MacComisky Sanidas, Avon Rising Stars
  • Jodie Malatzky – Tupperware US & Canada
  • Jayne Morse, Gloucester Mass. Elks Lodge #892
  • Phil Peterson, License Plate & American Flag art
  • Karen Pischke, GloucesterTEASE
  • Fran Simon, Simply Simon Soap & Skin Care
  • Melissa Tarr, Design of Mine
  • Kathryn Roberts Wall, BankGloucester

 

Great idea and beautiful new trail map! Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Route 133/1A

One for All and All for One !

Local women retailers and colleagues from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley met early last spring about working together to market their businesses. ¬†These street level shops represent 4 cities and towns, and share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The new¬†Woman Owned Businesses Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway¬†brochure will be in stores before Labor Day. I’ll re-post with higher resolution images and final copy when it’s unveiled.¬†While you’re exploring this contemporary woman owned businesses trail, don’t miss the fantastic historic exhibition¬†The Women of Essex – Stories to Share show sponsored by the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, on display on the 3rd Floor of the¬†Essex Town Hall and Library, 30 Martin Street (Route 22), Essex.

Fun route is easy to follow

#1 Pauline’s Gifts, Gloucester

#2 Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, Essex

#3 Sea Meadow Gifts and Gardens, Essex

#4 The Essex Exchange, Essex

#5 Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery, Ipswich*

#6 AnnTiques, Ipswich

#7 Be Modern, Ipsiwch

#8 Lost Treasures, Rowley

#9 Serendipity at Todd’s Farm, Rowley

*Johanne Cassia, who owns Olde Ipswich Shop & Gallery –#5 on the new map–painted the illustration of their businesses featured on the brochure.

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Woman Owned Business on the Essex coastal byway

I’ve included a few scenes from The Women of Essex – Stories to Share exhibition at Essex Town Hall and the renovated bright space on the top floor, accessible for all.

photo- Women of Essex: Restauranteurs (detail from installation Essex Town Hall)

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