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
Emily Levin of Essex National Heritage has directed Trails & Sails for 9 years and seen its growth. Levin told me that 2017 is “one of the largest line ups of different events coming together to showcase the region’s best places in the area. The historic road is already right there. Plus you can stop in all the wonderful restaurants and shops.” The Essex National Heritage headquarters moved to 10 Federal in downtown Salem, next to most anyplace on your visit. I’ll miss steady and affable Bill Steelman who has moved on from Essex National Heritage. Congratulations to Kate Day, Danvers former Town Manager, who has joined to lead the Scenic Byway efforts.
is Essex National Heritage’s Essex County pep rally- annual back to back weekends packed with 150+ FREE, fun, and family friendly events. Here’s the working list of the 2017 Trails & Sails events in GloucesterSeptember 15-17th and September 22-24th. Don’t forget to sign in! The count helps your favorite organization and locale, and you might win a prize like $150 from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
co founder of the new Woman Owned Businesses Along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway trail map celebrating street level, local women retailers from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley who share a regional ‘Main Street’ – Route 133/1A, part of the gorgeous 90 mile Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. Several planned events for Trails and Sails.
September 16 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
September 23 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Paul Cary Goldberg will be giving a short talk at 1pm on Saturday September 16th at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, about his photograph series, Here Still, fitting visit during Thoreau and #TrailsAndSails celebrations
Amanda at Inn Magnolia is seeking partners for Trails & Sails 2011. Have a great location for indoor or outdoor activities – could be musical, artistic, literary, historical, maritime, nature-related. It has to be offered for free. Can be a continual activity or something that is just offered at a certain time. Trails & Sails is September 16-18 and 23-25, 2011. Amanda is also looking for part-time housekeeping staff, experienced only. Please call 978-525-3642 or write InnMagnolia@gmail.com ASAP. Thanks!
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