New Year’s Rockport Eve is looking for volunteers. We need a pair of greeters at every door to check buttons, workers in Spiran Hall to sell buttons, souvenirs & food on Dec. 31st as well as people to help set up & clean up the night before & day after. Each volunteer willing to give 2 hours or more receives a free admission button. Please call 978-559-1263 or email claire.nyre@Comcast.net to volunteer. Visit www.newyearsrockporteve.com to see the performance descriptions under Events. — Headquarters at Corner of Broadway & School St, Rockport, MA.
New Year’s Rockport Eve Coordinator
Julie Douglass Writes-
The oldest Rocky Neck family, the Douglass’, participated in their own polar plunge on New Year’s Day, in remembrance of their father, grandfather & father-in-law Capt. Fred Douglass who passed away on 1/1/2006. This was taken on “Flynn’s beach”- Wonson’s Cove at 4:30 in the afternoon as the sun was setting.
Tony Sapienza Writes-
Happy New Year from the crew at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn.
We wanted to share some photos of two of our New Year’s traditions – our January 1 Good Harbor Beach plunge and a New Years Eve ugly sweater contest.
We may have had a smaller group than other New Year’s Day plunges around Cape Ann, but the water was just as cold and the support was just as strong for the “Blue Shutters Dips” as they braved the frigid waters of Good Harbor Beach on the morning of January 1. This is the third year for this New Year’s tradition.
Here are some shots of Innkeeper Patty Sapienza and friends Mary Igo of Burlington , Kim Reardon of North Andover and Deb Raymond of Waltham , as well as the group that was there to cheer them on. In one of the shots you’ll also spot a surprise diver emerging from the waters: Patty’s son Mike.
Finally, we tossed in a photo from the ugly sweater contest held on New Year’s Eve. I think you’ll agree – they’re all pretty damn ugly.
Happy New Year
- Tony and Patty Sapienza & Ed and AnnMarie Comer
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2012 Rocky Neck Plunge Pic- Kayak View From Bruno Morel
JoAnn Bell Writes-
Thought this photo was particularly good at capturing the Plunge. The
photo was taken from the water by Bruno Morel who was out in my
husband’s kayak so he could get some action shots from the front.