Community Stuff 11/7/12


Judith Monteferrante Is Teaching a creative Lighting Class-

I am teaching a Creative Lighting Course at North Shore Community College in Danvers  – 4 evenings in November-December – starting This Thursday Nov 6 at 6:30.  Not too late to sign up! Will also be teaching this in February 2013.

Judith Monteferrante


Center For The Arts

This year’s “Oceans of Discovery” series of presentations at Maritime Gloucester kicks off on Wednesday, November 7th at 7 pm when rower and adventurer Lloyd Figgins discusses his row across the Atlantic Ocean non-stop via the notorious Morocco to Caribbean route. During his 60 days at sea in a 23ft boat, Lloyd had to overcome extreme adversity including pirates, shipping, sharks and 50ft waves. He also conducted scientific research into the marine species he encountered over his 3,200 mile journey. Join Lloyd for an inspiring evening delving into what it takes to complete one of the toughest challenges known to mankind. The presentation is sponsored by Grand Banks Building Products, Inc. Arrive early as we are expecting a full house.

Thought some of you rowing enthusiasts may be interested in attending at GMHC.


This year’s Essex Pride Award winners were chosen from a long list of nominees who all, in one way or the other, exemplify what it is to be involved in our little town. The following people rose to the top of the list for their dedication, support and hard work. They will be feted at the kickoff to Essex Pride Week, the Essex Pride Dance being held this Saturday night, November 10th, 7-11PM, at the Essex Room at Woodman’s. Tony Gallo and White Lightening will be providing dance music all night long. There will be lots of food as well as a cash bar. Thanks to the Woodman’s Scholarship Committee for underwriting the event. Proceeds of the event will go to the Essex Merchants Group which promotes businesses and events in Essex. Purchase tickets($20PP, tables of ten for $180) at The First National Bank of Ipswich, The Village Market and Woodman’s Clambake Office.


Debbie French and Beth Cairns: As longtime librarians, these two women instill the love of reading in children and older readers as well. The library is a gathering place, a social hub, a pie fest venue and a book group gathering spot. It fills a necessary spot in the day to day lives of all Essex residents. Debbie and Beth welcome all who come to the library with warm smiles and a willingness to lend a helping hand. They are always around town offering smiles and a helping hand.

Mark Lynch: Mark has been a tireless volunteer in the town for years. Mark served on the Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen, and is currently the chair of the Conomo Point Planning Committee. He is also the President of the Essex Lions Club, which runs the very successful Essex Turkey Trot as well as many other service oriented activities around town. Mark is always there to help out wherever there is a need.

Kim Reed: Kim seems to be everywhere there is a need for a volunteer for children’s events. She was a PTO president, and after her term has continued to coordinate Backpack Thursdays, the Essex Elementary School’s communication network. She is always seen in the hallways of the school, volunteering wherever there’s a need. She has been a Brownie/Girl Scout leader and also coordinates cheerleading for the younger children.

Kurt Wilhelm: Kurt is all things history when it comes to the town of Essex. He is a selfless volunteer who performs the important task of preserving the rich town history, both through documents, photographs and authoring books. He was a long serving member of the Essex Historical Society and is currently a member of the Board of Assessors and the Conomo Point Planning Committee. Kurt is everywhere there is a story to tell about the town.

Georgeanne Richards: Georgeanne has run the very popular Sea Meadows Gifts shop in Essex for many years. She supports and promotes new businesses in town. She offers information about Essex to all who visit her shop, recommending restaurants, other shops and activities to do in Essex on a daily basis. She offers a welcoming smile and is a great retail ambassador for the town. Her shop is a beacon for shoppers both near and far. Her volunteering for the town is well known, and she’s always ready to do what is asked of her.

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