Author Archives: Lowell Peabody

Friday Crowd at Pavillon Beach

Lenny Taormina Friday’s Greasy Pole winner. Heat One Junior Womens Seine Boats

International Dory Races

Great day for the races! As has been the case recently, the Canadian team was too strong registering wins in the mixed, Juniors, Masters and Open races, while the USA team’s Women had a big win and put the team on the board. The Masters Race was highlighted by the boats coming together after the start, but after getting oars back in the right places went on to complete their race. The Open Race.. WOW! The win was decided at the finish line!

Summer, Time to Swim

Well June 9th… it’s still a bit cold in Little River. Notice 2 out of 3 are fully clothed and none of them seem to be able to go below the surface…

Niles Beach Fog Saturday 05/30

Until the fog burned off the International Dory Eliminations race directions were going to be simple:  “If you see Hammond Castle, turn around…”

International Dory Race Qualifier Saturday 05/30

After the fog burned off the races were on!

2cnd Annual Essex Police Car Show

The car show was held behind the Essex Police station on Sunday. Cars ranged from Street Rods to classic American and Classic European. Never knew that Car 54 was from Middleton, but there it was!

Essex River Race 05/16/2015

Sure Signs that Spring is here…to Stay!

Colors at Sunset

Great reason to be ready to stop the car quickly and have a camera close by!

Kites and Flight… or Attempts

Additional shots from Saturday’s Kite Day at Cogswell’s Grant in Essex. Some young, some old, some creative, some multitasking, a dog, and a lot of fun. Some great style and expressions!

Kite Day – Cogswell’s Grant, Essex

Bravery on Kite Day

You’ve got to be brave to show the kites who’s boss…

“See, you gotta sneak up on it, poke it with the stick and if it moves run like hell!!”

Sea Smoke

Sea Smoke this morning seen from Singing Beach and White Beach in Manchester by the Sea. COLD!

Decorating the Trees, Manchester by the Sea

The tree decorating for the Festival of the Trees is ongoing. Remember that the official lighting of the Freedom Tree and the Festival of the Trees is this Sunday.

SUNDAY: The 3:30 holiday concert performance at the First Parish Church. Immediately following the performance at 4:30 will be the official lighting Manchester’s Friendship Tree and the Festival of the Trees on town hall common to officially kick off the holiday season.

Festival of the Trees in Manchester by the Sea

This is the second year of the Festival of the Trees in Manchester. The trees were set up and strung with lights today (Sunday) and will be decorated between 4:00 to 7:00 PM this Wednesday 12/03/2014.  Trees are set up on the green in front of the Town Hall and are sponsored by Town merchants and groups within the Town like the Boy Scouts, the Athletic Association, the Hooper Trust and many others.

Last year there were a total of 24 trees decorated and lit. This year there are 45 trees! The official tree lighting ceremony will be next Sunday December 7th with the lighting of the Friendship Tree and the Festival of the Trees at 4:30pm. It would be wise to arrive early and get a good spot as if last year was any indication, this year will be an even larger celebration!

These will also be great times to walk through Town and finish, start, or develop ideas for Christmas presents as you walk by all the shops.

Essex River

Clouds over the Essex River at high tide

Manchester Essex Varsity Soccer Out duels St. Mary’s For Division 1 North Championship

Ranked 7th overall going into the Division 4 North Tournament Manchester-Essex first took on Mystic Valley and fought to a 1-0 win this past Wednesday. The win moved them to Manning Bowl in Lynn where they had to face the number 1 seed in St. Mary’s on a cold (!) Sunday afternoon. This was Manchester Essex first trip to a championship game..ever. Leading for much of the game at 2-1 Manchester Essex saw St Mary’s score to tie the game late in the second half which is where the score stood at the end of regulation time. After two scoreless overtime periods the teams moved on to penalty kicks to decide the win. Manchester Essex took the win with a 5-4 penalty kick score and now moves on to the Division 4 State Finals! It was a great game with constant action at both ends of the field. On to the State Final!

Bentleys in Essex

Bentley Wings

A group of Bentleys met up in Essex today and after a tour of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum went on their way to Wentworth by the Sea for a weekend gathering of the Bentley Club. All except the more modern examples were British Racing Green, of course..

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