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The partners have been busy planning for 2018 and held their last meeting at Village Market / Sandwich & Coffe Shop in Essex, one of the newest local establishments to join this award-winning and Chronicle WCVB Channel 5 recommended trail: “Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway”.
MEET Village Market Essex, MA
Village Market / Sandwich & Coffee Shop, 978-768-0001, 1 Martin St. Essex Ma. 01929 (On the corner of Rt133/Rt.22, across from the Essex Post Office)
“Owners Patricia Wright along with her Mom, Laura opened the Village Market Coffee shop almost 3 years ago. They are open 7 Days a week Monday – Saturday 7am-3pm and Sunday 8am-1pm. Their baked goods are made fresh daily with a wonderful asst. of flavors. They also have some amazing baked cookies and scones. I had a blueberry scone , OMG yummy. So moist and fresh. They have wonderful home made soups and great comfort food lunches packed and ready to take out. I enjoyed the atmosphere and talked to many of the people in the coffee shop. What a wonderful local friendly vibe. I have attached photos of their menus and learned that they also do small platters. They feature Boars Head deli meats and also use fresh breads and rolls from our own Virgilio’s in Gloucester MA. We are thrilled to Welcome the Village Market Coffee shop to our Trail Map “Woman” Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Byway.” Here is a link to their Facebook page
(All Photos this post credit- Pauline Bresnahan)
MEET Barbara Breaker owner of The Barn at Todd Farm Rowley Ma
Barbara opened November 2014. Shop is open Wed. – Sun. Year round Hours are Wed. Thru Sun 10:30 to 5. Sunday morning opening at 8 when Todd Farm Sunday Flea Market runs April – November. Always open by appointment. “The focus of the shop is Antique, Vintage, Craft, and Handmade. I opened the shop because I fell in love with the beautiful 2,000. Sq.Ft. Restored historic Barn and wanted to start my own business after years of experience working for other talented business owners. The timing was perfect! We are a group of 12 dealers and artists in the shop. I run and manage the daily business. I enjoy being part of the creative expression of others and want to promote and support their growth and success both creatively and financially. The Todd Farm Flea Market has been running for 50 yrs and is an important part of the Rowley community. My shop offers a reflection of that experience in a unique way. We are hosting a Spring Open House Saturday, May 5th.” Like is on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram
Co-founders Pauline Bresnahan wrote the nice introductions for the new members and took the photographs. She did not include a note for her own business, but I will! Pauline’s Gifts will open April 17, 2018, at 11am for her 19th season. Spring days and hours: open Tuesday-Friday 11-6 and Saturdays 11-5.
COMING SOON: Don’t miss the Mother’s Day special SPRING event they’ve planned – May 5 & 12- “Moms are Everything”! They are planning a Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Farm to Home event in August and a Woman Owned Businesses along the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Helping Our Woman Veterans Event during September, along with special days during Essex National Heritage’s annual Trails and Sails weekends.
In case you missed the wonderful tv special about these local businesses, here’s the link to watch the video (it’s not on YouTube, yet or downloadable or I’d upload it here in the post): CHRONICLE WCVB Channel 5: Business Meeting: The Women of the Byway,plus stills from the Chronicle video (all images in this post are from the Chronicle story shot by Carl Vieira), and some of the transcription excerpt from the show:
“THIS IS CHRONICLE ON WCVB CHANNEL 5. One, two, three…”We have a little bit of everything”…seven, eight, nine…”And we specialize in mid-century Danish modern furnishings…” Along this Massaschusetts shoreline, a sisterhood of shops invites browsing…”There’s room enough in this business for everyone”…
JOIN OUR BUSINESS MEETING. NEXT. ON CHRONICLE…[CREDITS/MUSIC]
host Anthony Everett- “Good evening. Working Women are our focus tonight. Opening night of the 13th Annual Massachusetts Conference For Women at the Boston Convention Center (Boston). And Shanya Seymour is there now.
host Shayna Seymour– “Hi, Anthony! Well, thousands of women have gathered here to hear Gloria Steinem, and I just got off the stage with Bethanny Frankel and she’s going to join us a little bit later in this show. Now, the conference also features professional networking. Best selling authors are here to talk, as well as products from many different female entrepreneurs…NOW, many of those entreprenurs are women that (narrator) may have met on a very scenic north shore shopping trail!”
[cue to story produced by Clint Conley and vidographer Carl Vieira, and narrated by _____]
“(Narrator) The Essex Scenic Coastal Byway. Ninety miles of salt marsh and working waterfronts, dotted with famous clam shacks, antique stores, and open coastal dreamscapes, stretching from Lynn to Salisbury. The (Essex) Coastal (Scenic) Byway is ONE OF THE PRETTIEST, MOST INTERESTING and DISTINCTIVE DRIVES IN THE STATE. Now you can approach it from a distinctly feminine point of view. “It’s ten woman owned businesses in a ten mile stretch along the coastal byway.” A group of women have joined forces to market themeselves with a brochure, a sort of coastal byway treasure map. “It’s all in a straight line on our map and we call ourselves by number. I am number one on the map, so I’ll say, go [she points], number two is a mile up the street.”
read the rest of the transcript-
Do not forget to watch Chronicle on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 7:30 channel 5
From the Salem News
512 Essex Ave.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Shops are also featured on upcoming Chronicle television show, December 6.
Good going Gloucester girl !!!!
SALEM — Instead of heading to the malls or shopping online this holiday season, you could head onto the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway to find that special something, and support some women-owned specialty shops along the way.
Last spring, a group of 10 women business owners banded together to create a brochure pointing out the locations of their shops along the scenic byway.
This grassroots effort came as a surprise to folks at the Essex National Heritage Commission, the Salem-based nonprofit that spearheaded the effort to designate the route from Lynn to Salisbury as a scenic byway. The designation is an economic development tool to guide to visitors and sightseers around the region.
The effort by the shops along a 10-mile stretch of the byway was the first time Essex Heritage had seen the roadway used as a marketing device since signs were installed for it in May 2016. For their efforts, the women received the Pioneer in Partnership award from Essex Heritage at its annual meeting this fall.
Kate Day, scenic project manager at Essex Heritage, said she was inspired by the women’s efforts to promote their businesses using the roadway as a guidepost.
The shopping brochure is a tool the shop owners use to urge customers to take a drive down the byway to visit all the women-owned shops on it. It markets shops that sell antiques, gifts, folk art, home decor, furniture, jewelry, flags, windsocks and pet supplies, among other things. It also establishes a connection among shops in neighboring communities that share the byway of routes 133/1A as a common thread.
“The women who own these specialty shops along the byway are driven by a personal passion that is evident in the success of their businesses,” said Johanne Cassia, owner of Olde Ipswich Shop and Gallery in Ipswich. “They provide unique products and services that benefit the economy and the vitality of their community.”
Katrina Haskell, owner of Essex Exchange in Essex, approached Cassia with the idea of putting together a brochure for some shops.
“We realized right away that the byway would be our connection,” Cassia said.
They spoke with other business owners and invited them to join.
“All the business owners jumped on board,” Cassia said, “and we are now collaborating special events together.”
About the byway
The state Legislature established the byway in the mid-2000s, and a corridor management plan in 2011 identified directional signs as a priority. The signs, all 175 of them, were installed in May 2016, paid for with state and federal grants.
The 90-mile byway starts in Lynn and heads north through Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Beverly, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury.
The brochure features nine businesses and 10 women entrepreneurs along a 10-mile stretch of the byway, from Gloucester to Rowley.
They include Pauline’s Gifts, which Pauline Bresnahan opened in Gloucester in 1999. She and her husband, Glen, live in her childhood home next to the shop. As a little girl, she said, she always wanted to own the shop, so she purchased the property about 18 years ago.
At first, it was an outlet for her own decorative arts; she paints more than 100 mailboxes a year.
“The rest of the gifts grew from there,” she said. Flags are one of her biggest sellers.
“We want to support each other,” said Bresnahan when asked why it was important for women business owners to promote one another. “I know that working with the other women, even if they are younger women, we can teach a little bit or try to mentor some young women business people.”
Essex Bird Shop and Pet Supply in Essex is another of the shops on the byway. Susan Lufkin has owned the store with her sister, Shelly Nicastro, for nine years. They both knew the former owner of the business, Jane Perkins, and purchased the store from her.
Lufkin said she is a bookkeeper and has a degree in business, and her sister has a degree in sociology.
Lufkin said it is important for women business owners to support one another, “so that we are helping each other out with our thoughts and ideas.”
“It’s a wonderful project,” said Ann Orcutt, who owns two AnnTiques shops along the byway, one in Ipswich and one in Essex.
The women had already been referring each other to one another’s shops, but the initiative broadened their base of referrals, she said. The byway gave businesses along a 10-mile stretch a connection to one another.
“That was the key,” Orcutt said. “We are all on the byway.”–
Save the date! Chronicle is devoting a special to Woman Owned Businesses Along The Essex Coastal Scenic Byway which is sceduled to air December 6, 2017
Chronicle has been a popular news magazine TV show focusing on stories of New England for 35 years. Weeknights at 7:30pm on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston.
The award-winning Woman Owned Businesses Along the Essex Coastal Byway is comprised of local women retailers and colleagues from Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich and Rowley. They are working together to market their businesses and began work on a great trail map brochure last spring. Their 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. They’ve inspired other routes and articles, and now Chronicle. Congratulations to all!
#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; and #9 Serendipity at Todd’s Farm, Rowley
Shayna Seymour reports on efforts to goose up Gloucester’s appeal to tourists.
Gloucester’s art colony; Sigird Olsen’s new venture; fishing gear from a truck.
Fishing rules and regulations shake up the industry; switching to lobsters; one of the Wicked Tuna captains
Gloucester’s own Mardi Gras, the St. Peter’s Fiesta; the greased pole contest.
Tonight’s Chronicle at 7:30pm on Channel 5 previews his book for the first time on TV — and it features a segment on Gloucester & Cape Ann. Don’t Miss it!
After the show, take advantage of this gorgeous weather and check out over a dozen artists playing live tonight around Cape Ann tonight. See the full schedule here.
I’ve been a fan for years and was lucky enough to meet Ted when he produced Chronicle’s feature of Gloucester in 2007 right after Celebrate Gloucester and the opening of Cruiseport.
After covering every corner of New England for 16 years, Ted has made good on his claim, “I have enough stories to fill a book!” Now he’s about to release what National Geographic Traveler has named one of “The Best Travel Books of Spring.” And look at what’s on the cover!
Ted sent me a pre-release copy of his chapter on Cape Ann, which he aptly titled The Other Cape. Here’s how it begins:
Obviously written from the heart, Ted describes Gloucester as “America’s most authentic, enduring working waterfront.” The chapter is filled with quotes by–and stories about–local fishermen, artists, photographers and others along with some excellent photos.
This captivating, well-written book isn’t just a travelogue. It’s a gem that everyone who lives here and cares about this place would want to own. New England Notebook hasn’t been released yet, but you can pre-order a copy now — right here.
Ted tells me he’s planning to come to The Other Cape to do a reading at some point. We’ll be sure to let you know when and where as soon as it’s scheduled. Perhaps you can get your book signed!
As many are aware, tonight at 7:30, WCVB Channel 5 Chronicle is airing an episode featuring Gloucester. This is in and of itself is fantastic; they also borrowed a bit my footage from my Greasy Pole Sunday film that I created for Good Morning Gloucester.
Special thanks are owed Joey for making Good Morning Gloucester the ‘go to place’ for people like Maggie Harper, the producer of Chronicle, to discover more about what makes the heart of our community beat. During the entire week of Fiesta, then followed by Independence Day events, GMG covered all, posting countless feature stories, schedule of events, photos, and videos.
Maggie Harper writes-
Just wanted to let you know that as of this moment, the Chronicle show on Gloucester is scheduled for Monday July 9th. So let you vast followers know — with the proviso it could be later, if news events warrant.
It was great to meet you — have a great Fiesta this weekend!!!!!!
Maggie Harper / Producer, CHRONICLE
Cameraman Bob Oliver and Maggie Harper From Channel 5’s Chronicle Represent! at Captain Joe and Sons
Bob and Maggie came down the dock to interview Frankie and I about lobstering, Gloucester and the Blog. They’ve been around town all week. yesterday it was our great Mayor’s day. Look for the interview in about 3 weeks.
here’s Frankie getting some face time-
John McElhenny tweets- “The Camera Loves Frankie!”
From the channel 5 website:
The chip business is a dog eat dog business, but Needham based Food Should Taste Good is taking a bite out of the big guys’ profits. Shayna Seymour discovers how they’re doing it. Plus … it’s time to make the bread – and bagels and muffins – at Panera Bread. We’ll go inside their 24 hour baking operation. A Melrose woman makes canine comfort her priority, and the spirits of Cape Ann are brewing at a Gloucester’s Ryan and Wood Distilleries.
Ryan and Wood Will Be Sponsoring The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Team “Saving Private Ryan and Wood” March 4th at the Farm Bar and Grille. We have all the brackets filled- twenty teams of bikini speedo dodgeball madness!!!!!!
It’s Not Too Late!
I’d love to see some pics on Chronicle from fellow GMGers!
From Wicked Local at the Beacon–
Grab your camera or cell phone and help us capture Monday, Jan. 25 in your community for our “Day in the Life” special project.
Wicked Local is joining with WCVB-TV’s award-winning news magazine “Chronicle HD” to document Jan. 25 across New England.
Send us the ordinary and the extraordinary: kids going off to school, a moment at the office, a stunning sunset, a great basketball shot, your favorite local character. Start at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, and keep your lens open until 11:59:59 p.m.
We will publish some of your pictures on photo pages in your local paper, post photos on Wicked Local and share your pictures with WCVB’s “Chronicle,” which will air a special program in February.
Please include complete caption information about your photo’s time, place and subject, along with your name and town.
E-mail only one photo at a time to email@example.com and put DAY in the subject field.
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