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Trailblazers and Scenes from Essex National Heritage 20th Anniversary Gala at Peabody Essex Museum

Secretary John Kerry reconnected with Mayor Romeo-Theken before he took to the podium to address more than 300 guests attending the Essex National Heritage 20th Anniversary gala at the Peabody Essex Museum. They go way back. Essex National Heritage was designated in 1996 with key support from John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.

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20th Anniversay Gala at Peabody Essex Museum L-R: Mayor Romeo-Theken, Gloucester; Secretary John Kerry; Annie Harris CEO Essex National Heritage

Here’s a star, Emily Levin from Essex National Heritage. Everyone who hosts programs over Essex National Heritage fabulous annual Trails & Sails enjoys working with Emily.

The temporary Essex National Heritage illumination is projected above the Halo sculpture by Anish Kapoor.

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Emily Levin, Essex National Heritage (20th Anniversary Gala Peabody Essex museum)

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ANNOUNCING THE TRAILBLAZERS

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4000 votes helped select a few Trailblazer nominees for a special champagne toast representing their mission and all the wonderful cultural resources across 34 towns. Kim Smith was in good company! We toasted the following 2017 Essex National Heritage Area Trailblazers:

1)PRESERVING THIS SPECIAL REGION
1st place | Essex County Greenbelt Association
2nd place | Ipswich River Watershed Association
3rd place | The Cabot

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2)CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PLACE
1st place | The Trustees of Reservations
2nd place | Mass Audubon
3rd place |Essex Agricultural Society

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surprised Pilar !

3)BUILDING & GROWING OUR FUTURE
1st place — Peabody Essex Museum
2nd place — YMCA of the North Shore
3rd place — Valley View Farm

4)ADVANCING OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION
1st place (tie) | Lowell’s Boat Shop and The House of Seven Gables
2nd place | Maritime Gloucester
3rd place | Essex Shipbuilding Museum

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sailing at the same table: Mayor Romeo Theken, Mary Kay Taylor Schooner Ardelle, Graham Mckay Lowell’s Boatshop Amesbury; Stefan Edick Schooner Adventure. Bill Steelman presenting award to Graham.

Nice detail: the second festive beverage for the reception featured the trio of colors in the Essex National Heritage logo.

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Gloucester organizations and partners were featured in the slide loop including: City Hall for Community Preservation, Discover Gloucester, Lannon, Rocky Neck, Schooner Adventure, HarborWalk, Cape Ann Museum.

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from Essex National Heritage printed matter:

On April 5 2017 we’re celebrating all of the incredible organizations and people that we’ve spent the last two decades working with to preserve and enhance the significant historic, cultural, and natural places that make Essex County like nowhere else. We are also THRILLED that Secretary John Kerry will joining as the celebrate. Secretary Kerry played a key role in the federal legislation designating the Essex National Heritage Area in 1996!

Who are the Trailblazers and which will receive a toast?
The public nominated 131 Trailblazers.  While all Trailblazers will be recognized at the Gala, only a few will be honored with a special toast!  The public was invited to vote for which Trailblazers will receive a toast, and the results will be revealed only at the event; toasts will be made at the Gala!

EXCITING NEWS ~ THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE JOINS THE SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Len Burgess shares the following ~

Big News… the Essex-Built Schooner ADVENTURE has agreed to join the 4th annual Schooner Challenge! Grab up a bunch of your friends and add to the fun and join the crews of the ADVENTURE, the ARDELLE, and the LANNON in the famous Schooner Challenge to help support the preservation of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Schooner ‘Evelina M. Goulart’. Tickets will go fast! Sign up NOW.  Visit the Museum secure website: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/ or CALL Marcia at 978-375-3337. Details are in the poster.


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Music on the Lannon – Allen Estes & Fly Amero – Thursday July 25th

Enjoy a Sunset Music Sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon on THURSDAY, July 25th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring music performed by Allen Estes and  Fly Amero.

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These two awesome musicians wow everyone onboard every year with their amazing guitar playing and singing.

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Thursday, July 25
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
Seven Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA  01930
(978) 281-6634
http://www.schooner.org/

Where Zat? Winner!

9-28-09 fullNow you know!

But first you have to read this very descriptive, funny (but very wrong) answer from paultmorrison-

“A granite pier with a high tide line then3 feet of freshly laid granite block above granite bricbrack with a nice colorful mural with a tail fin of a humpback or is it Thatcher Island and light streaming out of one of the lighthouses?

That must be sunrise just to the right of the light house so it has to be Thatcher painted from Good Harbor Beach or more east.

Or Ten Pound lighthouse and it’s sunset. Everyone thinks only sunsets are orange so I go with Ten Pound Island Light.

I will take a guess at the wall of the aquarium down at the Maritime Museum.”

Here’s this week’s winner-

Kay Ellis of the Lannon!

“It’s down the fort. Looking at the corner of the mural. We go by it every day on the Lannon!”

Congratulations, Kay! Come down to Joey’s dock at the end of the week and claim your prize!

Jay- You really didn’t know? You’re the one who pointed it out to me !!  —Sharon