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Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Corey Stein Films
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Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Corey Stein Films

The following is an interview with Corey Stein, owner of Corey Stein Films, conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the Marblehead business, call (781) 479-7774 or visit coreysteinfilms.com. Tell us about Corey Stein Films. It was during a brief high school elective class that I first held a camera and gained experience with a full editing suite. It was then that I started to learn the power of creating a story through creative image. Although I intended to focus on business in college, my passion became more focused and I gained considerable knowledge in film and video and widened my hands-on experience. Marblehead filmmaker Corey Stein COURTESY PHOTO When just starting out, I had every intention of working in the film production field for a company until I sat do...
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jambu Jewelry
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jambu Jewelry

The following is an interview with Shea Mavros, owner of Jambu Jewelry, 38 Atlantic Ave., conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the Marblehead business, email jambujewelry@gmail.com, call 781-639-9600 or visit https://jambujewelry.com/. Shea Mavros, owner of Jambu Jewelry, 38 Atlantic Ave, with her mom, Elaine. COURTESY PHOTO Tell us about Jambu Jewelry: Since 1996, Jambu Jewelry has offered an eclectic and curated collection of handcrafted designer jewelry on Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead. We have a wide variety of pieces to suit every style and personality, and they're all hand-selected to reflect the classic qualities of elegance, simplicity, and whimsy. Over the years, we've built wonderful partnerships with amazing artists from far and wide, including local des...
Longtime Marblehead dry cleaner closes in COVID’s wake
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Longtime Marblehead dry cleaner closes in COVID’s wake

Mayflower Cleansers on Atlantic Avenue is closing on Friday, Jan. 20, after 87 years in business. Several dry cleaners have closed in town recently, leaving only one remaining. “I’ll miss Marblehead. The people in Marblehead are nice,” Mayflower owner David Schleri told the Marblehead Current. “It’s a sad moment.” A sign on the window at Mayflower Cleansers announces its closing. PHOTO / LEIGH BLANDER Schleri, who lives in Beverly, has owned Mayflower since 2004. He says since COVID, people don’t need dry cleaning as much. “Times have changed, especially with the pandemic. There’s remote work, Zoom meetings and an increase in casual wear. The bills keep going up and fewer people are coming in.” Scherli said he tried to get another dry cleaner to take over. “I reached out...
Crown jewel of Marblehead dives put on market for $1M
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Crown jewel of Marblehead dives put on market for $1M

The crown jewel of Marblehead's dive bars — the Rip Tide Lounge — has been placed on the market for $1 million, real estate broker Sam Gifford of Churchill Properties LLC told the Marblehead Current.  The Rip Tide Lounge, the iconic bar at 116 Pleasant St., has been placed on the real estate market for $1 million. COURTESY PHOTO / EYAL OREN / WEDNESDAYS IN MARBLEHEAD "It's definitely on the real estate market," said Gifford. "George [Ciampa] has owned and operated it since the late 1960s. He's been at it for a really long time, and if the right buyer, the right person, comes along, he'll step aside and enjoy retirement." Gifford took the Current's call while standing in the establishment the morning of Jan. 10. He's already been showing the place and talking t...
Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Harbor Light Inn
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Discover Marblehead business spotlight: Harbor Light Inn

The following is an interview with Carolyn Pyburn of Harbor Light Inn, 58 Washington St., conducted by Discover Marblehead. To learn more about the Marblehead business, email carolyn@harborlightinn.com, call 781-631-2186 or visit harborlightinn.com.  Tell us about the Harbor Light Inn. The Harbor Light Inn is a 20-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic district of Marblehead. We have a dining room where we serve breakfast to our guests every morning, an outdoor pool and an intimate tavern that is open to the public. We also have a separate house that holds five furnished apartments (perfect for rentals between two weeks and three months). My parents (Peter and Suzanne Conway) opened the inn in 1986 and I moved back to town in 2015 to take over. Hospitality is in m...
Marblehead teens travel the world, lead service-learning projects
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Marblehead teens travel the world, lead service-learning projects

Fifty Marblehead teenagers will be heading across Europe this summer on service-learning trips with the local nonprofit Stone & Compass. They’ll be volunteering at a Sicilian orphanage, planting trees in the Scottish Highlands and running a summer camp in Bulgaria. Stone & Compass interns Clara Donovan (left) and Maeve McIlroy, both MHS students, on a dairy farm in the Azores COURTESY PHOTO “The thing about Stone & Compass that I find extraordinary is that it’s built around making global connections,” said Clara Donovan, a Marblehead High School junior and Stone & Compass intern. “In all of these trips, yes, I’ve been doing service and volunteering. But the main point is I’m working with people from those areas. It’s really about partnering with them and working wit...
BUSINESS PROFILE: Meet the owners of Creature Comforts and Pawsitively Marblehead
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BUSINESS PROFILE: Meet the owners of Creature Comforts and Pawsitively Marblehead

Erin and James McCarthy, who own and operate Creature Comforts & Pawsitively Marblehead at 52B Atlantic Ave., answered the questions below for Discover Marblehead’s weekly business profile.   Erin and James McCarthy, shown with their son, Everett, own Creature Comforts and Pawsitivley Marblehead. COURTESY PHOTO Tell us about Creature Comforts & Pawsitively Marblehead. Creature Comforts & Pawsitively Marblehead (CCPAWS) are businesses that are centered around your pets! Creature Comforts is our pet service side of the business, which includes our doggy daycare (and adorable dog buses!), dog walking and in-home pet care services - where we’ve cared for everything from cats to bearded dragons to chickens!  Pawsitively Marblehead is our boutique shop, l...
A comprehensive Christmas Walk schedule: Dec. 1 – 4, 2022
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A comprehensive Christmas Walk schedule: Dec. 1 – 4, 2022

The following is a comprehensive list of things to do over the Christmas Walk weekend from Dec. 1 - 4, 2022. Thursday, Dec. 1 4:45 p.m. Marblehead High School a cappella group at TQM Wealth Partners (122 Washington St., Suite R)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Annual Wish List Party at Jambu Jewelry (38 Atlantic Ave.)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Mini Market & Refreshments at MacRae's (108 Washington St.)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Sip & Shop at Scribe Paper & Gift (84 Washington St.)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Sips, Snacks & Shopping at Tory's Jewelry (106 Washington St.)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sip & Shop at All Chic at 152 (152 Washington St.)5 p.m.-8 p.m. Sip & Shop at Blue Lobster Company (67A Front St.)6 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday Preview Shopping & Refreshments at Abbey Studio Calligraphers (84 Washi...
‘Current’ trend: As chain retreats, nonprofits rise
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‘Current’ trend: As chain retreats, nonprofits rise

For many people across eastern Massachusetts over the past couple of years, the question has become less “if” you were profoundly disenchanted with what your local community newspaper under chain ownership but rather when you might get motivated to do something about it. With today’s publication of its inaugural print edition, the Marblehead Current joins the ranks of news nonprofits that have sprung up increasingly within the footprint of Gannett, formerly known as Gatehouse Media, the parent company of the Marblehead Reporter, as Gannett increasingly abandoned local reporting. One of the earliest such ventures, the online-only Bedford Citizen, was founded in June 2012 by three volunteers who had been active in their local chapter of the League of Women Voters, Meredith McCulloch, ...
C.W. Hood yachts launches first fully electric center console
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C.W. Hood yachts launches first fully electric center console

C.W. Hood Yachts recently launched the first truly New England inspired, fully electric center console. The beautiful Hood 26E was conceived, designed and built right here in Marblehead. Chris Hood and chief designer David Robison set out to create a vessel that looked more like a classic yacht than a spaceship. The carbon fiber hull and deck are rock solid yet light as a feather, and its current gray primer finish will soon be completed Awlgrip, with a handy swim platform, powder-coated rails, custom cushions and of course, dual Yeti coolers for summer excursions.  The only wood is the stylish teak console top adding classic appeal, a boat with the perfect balance of low maintenance, durability and beauty. Her electric propulsion is silent, easily charged, and all m...