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Update: Christmas Walk Parade canceled, Santa moving to MHS
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Update: Christmas Walk Parade canceled, Santa moving to MHS

The 51st Marblehead Christmas Walk Parade has been canceled for Saturday, Dec. 3, due to a stormy forecast and will not be rescheduled. Santa and Mrs. Claus will move to Marblehead High School from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., instead of arriving by lobster boat at The Landing. Children will be able to take photos with Santa at the high school. "Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel the parade this year due to severe weather conditions forecast for Satrday afternoon," Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Exec. Dir. Katherine Koch told the Marblehead Current. For the Marblehead Current's updated Christmas Walk weekend schedule, click HERE. Stay with the Marblehead Current for Christmas Walk updates. You can also check the Marblehead Chamber Facebook page and website.
Santa’s helper: For Whear, Marblehead Christmas Walk a gig like no other
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Santa’s helper: For Whear, Marblehead Christmas Walk a gig like no other

***Editor's note: This story was written before weather forced the cancellation of the Christmas Walk Parade and the relocation of Santa's landing to Marblehead High School on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. For the updated schedule, click HERE. His counterpart—retired National Grand Bank employee Laura Best—knew what to expect. But she kept quiet, not wanting to spoil the surprise for Bruce Whear. “When we came around the corner and could hear the roar of the crowd, it was like a kid coming up the tunnel at Fenway Park and seeing the Green Monster for the first time,” Whear says of his maiden voyage across Marblehead Harbor aboard the Sea Hooker, captained by Barnacle Restaurant owner Jay Sahagian, as “Santa’s special assistant.” “It was that big of a deal.” After their tr...
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...
Me&Thee presents The Mugfords
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Me&Thee presents The Mugfords

For the first time, Me&Thee Music brings the local retro band The Mugfords to its stage for a Saturday Holiday Concert & Dance Party on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. The Mugfords will present a night of pop and rock holiday hits and standards of the ’60s, ’70s and beyond.  The adjoining Stetson Hall will be cleared for a roomy, party-lit dance floor.  The band has collected a drum kit full of holiday favorites and some surprises. The Mugfords launched three decades ago on Mugford Street and they’ve performed throughout New England, including performances on HGTV and at The Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. They’re known for their vocal harmonies and faithful replication of the music of The Beatles, Kinks, Byrds, Rolling Stones, The Who, Talking Heads, Cars and many others. Members include Paul Tod...
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY: Thanksgiving at home
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EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY: Thanksgiving at home

Virginia Buckingham serves on the Marblehead Current’s Board of Director. Buckingham is formerly the chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority, chief of staff to two Massachusetts governors, deputy editorial page editor for the Boston Herald and author of 'On My Watch A Memoir.' 'Everything Will Be Okay' will be a weekly column.  “Think about whence you came, where you are going and to whom you must account.” – Benjamin Franklin I’m thinking about the meaning of “home” this Thanksgiving season. I’ve lived in Marblehead for 25 years, and, without question, consider this beautiful place home. Yet, like many of our 20,000 residents, I made this my home after a move or two from other states, other cities, other towns. I bought my first house here but took my f...
Been There, Done That: Spotlight interviews with Marblehead seniors
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Been There, Done That: Spotlight interviews with Marblehead seniors

Name: Pat Bibbo Age: 88 Place of birth: Newton How long have you lived in Marblehead? “I’ve lived here 66 years. I moved here when I was 22 for my wife, who grew up in Marblehead. We met at a party at my fraternity house in Brookline when I was a student at BU and she was a student at Lasell College in Newton.” What is your fondest childhood memory? “In 1943, I went to my first major league baseball game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were playing the Yankees. Most of the big stars, like Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, were away in the service but we saw pitcher Dave ‘Boo’ Ferriss. I went with my twin brother and my two sisters, and it was a great day.” Pat Bibbo.COURTESY PHOTO What jobs have you had and what was your favorite? “I worked at New England Telephone and AT&...
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...
New faces, new hopes for Marblehead faith leaders
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New faces, new hopes for Marblehead faith leaders

There are many new faces among Marblehead’s faith leaders, with more coming in the next couple of years. Longtime Temple Emanu-El Rabbi David Meyer, who is the current head of the Marblehead Ministerial Association, spoke to Marblehead Current about all the changes and his hopes for the future. Rev. Jenna Crawford at UUCM Rabbi David Meyer with the MMA “It is a challenge to keep the energy of the interfaith community strong as people are just getting to know each other,” Meyer said. “Hopefully, all the new ministers in town will take up with the same commitment and motivation for the interfaith work here.” The MMA was formed in the late 1970s in response to antisemitic graffiti at Temple Emanu-El and the JCC.  Since then, the group has met monthly and worked to stand...
New plaques honoring service in Vietnam, Korea to be dedicated on Veterans Day
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New plaques honoring service in Vietnam, Korea to be dedicated on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, two new plaques listing the names of men and women who lived in Marblehead and served in the military during the Korean and Vietnam Wars will be dedicated at the VFW at 321 West Shore Drive. It’s a personal project undertaken by local vet Jim Caswell and funded by the group Forever Marbleheaders. Veteran Jim Caswell stands by plaques honoring local vets at the Marblehead VFW PHOTO: Leigh Blander “They're really remarkable,” Caswell told Marblehead News, referring to the plaques. Caswell noticed that while the VFW has a memorial to the 1,400 Marblehead residents who served in World War II, there was nothing honoring vets who served during Vietnam and Korea. So he worked with Marblehead Veterans Agent Dave Rodgers to get a list of every resident who ...
New faces, new hopes for Marblehead faith leaders
Community resources, Local History, Local News, Nonprofit corner, Religion, Top Stories

New faces, new hopes for Marblehead faith leaders

There are many new faces among Marblehead’s faith leaders, with more coming in the next couple of years. Longtime Temple Emanu-El Rabbi David Meyer, who is the current head of the Marblehead Ministerial Association, spoke to Marblehead Current about all the changes and his hopes for the future. Rev. Jenna Crawford at UUCM Rabbi David Meyer with the MMA “It is a challenge to keep the energy of the interfaith community strong as people are just getting to know each other,” Meyer said. “Hopefully, all the new ministers in town will take up with the same commitment and motivation for the interfaith work here.” The MMA was formed in the late 1970s in response to antisemitic graffiti at Temple Emanu-El and the JCC.  Since then, the group has met monthly and worked to stand...