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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.
Authors hope you can help crack case of murdered Marblehead teacher
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Authors hope you can help crack case of murdered Marblehead teacher

The exchange between former Marblehead Select Board member Harry Christensen and the lawyer-turned-author began cordially enough. The author had already written one book about a Massachusetts murder and told Christensen that he was toying with the idea with making the killing of Marblehead elementary school teacher Beryl Atherton his next subject. “Don’t bother,” Christensen told him. “My book is already well underway.” Christensen Technically, that was not untrue. After giving countless lectures on the topic over years, Christensen had essentially written the book about the still-unsolved crime that shook the serenity of his hometown in 1950. The only problem was that it lived mainly in Christensen’s brain. Enter Richard Santeusanio. The former Danvers school superinten...
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...
A primer on Marblehead’s 2022 Christmas Walk
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A primer on Marblehead’s 2022 Christmas Walk

***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. All your favorites will be back, plus there will be a few new twists when the Marblehead Christmas Walk returns this weekend.The “marquee” events will again include a pair of Friday night tree lightings, first in the National Grand Bank parking lot on Pleasant Street and then a tree constructed out of lobster traps outside of Mud Puddle Toys on Washington Street, with sea chanteys led by Glover’s Regiment providing musical accompaniment. New Mud Puddle Toys owner Cassie Watt has upheld the tradition of erecting a lobster trap tree outside ...
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...
Festival Chorus to feature Hadyn, ‘musicological’ Christmas journey
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Festival Chorus to feature Hadyn, ‘musicological’ Christmas journey

The 42nd annual Old North Festival Chorus Christmas Concerts — presented each year as part of Marblehead’s Christmas Walk — will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of the historic Old North Church Meeting House, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. For the 34th season, the 70-voice Old North Festival Chorus will be led by Maria van Kalken, minister of music at Old North Church. COURTESY PHOTO Highlights of the December 2022 Festival Chorus Concerts — for chorus and full orchestra — include: “Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)” by Franz Joseph Haydn; “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas,” by Craig Courtney; and arrangements of seasonal music for chorus and orchestra with audience participation. ...
Songs of Sinatra at center of Follen Angels’ return
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Songs of Sinatra at center of Follen Angels’ return

International cabaret and jazz recording artists The Follen Angels will joyfully return to Marblehead Little Theater with what they say are hip, new arrangements to celebrate music with lyrics that tell stories of Frank Sinatra and friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The Follen Angels will bring their unique styling to such tunes as, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, “How High The Moon”, “New York, New York,” “My Way” and many more. The Angels also dive into the lives of the iconic artists who originally brought these songs to life. The Follen Angels include Hildy Grossman on vocals, Shinchi Otsu on piano, Kenneth W. Dantzig on drums, Rick Stone on sax/clarinet and Mike Ball on bass. On Dec. 3 in Marblehead, they will be ...
Holiday Pops returns to Abbot Hall on Dec. 10
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Holiday Pops returns to Abbot Hall on Dec. 10

The Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops concert will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Abbot Hall. Maestro Dirk Hillyer and the Hillyer Festival Orchestra will present a evening of seasonal music. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a champagne reception for all ticket holders, and the concert will start promptly at p.m. Maestro Hillyer will conduct the Festival Orchestra, presenting holiday music from many cultures. Soloist Jacyn Tremblay, a singer, songwriter and recording artist who is inspired by the vocal styling of artists such as Whitney Houston, Pink, Brandi Carlile, and Kelly Clarkson, will perform. The concert is an opportunity for family and friends to enjoy great music, and away to kick off the season with family and friends. Holiday candles and wreaths wil...
Marblehead architect creates latest Halloween installation: Egyptian cobra goddess
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Marblehead architect creates latest Halloween installation: Egyptian cobra goddess

Tom Saltsman hard at work on his latest Halloween installation PHOTO: Leigh Blander Marblehead architect Tom Saltsman is at it again, creating a 20-foot-tall, mystical Halloween installation in his driveway at 32 Pleasant St. that is already drawing crowds from around Marblehead and beyond. Saltsman's subject this year is the ancient Egyptian goddess Meretseger, who has the head of a cobra and the body of a woman. Meretseger guarded and protected the Valley of the Kings, a burial ground for pharaohs on the west bank of the Nile. “She guards the tomb, that’s what she does,” said Brooke Trivas, Saltsman's wife.”You’ll have to come figure out what she’s guarding. We always thought it would be fun to do something Egyptian.” The Walking Man in 2021 PHOTO: Brooke Trivas Salt...