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Conservancy’s ‘Discovering Marblehead’ available again
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Conservancy’s ‘Discovering Marblehead’ available again

“Discovering Marblehead,” a book known and loved by many, is once again available through a limited printing by the Marblehead Conservancy. 'Discovering Marblehead' has helped hundreds find their favorite open spaces in town, according to the Marblehead Conservancy. This unique and comprehensive guide is for people of all ages who wish to explore Marblehead’s out-of-doors. It will take you to places you might not otherwise have known, and show you things you might not otherwise have seen, from deep woods and hidden ponds to seashore, saltmarsh, and tidepools, according to the Conservancy. Created in 2001 by a small group of volunteers, this book has helped hundreds find their favorite Marblehead open spaces and historic places for over two decades, the Conservancy says. True to i...
Polish poet’s ‘wit, wisdom and warmth’ to be explored at Abbot Library
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Polish poet’s ‘wit, wisdom and warmth’ to be explored at Abbot Library

On Thursday, Dec.15, the Poetry Salon at the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead will focus on Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. Born and educated in Poland, Szymborska authored more than 15 books of poetry. While Polish history from World War II through Stalinism clearly informs her poetry, Szymborska was also a deeply personal poet who explored the large truths that exist in ordinary, everyday things. "Of course, life crosses politics," Szymborska once said. "But my poems are strictly not political. They are more about people and life.” 'Life While You Wait' and other works of the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996, will be the focus of the Dec. 15 Poetry Salon at Abbot Library. C...
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...
‘Very Merry’ Craft Fair at VFW Dec. 3
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‘Very Merry’ Craft Fair at VFW Dec. 3

The Sweet Spot will be hosting a “Very Merry” Craft Fair at the Marblehead VFW, 321 West Shore Drive, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The fair will feature crafts and other vendors, raffles and refreshments, along with photos with Santa and a visit from the Grinch between 1 and 4 p.m.
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 ...
Marblehead resident Kiki Walker joins Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn board of directors
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Marblehead resident Kiki Walker joins Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn board of directors

Marblehead resident and health coach and corporate well-being advisor Kiki Walker has joined the board of directors of Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn. She first learned about Girls Inc. through a holiday book drive she contributed to with her twin daughters. She became involved with Girls Inc. using her background as a fitness trainer and coach to help girls reach their potential. “I see how using support, care, and love can lift roadblocks,” says Walker. She recently served on a panel at Girls Inc. and looks forward to using her years as a fitness coach to mentori girls. “I recognize the power of having someone believe in you,” says Walker. Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn Executive Director Deb Ansourlian added, “Kiki is a great addition to our board. As a female business owner and ...
Marblehead Garden Club update, wreath sale kicks off Dec. 3
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Marblehead Garden Club update, wreath sale kicks off Dec. 3

The Marblehead Garden Club is putting the garden at the Lee Mansion to bed, just in time to start prepping for a green and festive holiday season. This year’s Christmas Walk activities for the MGC include the popular wreath sale and a Christmas tree in a special (and surprising!) location.  The weather made the summer challenging, and it was a busy season for the MGC. In addition to protecting plants from drought conditions and ravenous rabbits, there were many new additions to the Garden. In the ongoing effort to only use native or historic plants, the Club chooses replacement plants that the Lee family could have had in the original garden. 2022 plantings include an American Hornbeam, Rhododendron maximThm, Ilex glabra (Inkberry), a Redbud Tree, Mountain Laurel, and Rosa virginiana....
Last call for Marblehead Farmers’ Market Nov. 19
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Last call for Marblehead Farmers’ Market Nov. 19

The Marblehead Farmers’ Market will be open for one final market on Saturday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can expect to find dried beans, carrots, apples, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, potatoes, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, cranberries and a selection of both salad and cooking greens. Farms will also have eggs, cheese, pork, beef, chicken, honey, maple products and herbs. Regular attending farms are: Grant Family Farm with farm fresh eggs, cut flowers and vegetables. Middle Earth will have vegetables. Iron Ox farm will have vegetables. Clark Farm will have vegetables and local fruit. Anything Grows (formerly the Herb Farmacy) will return for the final market. Folsom’s Sugarhouse will have maple syrup and other maple products. Cloutman Farm will...
<strong>Me&Thee Presents Ellis Paul & Radoslav Lorković </strong>
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Me&Thee Presents Ellis Paul & Radoslav Lorković 

In an appearance originally scheduled for April 2020 but postponed because of the pandemic, Marblehead’s Me&Thee Music will present multiple Boston Music Award winner Ellis Paul with Radoslav Lorković in concert on Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Paul will be traveling from Texas to Massachusetts as part of a nine-concert national tour that will include appearances in Austin, Houston,  Dallas, Oklahoma City and Charlotte, North Carolina. As a special treat, Alice Howe & Freebo will open the show.  Paul will present an evening of intimate, provocative and romantic tales, including new music from his upcoming album “55,” which reference the events of the last two years. A troubadour, a folkie and a storyteller, Paul has been a force on the scene since 1993.  Ellis Paul is the qu...