Local Character: John Hammond, The Big Idea Guy

June 22, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, Local Characters, Things to Do & See

When John Hays Hammond, Jr. died in 1965, he was America’s 6th most prolific inventor. His death ended a 55-year career of doing what inventors do—applying new technologies, meet market demands, react to global and regional events, and solve the problems we face every day. In this sense, Hammond was very much an inventor’s inventor,… Read more »

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Gloucester getaway: Escape to sea life in Massachusetts

February 06, 2020 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from Gloucester getaway: Escape to sea life in Massachusetts | Story written by Charlene Peters | Published February 6, 2020 | Photo: Good Harbor Beach by Anne-Marie Anderson / DiscoverGloucester Travel writer, Charlene Peters wrote about her recent off-season getaway to Gloucester, Massachusetts. The lulling sound of gentle rolling waves hitting the shoreline. The scent… Read more »

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Judges Selected for Gloucester 400 Commemorative Medal Design Competition

September 25, 2019 / Art and Music, Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News

Gloucester Celebration Corporation, the official organizers of Gloucester, Massachusetts’ 400th-anniversary celebration, announced the official panel of judges for Phase I of the Commemorative Medal Design Competition. The panel is tasked with selecting three finalists from over three dozen designs submitted in Phase I of the competition. Design entries were received from artists worldwide, including Italy,… Read more »

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