Santa arrives in Danvers

PEABODY — It took a few tries but the giant tree in front of City Hall finally lit up on Saturday night after hundreds of people counted down from 10 three times.

The North Shore Chamber added to it's Distinguished Leaders list Rosalin Acosta, Secretary of the Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development

Aime Pope (who owns The Painted Pastry in Beverly) is confident her cookies look and taste good, and she convinced judges of the Food Network’s "Christmas Cookie Challenge" of the same, earning her a $10,000 prize.

The BoSoma School of Dance opened its doors in Hamilton above the popular shopping plaza at 15 Walnut St. Owner and Director Katherine Hooper, along with her assistant director Stephanie Boisvert, are seeking to make their new school a home away from home for young dancers.

Tens of thousands of people traveled far and wide to celebrate the closing night of Haunted Happenings Tuesday night as seen here on the Essex Street Mall

In October there's no better place to be than Salem, Mass, where Halloween's already happeninging.

The latest in a series of sustainable projects in Rockport schools, the solar panels at the middle school will serve as an educational tool in the schools’ science classrooms for years to come.

A boater sets out on the Ipswich River. The river's Watershed Authority has joined almost a dozen others in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the shelving of stormwater permitting standards.

Topsfield resident Henry Swenson has what it takes to raise a giant pumpkin.

Sails in the sun:  At Gloucester's Parade of Sail the Columbia stands at full sail, as if in a Fitz Henry Lane painting, one of the largest of 25 schooners that ride the wind and waves in a parade described by festival Chairwoman Daisy Nell Collinson as a “water ballet

Finding classical music programs for North Shore residents used to mean firing up the wagon and making a trip into Boston. Not any more. To kick off the fall season, the Ocean Alliance Headquarters at the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory on Rocky Neck will host its second annual open house, gala and fundraiser on the weekend of Sept. 2-4

 Paddlers arose in the dark and wondered for a moment why they were doing so. They planned to greet the sun’s early light on the Ipswich River.  The first sights that thrilled the paddlers were patches of fog no more than head high on the water. It is called sea smoke on the ocean.

Seine Boat Races at St Peters Fiesta Gloucester, Seine Boat Racing is the highlight of the Fiesta sporting activities, dating back to the first city-wide celebration ever held in Gloucester. It is a true test of strenth, endurance and team work. Three boats, the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria are manned by twelve member crews.

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Hundreds turned out for the 24th annual Salem Children's Charity holiday party Tuesday at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event was particularly special this year, after its usual location — Victoria Station — was abruptly shuttered last week, leaving organizers scrambling to find a new spot. T...
Dear Resident/Business Owner:It is unfortunate that we have had a tremendous increase in the amount of fraud cases in the past few years. There are many residents and business owners who have, in one way or another, fallen victim to some of these scams. Our department has worked vigilantly to keep d...
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Though it took a few tries, the giant tree in front of City Hall finally lit up on Saturday night after hundreds of people counted down from 10 three times.  Feeling the holiday spirit, everyone laughed at the technical difficulties. They clapped and cheered when the lights finally came on a fe...
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City residents and many others turned out en mass Sunday afternoon on a truly perfect afternoon for the annual Beverly Holiday Parade. Crowds lined the streets — at least on the sunny side — on this brisk, but gorgeous afternoon, as the parade got off to a timely 1 p.m. start. Most were ...
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Continuing his “Community Conversations” issue discussions, Senator Jason Lewis is excited to announce an upcoming conversation he will hold on challenges in our communities pertaining to mental health and wellness.  Held in every community of the district, “Community Conversa...
The City of Salem's annual "Peas for Fees" ticket amnesty program will run December 1 through December 21. The program allows for the waiver of late fees on parking violations in exchange for a donation of canned goods and non-perishable items. All food will go to local Salem food pantries. Up to $3...
Harmonic Drive LLC, which has manufactured gears for projects that are literally out of this world, is eyeing a big move to Beverly in what would be a homecoming of sorts for the company. Harmonic Drive has been based in Peabody for a number of years, but the company got its start more than 60 years...
The North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s seventh induction to its Academy of Distinguished Leaders will honor seven people who have made a difference in the region.  This year’s crop represents what the chamber considers the North Shore’s best in labor and workforce development, ...
Jessica Allen, a resident of Danvers, has joined LUX Realty North Shore’s Beverly Office as a full-time real estate agent. She has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry.Shawn Ford has joined Salem Five Bank as a senior vice president in the commercial and business bankin...
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 Debby Marticio, also known as Ma Duke, has been in a bit of a panic lately, knowing that this year Thanksgiving falls early, on Nov. 23. That means time is tight to raise money and prepare to serve 2,500 free Thanksgiving meals to the needy. She has already ordered 625 pounds of ham, and she n...
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Tens of thousands of people traveled far and wide to celebrate the closing night of Haunted Happenings Tuesday night. Now, the City of Peace returns to its residents. The season was widely reported as being the largest on record, from the kickoff parade having more floats than prior years to the Col...
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The self-declared Halloween capital of the world formally kicked off its month-long Halloween festivities Thursday night with the largest-ever-on-record Haunted Happenings Parade. About 100 organizations, schools, groups and candidates for office made up the downtown parade, about 15 floats more tha...