|Good News! Massachusetts 2009 Budget is
Passed with Funding for Essex Heritage Projects
Essex County legislators were successful in securing funds
for Essex Heritage in the most recent state budget. Rep. John Keenan of Salem initiated the effort in the House. He was supported by Lynn Representatives Bob
Fennell and Steve Walsh and Rep. Mary Grant of Beverly along with Rep. Ted
Speliotis of Danvers, Rep. Tony Verga of Gloucester, Rep. Mike Costello of
Newburyport, Rep. Barry Finegold of Andover, Rep. Brad Hill of Ipswich, Rep. William
Lantigua of Lawrence, Rep. Joyce Spiliotis of Peabody, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell
of Methuen, and Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead. All signed onto the amendment in support of state
funding to match Essex Heritage's federal grant. In the Senate, Senator Bruce Tarr of Gloucester filed the
amendment. He was joined by Senator Tom
McGee of Lynn and Senator Steve Baddour of Newburyport. State Majority Leader Fred Berry of Peabody also supported the
effort. Executive Director Annie Harris said, "We are very grateful that our North Shore
and Merrimack Valley legislators successfully secured
state funding for our Partnership Grant Program and other projects. These funds
also help us leverage federal funding that requires an annual non-federal match. Without the state support, I was worried that
we would have to cut back on the services and grants that we provide."
|August 15 & 16 Photo Safari Fun Continues...
This summer, Essex Heritage and Hunt's Photo & Video are co-hosting Photo Safaris! In its third year, the Essex Heritage Photo
Safaris are open to photo enthusiasts of all interest levels, and are designed to showcase the beauty and unique landscape of the Essex
National Heritage Area. Each Safari will take place in an incredibly
beautiful Essex National Heritage Area backdrop, sponsored by a
different major camera or lens company. Sponsoring companies offer participants free use of their latest digital
imaging equipment, plus hands-on tutorials by Hunt's technical experts to guide you through your photo shoot. For more information click here...
|GO! Experience Essex Heritage...
|Go! Hike, Go! Bike, Go! Paddle Go! Climb. TRAILS & SAILS weekend offers over 200 FREE! events at 135 sites throughout the Essex National Heritage Area and officially launches on Friday, September 26, with garden walks, historic site explorations and atwilight tour of Beauport, Sleeper-McCannHouse.
What follows is a totally unique weekend of themed nature hikes,
bicycle outings, vineyard tours, poetry readings and waterfront adventures! GO! Experience Essex Heritage...
Thank you to the TRAILS & SAILS
|Welcome Addison Gilbert Hospital!
Essex Heritage welcomes
Addison Gilbert as a first-time Trails & Sails sponsor this year. Addison
Gilbert is sponsoring 35 events, taking place September 26-28 all over Cape Ann. The event menu offers the best of sea and
shore-based activities, get a preview...
Addison Gilbert Hospital is a full-service, 58-bed
medical/surgical acute care facility providing inpatient and
outpatient care to residents of the Cape Ann
community in specialties such as cancer care, surgical day care, critical care
and emergency medicine and
is a member of Northeast Health System. For more information on Addison Gilbert Hospital click here...
|Opportunities for Non-Profit Leadership Education & Professional Development
Center at Salem State College, known
as a business incubator and virtual center for entrepreneurs throughout the North Shore,
has developed a FREE educational series for non-profit staff and board
leadership. Topics range from fundraising and board development strategies to
volunteer recruitment and management and strategic planning. For more information click here...
In addition, Third Sector New England (TSNE) is pleased to
announce the launch of a new monthly Non-profit
Capacity Building Training Series, which will kick-off on September 18,
2008, with a workshop on Mission, Vision
and Planning. A total of
nine workshops will be held monthly through June 2009 at the Non-Profit
Center in Boston covering a range of
topics such as fund development, financial management, effective supervision
and governance. For more information click here...
|Essex LINCs Update
Last week, after
completing 4 workshops during the school year, the fall 2008 cohort of teachers attended a week-long intensive Summer Institute focusing on the topic
of "Governing" at various sites across Essex County
and beyond. Highlights included a visit to the Rocky Hill
Meetinghouse in Amesbury for a lecture and simulated "town meeting," and
a walking tour of federal and Greek revival buildings in Salem. Teachers
discussed topics such as "Local Declarations of Independence"
and "History Painting and Art in the New Nation." Lesson plans using local primary sources and museum quality
reproductions were provided by our museum educator. Teachers will use these as
models to create their own 3 day lessons with an Essex County
focus. Look for them at EssexLINCS.org in early
August. Spots for our next fall &
spring cohorts are fast filling! For more information click here...
|Tom Leonard, Editorially Essex...
I certainly hope that the Independence Day holiday weekend was pleasant
for all of you. The timing of the holiday coming on a Friday
allowed for plenty of time to enjoy events with family and friends.
This particular holiday is such a great time for family events. There
are fireworks displays and parades and events for children in virtually
all of the communities in this region, and coming as it does in the
middle of the summer, it is a wonderful time to celebrate the
"birthday" of this wonderful country. Read more...
from the Essex National Heritage Area" is a
monthly electronic newsletter for members, non members and site
partners of Essex Heritage. Our mission is to raise the visibility of
the Essex National Heritage Area and all its historical, cultural and
resources, and promote our ongoing activities. Articles that are 250
less and fit the editorial scope of our newsletter may be submitted to
Essex Heritage eNews Editorial Committee for publication. We reserve
to select an article or portion of an article whose content is found
appropriate and edit it for publication.
|Greenbelt Trail Race|
Sat, July 19, 9AM start
Pingree School, Hamilton
This is Greenbelt's first trail race, to promote the use of Essex
County Greenbelt Association's conserved land for the sport of trail
running! For more information, to register or to read the course
description click here...
Thursday, August 7, 4-6PM
Gloucester, MA 01930
Join Mark Carlotto and Shep Abbott as we explore Dogtown! This
colonial Cape Ann settlement has been
abandoned since 1830 and today offers many stories as well as miles of trails
that traverse almost 3,600 acres. Mark and Shep will share what they have uncovered from
meticulous explorations of this fascinating place connecting the history of
human settlement with the natural forces that have shaped Cape
Become an Explorer...
Friday & Saturday
August 15 & 16
continue at Hunt's Photo & Video in Melrose
with a field trip to Parker River National Wildlife refuge on Plum Island
featuring Tamron lenses and special guest photographer Roy Toft! For more information click here...
Save the Date!
Thursday, Sept. 25,
Trails & Sails Kick Off Party
Mark your calendar for Trails & Sails 2008!
Each year, thousands of residents and visitors to the Essex National Heritage Area experience Trails & Sails.With over 200 FREE! events Trails & Sails promises to be memorable. For a sneak preview of this year's events visit TrailsandSails.org...
Essex Heritage 2008
Submission Deadline is
October 1, 2008
Photographers, get snapping! We invite you to submit images that capture the essence of an Essex Heritage experience and/or speak to Essex
Heritage's role in preserving and promoting the rocky coasts, harbors, farms, forests, historic districts, rivers and marshes of Essex County. For more information
Welcome Rick Mitchell!
Essex Heritage would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest staff
member and webmaster, Rick Mitchell! Rick has lived in the ENHA for 30
years, in Ipswich and now Salem. He is already working on the Essex
Heritage website, enhancing its capabilities in preparation for Trails
& Sails 2008 and looking forward to making EssexHeritage.org a
user-friendly and dynamic site that residents can continue to use as a
portal to access diverse information about the region and our programs.
A graduate of Harvard where he majored in classical studies, in
addition to his work with Essex Heritage, Rick also teaches classes in
graphic art, computer science, and web design at Salem State College
and North Shore Community College.
|Essex Heritage is pleased to announce that together our fundraising efforts for the North Shore Medical Center Cancer Walk exceeded $5200 last month!
|The Essex National Heritage Area is one of 40 heritage areas affiliated with the National Park Service.