Sunday, November 21, 2010
A date leads to marriage in Montreal.
Amanda Barrett was 24-years-old and working for a real estate developer in Boston when the accounting team from Arthur Anderson came calling. They were hired by the Newbury Street developer to do some financial reporting. "There was a whole group of young guys," Barrett recalled. "I was actually out sick the day they came in, but a co-worker/friend called me to tell me they were there. She told me there was one guy in particular she thought I was going to like." Barrett didn't pay too much attention. She was in a relationship, and although she knew it wasn't going anywhere, she was tending to her own wounds from a break up the year before. Over the next three weeks, Barrett and her team had the opportunity to become acquainted with the …
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Lee Mansion has been well preserved over the years.
Built in 1768, The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a colonial Georgian home built by American craftsmen when Lee was the wealthiest merchant and ship owner in the state. Rare 18th century hand-painted wallpaper and early American furniture can be found inside the mansion and offer examples of another era. Decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries include ceramics, silver, mirrors, clocks, and textiles.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This is the tale of two Marblehead friends and how they met.
Eighteen-year- old Joanne Miller had worked herself into a tizzy. The mere notion of being "grounded" for a WEEK had sent her into a tailspin. This teen from Olean, NY was no pacifist. Today, the Marblehead mother of three, looks back on a time wrought with restless emotion—and counts her blessings for the positive outcome. "My dad had reestablished a curfew of midnight, which I had heatedly argued against. I was independent, and had been living on my own in a dorm room for a year. I was most gainfully employed, responsible--but mortified to be 18 with a curfew," Miller said, still aghast at the memory. Miller pondered her limited options: spend her summer obeying her father's strict midnight curfew while reliving high school and drinking …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The oldest Episcopal church in New England hasn't changed much over the years.
St. Michael's Episcopal Church was formed after a group of donors, sea captains and benefactors decided to build a church for followers of the Church of England in town in 1714. The oldest Episcopal Church in New England still standing on its original site and worshiping in its original building, the church will turn 300 in 2014. According to St. Michael's, the original square church was expanded by one third in 1728 with a new roof, but includes its original cross-vaulted ceiling. The "reredos" (the painted board behind the altar containing the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and the Creed) also dates to 1714. In 1793 the 50-foot steeple was removed from the top of the bell tower. The building was substantially renovated in 1833 with…
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Bonnie and Clyde, Starsky and Hutch, The Odd Couple, Thelma and Louise, Samson and Delia—whether the movies or in real life, we are innately drawn to the stories of how people find each other. Is it destiny, coincidence, or kisma?
“How They Met” will loo
Annie Ziergiebel (formerly Ann Norton Mechem) remembers the exact moment 45 years ago when she met John Ziergiebel. The 15-year-old entered Newton High School in the fall of 1965 longing for a new companion. Girl, boy — it didn't matter. She was a young girl carrying some darkness, and hungry for a deep, meaningful relationship. "I was walking to school with a neighborhood girl who told me I'd better make some friends before people found out I was the principal's daughter. After the first day, I didn't have a new best friend," Ziergiebel said, recalling that panicked feeling. For seven years, Ziergiebel's father had served as principal to Newton High School's 3,000 students, all of whom funneled in from five surrounding junior high …
Monday, October 11, 2010
Can you find a home for this little guinea pig?
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Monday, October 11, 2010
This little guinea pig is tri-colored (white, russet, and black) and very pretty. She is a little shy initially, but likes to be held, enjoys both timothy & botanical hay and pellets. She seems to like alfalfa treats. She is not at the shelter, but is being fostered at the local near-by Pet Supply Store. If you are interested in this sweet guinea pig, fill out an adoption application and you will be contacted. Courtesy Marblehead Animal Shelter
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Here is what Eastern Yacht Club looked like then and what is looks like now.
Here is an image of the Eastern Yacht Club circa 1906 and what it looks like today. The club was built in 1870 after a group of men created an organization dedicated to the promotion of yachting. Over the years, the Eastern, located on Foster Street on the Neck, has established itself as one of the most distinguished yacht clubs in America.