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2014 Jolly Jaunt Road Race

By on January 16, 2015
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On December 7, 2014, Kail’s Crew participated in its third annual Jolly Jaunt 5K walk/run. This year, the race started and ended at the Danversport Yacht Club. The event is held to raise money for the Special Olympics. We had good weather and there was a great turnout. Among the members of Kail’s Crew were […]

The History of the Christmas Tree

By on December 18, 2014

The custom of the Christmas tree began in Germany, and can be traced back to the 16th Century. Devout Christians brought trees into their homes and decorated them with fruits, nuts and other foods. Martin Luther, the 16th Century Protestant reformer, began the tradition of adding candles to illuminate the trees. While walking home one […]

2014 Topsfield Fair Annual 5K Walk/Run Race

By on November 4, 2014

The third annual Topsfield Fair Road Race was held on Sunday, September 28, 2014. This yearly race, held on the Sunday before the Topsfield Fair begins, benefits the Essex Agricultural Society College Scholarship Fund. The Fund helps high school seniors with the rising cost of a college education. The race is open to runners and […]

The Friendship of Salem

By on September 18, 2014

The Friendship of Salem, a replica of the 1797 vessel Friendship, is owned by the National Park Service. The replica was built by Scarano Brothers Shipyard in Albany, New York using modern materials and construction methods and was launched in 1996. The original Friendship was built in Salem, Massachusetts by Enos Briggs at his shipyard […]