North Shore Bloggers Consortium Picks of the Week

Week three of  the North Shore Blogger Consortium Weekend Picks from the North Shore Blogger Consortium.

These picks feature each blogger’s very top cultural picks of things to do whether it be a museum exhibit, restaurant opening, sporting event, festival or anything that the individual blogger feels would be a great way to spend the weekend.

Week three

Get to your planning…


5thjoy is a blog about the things that make life shimmer: Food, Fashion, Feathering the Nest and whatever glinting Flotsam floats our way.

Click Here For Abby Cahill O’Brien’s Fifth Joy Weekend Picks

Food For Thought- Heather Atwood

As a painter and writer, Heather Atwood spent a lot of time waiting on tables in great restaurants. While struggling with color and line, she was also learning how to roast a great chicken, and what it means to balance textures in a dish. She’s been interested in good food ever since. Married, the mother of two daughters, Heather now lives in Rockport, Mass. and is the food columnist for the Gloucester Daily Times. She is featured regularly in Taste of the Times videos and her writing can also be seen in the Wednesday food section of the Times.

Click here for Heather Atwood’s Weekend Picks

Good Morning Gloucester brings you the best of Gloucester MA and surrounding communities. From the docks to the restaurants, the sporting fields to the art scene and anything in between, if it’s happening in Gloucester it’s generally covered on GMG.

Click here for Joey’s weekend picks

Looking for some food, fun, and culture in your own backyard this weekend?  Here are my picks for the weekend of October 7 through 10, 2010:

Author Night with David Wroblewski

Best-selling novelist David Wroblewski will speak Thursday evening, October 7, at 7:30 in the Performing Arts Center at The Governor’s Academy.

Wroblewski is the author of “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” which was listed on the New York Times best-seller list soon after it was published in June 2008. It was also selected by Oprah Winfrey as an Oprah’s Book Club choice in September 2008.  “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” is a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” set in rural Wisconsin.

Wroblewski’s lecture is free and open to the public.  After the presentation, there will be a book-signing, and light refreshments will be served.

The Performing Arts Center is located in the last building on the campus main road, Elm Street, off Route 1, Byfield, MA  01922.  For visitor information see or call 978-465-1763.

Newburyport Art Association 2010 Members’ Fall Juried Show

The fall members’ show features Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, Mixed Media,
Photography & Digital Arts and runs from October 8 through October 31.  Artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 7-9 pm.  Juror for the exhibit is Ron Crusan, Director,
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME.

Set along Newburyport’s picturesque waterfront, and just steps from its center, the NAA’s historic 1795 brick building houses three galleries – Sam Sargent, Mildred Hartson and Laura Coombs Hills – that are open year-round to the general public. NAA galleries offer art for sale through a wide variety of art exhibitions, special events and convert into studio/classroom space for our art education program.

Gallery Hours are Mon. – Sat. 11am – 5pm , 
Sun. 1 – 5pm.

Newburyport Art Association
is located at 65 Water Street,
Newburyport, MA 01950.

Call 978-465-8769 or visit for information and directions.

Pied Potter Hamelin’s Magical Potter’s Wheel

This one and a half hour performance on Saturday, October 9 will include discussions of pottery making techniques and Massachusetts pottery history with storytelling, and will feature the history of Amesbury and Newburyport pottery.

The unique demonstration has been featured in over 200 venues since 1985. Mr. Hamelin is a red ware potter and is recognized as a “Keeper of Tradition” by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and by the Directory of Traditional American Crafts, annually published by Early American Life Magazine.

Please visit to learn more about this program and Hamelin’s pottery. All ages are invited.  Program takes place at The Bartlett Museum, Main St. Amesbury
from 1:00 PM
- 2:30 PM.

Newburyport Chowder Festival

Love chowder?  Newburyport serves up its first Chowder Festival Saturday, October 9 along the waterfront on the back lawn of the Custom House Maritime Museum at 25 Water Street.  Between noon and 4 p.m. the public is invited to sample a tasting of local chowders and vote on their favorite.

Admission is $6. Check in at the Custom House Maritime Museum.  Proceeds will benefit the maritime museum and future festivals.

The Two Palaverers are the husband and wife team of Rob and Laura Ciampa, two passionate New Englanders who have spent decades exploring the highways and byways of New England in search of regional character, culture and cuisine. Their goal is to recognize the people, places and things that exemplify the character of New England. Join them as they palaver about New England.

Click Here For The Weekend Picks From The Two Palaverers

At its core, is a place to find out what’s happening in Lynn. It features an events calendar, local weather, arts and events coverage, photo galleries, complete City Council videos, letters to the editor and more.

Click here are for editor Seth Albaum’s picks for the weekend


Greater Newburyport Today is your online guide to the wide range of activities and events occurring within the Greater Newburyport region of coastal Massachusetts, including the surrounding New Hampshire seacoast and the Ipswich/Essex and Cape Ann regions of the North Shore.

Click Here For Greater Newburyport Today Weekend Picks


North Shore Dish is your guide to restaurants and all things food related on the North Shore. Whether it’s gourmet dining or a hole-in-the-wall, if these gals have tasted it, they’ll dish up the inside scoop.

The Dish Will be back with their picks next week.


Orchid Grey is a daily style blog written by one motivated lady: a Boston based stylist, visual merchandiser, and photographer.

Julie will be contributing her weekend picks next week.