, Gloucester, MA

August 7, 2012

Business Briefcase

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Driving school

takes off


Student drivers get door-to-door pick-up and drop-off when they sign-up for classes at the newly launched Scatterday’s Driving School.

Operating out of 85 Eastern Ave., Gloucester, Scatterday’s offers a complete driver education plan for teens as well as private lessons and custom services — from refresher lessons to road test preparation— for all ages, says Rockport resident and founder David Scatterday,

“We’re known for the special attention we give to nervous people and senior citizens,” said Scatterday, in a prepared statement. “We are professional teachers, licensed and registered by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Whether you are a new driver, or just want to sharpen your skills, we will work with you to teach you everything you need to know to be a safe driver.”

Classes are held monthly, and the school offers accelerated, one week classes during the summer. When school is in session, there a two-week class for 10 nights. The next 5-day course runs from Aug. 20 to 24, with classes running from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All students must have a learner’s permit and be 15 years of age.

“We will work with you to teach you everything you need to know to be a safe driver,” said Scatterday, with a big emphasis on safety, which adds Scatterday, “is our No. 1 priority.

For information, call 978-282-8205 or visit

Farm growing produce, beef

Rockport’s Seaview Farm Boarding Stables, has this month expanded its inventory to include farm-raised beef at its general store, 38 South St., which also sells fresh, farm-produced fruits and vegetables.

Established in 1838 as a dairy farm, Seaview has, since the 1970s, operated as a full -service boarding stable offering riding lessons by certified instructors. Its recent venture into offering fresh farm produce and beef marks something of a return to its original origins, but its equestrian operations will continue as usual, under the direction of Kenneth Charles Lane, the seventh generation in the Lane family to work the farm. For more information, visit

Chamber’s summer networker cruises

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is hosting two after-hours business networking cruises this month; the first, on Aug. 15, onboard an Essex River charter cruise, departing 35 Dodge St. in Essex at at 5 p.m., returning by 7 p.m.; the second, a businesswomen’s sunset sail on Aug. 21, onboard the schooner Thomas E. Lannon, departing Seven Seas Wharf, 63 Rogers St. in Gloucester, at 6 p.m., and returning by 8 p.m. For information orreservations, call Tim Burton at 978-283-1601, or email

Send us your business news We want to publish news about your business -- new contracts, new hires, promotions and events that are open to the public -- on our Business pages. Send a brief notice with the basics. Please be clear about the person's connection to Cape Ann. Include the name and phone number of someone we can call if we have questions. Send your news by e-mail to; by fax to 978-282-4397; or by mail to: Business Briefcase, Gloucester Daily Times, 36 Whittemore St., Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information, call 978-283-7000 x3457.