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The Essex Cemetery Department is requesting that family members and friends who have placed artificial flowers, wreaths, baskets, etc. on graves in the Spring Street Cemetery remove them or have them removed by April 22. Any remaining after this date will be collected by the department and held for a short time and then disposed of. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
‘Howl at the Moon’
Woodman’s celebrates 25 years of giving with a “Howl at the Moon” event Friday, April 5, in the Essex Room. The evening starts off with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by Dueling Pianos at 7 p.m. Cost is $25 per guest. Proceeds benefit the Mr. & Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund. Visit www.howlatthemoon.com.
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce offers free small-business counseling at its office at 33 Commercial St., Gloucester, on the first and third Thursday of the month. Anyone starting a business can make an appointment with a representative from the Small Business Development Center of Salem State College. Call 978-283-1601 or email email@example.com.
Donations are being accepted for the Neil G. Ramsden Academic Achievement Award — a memorial award given by the teachers of Essex Elementary School to Essex high school seniors who graduated from EES, and are enrolling in at least a two-year program of study. The award is based on academic achievement, citizenship and service. Donations may be made to Essex Elementary School with “Achievement Award” on the memo line, c/o Susan Hardy, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story St., Essex, MA 01929.