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The Essex National Heritage Commission has launched the redesign of its website, www.essexheritage.org, to provide visitors, members and partner organizations with more relevant, easy-to-find information on historic, cultural and natural resources in Essex County. The site features an updated look, enhanced features, easier navigation, updated information on sites throughout Essex County, more search options, more highlights from the region’s historic, cultural and natural sites and numerous resources for residents and visitors. An updated Essex Coastal Scenic Byway website at www.CoastalByway.org features sites along the 85-mile state-designated Coastal Byway.
The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum will hold a fundraising yard sale of household items Saturday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Items include glass, china, table ware, kitchen ware, rugs, pictures, cushions, small pieces of furniture (no stuffed sofas or chairs), lamps and lampshades, ornaments, linen, books, jewelry, toys, garden implements and furniture, electrical appliances (no microwaves, televisions or humidifiers); and shipyard equipment and tools, including marine machinery, metal working, hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, heavy machinery, bicycles and most else. All donations are welcome. Drop off times at the museum admissions center, 66 Main St. are: May 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 14, 7 to 8 p.m.; May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.; and May 18, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Call 978-768-7541.