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July 13, 2013

Rockport Rambles: Castle open house on Pigeon Cove

Rockport Rambles

Pigeon Cove is a home to many people in Rockport, but it also houses an old castle, according to the Sandy Bay Historical Society.

Folklore tells us that it fishermen could see this stately building from afar, and referred to it as a castle. In reality, it is a fine example of an early American home, built around 1715, with a fascinating story to tell and many artifacts on display.

The Sandy Bay Historical Society will be hosting a free open house, with refreshments, at this historic home at the corner of Granite and Curtis streets Today from 2 to 4 p.m.

Library hosting book sale

The Friends of the Rockport Library have three sales a year, all are a major source of fund-raising to support the library, and one three-day event is set for next week.

Next Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyone is invited to browse for novels, mysteries, history, crafts, children’s books and much more. Most hardbacks priced at $1.50, most paperbacks at 50 cents or 3 for a $1.00, trade backs at $1.00 each, and selected high quality editions at special prices.

Their sale will continue Sunday, July 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., with a preview sale for members next Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The sale is held on the second floor of the Rockport Public Library at 17 School Street.

Kids invited to Vacation Bible School

The First Baptist Church of Rockport invites all area elementary aged students to its free Vacation Bible School “Colossal Coaster World”.

In this amusement park themed summer camp, kids will play games, learn music, make crafts, meet new friends, experience dramas, taste snacks and learn Bible stories.

The event takes place from this Sunday through next Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit or call 978-546-6121.

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