, Gloucester, MA

Top Stories

July 29, 2013

Celebrating Magnolia

Street fair boosts cultural center project

A week after downtown Gloucester hosted its first Block Party of the summer season — and the weekend before the annual Sidewalk Bazaar returns the focus to the downtown area later this week — one of Gloucester’s villages held a street fair all its own on Saturday.

The event was Old Magnolia Day and Craft Fair, which included the closing of Magnolia’s Lexington Avenue to motor vehicular traffic for some seven hours Saturday, so residents and visitors alike could check out the food, crafts of local artists — and soak up some of the village’s heritage in the process.

Most importantly, the celebration was for a good cause.

Beyond celebrating Magnolia, it also served as a fund-raiser to support the Magnolia Historical Society’s project of restoring the old Blynman School building into the Magnolia Historical Museum and Cultural Center.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Top Stories

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
AP Video
Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion