Shop opens window on world crafts

World's Hands,a new retail shop, has burst onto Main Street's fashion front with colorful, light-weight cottons that are proving a hit with beach-bound crowds of all ages.

Opened last spring, the shop's window displays of handcrafts are a head-turner at its 130 Main Street address. Among the wearable woven Andean highlands crafts are bracelets, accessories, bags, and a whole range of colorful cold-weather wear for children. From India and Asia come appliques and embroideries. From the rain forests of Columbia, beaded necklaces, bracelets and belts. And from North America, Native American dream catchers.

The shop's owner, Rumi Cachimuel, is a native Equadorian musician better known on Boston's music scene as a multi-instrumentalist member of Yarina, a traditional Andean music and dance group.

Cachimuel and his wife Marietta, a vocalist with Yarina, have modeled their new Gloucester shop on a similar shop Cachimuel had owned and operated in Boston. The couple, who are co-managing the shop as well as their musical careers, may be reached at:

Resident joins Pampered Chef

Gloucester resident Paul F. Franklin has joined The Pampered Chef, a direct seller of cooking and entertainment tools.

Raised in Rockport, Franklin worked in the kitchens of Bearskin Neck, the Yankee Clipper Inn and the White Mountains. This professional experience will be asset when he offers demonstrations to show people how to cook at home easily and afford ably, offering recipe that costs about $2 for serving.

Franklin is also a full-time real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Gloucester. He lives in Gloucester with his wife and two yung sons.

Business womens' sunset sail Aug. 9

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host its business womens' summer sail onboard the schooner Thomas E. Lannon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., departing from Seven Seas Wharf at 63 Rogers St., Gloucester.

The business womens' steering committee will meet Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in the chamber conference room. For more information, contact Sharon Bragg at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, 978-283-1601.


The board of directors of HAWC, Healing Abuse Working for Change, a nonprofit agency focused on domestic violence, has elected new officers for two-year terms: Stephen Feron, president; Sue Harris, vice president; Carole Ganz, secretary; and Leslie Jorgensen, treasurer.

North Shore Bank will serve as the signature event sponsor for Citizens for Adequate Housing's largest annual fundraiser, "Raising the Roof," and will largely support the event's planning costs.

The auction and gala will support the Peabody nonprofit's mission to fight family homelessness on the North Shore. The bank has branches in Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers and Middleton.

Two nonprofit organizations, CAB Health and Recovery Services and CAB Health and Education Services, have merged to create Northeast Behavioral Health, which will provide outpatient, residential, emergency, and school- and community-based services for children, adults and families on Cape Ann, the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley.

The agency has 1,500 staff members and an operating budget of $73 million.

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