Melissa Stacey learned to love Marblehead and all its history and foibles from her grandfather and she has spun that passion into a business, Discover Marblehead, aimed at passing that love along.
When Stacey was growing up she would come to Marblehead every summer to stay with her grandparents, Donald and Mary Stacey. As the local postmaster, a member of the Board of Selectman and the board of the Marblehead Historical Society, Donald Stacey went out of his way to ensure that his young granddaughter shared his love of the town and its quirks, even down to the 18 public rights of way that the Selectmen walked once a year.
We can’t think of summer in Marblehead without thinking about the Festival of Arts. For over 50 years, the festival has been a celebration of all things art related, attracting incredible artists from near and far. Whether you enjoy film, music, writing, painting, photography, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Marblehead is a community bursting with arts and culture and it’s wonderful to be able to celebrate that on such a grand scale every year. We appreciate all the hard work the volunteers and board members do to create such an amazing event. A lot of time and dedication, all year round, goes into making the Festival of Arts the great success it is!
The 2019 festival runs from July 4th – July 7th. To learn more about all of the events happening around town during the week of the festival, go to our culture page – https://discovermhd.com/culture/
This amazing town of ours has so many people who do generous things for others. That’s why we love the “Hometown Hero” article written by Keri Snook in last week’s Marblehead Reporter! Read about these “Best Buddies” and their Marblehead High School Junior Prom – Hometown Hero Article
Don’t you just love a great looking sticker? We do! And we’re pretty excited about our new Discover Marblehead bumper stickers! Best of all, we love driving around Marblehead and seeing our stickers on the back of cars!
You know you want one! Here are a few options to purchase one (or two):