Latest Stories, Events, Activities, Camps & Recipes

Reid's Ride is a annual fundraiser to help young adults with cancer!
Reid's Ride is a true North Shore event where participants travel at their own pace along the town and country roads of Essex County to travel from Lynnfield to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  This annual fundraiser ride is 28 miles and is perfect for all ages and abilities because it's not a race, its a ride, and participants are encouraged to ride according to their ability. At the end of the ride, participants are greeted with food, refreshements, music and prizes! Register before May 1st and save $25 on the registration fee!
Location: Lynnfield High School, Stage Fort Park
Free family events all summer north of Boston, Northshore, Cape Ann
The Highland Street Foundation invites Massachusetts residents and tourists to visit designated cultural attractions every Friday this summer with free admission. You do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy!
The vegetable your child tolerates today may be old news tomorrow. Their eating habits are unpredictable and that’s normal. Your eating habits and the way you speak about food, however, are major influences in forming their life-long habits. It’s important to teach children that you eat to fuel your body and your brain. Marit Pywell, RDN, CDE, a nutritionist at Anna Jaques Hospital, shared 7 habits that will have you feeling great while leaving a lasting impression on the kids. Prepare your meal schedule and the meals for your family with these tips in mind.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Center
Nancy Jones of Salisbury will never forget December 4, 2015 at 12:04. “Everything froze – my thoughts, my emotions. I felt like I was watching a movie.” Doctor: “How are you doing?”   Nancy: “You tell me.” Doctor:  “Nancy, we found cancer.” Nancy was talking to Peter Hartmann, MD, FACS, Medical Director of the Gerrish Breast Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital, which is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Center
A simple itch revealed a strange lump in Annemarie Morris’s breast. Annemarie wasn’t in the habit of performing monthly self-breast exams though she was diligent about having routine mammograms
and visiting her gynecologist. Like many women who don’t have a family history of breast cancer, she wasn’t concerned about her risk. Though she did consult with her husband in the morning and together they decided she would call her gynecologist, Dr. Susan C. Newhouse at Women’s Health Care. Annemarie was seen the same day and scheduled for an ultrasound that afternoon. The next day, she had a mammogram and biopsy. “All of this was completed within two days from my initial phone call,” explained Annemarie. “I didn’t worry over the weekend. I’m a pretty optimistic person. I didn’t consider that I could have a cancerous tumor.
I figured that worst case scenario it was a cyst and I may need surgery.”
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Breast Care Team and Center
Anna Jaques Hospital Brings Women’s Health to the Forefront Invests $1.5 Million in Breast Health Technology and Earns Prestigious Certification from American College of Surgeons When it comes down to it, women often let their health take a backseat. Routine health care needs, such as breast exams, often get lost in the crazy shuffle of caring for your families, working, managing the kids busy schedules and everything in between. At Anna Jaques, the caregivers want to make it easy for you to stay on schedule with routine mammograms. Early detection is critical to survival. To stay ahead of breast cancer, it is important to assess and manage your personal risk.
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital
Little Harbor BoatHouse Youth Standup Paddle & Kayak Camp
Little Harbor Boathouse Standup Paddle Board & Kayak Camp offers variety and flexibility for varied skills and water conditions. Games, relays, board/boat swapping, capsize and rescue, piano keys & more build human-powered water sport skills, balance, confidence & friendships! We operate when weather or safety calls us off-water: our staff, equipment and facility are safety & program ready. All skill levels are invited: there’s an awesome group & adventure every day for everyone! 3 WEEK CAMPS & ONE WEEK SESSIONS! For Girls and Boys ages 8 -14. ENROLL On-Line TODAY
Location: Little Harbor Boathouse
Anna Jaques Hospital Nutrition
From Farm to Table: Making A Farmer’s Market Meal There’s something almost magical about a Farmers Market…the atmosphere, the anticipation of seeing which delicious and nutritious foods are available, and the promise of whipping up an amazing farm-fresh meal when you get home. Seasonal fruits and veggies as well as specialty foods such as breads, cheese and pasta are often available at area markets. You can create simple meals rich in flavor like the one-pot veggie pasta recipe below. Anna Jaques proudly supports The Newburyport Farmers’ Market year-round. Visit for upcoming dates and locations.  
Location: Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport Farmers Market
Summer Programs at Brookwood School in Manchester Massachusetts!
Summer at Brookwood is a coeducational summer camp for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through grade nine. Summer at Brookwood creates a fun and supportive environment in which students thrive in athletics, enrichment and the arts. Kids develop friendships, the body, the mind and the imagination. Our summer camp staff - many of them Brookwood teachers, coaches, and alumni - are 100% committed to fostering a fun, safe, and exciting environment for your child.
Location: Brookwood School
YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps
Friends, Fun & Summer Sun - YMCA of the North Shore Summer Camps Build friendships and memories to last a lifetime! YMCA of the North Shore camps offer a variety of experiences for children of all ages.