Newburyport Magazine, out today in subscriber’s Newburyport Daily News, has a ‘Parting Shot’ of The Pink House, along with a great story by Lisa Powis of Newbury, MA.
The essay is testament to the many times we each may think “there’s nothing to see…” this article encourages you to go out anyway, because you never know until you get there what wonders you’ll find. In this case it was a raptor who flew to perch on the chimney of the Pink House - the highest viewpoint point for miles around.
Imagine what it looks like from inside the cupola - with it’s 360 degrees of uninterrupted views during sunrises, sunsets, high tides, storms, snows, rising moons and under the stars with very little light from any other source.
In a word, it’s MAGICAL!
You can also grab the issue at Jabberwocky Books in the Tannery on Water Street in Newubryport, MA.
Written by Kelly Page and Rochelle Joseph, Support the Pink House Board Members.
Wowsa! How can we thank the 100% of Newbury establishments on Plum Island for participating in the second annual Newbury Town Day yesterday? It's just another example of how truly wonderful this community is. All of them are owned and operated by locals — neighbors and friends. And because The Pink House could not participate like they can, each were kind enough to embrace a Pink House theme to what they offered: activities, discounts, special drinks and menu items.
Our social media is filled with videos and photos of Saturday's events, but for now, we just want to send all that love back to them. Please come on out to visit one of the more special parts of New England, give them your business, recommend them to friends and visitors, go on Trip Advisor, Google Maps, Yelp, etc to give them a great review, and follow them and participate on their social media.
Here's that list:
The Sunset Club
The Beach Coma
The Cottage Creamery
The Cottage and Surf Shop
Plum Island Provisions
Surfland Bait and Tackle
Ice Queens Plum Island
Mad Martha's Island Cafe
The Plum Island Grille
It takes a village to keep the unique charm and history of our area alive — a big reason we all have chosen to live here, and why so many who drive out to see The Pink House continue on to Plum Island to eat, drink, shop, rent and stay and enjoy the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge!
Enjoy The Pink House Art Show, featuring photographs and paintings from local artists at the Plum Island Beachcoma this Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm! Sip their special Pink House cocktail and indulge in “The Pink House Plate Special” – Peppered Tuna Tacos - while you take in over 25 pieces featured local artists. The Coma is located at 23 Plum Island Blvd, on Plum Island in Newbury, MA.
The Pink House Art Show is being organized and curated by artist Kelly Page, who just so happens to be a Pink House board member! Forgive us for bragging about her, but she is incredibly devoted to the community mission to save and restore the iconic Pink House , and through her own photography and work with the Newburyport Art Association, happens to be uniquely qualified!
The event is part of the second annual Newbury Town Day, which offers tons of fun activities and eats for every interest and age, area wide! Visit their website to plan your day and download your digital map.
There are some incredible pieces for you to view- and if you see one you need to make your own, they are available for purchase.**
Featured Artists are: Alan Bull, Anthony Ricardo, Biff Bouse, Bob Pecchina, Chris Robinson, Christine Molitor-Johnson, David Ten Eyck, Delia Williams, Dru Davidson, Garima Parakh, Georgette Mcdonagh, Kale Baker, Kathy Colbert, Keith Vigs, Kelly Page, Kristine Biegel, Laureen Maher, Leslie Scott-Lysan, Lisa Arcomano , Manuel Hernandez, Marie Sapienza, Shane Taylor, Shannon Mack, , Stoney Stone, Suzanne DeGeorge, Tina Rawson.
So please plan to come visit the show and give your business to the Plum Island Beachcoma for being such a great community venue and always being so supportive of The Pink House!
PS: We're thrilled to feature artists and craftspeople who have been inspired by the iconic Pink House on the way to Plum Island - but please also visit the Open Artists' Studios at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 11 to 2 p.m..
** This is not a PH fundraiser, though some have generously offered to donate from their sales.
It's no secret that The Pink House is widely loved by this region - and in the time we have worked so hard behind the scenes with owners the US Fish and Wildlife Service to secure a solution for refurbishment under a perpetual preservation restriction, awareness has only grown. The message is, The Pink House is here to stay.
It's YOU - The Pink House supporters - who nominated it in 2022 and 2023, and who voted for it to win the Best of The North Shore award both years.
THANK YOU for being a tangible show of how many still love and believe in the house.
And for reminding us that the people on whose behalf Support The Pink House formed and has given countless hours volunteering for in our endless journey toward a solution, are still there. . It has been a long journey as we have worked without fail for over 7 years on solution after solution, talking to everyone, doing everything asked of us by Fish and Widlife, by politicians, and land swap organizations... and when things changed or fell through at the 11th hour, as they have we just kept looking for the next solution, kept everyone else going till we could try again... because we remembered we were fighting for you. Because of all of you that we never gave up!