[Posted on Apr 27, 2016 | 411 views]
Haley Poulson, at left, was one of the hostesses who greeted visitors Saturday at The River House, the home of her aunt and uncle, Ted and Brownie Bartley. The home was one of three featured on the local Historic Garden Week Tour. Photo by Kim Robins
Hostess Pat Dickey and an arrangement of lilies, tulips and fruit greeted visitors to Sweetwater in the butler’s pantry. Photo by Kim Robins
Hostess Joyce Neville, at right, helped visitors identify blooms in the rooftop raised beds at The Heath House. Photo by Kim Robins
Hostess June James, center, pointed out items in a kitchen arrangement at The River House during the Historic Garden Week Tour. Photo by Kim Robins
Flowers at Sweetwater. Photo by Kim Robins
The view from the balcony at the Heath House. Photo by Kim Robins
Flowers at the Heath House. Photo by Kim Robins
Teri McMenemy, at left, and Sherry Haught of Gloucester paused from touring for a riverside picnic lunch at The River House. Photo by Kim Robins
 
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Storm damages lower Gloucester

Photo: Tidemill Road resident Alice West stands next to the roof that was lifted off her backyard patio during Friday’s strong storm, just missing her house. A large tree next to her home was also uprooted, causing minor damage. Photo by Quinton Sheppard
Some of the strongest winds throughout the entire area were felt at Gloucester Point and Hayes.

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Emergency closure approved for fishery

Speckled trout season will be closed during March, maybe longer

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Schools, sheriff need more money in coming year

Board agrees to refinance 2006 school bond issue

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