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Guinea Heritage Association to honor Eldridge Cook

The Guinea Heritage Association is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the C.B. Rowe and Son General Store with a series of public events throughout the year.

The store opening in 1920 at the corner of Guinea and Mark Pine roads in Bena, has been transformed by the GHA into the Buck’s Store Museum.

The anniversary events are being held to showcase the people of the Guinea area of Gloucester, their culture and heritage. During January, events included a showing of the movie “They Live in Guinea” and a presentation of 1960s Guinea in photographs. These events, and last weekend’s Super Bowl Pork Butt fundraiser have been successful, according to GHA board member W. Keith Belvin.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, the GHA will host “A Tribute to Mr. Cook.” Graham Blake will present a program honoring the memory of Eldridge N. Cook, who was the owner of Cook’s Oyster and Seafood Company for more than 70 years. He passed away in 2014.

In addition to running a highly successful seafood busine...

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