Boating Safety by US Coast Guard in Ipswich

First the bad news - in New England 2016, there were 164 boating injuries and 37 boating fatalities – shocking statistics by any measure.

The good news – a primary goal for the US Coast Guard Auxiliary is to reduce this toll - a key element of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary mission is a focus on Recreational Boating Safety.  We provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the basics to the advanced.  Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.  

ABS - this beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Within this course, subjects range from a basic boating introduction through safety equipment, typical problems, trailering, fishing, navigation, river boating and boating laws.*

Starting June 19, this course will be delivered in 4 * 2 hour Monday evening classes – right now there are still a few places available at $50 / per person.  If you would like to register, 

– contact Justin Wright at uscg.aux.ipswich.ma@gmail.com

  *  For more course information http://www.cgaux.org/boatinged/classes/2011/abs.php
 **  For the Ipswich Bay Yacht Club location flyer click here
***  For more information on USCG Auxiliary http://www.cgaux.org/

Ipswich - Local Color & Crane Beach Color Blast & Ipswich's Favorite Home Art Contest All-In-One Weekend!


Local Color; Spring’s answer to Autumn’s Illumination. Saturday, April 29, Downtown Ipswich & Riverwalk

2-5 p.m. Family Friendly Events & Activities

Mandala coloring station and art gallery featuring masterpieces by Ipswich elementary students. Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice and free raffle for water color by local artist Kathy Gallant. Windhill Realty - 16 Market Street

FANtastic SpinArt: Add paint to a spinning fan motor with the blades removed to create a colorful and unique design on a paper plate.

ColorForms: People can create their own magnetic design for display on the Ipswich ReCreation trailer, a concept that imitates the vinyl, re-stickable playset made famous in the 1950s. 

Three Ring SpiroGraph Circus: Produce a series of geometric shapes that combine to form a creative design. Once the Spirograph is made, it will be turned in to a button for people to wear for the day. 

LightBright - In the spirit of the classic game of the same name, patrons will create their own peg art on an oversized board which will be backlit to reveal their design.

Paper Chain: Make paper chain links in one long continuous community paper chain. The world record for longest paper chain is 15 miles, so while Ipswich might not get there, Bates feels it is a lofty goal to set. 

Jackson Pollock Public Painting Party: Pollack, a famous abstract painter from the 1940s and 1950s, became fascinated with the paint residue on his drop cloth, in essence the unintentional painting created while painting. A giant drop cloth will be set up on the River Walk so the community can create its own Pollack splatter painting by splashing whatever color they choose anywhere, anyhow on the surface.

Name of the Game is Color Mixing: Combine different paints to create a unique color. People will name their color, and Tedford’s will have a contest to see which color is purchased the most over the coming year 

Ipswich Soda Pop Taste Testing: Kids can try all the wonderfully pigmented soft drinks created by the Ipswich Brewing Company and vote for their favorite.

Flower the Footbridge: a giant rainbow balloon arch created by Ipswich Flowers will welcome people to the River Walk. 

The following events are, all within walking distance of the River Walk:

Mandala coloring station and art gallery: featuring masterpieces by Ipswich elementary students. Cast your vote for Viewer’s Choice and free raffle for water color by local artist Kathy Gallant. Windhill Realty - 16 Market Street

High Spirits & Robin Eggs: 12 dozen plastic blue robin eggs will be scattered around the statue “High Spirits” located on the North Green. Each egg will be filled with a scroll of poetry and small bag of wildflower seeds. People are encouraged to toss the seeds into local fields so that when the flowers bloom, bursts of color will pop up throughout town.

Dow Arts Block Printing: Create a block printing project in the style of Arthur Wesley Dow at the Zodiac Paint Store. Dow was an influential painter who owned an art school in late 19th century Ipswich and influenced such talents as Georgia O’Keefe. 

Color Me Beautiful: Betsy Frost Design provides face painting for the kids and offers a discount on all of her most colorful items in the store. In addition, Green Elephant Toys is having a sale on kites to bring to Sunday’s color blast at Crane’s Beach. 

Pop Culture at Nostos Boutique: Superhero-themed coloring pages for the kids and make-you-own comic book for the adults. 

Mid-Century Color: Lauren XXX, owner of Be Modern, is giving an informal lecture about the unique color styles of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Her showroom has been rearranged to demonstrate the styles of each decade. 

Ipswich Train Exhibit: “The Railroad in Ipswich” train display will be in its final weekend. The model is a scaled replica of the train and tracks that brought people and industry to Ipswich in 1914, and the exhibit features pictures and information about the railroad and the town in that time.  

The following are performances that will take place on and around the River Walk on Saturday:

Crane Beach Color Blast Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m.

The Om Drum Circle will provide the rhythm for the day. 

Beach Bonfire, bring and fly a kites, blow bubbles, hoola hoops


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Introducing! Andrea Della Valle!

All of us are very excited to welcome Andrea to our team! Andrea, a self-proclaimed "real estate junkie", brings an intense desire to combine her natural inclination to help people with her varied career skillset, the wealth of knowledge now by her side with team Windhill, and her excitement to be finally pursuing one of her dreams! You might recognize her from Doyon or Winthrop Elementary, Sullivan Insurance, Open Doors events, FRIES, or even Fidelity!  Get to know Andrea Della Valle by reading her full profile here


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57 South Main Street in Ipswich, MA - Oh the History!

57 South Main Street Ipswich MAPinkies up! Thank you Gordon Harris for keeping history alive. We are currently marketing some commercial space in a building recenlty purchased by one of our clients, 57 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA. Turns out, this location is steeped (pun intended) in tea room history. Check out Gordon's fascinating Stories From Ipswich and read about the former Ipswich Mills Tea House.


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Gallons of Paint Turned Artists & Easels! Creative Space Opens in Ipswich MA

Bob Ross would be proud! Gallons of paint have become artists and easels! It was such a joy to see creativity happening in this beautiful downtown Ipswich, Market Street space that has long been vacant. There will be classes taught by local artists! What an exciting addition to our downtown. Read the full story from Wicked Local here.


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Windhill's Annual Art Contest - 2017

Ipswich Kids! It's that time again! Find your favorite "house" in Ipswich (it can even be your own) and get creative! All mediums accepted, 8.5x11 preferred. This is a perfect project for April school vacation. Drop your artwork at our office, along with the registration form below, no later than Saturday, April 29th. Keep an eye on our facebook page for your masterpieces! Stay tuned for details on this year's Viewer's Choice voting opportunity and gallery showing held in conjunction with the Local Color and Crane Beach Color Blast weekend!

Ipswich, MA Home Sales

That House Sold for What? Ipswich, MA Home Sales in 2016! 
Wondering what your house is worth? Give us a call! It's confidential & complimentary!

  Single Family      
5 Mulholland Drive Ipswich, MA $525,000 $534,500
7 Capeview Ipswich, MA $799,999 $800,000
63 Clark Road Ipswich, MA $385,000 $385,000
82 Town Farm Rd Ipswich, MA $574,900 $575,400
3 Burton Rd Ipswich, MA $675,000 $635,000
61 The Fairways Ipswich, MA $799,900 $765,000
416 Linebrook Rd Ipswich, MA $374,900 $364,900
20 James Road Ipswich, MA $349,900 $393,837
4 Post Road Lane Ipswich, MA $799,999 $795,000
24 Plains Rd Ipswich, MA $499,000 $480,000
14 Alamo Road Ipswich, MA $750,000 $690,000
3 Spring St Ipswich, MA $485,000 $455,000
24 Clark Road Ipswich, MA $595,000 $595,000
3 Stage Hill Road Ipswich, MA $425,000 $400,000
7 Old Essex Rd Ipswich, MA $335,000 $325,000
4 Maple Ave Ipswich, MA $532,500 $520,000
10 Lafayette Rd Ipswich, MA $379,000 $365,000
3 Turkey Shore Road Ipswich, MA $799,000 $845,000
1 Riverside Dr Ipswich, MA $475,000 $475,000
4 Appleton Park Ipswich, MA $247,000 $197,000
9 Pleasant Street Ipswich, MA $374,900 $368,500
19 Hawk Hill Lane Ipswich, MA $979,000 $939,000
20 Howe St Ipswich, MA $369,900 $355,000
57 North Main St Ipswich, MA $950,000 $945,000
55 Farley Ave Ipswich, MA $725,000 $728,000
29 Lafayette Rd Ipswich, MA $499,000 $480,000
20 Lakemans Ln Ipswich, MA $439,000 $430,000
6 Stone Hill Drive Ipswich, MA $399,000 $399,000
25 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA $465,000 $465,000
29 Choate Ln Ipswich, MA $699,900 $679,000
331 High Street Ipswich, MA $369,000 $369,000
38 Topsfield Rd Ipswich, MA $390,000 $400,000
12 North Ridge Road Ipswich, MA $1,695,000 $1,520,000
4 Appleton Park Ipswich, MA $254,900 $245,000
24 Howe Street Ipswich, MA $389,000 $400,000
10 County Street Ipswich, MA $649,000 $645,000
8 Stonebridge Ipswich, MA $1,124,900 $1,105,000
160 Linebrook Road Ipswich, MA $649,900 $627,500
19 Skytop Road Ipswich, MA $559,000 $547,500
19 Stage Hill Rd Ipswich, MA $499,900 $485,000
13 2Nd St Ipswich, MA $309,000 $298,900
10 Choate Ln Ipswich, MA $629,000 $629,000
208 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA $1,950,000 $1,850,000
231 High Street Ipswich, MA $515,000 $485,000
240 Linebrook Rd Ipswich, MA $679,900 $705,000
46 Argilla Rd Ipswich, MA $699,900 $685,000
10-12 Pleasant Street Ipswich, MA $439,000 $450,000
55 Town Farm Road Ipswich, MA $269,999 $220,000
41 Pineswamp Road Ipswich, MA $325,000 $275,000
41 North Ridge Road Ipswich, MA $225,000 $200,000
2 Central Street #17 Ipswich, MA $200,000 $192,000
21 South Main Street #1 Ipswich, MA $139,000 $136,000
3-5 Soffron Lane Ipswich, MA $135,000 $135,000
29 Summer St Ipswich, MA $289,900 $285,000
400 Colonial Dr #61 Ipswich, MA $187,500 $170,000
11 Soffron Ln Ipswich, MA $268,900 $265,000
7 Soffron Ln Ipswich, MA $269,000 $265,000
38 Kimball Ave #17 Ipswich, MA $299,900 $296,000
23 S Main St #7 Ipswich, MA $305,000 $305,000
8 Broadway #2 Ipswich, MA $153,900 $140,000
29 Summer St  #14 Ipswich, MA $329,500 $319,500
38 River Point Dr #9 Ipswich, MA $449,000 $449,500
68 County Road  #4 Ipswich, MA $224,900 $223,000
25 South Main Street #1 Ipswich, MA $174,900 $160,000
401 Colonial Drive #19 Ipswich, MA $299,900 $299,900
13 New Mill Place Ipswich, MA $365,000 $361,000
200 Colonial Dr Ipswich, MA $187,500 $190,000
16 Appleton Park #G3 Ipswich, MA $145,000 $145,000
31 Mount Pleasant Ave #3 Ipswich, MA $274,900 $280,000


All data collected from MLSPIN 1/1/16-5/11/16