Category Family History

Rebooting the Family Business 0

Here’s a fine reminiscence, typical of the corporate culture that had been passed to the next generation: “There was a guy who’d had an impoverished childhood and years ago he worked at the Pool,” says a family friend. “One day someone saw him take money from the till and reported it. Deckie’s response was to […]

The Lobster Trap 0

  “Milkman.” “Troll.” “Shirl.” These were just a few of the nicknames, provided by Larry Woodman and his sidekicks, J. B. Amero and Dana Muise, of those who frequented the Trap, which is how locals referred to the once-legendary drinking establishment beneath The Essex Room. As Doug Woodman observed, after the Bunghole Lounge was closed, […]

The “Original” American Game 0

Since the first one was held in Bath, Maine, on July 4, 1849, the fire muster is considered to be this nation’s oldest team sport, and after its acquisition in 1880, Hand Pumper Number 2 (whose motto is “We Will Try”) has played many a starring role on behalf of the hometown team. With Essex […]

The Puzzle Masters 0

Considering the perishability of live seafood, ordering “product” at Woodman’s is a complex undertaking. First the restaurant and any number of clambakes require their specific allotments of clams, fresh lobsters, mussels, and other victuals, then there’s the Top Deck, The Essex Room, and other venues to consider. While responsibility for ordering most product is now […]

100 Years of Recipes – Seafood Recipe Book 0

    Woodman’s is one of the best places in New England, and the country, to get fresh, delicious seafood. They’ve shared their secrets in a new seafood recipe book, called "100 Years of Recipes." Enjoy making Woodman’s signature seafood dishes for your own family. Katlyn Graham:  Hello. I am Katlyn Graham, here with Maureen […]

A Wedding Does More than Join 2 People. It joins families! 0

I know I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about Woodman’s of Essex, not in a bad way but not in the way that makes Google happy. I would argue that while I have spent much of my time talking about the Woodman’s as individuals who make up a family that makes […]

Mother’s Day Appreciation 0

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without Mothers? I mean besides the obvious ways. When you look at the world on a global scale, everything bad that happens in the world can usually be traced back to lack of a mother’s love and everything good that happens in the world is […]

Mother’s day and Memorial Day Weekend Plans with Woodman’s 0

As school is personally coming to its yearly end, I find myself, once again, excited and hopeful for the comforts of warm, relaxing summer months ahead.  As the seasons noticeably change around us here in New England, many families and people will begin to look forward to their summer plans in attempts to find relaxation […]

Family Is, As Family Does 0

I went to a fundraiser last Friday night for the Mr. and Mrs. L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship Fund. It was held at The Essex Room at Woodman’s. Woodman’s has been around for 100 years and the Essex Room (known also as the Function Hall, or the Hall, or out back) for nearly half that time. […]

Family Time with Woodman’s of Essex 0

As Easter weekend approaches, many people are hectically trying to organize their dining plans that can accommodate all of the family.  In fact, as recent history shows, Woodman’s of Essex has worked its way into many families’ dinner plans for Easter.  This Sunday, Woodman’s will be glad to serve all the families that come to […]