Monthly Archives: April 2009

Chickity Check It- Council On Aging Auction

THE FRIENDS OF THE GLOUCESTER COUNCIL ON AGING is holding an on-line Auction that will end this Saturday, April. 4, at 9am. Our goal this year is to raise funds to support programs of the Gloucester Council on Aging. We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items!

Here is the online auction- http://friendsgcoa.cmarket.com  

Thanks very much!!!

Good Eggs- Things To Do- Cleaning Crew

Got this message from Donna Ardizzone-

Hi All:

One Hour at a Time:

Date:                 Saturday, April 4, 2009

Time:                08:00 AM

Where:              St. Peters’ Square

Please bring gloves and looking forward to seeing all

Thanks

That’s all it said.  So I sent an email back to Donna asking here what the heck was going on.

She replied-

Hi Joey;

It started with Bob Gillis, Ed the House Doctor, Tony, Precision Roofing, myself and we just decided to do it and start cleaning rather than wait for the city to do it.  Patti Amaral helps as often as she can.  Some weeks we have quite few people.  I send out the emails and we all decide what she be taken care of next.

A bunch of us decided to clean the streets every Saturday morning for an hour.  Pick up trash, cigarette butts, etc.  We go to Main Street and then the next week the BLVD, Good Harbor, etc.  wherever we see an issue..  It works really well and people come up to us and thank us and I think that if people see people keeping their city clean it is catchy.  Maybe you could mention on Good Morning Gloucester, thanks and also did you get to see Barbara’s window with the wedding dresses.  Amazing…

Take care and hope to see you around town.

Donna

So if you are around and feel like lending a hand, swing on down to St Peters’ Square at 8:00AM April 4th and have at it.

Great Band at Elliott’s Friday Night

Friday night at Elliott’s, 1 Main St., Gloucester,  Mike O’Connell and the Backstabbers play at 8:30 – 11:30 or so.

Jay Aptt and Mike O'Connell

Jay Aptt and Mike O'Connell

If you like the Allman Bros., Tom Petty, ZZ Top, The Band, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, you will love this band.

With Jay Aptt (Tonekat) and Mike on guitar and vocals, Cliff Spencer on Hammond B3 and piano, Bob Vabulas on bass and Frosty Padgett on drums, this band keeps everyone up and dancing. This is one of my favorites!

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Seeking Adult Volunteers

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is looking for docents to help interpret Fitting Out, the center’s new exhibit premiering in the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery in May 2009.

Fitting Out focuses on the waterfront industries that supported the local fishing fleet at the dawn of the 20th century.

Volunteers will participate in a five-week orientation and enrichment program running in April and May. Specific dates are yet to be determined. Information sessions will be held  April 4, at 10 a.m. To register, contact Mary Kay Taylor at 978-281-0470 or mktaylor@gloucestermaritimecenter.org.

Urban Renewal Photos From Frank Ciolino

I had forgotten all about the seafood store that was located where Lee’s is now.  What else can you see that is different from the recent picture?

There are more.  I’ll keep posting these comparison photo’s till I’m all out throughout the next couple of weeks.