Phil Scannell is looking for some info-
Last week we took a boat ride up the Annisquam and after passing Rust Island we spoke of and Island on our left as we header to Ipswich Bay with lots of small cottages and did not see anyone, one of our passengers said that there were no utility’s on that Island and you can only get there by boat – Is this Island called Pierce Island ? and what is the story and or history of it Thanks hope all is well .
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I did find this a bit interesting on Pearce -Merchant-Durneys Island I spoke to Gene at Dory shop he told me originally he heard it was once owned by one Family and the Island was given to Pearce after the civil war by President Lincoln for something he had done. that’s as far as I have gone so far. Best
Sheila Hurst has some nice things to say-
Good Morning Joey: Thank you for every day making my day with Good Morning Gloucester.
P.S. I’m one of those dreaded “summer” people and miss Gloucester terribly when our family isn’t there.
THE CAPE ANN YMCA CELEBRATES NATIONAL
“LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL” WITH A FLASH MOB
The 14th Annual National Rally for Afterschool Programs
Children, parents and community members will join together at a “Lights On Afterschool” flash mob event at the Cape Ann YMCA on October 17 at 4:15 to celebrate the achievements of afterschool students and draw attention to the need for more quality afterschool programs to serve the millions of children nationwide who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon.
To further spotlight the “Lights On Afterschool” initiative, kids and staff at Cape Ann YMCA afterschool programs at each Gloucester and Rockport elementary school will also show off their flash mob skills with dance moves to today’s hottest songs.
Cape Ann Executive Director Tim Flaherty said, “Lights On Afterschool celebrates the remarkable work being done by students who attend our afterschool programs and is a powerful reminder that afterschool programs keep children safe, inspire them to learn and relieve working parents of worries about how their children spend their afternoons.”
In every Gloucester and Rockport elementary school, the Cape Ann Y offers quality, affordable licensed care where kids learn values and skills taught by caring adults. There are also a variety of clubs that appeal to every kid’s interest: Block Buster Lego, drama, clay animation, No Cook Cooking, Fit Club, swimming, sports, reading club and many more. The programs run from the closing school bell until 6:00pm Monday through Friday and are open on holidays, school vacations and half days. The Y is the trusted choice for hundreds of Cape Ann families. Financial aid is available for those families in need. For more program information, contact Brian Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Massachusetts, according to America After 3PM data released by the Afterschool Alliance in 2009, 18% of school-age children are in afterschool programs, while 26% are unsupervised in the afternoons and another 13% are in the care of brothers and sisters. According to the survey, the parents of 36% of children in the state who are not already in an afterschool program would enroll their children in one, if a program were available to them—an indication of the considerable unmet demand for afterschool programs in the state. For more survey results, visit www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM.cfm.
Your $20 Donation to support the Meetinghouse
Green Iniatives is Appreciated, but not Required
Info @ http://www.GloucesterUU.org
Advance Ticket Registration: http://www.MaritimeGloucester.org
Please Join us for a Reception to follow in the Meetinghouse Vestry
downstairs, with Exhibits & Green Refreshments
Christine Leveilee submits-
Washington, DC trip fundraising Bake Sale
O’Maley 8th grade students held a bake sale at Market Basket in Gloucester on Saturday, October 5th. The community response was tremendous, and the bake sale was a great success. A second bake sale is planned for October 19th at the same location.
The Gloucester Education Foundation held its annual Celebration last Friday evening, October 5, at the North Shore Arts Association. We had a great turnout–about 170 friends and supporters showed up to celebrate GEF’s work on behalf of the Gloucester Public School District.
Since its beginning back in 2005, GEF has generated $2.7 million in support to benefit the District. On hand to speak to the crowd were GEF President Maggie Rosa; Dr. Richard Safier, Superintendent of the Gloucester Public School District; and Courtney Richardson, Director of Education at the Cape Ann Museum, who spoke about a new collaboration between GEF, the Museum and the schools.
Heidi Dallin was there with her drama students from Gloucester Stage, all of whom generously volunteered their time to help serve the guests. Two of them, Jordan Westling, who is a student at Gloucester High, and Talia DeWolfe, who is at the O’Maley Innovation Middle School, also took turns at the podium to address the audience about their experiences in GEF-funded programs.
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Hi Joey –
The PR for Gloucester team at Warner Communications has introduced a Gloucester business to the 700,000+ monthly readers of Parade.com – Rebecca Wallace and her Main Street business, The Well for Integrative Medicine, are featured in Resuscitate and Repair Your Summer-Parched Skin, Part 1! We’re delighted to see the inclusion of hyperlinks to The Well’s website – and especially the mention of their location in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Best, Ariane Doud