Community Stuff 4/12/14
Would you pass by an abandoned, days-old kitten left in a dumpster?
Would you ignore a homeless and pregnant dog looking to you for help?
Of course not!…You’d do what you could to save these helpless and innocent creatures. Here at Cape Ann Animal Aid, we feel the same way.
Springtime is a season for growth, new beginnings, and in the animal kingdom…new life. This spring, we will meet many pregnant and newborn animals that will need help to stay warm and full, be healthy, and thrive. Your gift today will help animals like these.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP ANIMALS
Your donation will help animals in need like Gizmo and Rocket…
Your donation will ensure that every animal we care for is comfortable, healthy, and spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Your gift of any size is your answer to the plea from dogs and cats looking for compassion and care this spring.
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HISTORIC GILLNETTER LAUNCHES RESTORATION CAMPAIGN
Vessel Phyllis A fished from Gloucester for 75 years
[Gloucester, MA * March 31, 2014]––Gloucester’s oldest fishing vessel is entering its next stage of restoration, and some folks are planning a big party to celebrate.
On Sunday, April 13th at 6:30pm, at the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester, The Phyllis A. Marine Association (PAMA) launches their fundraising campaign, via the online platform Indiegogo. The party is free to the public and will feature light refreshments and a fishing-related video-and-slide show.
“We are passionately dedicated to restoring this historic vessel,” said Doug Parsons, President of PAMA, “the Phyllis A is an irreplaceable representation of an important era in Gloucester’s 400-year fishing history.”
Built in 1925, the Phyllis A is a 58’ gillnet fishing vessel. For 75 years, she was owned, operated, and maintained by the Arnold family of Gloucester. Many Gloucester fishermen got their start aboard her.
“She was my home since I was 10 years old,” reminisced Richard Arnold, former Captain, referring to his first fishing trip. “She has always been part of my family. Lois [Richard's wife] would say she still is.” Captain Arnold will be at the party to enlighten guests with his wonderful stories.
Albert Arnold was one of a group of men, known locally as the “Michigan Bears,” who brought gill-net fishing from the Great Lakes to Gloucester. In 2000, the Phyllis A was likely the oldest working fishing vessel in New England. Alvin Arnold, then 90, remembered the day he and his father went to Kennebunkport to take delivery. He, along with his two living brothers and sister, Phyllis, hoped to see the Phyllis A preserved as an example of their way of making a living from the sea, so future generations may learn from her.
The Phyllis A. Marine Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in 2006, topromote the history of gillnetting in Gloucester, Massachusetts through the display and preservation of the fishing vessel Phyllis A.
PAMA is setting out to raise $20,000 via Indiegogo and direct, tax-deductible donations to their 501(c)3. This stage of funding aids in completing the stern restoration, currently underway. 2015 will see the restoration of the bow, the fo’c’sle, and returning the boat to its mid-1900’s configuration. While restoration continues, PAMA is developing educational programs and participating in various harbor activities, ultimately fulfilling the Arnold children’s vision.
“We look forward to seeing many people on April 13th, and discussing our exciting plans,” added Parsons.
To help PAMA, in their effort to revive a part of Gloucester’s fishing history, visit their website at http://www.Phyllis-A.org for more information.
I hope this message finds you well, attached I have included a press release about the Magnolia Historical Society’s upcoming Spring Art Show this weekend at the Little Red Schoolhouse, Blynman School at 46 Magnolia Avenue in Magnolia, all the details are attached.
Thank you for your wonderful news service, any questions just email or call. Again, much appreciated, Cathie Hull, Treasurer, Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Avenue, Magnolia MA 01930
Hello Joey and what a wonderful morning it is. Spring has sprung. I was hoping that we can do something for Earth Day again. It is April 26th 9-12 at Stage Fort Park again. Bring fresh fruits and veggies for the Food Pantry and this year we have received free pansies from Wolf Hill so every child will get a pansy, Fantastic huh. Anyway April 19th. is Sidewalk Sweeping Day look for ads from the Building Center. Anyway figured that we could do a video if you have the time. Also I am not receiving your blog from the 4th on what’s up? Any who, thanks and have a great day. Oh Clean City Initiative has a Facebook page now, fantastic! Patti Amaral Clean City Initiative/”Light Up Mattos”
What a beautiful day today!
Please post this Opening Reception for our new Show on Saturday, hope you can come and have a glass of wine – you might want to add:
Phyllis Feld and Charleen Onanian, Gloucester artists among the 14 award winning artists in the co-op.
Thanks for ALL that you do,
Haskell Street, Gl.
We invite you to stop by to see our new
Spring Show…and perhaps win a painting!
Reception: Sat., April 12, 5 – 8pm
Show starts Friday, April 11 and runs through June 6.
Win a beautiful painting from one of our talented artists as part of our season celebration. The painting, “Plum Island Moon” has been donated by Linda Jo Nielsen a long standing member of the gallery.
Addison Gilbert Hospital’s “Senior Supper Club” May 13
Addison Gilbert Hospital “Senior Supper Club” is available to Rockport and Gloucester seniors 65 years of age or older.
The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month through October at 4:30 p.m. The next dinner will be held on
May 13th at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester. A hot nutritious complimentary dinner will be provided by the Cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital followed by a speaker.
Gloucester seniors are asked to contact Lucy Sheehan, Director, Rose Baker Senior Center at 978 281-9765, extension 22. Rockport seniors are asked to contact Diane Bertolino, Director, Rockport Senor Center at 978-546-257. Seating is limited.
At the May 13th program, Shirley Conway, RN, Director, Geriatric Initiatives Lahey Health and Management, Senior Adult Unit, Addison Gilbert Hospital, will speak on “Caring for Hospitalized Elders.”
This program is hosted by Addison Gilbert Hospital and Unidine, in partnership with the Gloucester Police Department and the Rockport and Gloucester Senior Centers.
After a long, hard winter, sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
“Leading Ladies” – A Comedy by Ken Ludwig / ‘English girls are a whole ‘nother thing.’ Fri. 4/11 and Sat. 4/12 & 8 pm, Sun 4/13 @ 3 pm. At the Gloucester Stage.
Register today for our fun and educational April vacation week programs! Click below for full info and registration.
PreK – 1st Grade, 10:30-11:30, Parents/Guardians Required, $10 for non-members, $7 for members
Monday, April 21: Brilliant Bubbles
Is it possible to make a square bubble? What about a giant bubble, large enough to stand in? Throughout this fun and interactive program, children will create a variety of bubbles in different shapes and colors. They’ll make their own bubble paintings to take home, and we’ll learn about how certain aquatic creatures use bubbles to help them survive.
Wednesday, April 23: Stick Puppets Aquariums
Create your own felt aquarium! Children will learn about marine environments as they make an ocean backdrop full of sand and seaweed. Afterwards, we’ll add our own sea creature stick puppets as we learn about the amazing marine animals from Massachusetts and beyond.
Friday, April 25: Seahorses and Seadragons
Is a seahorse is a fish? How does a seadragon hide? What seahorse-like creature lives in Gloucester Harbor? We’ll learn all about seahorses and their relatives as we create our own colorful seahorses and leafy seadragons. Through the story Mister Seahorse, we’ll learn all about camouflaged creatures.
2nd-5th Grade, 1:00-3:00 Drop-Off Programs, $15 for non-members, $10 for members
Monday, April 21: Sandcastle Sculptures
Sandcastles are always fun to build, but they disappear with the change of the tide. During this fun activity, you can make a permanent sandcastle without even going to the beach! Using a unique sand mixture, we’ll build permanent sandcastles and other permanent sand sculptures. Children will add shells and other decorations, and can even take their sandcastles home!
Wednesday, April 23: Frozen Crystals
Do you want to build a snowflake? With salt and ice, we’ll create a variety of ice sculptures using colorful frozen shapes! Through various experiments, we’ll also explore how crystal structures form. We’ll also make a special salt crystal mixture so children can grow their own crystal snowflakes at home.
Friday, April 25: Build It and Break It
What’s the biggest structure you can build using toothpicks and styrofoam? Can you construct a sturdy fort from newspaper? What’s the heaviest thing a bendy straw structure can support? Using a variety of materials, we’ll build and test (and inevitably break!) several types of structures during this fun engineering program!
Addison Gilbert Hospital Job Fair
Tuesday April 15, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Longan Room (located inside the Washington Street entrance)
298 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Per-diem, Part-time and Full-time positions available at Addison Gilbert Hospital
Food Service Workers
For a complete listing of open positions please visit our website:
Could you please alert people that there is a public hearing, on April 22 at the City Hall, regarding dogs on the beach, during the winter
We dog owners have had the privilege of exercising our dogs on the beach for more than 10 years.
There is a proposal to severely restrict the off leash time at the beach in the off-season. I am urging dog owners to write a letter to the city clerk or plan to attend the public hearing on April 22.
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Robert G McKown
hief of Police Leonard Campanello and Lt. John McCarthy speak at
Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Senior Supper Club
Cindy Cafasso Donaldson greet (L) Lt. John McCarthy and Chief of Police Leonard Campanello, Gloucester Police Department, who spoke at the Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Senior Supper on April 8th. Both Lt. McCarthy and Chief Campanello spoke about a variety of programs within the Gloucester Police Department and programs that citizens may become involved in.
The Senior Supper program is hosted by Addison Gilbert Hospital and Unidine, in partnership with the Gloucester Police Department and the Rockport and Gloucester Senior Centers. The program is available to Rockport and Gloucester seniors 65 years of age or older.
The next dinner will be held on May 13th at Addison Gilbert Hospital. A hot nutritious complimentary dinner is provided by the Cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital followed by a speaker. Speaker on May 13th will be
Shirley Conway, RN, Director, Geriatric Initiatives Lahey Health and Management, Senior Adult Unit, Addison Gilbert Hospital, will speak on “Caring for Hospitalized Elders.”
To register for the May 13th dinner, Gloucester seniors are asked to contact Lucy Sheehan, Director, Rose Baker Senior Center at 978 281-9765, extension 22. Rockport seniors are asked to contact Diane Bertolino, Director, Rockport Senor Center at 978-546-2573.