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Photos from grand opening celebration

After years of planning and partnering, a new Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Information Desk has been added inside the already wonderful Salem National Park Service Visitor Center.

From the press release:

“The new partnership between Essex Heritage and the National Park Service will provide the Visitor Center’s 375,000 annual visitors with information about attractions, destinations, restaurants, resources and more in Salem and throughout Essex County.”

Katherine and Ryan will be managing this important hub. Prior to this post they worked for 6 years at the Visitor Center. Bonus: they live on the North Shore, and they both grew up on the North Shore. They are excited to join Essex National Heritage.

The screen behind the desk featured several images from each Cape Ann town and many others.  Opening remarks from: Superintendent Michael Quijano-West of the National Parks; Annie Harris, CEO for Essex National Heritage; Josh Basseches from the Peabody Essex Museum; and Mayor of Salem, Kim Driscoll. Event photos here:

Community Stuff 9/23/14

What’s Happening at GHS 9/22/14

We just finished Spirit week, from the 15th to the 19th and all would be surprised at how our students perceived their grandparents dress. We saw lots of canes, a few walkers and lots of polyester, buts lots of fun had by all. The week culminated with the Pep Rally on Friday

The PSAT’s will be offered at GHS on October 15, 2014 for all juniors and any sophomores who may be interested. This practice opportunity for the SAT’s is a wonderful time to begin thinking about the entire college application and acceptance process. To register for the PSAT, a payment of $22 (cash only) may be deposited with Mrs. Mondello before school, during lunch or after school.

Gloucester U will be offering Credit Recovery options for any students that may need to recover any credits to ensure their graduation within a four year timeline. Any interested students or parents may contact the Guidance Department for further registration information, or register at the GHS homepage under the Gloucester U heading or directly to the website at

Hard to believe but Progress Reports will be coming home October 3, 2014. Time is flying by already! Parents may register on the Gloucester High School Website Homepage for access to their Iparent accounts.

The Health Fair will be in the Field House on Thursday October 2, for all of our students to attend

and learn about the latest medical information and services available within the community.

A complete listing of all the GHS clubs and  Sports is available on the GHS website but a few of our most popular include Human Rights Initiative, the Comic Book Club, Anime, Drama Club, Chess Club, Interact, Environmental Club, Film Club, Model UN, Photo Club and Robotics. Club meetings are slowly getting started and will be announced daily, check the announcements and join your friends after school.

The Guidance Counselors will begin meeting with all seniors within the next few weeks to ensure all of the planning and preparation of last year is progressing on target and make any changes or modifications to their college and career plans.

Guidance Department 978-281-9874
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Temple Ahavat Achim has just recently installed custom-made Eternal Lights aka “Nir Tamids”. The artist who created them is Claude Riedel.

The installation has happened just in time for the High Holy Days.
We invite the community to join us for the Rosh Hashanah services this week on the following days to enjoy the services and to marvel at our new Eternal Lights:

- Wednesday, September 24th at 7 pm (Erev Rosh Hashanah)

- Thursday, September 25th at 9 am (First Day of Rosh Hashanah)

- Friday, September 26th at 9 am (Second Day of Rosh Hashanah)

Our services are open to all. TAA has never issued tickets and we proudly continue our open door policy. Unaffiliated individuals and families are encouraged to attend any of our services. Our congregation is truly a “Jewel of the North Shore”. Please invite your friends and neighbors to pray and study with us, to share our work of Tikkun Olam (“Healing the World”) and to help TAA continue to be a strong vibrant center of Jewish Life.

And here is the story that Claude Riedel wrote about the Lights:
I am inspired by the Kabbalistic description of the source of light (G-d) as radiating from a “primary mystic center”  in ever expanding layers of radiant translucence.  I feel comforted by the permanence of the “source” and inspired by the ever expanding facets of that light as it shines on and fills us all.  In the telling of the 16th century Kabbalist, Isaac Luria, god created the world : “By forming vessels of light to hold the Divine Light.  But as G-d poured the Light into the vessels, they catastrophically shattered, tumbling down toward the realm of matter.  Thus, our world consists of countless shards of the original vessels entrapping sparks of the Divine Light.” Tikkun Olam releases that energy into our world.
My own history resonates with these images as my Grandfather was taken away to Buchenwald on the Night of Broken Glass – Kristalnacht – and my work is an effort to take some of those shards and make them into something whole and holy.
This community  has been sustained and devastated  by  the water of the sea.   Your shul has been  shattered  by fire and and now rejuvenated.  The Nir Tamids I have  have been blessed to offer you are of that spirit. 
In your prayers and meditation let the comfort of the eternal light remind and inspire you to light  and tend to the Nir Tamid in your own heart from generation to generation:
bringing light to darkness, openness instead of concealment, to study rather than blind faith, to clarity versus mystery.  May each of us be in touch with our own internal Devine light and share it with the world in peace. 
Claude Riedel

Celebrating 25 Years of success in the fight against HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C on the North Shore

North Shore Health Project’s 25th Anniversary Gala and Concert

The North Shore Health Project is celebrating its 25th year as a leading agency on the North Shore dedicated to helping people infected with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C with a fundraiser featuring an unforgettable evening of music and more at the Shalin Liu Music Performance Center in Rockport, MA on Friday, October 17th  at 8PM. Featuring nationally renowned contemporary folk singers Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson as well as local singer/songwriters including Allen Estes, Brian Alex (Entrain), Marina Evans and a special surprise guest, it is sure to be a stellar night of entertainment and celebration.

Founded in 1988 by a group of Cape Ann citizens concerned by the devastating effects of the growing AIDS crisis, the Health Project’s services expanded in 2005 to include Hepatitis C, a direct response to that growing epidemic. Located in Gloucester, it offers medical case management, holistic support services, nutritional programming, peer support and more to over 130 residents from all over Essex County.  It remains an independent grassroots agency dedicated to helping people with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C get the medical attention they need, as well as offering other supportive services to ensure that they are well equipped to manage their overall health while living with a chronic disease.

“The North Shore Health Project has offered a broad range of services to residents of Cape Ann and beyond for 25 years. Its services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client with an emphasis on holistic supports which, combined with strong physician collaboration, ensure that clients are empowered to maintain optimal health,” says Board President Donald Maier, MD. “This important milestone is a perfect time to celebrate the great success of the Health Project.”

Tickets are $75(VIP) and $50(GA) and are available at www.shalinliu/north-shore-health-project. The VIP tickets include preferred seating, a champagne reception beginning at 6PM with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as well as a special raffle. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.  Please call or email Susan Gould Coviello at 978-283-0101, for more information about the celebration, as well as information about the Health Project.

Seacoast News October 2014

Thanks to the Friends of Seacoast the residents at Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center enjoy marvelous entertainment and events.
The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, holiday gifts, supplies and community outings.

We are looking forward to many events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including The Magnificent Mummy Musical by the Big Smile Entertainment Company, weekly Musical Entertainment by outstanding performers including the Honky Tonk Women, Dinner Theater with catered foods from local restaurants, Community Outings and more…

The Friends of Seacoast are grateful for the donations and the gifts received in honor of loved ones.

The Friends of Seacoast Holiday Fair is scheduled for Saturday November 22nd,
9:00AM-1:00 PM. This special event will include professional vendors, a cookie walk, white elephant sales and a raffle. Vendor space is available $25 per table. Anyone interested in participating in this event please contact Alison Cox @ 978-283-0300.

The next Friends of Seacoast meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Our next scheduled events with the Cape Ann Museam CAM connection program will be a Art tour and painting session at the North Shore Art Association and a tour of the newly renovated Cape Ann Museam.


VOTE 2014 MA State Election
Information Registration and Voting Dates
October 17th Last Day to Register General Election
November 6th General Election
Voter registration forms and absentee ballot application are located in the main lobby
Residents in need of assistance please see Alison Cox, Activity Director

The Taste of Cape Ann Returns to Cruiseport Gloucester on October 9th

The Taste of Cape Ann Returns to Cruiseport Gloucester on October 9th

The most delicious fundraiser of the year is nearly here – it’s time to get your ticket. Last year’s event included nearly three dozen food and beverage purveyors and nearly 300 guests!

The Cape Ann YMCA’s 6th Annual “Taste of Cape Ann” returns to Cruiseport Gloucester  on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6-9PM. The event features the best of Cape Ann eateries offering food, wine and spirits for one $25 ticket price with the proceeds of ticket sales going to support Cape Ann YMCA Teen Service Trips to New Orleans, Navajo Nation and Nicaragua. 

The service trips empower local youth to spend a week working in communities hit by environmental and economic devastation.  Teens participate in learning modules before and after traveling on school break to offer hands-on aid in areas of great need.  The New Orleans Mission, now in its 4th year, originated as a Cape Ann trip but has generated enough interest to cause its expansion to include youth throughout the North Shore YMCA system two years ago and prompted the addition of the Nicaragua trip in 2013, and the Navajo Nation trip in 2014.

October 9, 2014 at 6:00pm
Taste of Cape Ann
Cruiseport Gloucester, MA

Link for Tickets:


For information on Teen Programming at the Cape Ann YMCA contact Rick Doucette at or 978-283-0470

Fisherman Finds Exhausted Bald Eagle At Sea, Gives Him A Lift To Shore

Sarah Anne (@GreenEyedJedi)
9/22/14, 7:34 PM

Fisherman Finds Exhausted Bald Eagle At Sea, Gives Him A Lift To Shore via @dodo

GloucesterCast With Guests Kim Smith, Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 09/21/14

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Topics Include: The effervescent Toby Pett and Mr Grumpypants Kim Smith, Block Party Kudos, Sefathia, Mark McDonough Valerie Markeley, Block Party Review, Gianni Gallo, Rome TV based in where else but Gloucester MA, Mercedes Flavin and Paolo Laboa and The Space at Alchemy, J Pace, The Big Dig, The Format For The 100th Podcast, Holy Cow, Burnham’s Field, John McElhenny, Steve Winslow, Melissa Cox, Mayor Kirk, The Ward 2 Move, Richardson’s Ice Cream, Appleton Farms, Gloucester Daily Times Website Redesign, Arizona’s Stupid Motorist Law, Israel Horowitz’ My Old Lady Playing At Cape Ann Community Cinema, House Of Games, Lindsay Crouse, Adam Horowitz and The Beastie Boys, Rob Newton From Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Prototype For Kim’s Butterfly Screening Audience, Kim Smith Butterfly Movie On PBS, Send Kim Your Monarch Butterfly Sightings, , Eastern Point Lit House Kumbaya Moment, Duckworth Book Series The Secret Life Of Bees, NFL Football Food Menu, Against Football: A Reluctant Manifesto, The Hard Core Liberal Car and Ron Gilson’s 10 Cent Trade In, Live On Boats Being Sold In Favor Of Cheap Housing, SmallHouseBliss, Send In Your Football Day Food Pictures

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Rocky Neck Art Colony Appoints Executive Director

Rocky Neck Art Colony Appoints Executive Director


Suzanne Gilbert Lee has been appointed by the board of trustees to the newly created position of executive director of the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). Gilbert Lee, a native of Gloucester, comes to the art colony following a long history of arts administration, most recently as festivals coordinator for Historic New England headquartered in Boston. As former gallery director at North Shore Arts Association, Gilbert Lee is well suited to handle the growing management needs of the expanding RNAC, that until very recently operated solely as a volunteer-run organization. The acquisition of the Cultural Center building on Wonson Street has created the opportunity for a wide variety of events, programs and rentals in addition to exhibition space requiring hands-on management.

Gilbert Lee is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BA in journalism and a graduate certificate in theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is home office of the RNAC, the official Welcome Center for Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District and hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Cultural Center is open on Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM from September to May or by appointment. Please phone 978 515-7004.

The Center accommodates 60 to 100 people and is fully handicapped accessible. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public.

Suzanne Gilbert Lee RNAC

Timothy Wilson Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“…the intrigue of existence would be purposeless without the element of the ineffable.”

Timothy Wilson (198?-     ) From Quantum Art Review (as is the bio below.)

Timothy was born and raised in rural Maine. Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design he enrolled briefly at the Grand Central Academy before moving back to Maine to work as a creative designer for a clothing company. Not long after, he decided to leave the portence of a successful career and pursue a life as a frustrated painter. In November he will be undertaking a two month Fellowship in the Hudson Valley courtesy of the Art Students League. Timothy keeps his studio in Portland, Maine where he occasionally cat sits for his sister’s purebred Persian. His solo exhibition at the Steven Amedee Gallery in New York City opens in October.

Greg Bover

With thanks to Nick Bover

Essex Living History Tour in the Ancient Essex Burial Ground.

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The Ancient Burial Ground in the village of Chebacco Parish (now Essex) came back to life this past
weekend. On Sunday afternoon, visitors had the opportunity to experience the burial ground and see
life in the 1700’s to the middle 1800’s through the eyes of some of its prominent citizens and even
one infamous one.  The graveyard dates back to 1681. Among those buried there are two of the town’s
earliest ministers, many shipbuilders and veterans of the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War,
War of 1812 and Civil War.
The tour started with Emma Frances Burnham portrayed by her relative Becky Axelrod wearing an
authentic Civil War period dress owned by one of her ancestors.  Becky also showed guests the Hearse
House, built more than 170 years ago, which holds the town’s original victorian hearse, purchased
in 1861.  Also in the Hearse House is an early sleigh hearse and two holding boxes that predate the
practice of embalming.  At that time, block ice was used to preserve the body of the deceased until
burial.  In all, there are 374 headstones in the Ancient Burial Ground, the oldest ones dating back to the
beginning of the 1700’s.
Then guests met Barry O’Brien who, as Reverend Robert Crowell, introduced the story of the town’s
infamous Grave Robberies. The minister shared his famous sermon, given in 1818, when the empty
caskets of the victims were reburied in a common grave located under the Hearse House.  Next thing,
David Gabor who had been lurking behind the building came out of the shadows, shovel in hand. He
was the town’s doctor Thomas Sewall, accused of stealing eight bodies from the Ancient Cemetery to
be used for anatomical study. Then appeared Kerry Breeze aka Sally Andrews, a young patient of Dr.
Sewall’s. Sparks flew. The fact that Dr. Sewall was fined a pittance, asked to leave Essex and the State
only to become a world renowned author on anatomy left guests wondering whether the science and
knowledge gained through the robberies were worth the anguish of the families.
Guests then met Alan Budreau who as Reverend John Cleveland spoke of his ministery in Chebacco,
and his Chaplaincy in the French and Indian War and in the Revolutionary War. 
This year’s tour included a new character, the famous Madame Varney, portrayed by her 10th
granddaughter, Laura Doyle.  Madame Varney and a few of her women friends orchestrated the
building of Chebacco’s first meetinghouse in 1677. When the town fathers of Ipswich forbade the “men
of Chebacco” from raising a meetinghouse, the woman of the parish took charge and enlisted the help
of men of Wenham, Gloucester and Manchester. Technically speaking, they were outside the ban. 
The volunteers arrived from all over and the meetinghouse was up in one day! (Becky Axelrod is also
related to Madame Varney).
Mark Nelson was the Reverend John Wise, who became the town’s first minister in 1683. He served as
a regimental chaplain during the French and Indian War, and was well known for speaking out against
taxation without representation more than a half century before the Revolutionary War.
Jim Witham portrayed Skipper Wesley Burnham, who was a navigator and ships captain. He served
in the militia during the Revolutionary War and witnessed the surrender of General Burgoyne at
Saratoga.  He spoke to guests about events leading up to the Revolutionary War including the Stamp
Act and Tea Act. He also spoke of the militia and the role they played during the war and shared
stories of his days as a privateer.  One of Skipper Wesley Burnham’s great uncles was Jim’s 8th great
Guests departed by way of the museum to visit the collection and have refreshments. Throughout
the tour guests were treated to music played by Tom Duff on his tenor penny whistle.  Jenny
Stephens, Liz Guerin and Sue Harrington assisted with ticket collection. Diana Hughes Maria
Burnham, Mary Wilhelm and Barbara Spyropulos led the guests on their tour of the Ancient Burial
Ground.  Len Burgess chronicled the event by taking photographs. 
Story by Jim Witham and Laura Doyle

Skipper Dave Marciano of FV Hard Merchandise visits ENHA tour at Cape Pond Ice

Celebrity NatGeo Skipper Dave Marciano of FV Hard Merchandise stopped by Cape Pond during our ENHA Trails & Sails Saturday morning tour, to sign autographs and settle up his ice bill – he’d been by earlier with the boat – and also to model a Wicked Tuna / Wicked Ice t-shirt, which we traded for a fresh blue fin tuna steak…. — with Dave Marciano.


There’s a new Humpback Whale at Cape Pond Ice on Gloucester’s inner harbor – if you didn’t see one today out on a Gloucester whale watch, than come tomorrow, Sunday, or next Friday, Saturday or Sunday, for our free ENHA Trails & Sails Icehouse tours. Master Ice Sculptor Donald Chapelle of Brilliant Ice Sculpture is carving a “pod” of Humpbacks for our ice sculpture display, a smaller scale version of his life-size sculpture done in 2007 for Boston’s First Night…. and the first whale has definitely arrived, in all his fluking glory.

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Cape Pond ice

Community Stuff 9/21/14

There will be a reception for local artist, Anita Johnson, on Saturday, September 27, at  BankGloucester at 160 Main Street, Gloucester.  You can meet the artist in the bank’s lobby between 11:00 and 1:00, and enjoy light refreshments. Anita’s paintings include scenes of New England and Italy, still-life’s, and portraits.  Her work will be on view until Nov. 8th.

Off Stackyard Road


Gloucester maritime culture to be featured at New Bedford ’s Working Waterfront Festival

Master boat builder Harold Burnham to bring Pinky Schooner ArdelleHarold Burnham

Gloucester ’s maritime culture will be well represented at New Bedford ’s 2014 Working Waterfront Festival. A celebration of the commercial fishing industry, the free festival takes place on the working piers of New Bedford ’ historic waterfront on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. 

The Pinky Schooner Ardelle, designed and built by master shipwright Harold Burnham, will be at the event on Sunday.  Pinky Schooners were a common type of fishing vessel that sailed out of Cape Ann harbors from the early eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. Burnham bears a family name that is virtually synonymous with Essex , the birthplace of approximately 4,000 schooners. He is the 28th Burnham to operate a shipyard in Essex since 1819. Growing up in a family of shipbuilders in a town where shipbuilding is a tradition handed down over the generations, Harold has learned the traditional techniques of his forebears, carving out a place in history as a master designer, shipwright, and sailmaker.  He twice has been a recipient of a Traditional Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and was the 2012 recipient of a National Heritage Award, the highest honor bestowed on traditional artists.

Gloucester based author JoeAnn Hart will be signing copies of Float at the Festival Bookstore on Saturday from 1:30-2:00. The novel is a wry tale of financial desperation, conceptual art, insanity, infertility, seagulls, marital crisis, jellyfish, organized crime, and the plight of a plastic-filled ocean.  Essex based musician and children’s author Daisy Nell will read from her latest book Moxie and the Whale aboard Schooner Ernestina on Sunday at 11:30. Ernestina was originally the Effie M. Morrissey, a Gloucester built Grand Banks fishing schooner.  She will also read The Stowaway Mouse on the deck of the Schooner Ardelle from 2:30-3:00 about a mouse who sneaks on board as the Burnham Boatyard launches a new schooner.

Angela Sanfilippo, President of the Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association will represent the Port of Gloucester as a cook in the Seafood Throwdown which takes place on Sunday at 3:30.  She will compete against Vera Carvalho, representing the Port of New Bedford . The two cooks will compete to create a winning seafood dish using a surprise local seafood ingredient which is revealed to them at the event.  The Seafood Throwdown is a collaboration between the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and the Working Waterfront Festival.

The Working Waterfront Festival is a project of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA, a non-profit organization. The FREE festival, a family friendly, educational celebration of New England’s commercial fishing industry, features live maritime and ethnic music, fishermen’s contests, fresh seafood, vessel tours, films, author readings, cooking demonstrations, kid’s activities and more.  It all takes place on working piers and waterfront parks in New Bedford , MA , America ‘s #1 fishing port, on the last full weekend in September.  Navigate to us at

Laura Orleans, Director

Working Waterfront Festival


Community Stuff 9/20/14 #GloucesterMA


The Essex Merchants Group, the Essex Division of the Chamber of Commerce and the Essex Enhancement Committee will be purchasing thousands of colorful potted mum plants at a wholesale price to be delivered to the parking lot of Main Street Antiques the third week of September. These locally grown plants will be sold for $5.00 each to those taking part in the campaign. (Checks payable to Essex Merchants Group)

Decorate your store front, porch and yard. Everyone is invited. Please let us know that you, your business or organization will be participating and how many plants you want us to order for you. In addition, if you are an individual, a business or an organization and would like to adopt a site or make a donation to the Mums Fund you can send it to

Bob Coviello

Main Street Antiques 44 Main Street Essex, MA 01929

For more information call Bob Coviello (978-768-7039)

or email

Posting For SAT Tutors


My name is Norma Ramirez and I am with LEAP for Education (formerly Salem CyberSpace) College Success Program.  You might have met Betty Haggerty, who was running the Gloucester College Success Program last year.  This year, due to the growth of our programs, I will be running the College Success Program in Gloucester along with Scott Memhard, who is a Gloucester resident and owner of Cape Pond Ice. 

The reason for my reaching out to you is to ask if you could possibly post something for us.  We would like to post that the College Success Program is looking for tutors to help high school juniors prepare for the SATs in Math and English.  SAT tutoring takes place once a week for 1 hour from October to May from 4:30 to 5:30pm at Gloucester High School.  Anyone who is interested can either email me ( or call me (978-741-6667 ext. 106).

Hi Joey,
Here’s an update on That Nutty Redhead-
WOOT!!!!!!!!!!! Wicked sweet!!!!!That Nutty Redhead’s application for product submission for Whole Foods Market!!!! I’ve worked in the food business for many years, this is a dream come true!! My gourmet nuts are based on my Victorian grandmother’s recipe. My ancestors once owned a candy factory so I grew up making confections. I’m picking up where they left off.

Whole Foods App 007

I’ll need help raising the funds for the required professional UPC/nutrition label packaging for Whole Foods & several other interested stores. Add another nut glazing machine, working capital, and I’m off to the next level!
Monday I launch my official Kickstarter fundraising campaign!!
It’s been a long road, but I’ve come this far, it’s gonna happen!!!!! :)
I’ll post the pledge link Monday. PLEASE share it with everyone, and ask them to share it. The more exposure I get the better my chances of making my goal. Kickstarter is all, or nothing, so making the goal is critical.

Does Kickstarter work? You bet!! Take a look at these numbers!

  A tremendous thank you from Lisa, That Nutty Redhead :)

Rep Debates STD

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Up-Coming Chamber Events
 Look for our Table at the Last Block Party of the Season-this Saturday 5-9:00pm On Main Street, Gloucester.
 State Representative Debate: September 24, 7:00am, the Elks Lodge at Bass Rocks.
 Women’s Mixer-September 24: 5-7:00pm, Mile Marker 1.
 $25K Game: October 2, 5-7:00pm at the Gloucester House. Tickets $100- $25,000 given in prizes!
 Business Women’s Fall Luncheon: October 9, Gloucester House, 11:30am-1:30pm, Angela Sanfilippo keynote speaker
 October BAH: Wednesday, October 15, 5-7:00pm, the Building Center/Harbor Loop Gifts.
 Fall Restaurant Week: October 19-24.
 ClamFest: October 25, Best Fall Festival by northshore magazine.
 Congressional Debate: October 29, 7:00am, location TBD
 On-Line Auction starts October 1-15, 2014
For more information or to register for these events, visit


The Collaborative of Holy Family Parish of Cape Ann and Our Lady of Good Voyage are planning our first joint event to welcome the Autumn season on October 4,2014.  Holy Family will welcome the gift of the Harvest Season and host the Harvest Festival.  The event will kickoff with a wonderful autumn breakfast of homemade Cider Donuts, Pumpkin Muffins, coffee and hot chocolate starting at 9:00 a.m. at St. Ann Church Hall.  Please don’t leave after breakfast because the festivities will just be getting started!  We will be offering a Yard Sale with treasures from all over Cape Ann.  There is something special with your name on it waiting for your discerning taste and pocketbook.  The famous bake table will be up and running too.  The theme for this bake table will be Harvest Delights.  Offered at the bake table will be Pumpkin, Apple and Squash Pies as well as the absolute Gloucester favorite ITALIAN and LEBANESE COOKIES.  Eat them now or put them in the freezer for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons.  There will be homemade Blueberry, Strawberry and Blackberry Jams and Cape Ann note cards to be enjoyed now or to put in Christmas Stockings!  The Autumn season on Cape Ann is as beautiful as any leaf peeping north of here!  Because of this beauty, we will have decorated and plain pumpkins you can carve yourself, garden art of dried hydrangea, bittersweet, cat-o-nine tails to name a few.  These dried arrangements and decorated, vintage farm tools will make a beautiful statement in your home or yard. Most importantly, we will be ending the Harvest Festival at 100 p.m. by celebrating the Feast of St. Frances of Assisi at Our Lady of Good Voyage parking lot.  At that time, our much loved pets will be blessed!  “All creatures great and small” will be welcome properly leashed, in their carriers or containers.  We hope to make this a yearly part of our Harvest Festival.  Come as we join together to celebrated this special saint who loved all of God’s creatures.  Save part of your week to join in fellowship with Holy Family Parish and Our Lady of Good Voyage.  See you there!

Good morning!  Rob Bradshaw here.  Would you be willing to consider mentioning the Cape Ann Soundscape project I am working on with Cape Ann Museum?  I’m trying to find the most interesting sounds of Gloucester and Cape Ann to use in a work to be premiered at CAM in January.

Here is an article in the paper from this week:

And I have started (need to update it!) a photo album of the places I am recording:



Religious Education at UU Church
Religious Education classes at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church begin Sunday, Oct. 5, under a new interim director, Rose Sheehan, a licensed early-childhood educator and former director of religious education at All Souls Church in Greenfield. A resident of Gloucester since 2004, Ms. Sheehan has trained in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Renaissance Training Program for religious educators.  Classes at the Gloucester church are held simultaneous with Sunday family services starting at 10 a.m. The church, on Middle Street at Church Street in downtown Gloucester, is handicapped-accessible. For more information: (978) 283-3410.

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