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This Week At The Cape Ann Museum

Directed by Sal Zerilli and Keith Palazzola

Maritime Capsules tells the story of the Grand Banks dory from the heyday of high-lining schooners to the current group of locals who sustain the ancient rowboat as a symbolically important part of Gloucester’s maritime culture.  

Directors Sal Zerilli and Keith Palazzola will be present at the screening, which kicks off the CACC’s 6th Annual Doctober Fest. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $9.00 for students and seniors, or $7.50 for members of the Cape Ann Museum and Cape Ann Community Cinema. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is located at 21 Main Street in Gloucester; more at   

Discover for the first time or enjoy a chance to revisit this unique historic home. The White-Ellery House (1710) is open to the public at no charge on the first Saturday of the month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.  

Saturday’s Open House, the last of the season, will feature a screening of local filmmaker Shep Abbott’s film More Precious Than Gold at 1:00 p.m.

More Precious Than Gold is a lively and gripping epic of the first Massachusetts Bay settlement in the New World. The one-hour documentary tells the story of how the city of Gloucester developed through the Indian wars, smallpox epidemics and tragic losses at sea into the country’s premiere fishing port. The film combines live action re-enactments with little known stills, beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the area, interviews with experts and a gripping narration by well known NPR Radio Producer Sandy Tolan. An entertaining and detailed description of life and death in the early years of what became the first constitutional democracy the world had known. Written and Directed by Shep Abbott. Designed for adult viewers and Middle and High School history and humanities students. Shep Abbott is a local filmmaker best known for his cinematography on the academy award winning documentary Broken Rainbow.

A Chosen Place: Walker Hancock and Friends

On view through February 1, 2015 – A selection of works by Walker Hancock along with other Cape Ann sculptors including George Demetrios, Paul Manship, Katharine Lane Weems, Anna Hyatt Huntington, James McClellan and Daniel Altshuler. 

The Importance of Place:A Sketchbook of Drawings by Stuart Davis

On view through February 1, 2015 – A series of sketches exploring the shapes and rhythms of the harbor, the upland moors and the densely populated neighborhoods of central Gloucester – all of which served Davis as artistic inspiration for the rest of his life.

Portraits of a Working Waterfront

Opening October 11, 2014 – This exhibit, presented in partnership with the Northeast Seafood Coalition, is made up of 75 photographs of men and women who make their livings working today in one of this country’s oldest seaports, Gloucester, Massachusetts. The images were made by Jim Hooper over an 18-month period and include photos of a wide range of individuals involved in the in-shore and off-shore ground fish fishery and in the shore side businesses which support them. 






30th Annual Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

annisquam arts and crafts show 2014

Annisquam is always lovely, but especially nice to visit during the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show, now in its 30th year of presenting unique, quality art and crafts by Cape Ann area artists. You definitely want to have this on your calendar for a great thing to do Columbus Day weekend.

The Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show this year celebrates it’s 30th anniversary with an exciting collection of work from 40 different artists.

The art encompasses landscapes, portraits and abstract water colors while crafts include jewelry, fashion, ceramics, paper art and printed fabrics. The majority of the artists – including many who are new to the show this year – are from the Cape Ann area. One of the highlights will be an original painting entitled My Gloucester Sunset 2 by the award-winning artist Dorothy Arnold. Generously donated by her family, it will be sold through a special raffle during the course of the show.

The show will be held in the Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street, Annisquam on October 11 and 12 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission is free. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Annisquam Village Church. For more information, please contact

Name that Humpback

We crossed whale watch off our “list of things that must be done even if we live here” this summer. I’m going through my photos and auto-awesome has strung some together and I post it in my Apple Sheeple forum and ten mintues later Phos has straightened out the horizon. Thanks Phos.

Looking at the animation I can see the white on the flukes of the tail that are the best way to identify humpbacks. People who study the humpbacks know them all by name and have seen the same ones over decades. I wrote the names down of the seven that we saw but lost my notes. But if you go to Coastal Studies page and under the photos click “download the latest version here” you will get a 72 page document with photos of a lot of whale tales.


Seven Seas Whale Watch this summer. Seven Humpbacks all identified by the whale dude on board. This humpback has just cleared her pipes and is now sounding. She’ll be gone for 5 to 7 minutes as she cruises about in 130 foot deep water looking for stuff to eat, or hobnobbing with her friends Hippocampus and North Star.

Can you figure out the name of this whale? If you work with these whales you are saying, “of course that’s Suzie Cream Cheese”. But I made up that name.

They are ordered from very white to very black. It seems easy but I couldn’t do it. My daughter figured it out in five minutes. Can you? First three who name it correctly get a Pirate Rubber Duck autographed by RD herself. Clicking on the photo enlarges the animation. If it isn’t animated get a real computer or phone, Macintosh or iPhone :-)

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29th: Reimagining Railroad 3rd Public Meeting

Cat Ryan submits-

Gloucester Community Development Department and the state’s Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Monday September 29, 2014

City Hall, Kyrouz Auditorium, 7pm

Hey Joey,

Please come for a presentation including recommendations about possible zoning and planning THIS COMING MONDAY September 29, 2014, from 6PM-8PM at Kyrouz Auditorium in City Hall. As a reminder, this series is devoted to Gloucester’s railroad station and surrounding areas. The first meeting was held back in March, and the 2nd in June.

While we’re at it: sample walking-distance comparables from train station to beach.

· Manchester: train station to singing beach .6miles

· Gloucester: train station to Pavilion Beach .6miles (either Washington or down Dale to Fort past Chamber) Man at Wheel .45 miles

· Gloucester: train station to Stage Fort (2 beaches) .9 miles

o Gloucester: train station to Good Harbor 2.5 miles (45 minutes walking ); Gloucester parking lot spot to beach spot .3 miles!

· Rockport: train station to Rockport Beach .6 miles

· Ipswich: Cranes Beach 5.5 miles


Eric Halvorsen

Tom Daniel, Gloucester Community Development Director


The Big, BIG STRUM interviews on North Shore 104.9’s “CURTAIN UP” This Sunday (Sept. 28) – 9am

imageFly Amero and Jon Butcher, sit in with Aurelia Nelson on her
acclaimed morning show, “Curtain Up” this Sunday at 9am to
discuss the upcoming Big, BIG STRUM event scheduled for
Saturday, October 4 at the Gloucester House, 63 Rogers Street,
Gloucester, MA. Amero and Butcher will be joined by Cliff
Goodwin (of Joe Cocker Band fame) via telephone. The three
frontline guitarists cover much ground in a short time, touching
on various aspects of their careers and reflecting on each other’s
history together – a history that very much includes fellow “Big
Strummer”, David Brown. For those living beyond radio signal’s
reach, simply go to the 104.9 site,
and click on “LISTEN LIVE” in the upper right corner for live
online streaming.

Fly Amero (Orleans) – gtr, voc
Cliff Goodwin (Joe Cocker) – gtr, voc
David Brown (Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel) – gtr, voc
Jon Butcher (Jon Butcher Axis) – gtr, voc
Mike Levesque (David Bowie) – drums
Wolf Ginandes (Al Kooper, Tracy Nelson) – bass



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Events in Magnolia this weekend

Two Events at the Magnolia Library & Community Center This Saturday, Sept.27 A Community Yard Sale opens at 9am. Need a break from shopping? A Medicinal Plant Walk with Iris a Weaver, a Trails & Sails Event, starts at the MLCC at 11:00, returning at 12:30. Learn about local fauna and enjoy the outdoors with Iris! The Yard Sale continues until 2pm. Make a day of it! The MLCC is at 1 Lexington Ave in the heart of Magnolia Village.

Community Stuff 9/26/14

The Second Weekend of Trails & Sails Begins Friday!

150+ free, fun, family-friendly adventures!
Enjoy a variety of FREE guided walks, sails, historical tours and other adventures for all ages, skill levels and interests during the second and final weekend of Trails & Sails 2014! It’s all free and it’s all located within Essex County.
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The Gloucester Health Department is sponsoring several flu vaccination clinics. The clinics are open to everyone. Please bring your insurance card if you have one. No co-pay is necessary.

September 30, 9:00am – 1:00pm at Rose Baker Center

October 2, 8:00am – 11:00am at Addison Gilbert Hospital

October 9, 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Bank Gloucester

Please call 978-282-8022 with any questions.

Thank you for your help in spreading the word.

Joanne Christopher
Principal Account Clerk
Gloucester Health Dept.

The Annisquam Village Church will be holding a Memorial Service in honor of

Edward L. Price III this Saturday, September 27 at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow 

in the Cove Room of the church. All wishing to pay their respects are welcome.

820 Washington Street in Gloucester (intersection of Rte 127N and Leonard Street)

Mr. Edward Price

seARTS Uncorked – The Art of Food & Wine Pairing!
2014 Fall Benefit to be Served Up on October 18
Art lovers and foodies to celebrate with wine, food and music
at Bass Rocks Golf Club to benefit the Cape Ann arts community
Gloucester, MA, September 22, 2014: seARTS will hold its 2014 Fall Benefit on October 18 at the Bass Rocks Golf Club, serving up an evening of wine, food and music — alongside Cape Ann art work — all to support the organization’s efforts on behalf of the region’s arts community.
seARTS Uncorked – The Art of Food & Wine Pairing! will feature a “wine pull” — each ticket to the fundraiser entitles guests to draw two corks and take home two bottles of select wine. In addition, guests that night will be treated to a sampling of food & wine pairings led by Kathleen Erickson of Savour Wine & Cheese. Kathleen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, is a teacher and published author, and has 40 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry, working with Master Chef Rick Bayless and running her own catering service, Ambrosia. As a certified Court of Master Sommelier, Kathleen will present five unique wines that she highly recommends.
seARTS is particularly thrilled to welcome The MERJ, the eclectic, North Shore club cover band, as entertainment for the evening. Led by Roze Tyler-Malone’s electric fiddle, The MERJ performs a bracing mix of the loved and familiar with the new and different – classic rock, country rock, Irish rock, folk rock stirred into a danceable stew. The MERJ is known for the energy, passion and love of pop music that infuses the band.
Bass Rocks Golf Club, home of the seARTS Art Loan program since 2008, will host seARTS Uncorked. At 6:30PM, guests will be able to enjoy a docent tour of the Art@Bass Rocks exhibit with Law Hamilton, noted photographer and one of the show’s jurors. The evening also includes a raffle and art sale of hand-decorated wine bottles, glasses and more. Timothy S. Hopkins Catering will provide gourmet hors d’oeuvres for the wine and food pairing discussion at 7:45PM. The evening peaks with music by The MERJ.


Nick Holland Submits-

Link to an article on how Russia and Norway have successfully managed their Cod stocks.

Nicholas Holland

Members and friends of the Rockport Garden Club are invited to meet on October 6 at 12 p.m. for tea. This social gathering will be followed at 1:15 p.m. by a presentation on “The Pollinator Garden” by Kim Smith, a well-known Gloucester landscape designer, filmmaker, author, illustrator, photographer, and naturalist who documents the world around her in a wide variety of media. Through her landscape design firm, Kim Smith Designs, Kim specializes in creating butterfly and songbird habitat gardens in public spaces. She will present a slide show and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming haven for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Native plants and examples of organic and architectural features will be discussed in relation to their value to specific vertebrates and invertebrates. 

Andrew Clark Joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party This Thursday @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30 9.25.2014

Dave Sag's

Dave Sag’s

We’re calling in a hazmat crew this week to clean up the mess that’s gonna be created out of the arrival of that famous Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. This guy really knows how to do it. He sings, he chortles, he squeaks out the most amazing renditions of vintage R&B with his own battery of weapons of mass deconstruction. You’ll see. This coming on the heels of the most amazing night last week when the Three Stooges of the Blues poked my eyes out . What a night!

andy clark
AC will be yanking in the amazing Mr. Mike DiBari to play gootar and perhaps sing a few, too. My personal favorite woodchopper, Mr. Forrest Padgett, will be flailing away on the skins. And I, Salmon DaveSag, will be helping out as much as I can. So, don’t be a cube, rube, go ape! Seeya there!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line~ Special Guest this week is Chick Marston 8:00pm – 11:00pm 9.24.2014


logo rlThis Wednesday’s Choice:
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Wednesday, September 24th
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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1968: Howard Marston, Jr. (a.k.a. “Chicklet”) seated with his parents in
resistance to the SSS and the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam.
When I first met Chick Marston, I was a young teenager.
My friends had told me I had to “see this guy play guitar”.
A gang of us rode in Jon Pope’s van to his house in Rockport.
Pope wanted to sell him a gorgeous metal-flake blue Fender
Stratocaster. Only thing was, Chick had never touched an
electric guitar in his entire life! I watched while he fumbled
all over the thing and wondered what all the hoopla was about.
But it wasn’t long after that I got to hear him play his nineteen
thirty-something Martin and simply sat in awe. And, soon after
that, he was making national news, courageously refusing
induction into the Army and its gross, immoral war – his beloved
and highly intelligent father and mother by his side all the way.
He was my hero. Our hero. I wonder how many local residents
know about this little chunk of American History. You want an
interesting read? Check the link below this paragraph. But
meanwhile, it is my honor to have “Chicklet” Marston as musical
guest at the Rhumb Line this Wednesday night. We have a total
blast every single time we play together. I see no reason for that
to change now… not after all these years. ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Homemade Meatloaf Dinner
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
8oz Open Sirloin Sandwich w/Fries, or…
Jambalaya w/Rice & Garlic Bread $8.95!

Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
10/01: Orville Giddings

10/08: Charlee Bianchini

10/15: Ron Schrank

Looking forward……to seeing you there! :-) ~ Fly

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


The City of Gloucester will be holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9AM-12 Noon at the Department of Public Works, (DPW) 28 Poplar Street. The event, which will be held rain or shine, provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible manner. There is no charge for Gloucester residents to dispose of hazardous waste up to a maximum of 25 pounds or 25 gallons and anything over this amount will require a payment to Clean Harbors (checks only – 0-10 gallons over – $24, 10-25 gallons over $46.500. Contractors may not use Household Hazardous Waste Day to dispose of materials.

Clean Harbors Environmental Services will be on site September, 24th to accept oil-based paints (no latex paint), varnishes, pesticides, gasoline, and other household hazardous chemicals. In addition, residents may dispose of mercury-containing waste, including car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, and fluorescent lamps at no cost. For this Saturday only we will not be accepting tires or scrap metal.

A full list of accepted materials may be obtained from the Department of Public Works (978-281-9785), or you may find the information on the City of Gloucester’s Website ( Clean Harbors will not be accepting commercial/industrial waste, latex paint, ammunition, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers, or medical or biological wastes.

Upon registering you will be sent a letter to use as your ticket into the event. Pre-registration and proof of residency is required. Cut off for registration is Friday, Sept. 26 at 11am.

To ensure safety, please adhere to the following handling procedures: leave materials in original labeled containers; tighten caps and lids; place containers in sturdy upright boxes rather than in garbage bags; avoid smoking while handling hazardous materials. Most importantly, do not mix chemicals.

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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Carl Sacco              x 14008
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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

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