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Holland America Cruise Ship Eurodam Coming to Cruiseport Sunday, September 16

Peter Webber writes-

Good day. I am writing today to remind everyone that the next major cruise ship of the season will be arriving in Gloucester Harbor on this coming Sunday, September 16: Holland America’s cruise ship the ms Eurodam, with a capacity of 2104 passengers. Once again the Chamber will be working together with the city of Gloucester’s volunteer welcoming committee and CATA to welcome and guide Eurodam’s passengers as they disembark and arrive at the Cruiseport terminal. The first tenders carrying passengers from the ship are expected to arrive at Cruiseport at approximately 9:00 am Sunday.  Many will board motor coaches for planned excursions to various locations, while many others will be guided to CATA trolleys and buses for transportation to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. 

Please note the attached “Welcome Eurodam Passengers” flyer, which we encourage you to print and post at your place of business to help give the Eurodam passengers a hearty Cape Ann welcome.  I have also attached a flyer featuring several upcoming Chamber and community events scheduled for September and October, including next Tuesday’s (September 18) sales seminar with author Marc Wayshak at the Elks at Bass Rocks, beginning with check-in at 7:30 am.  Please contact the Chamber today to reserve your place.  Best regards. Peter

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#BOOM! Coastal Living magazine calls Gloucester a "Coastal Dream Town"

Joey,
More positive national media coverage for Gloucester: Coastal Living has a great article on Gloucester in next month’s issue. The article calls Gloucester a "Coastal Dream Town" and says Gloucester has a "rare combination of urban spirit and historic charm."
"An enthusiastic nightlife scene featuring live theater and local bands is bolstered by a restaurant renaissance," the article says about our city.

Great job by you and local Remax Realtor (and GoodMorningGloucester contributor) Kenny MacCarthy for talking with the reporter and providing colorful quotes in the story.
Matter Communications started talking with Coastal Living, one of the top lifestyle and travel magazines, about Gloucester two years ago so  it’s nice to see such a positive story finally come out! Matter works with the Cape Ann Chamber and local businesses to put the good word out about what a great place Gloucester is to live, work and visit.
Readers can see the Coastal Living story here: http://capeannchamber.com/Tourism/Coastal%20Living.pdf
Congrats, Gloucester!

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2012 Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Auction Photos from Angela Cook

Angela Cook owns Oasis in Rockport check her out here

Hi Joey
Here are some photos from the Cape Ann Chamber Auction, held July 19th at The Essex Room at Woodman’s
Enjoy!
Angela

Live Blogging 2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest- Webcam and Live Updates Here

click to view the action live-

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2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest Live Cam provided by Discover Gloucester

Click Here For The Schedule of Events

We will be live blogging here at this post all weekend long.  If you have a picture or upload a YouTube video send it in to goodmorninggloucester at yahoo.com and we will add to the 2011 Schooner Festival Live Blog Timeline.  If you are out on the water and have an iPhone send in those pics to the email address above and we will post them, don’t forget to add how you would like the photo credited.

Friday Evening Rick Isaacs Submits-

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4:45AM Saturday September 3 The Heritage Center- Epi-Center of Schooner Festival Activities-

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9:15AM The Scene At The Heritage Center

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Donna Ardizzoni Photos-

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Galley on the Roseway

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Quarters on the Roseway

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Sunday September 4, 2011 4:45AM at Gloucester Maritime

Parade of Sails Sunday 11:00AM-

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Parade Of Sails Photos From Donna Ardizzoni

If you appreciate GMG and feel that we deserve to be Boston’s Most Valuable Blog feel free to give us your vote-

Live Blogging Gloucester Schooner Fest- Webcam and Live Updates Here

click to view the action live-

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2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest Live Cam provided by Discover Gloucester

Click Here For The Schedule of Events

We will be live blogging here at this post all weekend long.  If you have a picture or upload a YouTube video send it in to goodmorninggloucester at yahoo.com and we will add to the 2011 Schooner Festival Live Blog Timeline.  If you are out on the water and have an iPhone send in those pics to the email address above and we will post them, don’t forget to add how you would like the photo credited.

Friday Evening Rick Isaacs Submits-

rickisaaksschooner

schoonerrick

rickisaaksschooner2

4:45AM Saturday September 3 The Heritage Center- Epi-Center of Schooner Festival Activities-

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DSC06666 6:00AM Saturday-

DSC06672 Screen shot from the 2011 Schooner Festival Webcam 8:09AM

click the pic below to see the action live

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9:15AM The Scene At The Heritage Center

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Video-

Donna Ardizzoni Photos-

Ardelle-

Galley on the Roseway

Galley on the Roseway

Mast on the Roseway

Quarters on the Roseway

Quarters on the Roseway

Sunday September 4, 2011 4:45AM at Gloucester Maritime

Parade of Sails Sunday 11:00AM-

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Parade Of Sails Photos From Donna Ardizzoni

If you appreciate GMG and feel that we deserve to be Boston’s Most Valuable Blog feel free to give us your vote-

Holy Crap Where Did The Summer Go? It’s Schooner Festival Weekend!

Weekend after weekend there are amazing things to do around here, we all know that.  But this weekend is a biggie- Schooner Festival.  I’m not sure how it slipped off my radar but you can rest assured that will will be covering the shit out it here in these pages.

Marty and Barbara will be aboard the Press Boat, Paulie Walnuts will be getting shots from his favorite perches above the harbor and we will have pictures and video. 

You know the drill- if you have some great footage pictures or youtube video you want to upload send me the links and we will Live Blog It like we do so many other events.

GMG will be THE PLACE to follow along with the action if you can’t be there yourself- believe that!

Here’s the press release from the Chamber-

27th Annual
GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL
Labor Day Weekend

The Gloucester Schooner Festival will take place Labor Day weekend, September 2nd through the 4th, 2011.  It’s Gloucester’s major marine event, with participating vessels coming from ports along the Eastern Seaboard.  There will be both large and small vessels—ranging from 19 feet to over 100 feet in length.  You will see new boats and old boats, from newly built to over 100 years old!  Schooners include Gloucester’s Thomas E. Lannon and American Eagle from Rockland, Maine, and many more. Salem’s tallship Friendship will also join in the festivities.  New this year will be the entry of Gloucester’s newest schooner, Harold Burnham’s Ardelle.

The Mayor’s Race is the major event of every Schooner Festival and will take place this year on Sunday, September 4th, with fifteen schooners expected to compete for the Esperanto Cup, the Cameron Cup, and the Ramsey Plate.  Racing starts on Saturday afternoon with seven classes of traditional small craft from 19 to 45 feet long.

An obvious choice for boat lovers, the Schooner Festival also offers plenty of shore side events.  On Saturday, these include Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day, walking tours of Gloucester’s harbor front (hosted by The Schooner Adventure), the lighted boat parade, and a gala fireworks display over Gloucester Harbor. Sunday morning, a grand Parade of Sail passes the Boulevard promenade (Stacy Boulevard, Route 127) as the schooners head out to sea for the Mayor’s Race.  In addition, Festival-goers won’t want to miss Gloucester’s many attractions, including art exhibits, beaches, fishing, museums, dining, historical sites, whale watching, and more! 

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors: TD Bank, Market Basket, and the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. The Festival is planned and organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee, composed of representatives of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gloucester, the U.S. Coast Guard, the business community, and private citizens.

A full schedule of events is available online at www.capeannvacations.com/schooner.

 

and the schedule-

Twenty-Seventh Annual
Gloucester Schooner Festival™
September 2-5, 2011

The Festival is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
(Schedule will be updated as events are confirmed. Last update: 8/20/2011.)

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

Friday, September 2, 2011

All Day Arrival of Participating Vessels.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Cape Ann Museum
visiting hours.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Maritime Gloucester visiting hours.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mayor’s Reception for invited guests. Sponsored by the Schooner Adventure.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

10:00 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Traditional Small Craft, at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

10:00 a.m
Gloucester’s Working Waterfront Walking Tour. Join Schooner Adventure at the Fishermen’s Memorial for a guided walking tour of the Gloucester’s Working Waterfront. Looking at old photographs and maps, we will go back to the days of Gloucester’s fishing heyday. Old companies and buildings will be identified at their original locations as we make our way to Duncan Point.
($5 per person)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day Maritime Gloucester (formerly the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center), located at 23 Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester, will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day. Free to all.

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maritime Saturday with Schooner Adventure at the Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck. Maritime Tool Flea Market, Open House on the 1926 Schooner Adventure, View the 1925 Gillnetter Phyllis A., Dory and gill netting fishing presentations, Dress-up  like a Gloucester fisherman, Children’s Activities and Ship’s Store. Free admission.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Start of Sailing Races for Traditional Small Craft, off Eastern Point Light.

6:00 p.m.
Festival Crew Party for invited guests.

7:30 p.m.
Boat "Parade of Lights".

9:15 p.m.
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate "fireworks" on your donation.)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

8:30 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Schooners sailing in Mayor’s Race at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Open House at the Schooner Adventure at the Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck.

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free of Charge.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm            
Open House at the Schooner Adventure, Gloucester Marine Railways, Rocky Neck.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm            
Maritime Gloucester visiting hours.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

1:00 p.m.
Start of Mayor’s Race for Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Awards Ceremony for contestants and invited guests.

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Rain Day" for recovery from postponements caused by inclement weather. ONLY IF REQUIRED.

CAPE ANN CHAMBER ON-LINE AUCTION UNDERWAY

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The 2011 Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce On-Line Auction is open for bidding. 
Donations include trips to White Mountains of New Hampshire, art, sports tickets to  Bruins and Red Sox games, restaurant certificates, jewelry, automotive services and much more.
The on-line edition of the Cape Ann Chamber Auction will continue through 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 15th. New items are added daily – check in often so you don’t miss a great value.
For more information and a complete list of items go to the chamber’s website at www.capeannchamber.com.

Here are a few of the items up for bid-

One coffee per day for a year

Think of how much fun you will have getting a FREE cup of coffee at Cape Ann Coffees every day for a year! You can experiment, try different kinds and find your favorite all while saving that extra cash for other things.

Donated by

Cape Ann Coffees, Gloucester

Bid Now!

Tennis Lesson with Nick Bollettieri

Improve your game at Manchester Athletic Club (www.manchesterathleticclub.com) with a 30-minute tennis lesson with world famous tennis teacher Nick Bollettieri in October.

Donated by

Manchester Athletic Club

Bid Now!

Red Sox Tickets on August 17

Two tickets to the 1:35 afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Grandstand- first base, Sec/Box 17, Row 11, Seats 5 & 6.

Donated by

Todd Oil, Rockport

Bid Now!

Pet Care & Supplies

Stock up on pet supplies with a $50 Gift Certificate from The Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, and get your dog groomed with a $35 Gift Certificate from K-9 Kuts in Gloucester.

Donated by

Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply, K-9 Kuts, Gloucester

$45.00

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Presents 24th ANNUAL AUCTION

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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Presents
24th ANNUAL AUCTION
Thursday, July 21, 2011, Woodman’s Function Hall, Essex
Silent Auction 5:30 p.m., Live Auction 7:00 p.m.

This year’s auction promises to be an exciting event with items up for bid such as:
a 6 night cruise aboard the Schooner American Eagle
7 nights in Puerto Rico
A Prescott, Arizona getaway
Beautiful original artwork from renowned Cape Ann artists
$500 gift certificate for new tires
Pirate Ship Charter party for 20 kids
Red Sox / Celtics / Bruins Tickets
a quarter page ad in the Cape Ann Beacon
Exciting getaways all over New England
unique packages and services like: residential snowplowing for 2011-2012 Season

And try your luck at our prize balloons!

Reserve your spot now! Only 2 tables left. Each table seats 10 and goes for $200. Single tickets are $20. You can pay for your tickets by calling the Chamber office at 978-283-1601.
Check out our website and stay up to date on the great items that continue to come in from all over.

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