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CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER 2014 ANNOUNCED – STARTING AUG 15th – THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK

BREAKING NEWS: We just announced the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert Series – three great concerts for three great causes, beginning with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee John Sebastian on August 15th, the 45th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.  Get tickets here.

VIDEO: Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) it’s Mardi Gras!

Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter.  But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate on Cape Ann.  Here are a few:

Eat and drink at Lat43 and Minglewood from 11:30 – close today and 10% of what you spend goes to help send YMCA Teens on their service learning trips to New Orleans and the Navajo Nation.  Plus you can enter a raffle to win cool prizes (including 4 tickets to see Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith on Friday at The Larcom Theatre just down the road in Beverly).

Great music tonight all over town and music is the best way to celebrate.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Any time you like you can see Henri Smith and Charles Neville’s 2012 Mardi Gras concert at Minglewood Tavern on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming site here.

If you’re NOLA homesick, check out the live webcams here.

Maybe — just maybe — if we celebrate Mardi Gras today, we’ll heat up Cape Ann and usher in Spring a tad earlier.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Gloucester Schooner Festival awarded four scholarships to Cape Ann organizations who foster greater knowledge and appreciation of Cape Ann’s coastal waters

On Tuesday, December 3rd at Maritime Gloucester, the Gloucester Schooner Festival awarded four scholarships to Cape Ann organizations who foster greater knowledge and appreciation of Cape Ann’s coastal waters by providing opportunities for young people to sail, row or otherwise become immersed in our ocean environment. The 2013 Gloucester Schooner Festival Awards were given to adults and student representatives from GHS Sailing, Cape Ann YMCA, the Gloucester Museum School and Sea Scout Ship 5. Checks for $1,000 were presented to each organization. The grants are made available through the generosity of the corporate sponsors of the Schooner Festival, as well as raffle and merchandise sales.

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The picture include the following individuals from left to right

Tom Balf, Maritime Gloucester,

Patti Paige, GHS Sailing
Amanda Madeira, North Shore Sea Scouts Ship 5

Jo-Anne Crawford, Gloucester Museum School/Project Adventure

Katy Coffey, YMCA Sailing

Daisy Nell, Gloucester Schooner Festival

After all this snow…you deserve to treat yourself right!

 

MARDI GRAS – TUESDAY FEB 12 – TOMORROW

4th Annual

All-Day 7 All-Night Fundraiser – 11:30am – 11:30pm

LATITUDE 43 & MINGLEWOOD TAVERN

10% OF ALL SALES TO BENEFIT Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS

·        SPECIAL N’AWLINS CAJUN MENU ITEMS

·        RAFFLE PRIZES

·        50/50 RAFFLE

·        BEADS, MASKS & BALLOONS

·        PLUS:  SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT BY GLOUCESTER’S OWN THE RUNAROUND 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Rick Doucette
Executive Director of Teen & Camp Services
Cape Ann YMCA
71 Middle Street, Gloucester MA 01930
(P) 978-559-3002 (F) 978-283-3114
(E) doucetter@northshoreymca.org (W) www.northshoreymca.org
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BREAKING NEWS: Charles Neville & Henri Smith Back in Beverly Fri, Feb 8 for a Mardi Gras Concert to benefit Y TEENS

JUST ANNOUNCED: YOU HEARD IT FIRST ON GMG
A rare opportunity to see Grammy-winning Charles Neville with Henri Smith and an 8 piece band at the historic Larcom Theatre.  With its elegant horseshoe balcony, antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings, the Larcom is a jewel practically in our own back yard.  Don’t miss it, get tickets NOW!

MardiGras2013_LargeYou could get yourself in the mood by going to see Our Boy Ed get sworn in as the next Chamber President at Cruiseport this Saturday — Henri Smith & Runaround will provide music and Our Boy Joey will be the MC!

And there’s plenty of great live music all week long too — just to get you in the mood.  See the week’s live music schedule here.

Daddy Daugther Valentine’s Dance!

Daddy, Daugther Valentine’s Dance!
Saturday, February 12th
6:00pm-8:00pm
Please join us at the Cape Ann YMCA on Saturday, February 12 from 6:00-8:00pm for our annual Daddy Daugther Valentine’s Dance! Dress up for your favorite Valentine for a night full of dancing, great fun, and most importantly, love for your family. Light refreshments will be served.
Fee:
YMCA Members- $15 per couple
Community- $20 per couple
Additional Daughter Fee:
YMCA Members- $4
Community- $6
If you have any further questions, please contact Katy Milne at 978-283-0470 ex. 1714 ormilnek@northshoreymca.org

Women’s Sport League At Cape Ann YMCA

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Women’s Sport League

(Ages 21+)

Fee: Members: $30 Community $60

Many women were involved in sport teams throughout high school and college, yet when life moved on, leagues were dropped out of our lives. This is a call to all women who miss being involved in fun competitive leagues. Join us Thursday evenings as we launch our women’s leagues. We welcome all skills and levels. League will begin January 20th (plenty of time for you to figure out your children’s schedule!). Register as an individual or a team. For more information contact Youth & Sports Director, Katy Milne. milnek@northshoreymca.org

Cape Ann YMCA Youth Sports Basketball League Registration

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Join us Saturday morning as we continue on with our Youth Sports League.  Each basketball league is age specific and will help to teach the game of basketball.  Participants will be instructed on the fundamentals of basketball, including dribbling, passing and shooting.  Players will be placed on teams with volunteer coaches.  Team T-shirts will be distributed on the 2nd week of play.  League begins January 8th.  Registrations are due Monday, January 3rd.  For more information contact Katy Milne at milnek@northshoreymca.org

The league game times will be held as follows:

Rookies (Grades 2-3)- 9:30 AM

Mites (Grades K-1)- 10:30 AM

Dyno-Mites (Ages 3.5-5)- 11:30 AM

Fee: Members- $50

        Community- $75

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director
Cape Ann YMCA

71 Middle Street | Gloucester, MA 01930

Zach White Earns 5- Pound Gummy Bear For Community Service

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Congratulations to Zach White of the YMCA TEEN LEADERS CLUB!  Zach led all club-members in performing the greatest amount of documented community-service volunteer time during just the month of November with more than 38 hours and earned himself this 5-pound Gummy Bear.  Since September, this group of dedicated YMCA teens have so far contributed more than 750 hours of volunteer community-service to various organizations and events on Cape Ann.  For more information about the YMCA Teen Leaders Club, or other opportunities for local teens, please contact Rick Doucette at 978-283-0470 or vist www.cayteenandcamp.org.

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SAFETY IN NUMBERS: Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club

Triad-YMCA volunteers

SAFETY IN NUMBERS: Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders Club volunteers Colby Ferris, Jared Marshall & Brandon Stewart, help put up reflective safety numbers on the home of a Gloucester senior who needed assistance with the installation.  These numbers were donated by The Building Center to the Gloucester Council on Aging’s TRIAD House Numbering Initiative Program.  If you are a Gloucester senior, living in a home that is not clearly identified by street numbers that can be seen clearly from the road, please visit the Rose Baker Senior Center or call them at 978-281-9765 to get your free numbers.

If you have any questions regarding this program or submission, please let me know as I am on the TRIAD Board as well.  Thank you!

Best Regards,

Carol

Cape Ann YMCA 21+ Basketball League

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21+ Basketball League

Team Fee: $ 625

Team Rosters due Friday November 5th. Games Begin Wednesday, November 10th. A minimum of 10 regular season games, with a maximum of 12 games will be played pending number of registered teams. Single game elimination playoffs and championship games. Teams will need a minimum of 7 players per team with a max of 12 on the roster.

For more questions contact Youth & Sports Director.

Wednesdays 6:00-10:00pm

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director
Cape Ann YMCA

71 Middle Street | Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann YMCA Youth Floor Hockey League Starts November 6th

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The Cape Ann YMCA will be running its annual Youth Floor Hockey League, starting November 6th.

Dyno-Mites- Age 3.5-5yrs in Preschool    11:30AM

Mites- Grades K-1st                               10:30AM

Rookies Grades 2-3                                9:30AM 

Juniors Grades 4-5                                  8:30AM

Members: $50 Community: $75

Floor Hockey is a great way for youth to have fun and stay active.  This league provides school age children with a chance to socialize and compete with friends in a safe and instructional setting.  Players will be placed on teams with volunteer coaches.  Teams will be separated by division based on grade.  Referees and team t-shirts included.  Season length is 6 weeks.

Contact Katy Milne at the Cape Ann YMCA for volunteer coaching opportunities or league information @

978-283-0470 or milnek@northshoreymca.org .

Games/practice will be held on Saturdays with 30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute game. Registration deadline is October 30th.

League begins Saturday, November 6th

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director

Cape Ann YMCA 2nd Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Pics

On Saturday August 14th, the Cape Ann YMCA hosted it’s 2nd Annual Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at Magnolia woods. Teams from around the North Shore came for a beautiful day of competitive Frisbee. The finals were between defending champions Community Church of East Gloucester and the Gibbering Wombats.  The Gibbering Wombats, were a group of individuals who had never met but were joined as one team.

Final Score in the Championship game- CCEG-12 Wombats 15.

2010 Championship Ultimate Frisbee Team-  Kate Caldwell, Sten Nilsson, Jake Moss, Nick Munn, Joey Kabulo, Dan Albright, Ben Pfistner.

[Katy says...]

Sten Nilsson reaches for the disc as deffender Pat Keeley comes in to deffend.

Tim Bushfield ices his hand after a diving catch in the end zone.

Nick Munn calls out the stalls as Mike Jones looks for pass oppertunity

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director
Cape Ann YMCA

YMCA Basketball Camp Summer Rec Program

 

Basketball Camp Summer Rec Program

Ages: 9-13 & 14-17

Session Length: One week, Monday-Friday

Session offered: Session 2 Girls ages 9 – 13 ( Coach Joe Billante) June 28th-July 2nd

Session 4 Boys ages 9 – 13  July 12th – 16th

Session 5 Girls ages 14 -17 ( Coach Joe Billante)    July 19th- 23

Session 7 Boys ages 14 – 17      August 2nd-6th

Time: 9:00am-12:00 Noon

Our experienced coaches will lead players through drills, activities and games to hone skills and help develop players toward their full potential.

Fee: $135

Location: Cape Ann YMCA Program Director: Katy Milne, 978.283.0470 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   978.283.0470 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, milnek@northshoreymca.org

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Healthy Kids Day At The Cape Ann YMCA!

The Cape Ann YMCA Hosted their annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday April 17th. We are excited to announce over 150 Youth and families came to participate in the days events. The day included: Gloucester Mason’s Volunteers running the CHIP’s program ( child identification) Representatives from the Boston Cannons- Running Lacrosse Demos Face Painting by the Talented Loren Doucette Kung Fu lessons from James Auditore of Mystics Athletic School Lisa White and the Camp Spindrift Small Fry’s Science Center Open Swim Open gymnastics Special Guest Appearance from  Dr Michael Sarraf – who taught us the correct way to brush our teeth!   For more pictures, join us on Facebook! Become a Fan of the Cape Ann YMCA Fan Page. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?id=110684158948084&pid=293130#!/pages/Cape-Ann-YMCA/110684158948084

Katy Milne | Youth & Sports Director
Cape Ann YMCA

71 Middle Street | Gloucester, MA 01930
(M) 978-283-0470 ext. 1714 | (F) 978-283-3114

milnek@northshoreymca.org | www.northshoreymca.org

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