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The Annisquam Exchange

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Rotary donation for Seacoast improvements

Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness
Your source for Cape Ann health, fitness and wellness information

Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

On Thursday, Patrick Thorpe, President of the Gloucester Rotary was on hand with fellow Rotarians to present Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation with a check for $1,000.  The Gloucester Rotary donated the funds to aid in the renovation of the living room for the short term residents. 
Seacoast Executive Director, Stephen Doyle accepted the donation, and expressed his and the staff’s gratitude in allowing Seacoast to improve the stay of their patients.

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Fish Tales: Rock and Roll stories ~ Tonight!!!


Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:30 PM $5 at the door (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Upstairs at Short and Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester

An hour of true stories told live. This month’s theme: Rock and Roll. Come hear local, and not so local, folks relate a huge variety of tales. Contact if you have a story to tell. More information at

Last day for Gloucester Bingo

Wishing all good luck with Gloucester Bingo.  I have two rows, maybe I will win. 

The Gloucester Downtown Association

    Gloucester Bingo    Come downtown, support our local small businesses and have a bit of fun.   You may have heard that Boston created “Boston Bingo” as a means to jump start their local economy…well, we are having some fun with “Go Fish/Gloucester”!  We thought this could be a great promotion for Gloucester too and we would love for you to participate with us.   We are creating a “bingo” sheet with 20 or so general categories where one or more blocks could be satisfied by shopping/dining in your business.    An example of a few categories are:



  • Snag a sparkly piece of jewelry
  •   Upcycle something (buy something used)
  • Enjoy a drink with a friend
  •   Grab a sweet treat, pastry or cookie
  •   Visit a downtown bookstore
  • Buy a Glosta themed Tshirt or item
  •    Purchase a Mother’s Day gift
  • Ahoy! Buy something nautical

The plan is for this promotion to run from April 22 through May 22 .   On April 22 there will be 6,500 inserts in the Gloucester Daily Times and we are planning a media/social media blitz to get the word out.   Once complete there will be a few  locations to drop off their bingo sheet and be entered in two different raffles.  A winning card will enter players in a raffle with prizes such as having lunch with Mayor Sefatia, a trip for two on the Ardelle, a Maritime Gloucester membership and we are working on other prizes from local businesses.  If you would like to donate a prize, please let us know.       Submitting a card with one line completed in any direction counts as one entry into a raffle, while a card that is completely filled out will see the player entered into the grand prize raffle.  Winners drawn from the raffle will have their choice of all the prizes available at that point with grand prize winners having first pick.
We truly think this is a fun and creative way for engaging our customers and thanking them for supporting their local businesses.





Flab is the new fab.

“No need to lose the beer belly, fellas: Women are lusting after dudes with “dad bods” — a little extra gut around the middle.

“(It shows) you love life but also have the good sense to not let yourself completely go,” says Marie Dugo, a 26-year-old marketing manager from the Upper East Side. “You can take them to family parties and eat cake together.”

Ladies love guys who put the focus on fun, not physique, saying they’re friendlier, more mature and less narcissistic.

“He would come across as a fun, goofy guy not stuck on himself,” said Diane Hunt, 50, of Jersey City.

The love is spreading across the country, and even the world, with women as far away as Scandinavia cherishing the chub.

“Looking too fit can come across as self-centered,” said Dothe Lodberg, 22, from Denmark.

And guys certainly aren’t complaining.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE

20′ x 30′ Amer.Flag on Stacy Blvd. From Pauline Bresnahan

   Our city’s Veterans agent Adam Curcuru had a dream of having a Garrison Flag, 20′ x 30′
flying in Gloucester MA
Because of the generous contributions from the following a Garrison Flag is now flying for Memorial Day on Stacy Boulevard. I have attached a photo of the flag.
Thanks go to :
7 Seas Whale Watch
Vista Motel
Family of Frank D’amico killed in action Vietnam
  Glen and Pauline Bresnahan of Paulines Gifts

I am also honored to tell you that :

More the 100 flags have been donated by individuals and businesses and delivered to Ringo Tarr for our beautiful display on the boulevard.
And also after our request this past month we have received 12 6’x10′ American Flags in donations from many businesses and individuals to be flown throughout the City of Gloucester.

My sincere thank you for all of the support from this wonderful community..
Happy Memorial Day, always remember…
Pauline Bresnahan

20 x 30 ft. American Flag on Stacy Blvd.

Pentecost Sunday Our Lady of Good Voyage Crowning May 24th 2015

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Our Lady of Good Voyage Holy Name Society celebrates Pentecost Sunday with The Crowning.  Mr. and Mrs. Mario Fernandes is the 2015m Imperator.

This week they celebrated with Prayer and Rosary, with Father Jim Achadinha.  Many volunteers also prepared loaves of Portuguese Sweet Bread (Folar).

Sunday May 24th, 9:30 AM Members and family will meet at the Holy Name Society Hall and escort the Imperator to the Church for a mass at 10:00 AM.

The Crowning Ceremony will follow the mass, at Our Lady of Good Voyage.

Share with the Portuguese Community a Celebration of Faith, Family and Friends this Sunday and also Trinity Sunday.


Demetri’s Taekwondo Academy Members celebrate Birthday at Charlie’s Place



A very energetic group celebrates a member’s birthday at Charlie’s Place.

Demetri’s Taekwondo Academy is a Martial Arts School offering Tae Kwon Do classes in Gloucester, MA for kids, men and women. Demetri’s Taekwondo Academy is Located at 186 Main St.






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Narragansett Del’s Shandy Is My New Official Beer Of The Summer

Not too sweet, refreshing and tasty.  I’m all in on the Del’s Shandy.

Throw Yourself to the Wolves

When I did my “Picks” post yesterday I wanted to include a fun event at the one and only Wolf Hollow, but I wasn’t able to confirm until this morning that it is indeed happening.  Didn’t want to steer anyone in the wrong direction!

This Sunday, May 24th, Wolf Hollow will be hosting “Family Fun Fest”.

The event takes place from 11:00-3:00 and includes activities such as:

Educational presentations every hour

Children’s games and activities

Pizza from Ipswich House of Pizza

Snow cones from the Kona Shaved-Ice Truck

AND, last but certainly not least, free samples of local brew served up from the Ipswich Ale Brewery. Not for the kiddos though.

Read all about Wolf Hollow HERE

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Montserrat College of Art and Roger Martin

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 20, 2015) – In conjunction with the special exhibition Bill of Lading: The Art & Poetry of Roger Martin, the Cape Ann Museum presents a conversation with Montserrat College of Art professor Ethan Berry on Saturday, May 30, 2:00 p.m. This program is free for Museum members, Montserrat students and faculty, or with Museum admission.

Bill of Lading explores the art and poetry of Rockport native, Roger Martin (1925-2015). A founder of Montserrat College of Art and a long-time member of its faculty, the town of Rockport’s first Poet Laureate and compiler of three books celebrating the people and poetry of his hometown, and a highly respected graphic artist, illustrator and painter, Roger Martin has long been one of Cape Ann’s most distinguished and creative individuals. Professor Berry will be joined by some of Martin’s former students for this program.

Ethan Berry is a teacher in the printmaking department at Montserrat, as well as Senior Seminar, and has been teaching at the school since 1977. A producer and designer for film, video, and performance events, he is past president of the Board of Directors of the Boston Film/Video Foundation, which was founded in 1976 to provide artists with an organizational support system for the creation of independent film and video. He is also a co-partner in ART ON DEMAND, a consulting group that provides arts programming and design consulting services. His work has been shown at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; the University of Massachusetts; the Provincetown Young Artists’ Exhibition; and the Drawing Show at the Mills Gallery in Boston.

Photo credit: Roger Martin, 2012. Photo by Al Mallette. Print res images available on request.


The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to Cape Ann. Founded in 1873, the Museum’s collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, its art and culture. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday throughSaturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

Cape Ann Chamber License Plates PSA with MA Senator Bruce Tarr

Launched last year by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, after several years of discussion and several months of design competition; the plate beautifully and symbolically portraits the four Cape Ann communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport. We need 1,500 applications, each with a $40 payment to the Mass. DOT, for the registry to make the plates – we are already over 1/3 of the way there! The Chamber has made the application process as easy as just providing your contact information, and they will follow-up with you in the future for the $40 payment when we get closer to the 1,500 applications. IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROCEEDS FROM THE PLATE WILL GO BACK TO THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY THROUGH A NEW NON-PROFIT CAPE ANN FOUNDATION. So do not delay – SIGN UP FOR YOUR PLATE TODAY! Please contact the Chamber at 978 283-1601 or, or email:

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