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Thank you Generous Gardeners Volunteers

The tulips, grass, flowers and the boulevard looks amazing and looking forward to The Tulip Festival on May 6, 2017.

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Gloucester Tulip Festival, Saturday May 6, 2017

May 6th is the Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new Stacy Boulevard gardens and the completion of the seawall reconstruction project.

The festivities will begin at 10:00 AM with an old-fashioned promenade from the Stage Fort Park Visitors Center to the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best and stroll with neighbors and friends. Free and open to all. Prizes awarded based on elegance, creativity and floral inspiration. Prizes are baskets of tulips with gift certificates.

1. Best Bonnet (female)
2. Best Chapeau (male)
3. Best Pram
4. Best Walking Stick
5. Best Children’s Outfit
6. Best Headdress
7. Best Overall (male)
8 Best Overall (female)
9. Best Couple
10. Best Family

Following the promenade, Gloucester’s mayor will officially open the Boulevard with a ribbon cutting. The Promenade’s Grand Marshall, William Taylor will then announce the winners. Generous Gardeners volunteers will be available all afternoon to answer questions and provide interesting tulip trivia.

Generous Gardeners planted over 22,000 tulips for a spectacular show of color and form in shades of pink, purple, yellow, orange and red. Generous Gardeners is a volunteer group of local gardeners who care for over 22 public spaces in Gloucester. There are two tulip festival fundraising events planned. The movie Tulip Mania will be shown April 29th at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage on Main Street. Doors open at 7:00 to mix and mingle. The film starts at 7:45 about the spectacular tulip speculation in 1637 Holland. $15/per person. The second event is a fundraiser party on May 6th at the Mile Marker starting at 6 PM and featuring the Honky Tonk Women’s Band. $20/per person. These events benefit Generous Gardeners and the Stacy Boulevard Gardens.

Free Parking at Stage Fort Park. Handicap/senior parking at Kent Circle. Promenade contestants must register at 10:00 AM at Stage Fort Park Visitors Center, but all are welcome to participate.

Please note our fabulous fundraiser trip to Amsterdam below. If you would like a ticket supplies are limited, email and she will reserve one for you. Call 781-346-1363 with questions.

May 6 Generous Gardener Tulip Festival Poster

Raffle for All Inclusive plus Airfare for 9 day Amsterdam Tulip River Cruise

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Stage fort park..beautiful day

Donna Ardizzoni / Circle Consulting Group 978-526-9222

Meditation and Relaxation Offerings: April 30 – May 7th

Cape Ann Wellness

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Sunday April 30th. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Make Every Day ‘Earth Day! ‘

(This ‘Earth Day Celebration’ was RESCHEDULED Due to Weather.) This Sunday looks like the weather is going to cooperate. 🙂

Shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) is the Japanese practice of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.

Join us for a gentle walk and meditation in nature and experience the health benefits. ‘By Donation.’

On this leisurely walk you will be encouraged to use all of your senses as you allow the beautiful setting in nature to lower your stress levels, boost your immune system and improve your overall health. No experience with meditation necessary.

  • Tuesday May 2nd Community Reiki Share. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. (*Reiki Practitioners can come early for special Japanese Reiki Hatsurei Ho Mediation – 4:30 pm.) Manchester…

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Red Cross Blood Drive Friday May 5th

Cape Ann Community

The Gloucester Knights of Columbus is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross at Our Lady of Good Voyage Hall on May 5th from 1 pm to 6 pm. To make an appointment please call 1-800-733-2767 or go to: and select a time that works best for you!May 2017 Blood Drive

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Pietro Cannavo writes, “As you may already know that a friend and a member of our community passed away unexpectedly. We are trying to raise money for his family to help pay for expenses. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please find it in your hearts to help in anyway. Thank you. We miss you Joel.”



Deborah Cramer writes from the climate march on Washington D.C. “The EPA, under its new leadership, is taking down the climate change pieces of its website. So, so happy to be in Washington with so many kids chanting “We are unstoppable, another world is possible,” as thousands of people marched down Pennsylvania Ave. to the White House.”


Yellow Legs feeding at daybreak in the marsh.

I am not sure if this is a Greater or Lesser Yellow Legs. It was too dark to make an id before flying off to join several more feeding at low tide in the marsh.

Look for both Greater and Lesser Yellow Legs along the shoreline–they are seen in Massachusetts during spring and fall migrations. Yellow Legs are traveling to bogs and marshes of the boreal forest region of Canada and Alaska where they breed and nest for the summer.

Cape ann sustainable fair

Donna Ardizzoni / Circle Consulting Group 978-526-9222

Opens today: Andrew Manning solo exhibition at The Hive includes this coyote painting

The opening reception for Andrew Manning’s solo exhibition is today from 2-4pm at The Hive, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA. The show features 22 (mostly) recent paintings –like that arresting coyote painting on the exhibition poster– and intaglios. The show will continue through May 6th. Andrew teaches at Art Haven, too.

The Hive 

INHABITATIONS|Negotiating the dynamic tensions between spaces

Opening Reception:
Saturday. April 29th. 2-4PM
Falcon’s Nest gallery at The Hive
11 Pleasant Street. Gloucester MA
April 29 – May 6, 2017



Gloucester Pride Stride Sunday


​Annual Fundraising Walk to Benefit Cape Ann Non-Profits and Community Groups

O’Maley Academy benefit Thursday May 4th: dine and enjoy the Drama Club’s medley of Broadway music and theater!

Mike Springer photograph for Gloucester Daily Times “Olivia Heasley rehearses a scene in “Be Our Guest” a musical revue at O’Maley Middle School…Dinner and drama: Performance meal to benefit  O’Maley Academy 18 (after school) clubs” 

  • Tickets: $10 adults, $5 kids and seniors, $20 per family, includes dinner and medley of Broadway musicals and drama
  • Date: Thursday May 4, 2017
  • Time: 6PM
  • Where: O’Maley
  • O’Maley Drama Club O’Maley Academy



Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 4/29/17

Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board


A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Sawyer Free Library, Week of April 30-May 6



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Gloucester Meetinghouse Mother’s Day Concert to Featuring Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”


APRIL 28, 2017 ~ CHASNAZ

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce that the Ipswich-based community orchestra, ‘The Orchestra on the Hill,’ will perform renowned composer Aaron Copland’s prizewinning “Appalachian Spring” on Sunday, May 14, in the historic Gloucester Universalist Meetinghouse.

This Mother’s Day concert begins at 3:30 p.m., led by conductor and orchestra founder Tom Palance, a member of the music faculty at Salem State University and at the Boston Conservatory of Music. This will be the 20-member orchestra’s first concert appearance in Gloucester.

Along with the orchestral suite “Appalachian Spring” the program will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Suite for Viola and Orchestra,” and a new work by Ipswich musician and composer Chris Florio, “The Banquet.” Copland’s scoring of familiar melodies in “Appalachian Spring” won him the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1944.

This is the finale in GMF’s fall-winter 2016-17 concert series. The Meetinghouse, an icon on Gloucester’s skyline, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Street in downtown Gloucester. Parking is available on the green.  Accessible side entrance with a lift at 10 Church Street.

A summer series of free Friday evening, outdoor concerts on the Meetinghouse lawn starts on July 7th.  ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ features a different musical ensemble each week with a partner North Shore non-profit as the beneficiary via free-will offerings from the audience.

Tickets to the May 14 concert are $45 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating, and $25 for students and seniors. Admission is free to persons age 17 and under. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance at

Appalachian Spring Poster

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s mission is to preserve Gloucester’s last-surviving historic Meetinghouse, as a civic hub, entertainment venue and community center. The landmark 1806 Meetinghouse is home to the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, whose founders led the way in Massachusetts for legal separation of church and state as now enshrined in the First Amendment.

The Orchestra on the Hill is a community organization formed in support of professional music performances and performers on the North Shore. Its mission is to enrich Ipswich and surrounding communities through exceptional concerts of orchestral music, and provide opportunities for non-professional adult musicians to rehearse together coached by professional conductors and players.

FREE Classes @ Wellspring House

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Join Backyard Growers for a Workshop!



We have a whole host of workshops coming up in May- join us for one!

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Our spring greens are growing, which means it’s almost time to harvest them and cook them up! Join us May 9 & 16 for our spring cooking workshops! May 9th is Kids Night where we will focus on kids learning how to make a fun, healthy recipe. Then May 16th join us and a guest chef to learn some quick, easy recipes straight from the garden. Sign up and buy tickets on our website!

Tuesday, May 9th, Kids Night, 6pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!

Tuesday, May 16th, Guest Chef Presentation, 6:30pm at The Open Door: Tickets here!

Tickets $15 for individuals, $20 for families.

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Join us for a composting workshop with Black Earth Compost!

Always wanted to start a backyard compost pile but didn’t know how? Join Backyard Growers and local compost professionals, Black Earth Compost, for this workshop to learn the ins and outs of backyard composting!

Thursday, May 18th, 6 pm, $10 for community members, tickets available here!

Sign MBTA Petition for Improved Closure Schedule



MBTA Forum was hosted on April 26 at 6:30pm in Gloucester City Hall where petitions were passed out to all to consider and sign, as well as provide the opportunity to speak out about any concerns on the proposed repair schedule.


The undersigned oppose closure of all public transit for the commuter rail north of the Salem Commuter Rail Station, as has been proposed for a minimum of 28 days from July 17 through August 13, and of the entire North Station to Rockport line for a series of weekends in the summer of 2017, without suitable mitigation. We and others rely on the commuter service to get to work, school, food shop, visit family and friends and also to reach recreation and entertainment and shopping destinations on Cape Ann. Many people, especially

The undersigned oppose closure of all public transit for the commuter rail north of the Salem Commuter Rail Station, as has been proposed for a minimum of 28 days from July 17 through August 13, and of the entire North Station to Rockport line for a series of weekends in the summer of 2017, without suitable mitigation. We and others rely on the commuter service to get to work, school, food shop, visit family and friends and also to reach recreation and entertainment and shopping destinations on Cape Ann. Many people, especially lower paid workers, will lose their jobs if they have no public transit, as they have no private car to use instead or cannot afford the parking costs. Cape Ann businesses often rely on summer income to hit sustainable revenue needs for the entire year and some will fail due to absence of public transit. The valuation of all Cape Ann real estate will be diminished by the enduring poor reputation as having unreliable essential public transit. Alternative public transit must be made available to serve residents and visitors, at times and prices sufficiently affordable to accommodate all public needs. AS SIGNED BY THE BELOW NAMES:


“As Massachusetts moves forward to implement Positive Train Control (PTC), it is imperative that MassDOT find ways to work with the communities impacted by this federally mandated requirement to ensure that the disruption to service is mitigated. While there is no good time to implement PTC, MassDOT needs to hear from community members about the impact shutting weekend commuter rail service in the summer months will have on their lives.

I was discouraged to hear that MassDOT has canceled public hearings, which are important in order for them to hear directly from the communities impacted by these weekend shutdowns.

I have heard your concerns loud and clear and I will continue to work with municipal, state, and MassDOT officials to ensure that this process is open, fair, and transparent”


Congressman Seth Moulton

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