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Artist Buoys 2012

Buoy Auction & Art Show NEXT FRIDAY
Cruiseport Gloucester | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Family Friendly!!

Above are a few of the beautiful artist buoys you’ll see at next Friday’s auction! [In addition to the wonderful creations by the children of Cape Ann] Along with buoys this year, there will be a kids art activity, a musical performance by Charlie Biancini, and delicious food from a variety of local restaurants! Also, see a collection of works created by Art Haven students over the past year.
This year’s event is bigger and better thanks to a sponsorship from Rockport Mortgage Corporation and support from National Fish & Seafood, Cape Ann Savings Bank, and Crossfit Cape Ann. 
Order your tickets online now by going to or you can give us a call at 978.283.3888. Tickets are $20/family, $12/adult, or $5/student if you get them ahead of time. [$25, $15 or $5 at the door]
Can’t make it to the auction, but you’d like to make a donation online? Visit our web site to donate now. You’ll also be able to bid on select artist buoys on Good Morning Gloucester starting at the end of this week! Stay tuned to GMG and our Facebook page for more details.

Cape Ann Profiles

On the next Cape Ann Profiles show host Rich Sagall interviews Chassea Robinson, the Public Health Nurse for the city of Gloucester. They discuss the role of the public health nurse, the types of cases she is involved in, and what training is necessary for the position. They also discuss bedbugs – how they are spread, what people can do to prevent the problem and how to deal with them if you house is infested.
Cape Ann Profiles can be seen on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, January 20 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00PM. It repeats on Friday, January 27 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, January 29 at 2:00PM.
Rich Sagall is a physician and the president of NeedyMeds, a national non-profit that provides information on programs that help people unable to afford their health care costs. He also publishes Pediatrics for Parents, a children’s health newsletter.

Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe is awarding a $500 scholarship

The Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe is awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from a Cape Ann high school who is planning to pursue further study in the performing arts. Applicants should contact Ray Jenness, CAST President at PO Box 85 in Rockport or online at

Please help us get out the word on this.

Banks of Cape Ann Promotional Campaign – Promoting Essex, Ma

The Essex Merchants Group, in conjunction with the Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce its first Banks of Cape Ann Promotional Campaign. In the spirit of small-town business and the keeping it local philosophy, the Essex Merchants Group approached local banks to become involved in an ongoing campaign focused on the revitalization of the Essex business community. With the understanding that a small impact can radiate throughout a town and region, a number of Cape Ann banks have made significant donations toward the refocusing on Essex as a historic, cultural, and naturally beautiful destination for tourism and commerce.

Essex, MA has just received a once in a century face-lift with newly paved roads, wide user friendly sidewalks, pocket parks to be enjoyed by all and free ample parking along the main streets and in a spacious down town parking lot.

Essex is well known for its tradition of seafood, antiques, recreation, natural beauty and shipbuilding. Now, Essex is continuing to highlight its character with unique art and antique galleries, museums, outdoor recreation, fine and casual dining, and the continued recognition of its proud shipbuilding heritage and natural beauty. The village also hosts a vast number of local festivals, music concerts and community events throughout the year. There’s always something happening in Essex.


Cape Ann Savings Bank has signed on to be the platinum sponsor in the campaign, with the First National Bank of Ipswich, Rockport National Bank and BankGloucester following at the gold level. The Merchants Group will be reaching out to other Cape Ann banks for inclusion as well. Please support the banks that are supporting our communities on Cape Ann. The money donated by these local banks will solely be used by the Merchants Group to promote Essex after the long disruption caused by intense road reconstruction.

With the end of the three-year long project, a revitalized spirit has indeed come to Essex as exemplified by the Merchants Group’s Mums Festival. This Fall Mums adorned nearly one hundred business, town and residential spaces along the main roads. The return of the Essex Pride Award and Essex Pride Dance, where four Essex citizens were honored for their service to the community, also exemplified the spirit of Essex.

The Essex Merchants Group would like to thank all the Cape Ann Banks for their financial support and all the local folks who work to improve the quality of life in Essex. We are looking forward to the new year and Celebrate Essex 2012 .


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