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April- Pet of The Week


Hi, my name is April and I am a two-month-old girl pup who is a Retriever mix.  I have a pretty tan coat.  I am looking out to Cape Ann to see if there might be someone out there who would like to adopt me.   I have a lot of energy and  lots to learn; but I am smart and eager to learn.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, currently located at 260 Main Street in Gloucester.  

Please visit our site at CapeAnnAnimalAid and see all the upcoming events to take place this summer.

Have you purchased your brick for the walkway at the new shelter at Four Paws Lane in Gloucester?   The new shelter will be opening later this year.   I have to run, there is a stuffed toy on the floor that looks like it needs to be crewed on! 

The Action Emergency Homeless Shelter is now accepting donations of the following items: Deodorant, razors, feminine products, men’s sneakers and boots (larger sizes preferred), men’s jeans (larger sizes preferred), and socks. Thank you for your support!



Flying Enterprises: Cape Ann Arts, Crafts and Literary Festivals of the early 1950s

Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Gloucester resident and local historian Mary Rhinelander McCarl will present this illustrated talk about the origins of the Cape Ann Festival of Arts (1952-1969). This program is included with admission; reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, please call (978)283-0455, x11 or email

In the early 1950s Cape Ann was full of graphic and sculptural artists, artisans in many media, writers of fiction, poets and playwrights. In 1952, thanks largely to the great sculptor Walker Hancock, the series of the Cape Ann Festival of Arts was begun. These Festivals lasted until 1969 and are well worth a whole series of talks, but in this talk Mary will concentrate on the first two years: 1952 and 1953. 

Mary Rhinelander McCarl retired to Gloucester in 2001, having spent summers in the area since her birth in 1940. Her education includes degrees from Harvard College (a BA and an MA in History), Simmons College (an MLS) and UMass, Boston (an MA in History and Archives). She has served as the Assistant Curator of Manuscripts at the Genealogical Society and has been a volunteer at the Cape Ann Museum since 1988. Mary has a passionate interest in local history and is a dedicated researcher.


The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is sponsoring a National Weather Service Skywarn Severe Weather Spotter Training course this Saturday April 21st at the Lanesville Community Center on 8 Vulcan Street in Gloucester.This course is open to the public,there is no sign up needed and it is free of charge.The doors will open at 9:30 AM,the course starts at 10:00 AM and will run until 1:00 PM.This course is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors and those who are interested in severe weather phenomena.

Sincerely, Dean Burgess

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