Community Stuff 11/10/12

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Hi Joey and crew!

Just Love GMG!

Please post the following announcement. Many folks here on Cape Ann have lost someone to suicide. It is a most devastating loss.  There is a place and time to come together to be in the company of others who know this kind of pain. Please see info below.

Thanks for all the good you do to promote communication and strong community!

Best, Anita Pandolfe Ruchman


If you have lost someone to suicide, you are not alone. There are millions of survivors who, like you, are trying to cope with this heartbreaking loss. More than 38,000 people take their lives every year in the Unites States, each leaving behind friends and loved ones who struggle with loss, grief and all of those questions that begin "Why…?"

On Saturday, November 17th, hundreds of simultaneous conferences for survivors of suicide loss will take place throughout the country and around the world. This unique network of healing conferences helps survivors connect with others who have survived the tragedy of suicide loss, and express and understand the powerful emotions they experience.

Please invite others who are on this journey to join us on November 17th.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012 12:30 – 3:30

BankGloucester 160 Main St.  Gloucester, Ma. 01966

$10 suggested donation

contact: Anita Pandolfe Ruchman NP

Survivor/ Holistic Nurse-Psychotherapist —-

978 546 6599

5th Annual Lights of Love
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 5:30-6:30 p.m
.Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester


Enter for your chance to win this original, framed oil painting, New England Springtime, by acclaimed Cape Ann artist     Ken Knowles.  100% of your raffle ticket purchase directly benefits cancer care services for Cape Ann patients, supporting world-class cancer care close to home for those who need it most.

Lights of Love is an annual celebration of life and hope.  The highlight of our season-long benefit is the festive Tree Lighting Ceremony which commemorates all who have been touched by cancer.  Launched in 2008 by Cape Ann residents Sue Kyle and Shawn Wilson in gratitude for the care Sue continues to receive at AGH, Lights of Love has raised more than $50,000 to ensure access to top-notch cancer care for Cape Ann families and the 2,000 patients served each year at the Gorton’s Specialty and Cancer Care Center.

Save the Date and bring your family for the 5th Annual Lights of Love Benefit and Tree Lighting on November 29 Featuring Lights of Love Annual Tree Lighting * Art Raffle Drawing * Cape Ann Raffle Prizes * Caroling with the Gloucester High School Chorus * Tribute and Holiday Treats.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets available in Administration and Community Relations at Addison Gilbert Hospital (inside Washington Street entrance).

Please contact Rebecca via email or by phone 978.236.1624 for further information.

Rockport Art Association Announces Fourth Annual

“Masterpieces in Miniature” Holiday Exhibition and Sale

The Rockport Art Association (RAA) announces its fourth annual “Masterpieces in Miniature” exhibition and sale, set to open on Friday evening, November 16, 2012. More than 75 of the RAA’s award-winning member artists will display a quartet of small works, which are all framed and sold individually. Based on the past success of this event, the RAA knows that these smaller pieces, which range in price from $250 to $1,000, allow more people to be able to purchase original works by our member artists for their own collections — or as gifts — and support the RAA in this important end-of-year fundraising event.

The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, November 16th from 6pm to 8pm and will feature music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The opening reception will be the first opportunity to view and purchase these paintings – there will be absolutely no ‘early bird’ sales. Last year, buyers were lined up at the door, and flooded the galleries, intent on purchasing their favorite works.

As in past years, the exhibition will feature 6” by 8” works in many mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings and sculpture. All are beautifully framed and ready to hang. Photographs of each piece will also be displayed on the RAA’s website,, soon after the opening so that art collectors outside the area will be able to view and purchase these small gems. New paintings will be hung to replenish the walls during the duration of the show, so the RAA encourages art collectors to revisit the exhibition more than once.

Another highlight of opening night is that the “Have You Seen the Mosher at the RAA” raffle winner will be drawn. The winner will receive a beautiful 26” x 32” original oil generously donated by one of the RAA’s most well-known and award-winning artists, Donald Allen Mosher. Raffle tickets are still available.

The RAA is the nation’s oldest continually operating art association and serves a region steeped in a rich and meaningful arts tradition. As a non-profit organization, it raises operating funds for its exhibitions and educational programs, which are all open to the public, from donations and fundraising events. Artists will be donating from 40% to 100% of the proceeds from sales of these “Masterpieces in Miniature” to the RAA. This is the RAA’s final exhibition of 2012, and the organization is relying on sales to help it meet its end-of-year operating expenses.

The RAA is located on Main Street in historic Rockport, Massachusetts, and is open to the public. Fall hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from noon until 5pm. “Masterpieces in Miniature” will be on display from November 16 to December 31, 2012.


Come by BankGloucester on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 11am to 1pm for a public reception for artist Rod Peterson. The reception is a great opportunity to meet Rod and speak with him regarding his work. Light refreshments will be served.  A collection of his paintings are on display at the bank through January 11, 2013.

Rod Peterson, a native and resident of Malden, MA, started painting in the early 1970’s and studied painting with North Shore artist Eva Cincotta, South Shore artist Ros Farbush and the late artist/author David Millard. He has been involved with the Malden Sketch Group since its start back in 1996. Rod is an Artist Member of the North Shore Arts Association and he is currently represented by The Back Bay Framery at 227 Newbury St. in Boston.

The bank is located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.


Rose Baker Happenings

Note: Rose Baker Senior Center is closed November 12th, Veteran’s Day.
Stockings for the homeless
The Social Day Care program at Rose Baker Senior Center has started their annual collection of personal care items for men and women living in shelters. The items are placed in stockings and delivered to ACTION Shelter and Grace Center at Christmas time. This is a wonderful use for those soaps and body products we all collect on our travels as well as the extra items we have around the house, such as small toothpastes, toothbrushes and dental floss. Please bring any items you would like to contribute to Rose Baker Center by December 14th.
Medicare Program
At 10am on Wednesday, November 14th, MassPro is presenting a program entitled “How the Medicare Program Protects You.” Among the topics that will be covered are:
·    Your rights under Medicare
·    Medicare and quality care
On Going
The memoir writing group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month. The next meeting is November 16th. The groups is putting their memories into words, creating wonderful personal and family histories. The group meets from 10 to noon and is always looking for new members.


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