Community Stuff 11/15/12

Boom! Thanksgiving Food Drive in Gloucester


Gloucester United Methodist Church Holiday Cafter & Vendor Fair – Dec 1st

GUMC-Holiday Craft Fair


Mia #2 by Cyrus Whittier (charcoal)-


Rockport Art Association / Celebrating 90 Years 1921-2011

12 Main Street / Rockport, MA 01966

(978) 546-6604

Rockport Art Association New Members Show

The RAA is pleased to announce the selection of eleven new juried artist members. They welcomed Vicki Diez-Canseco, Dawn Evans Scaltreto,
Michael Foley, Richard Giedd, John Thomas Grant, Marion Hall, Otto Laske, Bernie McTigue, Kathleen A. Staab, Grace Vasta-Carr & Cyrus Whittier

at a well attended opening reception and welcome ceremony last Sunday.

The public is invited to view the works of these new artist members in the RAA Martha Moore Room through December 6th. The show is open free to the public.

WHAT: RAA New Artist Member Show

WHERE: Rockport Art Association / 12 Main Street, Rockport

WHEN: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm & Sun Noon-5pm thru December 6th

COST: Open free to the public.

CONTACT: 978.546.6604 /

Purple Heart Highway Invitation

Melissa Cox forwards-

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and the Gloucester Veteran Services Office cordially invite you to a dedication ceremony on Saturday, November 17th of the Cape Ann portion of Rt.128 that has legislatively been designated a Purple Heart Highway. Saturday’s dedication will begin at 11:00AM and will be held at Gloucester City Hall, followed by a small reception at the Gloucester House Restaurant at 12:30PM. Invited guests include local officials, Purple Heart recipients and other members of the veterans’ community. During the ceremony the new signs designating the highway will be unveiled.

When: Saturday, November 17th

Time: 11:00AM  Where: Gloucester City Hall

Earlier this year, Senator Tarr filed legislation designating the portion of Rt.128 as a Purple Heart Highway as a result of a home rule petition passed by the Gloucester City Council and approved by Mayor Carolyn Kirk. The legislation, which was co-sponsored by Representative Ferrante, was signed into law by Governor Patrick on August 16th.

The Cape Ann section of Rt.128, which begins at Grant Circle and extends to East Main Street, now joins with transportation elements in 45 states across the country that collectively comprise the National Purple Heart Trail System. The name of the system stems from the Purple Heart Medal that honors members of the United States military who were wounded or killed in service to the nation.

Designating the Cape Ann portion of Rt.128 further honors these veterans for the sacrifices they have made on behalf of this great nation.

Saturday’s event is open to the public, and you may share this information with others, and we hope to see you there!

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