Community Stuff 12/3/13

Joey:  Can you help get the word out?  Thank you.

The Magnolia Library  & Community Center will light Magnolia’s 20 foot high Christmas Tree beginning at 5:30 pm this Saturday December 7th.  pm.  There will be a special visit from Santa Clause who will arrive at 6:30 pm.  The event is open to the public and children of all ages.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. 

Hi Joey C & GMG Readers!
Stroll Rockport’s Christmas tree-lined streets during our Annual Shopping Stroll – THIS FRIDAY! More than 60 merchants will be offering promotions, discounts, raffles and refreshments to light-up the Holiday shopping season! 
We hope to see you in Downtown Rockport!
Happy Holidays,
Dawn Noble
Rockport’s Downtown Merchants Group




Celebrate Middle Street Walk
at Sargent House

December 14, 2013

In addition to beautiful holiday decorations, seasonal gifts and treats from 11A – 4P, Sargent House will be hosting two benefit performances during Middle Street Walk:

  • 12:00-1:00PM – Listen to a chamber music concert provided by Rockport High School musicians, led by director Nathan Cohen*                                                    
PLEASE NOTE: Seating will be limited for both performances. Please RSVP for one, the other, or both events at  Suggested donation for each performance is $10.00 per person. These are benefit performances: proceeds will be split, and will support the performers as well as the Sargent House Museum.

For more information, visit our website:

Eastern Point Day School Open House

Monday, December 9th from 9:30 am –11:30 am

Interested parents, guardians and their children are invited to visit Eastern Point Day School on December 9, 2013 from 9:30-11:30 am. Come and meet the dedicated faculty and great students that make Eastern Point Day School a unique and enriching community. Eastern Point Day School is an independent school, Pre-K to 8th grade, focused on thematic teaching with an emphasis on curriculum integration and academic excellence, delivered in a nurturing, creative and dynamic environment.

We offer rolling admission, options to augment homeschool learning, scholarships and financial aid. For more information, please visit or email at

A Christmas Celebration in Song North Shore Christian Men’s Choir

A Christmas Celebration in Song featuring the North Shore Christian Men’s Choir, a bell choir, trombone, and special guests will take place on Saturday, December 21st at 2:30 p.m.  The free concert will take place at First Baptist Church, (Harvey Park)

Four High Street, Rockport, MA.  A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.


Book Signing In Rockport-

Sarah Clark presents her book A ROCKPORT CHILDHOOD; IDYLL AND REALITY with an accompanying slideshow. Some Gloucester folks may remember her father, Jimmy Clark, who was waterfront, city hall and general Gloucester news reporter on the Gloucester Daily Times for 34 years. The book tells the story of his romance with the Rockport girl, he managed to marry despite her mother’s objections to “the scruffy reporter from Gloucester.” Jimmy’s waterfront column Squibs was a feature of the GDT, and he was noted by the GDT staff as being the one reporter who knew all the spellings of Ciarmetaro.
Books will be available at the event or can be purchased beforehand at The Bookstore in Gloucester and Toad Hall and Tuck’s in Rockport. Price is $12.



  • Squibs ~ what a good ~ fun google read! If you have ties to a Gloucester fishing vessel (mine would be in the 1930s) google squibs and the name of the vessel and/or the captain. A paragraph or mention will appear telling your story in the Gloucester voice no longer heard. Boats are listed in order of the days haul, boats “out of the game” while in repair, or telling of a wreck found near Thachers leaving six families to mourn. So, now I know, Jim Clark gave us these reports of proud history to remember ~ thank you Jim Clark. Now I’m anxious to read what your daughter has to say about you!


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