Community Stuff 3/30/14


Thanks to the Friends of Seacoast the residents enjoyed their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Irish Step Dancers, A Baby Farm Animal Visit by Barn Babies, the weekly concerts and the monthly dinner theater by professional entertainers included The Honky Tonk Women, Freddie Arabian and Dave Burns.

The Friends of Seacoast enhance the resident’s lives at the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with hours of enjoyment by providing the finances needed for the special entertainment, supplies and community outings. Any and all donations to “The Friends of Seacoast” are gratefully accepted.

We are looking forward to many upcoming events with the support of the Friends of Seacoast including a Red Sox “Home Opener” Celebration with Fenway favorite snacks, weekly Musical Entertainment, Dinner Theater with catered foods from local restaurants, Community Outings and more…

The next Friends of Seacoast meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

The Cape Ann Museum received a grant from “Mass Humanities” and has been offering Seacoast an on going program scheduled from September 2013 through June 2014 called “The Power of Place”

This artistic expression project has included poetry, painting, a museum tour and art demonstrations within the Seacoast facility.

The next visit titled “Art Celebration” scheduled for April 24th, will exhibit residents artwork.

In collaboration with Cape Ann Giclee and the donations from local Artists, Seacoast is looking to bring the residents of the memory impaired unit back home through a program entitled “Scenes of Cape Ann”

Canvases of Images of familiar places and events on Cape Ann will be on permanent display and will bring memories and comfort to the seniors on the Alzheimer’s care unit.

An Open House Art Show “Scenes of Cape Ann” will be held on Saturday, May 17th 2-3:30 PM at Seacoast exhibiting the canvases. A DVD of all the donated images will be shown.

All contributors will be welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Alison Cox

Activities Director

Ghostlight Chorus, an a cappella choir based in New York City, was in residence on Cape Ann this past week, sponsored by Rockport Music’s Education and Outreach programs. Presentations and workshops were given to chorus, orchestra, and chamber music students at Rockport Middle and High Schools, and to students at West Parish Elementary School in Gloucester.  Rockport High School Madrigals, who had been working with choral director Patti Pike in preparation for the residency, workshopped, rehearsed, and performed with an a cappella quintet from the Ghostlight Chorus at the free Community Concert on Thursday March 27 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. The concert was sponsored by the Summer Star Foundation for Nature Art and Humanity. Rockport High School students taking part were Emma Brousseau, Miles Bryan, Nick Endicott, Annabelle Harling, Alexandra Legendre, Jane Quirk, Kiva Trumbour, Katrina Tuck, Cady Whitley,  Myles Wrinn. Evelyn Troester is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Ghostlight Chorus.


The Pub is hosting a Beer Dinner on April 1st at 6 p.m.

We’ve put together a great five course menu paired with our beer. The night is limited to 50 spots, and they are going quick.


Nick Chapman

Cape Ann Brewing Co.



Spring Greening at Rockport’s April 5th Town Meeting

Rockport Middle School in conjunction with Project 351 is proud to announce “Spring Greening.”  Our Project 351 representative Grace Collins is coordinating this program.

Grace Collins is Rockport Middle School’s eighth grade Ambassador to Governor Deval Patrick’s Project 351.  Project 351 is designed to bring together 8th graders from each Massachusetts school district to “serve, develop leadership skills, and discuss issues critical to young people and their communities.”  With the help of Principal Conrad and School Counselor Ms. Chace at the Middle School, Grace is organizing this clothing collection from March 31st through April 11th.  Through a partnership with Project 351, the clothes will be donated to Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that provides care packages of clothing and other items to homeless and low-income children in Boston and beyond.  “This project is a great way to make the world a little better,” says Grace, “helping the community with their spring cleaning, encouraging recycling of gently used clothes for a good cause, and helping kids that aren’t as lucky as we are here in Rockport.”  We are proud to support Grace in this leadership endeavor and know that she will make it a great success.

Rockport residents planning to attend the next Town Meeting on April 5th are invited to bring along any gently used children’s (infant through small adult) clothing they would like to donate to support a middle school student’s Spring Greening project. 

Grace was originally going to promote Spring Greening just within the school community, until she learned that the Town Meeting was right in the middle of the collection period. She’s hoping that Rockport residents, perhaps with children that have headed off to college, or with preschoolers or grandchildren, will find gently used clothes to add to the Spring Greening effort.  Students will be on hand to help direct the clothing collection.  For more information aboutSpring Greening, Project 351, or anything else related to the project please contact Ms. Anne-Marie Chace at Rockport Middle School at 978 546 1250.



SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2:00-4:00 PM
Moderator:  Ward 5 City Councilor  Bill Fonvielle
In January, Bill Fonvielle came to Magnolia to listen to his constituents.
Many ideas were exchanged and the group present decided to organize a
town meeting in April to discuss the commercial revitalization of Magnolia.
It turned out that some major players already had plans underway that
could revitalize the face of Magnolia’s main street. Some of them have
agreed to be panelists at the April 6 meeting (see above) and discuss
their plans.  This meeting  will give the community a chance to focus on
efforts they might support  that would benefit Magnolia.
All residents are encouraged to attend!


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