Community Stuff 6/24/14

Fireworks related information from Fire Chief Eric Smith


Ethan Fuller submits-

Instrument Drive – Eagle Scout Project

Want to be a part of a Community Service Project?  Here’s how you can help!

Accepting donations of lightly-worn instruments.

Help students achieve their musical dreams by donating playable instruments for any students enrolling in a band or orchestra at Rockport Public Schools.

This Sunday, June 29th,  there will be a collection site at the Rockport High School from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

For more details visit my Facebook event @ Instrument Drive/ Eagle Scout Project or contact me directly: Ethan Fuller at or call 978-546-1130.

Accepting flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos and much more.  If you or someone you know used to play an instrument and no longer does, please consider donating to this worthy cause! 

I am also accepting donations for the cost of minor repairs.  To donate please visit my FB page for more information.  Thank you in advance for your considerations!

It’s Your Dog Park!
Please Help With a Generous Donation Today!

What does it take to make a successful dog park?

  • Rule-abiding dog owners
  • Well behaved dogs
  • Willing and able volunteers
  • And CASH!

All four are required, but today we are writing to ask you to help with that forth bullet.  Gloucester gave us use of the land, but taking care of the park is up to those of us who have come to rely on it. 
We are looking to raise $10,000 this summer.***

  • $5,000 — Maintenance and supplies: (think poop bags, mowing, tools, etc…)
  • $5,000 — Installing lights(!)   A generous Gloucester dog guardian has offered to donate solar powered lights for the park–all we need to do is raise the funds for installation.

***and we are well on our way! $2,000 down, only $8,000 to go!

There are many ways to contribute:

  • Donate by check!  Send your donation to:
      Gloucester Fund
      45 Middle Street,
      Gloucester, MA  01930
            (write “Dog Park” on the memo line)
  • Donate Online! Make a one-time donation via Network for Good or consider becoming a GDP Sustainer by signing up to make monthly contributions to your dog park.
  • Donate at the park! Next time you’re at the park, slip your donation into our new donation box located in the entry way.

Become a true friend to Gloucester Dog Park!  Donate today so we all can continue to enjoy a well-maintained (and with your help, soon to be well lit) park.  Thank you!

Managing a Dog Park!  A True Community Effort!

Joins us!  Contribute!  Volunteer!  
Get involved at

Hi Joey!

I was hoping you could share this flyer for the yoga classes that I am offering at Niles Beach all summer long.  I’d like to invite GMG readers to join me for a FREE CLASS this week!  Class times are Wednesday and Friday at 9am and Wednesday night at 7:30.  No experience or flexibility required…  Just bring a towel and a sense of humor!




Good morning Joey, I realize this took place a week ago, but could you publicize the good works of one of our local Gloucester Scout Troops?  Ryan Ciullufo’s Eagle Scout Project culminated June 14, Flag Day, with a retirement ceremony of over 400 worn out U.S. flags held at Stage Fort Park.  The city never had any mechanism to collect and retire worn flags prior to Ryan’s project, and Mayor Kirk attended the flag box dedication ceremony held at the Gloucester AM Vets a couple of weeks prior to this event.

It’s a good, positive story.  Many thanks.  I’m a member of the Troop 56 Committee – fyi.

Have a good week.

John Felock

Magnolia, Massachusetts

fipps halibut


Hi Joey,
My father and I run a charter business out of Cape Ann Marina.  My
whole family follows your page on facebook.  On saturday my dad (Bruce
Sweet) ran an ironman charter out to Fippinnies Ledge.  I was not
actually on the trip but thought you might like to check some of the
photos out.  They landed a 46# halibut as well as had some run ins
with some other cool marine life like a large torpedo ray, wolffish,
and a great white.  Here are links to the facebook page and website
(not sure if the pics made it there yet).  Hope you enjoy checking
them out.  Let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading my email and all the great posts &pictures,
Eric Sweet



A Drop In

Beading Circle

Pleasant Street Tea Co.

7 Pleasant St., Gloucester

Tuesday Nights, Beginning June 24th

at 6 PM * FREE!

Learn Alaskan and Tibetan-style beading techniques, or do you own thing.

Knitters welcome!

For more information call Bruce Ware at 978.881.8982


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