Community Stuff 8/31/14

Schooner Festival Sunday-


Schedule of Events: Sunday, August, 31, 2014
10:30am-12:00 noon:  Parade of Sail
11:00am-1:30pm: Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light
1:00pm: Start of Mayor’s Race

3:00pm: Departure of the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle

6:00pm-8:00pm: Reception and Awards Ceremony 

Silver Season – 25th Anniversary of The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan

Premier program to be taped at the Cape Ann Museum

Join Cape Ann TV and Gloucester resident John Ronan to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the award-winning series The Writer’s Block. The anniversary episode will consist of a panel discussion filmed in front of a live audience in the Cape Ann Museum Auditorium on Wednesday, September 3 at 1:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

The Silver Season begins with a panel of distinguished visual and print media professionals talking about the roles of electronic media and print in American Culture. “PIXELS AND PRINT: The Word in an Electronic Age” will be hosted by Mr. Ronan. The panelists will be Ray Lamont, editor of the Gloucester Daily Times, former poet Laureate Rufus Collinson, Erich Archer, Executive Director of Cape Ann TV and a longtime television and film producer, and Sinikka Nogelo, a former Executive Director of Cape Ann TV and a distinguished artist. Daisy Nell and Captain Stan will provide music.

The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan is one of the oldest, continuously-running public access shows in New England. In 2005, The Writer’s Block was awarded First Prize for an Educational Program Series by the New England Cable Television Association.

The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to help keep it relevant to today’s audiences. More than 20,000 local, national, and international visitors come each year, and more than 9,000 adults, children, and families attend the Museum’s extensive program offerings annually.

Spanning 44,000 square feet, the major cultural institution on Boston’s North Shore also has two historic homes: The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) as well as two sculpture parks in the heart of Gloucester’s Downtown.

Marriage Proposal During Last Thursday’s Harbor Loop Concert

Hey Joey! I was just on your website and I saw that you were covering the last harbor loop concert of the year last night! My fiancé proposed to on stage during the concert thanks to “What Time Is It, Mr Fox?” and I heard that it was being photographed and filmed for local news. I was wondering if you were one of the people covering it? Please let me know!

Adult Education Classes at Wellspring House

Registration for FREE adult education classes at Wellspring House in Gloucester is happening now for our Fall Session. Classes begin Monday, September 15 and we have an information session at 302 Essex Avenue on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm or call ua to arrange an appointment and tour.

Wellspring House’s Adult Learning Initiative (ALI) provides 8 weeks of FREE classes in Computer Skills, Career Development, English and math for women and men interested in passing the high school equivalency test, returning to school or finding a career. Classes are 8:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and study time is 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Please call the Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator for more information at (978) 281-3558, ext. 304. Wellspring House is located at 302 Essex Ave., Gloucester, MA.  FREE local transportation is available.


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