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Cape Ann Whale Watch- Is A Must

Kate reviews Cape Ann Whale Watch-

Cape Ann Whale Watch: Two thumbs up, 5 star experience, a must do for visitors and locals!  Whether you go alone, with a friend or with your family, Cape Ann Whale Watch will provide an exciting and educational experience. The 3-4 hour adventure on the Hurricane II began with an introduction and safety message, a beautiful ride through the harbor pointing out areas of interest such as Gorton’s and the Paint Factory, and an educational experience throughout. On this particular trip the Naturalist, Christopher Ferrante, educated us on not only the sea life we were searching for but kept the passengers laughing with shots to the Yankees fans, Giants Fans and all other non-Boston/New England sports fans that saturated the boat! Top to bottom, the boat was super clean, including the four restrooms. Hungry? The galley offers tons of food options from clam chowder to sandwiches, beverages and a variety of different snacks.  All in all, the morning trip out to search for whales was not only exciting but educational and, thanks to Christopher, comical. The entire staff from Captain Scott, to Christopher and all the others on board were friendly and full of knowledge. Whether you’re a resident of Gloucester like us or visiting, a trip on Cape Ann Whale watch is something everyone needs to do. Take our word for it!

5 star reviews:

Eloise: “It was amazingly fun and awesome!”

Madeline: “I would totally do it again!”

Connor: “I loved when the whale jumped up out of the ocean!”

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Check out their Facebook page at this link for all kinds of whale videos from their latest trips-

Recycling collection will be on a holiday schedule

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Good Afternoon All,

This is what has just been posted to the City’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the recycling collection will be on a holiday schedule. Wednesday collection will be Thursday, Thursday collection will be Friday, Friday collection will be Saturday.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you.

Rose LoPiccolo

Executive Secretary to

The Director of Public Works

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Lots Of Local Scenes In The Trailer For Manchester-By-The Sea The Movie

Check Out The Trailer Here And How Many Local Spots Can You Detect From The Trailer?

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Talbot Rink

 

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A couple of our boats, the Dominatrix, The Michael D and Pier 7 Marina in this shot from the State Fish Pier

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Mt Pleasant Cemetery?

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Is this Lobster Cove?

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Another Shot Of The Gloucester MA State Fish Pier

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Prattys

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Manchester Harbor

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Annisquam Yacht Club
Thanks Bex for the reminder!

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/25/16

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Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND

August 24, 2016 ~ mayorsefatia

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August 25, 2016 – Thursday Concert At Harbor Loop 6:00 p.m. On Stage will be “What Time is Mr. Fox”. Traffic will be heavier than normal at Rogers Street and Harbor Loop from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

August 27, 2016 and August 28, 2016 Public Beaches – Both Saturday and Sunday weather conditions are predicted to be conducive for popular Beach attendance.  Expectations are for heavy traffic on Eastern Avenue and Thatcher Road, as well as Concord and Atlantic Streets from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Police will be on duty at Good Harbor Beach.  Wingaersheek Beach and Stage Fort Park.  We will also have area cruisers monitoring traffic at the Eastern Avenue Lights and Concord and Atlantic Streets when available.

August 27, 2016 – Saturday – The Annual Magnolia Road RaceThe race will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Expectations are for traffic delays and for brief road closures on Lexington Avenue, Norman Avenue, Magnolia Avenue and Shore Road until approximately 10:00 a.m.

August 27, 2016 – Saturday – The Fishermen’s Memorial Service – The service will begin at 5:00 p.m. proceeding from Legion Square to Stacy Boulevard.  Expectations are for minor traffic delays.  The public is encouraged to join us in commemoration to honor our Fishermen.

We will continue our increased Police Patrol of the quarries, Long Wharf and after hours at Wingaersheek Beach.


Enjoy Gloucester Foundation Fireworks Cruise

August 23, 2016 ~

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Our next event is our Fireworks Cruise on September 3.  I have attached information about the event.
Tickets are moving fast.  Don’t miss the boat.
Please email us if interested in going, so we can get tickets to you. 
Email us at:  info.enjoygloucester@comcast.net
Thank you,
Enjoy Gloucester Foundation


Announcement: City Declares Water Use Restrictions

August 23, 2016 ~ mayorsefatia

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In conjunction with our DPW and Water Compliance Office, the Mayor just approved water restriction measures which will be announced as effectively enforced immediately.

The full release is attached within this email and we wanted you all to be aware before we distributed widely throughout the community. Please note that this is not a full water ban, instead, water restricted to use after 5PM and before 9AM.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, but the main bullets are:

  • Outdoor watering is limited to “handheld” with a hose or a watering can after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m.;
  • Outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers is prohibited;
  • Watering of municipal parks and recreation fields with irrigation systems and sprinklers will be limited and be before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • In Gloucester watering is only at essential locations and at areas where vegetation is being reestablished for erosion control such as at the Little River Restoration Project;
  • Filling swimming pools, washing cars and washing buildings is prohibited.

Thanks,

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

City Hall – 9 Dale Avenue

Gloucester, MA 01930


Music on Meetinghouse Green to Benefit the Grace Center

August 24, 2016 ~ Rose

Deb Hardy and Alternate Roots Band in Free Concert, Friday, August 26, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Corner of Middle and Church Streets, Gloucester, MA

altroots-w400h300Deb Hardy is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter from Gloucester whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Her style of singing and guitar playing is rhythmic, expressive and powerful. You may hear such influences as Kate Bush, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb performs her songs in a warm, relaxed, and energetic spirit.
Alternate Roots is a roots rock party band made up of Tom Alley, Jamie Melville and Carl Di Franza. Together with Deb Hardy, they cover tunes from the Etta James, Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Blind Melon, Alabama Shakes and more.

This is concert eight in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.   The family-friendly concert begins at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.) Donations will be accepted to benefit the Grace Center.

About the Grace Center
In the winter of 2009, the Cape Ann Clergy Association recognized an increasing number of requests for help from low-income and homeless adults. A Needs Assessment Study identified a number of pressing needs including the absence of a safe day space for the homeless in Gloucester. On December 22, 2011, the Grace Center, Inc. opened as a day resource center with professional staff and volunteers. To date we have served over 700 individuals.  http://gracecenterinc.org/

Hold the Presses! The Same Double Insulated Tumblers Are Available for beer Cans- Needless to say I’m All In!

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RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler 12oz

Buy it now on Amazon and keep your frosty beers frosty and save them from messing up your wooden furniture with it’s zero condensation.

Here’s the link to buy 

  • Fits most bottles and cans
  • Easy to clean
  • No Sweat Exterior; Outside stays dry; No need for a coaster
  • 18/8 Stainless Steel/Strong stainless steel construction.
  • Great Gift Idea
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!

    By Ashantae P. on June 27, 2016

    Verified Purchase

    I purchsed this for my husband for Father’s Day in addition to a Yeti. I thought this would be fun to compare, and its always more fun to drink with a friend! The coozie looks exactly like the Yeti. My husband dis notice that it felt different when screwing the lid on, but this did not affect the chilling capacity. This was able to keep the drink as cold as the Yeti did in 90 degree weather out on the lake. My husbands only complaint was that it kept the beer so cold that you felt like it was your first sip instead of the last which made him deink faster if he wasn’t paying attention! We were very impressed and plan to look into more Rtic products!

    Basilicas of Rome at Gloucester Cinema Sunday August 28th & Thursday September 1- Get your Tickets Online Now!

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    Hi Joey:  Is there any chance you can put any portion of this press release on your blog as we get closer to the date and as your time and space allow.  A number of people have told us they can’t wait for the Basilicas show to come to town, and after seeing the Uffizi Gallery movie they were surprised at how many folks still don’t  know about the show or the Arts series.  It is a program we have been running at Gloucester Cinema since the spring, but it seems to still be a too well kept secret.  Any help will be appreciated — “Arm chair touring” Rome will be a nice way to wrap up the summer for many of the locals.  Thanks  Mary Williams, Gloucester Cinema.
    The Papal Basilicas of Rome is a unique film that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art to emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside four Papal Basilicas.  Anyone who saw Florence and the Uffizi Gallery can testify to how truly breathtaking and painstakingly detailed the productions in the Art and Architecture series can be.
    Whether you have visited Italy extensively or wish you could travel to the Eternal City just once, this 3D film brings to life the Basilicas of St. Peter, St. John in the Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major.  From you seat, Gloucester Cinema’s big screen will place you in sacred sanctuaries, majestic cathedrals that are timeless locations so you can see ancient relics and artifacts.
    This is the movie that everyone following Gloucester Cinema’s Art and Architecture series has been waiting for.  With two shows only – Sunday 8/28 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m., this exclusive north of Boston event runs for 90 minutes.  The theater located at 74 Essex Ave, (Route 133) has plenty of parking, easy access and is handicap accessible. Tickets can be purchase online at gloucestercinema.com or in person at the theater box office.  For a sneak peak, you can check out the trailer-

    If you need additional information, please contact John Williams at 781-724-5368.

    Massage Therapist job opportunity- Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

    Cape Ann Wellness– For Cape Ann Health, Fitness and Wellness News

    August 22, 2016 by saltwatermassagestudio

    Massage Therapist job opportunity

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    Saltwater Massage Studio is looking for an experienced female massage therapist to join our team!

    Who we are: We are a team of 4 massage therapists committed to providing the highest quality massage therapy on Cape Ann. We provide a comfortable and casual therapeutic atmosphere and strive to make every person that walks through our doors feel welcome and instantly at ease. We believe that massage is at it’s best when it is both relaxing and effective for relieving pain and discomfort. As a massage therapist owned business, our therapists can expect to be treated fairly and paid well.

    Who you are: This is the ideal job for a massage therapist who likes the independence and pace of private practice without the stress of dealing with marketing and scheduling (and laundry!). We are looking for massage therapists who take pride in their work and are motivated to grow, learn, and provide the most effective massage possible. Strong knowledge of anatomy and a personal interest in self-care and wellness is preferred. This position is for a female therapist to join our team.

    Availability: Evening and Weekends. Sub opportunities also available.

    Payment: Commission based or space-rental opportunity.

    To apply: Email a resume and a note describing your experience and interest in massage therapy to gretchen@saltwatermassage.com   I look forward to hearing from you!

    Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/23/16

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    Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

    Joey C ~

    A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

    The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

    To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


    Announcement: City Declares Water Use Restrictions

    August 23, 2016 ~ mayorsefatia

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    In conjunction with our DPW and Water Compliance Office, the Mayor just approved water restriction measures which will be announced as effectively enforced immediately.

    The full release is attached within this email and we wanted you all to be aware before we distributed widely throughout the community. Please note that this is not a full water ban, instead, water restricted to use after 5PM and before 9AM.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, but the main bullets are:

    • Outdoor watering is limited to “handheld” with a hose or a watering can after 5 p.m. or before 9 a.m.;
    • Outdoor watering with irrigation systems and sprinklers is prohibited;
    • Watering of municipal parks and recreation fields with irrigation systems and sprinklers will be limited and be before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
    • In Gloucester watering is only at essential locations and at areas where vegetation is being reestablished for erosion control such as at the Little River Restoration Project;
    • Filling swimming pools, washing cars and washing buildings is prohibited.

    Thanks,

    Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken


    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: How To Make A Movie On Your iPhone

    August 22, 2016 ~ catvbecky ~

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    Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12pm with “How To Make A Movie On You iPhone” presented by Professional Video Producer, Ted Reed.

    It used to cost thousands, if not millions of dollars to make a movie. But now the basic production tools are in the hands of millions of people. Your smart phone can capture better video than most top of the line professional cameras did only a few years ago; all you need are a few tips and a few (if any) accessories to produce a festival-ready film. Join independent producer Ted Reed for a Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn discussion that will show you what you need to know and what works best to get high-quality video out of your iPhone. The principles are the same for almost any current smart phone; we’ll concentrate on what the iPhone can do and the free or cheap apps that will help you get your indie feature made.

    Participants are encouraged to install the ProCam app* which we will do a quick tutorial on, but even the stock Camera app will do the trick.

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    Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to rtober@capeanntv.org to reserve your spot.

    Poll-Do You Support A $5 beach Sticker increase with The Money Going To Beach Cleaning and safety?

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    Do You Enjoy Working with Seniors?

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    We are excited that ABC Home Healthcare Professionals continues to grow providing quality home care services to the seniors of Cape Ann. To support this growth we need quality caregivers. If you enjoy spending time with seniors – call us at 781-914-3283 or visit our website.

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    Join us for the 8th Annual Cape Ann Brewing Hop Picking Party on Thursday the 25th!

    Aside ~ August 19, 2016 ~ The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing / Cape Ann Brewing Company

    CROP HOPS PARTY

    Join us this coming Thursday as we harvest the hops we’ve been growing on-site at the pub and around the North Shore. Help us pick a mess of cascade & nugget hops. Fill a bucket and get a free Cape Ann Brewing pint glass!

    We’ll use these hops in our Brew The Charles entry, our Homeport Pale Ale. We’re also pulling out our “Hopulator” and will load it up that night for some freshly infused beers. We’ll have live music, a homebrew seminar and, of course, great beer!

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    These hops, grown on-site at the Pub at Cape Ann Brewing, along with other locally sourced hops will be harvested and picked.


    Serenitee Rewards Card Pays Back Over And Over- The Salmon @LatFortyThree

    August 19, 2016 ~ Joey C

    The Salmon At Lat 43

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    Every time I look at my rewards by logging on online there’s more free stuff that magically appears. Sign up here (for free) to get yours and enjoy the gift of free awesome food from The Serenitee Group.

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    Here’s the info from The Serenitee restaurant Group website-

    Account for your good taste.

    The Serenitee Rewards Card allows you earn points towards free food and experiences every time you dine at one of our restaurants. You earn 10 points for every dollar spent. All you have to do is put your Rewards Card next to your credit card when you pay. Here are the standard rewards:

    2,500 points = Free Appetizer, Salad or Dessert
    3,500 points = Pizza, Sushi Roll or Sharing Platter
    5,500 points = Free Entrée
    10,000+ points = Tickets to special events, like wine dinners and cocktail parties, plus some fun rewards we’re still dreaming up.

    But there’s more…

    • We also add surprises through the year. You might find a free appetizer show up on your card for Latitude 43, or brunch at Alchemy, or sushi at Opus.
    • You always get a free entrée and dessert on your birthday.
    • We run specialty theme diners throughout the year that you can attend for free with points.
    • We give you double points Monday nights & lunch Mon-Thurs.
    If you already have a Blue Rewards card…
    • Click here to create an on-line account.
    • Click here to log into your account and see what’s on your card.
    How Do I Get a Rewards Card?

    To get a new card or replace an existing card:



    525 In Magnolia Is Worth The Trip- Classy Comfort Food At Reasonable Prices

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    August 18, 2016 ~

    As an East Gloucester Guy Who Rarely Leaves The Shire In The Summer I Can Say Without Question That The Drive Cross Town To 525 IS Definitely Worth It!

    Get The Stromboli!  The crust in the Stromboli was outrageously good.  The Strawberry Cove Salad Delicious.  Solid Pour On The Drinks.

    If you haven’t been, I would not hesitate.  525 On Lexington Ave In Magnolia.

    Check Them Out On Facebook @Magnolia525

    525 is also committed to using local Seafood and host Local Seafood Nights every Wednesday.

     

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    Tonno Lobster Roll Made with Fresh Off The Boat Lobster

    Image ~ August 17, 2016 ~ Tonno ~

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    Emerson Inn is Hiring!

    August 13, 2016 ~ krystenreilly

    Emerson Inn and Pigeon Cove Tavern are now hiring!  If you’re looking for a fun, energetic place to work with potential growth opportunity, then this is the place for you.  We’re now reviewing applications for Servers, Hosts, Dishwashers, Front Desk Associates and Housekeepers.  Both full-time and part-time hours available.  To apply, please fill out an application on our site (http://emersoninnbythesea.com/employment.html) or come visit us at 1 Cathedral Ave. in Rockport to fill out an application in person.  We hope to speak to you soon!

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    Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings for 8/22/16

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    Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

    Joey C ~

    A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

    The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

    To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


    Mums 2016

    August 22, 2016 ~

    THIS IS OUR TIME TO SHINE

    ESSEX COMES ALIVE EVERY FALL WITH MUMS EVERYWHERE

    LET’S DECORATE THE TOWN

    LET’S MAKE MAIN STREET COME ALIVE

    LET’S ADD SOME DRAMATIC LOCAL COLOR

    LET’S ATTRACT SOME ATTENTION

    LET’S SHOW SOME LIFE…SOME TOWN SPIRIT

    LET’S MAKE THIS A GREAT EVENT

    THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY  TO LOOK OUR VERY BEST

    The Essex Merchants Group, the Essex Division of the Chamber of Commerce, the Essex Enhancement Committee and the Essex River Cultural District will be sponsoring this event again this year. Thousands of colorful potted mum plants will be delivered to the parking lot of Main Street Antiques on September 19th. These locally grown plants will be sold for $5.00 each to those taking part in the MUMS THE WORD campaign. (Checks payable to Essex Merchants Group)

    Decorate your store front, porch and yard. Everyone is invited. Please let us know that you, your business or organization will be participating and how many plants you want us to order for you. In addition, if you are an individual, a business or an organization and would like to adopt a site or make a donation to the Mums Fund you can send it to

    For more information call Bob Coviello (978-768-7039) or email robertcoviello@hotmail.com

    www.VisitEssexMa.com


    Lighthouse Harbor Tour

    August 20, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

    Join Harbor Tours of Cape Ann and the Cape Ann Museum for a cruise around the Cape.

    Saturday, August 27 at 10:30a.m.

    Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. $30 Museum members. $35 nonmembers. Advance tickets required. Participants meet at Harbor Tours on Harbor Loop. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

    Enjoy the history and beauty of Cape Ann’s coast, up close! Presented by Cape Ann’s longest-running sightseeing company – since 1969! See parts of the Cape you can’t reach by car – or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera – you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands, and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years.

    Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board.

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    Trip Advisor reviews of Harbor Tours:

    “This trip should be taken by anyone visiting the Gloucester area! The breathtaking sights seen from the boat are ones that can’t be seen by car.” – JB

    “What a great way to introduce the younger kids to boat travel, some history, and where their food really comes from! The crew was very good with the children abroad, aged 3-8. The rest of us enjoyed the ride, and learned a few things about Gloucester and its history in art, the fishing industry, and interesting earlier inhabitants. ” – MP

    Image: Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.

     



    Rockport Countdown To Kindergarten Tuesday August 23

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    Sawyer Free Library Week of August 21, 2016

    August 19, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary

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