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Gloucester Marine Debris Clean-Up Event

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Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at Time Gang will be participating.

The One Hour at a Time will be heading to Niles Beach and Clean Gloucester will be in Rocky Neck.

2nd Gloucester Marine Debris Clean-Up Event

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Audience: all ages

The Rocky Neck & Harbortown Cultural Districts and Clean City Commission are reaching across the water on April 25, 2015 to support a clean Gloucester Harbor.  The Clean-Up will support the work of Rozalia Project to collect data on marine debris and to asses its impacts from the surface to the sea floor.

Cape Ann residents, students and visitors are encouraged to assist in cleaning various designated venues along Gloucester Harbor. The cleanup will include these sites: Maritime Gloucester~Rocky Neck Ave. Parking Lot~Horton Street-Ocean Alliance, ~Gordon Thomas Park (at the beginning of the State Fish Pier)~Stage Fort Park~Niles Beach

Volunteers meet at any of the cleanup sites at 9:45. All are welcome—great for all ages. Dress warmly, wear sturdy boots and bring your own gloves. Marine debris collected will be tallied back at Maritime Gloucester at 11:30 am where there will be food & refreshments. Contact Melanie Murray-Brown at Maritime Gloucester for more info: mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org.

 

Gloucester Bingo

The Gloucester Downtown Association

Gloucester Bingo    Come downtown, support our local small businesses and have a bit of fun.   You may have heard that Boston created “Boston Bingo” as a means to jump start their local economy…well, we are having some fun with “Go Fish/Gloucester”!  We thought this could be a great promotion for Gloucester too and we would love for you to participate with us.   We are creating a “bingo” sheet with 20 or so general categories where one or more blocks could be satisfied by shopping/dining in your business.    An example of a few categories are:   

Snag a sparkly piece of jewelry

  •    Upcycle something (buy something used)
  •    Enjoy a drink with a friend
  •    Grab a sweet treat, pastry or cookie
  •    Visit a downtown bookstore
  •     Buy a Glosta themed Tshirt or item
  •     Purchase a Mother’s Day gift
  •     Ahoy! Buy something nautical

The plan is for this promotion to run from April 22 through May 22 .   On April 22 there will be 6,500 inserts in the Gloucester Daily Times and we are planning a media/social media blitz to get the word out.   Once complete there will be a few  locations to drop off their bingo sheet and be entered in two different raffles.  A winning card will enter players in a raffle with prizes such as having lunch with Mayor Sefatia, a trip for two on the Ardelle, a Maritime Gloucester membership and we are working on other prizes from local businesses.  If you would like to donate a prize, please let us know.  Submitting a card with one line completed in any direction counts as one entry into a raffle, while a card that is completely filled out will see the player entered into the grand prize raffle.  Winners drawn from the raffle will have their choice of all the prizes available at that point with grand prize winners having first pick.
We truly think this is a fun and creative way for engaging our customers and thanking them for supporting their local businesses.

For more information regarding the Gloucester’s Downtown activities please follow the link below.

http://www.gloucesterdowntownassociation.org/

 

 

 

Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2015

A message from Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken:

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, from approximately 1 to 4 pm, the Gorton’s “Green Team” will be doing a cleanup of Stacey Boulevard.  Joe Lucido, Operations Manager at the Department of Public Works, is supposed to meet them there and provide yellow bags.  They plan to rake and do a general clean up that afternoon.  My point of contact at Gorton’s is Sheila Hardwick, who is the Executive Assistant to Judd Reiss, the CEO.  She can be reached by email at Sheila.hardwick@gortons.com  At my last communication with Sheila, they had 17 volunteers signed up for the afternoon.

In addition, the Mayor plans to stop by at some point over the afternoon to speak with the volunteers.May 21, 2014 flags waving on the blvd.

 

Saturday’s Clean up

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Clean Gloucester and The One Hour at a Time Gang would like to invite you to volunteer for an hour on Saturday.

When:                 Saturday, April 18, 2015

Where:                Upper Main and Upper Roger’s Street

Time:                  8:00 am – 9:00 am

We can meet on Main Street near the Liquor Locker.

We have bags, please make sure you bring your gloves.  Look forward to seeing all.

Thank you

 

 

 

Another successful Dodge Ball

Another great Dodge Ball game at the wonderful Spindrift YMCA camp site. Thanks Rick Moore for taking some photos for me.

Thanks all

Rotary Polar Plunge at Long Beach

The Rotary Polar Plunge was held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 to eradicate polio world wide.  It was a beautiful day, the water temperature was only 38 degrees though.  Congrats to all the plungers.

 

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