What a great turn out for this fun event. Our FOB Melissa Cox took some photos from the hook and ladder.
Reminder: Do you have metal that you would like to get rid of properly, The Magnolia Historical Society is holding a Scrap Metal Drive.
I joined Gorton’s Green Team cleaning the Blvd. on Wednesday, what a bunch of great people. Thank you.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.email@example.com At my last communication with Sheila, they had 17 volunteers signed up for the afternoon.
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.