Author Archives: Donna Ardizzoni

The launch of the row boats made at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

What a great Friday morning watching the O’Maley’s great 8th graders launch their two rowboats that were built over at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. What an inspiration watching the hard work the kids, teachers and staff at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum put into this project.

We should be very proud of these kids.

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O’Maley Middle School building two beautiful rowboats

On Thursday I was able to go over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to watch the 8th graders from O’Maley Middle School making from scratch two beautiful rowboats. The staff at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was terrific. The kids were so involved in doing this. What a great project for these kids. Very impressive to watch these kids wanting to learn. On Friday the students will be launching these boats from Pavilion Beach. Thank you for letting me involved in a fun time.

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Ms. Zinnia friend of everyone

On the Blvd. on Wednesday our little friend Zinnia was fishing with her parents. She caught a fish and was very excited. When it was time to release the fish she said, “we are not going to eat it”. Zinnia is one of the cutest kiddos and just love people and the sea.

Momma Bird feeding her babies

The photo is not very clear due the webcam. We have been watching her since she built this nest. Having the webcam, thank you Ricky, was able to watch without bothering the birds.

I named her Lucy, husband, Ricky, Fred, Ethel, Little Ricky are the babies name.

Calling out to vendors for the Magnolia Library Art Show

The Magnolia Art Show is turning 40! We are hoping you will be joining us again this year for the 40th annual Magnolia Art Show. Registration is easy on Here is the link:


The Magnolia Library and Community Center’s 40th Annual Art Show will be held on the weekend of July 14th-16th, 2017. The event takes place at 1 Lexington Ave. in the Magnolia section of Gloucester, MA. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Magnolia Library and Community Center and participating artists.
Works from artists throughout the North Shore will be on display and for sale. Unframed bin work will also be available for sale. This event is professionally judged, and visitors to the show vote for a people’s choice award.
This well-attended event starts with a champagne reception (all welcome) on Friday July 14th 7:00-9:00 p.m. The show continues on Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is open to the public and free to attend. All artwork is for sale.
ARTISTS: Registration is now open. Use Event Brite ( for faster and easier registration. There is a mail in registration form in the Artist Packet should you be unable to register online, starting May 28th. Packets may be picked up at the Librarian’s Desk in the Library or outside the library entrance on Lexington Ave. Click here to download the Artist Packet with registration form and Instructions.

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales – 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auction & Estate Sales – 82 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930
Not for the faint of heart.

June 15th Auction and June 17th Yard Sale at 65 and 82 Main St. Gloucester MA
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Thursday, June 15th, 6pm
Inspection 3-6
65 Main St. Gloucester
The Dog Bar Restaurant
No Buyer’s Premium!
Antiques, Jewelry, Old Postcards & Photos, Coins, Collectibles & much more!
The sale will have hundreds of treasures including Gold Jewelry 18k, 14k, 10k, lots of antique postcards, an Alice M. Curtis photo, silver coins, proof sets, watches, art including a hand carved 19th century folk art ship plaque, Chinese wall panels, an unusual early 20th century Pith helmet, an early pond boat model, fishing lures & reels, fabric & linens, an early pewter bowl with ship incised, maps & charts, an early sign off of a Rocky Neck home (3 Terrace Lane) Gloucester & Cape Ann ephemera & book lots, box lots and lots more!

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Inspection starts at 3pm, so get here early and have something to eat & drink! It’s going to be a FUN NIGHT!

If you’ve never been to our CASH ONLY live auctions, here’s a couple of things you should know!


Come with cash – Save a lot – have FUN!

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