Category Archives: Community Stuff

Another Great Gran Prix on Saturday and Sunday

Every year I look forward to The Gran Prix and when asked to volunteer always enjoy doing it. This year and years past have been a Road Marshall, this helps keep the spectators safe as well as the bicyclists safe. The Gran Prix organizers have always been very polite and grateful. The bicyclists thanked me numerous times for volunteering as did the spectators. Kids of all ages really enjoy watching this event. A couple of the bicyclists also thanked me for sharing our beautiful Stage Fort Park. Thank you to the organizers, participants and spectators who all came out over the weekend. Look forward to next years event.

Cape Ann Lanes candlepin bowling: Thursdays Veterans League

Photos of candlepin bowling league from Pauline- on Thursday nights it’s Cape Ann Veterans at Cape Ann Lanes, Gloucester, MA.  Contact Adam Curcuru, Director Cape Ann Veterans Services about the fun league. Contact Cape Ann Lanes about the other nights: it’s a happening spot! Thanks for sharing photos, Pauline and Adam!




Worcester, MA, is the place where Candlepin started, mid 1800s and roughly the same time period as interest in golf spread. Unlike golf which spread everywhere, candlepin stuck around New England. Some people feel that’s because it’s harder than 10 pin. Who remembers Candlepin Bowling competitions on Channel 5 (1950s-1970s), later other channels (1970s-1990s), one of the most hidden watched sports on TV? It may have been on in the ‘background’, but it was a staple. Did they have bars then? Here’s some vintage inspiration, one with sportscaster Don Gillis 1992

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33rd Year Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

This Columbus Day, discover a unique shopping experience. A large array of artisans converge on Annisquam’s historic Village Hall offering handcrafted, one-of-a-kind goods for sale. Perfect gift ideas for the holidays! What you’ll find: jewelry, paintings, textiles, glasswork, painted silk scarves, baby clothing, wooden toys, paper goods, ornaments, chocolates, and so much more!

Kid Friendly
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8th, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Annisquam Arts & Craft Show

Hosted by Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show
36 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auctions

From our friend Walt Kolenda from Cape Ann Auctions:

I have a great auction coming up! It’s probably my best quality sale since I’ve been on the island!
So I’m hoping that you can post this article in GMG this week


For more info and last minute additions to this auction, go to


Here’s a partial listing of other lots:

Jewelry,Coins & related incl: 18k gold Tiger’s Eye ring, 14k gold Peridot ring, 14k gold Lapis ring, 10k gold star sapphire ring other 10k gold rings, antique Sterling Silver Argent Dore lady’s watch with exquisite enamel work, beautiful quartz slice pendant w/ mountains over cacti, Turquoise Fish pin by Native American artist Lopacki, lots of costume jewelry incl; rhinestones, pins earrings etc, silver half dollars, sterling proofs, US, Israel & other mint sets, art nouveau era WWI bronze medals incl: Merci bronze medal by Pierre Alexander, 1920 Feriam Sidera plaque by Paul Marcel Dammann, Bronze GAR medal of Abe Lincoln, 1919 WWI Bronze Alsace Stork, many pieces of sterling silver incl heavy relief serving pcs, Wallace sea-shell bowl, Victorian era sterling baby rattle/whistle, early tongs, button hooks and much more, several old stamp albums & a lot of 200 + First Day Covers, lots of antique Gloucester MA & Cape Ann Postcards.

Unusual/Random –Rare Baseball Batter at Bat Weathervane purchased in the 1960s, but made when? Excellent Victorian box w/ intricate marquetry, beautiful hand-carved box w/ Peacock on cover, Boxed Models Lindberg, B-58 Plane, WWI Artillery kit, half-hull model of the Gloucester MA pinky Ardelle, large antique Asian bronze incense burner w/ figure mounted on Stag. Stag has jade eyes. (one horn damaged) lots of ephemera, pretty girl advertising blotters from 1920s, postcards of Boston/Fenway Park, tourist booklets, antique photo scrapbook, bronze sailboat art deco ashtray, 3 Graces brass lamp, Antique Fisherman brass doorstop, hand carved Turkish Meerschaum pipe, Man at the Wheel bookends, pair antique Perko boat lights (as found), antique surveyor’s transit, Pair of mid-century lamps 1962 Creative corp Quartite, 4×6 Native American rug, 2 Perthshire milifiori paperweights, 2 glass whale paperweights, unusual high quality custom Bird’s Eye Maple stand, Red oriental style coffee table, 5 Thoren’s Swiss Music boxes in working condition, beautifully painted folk art stool, Carved leather Native American mask, several cast iron toys, an awesome pair of Steampunk spectacles with cobalt lenses, 7.5” burl wood vase, pair of slate top end tables, 8 Day Seth Thomas Mantle Clock circa 1900 (working), Fisherman Bookends, Cool Chrome Robot Belt Buckle, Harley Davidson Buckle & others, Mini-Shakespeare leather-bound books, Several lots of antique/vintgage camerals ncl: editing camera w/Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, No.1 Kodak Jr box cameras, Bee Bee, Kodak A-22, Kodak no.2 Ansco Flash Clipper. Box lots, tray lots etc!

Art incl: Pair of Karl Sterrer repousse allegorical poly-chrome neo-classic sculptures 11×22 in gold gilt frames, 3 Excellent Eleanor Parsons Custis Photographs, George Wainright Harvey orig. watercolor painting, signed & dated 1886, 4 Edward Harvey Orig. watercolor paintings of Twin Lights Thatcher Island Rockport MA dated 1895, Sailboat in cove w/ lobster trap circa 1890s,Sailboat on sandbar w/ sails down, circa 19th century, w/c 10×18” boats by boathouse, 1940s framed Vargas Girl calendar prints, intricate hand done antique Asian needlepoint, Folly Cove placemat “Baked Bean Supper 1954, Southwestern Statue by Austin productions 36” tall, small Native American art/rug gulls over mountains, David Tava carved 15” stone sculpture” Meditation”, Native American sculpture signed Vera Fkagur Jemez, Native American Statue 14″ tall. 2Titled “Blue Rain” signed Neda, 28” stone sculpture of flowers, large abstract watercolor of Mermaids, hand painted cottage window w garden scene, 2 Alice M. Curtis signed, hand colored photographs, Unsigned 19th century w/c titled Mill River, Riverdale, Gloucester, MA, large portrait of Lady in Blue by Cape Ann Artist, David Pallock,

Breweriana, Signs & Related incl: Antique Keg Tap by A.J. Houghton, Vintage Iroquois beer tray w/ Indian head, rare enamel Dawes tray w horse, rare McEwan’s Pale India Ale tray, Utica Brewing co ,Krueger Beer & Ale, Brockert’s Brewing co. Worcester. MA of Willimansett Mass Man on Keg, Hamm’s Preferred Stock, Pabst Tray Brewery on face, Louis F Neuweiler’s & Son Allentown P.A., Hampden Brewery Who want’s the handsome waiter, Schmidt’s Beer circa 1930s lady pours, 20″x28″ Saunder’s Chanticleer Ice Cream Washington St. Gloucester MA 1940s metal sign, Holihan’s Beer vintage ad thermometer, 12×24” Nu-Icy antique Grapefruit Juice sign, 12.36” Jacob Rupert beer sign, 10×28” Diamond Spring Ale sign, Dawson’s Ale reverse painted on glass sign, Schlitz lighted beer sign circa 1960s, antique beer bottles w orig. labels incl: Pabst, Old Town, Ruppert & others.


The Auctioneer is not responsible for errors & omissions.

There will be a snack bar on premises. Parking is available on the Church Common and on/around Church St.

MA Auction License lic#119

Terms of the sale:

Cash, Known Checks & Credit Cards Accepted. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium.



The Great Kransinki, Organist Extraordinaire returns to the Meetinghouse,

From FOB Charles Nazarian

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Friday, October 13, 2017

FRIDAY THE 13TH silent film classic THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME accompanied by THE GREAT KRASINSKI on the pipe organ!
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: World-famous pipe-organ maestro Peter Krasinski accompanies the silent horror film classic “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” starring Lon Chaney at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Friday the 13th of October, 2017 at 7:30pm.
MORE INFO: Sonic artist and organist extraordinaire Krasinski begins the program with a thrilling organ prelude followed by the comedy short “The Haunted House” starring Buster Keaton. Krasinki performs on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ, improvising the accompaniment to 2 silent film classics shown on the big screen in the Sanctuary. This event is presented in collaboration with the Cape Ann Community Cinema.
LOCATION: The historic (1806) Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, on the green at the corner of Church & Middle Street. Parking is available on the green, next door at St. John’s Church, and at the Sawyer Free Library. Side entrance with an elevator is at 10 Church St.
COST: $20 General, $15 Students & Senior (65+), kids under 12 free.
SPONSOR: Cape Ann Saving Bank
TICKET SALES BENEFIT: The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Fire-Sprinkler & Deterrence Project, now under way.

EVENT CONTACT: Charles Nazarian, president, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation at or 978-821-5291

The Butterfiles have been amazing

Butterflies on a daisy bush off of Shore Road is incredible, also on Stacy Boulevard, the flowers thanks to Generous Gardeners are attracting Butterflies and Bees. Take a walk and watch these beautiful butterflies land on the flowers and eat.

Annisquam Exchange end of the season Sale

• Everything is NOW: 20% OFF
There is a wide variety of vintage collectibles, jewelry, artwork, textiles, kitchenware, gifts and more.

LAST DAY OF OPERATION: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Hours from 10- 4 during the Arts and Crafts Show
32 Leonard Street (Annisquam Village), Gloucester, MA 01930

Moonlight Over Magnolia Silent Auction

Hosted by the Magnolia Historical Society Inc

October 7, 2017
Saturday at 6 PM – 9 PM
The Blynman School Restoration Project needs your help! Come join us for a fun party and Silent Auction Fundraising Event. Check out the progress we’ve made n the restoration! Donations OF QUALITY GOODS NEEDED, Gift Cards, Jewelry, etc. Be a sponsor, see our website at

Magnolia Historical Society Inc
46 Magnolia Ave, Magnolia Village, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


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Our wonderful Hannah Kimberley The Annual Businesswomen’s Fall Luncheon

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Businesswomen’s Fall luncheon will have Hannah Kimberley as their guest speaker. I have read Hannah’s book and it is terrific and very hard to put down.

The Businesswomen’s Committee raises fun for the Carolyn B. O’Connor Scholarship Fund. This is a Scholarship awarded each year to a woman back who is going back to school who for whatever reason, was not able to finish her education and now seeks to better position in life. We are very proud to fund and award this Scholarship. This year we will meet at the Gloucester House Restaurant. Local author Hannah Will be our guest speaker.

Choice of meal includes: Baked Haddock or Yankee Pot Roast

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT


HANNAH KIMBERLEY is an academic who has made Annie Smith Peck the focus of her scholarship, resulting in her book A Woman’s Place Is at the Top. She is considered the authority on Peck and her work is referenced for numerous publications such as American National Biography and National Geographic,anthologies on women explorers and works of history such as A World of Her Own: 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers, and publications by the Rhode Island Historical Society.

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