Monday, the 17th, at 2:00pm, Juni and her amazing quilt makers will be unveiling the East Gloucester Quilt, number fifteen, their last and final piece. The simple ceremony honoring those who helped in its creation will take place at the Rose Baker Senior Center. The public is welcome to attend. I am looking forward to the Big Reveal! Greasy Pole detail
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Look who came to visit at the Indoor Magnolia Library’s Farmers Market?
GMG Pat and Jimmy, by the way, love Jimmy’s GMG Jacket. Thanks for coming and happy to see you.
By John McElhenny
October 13, 2016
Kids created it and a vandal destroyed it.
The Burnham’s Field Community Garden mural stood for three years, a 20-foot-wide sign painted with red, purple and blue flowers beneath a cloud-filled sky and a bright afternoon sun. Designed and painted by kids at Cape Ann Art Haven, the mural was a sign of the rebirth that had taken place at Burnham’s Field, the largest green space and playground in central Gloucester, right across Pleasant Street from St. Ann’s church.
Burnham’s Field in past years had become a rundown, graffiti-covered playground where drug use thrived. Families stayed away and parents were afraid to let their kids play there. That all changed when the field was renovated. Two new playgrounds were built. A new lighted paved path for joggers and little bike-riders circled the field. Basketball courts were resurfaced. Two community gardens sprang up. New backstops and benches were built for the softball fields. Trees and flowers were planted. And families and kids returned.
“We’re bringing Burnham’s back,” people said.
Then someone took a hammer or a rock and punched holes the size of watermelons through the purple flowers and cloud-filled sky.
Hope all is well with everyone.
T 8:00 -9:00
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Where: The corner of East Main Street by AJ’s on the Harbor /Gordon Thomas Park
Please bring gloves.
Thanks all. I will be leaving early because will be doing the Indoor Farmers’ Market at the Magnolia Library.
Good afternoon kids;
Saturday Clean up will be held at Dogtown:
When: October 8, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Dogtown by the Composting area
The Open Door Autumn Breakfast
The Open Door Autumn Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester. This celebration of community spirit kicks off the 2016 Thanksgiving Meal Basket and Food Drive season. Breakfast is free. Donations requested.
Can’t make it? Want to help? Donate online or find out more at FOODPANTRY.org.
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security. The Open Door serves residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Ipswich, Topsfield, Boxford, Rowley, Hamilton, and Wenham.
September 28, 2016
The Massachusetts Technology Education and Engineering Collaborative and its members have awarded Gloucester High School’s science and engineering teacher, Kurt Lichtenwald, with the 2016 “teacher of the year” award.
Along with his award, MassTEC deemed GHS’ STEM program, run by Lichtenwald, John Barry, and David Schneider, the 2016 “program of the year.” STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Each year, MassTEC partners with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and chooses from schools across the state to recognize one program and teacher that excels in educating students about formal technology and engineering studies.
Hope everyone is well. Last week great group started the cleanup.
When: Saturday October 1, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Dogtown, near the compost area
Please bring gloves.
Thank you to Dawn and John Sarrouf for sharing their milkweed planting photos. They are visiting their friend Camilla at her family home in Small Point Maine, which sounds like, from Dawn’s description, a gorgeously beautiful location, and ideal Monarch habitat. There are fields of wildflowers, and Seaside Goldenrod grows just as easily in the rocky outcroppings there as it does on Eastern Point. After looking at maps, it appears as if you could draw a virtual straight line from Small Point to Eastern Point. Dawn and friends spotted about ten butterflies yesterday. Perhaps we’ll be the next stop (after the predicted rainfall).
DAWN SARROUF PHOTOS
We will be doing Dogtown on Saturday, I will be at the DPW Hazardous Waste Day.
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
When: Saturday, September 24,2016
4 HUGE Weeks of Music Starting THIS SAT: Harvest Fest, Lanesville Fest, Symphony, Concert Across America and the New Season at The Larcom
Next Weekend kicks off with the Lanesville Music Festival FREE starting at NOON with a Dance Party from 8:30-11pm featuring King Brown Mattacks and Gates — only $10 at the door. And if you’d prefer classical music to dancing you can go to the Cape Ann Symphony’s Big Night Big Music concert featuring Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi
Then on Sunday 9/25 from 2-7pm go to The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence feat. Marina Evans, Jon Butcher, Fozzie Hill w/ Wolf Ginandes, Allen Estes, John Raymond Jerome & Fly Amero at Mile Marker One! Free with donations accepted to support the North Shore Health Project.
Finally, on OCT 1 The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre Fall Concert Season kicks off with Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots and special Guest Dwight & Nicole right down the road in Beverly.
Join us for Backyard Growers’ very first annual fundraiser! We are coming together to celebrate Backyard Growers’ work in the community and to raise funds to support our school garden programs. Enjoy cocktails, a delicious pizza buffet, and get to know the other folks in your community who are passionate about kids, gardening, healthy eating, and delicious food!
WHEN: Thursday, October 13 from 6-9pm
WHERE: Short & Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester
TICKET PRICE: $50
PROGRAM: Dinner served at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00.
6:00 – Appetizers & drinks
6:30 – Buffet dinner
7:00 – Program begins featuring:
–Lara Lepionka, Executive Director of Backyard Growers
–Dr. Richard Safier, Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent
–Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
–J. Harrison, Executive Director of The Food Project
–Peggy Lyman, Backyard Growers program participant
7:30 – Program ends. Mingle until 9pm!
Hope all is well.
The Time will be 9:00 – 11:00
I have my grandchildren so will not be able to be there.
This weekend is the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Clean up day – a cleaning is scheduled in our area at:
Good Harbor Beach Cape Ann, Massachusetts
We will be meeting at the side entrance of Good Harbor Beach (Nautilus Road) We will be providing refreshments, trash bags, and gloves. However, we do encourage you to bring your own gloves if you can to reduce waste!
More information about the world wide event is here:
The beautiful (and wonderfully fun) Schooner Thomas Lannon continues to offer sailing excursions throughout autumn. Check out their website here for availability.
Come From Away tells the story of 6,579 travelers whose planes were grounded in the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland after the attacks of 9/11. Locals from Gander and surrounding towns opened their hearts and homes for over a week, sharing what little they had. Read more about the musical here.
One of those helped by these kindhearted people was the passenger Shirley Brooks-Jones. Shirley and the other passengers tried to pay the townsfolk back, but they would not accept their money. While there she learned that many of the local children were too impoverished to attend school. Brooks-Jones had the idea to start a scholarship. This lasting legacy of the 9/11 attacks, the Lewisporte Area Flight 15 Scholarship Fund, has raised over a million dollars and sent 228 kids to college. Brooks-Jones recently gave an interview on NPR and you can read the transcript here.
Hope all enjoyed the glorious weekend. Loved the parade of sails and the waves and the ocean certainly gave us a show.
Saturday’s cleanup will be a coordinated clean with Gloucester Beach and Park Clean Team, The One Hour At a Time Gang and Gloucester Clean City Commission.
The One Hour at a Time Gang will be going to Green Street Playground.
Time is different this week.
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Where: Green Street Playground
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Please bring gloves and if you have them your pickers. Would like to give a shout out to our DPW, they are doing a great job.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Thank you kiddos
Volunteers needed to welcome cruise ship’s 2,000 guests
Almost 2,000 visitors will be coming to Cape Ann on Friday, disembarking from a large cruise ship, and the local Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to greet them and offer information on local attractions.
The visitors are passengers on the MS Zuiderdam, a Holland America cruise ship, which will arrive in Gloucester on Friday, Sept. 9. The ship will return to Gloucester for two additional fall visits, on Saturday, Sept. 24, and Thursday, Sept. 29, according to the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
Approximately 1,800 passengers will be on board and an estimated 40 percent have pre-booked excursions, the chamber said. The remaining 1,000 vacationers will be shopping, dining, and visiting Gloucester’s and Rockport’s museums, attractions, shops and cultural districts.
On Friday, the first passengers coming in from the ship on tenders are expected to arrive on shore at Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, at 9 a.m. and reach downtown Gloucester by 9:30 a, ■ , and Rocky Neck and Rockport by 10:30 a.m., the chamber said.
Volunteers are needed to help chamber representatives welcome this group to Gloucester and Cape Ann.
At Cruiseport’s upper entrance, there will be eight tables staffed by volunteers with a wide array of local maps and brochures. CATAtrolleys will be on hand to transport visitors around downtown Gloucester and CATA buses will be available to take passengers on their regular routes to Rocky Neck and Rockport. CATA will be selling all-day passes for their trolleys and buses for $3.
All other Cape Ann area transportation companies (e.g. taxis, rental car agencies, tour services, etc.) are being alerted to the ship’s arrival and will be invited to transport cruise ship passengers to all Cape Ann locations.
Many local businesses will be offering special discounts and other promotions for cruise ship passengers. The chamber has created a “Welcome Zuiderdam Passengers” sign that business owners may download from http://www.capeannchamber.com and hang at their business entrance.
The Cape Ann Chamber is working collaboratively with the city of Gloucester, CATA, Discover Gloucester, Cruiseport and downtown merchants in Gloucester and Rockport to help make these visits memorable and fun experiences for all and build the demand for more cruise ships to visit Cape Ann.
For more information or if interested in volunteering, people are encouraged to contact Lorre Anderson at welcomecruisers@gmail. com or Peter Webber firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-283-1601.
This is going to be a huge clean-up. Please email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which area you would like to help out. We look forward to hearing from lots of great citizens of Gloucester. Please bring your gloves and we will supply the yellow bags. If you have a picker it is always helpful.
The One Hour at a Time Gang’s schedule for Saturday.
Hope all is well. When I was watching the Oliver Hazard Perry coming in on Monday was at the open lot facing Ten Pound Island. It is a mess. Thought a good idea to go over and clean this up on Saturday. To find the lot go down Commercial Street to the end. We need to keep this spots clean before the trash goes into the ocean.
When: Saturday: August 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Empty lot at the end of Commercial Street
Please bring gloves and I will supply the bags.
Good morning peeps:
Hope all is well.
When: Saturday: August 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 – 9:00
Where: Stacey Blvd.
We can meet at the Tavern
Thank you kiddos