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Reiki Share and Fund Raiser to Benefit Relay for Life Cape Ann

Joey C:

Cape Ann Wellness
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Originally posted on Cape Ann Wellness:

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

June 2nd ‘Community Reiki Share’ to Benefit Relay for Life, Cape Ann.

‘Community Reiki Share.’ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors.)

Each month a local charity is designated to receive a portion of the proceeds. Using ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ to select which charity to team with, the first step being – Basic Physiological Needs (Air, Water, Food, Shelter.) The steps to ‘Realizing One’s Full Potential!’ 

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Charities we have partnered with include – Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Boot Straps, (January,) Wellspring House (February,) Action Inc. (March,) Cape Ann Animal Aid (April,) SeniorCare, Inc. (May,) and for June 2nd – Relay for Life, Cape Ann.

June 20th the Relay for Life Cape Ann returns to Burnham Field. Teams…

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From Awesome Gloucester’s FaceBook Page;

“Tonight’s Awesome Gloucester’s micro-grant winner of $1000 was matched by the Gloucester Education. Two incredible groups of O’Maley Innovation Middle School students were awarded $1000 each. Congratulations to the students as well as their teachers and parents who supported these amazing kids!”

Awesome Gloucester's photo.
Awesome Gloucester's photo.
Awesome Gloucester's photo.
Awesome Gloucester's photo.

The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm.

The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm. Sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard one of (3) Essex-built schooners: the Fame, Ardelle or Thomas E. Lannon. Please be sure to select the boat of your choice in the “notes” section when purchasing tickets. We will keep together parties who request to be together! Sign on board NOW, limited tickets available. Tickets are $40 ea.
Go to… or call: Marcia at 978-375-3337.
The Challenge helps the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to care for and preserve the history of Essex built schooners.

Video from Barry O’Brien

Details Released for Gloucester Drug Addiction Recovery Initiative

17 Treatment Centers in 11 States to Partner with Gloucester

Police Discretion Used to Usher Addicts into Recovery, not Holding Cells

Police Chief Leonard Campanello today unveiled detailed plans for The Gloucester Police Department Volunteer ANGEL Program (“The Gloucester Initiative”), a revolutionary shift in municipal policing policy aimed at ushering heroin and opiate addicts into recovery and treatment, rather than jail cells and courtrooms.

The policy has been finalized and will go into effect on Monday, June 1.

“Gloucester is changing the conversation. Police officers exist to help people. Drug addiction is a disease, and drug addicts need help. We, the members of the Gloucester Police Department, are choosing to take direct action,” Chief Campanello said. “The stigma associated with heroin and opiate addiction is over. Police officers are here to help you, not judge you.”

The Gloucester Initiative is the product of a diligent policy-making and legal process involving the Gloucester Police Department, the City of Gloucester and the Office of Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, partner law enforcement agencies, and legal counsel for the City of Gloucester.

Click here to view the official police policy document.

1. Expedited Recovery

Under the Program: “Any person who enters the police station and is requesting help with their addiction to opiates will be immediately screened into the ANGEL program and transported to the Addison Gilbert Hospital (AGH). If such a person who has requested help with their addiction is in possession of drugs or their drug equipment (needles, etc.) while requesting help, the items will be seized and marked for destruction, but the person will not be charged. Any officers having contact with anyone entering the Gloucester Police Department and requesting help with their addiction will be professional, compassionate and understanding at all times. The officer will immediately notify the Watch Commander that a patient is requesting help with their addiction.”

The patient will be required to complete an intake form and sign an agreement with the police department.

An officer shall be assigned to transport the patient to Addison Gilbert Hospital. The Watch Commander will reference a list of volunteer ANGELS to respond and relieve the officer at AGH. More than two-dozen volunteers have already signed up for the initiative.

Then the police department’s role ends, and treatment begins.

The Gloucester Police Department has partnered with Addison Gilbert Hospital and Lahey Behavioral Health Services to fast track initiative participants, and there will be plenty of assistance. The Gloucester Police Department has secured agreements with 16 other treatment centers and programs in 11 states, to handle special cases and overflow from the Gloucester Initiative and to provide additional resources.

In Massachusetts, Gloucester has been contacted by the Grace Center in Gloucester, F8 Foundation in Westborough, the Recovering Youth Coalition based on Cape Cod, and Wicked Sober of Boston. Elsewhere, the Gloucester Police Department has received offers of assistance from:

• McShin Foundation (Richmond, Va.)

• In the Rooms

• Morningside Recover (Irvine, Calif.)

• Palm Tree Recovery (Port Lucia, Fla.)

• Liberty Bay Recovery Center (Portland, Maine)

• Community Activity Recovery Enhancement – C.A.R.E. (Prairie du Sac, Wis.)

• Potential Behavioral Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and New York)

• Advanced Health and Education (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida)

• Benchmark Recovery Center (Manor, Texas)

• The Gardens at Lake Worth (Lake Worth, Fla.)

• Home with a Heart (Liberty, S.C.)

• A Road to Recovery (St. Lucie, Fla.)

Patients will also have access to the Triggr Health App to assist them during their recovery.

2. Narcan Availability

Nasal Narcan is now available at pharmacies without a prescription.

The Gloucester Police Department has finalized an agreement with Conley’s Drug Store and has received offers of support from CVS and Walgreens that will allow anyone access to the potentially lifesaving drug at little or no cost, regardless of their insurance.

The Police Department will pay the cost of Nasal Narcan for those without insurance by using money seized from drug dealers. 

Narcan is not a long-term solution, but it has the potential to save the life of an addict experiencing an overdose. 

“We cannot help a dead person,” Chief Campanello said. “The goal is to never need to use Narcan again, but right now it’s there to give addicts and their families another chance to come into treatment. It is a stopgap while we work to remove the stigma and barriers to entry.”

3. Police Discretion and Exceptions

The Gloucester Police Department Volunteer ANGEL Program was created in conjunction with legal counsel. One of the cornerstones of policing is discretion, which means that police officers can choose not to arrest someone even if the person has broken the law. This same concept applies to issuing speeding tickets, drug take-back programs, and gun buyback events.

“We are not trying to reinvent the wheel. Police officers already have the time-honored discretion to refer addicts to treatment or to simply not arrest them,” Chief Campanello said. “This initiative ups the ante by increasing the recovery resources available and making it much easier for officers to put people in treatment — and to directly make a difference in their lives.”

There are some exceptions to the initiative, including if:

• The subject has an outstanding arrest warrant

• The subject has prior drug arrests, which include a conviction for possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, drug violation in a school zone.

• The officer or Watch Commander expresses the reasonable belief that the ANGEL could be seriously harmed by the subject

• The subject is under age 18 and does not have parent or guardian consent 

If an officer makes initial contact with an addict on the streets or in the community, the program authorizes the use of police discretion to refer the subject to the ANGEL Program.

The initiative began with a citywide forum and a Facebook post by the Chief, which has now reached nearly 2.2 million people. Click here for more information on the post,

Lit House Book Club Event with Karen Skolfield at Duckworth’s Bistrot

june15_book_club_webKaren Skolfield’s book Frost in the Low Areas won the 2014 PEN New England Award in poetry and the First Book Award from Zone 3 Press, and is a Massachusetts “Must Read” selection. She is the winner of the 2015 Robert H. Winner award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2015 Arts & Humanities Award from New England Public Radio. Skolfield is an Army veteran and teaches writing to engineers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Roger Martin

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 27, 2015) – In conjunction with the special exhibition Bill of Lading: The Art & Poetry of Roger Martin, the Cape Ann Museum presents a celebration of the life and work of Roger Martin on Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission.


Roger Martin, 2012. Photo by Al Mallette.

Celebrating Roger Martin will take place in the special exhibition gallery where Bill of Lading is currently on view (the exhibition closes on June 28). A panel discussion will be lead by John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer’s Block. John will be joined by Greg Bover, Vice President of Operations at C.B. Fisk who will discuss Martin’s time at Fisk and bring examples of Martin’s carvings done for Harvard University’s Memorial Church; publisher and historian David McAveeney of Curious Traveller Press, the publisher for Martin’s Rockport recollections; Thorpe Feidt, Martin’s friend, Montserrat colleague and fellow artist; and his children Mari and Chris who will share their father’s poetry.

Bill of Lading explores the art and poetry of Rockport native, Roger Martin (1925-2015). A founder of Montserrat College of Art and a long-time member of its faculty, the town of Rockport’s first Poet Laureate and compiler of three books celebrating the people and poetry of his hometown, and a highly respected graphic artist, illustrator and painter, Roger Martin has long been one of Cape Ann’s most distinguished and creative individuals.

November Tide, 2003, oil and stick on canvas. Collection of the artist.

November Tide, 2003, oil and stick on canvas. Collection of the artist.

Support CCALS at Latitude 43 & Minglewood This Monday, June 1st

Joey C:

cape ann dining news

Originally posted on capeanneats:

Lat43+MW_CCALSPosterHead to Latitude 43 or Minglewood Tavern this Monday, June 1st to support Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS); just come in any time after 4:00 PM and the restaurant will automatically donate a portion of your check to the cause!

PLUS you can use the opportunity to check out Latitude 43’s new Summer Menu, which will be launched tomorrow, May 28th. Here’s a taste of what you can expect…



Burrata cheese, arugula, basil, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic reduction & pea shoots


Scallop & shrimp ceviche with poblano peppers, grilled corn & cilantro, served on Southwestern Gazpacho with fried tortilla points



Smoked half chicken smothered in an Asian peach BBQ sauce with jalapeno cornbread & house coleslaw


Bacon, edamame & fresh corn succotash with a strawberry herb coulis


Curried quinoa salad with…

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~Tonight Allen Estes @ The Rhumb Line …New hours 7-10pm 5.27.2015


Music Show runs 7-10pm!
This week’s dinner specials:
Grilled Salmon – $12.95
Chicken Stir Fry – $9.95

Wednesday, May 27th
Special Guest:ALLEN ESTES!

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                   photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando
We start at a new time this week (7pm sharp) as we feature Cape
Ann’s most popular and prolific songwriter, the amazing Allen Estes.
Come in early and enjoy great weekly dinner specials prepared fresh
by Rhumb Line in-house expert, Dave Trooper. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest!
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
*Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Upcoming guests…
Katrin Roush

Dan King

Fozzie Hill

Charlee Bianchini

Don’t miss it…
…ever! :-)

Community Stuff 5/27/15

“A whale of a tale: Using robotics for ocean conservation and STEM initiatives”


Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO of the Ocean Alliance, a Gloucester, MA-based organization recognized as an international leader in whale research and ocean conservation will discuss how they are using robotic technologies for non-invasive sampling and monitoring to learn about whales and the ecosystem’s health. Iain will also talk about the opportunities they see for developing sustainable ocean industries and the need to develop a robotics curriculum that will allow educators to inspire the next generation of conservation technologists. Join us at this North Shore Technology Council breakfast meeting – Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 AM (7:00 AM networking and breakfast; 7:45 AM program begins). Danversport Yacht Club, just off Route 128, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA. Register at The registration fee is $25 for NSTC members and $40 for non-members. E-mail for more information.


Membership Drive 2015-2016

The Sawyer Free Library Just added their calendar to the GMG Cape Ann Calendar

The Sawyer Free Library is maintaing their own google calendar of events that they “share” with me ( ). Now they can add and update events and it instantly shows up on GMG. Cool, Huh?

This calendar is permanently hosted and can be viewed when ever you want at on the ‘events’ page.

To submit entries for this calendar email text only to the following:

  • A Title
  • A Date and Time
  • A Place including complete address
  • A Short description (no more than a paragraph)
  • and a link for more info

I post regular Arts related PR and announcements directly to GMG daily,
so send those to me too.

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