Cape Ann Department of Public Works (DPW) have been at it clearing and repairing our coastal communities non-stop since three back to back winter storms. Both Gloucester and Rockport beaches are open for Memorial Day. According to the story, Cape Cod not so much.
Here’s the link to read the WGBH article and to listen to the story in case you missed it on the radio this morning Memorial Day is Here. Are Massachusetts Beaches Ready? WGBH story (article and radio) by reporter Maggie Penman (apt name for journalist :))
portrait of Mike Hale, Director of Public Works, Gloucester, MA, April 2017
Once again the Generous Gardeners have worked hard and completed the work to have the tulip festival come back to us next spring. It took a lot of hours of work to complete this project….a big thank you to all who did this !!
Post # 1 of the great job done by the Generous Gardeners at the boulevard.
Nancy, owner, Morning Glory Restaurant, Western Avenue, Gloucester, MA. Work by local artists changes frequently– a welcome venue option for display and sales.
This Daffodil was wanting me to take a photo. As I was walking noticed how beautiful the rocks are at Stage Fort Park.
On Wednesday you could see the boulevard full of people walking, swimming and of course the beautiful flowers.
On a grey and wet day a great celebration and opening of the Tulip Festival on the boulevard with a blast of color. Accolades to all involved with this project!!! It was a fun time and congratulations to the winners of the tulip prizes.
GO PATRIOTS FROM GLOUCESTER
Fleece blankets, just in case. Made us feel:
Vickie and Peter Van Ness report-
The Gloucester Fireworks Committee just cancelled tomorrow’s fireworks due to weather predictions (see Gloucester Times article here), but the Horribles Parade and free concert are still on in the hopes that weather will clear up.
Music featuring Cape Ann Big Band and The Runaround Sound will begin after the parade passes by the Boulevard stage (probably around 7:00pm) and continue until 11:00pm with a spectacular laser light show somewhere in between.
So come out and enjoy the parade and free concert. Let’s show all those people visiting from out of town that bad weather predictions aren’t enough to spoil our fun!
Pictures were provided by Francesco Groppo.
Thanks to JD MacEachern for bringing the photos from Francesco