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End of Day Rain on Main Street – Video

The End of Day Rain did not hamper the Main Street Bazaar.  

Be sure to come down Saturday and Sunday for more great sales.  

Bob Hastings


 Bob Hastings President of the Chamber of Commerce on top of things even with the rain pouring down.  

Organizer Vickie Van Ness


Wet but Happy – Tomorrow is another Day


Watch Video of the end of day rain  

Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Preview With Ed Collard

Ed Collard gives GMG viewers the inside skinny on what they can expect to see at this weekend’s Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show-

Ed says “If you live in a home there’s something for you there”


This Weekend on Cape Ann From The Chamber of Commerce

Friday-Sunday, December 18-20
Studio Open House
Nationally known SCULPTOR DANIEL ALTSHULER will open his Gloucester studio, located at Blackburn Industrial Park Unit #50, to the public on December 18, 19, and 20, 12noon-6pm each day. Everyone, all ages, welcome. Visitors will get the opportunity to see a collection of his work, witness a sculpture in progress, and get answers to questions about the sculpture process directly from him, etc.

Friday-Sunday, December 18-20
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
BLACKBURN PERFORMING ARTS, located at 1 Washington Street in downtown Gloucester, presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” December 17-20, 22, and 23. Regular performances at 7pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm. $10/adults, $6/children (12 and under). 978-281-0680

Friday-Sunday, December 18-20
A Christmas Carol
THE ACTORS COMPANY presents “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with J.T. Turner in his one man show December 16-20 at Gloucester Stage Company in East Gloucester. Tickets: $18/adults, $15/Seniors, children under 12. Please contact Amy Sheridan for information or to reserve tickets: 508-942-9938 or amydsheridan@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 19
Indoor Yard Sale
GAP PROMOTIONS, located at 127 Eastern Avenue, Suite 3 in Gloucester, will hold an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, December 19, 9am-4pm. One day only! Beer and spirits samples and overstocks. Clothing and Novelties at low, low prices. Great Stocking Stuffers and more! 978-281-0083

Saturday, December 19
Holiday Craft Fair
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF ROCKPORT, located at 4 Cleaves Street in Rockport, will host a Holiday Craft Fair every Saturday through December 19, 10am-1pm. Original art, handcrafted jewelry, greeting cards, knitted scarves, stained glass boxes, fresh baked cookies and candy, and much more. 978-546-2989

Saturday, December 19
Children’s Holiday Story Time
Children’s Holiday Story Time at the MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY on December 19 at 2pm. Holiday stories and cookies for all. Reading traditional and new holiday favorites by the hearthside in the Children’s Room. Enjoy a quiet afternoon in the busy season with Miss Sara. 978-526-2016

Saturday, December 19
The Nutcracker
CAPE ANN CINEMA, located at 21 Main Street in downtown Gloucester, presents the seasonal premiere of the Cinema’s holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” The filmed, hi-def presentation comes directly from Moscow’s Kirov Ballet, and is a real visual treat. Show times are December 19 at 2:30pm, December 23 at 5pm and 7:30pm, December 24 at 2:30pm, and December 26 at 2:30pm. All seats are $15.

Saturday, December 19
Solstice Stroll
THE TRUSTEES OF RESERVATIONS will host a Solstice Stroll Saturday, December 19, 4-6pm, at Ravenswood Park, 481 Western Ave, Gloucester. Celebrate the winter solstice with a candlelight stroll in our favorite woodland park followed by song, warm fire, s’mores, and hot chocolate. Pre-register by calling 978-281-8400 or emailing capeanneducator@ttor.org. Members Free. Nonmembers $5.

Saturday, December 19
Annual Christmas Pageant
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT in downtown Rockport will be on Saturday, December 19, at 5pm. A torchlit reenactment of the Nativity. Starting at 5pm along Dock Square and Main Street, ending at the Congregational Church.

Sunday, December 20
Jazz Brunch
ELLIOTT’S AT THE BLACKBURN, located at 2 Main Street in downtown Gloucester, will host a Jazz Brunch, featuring Peter Fedele and Karen Ristuben, on Sunday, December 20, 12-3 pm. Come out and listen to some of the best jazz standards we can muster, including, of course, a few holiday gems. 978-282-1919

Sunday, December 20
A Colonial Christmas
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, located at 1123 Washington Street in Gloucester, presents “A Colonial Christmas” on Sunday, December 20, at 4pm. Admission $15. Local fine artist and singer/song writer, Bobbie Wayne, will be playing Celtic harp and Appalachian dulcimer. Author, Dan Mozell will be playing guitar and mandolin. 978-281-2297

Sunday, December 20
Celtic Music Session
Join Michael O’Leary and Friends ’round the fire for their Celtic music sessions on Sundays from 5-8pm, December 20 at The Landing at 7 Central in Manchester and December 27 at Elliott’s at the Blackburn in Gloucester. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries and Cape Breton.

2009 Major Holiday Events Calendar From The Chamber


A special evening for women shoppers, including refreshments and drawings for gift certificates in many stores.


Three days of holiday fun: Thursday: Memory Tree Lighting (6:30 p.m.); Friday: Toy Land Parade (5:30 p.m.), a Tree Lighting at Town Hall (6 p.m.); and Saturday: Breakfast with Santa (8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.), and Eat, Shop & Be Merry In Essex.


Santa arrives by boat at Tuna Wharf, 3:45 p.m., followed by tree lighting ceremony in Dock Square, 4 p.m.


Open House in stores, hayrides, caroling, pancake breakfast. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. Santa arrives by boat on Sunday at noon, followed by the Jingle Bell Walk, and the Friendship tree lighting at 3:30 p.m.


A shopping evening designed with a man’s shopping needs in mind. Refreshments and drawings for gift certificates in many stores.


Middle Street and Pleasant Street, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Open houses and special events will take place along these historic streets


Both days: Annual Gallery Stroll and Open Houses in the shops. Sunday: Open Houses in the Inns


The candlelight procession recreating the Nativity through downtown Rockport, 5 p.m.



This Weekend on Cape Ann From The Chamber

This Weekend on Cape Ann
Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester by the Sea, and Essex
November 20-22, 2009

Saturday-Sunday, November 28-29
Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Sparklers Concert

Fuller School Auditorium, Gloucester. November 28 @ 8pm. November 29 @ 2pm. Ticket Prices: Adults $30 | Seniors 65+ $25 | College Students $20 | 18 years old and under FREE. Let these sparkling favorites ease you into the holiday spirit. With selections from the likes of Leroy Anderson (Harvard educated and Cambridge, MA born) and Engelbert Humperdinck (the German composer, not the British American pop singer), what’s not to like?

Sunday, November 29
See and Read Shakespeare
The library will air the BBC production of “Much Ado About Nothing” on Sunday, November 29, at 2pm. This play offers both the wit of the “merry war” between the sexes and a sobering vision of the costs of that combat for both men and women. Shakespeare dramatizes a social world in all of its vibrant particulars, in which characters are shaped by the relations between social convention and individual choice. A discussion of the play will take place when the Shakespeare Readers group meets on Monday, November 30, at 4pm.

Sunday, November 29
Gloucester’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

Downtown Gloucester. Parade begins at 3pm at the State Fish Pier, running through Main Street and ending at the Boulevard for the Annual Tree Lighting at Kent Circle (at about 4:30pm).

This Weekend On Cape Ann- From The Chamber

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25
will host the Castle of the Damned– the most unique Halloween attraction in New England– on October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1 (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays), 7-11pm each night (ticket gate closes at 10:45pm). Admission is $15. Parking is available at Stage Fort Park with a free “Shudder Shuttle” to carry visitors to the castle. BEWARE! “The Castle of the Damned” may be too intense for young audiences! 781-346-1028 www.pastimesentertainment.com/castle.html

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25
Fall Shorts

BLACKBURN PERFORMING ARTS presents the all North Shore production of “Fall Shorts” October 23, 24, 25, Friday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm. Seven short plays about everything from TV talk shows with guests you don’t want to meet, to marriage “self help,” to playground Mums sharing Margaritas, to the latest in funeral fashion. Tickets: $15.

Friday-Sunday, October 23-25

Cape Ann movie fans who know not to brave the crowds in Salem for a haunted Halloween have another choice this year – Gloucester. Friday, October 23, through November 1, THE CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA at 21 Main Street in Gloucester will present “ShocktoberFest,” a variety of scary movies and events for every taste and every age. 978-309-8448

Saturday, October 24
Roast Beef Fundraiser Dinner

THE GLOUCESTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 436 Washington Street in Gloucester, will hold a Roast Beef dinner and concert by the Docksiders on October 24 to benefit the Docksiders as they play their way to Honolulu, Hawaii in April of 2010, where they will perform aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Tickets: $15/person, $7/children under 12. There will be two seatings for dinner and a concert. Reservations are now being accepted. 978-281-1040

Saturday, October 24
Recycling Fundraiser

CAPE ANN ANIMAL AID and BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER will host a recycling fundraiser on Saturday, October 24, 9am-1pm at the Fuller School parking lot. Large televisions and appliances will be collected for $20, air conditioners and monitors for $10-15. Printers, computers, fax machines, vacuums, lawn mowers, CD/DVD players, and scanners etc. will be collected for $5 each. All donations are tax deductible. 978-281-1883 978-283-6055

Saturday, October 24
The Merchant of Venice

THE ROCKPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY will show the film “The Merchant of Venice” on Saturday, October 24, at 2pm. The work will be the focus of the Shakespeare Readers’ discussion on Monday, October 26, at 4pm. 978-546-6934

Sunday, October 25
The twenty-seventh annual Essex ClamFest has been rescheduled due to weather for Sunday, October 25, 11am-4pm in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best chowder on Cape Ann. Ten local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes, 12noon-2pm.

Sunday, October 25

Celtic Music Session

Join Michael O’Leary and Friends for their Celtic music sessions at ELLIOTT’S AT THE BLACKBURN on Sunday, October 25, 6-9pm. An acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries and Cape Breton.

Things To Do- Gloucester Waterfront Festival

from the Chamber of Commerce-

29th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom
into the colorful 29th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday,
August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2009.  A collection of over 150 Juried
Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique
creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and
traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Original Watercolors, Pottery, Custom Tile
Signs, Bird Houses, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art,
Dolls, Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Candles, Metal
Sculpture, Intarsia, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Tapestry, Stained
Glass, Music Boxes, Scroll Work, Wood Burning, Slate, Scarves, Nautical
Crafts, Aromatherapy, Native American Art, Soaps, Wearable Art, Oil
Paintings, Blown Glass, Scrollwork Ornaments, Tide Clocks, Pewter, Stone
Lamps, Calligraphy,  Pet Goods, Doll Clothes and Accessories, Custom Signs,
Soft Sculpture, Primitive and Folk Art and more.

Come and sample an array of gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Trail
Mixes, Jams & Jellies, Honey, Dried Fruits,  Roasted Nuts, Salsa, Mustards,
Vinegar’s, Artisan Cheeses, Home-made Fudge and more.
Free live “family style” entertainment includes Puppeteers, Ragtime Jazz and
Maritime Music.  North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.

The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day.  Handicap accessible and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.
Admission is free– rain or shine.  For more information call 978-283-1601.

Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 978-283-1601.

Sidewalk Days Music Schedule

Gloucester Sidewalk Days, hosted by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s retail division, opens today and continues tomorrow and Saturday, with Main Street closed to vehicular traffic from Pleasant to Washington streets — and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — each day.

The Sidewalk Days festival has a new flavor, and a new name, but it essentially marks the continuation of the traditional Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar, which marked its golden anniversary in 2008.

musicianWith the help of Blackburn Performing Arts, the Chamber has extended the live music program to two venues, one in the West End and the other near BankGloucester. To read full article, click here.

West End Tent

Today: 11 a.m., Jason Feinman; noon Karen Ristuban; 1 p.m. Second Wind; 2 p.m. Alex Knudsen; 3 p.m. The Boyfriends.

Tomorrow: Noon, Battery Foote; 1 p.m., Jamie Shaler; 2 p.m., Dan King; 3 p.m. The Dynamic Duo; 4 p.m., 4 p.m. James Goodeye.

Saturday: 11 a.m., Not That Blonde with Jim D’Augustine; noon, Gary Shane; 1 p.m., Satch Kerans; 2 p.m. Hum (with Deb Hardy); 3 p.m., Willie Alexander; 4 p.m., The Goddesses with Jack O’Hara.

Uptown Tent

Thursday: noon Ron Schrank; 1 p.m. Will Hunt; 2 p.m. Lost Wilderness Campground; 3 p.m. Pete Lindberg; 4 p.m. Essex Choral Society

Friday: noon Michael O’Leary and friends; 1 p.m. Gary Backstrom; 2 p.m. Bradley Royds; 3 p.m. Annette Dion; 3 p.m. Gary Barbati

Saturday: 11 a.m. Adrian Hunt; Noon — The Terrestrials; 1 p.m. Janice Fullman & Friends; 2 p.m. Joe & Renee; 3 p.m. Inge Berge; 4 p.m. Ric St. Germain.

Things To Do- Chamber Of Commerce Home and Garden Show

This just in from Judy Caulkette at The Chamber of Commerce-

Hi Joe!  I hope you will be able to help us spread the word about this year’s Home & Garden Show!  There will be a very special Energy Efficient Showcase exhibit designed by John Dugger, Jud Wilson, Tony Corrao, and Ed Collard showing people how they can save money on energy in their own homes and some great speakers!  It’s all on the Chamber website www.capeannchamber.com/homegarden.

Fourth Annual
Cape Ann Home & Garden Show
Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, 2009, 10am-4pm Both Days
Gloucester High School Field House
32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester, MA

Sponsored by:
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
978-283-1601, info@capeannchamber.com

Take Advantage!

Do you have an upcoming event, special sale, or something you want to promote?

First off if you are a Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce member take ten minutes of your time and write out a press release and send it off in an email to the Chamber. Do you know they send out weekly email blasts that gets sent to a ton of people? Take advantage!

Then send the same press release here  to GoodMorningGloucester for free. It only makes sense to get the word out to as many people as possible.

Things To Do-Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Auction

Don’t Miss the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’

Friday, July 18, 2008 ~ Cruiseport Gloucester, Gloucester, MA
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m., Live Auction Begins at 7:15 p.m.
$20 Admission ~ Hors d’oeuvres by Vinwood Catering ~ Cash Bar

View items up for bid by clicking this text

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