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Unfinished Music Show’s Season 1 Guests to Perform

GLOUCESTER, JUNE 14, 2017 — Greg Verga, Host of Unfinished Music on MSO Radio
(MSONewSports.com) announced today a live concert to celebrate the first Anniversary of the
web based music program. All profits from ticket sales will benefit The Open Door
The show will take place 4-9 pm on Sunday, August 27 under the Milemarker One tent at 75
Essex Avenue in Gloucester. Tickets are only $10 each and can be purchased in advance
through Brown Paper Tickets at http://unfinishedmusic.bpt.me. Tickets will also be available at
the door the day of the show.
“We had 19 shows in our first year and we learned a lot about the local music scene and had a
great time doing it. This live concert was an idea we came up with to not only promote the show
but also give an opportunity for these talented artists to share their original music. More
importantly, it will benefit The Open Door and we all know how much they do for those in our
community,” said Verga.
The list of performers is a who’s who on the Cape Ann music scene. Confirmed so far:
John Jerome
Band Pier Ave
Satch Kerans Band
Paul “Sasquatch” Cohan
Alto & Small
Black Sheep Stampede
Brian King
Dan King
Inge Berge
Stolen Lions
Julie LaFontaine, Executive Director at The Open Door added, “The Open Door’s mission is to
alleviate the impact of hunger in the community. This event will bring people together to support
a cause important to this community and help connect people to good food.”
About Unfinished Music
Unfinished Music is a web radio based interview program. Singer/songwriters and full bands
stop by to chat about their latest projects, play recorded music and perform live in-studio. The
show streams live at www.MSONewSports.com and is then available for on-demand listening.
Upcoming shows as well as links to past shows can be found at
Milemarker One (tent)
Essex Avenue in Gloucester, MA


Pietro Cannavo writes, “As you may already know that a friend and a member of our community passed away unexpectedly. We are trying to raise money for his family to help pay for expenses. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please find it in your hearts to help in anyway. Thank you. We miss you Joel.”



Linda Brayton and Tom Schauer share the following information about the Gloucester Dog Park ongoing fundraising efforts: 

“If people would like to donate to the Gloucester Dog Park, the address is P.O. Box 6, Gloucester, MA, 01931 or go online at www.gloucesterdogpark.org. You don’t need $1000.00 to be able to help this project. Every donation will help it get done! Thank you for your support!!!”


14915642_10154942196506178_5066991207539961371_nPreserving Schooner Adventure: A National Historic Landmark
About this Fundraiser

Help us connect children and adults to Gloucester’s maritime culture. Schooner Adventure is a unique platform designed to engage through hands-on experiences, providing lasting lessons and an appreciation of our shared maritime heritage. Donate Here

Gloucester Harvest Music Festival Fundraiser at LAT43! 4-10pm 25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA

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This is a fundraiser for the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival, which is a charity event to support the AGH Citizens Fund, a fundraising arm for our local hospital, Addison Gilbert. The AGH Citizens Fund is a non-profit, grass roots community based organization who raises money to donate funds directly back into the hospital for anything they may need. All proceeds go directly to the fund to support AGH! Visit our websites at www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com and www.aghcitizensfund.orgThere will be amazing food that night of course, along with raffles, a 50/50. For more info, you can call Carol Pallazolla at 978-879-7652. 10percent of the proceeds raised will be donated to our event! Please come out and have a yummy meal with us for a good cause! Thanks!

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25 Rogers St

Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-0223


Don’t Miss the Seaside Garden Club’s Plant Auction on Tuesday, May 19th at the Manchester Community Center

Doors open for a preview at 6:00 and the Auction begins promptly at 7:00. Don’t miss the chance to purchase the garden club’s prized perennials and beautiful one of a kind garden art. Donations from many local businesses will be auctioned off as well. Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Marshall’s Farm Stand, North Coast Too! Goose Cove Gardens, Sea Meadow Gifts are among the generous businesses that have donated their goods to the auction. A NOVA Star Cruise, including passage for 2 adults, a vehicle, dinner, breakfast and lunch will also be on the auction block!

Our board members and members have been hard at work dividing their tried and true perennial plants and creating garden art. Support the Seaside Garden Club and come home with great plants and garden art that will grace your garden with beauty for years to come! Light refreshments will be served.

This is the Seaside Garden Club’s only fund raiser and 100% of the proceeds go to fund our terrific programs throughout the year. The Seaside Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of every month, September through June at the Manchester Community Center.  Membership is open to all. Visit our blog at: http://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/

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Annisquam Village Players and Church 11th Annual Talent Show and Fundraiser!

unnamedCome join the fun at our
11th Annual Talent Show and Fundraiser!  
Saturday, February 7 – 6:00 p.m.

Annisquam Village Hall, 36 Leonard Street in Gloucester

Tickets at the door: $10 adults – $5 children under 16 ($30 family maximum)

RSVP by Wednesday, February 4 to let us know which part of the Potluck you’ll be bringing: Appetizer, Main or Dessert. Coffee, Tea and Juice provided.


All proceeds from the show will benefit Cape Ann Animal Aid.

Update! Copper Dory Planter Made By James Fiahlo To Highest Bidder Who Was Gayle Piraino From Gloucester Based GAP Promotions

Gayle Piraino From Gloucester Based GAP Promotions Was The High Bidder, Thank You Gayle and James

James Fiahlo With Cousin Nicky Watch The Pats Undress Indy

20141116_224329Gayle Piraino with her new copper planter-

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James dropped this copper Dory off at the dock yesterday with the instructions- use it to raise money for Paul Russo’s Brain Cancer Fight.

Dimensions are 2 feet long by 4 inches deep by 7 inches wide.

If you would like to donate to help with Paul’s Battle with Cancer and get something in return, here’s your opportunity.

Email your bid to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com and I’ll announce the highest bidder on the 11/16 GloucesterCast podcast.

There is also a Pray For Paul Skate Around Fundraiser and Traditional Online Fundraiser as well Here

Pray for Paul Skate Around Fundraiser November 15th, 2:00p.m-4:00pm @ Dorothy Talbot Rink


Let’s rally around Paul, who needs our support to help battle his fight against cancer.

Paul Russo is from Gloucester, and frankly one of the nicest people you can meet. After graduating from Gloucester High School as a Captain of his hockey team, he took his bright mind and talent to Bryant University where he studied Accounting and received his Bachelors degree. While at Bryant he also shined on the schools Club Hockey team where he became Captain again. Paul then went on to earn his Masters in Accounting from UMass Lowell and accepted his current job at PwC in Boston.
This past Halloween morning, Paul suffered two seizures and was taken to Lahey Medical. Paul was diagnosed with Brain Cancer the following day. Just like many of us who are fighting to pay school loans, Paul could use support with now helping with his medical expenses for surgery and treatment.


Fundraiser Event To Benefit The JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes With LONGSHOT ALLSTARS @ The Dog Bar This Sunday.7.6.2014

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65 Main St Rear (20 Rogers St)
Gloucester, Ma.
Today 5:00pm – 1:00am
Phone (978) 281-6565
Email dogbarca@gmail.com
Website http://www.dogbarcapeann.com

Jalapenos Fundraiser Wednesday Night from 4:30 to 10:pm

Dine at Jalapenos and help Linda and Michael  Kelly travel to India with Habitat for Humanity.

The fundraisers sponsored by Jalapenos are a win win for everyone. The customer has a super delicious dinner (with fantastic house margueritas!) and a generous percentage of the night’s earnings goes towards the event. The fundraiser also applies to take out food, although we love going to Jalapenos because the service is always super friendly and efficient and Alex Pardo, the owner, is there nightly to give a warm welcome. Thank you Alex  for all you do to help support myriad Cape Ann causes and events!Jalapenos Kelly funbdraiser

Taste the Promise! – Great food for a great cause!

Taste the PromiseA very appetizing fundraiser for a very worthy cause! Family Promise helps homeless families get back on their feet by providing temporary housing and a variety of services to assist them in finding employment and permanent housing.

Matthew Green


Strawberry shortcake, plants, home-made preserves and pastries, antiques, and more!

Being sold this morning at St. Ann’s Church (70 Pleasant Street) as a fundraiser for Holy Family parish! Come get goodies for your garden and for your tastebuds!

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4th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser to Support YMCA Teens Service Mission to New Orleans

4th Annual Mardi Gras Fundraiser
FAT Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:30am- close
Teen Leaders from across the North Shore YMCA Service area will make their 4th trip to New Orleans, Louisiana to assist in rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina disaster.  Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. and though many years have passed since Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and its neighboring communities, there’s still work to be done to bring this area back to “normal”.
“The devastation is vast, even years later”, explains Rick Doucette, Executive Director of Teen and Camp Services at the Cape Ann YMCA.  “This is a tremendous opportunity for local teens to help make a profound and lasting difference in the lives of people who so desperately need a helping hand.”   Travel, lodging and meal expenses are estimated at $1,100 per youth.  Our hope is to fully fund each teen’s trip through a collaborative effort with local donors and businesses doing events over the next couple months.  The Latitude 43 event is in its 4th year, and, like the trip itself, and has become a high point of our year; kicking off our fundraising efforts in preparation for the trip.”
“The event has been a big success for the teens raising travel money in past years. And it’s become a very important part of our connection to the community”, said Zak Sears, General Manager of Latitude 43 and Minglewood Tavern.  “Even our music this year is locally based and totally donated. The guys from The Runaround are my friends and a few are my cousins.  So when I asked them to help out, they agreed without hesitation.  This is Gloucester”.
The teen participants are involved in the preparations as much as they are the actual mission.  Dressed in Mardi Gras costumes, handing out beads and selling raffle tickets the night of is only part of their commitment to the success of their trip. Teens are credited for all of the in-kind (raffle item) donations they secure for the event.
“We believe this should be a team effort, and that the kids learn as much from having to work for their trip as they do in actually going to New Orleans,” Doucette explains.  “And by soliciting their own raffle items, they are reaching out within their own circles to build awareness for the trip and for the importance of our work in Louisiana.  These teens really get so much throughout the process to the end of the journey; their feedback in our Trip Reflections always show amazing insight and gratitude.”

Event Details
Special supplemental "Cajun" Menu available throughout both Latitude 43 and Minglewood for both lunch and dinner.
Live Entertainment in Minglewood Tavern from 7:30-10:30PM provided by:
The Runaround – Local Ska sensations
Reservations for dinner in the Latitude 43 Dining Room strongly recommended. Lunch reservations in Lat43 also available. Minglewood Tavern is first-come, first-serve.
Latitude 43 Restaurant & Bar
25 Rogers Street Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 Phone: 978-281-0223

There will also be Raffles for Goods and Services, a 50/50 Raffle and other events planned throughout the evening.

Want to help MORE? This year, a second Mardi Gras Themed event has been added to raise more funds as the participant list has grown with the inclusion of the other North Shore Y Teen Groups – a concert at the historic Larcom Theater in Beverly featuring Henri Smith and Charles Neville on February 8th , with  50% of ticket sales donated to the trip.

Charles Neville is a Grammy winner and Henri Smith is both an incredible entertainer and a New Orleans native. The theater is a piece of history and the night will be one to remember. Tickets available through http://www.gimmesound.com

As they say in New Orleans, "Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler". Let the good times roll……


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This Week in Rockport: Shopping at NIGHT, Inn Tours & More!

Last week in Rockport we had the tree lighting and Santa’s arrival (events covered here on Good Morning Gloucester by intrepid reporter Rubber Duck — and its somewhat useful sidekick Paul Morrison). So what’s up in Rockport for THIS week?

The big news is Rockport’s annual Shopping Night. You read that right! Shopping after dark in Rockport! Dawn Noble of La Provence has organized over 50 stores (even more than the number listed on the poster) to stay open until 8 pm. Stores are offering holiday promotions for this event, so come for the shopping, stay for the fun. This one is a can’t-miss!


The next one is not strictly in Rockport, but have you been to the new Flatrocks Gallery just north of Pigeon Cove? Stop by this weekend — it’s a beautiful place.


Finally, there is a beautiful, festival and delicious Inn & Kitchen Tour in Rockport this weekend. Tickets benefit Rockport High School’s DECA program. Check out more information here: http://seashellsandjinglebellsrkpt.blogspot.com/


Holy Family Christmas Fair

As I mentioned yesterday, there is a Christmas Fair fundraiser today at Holy Family Parish, being held in the parish hall at St. Ann’s Church on Pleasant Street.  The tables are overflowing with items for sale and for raffle. Here’s a photo of the room being set up:

There will be food available – the menu looks good:

Here is a sampling of the items available for sale:

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Fr. Matthew Green

Plants, Preserves, Pastries and Strawberry Shortcake at St. Ann’s Today

Don’t let the nasty weather stop you from getting some! 9AM-2PM today, in the hall under St. Ann’s Church of Holy Family Parish, located on Pleasant Street, just north of Prospect Street. There are lots of good things just waiting for you! Here are some photos to tantalize all fans of gardening and of home-made pastries and preserves… and of home-made strawberry shortcake! Available while supplies last!

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I bought some “Olivi Scacciate”, some sort of eggplant preserves, and a crushed black olive spread… I’ll go back for some strawberry shortcake at lunch!

Fundraiser organized by the Women’s Guild of Holy Family Parish.

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