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Stage Fort Park | that darn grass and topics galore for proposed plans

Scenes from last Thursday’s public display and discussion about proposed plans to Stage Fort Park, held during the Cape Ann Farmers Market.


The plans are similar to ones you may have seen over the last year, though it is always something else to inspect them in person, walk through a site, and hear feedback, input and questions. I’ve considered the plans before, but had not realized that the parking lot was going to be shifted and expanded double wide at the top abutting the dog park. Some neighbors liked the idea of an altered viewshed, others not so much. People talked about cleaning up the broken glass, trash management (great praise for DPW dealing with this every day), repairing the stone steps, the beach, bringing back some of the fanciful playground elements, trees and maintenance. There was pretty much universal praise for the Rotary and the farmers market. I was told there was mention of altering the Tablet Rock plaque, which does not need it, though I did not hear any. I was there for the duration of the meeting and even a tad beyond as Steve Winslow was kind enough to lead a tour into the field and perimeter afterwards. A great challenge is maintaining the meadow expanse which many feel is ragged around the gazebo while serving crowds. The proposed plans center about the gazebo and parking lot, and did not cover the area along the harbor (across from the cupboard) where the annual Waterfront music festivals occur as well as elements listed above.

In case you missed the Mayor’s Facebook page, here is a summation from the evening and invitation to join in.


Stage Fort Park three nights later plus historic photos 

Mark It Down Kids. Rotary Club Of Gloucester Trivia Night Or as We Like To Call it…

The Rotary Club of Gloucester will host a Trivia Night on Friday, October 24, at the Gloucester House, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Teams of four will compete for the title of Cape Ann Trivia Champions.

All trivia fans are invited to this fun night of knowledge and laughter. The registration fee is $100 for a team of four players. Proceeds from this event will support programs of the Gloucester Rotary Club. The night will also feature a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and light snacks for purchase. A registration form is attached to this email. Additional forms may be obtained any Gloucester Rotary Club member or may be downloaded from www.GloucesterRotary.us


Konecky Striking Fear Into the Hearts Of All Gloucester Rotarian Trivia Contestants

The Old Wrap The Pink Tickets around Your Head Move.  Totally Psyches Out The Competition Every Time.  Konecky Playing Chess Here While Everyone Else In The Room Is Playing Checkers.  Sniff Sniff, Yep, I Smell Fear!!!!

Cox displaying zero confidence in her trivia game right here while Fine displays her Star Trek IV good luck pin.

You’re gonna need a whole lot more than a lucky Star Trek Pin Fine.  We’re Gunnin For You!

RECYCLING DAY – Electronics, Appliances & Small Engine items

From Rick Doucette

RECYCLING DAY – Electronics, Appliances & Small Engine items

Saturday, March 27 from 10:00am -4:00pm
Gloucester High School – outside Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Home & Garden Show


The following items will be accepted:
Televisions (up to 35″), Computer Monitors, Word Processors, Car Stereos, Projectors, Microwave Ovens, Video Machines, Coffee Makers, Space Heaters, Typewriters, Toasters/Toaster Ovens, Generators, Scanners, Floppy Drives, CB Radios, Disk Drives & CD ROMs, Copiers & Printers, Portable Radios, Cables, Cameras, Stereo Equipment, VCRs, Palm Pilots, Record Players, Vacuums, UPS/Battery Back Up, Safes (12″ – 24″), Cassette Players, Camcorders, Modems, Satellite Dish Receivers, Surveillance Equipment, Surge Protectors, Video Games, Circuit Boards, 8-Tracks (Reel to Reel Tape), Fax Machines, Humidifiers, Keyboards, Laptops, Cassette Players, Can Openers, Cell Phones, Test Equipment, Telephones, Personal/Home Shredders, Electrical Panels, Speakers (set), Keyboards & Mice, Oscilloscopes,
Lawn Mowers, Weed Whackers, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washer/Dryers, Dishwashers, Chain Saws, Leaf Blowers, Generators, Air Conditioners, Robots (evil or otherwise)

Fluids must be drained from small engine items – Freon OK for appliances

SORRY, but we cannot accept: Propane Tanks, Tires, Waste Oil, Hazardous Waste and/or other non-electric items

Drop off your items, with the following donation amounts:

Desk/Garage Clutter: $ 5 all that you can fit in a milk crate
Garage Clutter: $ 5 per item that doesn’t fit in a milk
crate (vacuums, etc)
Larger Appliances: $ 15 Fridge, freezer, dishwasher,
washer/dryer, etc
TVs and monitors: $ 20 per item
The Whole Shebang $ 30 Carload/Truckload (appliances, TVs
& Monitors excluded

Things To Do- Rotary Club Comedy Night

The Rotary Club of Gloucester is holding its third annual Comedy Night at Cruiseport on Thursday, September 3, 2009.   The show has sold out every year and the 2009 show promises to be another enjoyable evening.  It’s a great event to begin the Labor Day weekend.

Followers of Paul D’Angelo will be happy to hear that he will be headlining the show this year.  Paul has many fans throughout New England and is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival.

Dave Rattigan will be back as host.  Dave has earned rave reviews for his quick, dry wit and has been a popular choice at theater shows, comedy clubs, fund raisers and corporate events all over New England.

The show will also feature Steve Bjork who is one of the funniest observational humorists in Boston, and

Mike Prior who has long been one of the top crowd-pleasing comics on the Boston scene.

Light Refreshments will be served.  Doors open at 7:00 pm, Show at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 and are available from Ruth Pino at 978-865-1232 or at the Chamber of Commerce at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester.

Ed The House Doctor Represents!

Ed the house doctor is a guy that doesn’t seek recognition but does a ridiculous amount of work to make Gloucester a better place.  I ran into Ed up at the visitors center a couple of weeks ago when we had that really warm day.  It was late in the afternoon and he was working away pulling weeds and sprucing up the Stage Fort Park area.  God bless good guys like Ed.   Video with Ed at 8PM

Ed The House Doctor Represents!, originally uploaded by captjoe06.