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Stacy Boulevard Part 7: expanded garden plans Tulip Fest May 6

IMG_20170504_052040Saturday May 6, 2017 is the official ribbon cutting re-opening of Stacy Boulevard by Mayor Romeo Theken. Thanks to the Mayor, Mike Hale and all Gloucester DPW, GZA, Essex County Landscape Assoc, Gloucester Community Preservation Act, Ann Giraldi Johnson, GFWA, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and groups like the Seaport Economic Council and Dir Carolyn Kirk, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Joe Lucido, Ed Parks, Mike Linquata, Donna Ardizzoni and One Hour at a Time Gang, Ringo Tarr, Bobbie Turner, YMCA and summer help, Wolf Hill, Generous Gardeners, and other volunteers!

Tulip Festival and bonnet parade Saturday 10AM

Ribbon Cutting 11:30AM

Party at Mile Marker Restaurant 6-10PM

Enjoy a closer look at the engineering and landscape plans for the expanded gardens and before/after comparisons.

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Stacy expanded gardens

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New Year’s Rockport Eve 2013 looking for volunteers

New Year’s Rockport Eve is looking for volunteers. We need a pair of greeters at every door to check buttons, workers in Spiran Hall to sell buttons, souvenirs & food on Dec. 31st as well as people to help set up & clean up the night before & day after. Each volunteer willing to give 2 hours or more receives a free admission button. Please call 978-559-1263 or email claire.nyre@Comcast.net to volunteer. Visit www.newyearsrockporteve.com to see the performance descriptions under Events. — Headquarters at Corner of Broadway & School St, Rockport, MA.


Claire Franklin

New Year’s Rockport Eve Coordinator


Today’s The Day!!! Call For Volunteers For The 2013 Gloucester Schooner Festival 1st Annual Lobster Bake This Afternoon!!!!

Mike Costello,Brett Ramsey and Daisy Nell Could Use A Hand Putting On A Hell Of A Time At The First Annual Public Lobster Bake At Maritime Gloucester.

If you would like to be part of this inaugural event head on down to Maritime Gloucester and have yourself a ball and 30 years from now you can say- “I was there at the first one!”

Sista Felicia will be there helping out and she will also have copies of her cookbook for sale.

The Details-

For More Info www.gloucesterschoonerfestival.net and to get tix www.maritimegloucester.org/visit/events.php


Saturday, August 31, 2013

10:00 am
Working Waterfront Walking Tour
Starting at Fishermen’s Memorial ($5 per person) Sponsored by the Schooner Adventure.

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day
Maritime Gloucester, located at 23 Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester, will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day. Free to all.

12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
U.S. Coast Guard Station Open House
Stop by the Station on Harbor Loop to learn all about the Coast Guard and its important role in Gloucester.

Lobster Bake

Click image to purchase tickets in advance.

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Annual Public Lobster Bake
Enjoy freshly steamed lobster, corn on the cob, and a Virgilio’s roll– all for $12 per person. Relax with your dinner on the slopes of the Fitz Henry Lane lawn while listening to Old Cold Tater & Friends. Also available for sale: hot dogs, hamburgers, veggies burgers, cold sodas & spring water, beer & wine.Tickets available in advance from Maritime Gloucester or at the event.

7:00 pm
Fireworks Party at Beauport/Sleeper McCann House (ticketed event, reservations required)
Watch the lighted boat parade & fireworks display from the terrace and lawn of Beauport and enjoy an abridged evening tour as the house transforms at night. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics, and mosquito spray. Candles are prohibited. Adults and children over twelve only, please. Registration is required. 978-283-0800 for more information.

7:00 pm
Concert on the Boulevard
Featuring the band “Full Circle”

7:30 pm
Boat “Parade of Lights”
Boat owners interested in participating in the Parade of Lights can register online athttp://www.capeannmarina.com/Forms/BoatParadeSignUp.pdf. For additional information, contact Tobin at 978-283-3293 or tobin@capeannmarina.com.

9:15 pm
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate “fireworks” on your donation.)

Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race Needs Volunteers

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 1, 2011) – Volunteers are needed for race weekend for the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, set for Aug. 21 on scenic Cape Ann.
“We need volunteers to help out with registration, water stations, parking, course monitoring, and various other assignments" said Diane Anderson, volunteer coordinator for the race.
Volunteers can sign up online at the race website by going to the volunteer page at
http://www.rungloucester.com/volunteer. Race officials say all are welcome, no previous experience is necessary and that volunteering is best when it’s done with friends and family.
"We also need volunteers to help us get the word out to runners throughout the region about this beautiful road race here in Gloucester,” she added.  With five miles of ocean views, Run Gloucester! is an excellent way to visit and see the history and seascapes of historic Cape Ann. This is the second year for the race, which was created by Dave McGillivray of DMSE Sports, Inc., who also serves as race director of the BAA Boston Marathon, TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine, Feaster Five Thanksgiving Day Race,
Harvard Pilgrim 10K at Patriot Place and others.

In addition to volunteering, Gloucester area runners are encouraged to register in advance at http://www.rungloucester.com.
Registration for the race and bib pick-up will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at Gloucester High
School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Race day registration is available from 6 to 7:45 a.m. at the high school.

New this year, the Road Runner Club of America Expo which will be held Sat., Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 21 from 8-11 a.m.

Race day parking will be available at Gloucester High School and at Stage Fort Park. Race
organizers are encouraging runners who pick up their numbers or register for the race at the high school on Sat., Aug. 20 to park at Stage Fort Park on race day, and those picking up or registering for the race on race day to park at Gloucester High School.

Proceeds from the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile will benefit the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic
Association, which raises funds for Gloucester High School student-athletes, sports programs and facilities, and is a key supporter of the renovation of Gloucester High’s Newell Stadium.



The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to staff our receptionist desk and visitor center for the 2011 tourist season. A good candidate for this position would be someone who is organized, has knowledge of the Cape Ann area, has the ability to multi-task, and enjoys working with the public. Basic computer skills are needed. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and databases are not essential but desirable. We will train you.

Volunteers are provided with structure and support by CACC staff and are directly supervised by the office manager. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting volunteer position please contact Susan Lucas at the Chamber office 978-283-1601 or susan@capeannchamber.com.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Seeking Adult Volunteers

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is looking for docents to help interpret Fitting Out, the center’s new exhibit premiering in the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery in May 2009.

Fitting Out focuses on the waterfront industries that supported the local fishing fleet at the dawn of the 20th century.

Volunteers will participate in a five-week orientation and enrichment program running in April and May. Specific dates are yet to be determined. Information sessions will be held  April 4, at 10 a.m. To register, contact Mary Kay Taylor at 978-281-0470 or mktaylor@gloucestermaritimecenter.org.