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Last Call for Cape Ann Animal Aid and North Shore Arts Association presents A Silent Auction of Original Artworks by NSAA Artist Members.

Cape Ann Community

Bids are being accepted now through August 5th. View all works online by clicking here: http://nsarts.org/2017_CAAA_Auction.html North Shore Arts Association, believing in the importance of community involvement, continues its “Art In Action – Connecting Communities” philosophy for 2017 – our 95th anniversary season! Our collaboration continues with an art exhibition developed in partnership with Cape Ann Animal Aid. We support the mission of CAAA and want to do our part to help. “Cape Ann Animal Aid is a non-profit, no kill organization dedicated to facilitating appropriate placement of adoptable animals and enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect and well-being through education and outreach.” Visit their website http://www.capeannanimalaid.org to learn more. “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” – Immanuel Kan

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#Chocolate Covered Bacon On The @PKGrills #PK360

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First we set up the PK 360 for indirect heat to cook the bacon using cherry wood for smoke.  Line the grill with tin foil for easy clean up.

Once the bacon is done place it on a plate with paper towels to take away excess bacon grease.  Melt semi-sweet chocolate by placing a glass bowl over a steaming pot of water and on medium-low heat.

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Once chocolate is melted place a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Using three different toppings- Himalayan Salt, Maple Pepper and Sweet Maple Seasoning.

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The bacon will be delicate so the best way to apply it is to lay it against the side of the bowl, get a god glob of chocolate on the spoon and then let it drop down onto the side of the bacon strip.  Turn and do the same on the other side.

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Place on the wax paper…

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Sun Safety Beach Event 8/8

Cape Ann Community

Join the Gloucester Health Department and IMPACT Melanoma at Good Harbor Beach on August 8, 10 AM to 2 PM for a Free Sun Safety Event. IMPACT Melanoma will provide educational materials, give-a-ways, and offer a facial scan to help understand the damaging effects of the sun.

Also, check out the new Sunscreen Dispensers available for public use at Good Harbor Beach and Wingaersheek Beach.

Help spread the word of this important work to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in our community.

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Parade Pose 2017 $100 Winner

Cape Ann Wellness

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  Once again – we had an absolute blast in the 2017 Fishtown Horribles Parade and the Rockport Firemen’s Association Parade. Thank you to everyone who tried out a yoga pose (many for the first time ever), all of you who shared pictures online, and most importantly to the countless volunteers and public safety officials who make these events the huge successes they are year after year. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to make them a reality, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to participate.

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  I did my best to compile all of the pictures I could find – if yours isn’t up here please send me a private message or email linking to where you posted it and I’ll consider it for another prize.

  This year’s $100 winner is

Andi Egmont!

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This photo captures 3 generations of what looks like a really fun…

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Awesome City DPW work on Maplewood!

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What’s happening on Maplewood? Much of it is underground. Orchestrated crews are working on a huge project in a neighborhood that has been neglected for some time.

FAST STATS

Status: in progress

The work includes 4000 feet road resurfacing (July) and nearly 5000 feet of new sidewalk (both sides). DPW is working to make improvements to utilities as well: all new water services, a series of valves and some drain work. “National Grid is also replacing some aging gas mains and services.” 
Progress June 2017: nearing finish line
Project start: partial sidewalk begun last year
Funding Awarded: FY2017-18

  • from State: Balance of about $600,000K Chapter 90 funds
  • from City: $100,000K from CDBG and Community Development

Contract completion: part of City’s annual paving bid and on schedule.
Locations: downtown Maplewood Avenue. This work dovetails with larger water work “bid and awarded to Granese of Salem. They worked on…

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The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner

Cape Ann Community

Join The Open Door for an evening of food and hospitality at the 17th Annual Empty Bowl Dinner and celebrate a beloved North Shore tradition on Thursday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cruiseport Gloucester.

The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a special soup bowl created for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty.

Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten. Extra parking is available at Harbor Beach with complimentary trolley service to and from the event site.

Empty Bowl events are held nationally to generate awareness concerning hunger and to raise money for local hunger-relief programs. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Open Door Summer Meals and Mobile Market programs.

Sneak Peek at some of the 2017 Silent Auction Items:

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Wellspring’s 19th Annual Woman Honoring Women Luncheon

Cape Ann Community

This year’s luncheon recognized Wellspring House program participant, Jill Brown and honored Margo Casey of the United Way, Joan Whitney of Healthy Gloucester Collaborative and Rose Evans of the Department of Community Housing and Development.  Keynote speaker MA State Attorney Maura Healey spoke at length about the impact community support and educational opportunity have on the empowerment of women and families.  It was a powerful and inspirational event, drawing together a diverse representation of more than 650 women from communities all over the North Shore and beyond.

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GPD Assisted Cape Ann Special Olympics 

Cape Ann Community

Saturday, April 22 Gloucester Police Department answered the call for volunteers. GPD assisted Cape Ann special Olympics coaching staff in getting times and distances of the athletes in preparation for their state qualifiers on May 21 at Milton Academy. Track and Field practice is every Saturday from 10am to 12noon at GHS all athletes and volunteers are welcomed to join.

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Take Back the Night 4/10

Cape Ann Community

Please join us on Monday, April 10th at 6 PM at the Gloucester Police Department for a march and rally led by Mayor Romeo Theken to protest sexual violence. Together we can demand an end to this horrible crime.

For more information, please contact Public Health Nurse, Kelley Ries, at 978-325-5266.

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