2009 Major Holiday Events From The Chamber

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.

4:30pm at Police Station Square in downtown Gloucester.
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.

Things To Do- CABI KIDZ Santa Mystery

Invites You to
Come Solve the Mystery of
The Confusing Case of
The Lost Letters to Santa
By Liz Norman
With contributions from Jack Pschuts
To enjoy this mystery, you MUST believe in Santa!
Sunday, December 13th
Cape Ann Business Incubator
72 Rogers Street (across from the Building Center) or
183 Main Street (green door next to CVS), Gloucester
$5 per child – Recommended for ages 6-12
4 girls and 4 boys are suspects and
up to 16 girls and boys play Elf Criminal Investigative Service (ECIS) detectives.
(Parts are assigned on a first come first served basis).
RSVP 978.282.7779
or info@businc.org

Here’s what happened:
Christmas is just around the corner and the people of Hollytown, a small country village, are worried. A week ago, the children had all sent their letters to Santa and were eagerly awaiting their replies. Every other year the replies had come straight back, but this year NO ONE had received a letter from the North Pole. What was going on? Would there even be a Christmas in Hollytown this year?

Then came the bad news. The North Pole had called the new post office in
Hollytown and asked why there had been no sack of letters from the
children of the town. Where had the mail gone? What was going on?
An investigation began and the missing bag of mail was found deep in the
woods under some bushes. A red scrap of material was fluttering in the
breeze on an overhead branch. Who was the culprit that wanted to spoil Christmas?

Children gathered in the local town hall to rewrite their letters and send them express to the North Pole before it was too late, but people were still upset. No one will be able to enjoy Christmas until the mystery of who took the mail and why is solved. The joy of Hollytown’s Christmas is in the hands of a special group that has been called in to work on the case. Can you help the people of Hollytown figure out what happened?

Window Shopping in Rockport

The day after Santa the daughter and I were checking out Dock Square for leftover marshmallows, (none found), and stopped into Toad Hall. Overheard a conversation about “Dogtown: Death and Enchatment in a New England Ghost Town”. “It’s getting good reviews”, so decided to buy it for a Christmas present.

Two shots of art in the windows: If anyone still needs to get me something this glass lobster pot buoy would look nice in my front window. Maybe after I no longer have teenagers throwing footballs around.

The attack of the giant painter and giant baseball player made us laugh. Tired of giving the same old painted harbor scene or carved model of a sailboat? Get Grandma a giant house painter attacking the town. I forgot to write down the name of the store. This can be a modified “Whazzat?” First person to post the name of the store can buy me the glass buoy.

We finally have a WINNER!

Several of you got the right answer as to where the WhereZat house was. John H. was the first one to get the location. It’s the house on the corner of Tregony Bow in Rockport. The house was the employees’ quarters for the old Turk’s Head Inn. I took photos for my friend Don Dunsky who’s selling it. It has a lot of charm. Anyone have more info on the history of the house?

So John, Joey has your prize at the dock! Congratulations to you and everyone else for identifying this week’s location! See ya next week!

Open Studio At 50 Blackburn Center

Things are happening up at the Blackburn Industrial Park-

click the picture for the full size flyer

Check out the work of Daniel Altshuler,   http://altshulersculpture.com/About.html
the creator of the Gloucester 375th medal.

His studio will be open house for visitors these next two weekends.
Classic Cook, Julie Geary, and Ryan & Wood Distillery are helping.

Featured Artists:

Daniel Altshuler ~ http://www.altshulersculpture.com/
Eva Cincotta ~ http://www.evacincotta.com/
Carolyn Currie ~ http://www.carolyncurrie.com/

Dates: December 11th, 12th, and 13th 2009
December 18th, 19th, and 20th 2009

Hours: From 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Where: DIA Sculpture Studios, Ltd.
50 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

Free H1N1 Flu Vaccine For Cape Ann Residents Only

Public Health Logo

Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team will hold a free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic on Tuesday December 15th at Woodman’s Function Hall, behind Woodman’s restaurant, on Route 133 in Essex. This clinic is open to all Cape Ann residents who meet the following criteria:

Age 24 and under

People 64 and under with chronic medical conditions

Pregnant women

Household contacts of pregnant women in their third trimester

Household contacts of children less than 6 months of age.

Attached is information, please fee free to post.

Carol McMahon


Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team


Steal Stuff At The Landmark Auction

From FOB Rob Hall-

Hello Joey,

Thought GMG readers might be interested in the Landmark School Online Auction. It is only running until Friday and it hasn’t had that much exposure so there are a bunch of great steals to be had.


A bunch of Cape Ann residents have donated items including a European Facial and Beauty Products from Soft Touch Salon in Gloucester.


The proceeds go to Landmark’s Annual Fund and help students with language based learning disabilities acquire the skills they need to succeed in life.

S. Rob Hall