Grade Six Harbor Walk Field Trip

Christine Leveille submits-

On October 3rd and 5th the sixth graders from O’Maley Innovation School explored the Gloucester Harbor Walk.  Using our essential question  "HOW IS CHANGE OVER TIME OBSERVED AND MEASURED’ to guide our discussion and exploration,  students completed a scavenger hunt at each of 36 posts found throughout Harbor walk.  We documented our exploration through writing, video and photos.  Students will use the knowledge gained through this experience throughout the year in our project based learning curriculum.  

Oarmaster’s Cup Race on Sunday, October 14th at 10 AM Niles Beach

The International Dory Committee will be holding the annual Oarmaster’s Cup Race on Sunday, October 14th at 10 AM Niles Beach , Gloucester .  Our course will start off the beach and go out around Ten Pound Island , then back to the beach.  The best time of the day will be crowned Oarmaster.  Please join us to compete for the cup, cheer on you fellow rowers, or buy your 60th Anniversary T-shirt to help a great organization continue to thrive for years to come.  Can Len Robertson retain his title in 2012, or will Jimmy T or Joe Sanfilippo regain this coveted award for the best singles dory rower in Gloucester ?  Please let us know if you would like to compete or help out at the beach.

Another important date for IDRC faithful is next Tuesday, October 9th at the St. Peter’s Club where we will hold our annual meeting starting at 7 PM.  All who would like to contribute something in 2013 are encouraged to attend.  We really need the help of our members to accomplish goals of a youth rowing program, improved race day involvement and boat revitalization/maintenance.

Look forward to seeing you all at these important events.

Erik Dombrowski & the IDRC Board of Directors


Cape Ann Chamber’s Government Affairs Council Congressional Debate October 26th at Cruiseport

Brought To You By The Cape Ann Chamber’s Government Affairs Council

Congressional Debate

"Advocacy In Action"

Friday, October 26

Cruiseport Gloucester
6 Rowe Square, Gloucester

$30 (Advance)

$35 (Week/Day of)

7:00 to 7:30 am – Check In & Networking

7:30 to 8:00 am – Breakfast

8:00 to 9:30 am – Debate

Join us for a Congressional Debate among the three candidates for United States Representative for the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

The debate will be open to Chamber members and the general public and will be moderated by Robert Visnick. Questions will be posed by a panel of Cape Ann journalists. If you have questions that you would like considered for the candidates, please submit them to

Preregistration is highly recommended as this event will fill up quickly.

To make a reservation, contact Robert Heidt at or call 978-283-1601.

Painters and Photographers Group

Hi Everyone,

The Cape Ann Painters and Photographer Group will meet on Monday, October 15 from 9:30-11AM at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street.

All are welcome.  Hope to see you there.  If you’re grouchy in the morning before you have your coffee – stop by Last Stop for one on the way. 


Happy No Bra Day!

from 94.3 MAX-FM:

“Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month people are coming up with unique ways to celebrate and support the cause, or in this case support the cause without support. today is being deemed by many, “No Bra Day.”

After doing a little research into what could have become my favorite day of the year after my birthday, I found that there is an actual National No Bra Day in on July 9th. That means that this is just some made up day, most likely by a guy who is in need of seeing some breasts covered only by shirts rather than bras and shirts.

People all over social media are buying into it, and it is fine by me… Raise awareness for a good cause, and have a little fun doing it!”

Boardgame Sunday at G33K

The G33K store on Main Street is starting a new activity: Boardgame Sundays!  The first one was held last Sunday, and the next is October 21st, 2PM – 6PM.  (They are still working out the details of how often it will be held and what days work best.) It’s a free activity, and the organizer (Greg) brings a large selection of games.  Just show up and go in towards the back of the store! I didn’t have time to stay and play this Sunday, but I hope to at a later date. A good number of players came last Sunday; there were about ten people when I left.

They are also planning to organize a regular meeting to play Pathfinder or D&D style table top.   If you are interested, you can inquire at the store.

Fr. Matthew Green


Chickity Check It! Boston Harbor Beacon Does Thacher Island

A Tour of the North Shore: Day trip to Gloucester Harbor, Thacher Island, Rockport and the Annisquam River

Posted on October 11, 2012 by admin

This past Sunday’s conditions were ideal, so I made a trip up to Cape Ann. After navigating past the beautiful and secluded twin lighthouses of Thacher Island off Rockport’s coast, I decided to take advantage of the conditions and head further North. This took me around the top of the Cape Ann and back through the Annisquam River. This is a perfect day trip for a boater coming out of Boston Harbor or the South Shore: far enough to be an adventure, but close enough so that you never have to go too far from shore or worry about the weather taking a turn for the worse.

Gloucester is a destination that I have visited by boat several times, and found it to be fun and relatively easy in a 28ft boat. One can get from the start of the North Channel off Deer Island to Gloucester Harbor in about an hour with decent speed. The distance from the mouth of the Boston Harbor at Deer Island to the end of the Dogbar breakwater outside Gloucester Harbor is exactly twenty-two miles. In past trips, I have found that the seas get rougher as you head North and out of the protection of Cape Cod, but Sunday was a truly gorgeous day for boating: despite overcast skies and chilly temperatures, there was no wind, and the 44013 buoy was reading wave heights of only 1.3 feet.

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