Community Stuff 8/2/13

Bailee’s Backpacks

Hey Joey!

How are ya! I am contacting you to see if you could help promote my daughter Bailee’s new project, a back to school supply/backpack drive, we have partnered with Action Inc. with the help of Senator Bruce Tarr and North Shore 104.9, we have made this project come to life! There are going to be Bailee’s Backpacks boxes in stores up and down main street and in many Gloucester store were you can grab a supply list, shop and drop your donation into the bin, also we will have a stand at the Block party on August 17th, where you can drop donations, Bailee will also be selling her famous Lemonade, and Friendlys has kindly offered to sell ice cream all proceeds going to Bailees Backpacks! Low income families who think they may need  help with school supplies can go to Action Inc. and fill out an application, we are only serving Gloucester residents ages Elementary through middle school this year, with hopes to expand next year by age and location depending on how we do. We are also looking for local buisnesses to sponsor this event, if anyone is interested please email me @ or for details

Thank you!



THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM invites you to join us for cocktails and
hors d’oeuvres at the historic Summer residence of T.S. Eliot, will be the setting of this year’s silent auction and raffle to benefit educational programs at the Museum.
                                DATE: August 9th
                                TIME: 6 PM
                                COST: $50 pp

                               Purchase your tickets on line @
                               Check out our Blog for Auction items and updates!

                            Parking for the event @ Niles Beach or on Farrington Ave.

NOAA announces fishery grant opportunity
under Saltonstall-Kennedy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) announced of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program.  The following statement was released by the office of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren: 

WASHINGTON – August 1, 2013 – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren today applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) announcement of a new federal grant opportunity through the FY 2013 Saltonstall-Kennedy Program, which can benefit the fishing industry in Massachusetts.

Senator Warren had previously urged NOAA’s Acting Administrator Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan to provide Saltonstall-Kennedy funding for these grants, and she has worked with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to increase the Saltonstall-Kennedy grants for FY 2014.
“NOAA’s announcement of new grant opportunities through Saltonstall-Kennedy is great news for Massachusetts’ fishing communities,” said Senator Warren. “I’m pleased NOAA is making this grant solicitation, which is an excellent chance for our ports to secure funding that will help the fishing industry innovate and modernize for the future.”
NOAA anticipates awarding between $5-$10 million in competitive grants focused on fisheries research and development projects, including cooperative research projects with industry. The grant announcement may be viewed here.
Read about the grant opportunity

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