Community Stuff 5/18/14

Addison Gilbert Hospital’s “Senior Supper Club” June 10

Gloucester Police Department K-9 Dogs will provide demonstrations

Addison Gilbert Hospital “Senior Supper Club” is available to Rockport and Gloucester seniors 65 years of age or older.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month through October at 4:30 p.m. The next dinner will be held on June 10th at Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester.    A hot nutritious complimentary dinner will be provided by the Cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital followed by a speaker.

To register for the June 10th dinner, Gloucester seniors are asked to contact Lucy Sheehan, Director, Rose Baker Senior Center at 978 281-9765, extension 22. Rockport seniors are asked to contact Diane Bertolino, Director, Rockport Senior Center at 978-546-257. Seating is limited.

At the June meeting, Gloucester Police Officer Chris Genovese and his K-9 partner Mako will be joined by Officer Jerry Ciolino and his K-9 partner Trident. Patrol demonstrations will be provided as well as how these dogs have been trained to sniff out drugs.

This program is hosted by Addison Gilbert Hospital and Unidine, in partnership with the Gloucester Police Department and the Rockport and Gloucester Senior Centers.

Hi Joey,

Hope you are well. Below is a listing with our new and expanded programming for the spring/summer season at Appleton Farms. We’d love it if you would be able to share this!

Many thanks,

Holly Hannaway

The Trustees of Reservations Announces New Farm-tastic

          Events and Programs at Appleton Farms

     Farm Dinners, Cooking Classes, Farm Tours & More!

The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is excited to announce the seasonal program line-up for Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich. Whether your looking for a fun and easy (and wallet-friendly) ways to explore  and learn about America’s oldest working farm with family and friends or looking to spend an evening dining farm-style, Appleton Farms’ expanded suite of programs offers something for everyone. For more information about Appleton Farms, visit or call the farm at 978.356.5728.



Dinners in the Field – Fine Dining, Farm-Style

June 21 & September 13, 6pm

Join us for fine dining, farm style. Arrive to a cocktail, enjoy the view out over the fields, and then stroll the farm with our farmers. Gather back around the set tables and sit down to a seasonally-inspired, four-course dinner highlighting ingredients made or grown by Appleton and other local farmers.

Members: $75. Nonmembers: $85.Ticket price includes the meal, signature cocktail, non-alcoholic beverages and tour. Wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase. Dinners held rain or shine.

Friday Farm Dinners – Fresh Farm Food, Lawn Games & Live Music

June 27, July 11 and 25, August 8 and 22, 5pm

Join us for dinner featuring a seasonal menu, such as pizza from our earth oven or our own grass-fed burgers, fresh salads, and homemade ice cream. Enjoy a cold beverage from our friends at Mercury Brewing Company while you play old-fashioned lawn games and listen to live music.

Adults: $42. Children (ages 3-12): $15. Ticket price includes a dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, games, music and all the fun you can handle! Children under 3 are free. Wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase. Dinners held rain or shine.


Wild about Greens

Wednesday, June 11 | 6-8:30 pm

Spring means the long-awaited arrival of abundant greens—overflowing at farms stands and then in your refrigerator. Learn to prepare unique and creative dishes spotlighting fresh greens and prepare a full menu including amazing starters, entrees, and sides. Possible dishes include Arugula Pesto and Collard & Black Bean Enchiladas. Never say again, ‘what am I going to do with more greens?’ when you pick up your next CSA share or shop you local farmer’s market!

Members: $60. Nonmembers: $65.

Let’s Get Grilling!

Tuesday, July 15 |6 – 9 pm

Join Chef Donna Keegan at the grille for an evening of culinary instruction, incredible flavor and hands-on cooking. Dishes will include: basil garlic chicken with grilled balsamic peaches, grilled Appleton veggie and rice salad, and the ultimate grilled steak sandwich.

Members: $75. Nonmembers: $85.

Summer Tapas

Tuesday, July 29 | 5:30pm

Join Cambridge School of Culinary Arts instruction Jenn Knight to learn delicious small-plate recipes. Following the Tapas tradition graze as you go on the farm-to-table bites!

Members: $75. Nonmembers: $85.

For more information and to register for Appleton Cooks! programs visit:

WEEKEND TOURS (Now through November)

Meet the Cows

Saturdays through November | 2:30–3:30PM

This tour will explore the workings of our Dairy operation including a visit with our calves. Meet the cows in the dairy barn during milking and learn about how we raise our Jersey herd of cows. A great tour for families and adults!

Members: $4. Nonmembers: $5.

Farmstead Tour

Sundays through November | 11–12:30PM

This 1/2 mile leisurely walk through the heart of the farmstead reveals the history of the Appleton family. Through tales of fires and chance meetings, Appleton Farms is brought to life and it’s almost 400 year history is laid out for all to hear. The tour includes an in-depth tour of the Old House. 

Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $5.

Mini Moos

Saturdays through November | 10–11AM

Start the day by helping to let our chickens out to play. Help collect eggs, learn how to milk a cow, and more. This tour of our farmstead, geared toward the toddler crowd, will introduce you to the animals of Appleton Farms and how we raise them.    

Members: $10/family. Nonmembers: $15/family.

Pasture to Plate: Cheese Making Tours

Sundays, through November | 2:30–3:30PM

This in depth look at our dairy operation will take you from the pastures to the cheese kitchen viewing area – and everywhere in between – to learn about how we make our delicious farm fresh cheese. Finish up with a sampling of some of our products!   

Members: $8. Nonmembers: $10

To learn more about weekend tours at Appleton Farms visit or call 978.356.5728.

EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN (Property & Trails Open Daily, Sunrise to Sunset)


Exploring Appleton Farms is easy and fun with a Quest, or outdoor scavenger hunt. Follow the series of clues that lead to you a hidden box. There are two Quests to choose from – The Pinnacle Quest (starts at the Highland Street Parking Area in Hamilton) takes you on wooded exploration through the Grass Rides and The Farmstead Quest (starts from the Waldingfield Road Parking Lot off Route 1A  in Ipswich) guides you through the inner area of the farm, past fields, historic barns and animals. You can find the Quest maps at the bulletin boards or download them online:

Storybook Walk

Looking to explore at your own pace? The new spring storybook walk at Appleton Farms is the perfect way to get out and enjoy the season! The storybook walk begins just outside the Appleton Farms Visitor Center parking area and the newest book is fittingly entitled, and then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano. Just follow the pages and read and enjoy as you go – a perfect wallet-friendly activity for adventurous families.

To learn more about Appleton Farms and the trails and visitor amenities visit:


Wellspring House’s 16th Annual Women Honoring Women Luncheon took place on May 5, 2014.  Over 700 women came together to hear keynote speaker, Sara Hall, author of “Drawn to the Rhythm” and four former Wellspring participants and Gloucester residents, Patty, Korynne, Katie and Claudia , share their personal stories of strength and perseverance.   Honored at the event were Jan Bell of Gloucester, Libby Hayes, Executive Director at Homes for Families, and Sara Hall.Photo 1

Participating in the luncheon L-R: Kay O’Rourke, Wellspring’s Executive Director, Sara Hall, keynote speaker and honoree, Korynne Rigolizzo and Katie O’Leary, participant speakers, Caroline Hovey, Wellspring Board Chair, Patty Philbrick and Claudia de la Cruz Medina, participant speakers, and Christine Lundberg, former Wellspring board member.

Photo 2

Wellspring Luncheon Committee Seated L-R:  Rebecca Booma (Manchester), Julie Riordan (Manchester), Jen Sanford (Wenham), Louisa Attenborough (Manchester) and Devlyn LeBoeuf (Beverly).  Standing L-R: Caroline Hovey (Gloucester), Elizabeth Skates (Manchester), Dyane Cotreau (Manchester), Eliza Cowan (Topsfield), Lauren Gudonis (Manchester), Amy Jones (Hamilton), Ekta Patel (Georgetown), Melissa Dane (Beverly), Jennifer Eddy (Ipswich), Kate Horgen (Hamilton), Joan Lockwood (Manchester), Barbara DiGuiseppe (Beverly), Debbie Ebeling (Gloucester), Jeannie Leibovitz (Hamilton), Val Gilman (Gloucester) and Jennifer Ancevic (Gloucester).  Missing from photo: Michelle Galis (Middleton), Kim McGovern (Gloucester) and Cindy Ross (Manchester).

Photo 3

Pictured with Wellspring’s Executive Director Kay O’Rourke and Board Chair Caroline Hovey, are luncheon honorees:  Cambridge resident and author of “Drawn to the Rhythm, Sara Hall (center), Executive Director of Boston’s Homes for Families, Libby Hayes (2nd from right) and Gloucester resident and volunteer, Jan Bell (right).

Photo 4

Wellspring Luncheon Honoree, Jan Bell of Gloucester (right) poses for a photo with Caroline Hovey (left), Wellspring’s board chair, and Executive Director, Kay O’Rourke (center).

“Cape Ann ReImaged” Announces New Product Line Announces New Product LineMAW WHITE ON BLACKBOARD
Gloucester, MA, May 17, 2014: Local artist Clare Higgins is pleased to announce that her “Cape Ann ReImaged” store now has over 50 new products and half a dozen new styles.
“Cape Ann ReImaged” is a series of digital art works depicting some of Cape Ann’s best known icons and events, now in cool styles like grunge, chalk, color pencil, image tiling, watercolor and Droste. See the Man at the Wheel, the Gloucester Paint Factory, the Greasy Pole and more on tees, tanks, caps, mugs, posters and other fun items.
If you’d enjoy an innovative way of viewing your favorite parts of Cape Ann, take a trip to and be sure to bring your imagination!

Dear Joey,

As a reader of GMG, I am asking you to please consider posting my production blog for the upcoming Cape Ann TV show “Awesome Gloucester.”  

In short, I’m a videographer and producer of digital media, and I have taken it upon myself to start a new, high-quality TV show about Gloucester (and Cape Ann in general) for broadcast on Cape Ann TV and my YouTube channel.

It would really be a help for GMG to get the word out about the production of this show, see a trailer, and how people can get to know and support it.

The official blog is here:!blog/c1wzg

Thanks in advance for considering!

One thought on “Community Stuff 5/18/14

  1. Joey – please post this on the Community Bulletin Board

    The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association invites the public to a 24 hour continuous live demonstration of amateur radio.This 24 hour event called “Field Day” will be starting at 2 PM at the Fuller School in Gloucester, Mass on Saturday June 27th and will end at 2 PM the following Sunday June 28th. During this demonstration the public will see various forms of worldwide communications based on a scenario if the power goes out and all other cellphone and internet communications goes down in a disaster or other emergency.The public will even have the opportunity to actually talk on the air on an amateur radio.For more information on this event and amateur radio please go to


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