Community Stuff 7/8/15

Magnolia’s 38th Annual Art Show Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 10, 11 & 12

Any chance you may help Magnolia Library & Community Center spread the word about the 38th annual art.  Below is some information on the original Art Show.  Thank you Joey!
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 10, 11 & 12, Magnolia’s 38th annual Art Show will be held at the Magnolia Library & Community Center at 1 Lexington Ave in Gloucester. The show has been running for decades and is a very popular event in Magnolia. Historically there have been up to 200 pieces of beautiful framed art, photography and mixed media/sculptures and hundreds more smaller, unframed pieces at the show. All are also for sale. Most artists are from Cape Ann, and several have been a part of the show for decades. The show is judged by 3 local experienced artists. Cash Prizes are awarded in each category: acrylic, watercolor, mixed media & photography. There is also a people’s choice award, chosen by ballot by everyone who attends the show. All art show staff, as well as all Community Center board members, are volunteers so all proceeds directly benefit the citizens of Gloucester and the surrounding area. This is a great opportunity for family , friends & neighbors to get together and support both local artists and your local Community Center. Make a day or evening of it. Enjoy the show and have dinner in the area or walk the beach. Magnolia is a splendid setting for an Art Show.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Month at SeniorCare

It’s important to have a month and a day that focuses on bringing attention to the issue of Elder Abuse. June was World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15, 2015 was World Elder Abuse Awareness day. But we must not forget that it is a daily issue.

Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that causes (or potentially causes) harm to a person 60 or older. Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races.

If you suspect abuse or self-neglect, don’t assume that someone has already reported it. In cases of immediate danger call 911. Otherwise, you can call SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 during business hours or the elder abuse hotline at 800-922-2275, after hours..

This year SeniorCare held rally’s in three of its nine town area and hopes to expand it to more towns next year. Gloucester was held June 11, 2015 at the Fitz Hugh Lane Parking Lot on Rogers St., Rockport was held June 12, 2015 at the five corners, and Beverly held its rally on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in front of the Cabot Theater. All three had signage and scores of people in support of bringing light to the horrendous crime of elder abuse.

SeniorCare is Comitted to stopping Elder Abuse!

Next June SeniorCare will expand rallies into other towns, and we are planning a short parade in Gloucester.

Scott Trenti, Executive Director  at Beverly Stop Elder Abuse Rally

Hi Joey,

My name is Shannon Cormier and I’m the new Career Pathways Coordinator for Action, Inc.’s  Compass program. We are trying to get the word out to local Cape Ann high school drop outs about our HiSET Preparation program (formerly GED) and I was told you would be a great person to reach out to! Would you be willing to share the attached flyer on Good Morning Gloucester?

Here at Compass, we offer free HiSET preparation for 16-24 year olds in the following communities: Gloucester, Essex, Ipswich, Rockport, Hamilton, Wenham, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. The program runs in eight-week cycles beginning at the end of September, with an additional seven-week summer program. Students are given the TABE to assess their reading and math levels and develop an education plan. Once all subjects are mastered, students are registered to take the HiSET exam. All program participants also receive computer skills training and college/career development.  




Olympic Caliber Show Jumping Coming to Your Backyard
August 16th!

Admission is free for the whole family as many of the world’s top riders and their exceptional horses compete in Halifax just 32 miles south of Boston

Come, bring the family, bring your friends or entertain your important clients at the best Sunday afternoon of entertainment in the Northeast, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. Enjoy an electric atmosphere and witness what has been described as “the world’s most beautiful sport” first hand, so close you can actually feel the ground shake as these magnificent equine athletes from all over the world compete over huge jumps and race against the clock in the $75,000 Agero Grand Prix.

It all happens on Sunday August 16th with festivities, including the regal opening ceremonies, at 10:30 a.m.    

The best news is it won’t cost you a dime and you’ll be part of an event which supports the BINA Farm Center, a therapeutic riding center in Lexington, Massachusetts, a facility that is dedicated to helping many children and adults with difficult physical and mental challenges. Visit to find out more about the wonderful work they do.  


Hi there,

We’re storming Hammond Castle again with the Renaissance Festival July 18th and 19th of 2015.  Hours will be from 11 am to 5 pm each day.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids ages 5 – 11 and kids ages 4 and under are free.

Parking is an additional $15 (unless you are a Gloucester resident) at Stage Fort Park and there will be free busing to and from the event.

The website is

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