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Joey–I was pleased (thrilled actually) to learn today that the photo I submitted to the Gloucester Rotary Calendar project was selected!  I learned about the contest through GMG and was encouraged to send a photo along even though I am daily humbled by the photographic geniuses you have on hand.

I had just submitted the photo when I listened to podcast 147 where you mentioned a fall scene would probably have a good chance of being selected.  Mine is “Fall Reflection at Halibut Point”, so I guess you were right again!

So, thanks for the encouragement and we hope to stop by the dock next week for my husband Jim’s shirt.  I think we are arriving just in time for a storm.  Thanks again.  Pat D

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September 30, 2015 by healthygloucestercollab

One Text, Two Decisions: It’s Your Choice A new public service announcement about teen marijuana use

PSA FLYERPSA FLYER youth 10.8.15

Please Join The Healthy Gloucester Collaborative Gloucester Youth Council

Where: Rose Baker Senior Center

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Refreshments will be served

You Can Afford College (seminar) at Manchester Athletic Club


September 25, 2015 by Seacoast Nursing & Rehab

Friends of Seacoast Road Race

The Friends of Seacoast next major Fundraiser will be “The Seacoast 10K Road Race.” Enjoy beautiful foliage while running through picturesque Magnolia! The 12th Annual Seacoast Road Race will be held on Sunday, October 25. The race will begin at Stage Fort Park at 9 a.m. and will end at Stage Fort Park. All runners have a chance to win awards and cash prizes. Sponsored by BankGloucester, Friends of Seacoast, and Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Come and join us while we run for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the residents of the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Registration: Online Registration is available by downloading the registration form by following the link for online registration at Bank.Gloucester’s website or Applications are also available at: Seacoast, 292 Washington Street, Gloucester Race Day Registration: Race Day registration is at the Start Line tent at Stage Fort Park at 7:30 a.m. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Race Fee: $25. pre-registration; $30 day of race Directions: 128 North to Exit 14, Gloucester. Take right off exit and follow Essex Avenue for approximately four miles. Take right at Western Avenue, then left onto Hough Avenue. Stage Fort Park is located on left. For further information, please call JD Mac Eachern 978-675-7490.

Don’t Miss These Art Events This Friday

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Insights On Site at the White-Ellery House

Life Observed – A one-day installation by Sarah Wonson

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Life Observed, an installation by Sarah Wonson on Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum’s historic White-Ellery House (1710) and is free and open to the public as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary; parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.

Sarah Wonson, White-Ellery, 2014, woodblock print.

In Life Observed, Wonson’s interests in making art converge with her reverence for Colonial-period architecture. Returning home to Gloucester in 2011 after living away for eight years, Wonson began to take notice of the wealth of beautiful colonial-era homes around Cape Ann; each one with its own character, friendly, foreboding, comical, etc. “I wanted to learn more about Colonial period buildings,” states Wonson, “so I began visual research in The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.” These pamphlets, filled with atmospheric, shadowy black and white photographs of historic houses, captivated Wonson, and she has been drawing and contemplating them since. “[While] the formal aspects of the structures interested me initially, over time my focus has shifted towards the relationship between where we dwell and the human imprint we leave behind. The home is not just a building, it is a place where we store our experience.”

6th Annual Charles Olson Lecture: Michael McClure

Lecture and Readings by Michael McClure

image002The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and Charles Olson Society, author Michael McClure as this year’s Charles Olson Annual lecturer. The 6th annual lecture will be held Saturday, October 3 at 1:00p.m. This program is free and open to the public. A book singing will follow. McClure’s book can be purchased at The Bookstore of Gloucester. For more information please email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

In 1954, poet Robert Duncan introduced Michael McClure to poet Charles Olson’s influential manifesto, Projective Verse. McClure’s lecture, entitled The Greatness of Olson will include a discussion about his relationship to Olson, as well as readings from McClure’s most recent work.


The recently renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing and maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

Autumn in Art @ Central Street Gallery


Meet our award winning artists
Autumn in art – Opening reception: Saturday, October 3, 5 – 8pm
Open Friday and Saturday evenings

We are happy to present a great selection of recent works inspired by the fall season. Our Gallery director and associates are available and ready to assist you with your selections. Start your collection with us.
Refreshments will be served so please join us, and bring some friends!
Show runs through Sept28, 2015

Member News

We are very proud to announce recent accomplishments by several members.

Richard Giedd: Painting Essex Winter was juried into The Guild of Boston Artists 2015 Regional Exhibition. Show runs Oct 3-27.

William Fusco: Juried into North Shore Art Assoc. as an artist member

Barbara Levine: Juried into the Concord Art Assoc. 16th Roddy exhibition for her painting Spring

Grace Vasta-Carr: Awarded the Chipp Davis Wells and Amee B Davis Memorial Award for excellence in painting at the Rockport Art Assoc. for her painting Hollyhocks

Phyllis Feld The Way of Space In The Landscape solo show at the Northshore Art Association Sept 3 thru 26

Enhance your life with art…


Acclaimed singer Chelsea Berry will perform a solo concert of original vocals to benefit the Cape Ann Symphony.  Her exciting performance in the folk/pop/rock genre promises to be compelling and energetic.

Concert Tickets: $35 – General seating 2:00pm

Post-Concert Reception – 3 :30 pm

A post-concert reception will be held upstairs to meet Chelsea Berry. Live entertainment will be provided by guitarist Nate Weaver and vocalist Brittany Betts.  Refreshments will be served.

Post-Concert Reception Tickets: $15

Tickets for both the concert and reception are available at the Rockport Music Box Office, 35 Main Street, Rockport, through the website here or by phone at 978-546-7391.

About the Cape Ann Symphony:  Celebrating its 65th season, the Cape Ann Symphony has grown into a 70 piece professional orchestra that rivals any regional symphony in the country and features concert soloists throughout the year. The Youth Initiative Program gives 4th and 5th grade students their first exposure to Classical Music.  To learn more about the Symphony, click here. 

Meet Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.

A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea’s commanding stage presence and energetic rock/folk/pop sound has begun bringing her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between.

Along with her solo shows, Chelsea frequently supports artists such as Chris Isaak, Jonathan Edwards, Jon Butcher, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Marshall Crenshaw, Patty Larkin, and many others.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s guest: Charlee Bianchini 7-10pm 9.30.2015


This week…
Meatloaf Dinner w/mushroom gravy
and choice of potato & veg – $10.95!

Wednesday, September 30th – 7pm


Everybody loves Charlee Bianchini. She has developed a
stirring and soulful repertoire over recent years. The house
becomes her living room and the audience becomes her
special, invited guests. Tell me it ain’t true! 🙂 ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
J.B. Amero

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

I’m just going to back away slowly…

I’m just going to back away slowly…

Submitted by Terry Weber
This little crab was on Good Harbor Beach with seagulls circling ‘round and one just starting to peck him. He was moving slowly. I put him in shallow water under a rock ledge. Don’t know if that saved the little guy, but it didn’t seem right to stand by and watch him slowly get pecked to death. May he live a long life, or at least a longer one!

A mad rush by Lobstermen this morning to try to move their pots to safer waters ahead of the upcoming Nor ‘Easter @CaptJoeLobster #GloucesterMA


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Community Stuff 9/30/15



Stacy Blvd (By the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial)

Saturday October 3rd 2015 from 9am to 11am

Bring a plant and get a plant or just get a great deal for new color in next year’s garden. This is not a typical plant sale.  A sample of plants available are nepeta (catmint), daisies from behind the police station and various daylilies all from local gardeners and gardens.  Now is the perfect time to dig and divide.  Change your garden this year for free! The first 50 attendees will receive a free plant.  Proceeds will be used to maintain the public planting areas in Gloucester. 

On Sunday – we will be planting 500 daffodil bulbs and around 50 donated hosta at O’Maley Innovation Middle School from 10-12.  Please join us if you can help.

Contact Susan Kelly for more information or if you would like to be on our mailing list.