Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 08/11/16


Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

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To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Music on Meetinghouse Green to Benefit the Gloucester Writers Center

August 10, 2016 ~ Rose

3rian King and Nathan Cohen plus Chris Leghorn and Gerry Ryan in Free Concert, Friday, August 12, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Corner of Middle and Church Streets, Gloucester, MA

Leghorn, Ryan and King pic

3rian King (voice, keys, guitar) and Nathan Cohen (violin, trumpet) are the founders of the neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?. The pair like to bend and blend genres, allowing the song to be what it needs to be in order to express its emotional core. Together they have packed houses in Boston, NYC, and throughout the country.

Veteran performers Chris Leghorn and Gerry Ryan have formed a new acoustic duo who perform a wide range of compelling songs that cover the traditions from folk, Celtic, sea shanties, original and popular music. They specialize in performing catchy songs with strong melodies and moving harmonies that captivate and entertain an audience.

This is concert six in a series of nine free outdoor concerts presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation.   The family-friendly concert begins at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the event will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted inside.) Donations will be accepted to benefit the Gloucester Writers Center.

Since its founding in 2010, the Gloucester Writers Center has hosted hundreds of events including readings, classes, lectures, films, writers-in-residence and community events.
A working writers center in a working town, the GWC is housed in the home of Gloucester’s first poet laureate, Vincent Ferrini. For fifty years Ferrini lived and wrote poetry in his home and framing studio at 126 East Main Street. After his death in 2007 the project of opening the house as a living memorial began with Ferrini’s nephew, Henry Ferrini, long-time friend Annie Thomas, friend and Unitarian Universalist minister Paul Sawyer and New York writer André Spears. The GWC was incorporated before Sawyer’s death in 2010 and soon received 501(c)(3) status.

Next Friday’s concert features the Milkhouse Heaters from Vermont to benefit the Cape Ann Art Haven.

Gloucester Block Party & Waterfront Festival

August 10, 2016 ~ chambercacc


Join us on Main Street on August 20th for a fun, festive event that brings downtown Gloucester to life! A portion of Main Street is closed off and festivities are held from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. Music, entertainment, outdoor dining and shopping. This family-friendly event has something for everyone! Follow on Facebook for details on activities and performers later this week.

Waterfront Festival DynamicBox

The 36th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival will be held at Stage Fort Park on August 20 and 21. View the works of Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S.A. Continuous live music, traditional New England Seafood, a fabulous pancake breakfast and Antique Cars complement this picture perfect seaport event!

It will be an exciting weekend in Gloucester with lots to do – we look forward to seeing you there!

The Friends of Seacoast Annual Seacoast 10K Road Race was a huge success.

August 10, 2016


The Friends of Seacoast Annual Seacoast 10K Road Race was a huge success. Runners from all of the state ran the 10K race throughout the beautiful scenic trail in Gloucester.

We are grateful to Patrick Thorpe, President of Bank Gloucester and his Board of Directors, our generous race sponsor for their continued support of this annual race which has become one of our major fund raisers.

Lahey Health/Addison Gilbert Hospital, Rockport Mortgage, Lyons Ambulance, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Institution for Savings, and Good Morning Gloucester and Eileen and Bob Matz and Dr. Joseph Geary for sponsoring the tee shirts given to the runners and volunteers.

Care Dimension for sponsoring the registration table, and Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for providing all the water, bananas and Gatorade at the beverage table.

TLC @ Home, Mr. & Mrs. William Trayes, David Harrison DMD, Carroll K Steele Insurance, Merritt Capital Mgmt. and Liquor Locker for sponsoring Mile Markers. Joey Ciaramitaro for all his sage advice and help.

David Cox for donating his time to take photos of the runner during the race. Steve Vaitonis a race official who observed that this certified race was run properly. Rachel and Mark Lane for transporting equipment to the site.

Thank you Gloucester Daily Times. Marybeth Callahan, Nick Curcuru, Christine Parisi, Joe Brown and Joanne Mackenzie for their coverage of our race. Mike Page, Jordan Reardon, Lee Benton and Joe Shairs of North Shore Timing. Kevin Lyons of Lyons Ambulance Service for sending an EMT team to insure the safety of the runners. Sue Dahl for her graphic art work designing our web site and poster for our race.

The success of every organization is dependent on the people who give selflessly of their time and money. The Friends of Seacoast are fortunate to have so many of these people insuring that the residents stay connected to the community. Their efforts provide the entertainment on a daily basis. Harbor rides, monthly dining at area restaurant, dinner shows at Seacoast, gifts at Mother’s and Father’s Day along with Christmas. Races at Suffolk’s Down, and many more events that would not be possible without the Friends of Seacoast.

It all starts with our capable Activities Director Alison Cox, our Administrator Stephen Doyle and our Friends of Seacoast members, Chairperson, Lisa Leahy, our Race Director JD Mac Eachern, Maryanne Amero, Angela Ciaramitaro, Joey Ciaramitaro, Pat Ciaramitaro, Rosalee Nicastro, Buzz Mc Eachern, Donna Saunders, Grace Simpson, Vincie Scola, Mary Spinola, Paul Spinola, and Ruthie Dupuis Exama.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped on the day of the race, , Bank President Patrick Thorpe and his board members, James C. Greely II, Alan Hagstrom, and Mark Hubbard, Joan and Fred Bishop, Vinny Woodhams, Fire Chief Eric Smith and his wife Laurie Smith,

Each year we receive the support of the Gloucester Police Department who provide the lead car and manage the course and it’s traffic to insure the runner and public are safe during this road race, We are grateful to Police Chief Lennie Campanello and the Gloucester Police Department Asst. Chief. John Mc Carthy, Lt. Dave Quinn, Sgt. Sandy MacDonald and Officer George Carr.

Last but not least to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken who came and extended the greeting to the runner at the start and congratulated them at the finish of the race during the award ceremony, and her Administrative Assistant Christopher Sicuranza for all his help in promoting the race on the City of Gloucester web site.

Tom Lattof

Lisa Leahy

Friends of Seacoast

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