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The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com
To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.
With temperatures expected to reach or exceed 90 degrees for the next several days, Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken has declared a heat emergency. Seniors and youth are especially cautioned to take precautionary measures.
The Rose Baker Senior Center will be open for use as cooling centers for the public to use starting Thursday. Rose Baker Location: 6 Manuel F Lewis St, Gloucester, MA 01930 / Phone: (978) 281-9765
Mayor Romeo Theken and Health Department Assistant Director Max Schenk issued the following heat safety tips for all members of the public:
- Adults and children should use sunscreen containing an SPF-15 or higher and wear protective, loose fitting clothing, including long sleeve shirts and hats.
- The elderly, young children and those with chronic medical conditions, especially respiratory conditions, are more susceptible to the effects of heat.
- Check in on the elderly and family or neighbors who may be at risk of heat exhaustion or heatstroke as temperatures climb.
- Children and pets should never be left alone in vehicles, even for short periods of times.
- If you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint, stop all activity and immediately find shade or a cool area to rest. If symptoms persist, call 911 immediately.
- Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas and be extra cautious from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the sun’s UV radiation is strongest
- Drink plenty of fluids regardless of activity level. Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine.
- Homeless individuals can become dehydrated rapidly due to a lack of access to water or shelter from the heat. If you observe someone who appears to be in distress, call 911 immediately
- If you have a child in your home, use child window guards in addition to screens on any open window on the second story or above. Falls are the leading cause of injury for children under the age of 6.
- Secure all window air conditioner units according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Children should always wear shoes on playgrounds because surfaces can become extremely hot and cause burns, even splash pads and spray decks.
Join Cape Ann Animal Aid at Captain Carlo’s on Saturday, August 20th from 11am until 3pm to enjoy a delicious lunch for a great cause!
We’ll have adorable shelter dogs for you to meet, and the restaurant will be generously donating 10% of all sales during our visit!
To view a menu please visit their website at www.captaincarlos.com
We hope to see you there!
Just a quick reminder that there is no GAAC meeting in August. Too many people are away on vacation; we’ll be back in September.
Weather permitting, the final Halibut Point State Park star party of the season takes place on Sept 3rd; there will be an early first-quarter moon, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and lots of bright nebulae and star clusters. We’ll be set up next to the Visitor Center. Please park in the paved lot and walk up the path.
Our Sept 9 GAAC meeting will feature Steve Kolaczkowski with an astronomical brain teaser of a presentation, asking “How Do We Know the Things We Know?” and of course with any luck, showing us the answers. This should be a whole lot of fun, so come early for a good seat. More on this later.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer, and we’ll see you in September.
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
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.
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.
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!