Roundabout proposal for Tally’s Corner

Public meeting Thursday, September 15, 6pm.

Rotary  vs. roundabout: The flyer drawing doesn’t convey the look of the 2 big rotaries nor the crazy crazy thrust the vehicle into a giant pin-ball machine experience of Beverly’s recent build. Whether the quaint English village conjuring that ’roundabout’ conveys or classic MA descriptor rotary, any Tally intersection discussions aren’t new. I’ve seen other plans and heard people express variations on a soaring pedestrian bridge as a lift connecting Main to the Boulevard and expansive view of the harbor.

I’m interested in plans and public space and regret that I can’t attend. It’s the same date and time as Open House at O’Maley Innovation Middle School.

How to create pedestrian friendly cities while maintaining necessary vehicular traffic is a challenge. It will be great to hear feedback from the presenters and the community. The flyer and drawing is just that, a rendering. Plans take forever! The boulevard recent reconstruction at the Cut as one example began in discussions pre-1999.


Here’s a coloring sheet. What would you do? And renderings dated February 2015.




From a planning perspective: “Does the investment action help to encourage sprawl or does it invest in your community?”


Fisherman’s Memorial Plaques Get Washed


Gasper Lafata (Head of the Gloucester Fisherman’s Cenotaph Committee), arranged for the Gloucester Fire Department to come down and wash the much needed Fisherman’s Memorial Plaques.




Patiently awaiting the grapes!

Every year our family (& friends) get together in the fall to have fun making some VINO!  In the past we’ve tried many varieties of reds, Chilean, Nero D’Avolo, and Sangiovese.   This past week we put our grape order in for 26 cases of Montepulciano grapes grown in Northern California but originating in the Abruzzo region of Italy.   This comes out to be about 936 lbs of grapes which will yield 50 gallons of wine that The Mathews’ will enjoy at all of our family gatherings throughout the year!!   We never know when the grapes will come in and are pretty much slaves to the harvest for the month of October….so until then…we will sip some Sangiovese from last year and  patiently await the grapes!!


Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 9/13/16


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.

The web address will be

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

Gloucester Flu Clinics

September 13, 2016 ~ Gloucester Health Department

Mark your calendars! The Gloucester Health Department is offering FREE Flu shots. Everyone 6 months and older can receive the flu shot. Please bring your health insurance cards. We do accept uninsured individuals. Questions? Contact Public Health Nurse, Kelley Ries, at 978-325-5266.

Help protect yourself, your friends, and your community by getting the Flu shot! public-flu-clinic-flyer

NeedyMeds Presentation: Options to Help You Pay for Medications

September 12, 2016 ~ trixy546

SeniorCare Inc. needymeds-logo-for-seniorcare-01will host a presentation by Richard J. Sagall, M.D. regarding the difficulties many people face when trying to pay for their medications and options to explore to help on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SeniorCare offices located at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester, MA.

Everyday too many people face the dilemma of paying for healthcare or paying bills, rent and buying food. What they don’t know is that there may be help for them with their healthcare costs. NeedyMeds is the best single resource for information about these programs. In this presentation, Dr. Sagall will take you on an exploration of all the available types of help and how to best find programs.

Dr. Richard M. Sagall received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. After completing his family practice residency at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME, he practiced family medicine and occupational medicine there for nearly 20 years. During that time he began NeedyMeds. Dr. Sagall has written articles on assistance programs and occupational medicine topics for a number of publications. He has given presentations on patient assistance programs and occupational medicine throughout the country.

There is no charge for the workshop.  For information and to reserve your space, contact Tracy Arabian at SeniorCare Inc. at 978-281-1750 x-508 or


Join Us for the $25k Game!

September 12, 2016 ~ chambercacc

Reserve your ticket for the BEST ODDS in town!

Join the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 6, for the Chamber’s annual $25,000 Game. The event will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at The Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, and one person will walk away the lucky winner of $10,000. As one of the most exciting and fun-filled events on Cape Ann this Fall, it will also feature a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more. A total of $25,000 in prizes!


Tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the Chamber office located at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester and are $100 each. A limit of 500 tickets will be sold. Each ticket admits the ticket holder and one guest to the Gloucester House festivities on October 6 th and includes a light dinner. Prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $5,000
3rd Prizes: $2,500
4th Prizes: $1,000 each (6 lucky winners)
5th Prize: $500 (3 lucky winners)

Total: $25,000

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST! To reserve your ticket for the Best Odds in town, please visit the Cape Ann Chamber today or call us at 978-283-1601. More information can also be found on

Rockport PTO FUNdraiser At Studio Crepe October 12th

Image ~ September 12, 2016 ~


O’Maley Academy 2016 – 2017 After School Program

September 11, 2016 ~ GloucesterU

O’Maley Academy at O’Maley Innovation Middle School in Gloucester

2016 – 2017 Schedule:Fall session – September 12th through November 17th

Winter session – December 2th through February 16th

Spring session – March 6th through May 4th

The online sign up form is up and running on our website:


At O’Maley Academy, students enjoy digging deeper into personal interests, thinking critically, improving their communication and leadership skills with peers and adults, and having fun. O’Maley Academy is open to all Gloucester middle school age students, is a free program, and runs Monday through Thursday 2:00 – 4:30. There is also a six week summer program.

Allison Cousins is starting as the new Site Coordinator. Ms. Cousins is a guidance counselor at O’Maley, and has extensive experience with after school programs and summer programming. Graham Epple, who teaches Health, will be the new Family Engagement Coordinator.

O’Maley Academy is offering a huge range of programs in STEM, the arts, and health and wellness. Two highlights are: Our well-known drama theater program will begin creating the spring production of Mulan, Jr. with the support of the Set and Costume Design program, and we will run full-day Project Adventure field trips filled with challenges and team-building exercises.

O’Maley Academy Fall Offerings 2016


  • Lego Construction Class
  • Drama
  • A5 Health and Wellnes 6th Grade
  • Kerbal Space Program/ Flight Simulator


  • MineCraft Club at Sawyer Free Library
  • Creative Crew at Art Haven
  • Sound Harbor Music


  • A5 Health and Wellness 7th and 8th Grade
  • Drama
  • Beginning Computer Coding
  • Advanced Computer Coding
  • Theater Set and Costume Design


  • Lego Construction Class
  • Robotics
  • Mountain Biking
  • Theatre and Improv Games
  • Backyard Growers