Look what our wonderful neighbors made! Lotus reports that they created the igloo in assembly line fashion from snow packed rectangular-shaped containers. Mandy shares that it was so much fun to make and they will be perfecting their technique for future igloos. I can’t wait to see what they come up with after this next doozy of a blizzard!16640908_10208492011198447_3897272401863748360_n

Igloo made by Geoff, Mandy, Pilar, Frieda, and Lotus

Photo by Geoff Deckebach

Gloucester Announces Sunday Night Parking Ban; Schools Closed Monday

Cape Ann Community

Issued by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken at 2:20PM, Sunday, Feb 12th:

Effective at 6PM tonight, Sunday, February 12th, the city has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to expected heavy sleet, snowfall, and powerful wind gusts. Additionally, Gloucester schools will be closed tomorrow and trash collection will be delayed one day.

Again, starting at 6PM tonight, Sunday February 12th, until 9AM tomorrow, Monday, February 13th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. 

Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots but must remove their vehicles once the ban has expired at 9AM tomorrow or will be subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. 

All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants…

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john-ronan-and-bookSaturday, February 25, 2017 at 2pm

Gloucester’s former poet laureate John Ronan will read from his most recent book, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown (Backwaters Press, 2017) and discuss its connections to Gloucester, including “Good Harbor, Home,” which was written for and read at John Bell’s first inauguration as Mayor of Gloucester. Through Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown Ronan hopes to convey that love and language create community.

This program is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Free registration can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailinginfo@capeannmuseum.org, or online at Eventbrite. 

John Ronan is a poet, playwright, movie producer and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. In 2010, his volume of poetry,Marrowbone Lane, won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. As a playwright, Ronan’s works include The Yeats Gameand The Early Bird Special. John is also founder of the media production company American Storyboard, a teacher of film and host of Cape Ann Television’s The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan which celebrates its 27th anniversary in the 2016–2017 seasons. 

This week at the State House: February 15th MCC handing out state’s top annual Commonwealth awards to David Tebaldi Mass Humanities, Boston Foundation Paul Grogan, others…

Gloucester won one back in 2015.

Mayor Romeo Theken and Fred Bodin at the ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 honorees: the Acton Discovery Museums; The City of New Bedford; Keith Lockhart Boston Pops; Jose Mateo Jose Mateo Ballet Theater; Springfield Scitech High School Band; Nancy Donahue cultural philanthropy Lowell; Paul Grogan Boston Foundation; David Tebaldi Mass Humanities; Greenfield Cultural Council; the Berkshire Daily Eagle;  and the Mayor of Fitchburg.

The event is free and open to the public; details and  registration information available online. 20150224_152000

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