Gloucester Snow Emergency Declared: Parking Ban Starts at 10AM 3/14, Schools Closed

Cape Ann Community

The City of Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to an upcoming severe snow storm. All city buildings including City Hall, library and schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th, with regular city hours planned for Wednesday, March 15th (weather permitting). Please see full parking ban timing, warming shelter updates and complete details below:

Effective at 10:00 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th, until 7:00 AM Wednesday, March 15th all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots. Please remove all vehicles from municipal and school parking lots before the parking ban expires at 7:00 AM Wednesday. School parking lots will be the first areas to be ticketed and towed once parking ban has concluded.Violators of this emergency declaration will be at the owner’s expense.

Trash and recycling will NOT be picked…

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Sophia and Luca

St. Joseph pasta-making day began with Franco and the gentlemen heading over to Gloucester Fraternity to make huge batches of pasta dough with the Fraternity’s new mixer machine. Thanks were given to the club’s Mario for making it possible. Back at the Groppo’s kitchen, Nina and Fina were making steamy hot vats of homemade ricotta on the stovetop to serve for breakfast to all the helpers. Friends and family arrived in waves throughout the day and all were there to lend a hand making pasta.

After all the St. Joseph Day pasta that was needed was made, an extra batch of pasta was made for we pasta-makers. Nina heated up her divinely delicious tomato sauce that she had canned over the summer, with tomatoes from her garden. We had a wonderful lunch feast and as I looked around the table at the many generations gathered, I thought of the memories being made that will be cherished by all, created from this very special community tradition of honoring Saint Joseph each year at the welcoming home of the Groppo Family.

Geri, Jaclyn, Nico, and Giada

Rolling Pins!

Rosaria and NinaAl working hardKathy, Marissa, and Enza

Last batch, fini!

From the City of Gloucester with regards to Trash Pick up

Trash Will Not Be Collected Tuesday March 14, 2017
Due to the impending snow storm, trash collection for Tuesday, March 14, 2017 has been cancelled. We will be operating on a holiday schedule for the rest of the week and collection will be one day later.

If your trash day is Tuesday – please do not put your trash out until Wednesday morning.

Tuesday’s collection will be Wednesday
Wednesday’s collection will be Thursday
Thursday’s collection will be Friday
Friday’s collection will be Saturday

When a Good Old Fashioned Grilled Cheese is What You Need…

So this was unbelievably yummy.  Every once in a while a grilled cheese sandwich sounds like the right thing to order.  And this one did not disappoint.

Grilled cheese with arugula, roasted red peppers, and avocado from Half Baked Bakery in Beverly Farms. Come on.