Snowy April Fools Day scenes from Niles Beach, the Greasy Pole, City Hall, backshore, Bass Rocks, Good Harbor Beach, Fitz Henry Lane house, and more.

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Call for Entries – Cape Ann Museum Photo Contest

At the Water’s Edge
Online Photo Contest

fiss054.jpgIn conjunction with the Cape Ann Museum’s spring exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond, the Museum is hosting an online photography contest. Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to submit images based on the theme of “at the water’s edge” that capture the magical place often seen in Movalli’s work where land and sea meet. Photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea.

For over forty years, Charles Movalli (1945–2016) was a pillar of Cape Ann’s year-round art community, a distinguished landscape and marine painter, a prolific writer and advocate for the arts and a widely respected teacher.

Submission deadline April 30 | Live Facebook voting May 5 through May 19 | Winners announced May 26

A photographer in the pulpit of a sword fishing vessel, Gloucester, MA (possibly Vincent’s Cove). Handcolored slide from the Fishermen’s Institute, c. 1921. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.

Cape Ann Museum staff will select photos for public voting on the basis of creativity, photographic quality and effectiveness in conveying the theme of “at the water’s edge.” Beginning on Friday, May 5, the selected photos will be posted on the Museum’s Facebook page at The public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite photo(s) by “liking” them.

For more information please visit:


  • 1st Prize: One year Cape Ann Museum Membership (Contributor or Red Cottage Society Individual level)
  • 2nd Prize: $50 Gift certificate to Museum Shop
  • 3rd Prize: Copy of Kodachrome Memory by photographer Nathan Benn

A selection of photographs, including the top three winning entries, will be displayed on the Cape Ann Museum website.


The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

Happy, Healthy, and Strong.

Cape Ann Wellness


Do something bold. Something unexpected. Something that makes your wife and your co-workers and your dad all go, “Really?”

Join us at Cape Ann Power Yoga  for our spring session of 40 Days to Personal Revolution.

We run this program to bring together people from across the North Shore who want to get more out of life. It’s people supporting each other doing the deeply physical work of power yoga, changing their eating habits, developing a personal meditation practice, and doing some serious self inquiry.


It is by no means easy, but anything that supports real and true growth never is. That’s why we do this program together to support, uplift, encourage, and share in the experience of resetting your course. Whether you’re in your 60’s or your 20’s it’s likely that there is room for improvement in your life. The powerful part about this program is that the change comes…

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Rockport Town Meeting April 1 9am

Cape Ann Community

Snow, wind rain-no problem!  All Rockporters should attend and vote.  We’ll be using voting clickers for the first time.  This alone is reason to attend.  These will ensure that your vote is confidential and will help move the meeting along.  Go to and click on “Town Meeting” to see the warrant and other important information.  The purest form of democracy is an open town meeting.  Come and be a part of it.  Its great.

We’ll have child-care, food and coffee.  What could be a better way to spend a stormy April Fool’s Day!

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