City of Gloucester Focus group MA in Motion interactive session designed for seniors and caregivers

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City of Gloucester Focus group MA in Motion interactive session designed for seniors and caregivers

 On 10/3/17, Tuesday, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Steve Winslow, Senior Project Manager for the City of Gloucester, seeks community input from seniors and caregivers on ways our City and Cape Ann can reach goals of Mass in Motion – including increasing rates of physical activity of all types and consumption of healthier foods.  Those goals will be achieved through efforts to create more accessible and enjoyable options for physical activity, especially walking and bicycling, and increase access to and appreciation of healthy and affordable foods, including locally or regionally harvested foods.


Please read more about MA in Motion on the City of Gloucester website at

The focus group session will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  From 7-7:30, Ward 4 City Councilor, Val Gilman, will host a casual Q and A on city and local…

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Stopping by for only a few brief moments, a rarely seen and travel weary Spicebush Swallowtail made an appearance in our garden this morning. He drank nectar from the wildflowers, the native Heleniums and Phlox, before departing over the garden gate. We’ve planted a Spicebush just for these beauties, so begged him please come back Mr. Swallowtail, when you have a bit more time, and bring the Mrs. so she may deposit her eggs on the foliage of the Spicebush. They make the cutest caterpillars!Faded Male Spicebush Swallowtail

The next two photos are courtesy WikiCommons Media and show how different a newly emerged female Spicebush Swallowtail appears, and a Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar.

Closing this weekend: beautiful intimist Leslie Lewis Sigler and Paul Cary Goldberg show at Jane Deering Gallery

Quiet works invite worlds of contemplation in the street lit Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA. Thru September 30th.



Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
‘Silver and Grey’ 
two person exhibition: Leslie Lewis Sigler small paintings and
Paul Cary Goldberg Here Still photograph series

Andrew Clark w/Steve Bankuti, Jack Ward and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag, Tonight! Davesag’s blues party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 9.28.2017 it’s been a wicked long time…rock n roll!

The Tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor returns this Thursday! My old buddy.  Mr. Andrew Clark returns for another night of wild digressions and upbeat toons guaranteed to make your choppers vibrate. Been awhile since Big A. has transgressed our shores and I’m looking to have a wild time chasing him around the circle of fifths!

On Guitar, “Big Jack” Ward, Luther Johnson’s longtime pot-stirrer will be holding down the fort from his high stool, and everybody’s favorite thumper, Mr. Steve Bankuti  will wind you up. Lot’s of dancing!


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Super Gloucester teacher Jessica Linquata boosts journalism at O’Maley with micro grant from awesome, Awesome Gloucester!

Search for @AwesomeGloucester on Facebook and  follow! You’ll see and keep up with great, active and inspiring ideas from the community.

“I am currently in the process of bringing a video journalism multimedia program to the students at O’Maley Innovation Middle School After School Program. The goal of this ongoing project is to teach students to use their voices for good on platforms that are relevant to their peers and community. One of the big idea projects the students brought to the table was to produce Public Service Announcements surrounding issues they face,…” – Jessica Linquata

© Jessica Linquata O'Maley Innovation Middle School Awesome Gloucester micro grantFrom Awesome Gloucester Facebook:

Jessica Linquata, who runs an after school video journalism program at O’Maley, was missing one essential component for her students – HD cameras. So she applied for Awesome Gloucester’s $1000 micro-grant, and tonight Trustee Jacob Belcher handed her the cash she needs to get the equipment. Congratulations, Jessica! 
To see more about Jessica’s project- “What Can I Do? Young Voices for Positive Change!


The entire O’Maley 8th grade will be seeing classmate Nate Oaks in To Kill A Mockingbird @GloucesterStage!

So cool! Thank you Gloucester Stage, Gloucester Public Schools and GEF

Congratulations, Nate, and Gabriel Magee, another Heidi Dallin Youth Acting Workshop (YAW) actor. Buy your tickets soon-  Gloucester Stage productions sell out and are not to be missed. Read more about Nate and the entire cast


Gloucester Stage

Nichole’s Picks 9/30 + 10/1

Pick #1: Salem Food Truck Festival

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, MA. The event will feature 40 food trucks, live music, and family fun. Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!

Check out their website HERE to learn more



Pick #2: Topsfield Fair

Amusement rides, food and beverages galore, agriculture, livestock, vendors, educational experiences, live music, and much..much more.  While the Topsfield Fair may not be everyone’s cup of tea I’ve gone nearly every year of my life and always enjoy it!  Except that one time a few years back when it poured the whole time, the rides were closed, and the boys convinced us to bring home a new pet rabbit.




Pick #3: Chinatown Lantern Festival



As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Market Day!

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Market day! Don’t miss the farmers’ fall harvest!


Mark your calendar for our winter markets!

CAFM TODAY 3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park

Check out our vendors, and get more info on our SNAP/EBT, WIC, & Senior Farmers Market coupons on our website:

Read our full newsletter here for our winter dates!

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Only 10 Tickets Left for the $25k Game!

Cape Ann Community

The Chamber only has 10 tickets left for the Annual $25,000 Game.  Give us a call today at 978-283-1601 or stop by the office at 33 Commercial Street in Gloucester to scoop up one of the last remaining tickets!  There are 12 chances to win including a grand prize of $10,000.

$25K Game

Join us at the Gloucester House Restaurant on Wednesday, October 4 from 5-7 PM. Your ticket grants you and a guest entrance on the night of the event. A light meal is provided and the event also features a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and much more!

Grand Prize: $10,000
Second Prize: $5,000
Third Prize: $2,500
Fourth Prize: $1,000 (6)
Fifth Prize: $500 (3)

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