Thank you to Patti Papows for putting together these utterly charming pouches of milkweed seeds for our event tomorrow. We also have loads of milkweed pods and Joe-Pye seeds to distribute so come on down to Captain Joe’s dock Sunday morning from 10:30 to noon. We hope to see you there!Captain Joes is located at 95 East Main Street, Gloucester.

To donate toward the completion of my documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly, please visit the film’s website at www.monarchbutterflyfilm.com

#GloucesterMA in the news: Mayor Romeo Theken to receive the 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award

Gloucester MA MAYOR SEFATIA ROMEO THEKEN to receive North of Boston CVB 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award on November 8

The North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that Gloucester’s indispensable, charismatic, smart and joyous Mayor Romeo Theken will receive the 2017 Anne Turcotte Leadership Award on November 8th!

“The North of Boston CVB Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq. West in Salem. Last year, the North of Boston CVB annual meeting was held at Beauport Hotel. 

The award is given out at the Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony to an individual or organization whose innovation, expertise and energy serves as an inspiration for others in the tourism industry in the region and beyond.” 

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More Cape Ann Plein Air Art!

Last night stopped by Cape Ann Collectors at 474 Washington Street, Gloucester to see some more present and past Plein Air paintings.  Met one of this year’s artist Joe Lombardo and loved two of his painting, “Breaking Blue” and “Autumn”.

Emile A Gruppe’ “Mending the Nets”
Charles Movalli, “Lobster Cove”

The gallery also has works by past masters, including Emile A. Gruppe’ (1896-1978) and Charles Movalli (1945-2016)

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Joe Lombardo

Clean Up at Good Harbor Beach

The beach was dotted with bright yellow bags and dogs this morning for the clean up sponsored by Clean Gloucester/ Gloucester Clean City Commission.  Coffee provided by Happy Belly (thanks so much!) brightened up the damp morning.  Ainsley told me that almost 40 people helped out by picking up garbage and recyclables at Good Harbor Beach this morning.  It seems the weather did not hold anyone back!  Great turnout.  GMG was well represented by Donna Ardizzoni and FOB Melissa Cox was helping out as well.

These people take the “carry out” rules very seriously!

The Clean Gloucester people were very efficient and friendly.  They even re-use the yellow collection bags!!  Now, that’s in the spirit of Clean Gloucester!  Well done, everyone.

Treetop Yoga: This Weekend in the Studio

Cape Ann Wellness

Besides our regularly scheduled classes, we welcome the community to some great workshops that our teachers are offering this weekend. Visit our website, http://www.treetopyoga.com, to find a detailed description of each workshop and to pre-register. EveryBODY Welcome!

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Last Call for Artists and Craft Vendors for Essex Clamfest!

Cape Ann Community

Calling all artists and craft vendors! We still have some spots open for this year’s Essex ClamFest… and we’ve decided to wave the late fee this year. To apply as a vendor, contact Kerry at the Chamber – kerry@capeannchamber.com.


On Saturday, October 21, the Essex ClamFest and Chowder Competition will take place in Essex. The annual event has everything the small town is known for including arts and crafts, K-9 demonstrations, food vendors, Ipswich Ale Local Brews and, of course, the ever popular clam chowder competition.  The festival will take place at Shepard Memorial Park in Essex from 11 AM to 4 PM.

The popular clam chowder competition is from noon to 2 PM (while supplies last).   It costs $5.00 to enter to chowder tasting area.  Nearly 1,000 people taste the best of the best, each voting for their favorite in the People’s Choice Award, while nine esteemed…

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