Back row: Elijah, Ben, Jackson, Luca; front row: Meadow, Sophia, Sabine, Atticus

The East Gloucester “Plastic Pick it Up” club is kicking off the summer with neighborhood lemonade stands. All the proceeds go towards initiatives to help rid Gloucester of plastic pollution. Last year they donated the amazing sum of $540.00 to the Cape Ann Maritime Partnership (CAMP) to help purchase a Seabin and Marine Skimmer, marine technologies designed to clean up oil and plastic garbage.

When you see one of their pop up lemonade stands, stop for a delicious glass of homemade lemonade and donate what you can. Thank you!


Ed Becker, President and Executive Director 
Essex County Greenbelt Association 
Thurs., June 28th at 7 p.m.
at Sandy Bay Yacht Club
“A Journey through Cape Ann’s Geologic History to its Present Day Landscape”
The talk will describe how our geologic history over millions of years shaped the Cape Ann landscape we know today. It will also show how human history has influenced the landscape, from colonial times to the current impacts of climate change and sea level rise. The talk will conclude with a brief overview of land conservation in the U.S, which has been described as one of America’s greatest ideas.  
Ed Becker is president of Essex County Greenbelt, a regional land trust, where he’s been involved in several hundred projects saving over 17,000 acres of land. 
Ed has been at the heart of Greenbelt’s growth and land conservation success for over thirty years.  During this time, he has led the transformation of Greenbelt from a small three-person operation to its current position as one of the most effective and highly-respected land conservation trusts in the country.  Ed’s exceptional abilities, integrity and passion for conserving land and nature define him.West Gloucester Sand Dunes

Music at the Annisquam Village Church

JAZZ and BERNSTEIN:  Two “Starry Nights” in Annisquam July Series


The Sun, the Moon, but Mostly the Stars,”  a unique program of jazz standards and original compositions created to celebrate the Japanese Star festival, Tanabata, headlines the first of two concerts at the Annisquam Village Churchin July.  Slated for 7/7 at 8 pm (July 7th is the date of the Tanabata festival), the Billy Novick Trio incorporates the cosmic atmospherics with celestial jazz: Billy Novick on clarinet and keyboards, Swiss-born Gabriela Martina on vocals, and Dave Clark on Bass.

Projections of the summer sky will serve as background with a lively intermission ‘pageant’; a reception follows, with ‘star bites’ and punch for all.

A Centennial Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” on July 22 at 8 PM shines more starlight on this celebrated American composer in a review of Bernstein’s best-loved works. Pianists Beverly and Andrew Soll back up vocalists Tiffany Baxter, Angel Jajko, and Mark Morgan, covering everything from “West Side Story” to the “Kol Nidre” on this 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth.  A reception follows.

Settled as the Third Parish of Cape Ann, the historic Annisquam Village Church offers ideal acoustics in an intimate, New England setting. The church is located at the head of Lobster Cove, 820 Washington Street (corner of Leonard and Washington Streets), in Gloucester 01930.  Handicap accessible.

Performances are at 8 PM.

Admission: $20 at the door or in advance with Brown Paper Tickets

Students $15. at the door

The Sun, the Moon, but Mostly the Stars

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A Centennial Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

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Kathleen Adams, Music Director

Annisquam Village Church


Fill rake and roll- next steps in the Long Beach seawall storm repair

What a stunner day for the next phase of the Long Beach seawall repair. They’re loading and raking in fill to level the walkway today. Roller still to come.

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speedy backing up

this way and that still to come



time waits for someone

Fiesta committee readies Commercial Street for the Greasy Pole Hall of Fame wall, a dymanic contest look back exhibit and leader boards.

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School Is Out And we Are Open 11:30-8:30 All Supper At The Lobster Pool



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Schools out! We are open 11:30-8:30 all summer!! Join us for waterfront dining, the best sunsets in MA, and we are byob! You can’t beat our local seafood. Seafood’s not your thing? We have plenty of other options for you too!

329 Granite St
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

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(978) 546-7808

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