Tragedy in Andover and Lawrence. This map will help if you are concerned about friends and loved ones living in the area. As of 7:30pm there are over 70 confirmed fires.

Clark’s Cemetery Event

This Sunday, starting at 10:00 AM, volunteers from the Cemetery Advisory Committee, Clark’s Cemetery restoration crew, and the Cemetery Restoration Partnership will be working in Clark’s to right what we believe is the Josiah Stevens, Jr. monument.  Josiah is a Civil War Veteran and has been knocked down for several years.  The monument weighs approximately 1,980 pounds.  Stop by and watch our crew at work, learn about Clark’s Cemetery or spend time volunteering.  

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Early morning at the dock during Schooner Festival.

The Schooner Ardelle and Schooner Lannon have seats remaining for morning, mid-afternoon, and sunset September sails. Go here to book your tickets! Schooner Ardelle – Schooner Lannon

Nichole’s Picks 9/15 + 9/16

Pick #1:  Harvest Music Festival


September 15, 2018 from 10:30am to 8pm

$20 per ticket
Children 12 under free | Rain or Shine
No Refunds | 21+ Area Beer Garden
No Coolers | Chairs Encouraged

The GLOUCESTER HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL blends art and music in one of the country’s most unique and rich artist communities. We invite you to experience the beauty and friendliness of Gloucester through a day long festival showcasing music, arts and culture while supporting our local community hospital (Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund) and community based outreach programs. Our hope is to make this a destination festival with a mission that all proceeds from the GLOUCESTER HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL go directly to the Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund, which is to guarantee the continued existence of a full service hospital. By supporting this, it will ensure the safety and well-being of the community and beyond.

Alex & Josh ( Opening Ceremony): 10:30 – 10:45
Lady Lupine: 11:00 – 12:00
Dire Wolf: 12:15 -1:15
Soul Rebel Project: 1:30 – 3:00
Cold Engines: 3:15 – 4:45
Danielia Cotton:  5:00 – 6:30
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages: 6:45 – 8:15


Pick #2: Family Farm Day at Appleton Farms

Sunday 10:00-3:00

Always a really fun day at the farm!  We love when the stars align and our hockey schedule works out so that we can attend!


Come celebrate the fall harvest with some good old-fashioned fun on America’s oldest working farm. Grab your friends and family and join us at Appleton Farms for our annual Family Farm Day!

Visit with our farm animals, paint your own pumpkin, learn about beekeeping, challenge your friends at the potato spoon relay or hay obstacle course, and make sure to enjoy a pony ride! Looking for more? There are old-fashioned games like tug-o-war, crafts, face-painting, farm tattoos, and live music. Hop on the Hay Ride and go for a spin around the farm!

All this activity will surely have you hungry for some fresh-from-the- farm food. Visit the food court where you will find and local food trucks. Snacks, drinks, and dessert will include ice cream, cider donuts, popcorn, Mojo cold-brewed coffee, and lemonade.

Admission includes everything except food and beverages. This event runs rain or shine. Admission fee is per car.  Trustees members don’t forget your membership card to receive discounted admission. Not a member yet? Join at the event and receive a free promotional surprise! See you there!


Pick #3:  Festival at the Farm

Both Saturday and Sunday….so attend Gloucester’s Harvest Festival on Saturday and then keep dancing your way to Canton on Sunday.

Music Festival, Canton Ma


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

Mother of Grace Club Fiesta

We stumbled upon the Mother of Grace Club’s annual celebration last weekend and found it delightful. I understand their motto is Pray for Peace and that the members direct their prayers to keep our military safe from harm. As I do not speak Italian, I could not understand most of what was being said during this part of the celebration, but I can attest to the sincerity and beauty of the celebration.

Awaiting the return of the procession:


Escorting Blessed Mother of Grace on her birthday:


Young and old alike participated:


Re-placing the statue with great care and reverence:




Singing the special song:


Joyous celebration enjoyed by all.


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