Prepare for the the Plastic Bag Ordinance

The Plastic Bag Ordinance will go into effect on January 1st 2019.

Ken Hecht (Ward Two Councilman) and Carter Witlock  from Carter Safari hand out reusable bags at the Rose Baker Senior Center.

Bags were provided by Gorton’s of Gloucester, Harbor Cove Dental and Carter Safari.

Carter Whitlock  makes creative reusable bags from old feed bags.







Gloucester Clean City Commission

THERE IS MORE TO SEA II/ call for artists

After a successful THERE IS MORE TO SEA I, there will be another on October 5, 2018 – October 7, 2018.

There’s More to Sea II

Friday, October 5, Opening Reception with Artists 6-9 pm
Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7, 12-6 pm
Gloucester Paint Factory to Benefit Ocean Alliance

Call for Entry:
Receiving: Thursday, October 4, 4-7 pm and Friday, October 5, 12-2pm
Pick up: Sunday October 7, 6-8 pm
Reception: Friday October 5, 6-9 pm

Entry Fee:
– $30 for three pieces.
– Entrants may also submit up to 6 matted and sleeved prints for bin work.
– Entry will be capped when space is filled.
– Entry based on first come, first paid of entry fee.
– Items should be ready to hang.

– Six foot tables are available for artists with table pieces. $30 for full table, $15 for half table. First come, first serve.

Entry Fee payable to Jessica Biker at 7 Morton Place, Gloucester MA

Entry Deadline: September 29
– Please include show entry form with entry fee or by email.



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Please complete form below for all work. Please provide height and length of hanging pieces (including frame, if applicable).
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– All items submitted must be for sale.
– 20% of all sales will go to the Ocean Alliance and Restoration of the Gloucester Paint Factory.

The “There is More to Sea” organizers will take reasonable care in handling and showing exhibitor’s work. The exhibiting artist understands and agrees that all works are exhibited at their own risk. The “There is More to Sea” organizers and Ocean Alliance do not carry insurance for the artwork and do not assume responsibility for any loss, damage, or theft of work during the event. By participating in the show, you agree to the above terms and conditions.

Questions: Jessica Biker –, Melissa Cox –


For more information please follow the link below.  Remember if you do not vote you cannot complain.

Cape Ann Plein Air

Joey did a post yesterday about the fact that the third annual Cape Ann Plein Air Arts Festival and Competition is nearly here!  This year’s competition and festival will take place between October 7th and 15th.

Please click on the link below and find the Gala Night ticket links.

Cape Ann Plein Air – Awards Gala Tickets can be purchased HERE

There are two ticket types:

  1. The Premiere Party is $150 per ticket and those tickets are extremely limited. These tickets will allow you to get up close and personal with the artists and see their art in a more intimate setting.
  2. The Gala tickets are $65 each from now September 30th and then $75 after that.


The cost of your ticket can be taken off the price of a painting when you buy one!

The other night I had the privilege of photographing a Plein Air event on Mussel Point hosted by Diamond Sponsor Engel & Volkers by the Sea, who by the way, just picked up the keys to their newest location in, none other than, Gloucester!  So exciting!



Watching the artist paint on the coastline was such a wonderful experience.  I look forward to catching glimpses of the artists at work during this year’s festival.  You can also follow the action on Cape Ann Plein Air’s Facebook page HERE

Here are some of my photos from last week’s event.

Full Moon Ghee!

Cape Ann Wellness

It’s that time again and YES we did make our FULL MOON GHEE! (Auspicious Ghee)

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC Organic Ghee! Was made today and ready to pick up or be shipped, while supplies last!

Everything around us has an effect on something within us. The frequency of the moon affects the mind and influences our feelings, emotions, and desires. The practice of making Ghee on a full moon is considered auspicious because the moon is thought to influence “Soma” the source of nourishment, nectar, and bliss. Soma is a Sanskrit term which is derived from the root word “su” which means to energize, stimulate, expand and grow.

Think of Ghee as liquefied sunlight!
Ghee is the most refined end product of milk and one should consider using in place of butter. Because the milk solids have been removed, it has a higher smoking point than butter.

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Maritime Gloucester Volunteer and Docent Open House, Wednesday, Sept 26, 6 – 8pm

Cape Ann Community


Maritime Gloucester is having an informational Open House for people interested in volunteering or becoming docents.  We have many great opportunities for all, from store staff to museum tour docents to aquarium educators and more!  Learn more about Maritime Gloucester, our programs and these great ways to give back.  Meet with Maritime Gloucester staff and other volunteers.  We will take a tour and let you know each way that you can contribute.  The event is from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday, Sept 26.  Register here

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FREE Flu Shots!

Cape Ann Community

The City of Gloucester Health Department is offering FREE flu shots this year. Flu clinics are open to those 3 years of age and older. Please bring your health insurance cards. We do accept those without insurance.

For questions, contact Public Health Nurse, Kelley Hiland, 978-325-5266.

Public Clinics Flyer English

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