Changing of the guard at Dogtown books

A very well attended celebration and changing of the ownership of Dogtown Books. Bob and Andrea retire and give the keys of the castle to the new owners Lucas and Caroline. Best of luck to all involved. A new start for all!

Experience Nia movement to music of the 1970’s Thursdays at 10:15 AM at MAGMA

Cape Ann Wellness

Join us as we groove to the crazy music of the 1970’s. We will put the choreography of our latest routine, AYA, to new music, including songs from Queen, ABBA, Bee Gees, Elton John, Stevie Knicks and more.  The focus of the routine is stability and peace man!  See you on the 70’s dance floor for an hour of no-impact, cardiovascular movement and fun!

Classes are held at the MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA) on Thursday mornings at 10:15 AM.   MAGMA Building Access: You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

nia aya 70s shoutout grapgic

What is Nia?

Safe, thoughtful, cardiovascular fitness to great music!
No-impact movement, adaptable to all levels of fitness…

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Everyone loves to take photos of their family and friends at the Lobster Trap Tree! We would love to post your favorite photo from this year on the Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page and on Good Morning Gloucester. Pick your best photo and either tag us on Facebook (The Lobster Trap Tree) or email me at Thank you! 

The Lobster Trap Tree Lighting is this coming Saturday, December 8th, at 4:30, in front of the police station. Don’t miss this wonderful and uniquely Gloucester tradition


Deck the Docks Maritime Gloucester


Some of the art work

Deck The Docks – Opening Night

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 pm

Registration : Up to 20% off in our fabulous shop

Audience: Members, Friends, Everyone!

Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our first annual Deck the Docks: A Holiday Open House!
Opening night is Thursday December 6, from 5 to 9 pm. We are previewing a fantastic Deck Your Halls Art Show featuring local Cape Ann artists.  seArts is partnering with us and we will have over 90 works of art for sale in our Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths will be sold on The Dory Shop Deck.  Come early, they will not last.  There will be food and beverages as well as 20%* off most of our items.
Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 20% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 10% off for non-members (and non-teachers

Deck the Docks – ARTist reception

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm through Friday, December 7, 2018

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks day 2!

Our Deck Your Halls Art Show is holding its artist reception.  Over 90 works from local artists will be on sale during the show.  Get that fantastic gift for that special someone in our Maritime Museum Shop. Fill your night with holiday cheer while buying your Christmas Tree or Holiday wreath at our Dory Shop Deck.  Grab a cup of hot cider or cocoa while we help you choose and load your tree!

A little of everything to brighten the days and lighten the holiday stress!

Deck the Docks – A Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks!  A full day of Holiday cheer and surprises awaits.

DIY Pop-Up Crafts Shop:  the Icehouse becomes a gift-making workshop as we rollout so many fun DIY gift ideas.  Bring your creative hat as we offer up paint your own buoy ornament keepsake, fish printing a signature MG bag, bead earings, paper sailor hats, decorate your purchased wreath and more! This is a fun way to make your own special gifts and have some hot cider or cocoa while you work.

Cape-Ann Crafts Pop-Shop:  Local Cape Ann vendors are bringing their wares so that you can select that perfect little gift.  Our small pop-up shop is chock full of great goodies for stockings and under the tree.

Santa In A Dory Picture Stop:  That’s right!  Santa is rowing his dory to the pier and setting up so that you can get that perfect christmas card moment!

Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale:  The Dory Shop opens its doors for Christmas Tree and wreaths.  Come get your hands on a hot cider or cocoa while our staff helps you pick out your tree and load it on your car.

The Maritime Museum Shop:  Still not finding enough for your gift-giving needs?  Well look no further than our fantastic Museum Gift Shop, loaded with so many good toys, books, gifts and treasures.  Your hardest decision will be which to buy first!

Deck your Walls Art Show: The final day of the art show in the Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Our partner, seARTs, is having over 90 works installed and for sale.  Come gift the gift of art!


Bank Gloucester hosts the 2018 Tree of Lights



Bank President Patrick Thorpe and staff host the 2018 Care Dimensions  Tree of Lights, also remember a friend and colleague Avis  Beaulieu.

So many more attend the annual Care Dimensions Tree of Lights to remember their loved ones.

City of Gloucester Public Outreach Meeting Watershed Resiliency and Supply Vulnerability Assessment Project Update

City of Gloucester Public Outreach Meeting
Watershed Resiliency and Supply Vulnerability Assessment Project Update
Gloucester – On Wednesday, December 12
at 5:30 pm in the Kyrouz Auditorium, the City of
Gloucester and its planning consultant, Kleinfelder, will host a public meeting to review the City’s Watershed and Water Supply Risk Assessment Management project and progress to-date, as well as solicit public input. As a designated Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP)
community, Gloucester has successfully undertaken a series of resilience planning exercises, and
continues to identify opportunities aimed towards enhancing societal, economic, and environmental conditions.
In 2017, the City conducted a Community Resilience Building (CRB) process that broughttogether multiple stakeholders to develop a suite of priorities to protect the City against threats
associated with region’s changing climate, including but not limited to costal storms, flooding, and other environmental hazards such as drought and wildfire. Gloucester’s Watershed and
Water Supply Risk Assessment project was developed in response to the feedback and
prioritized recommendations generated from this process.
Topics covered will include a description of existing hydrologic conditions and water uses in
Gloucester, and the sensitivity of Gloucester’s watersheds to the changing climate. The Team
will discuss a plan to help improve our understanding of potential future risks of reduced water
availability, incidence and impact of wildfire, and long-term water quality. This effort is in
support of an in-depth climate change risk assessment and management strategy for the City’s
water supply and reservoir system, including its watersheds.
For further information regarding this meeting, please contact Gregg Cademartori, Planning
Director, Community Development Department at 978-325-5242 gcademartori@gloucester-; Michael Hale, Director of Public Works at 978-325-5600 ,or
Betsy Frederick, Project Manager, Kleinfelder, at 617-498-4603, or

Happy Hanakkuh

Cape Ann Wellness

May This Festival of Lights Bring Blessings of Health and Happiness to You and Your Loved Ones,
and may we all act as ‘beacons of light’ for one another. ❤
“A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” — Moshe Davis
Happy Hanukkah from Dreamtime Wellness LLC

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