TODAY – Reminder Cape Ann Museum Crane beach talk 3pm

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photo credit: T. Barrieau/The Trustees

Courtney Richardson at the Cape Ann Museum shares information about an upcoming special event at the museum:

Lecture – Life on the Edge: The Ecology of Crane Beach, Saturday Jan. 19th, 3PM

The Cape Ann Museum, in collaboration with The Trustees, is pleased to present a lecture about the natural history and ecological significance of Crane Beach with ecologist Jeff Denoncour. This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Sky/Horizon/Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach. This program is free for Museum members, Trustees members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations required. For more information visit or call 978-283-0455 x10. 

When one thinks of Crane Beach, the sea, sun, and sand might be the first things that come to mind. But how did the forces of nature create the stunning landscape? What’s special about this incredible barrier beach and marshlands it protects? How do The Trustees protect special places and care for our vulnerable coast? Join Jeff Denoncour, an ecologist with The Trustees, for a dive into the natural history and ecological significance of Crane Beach, how they protect our coastal resources, and examples of success stories resulting from their work.

Jeff Denoncour is the Eastern Region Ecologist with The Trustees where he manages and monitors ecological resources on its properties in Eastern Massachusetts. Jeff grew up on Cape Ann and has spent most of his life living along the coast. He has 11 years of experience managing rare and endangered shorebirds that nest on beaches. For the past eight years, he has been managing the Shorebird Protection Program on Crane Beach, as well as other natural resources that make the Crane Beach such a treasured place.

This program is offered in conjunction with Sky/Horizon/Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach a special exhibition of the paintings of Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold.  The works on view at the Cape Ann Museum offer an ever changing vista of Crane Beach as observed across Ipswich Bay from Arnold’s studio in Bay View (Gloucester). Painted in the 1980s, these acrylics on paper are part of larger series of works by Arnold that take as their subject the intersection of water, land and light viewed from a single vantage point over a period of years. With a low horizon line, a sky that is often turbulent and waters that range from placid to racing, the paintings reflect the strong influence of nature on the artist and her work.

A 1980 graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Dorothy Arnold maintained studios in Cambridge and Gloucester. While much of her work is large scale, the Crane Beach paintings measure just 11×15 inches. Her work, which includes landscapes, still lives, figure studies and abstractions, was the subject of an international retrospective in 2001–2003. It was Arnold’s wish to exhibit her art locally in an effort to strengthen the community’s appreciation of the culture and traditions of the area.

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Curators from Japan to discuss Virginia Lee Burton at Cape Ann Museum | Save the date #picturebook 💗📚 fans!

custom model of Little House designed by GalleryA4 Takenaka Corporation Foundation in Tokyo for Virginia Lee Burton survey traveled in Japan 2017

A Cross-cultural ConversationCurators visit from Japan to talk about The Little House: Her Story exhibition’s origins in Tokyo 

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome Gallery A4 chief curator Michiyo Okabe and Atsuko Tanaka on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the collaboration that brought the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story home to Cape Ann. The curators will present an illustrated talk with a short film. This program is free for Museum members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations required and can be made at For more information visit or call 978-283-0455 x10.

2017 marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of the children’s book The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968). In recognition of that milestone the Cape Ann Museum collaborated with Gallery A4 at the Takenaka Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, to create an exhibition exploring Burton’s extraordinary career and legacy. The Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, the University of Minnesota, the Burton-Demetrios family and the Tokyo Children’s Library also contributed to the project. The exhibition that resulted from this partnership featured archival material and a model of “The Little House” at the center of Burton’s story. “The Little House” was on display at the Gallery A4 from June until August 2018. Thereafter the exhibition traveled to Kijyo Picturebook Village (Miyagi prefecture), Aomori Museum of Art (Aomori prefecture), Narnia (Ginza, Tokyo), and the Spiral Garden (Aoyama, Tokyo). The exhibition was greeted enthusiastically by large crowds at each site.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased and honored to have been given this rare opportunity to engage in cross cultural dialogue and thanks its partners—and dear friends—in Japan for their generosity and kindness. This exhibition was made possible through the support of:  Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services; Takenaka Scholarship Foundation; Nancy LeGendre & Walter Herlihy; Mary Craven; Margaret Pearson; Christine & Stephen Kahane; Arthur Ryan; J.J. & Jackie Bell; Gib & Sarah Carey; Paul & Christine Lundberg; and Andrew Spindler.

Image courtesy of Gallery A4, Takenaka Corporation, Tokyo.

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Move in Ready! 5 Stanwood PT. Unit B Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Home

Hi everyone,
This beautiful Townhouse is move in ready. It has been a work in process, but glad it is finally ready for you to unpack your belongings and make it your NEW HOME! Enjoy the video! Come by and see me if you can this weekend at my Open Houses.

Sat. 1/19 12-2 and Sun. 1/20 11-1 (Sunday will be weather permitting) $899,900


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A snow emergency parking ban will be in effect beginning 6 PM Saturday, January 19 until 12 PM Noon Sunday, January 20.  Parking is available at all municipal and school parking lots but it is at your own risk.  All vehicles will need to be removed from off street parking areas by noon Sunday, January 20, 2019.  Parking enforcement teams will be ticketing and towing immediately following the parking ban which will end at 12 Noon, Sunday, January 20.


All residents and business are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at, or, near your homes, and please check on your elderly and disabled.  Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.



If you are in danger, call 911 for immediate assistance. Emergency teams are prepared to assist anyone in need so call 911 right away.  We remind all to take caution while traveling and to make safety your top priority.  Thank you for your assistance and please use 911 for any emergency needs. Stay safe!


National Grid has been preparing for power outages in different areas across the North Shore, including Gloucester. If any outages do occur in your area, it is imperative that they be reported via the National Grid Customer Service or Outage Reporting phone lines as listed below. Every outage phone call that we receive is logged into our outage tracking system and better enables us to pinpoint the location of the issue. The sooner National Grid can identify the location of the issue, the quicker a response can be sent.


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Limited Number Of Gloucester BBQ Delegation Caps and Patches For Sale

Gloucester BBQ Delegation Cap

Gloucester BBQ Delegation Cap #GLOUCESTERBBQDELEGATION caps! Finally!! Heather Grey front, black mesh back six panel high quality caps with merrowed edge high stitch count patch. Criss-cross Fishing Hooks and Criss-cross bbq utensils. Patches being affixed today Saturday 19, 2019 and will be available by the end of the day!


When they’re gone, they’re gone. I’ve wanted to produce a cap like this with a real patch rather than an embroidered logo for the BBQ fanatics in my life for a long time. After a ton of research and help from friends I’ve got just the cap I wanted to produce! There are only 15 left for sale as of this writing.

Gloucester BBQ Delegation Patch

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We’re Hiring Home Health Aids- Mavencare. Flexible Schedule, Better Pay, Choose Your Clients!

Cape Ann Wellness

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SeniorCare Annual Valentines Breakfast Fundraiser

Cape Ann Community

SeniorCare Inc. will hold its 45th annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Tickets are $15 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available in advance by calling 978-281-1750, online at, or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.

SeniorCare Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.  In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day.  SeniorCare currently delivers Meals on Wheels to more than 550 elders each day.  Annually, this means 128,000 home-delivered meals…

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A Celebration of Backyard Growers 2.0

Cape Ann Community


Gloucester has been our roots, now we’re spreading our wings.

You helped Backyard Growers get here and now we want to share where we’re going next. We’ll unveil our vision for the future at a wine and cheese reception celebrating and saying thank you to our fantastic community.

Join us to learn what’s next as we tackle our mission to build a healthy, connected, environmentally sustainable community in Gloucester and beyond.

When: Thursday, January 24, 2018
Drop-in reception: 5 – 7 p.m.
Brief thank you and presentation: 6 p.m.

Where: BYG HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing here!

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