GMGI conference ‘room with a view.’

Friday morning, ahead of the first of many public open houses to be held at the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, we taped our weekly podcast in the conference room at the stunning new science center. Ashley Destino, development and communications director, gave us a grand tour of the labs, as well as a tour of the second floor.

Tim Sullivan

It was all very exciting to learn more about this stellar institution and my favorite parts were interviewing one of GMGI’s lead scientists, Tim Sullivan, and learning about Red Sea Urchins (Mesocentrotus franciscanus). This fascinating species can live for two hundred years, regenerate damaged appendages, and reproduce throughout their life span. The Red Sea Urchin is just one of many species the institute is sequencing. GMGI is also studying blue American Lobsters, one donated by Captain Joe and Sons!

At GMGI, Red Sea Urchins are housed in aquariums and fed weekly. Here’s one ‘chowing down’ on iceberg lettuce (just kidding; it was eating so slowly, you could barely tell it was eating at all). In the wild, Red Sea Urchins eat kelp.

The second floor is available to rent and the build out possibilities are limitless, with a huge amount of floor space, sun pouring through the windows, and an expansive outdoor deck, including a spectacular view.

Host Joey, with Ashley, Ron Gilson and Chris McCarthy

The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute is located at 417 Main Street in Gloucester. Listen to our podcast and visit the GMGI website to learn more about the Institute’s research and education programs.

Hand painted oar gifted to GMGI by Sam Nigro

‘The Americas, Land of Many Cultures,’ a choral concert by Albany Pro Musica and Camerata Coral from Puerto Rico

Cape Ann Community

Saturday March 2nd 2019 at 3:30pm in the Gloucester Meetinghouse, corner of Church and Middle Streets

March 2, 2019 THE AMERICAS, LAND OF MANY CULTURES Concert PosterA festive choral concert in English and Spanish celebrating the diversity of the Americas presented by the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

The Americas, Land of Many Cultures. Distinctive harmonies and thrilling rhythms sung by two great choral ensembles will transport you in a journey celebrating diversity, multiculturalism, inclusiveness, and acceptance; the values that hold the Americas strong.

Puerto Rican chorus Camerata Coral join’s Albany Pro Musica Concert Chorus in homage to the musical heritage of the New World, featuring evocative music from North and South America and the Caribbean.

$45 Preferred, $30 General, $10 Students with ID, Under 12 free – Note: no one turned away due to lack of funds.  Tickets at the door or in advance with more information at


Albany Pro Musica: CANADA
Ambe by Andrew Balfour (b.1967)
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Sunday Jazz Brunch with Peter Fedele – February 24


Enjoy Jazz Brunch at Feather & Wedge with music by jazz guitarist Peter Fedele. Peter is well known for his unique style that combines traditional jazz, with bebop, rock and funk.

Sunday, February 24
10:30 – 2:30 PM

Reservations highly suggested!  978.999.5917

Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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