Dory Elimination Races Saturday June 8th Niles Beach 8:30AM


U.S. Dory Elimination Races

The International Dory Racing Committee will hold it’s elimination races off Niles Beach Saturday June 8th at 8:30 AM.  All racing fans are encouraged to attend!!  Those dues paying members who plan to race must attend sign up Friday evening June 7th at St. Peter’s Square at 6 PM or email before 6 PM.  These races are strictly for 2 person teams in the following categories:  Juniors (men under 19), Women, Mixed Doubles, Seniors (Men Open) and Master’s (Men over 50), and will determine who will represent the US against Canada in the upcoming International Races here in Gloucester Harbor on June 22nd.
Please share this with friends and family.  It will be a great day of racing, uniquely Gloucester, and fun for all!

I Am More Project

Dear I Am More Subjects,

I thought the portraits would be having a rest this month, but after staff from SeniorCare Inc. here in Gloucester saw the Rockport display they jumped at the chance to have the portraits for June. Below is an open invitation they put together that you can feel free to pass along and you are welcome to attend if you’d like to mingle and answer questions.

Happy Summer!


SeniorCare is pleased to host Amy Kerr’s “I Am More” exhibit, featuring artwork and personal stories of sixteen North Shore people.  This impactful exhibit reminds us that we are more than our mental challenges.

A reception will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at SeniorCare’s offices, located at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester. In addition, the exhibit may be viewed on Friday afternoons in June from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Anyone wishing to view the exhibit at a different time may call 978-281-1750 and request a private viewing.

Learn more about Ms. Kerr’s art at

SeniorCare Inc.

49 Blackburn Center

Gloucester, MA 01930

978-281-1750  •  TTY 978-282-1836  • Fax 978-281-1753

MULTI-FAMILY EPIC YARD SALE – You don’t want to miss this one!!!***4 MOUNT PLEASANT STREET ROCKPORT 01966*** Saturday June 8 | 8am – 2pm (rain date is 6/9)

-R.Hardware, PB Kids, B.Designs, C&B, P.Barn – furniture, bedding, drapes, decor & housewares

-Grandin Road 4th of July bunting
-PB Kids Rugby navy/white full duvet cover & shams – excellent condition
-Kinkaid queen bed frame, headboard & foot-board – excellent condition
-Land of Nod navy cubbies
-B.Designs black mirror – excellent condition
-Margaret Muir coverlet – excellent condition
-Bob double jogger – very good condition
-Birch Lane bar cart – excellent condition
-Boys clothes & accessories – V.Vines, Toobydoo of NY, Boden, Vans, Joules, JCrew etc.
-PB Kids – whale/submarine mobile, red/white Anywhere Chair, rope lamp base – all mint condition
-Modern Moose kids shark clock – mint condition
-Womens & mens clothes, shoes & accessories – AT, Seven, Lucky, Nick & Zoe, V.Vines, RL, V.Bradley, JCrew etc.
-Capretti kids white full bed headboard & foot-board
-Ramona Keveza couture wedding dress ($5,100 value!) – very good condition
***Furniture, speakers, books, coastal decor, arts & crafts, games & excellent condition kids’ books, housewares, toys, designer clothes handbags & shoes, holiday decor, organizational products, sporting goods and so much more!***


Long Beach seawall walkway construction continues – widening and extending path to Rockport end

In 2018 Rockport widened  much of the Long Beach seawall walkway beginning at the Gloucester side and stretching past the midpoint.  Recently crews began extending this project straight through to the end point on the Rockport side. The work is expected to be completed in a couple of weeks.

Rocky explained it’s done in segments and moving right along.

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Besides this big project, the getting ready for summer bustle is in full swing. Annual staircase return? Check! Front row cottage work? Check! New patio and masonry work by the former hotel (photos 2018 vs 2019 below) where the stone patio was compromised, various yardwork and private deck repairs are visible along the promenade.


Opening Day Magnolia Community Farmers’ Market

Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 9:00 – 12:00 hope to see you all there

Who’s excited for some fun summer street shopping!?!?!
Sundays, June 9 thru September 15
Marshalls Farm Stand
Ardizzoni Photography
Classic Cooks
Hoots and Moots
Agape Brew Community
Hold Fast Company
Flapping Haddock
Bonny Breads
Seaview Farms
All Purpose Flowers
Wellness on Lexington
Dancing Daisy Bakery
Sun Ray Bakery

and adding more names daily!!!!!!

TODAY! Diane Polley and Marion Hall special fun Friday event at TOHP Burnham Library 4pm

From TOHP Burnham Librarians: “Don’t miss our last Cape Ann Reads Fun Friday this week, June 7, 4pm on the 3rd floor! Join our very own Essex resident, award winning author Diane Rafti Polley and illustrator Marion Hall as they share their work, “Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow.” Enjoy hearing the story, learning about its creation and participating in fun, themed activities and crafts!



If you haven’t been yet, it’s a great day to check out the library and the memorial playground!

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Stage Fort Park cannons — Pat Morss

I recently saw an aerial drone photograph of Stage fort Park showing cannons in the “fort.” That was a surprise. This afternoon commuting home (by bus around the Gloucester commuter rail draw bridge replacement), I stopped at Stage Fort to look for the cannons, in nice evening light. Here are a few photos. As a bonus, I hit closing time of the farmers market and secured a large jar of fresh guacamole.

art exhibiting opportunity and fundraiser for RAA&M…submission deadline June 15

20190504_©c ryan.jpgGrass Roots: Emerging Artist Exhibit 2019 


The Rockport Art Association & Museum invites artists to enter this exhibit to celebrate non-juried artist members of RAA&M.  Artists need not be members of RAA&M but may be contributing members.This is an opportunity to show artwork that celebrates the diversity of the Creative Community about us.This exhibit will be juried using digital images (jpgs) submitted/ uploaded, by individual artists, during the May 15- June 15 submission period onto website. There is a link on the Rockport Art Association & Museum website.


Exhibit online submission starts: May 15,  2019

Deadline for online entries:        June 15,  2019

Notice of acceptance:                June  21,  2019

Juried in drop off:   Wednesday  July 10, 2019    10-4P.M.
Exhibit opens:        Saturday       July 13,  2019
Exhibit closes:        Monday        August 5,  2019
Pick-up:                 Tuesday       August 6,  2019 10-4P.M.

Work that has been juried into the exhibit should be hand delivered to The Rockport Art Association & Museum on the given date and time indicated when acceptance email is sent out.


Entries must be original. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be withdrawn by the artist.  All artwork must remain hanging until the end of the exhibit unless sold.


The Martha Moore Gallery, upstairs in The Rockport Art Association & Museum 12 Main Street Rockport MA 01966


Artwork submissions are limited to 3 artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture. Maximum size is 18×22” including the frame.  All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas. Frames must be in good condition. Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly wired for hanging.The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished. Maximum weight per hanging piece is 5 lbs.


Up to 3 entries: $35.00.
A sales commission of 40% based on original price will be taken by RAA&M when a work sells during the exhibit. Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.


All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG format, either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat or frame. Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror.The digital image must be representative of the painting.


By entering “Grass Roots: Emerging Artists”, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork(s) and the premises and said person accepts that RAA&M and its agents, directors, officers and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artwork entered in this exhibit is each individual artist’s responsibility.


Any artwork entered in this exhibit may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for “Grass Roots: Emerging Artists” or future exhibits without consent from or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.


All artwork should be for sale. Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. RAA&M will receive a 40% commission on any and all sales from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit. The artist will receive 60%. Artists should expect payment within 4 weeks after the close of the exhibit. All sales are final.


Promotion will be handled by theRAA&M, but we welcome artists promoting the exhibit as well.

EXHIBIT CONTACT               Heidi Caswell Zander        

Beach Soccer Cup tournament 2019 at Good Harbor Beach Saturday

GHS soccer team arrives early to assist with the set up. 2019 marks the 6th year for the New England Beach Soccer (NEBS) Cup (founded by Gloucester natives)

Read about its beginnings (Gloucester founders) and all about Saturday in today’s paper here “Soccer in the Sand: New England Beach Soccer returns to Good Harbor Beach Saturday”

This year, all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Fishermen Youth Soccer as well as the Gloucester High School Soccer Boosters and Soccer without borders.

Players drawn to a tournament hosted on beautiful beaches have an affinity for the natural world. Arriving teams and competitors stopped to check out the piping plovers before hitting the sand, and again when they left. In a similar way, the little mascots engendered care during the surfing competition.

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Find NEBS on facebook here

Find NEBS on instagram here

Find NEBS on twitter here 

WATCH NEBS LIVE feeds here

FIFA Women’s World Cup begins today- Google added more options for following along

2019 FIF Women's World Cup

Celebrating The Feast of the Holy Spirit in Memory of Father Eugene Alves


Father “Jim” Achadinha and Anita McCarthy and Mark Davis

The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Voyage celebrates the Feast of The Holy Spirit and honors Father Eugene Alves this Sunday June 9th, his niece Anita McCarthy and nephew Mark Davis will stand in his memory, as the 2019 Mordomos.

Reverend Eugene Loring Alves, 87, former Pastor of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019.

Beverly Hospital Job Fair

Cape Ann Wellness

Here are the links to both jobs
Email address to send resumes directly- 
Thank you,

Vanessa Lezama Campbell
Human Resources Recruiter

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

7:30  11:30 a.m. & 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Beverly Hospital Lecture Hall

85 Herrick Street, Beverly MA  01915

Employee referral bonus available for current employees!

Click here to RSVP:

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Breakfast with Governor Baker

Cape Ann Community

Breakfast with the Governor -Flyer

CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

Governor Charlie Baker has accepted an invitation from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to be the keynote speaker at a Chamber breakfast on Thursday, June 13. The event will be held at the Gloucester House Restaurant, located at 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester, beginning at 7:30 AM.

Governor Baker was sworn in for a second term as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on January 3, 2019.

Governor Baker has used public private partnerships to spur economic development, reformed the state’s regulatory environment, and delivered critical tax relief by doubling the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Governor Baker has put Massachusetts at the forefront of fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic, doubling spending on prevention, education, treatment, and recovery and signing two major bills that have served as models for other states. In recognition of Governor Baker’s leadership in this area…

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