Join fellow members of the community in support of our Frontline Heroes and become a part of an innovative contemporary art project on Cape Ann!!!
WHENThursday May 14 @ 8:30pm
WHEREMeet at O’Maley Middle School Parking Lot (join line of cars – please do not exit your vehicle)
WHATCars will form a procession from O’Maley down Washington Street, around the Grant Circle Rotary and back down Washington Street towards Addison Gilbert Hospital.
During this procession, cars will pass by the “In Gratitude” installation at Cape Ann Museum Green twice. Each time, passengers are encouraged to show their support with cheers and words of thanks for our frontline heroes. These cheers will be recorded and become a part of the permanent art that is created from this temporary exhibition.
The procession will start at 8:45pm.

i911 is a new tool @USCGNortheast watchstanders piloted last year. It was such a success, it’s been rolled out across the @USCG


i911 is a new tool @USCGNortheast watchstanders piloted last year. It was such a success, it’s been rolled out across the @USCG

No app required, it’s another tool to get distressed mariners home to family.

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HomieCast 28 Livestream With Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Drew Hale, Zach Sears, Jimmy D and Joey C


HomieCast 28 Livestream With Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Drew Hale, Zach Sears, Jimmy D and Joey C


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HomieCast 28 Livestream With Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Drew Hale, Zach Sears, Jimmy D and Joey C

Minglewood Takeout

Zach Sears run down of Minglewood website and ordering process along w the grocery items and beer and wine. The steps we are taking to be safe, the fundraiser we are doing fir the employees and the partnership w have with feed the frontlines

What types of things can we look forward to coming from the Serenity group?

Question 1) If you could pick any decade to spend your 20s which would it be?

Question 2) Based on your high school resume and grades would you have gone to the same college you went to?  Which college would you have selected?

Parcells is up against Seymour & Vrabel who won 3 more rings than him and never spent Super Bowl week making 55 calls to their next employer


Hummingbird Feeder War


Birthday Parade for Gloucester’s “Crazy Carl”

When you are “Crazy Carl” and the amazing Dee Noble is your awesome friend….you get a really big parade to help celebrate your really big day…. with a few flamingos thrown in.  Lots of friends came out to celebrate Carl while practicing social distancing.



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Free Flight

Here’s a picture I took recently that resonated and I thought it might for you as well. We’d all like to be flying a little freer like this beauty but she was actually on an essential errand and returning to her nest. Just a while longer. Hang in there!


City of Gloucester’s Reopening Task Force Held Kick-Off Meeting

City of Gloucester’s Reopening Task Force Held Kick-Off Meeting

–Several Subcommittees Formed

–Public Input Needed 

GLOUCESTER, MA – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken today announced the City of Gloucester’s Reopening Task Force held its kick-off meeting. This group, which is chaired by Public Health Director Karin Carroll, is charged with advising City Administration on strategies to slowly reopen the Gloucester economy in phases based on health and safety metrics.  

Carroll said, “The City of Gloucester has taken significant unprecedented precautionary measures to limit person-to-person contact and to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The formation of this Task Force is an extension of those plans as we develop a framework to slowly reopen and recover from this pandemic.”

Members of the Task Force bring a range of perspectives to the table, such as an understanding of Gloucester specific workplaces and workforces and insights into key areas like business, tourism, arts & culture, and open spaces.  The Task Force will look to pool ideas and coordinate a reopening strategy that will provide consistent and uniform guidelines to the City’s residents, Gloucester employers/employees and seasonal visitors.   

Task Force Members:

  • Karin Carroll, Public Health Director, City of Gloucester
  • James Destino, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Gloucester
  • Jill Cahill, Community Development Director, City of Gloucester
  • Sal DiStefano, Economic Development Director, City of Gloucester
  • Carol McMahon, Assistant Emergency Management Director, City of Gloucester
  • Ken Riehl, Chief Executive Officer, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
  • Barbara McCarthy, RN, NHC Enterprise Risk Officer, Addison Gilbert Hospital
  • Robert J. Gillis, Jr., President, Cape Ann Savings Bank
  • Elizabeth Carey, Executive Director, Discover Gloucester
  • Taylor Hedges, EDIC Member, The Event Company
  • Edward Ackerly, Senior Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Applied Materials
  • Matt Beach, Market Analyst, Applied Materials
  • Laurie Labrie, President, Integrated Human Resources

The Task Force will evaluate Governor Charlie Baker’s Reopening Advisory Board’s plan, expected on May 18, to plan and strategize how best and safely to reopen the local economy based on Gloucester’s unique needs. 

Carroll said, “We’ve assembled an impressive Task Force that has already hit the ground running.  This group has a depth of knowledge and breadth of local experience.  Together they have identified key areas that will affect a successful reopening of Gloucester, and Cape Ann.  We are working in earnest to bring forward issues and workable solutions that will allow for a safe community reopening.”

The main priority of last weeks’ kick-off meeting was to identify subcommittees.  Subcommittees will play an important role in obtaining local input from residents, businesses, and stakeholders.  They will also research and identify best practices and recommend reopening strategies to the Task Force for their respective areas.      

Subcommittees Created:

·         Business Groups (Retail/Manufacturing/Office/Fishing/Harbor)

·         Tourism (Lodging/Arts/Theatre/Water Recreational Activities)

·         Food Establishments & Bars

·         Recreation & Open Spaces

·         Special Populations (Homeless/Substance Use/Group Homes)

·         Youth (Sports/Camps/Recreation/Summer School/Internships/Daycare)

·         Religion/Cultural/Private Social Events

Each subcommittee will have access to an Infection Control Specialist, HR Representative, and a Procurement Specialist to help with their relevant planning efforts.  Critical planning for our seniors and other vulnerable populations will overlap with the recently established subcommittee groups.    

Mayor Romeo Theken said, “Public feedback will be a critical component to this Task Force’s final report.  Nobody knows Gloucester better than its residents and businesses.  Send in your comments for consideration.  We’re all in this together.  We can’t plan to reopen without hearing from you.”

The Reopening Task Force is seeking public input to ensure local ideas, concerns and questions are considered as they work to develop a Gloucester reopening strategy.  Comments can be submitted to and will then be forwarded to the appropriate subcommittee chair for review.      

The Task Force and its subcommittees will meet regularly over the next several weeks. The Task Force will provide preliminary recommendations to City Administration soon after it reviews the report from the Reopening Advisory Board. Ongoing updates and recommendations are expected in staggered phases for as long as a public health emergency exists.