Schooner Festival Cancellation Announcement

Cape Ann Community

It is with much sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 36th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester and the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee worked diligently to create alternative options and try to keep this signature celebration going, but the realities of the pandemic and growing concerns for participants and spectators made this a necessary and timely decision.

by Len BurgessThe Gloucester Schooner Festival is one of Cape Ann’s most beloved cultural events. This gathering of schooners, hosted by Maritime Gloucester, is made possible by the volunteer efforts of over 30 people and local organizations who serve as committee members, as well as the many sponsors and donors who fund the event. Raising money and planning for this weekend is a year-long process and we do not take cancelling it lightly!  We had held out hope that there would be a window of opportunity by Labor Day, but it is…

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*VIDEO* City of Gloucester Urges Residents to Take Part in 2020 United States Census Survey

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is urging residents to take care to complete the 2020 U.S. Census Survey.”I cannot stress enough– it is so important that everyone in our city is counted in the census,” Mayor Romeo Theken said. “It’s the only way to ensure our city receives all of the funding we’re eligible for, which means if everyone doesn’t take part, we’ll lose money that could have gone to critical resources, including schools and infrastructure. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.”The City has crafted informational videos in English, Sicilian, Spanish and Portuguese for residents to view regarding the survey. To view the videos, click here.Every 10 years the census is taken nationwide, and directly affects funding municipalities are awarded from the federal and state governments for schools, roads, public health initiatives and other critical infrastructure needs and services. The census also informs local decisions about transportation needs and emergency readiness.The census also helps determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and how congressional and state legislative districts are drawn.Everyone who lives in a household needs to be counted, including grandparents, children, members of the extended family and anyone else living under the same roof.People can take the census online here, by phone by calling 844-330-2020, or by completing and mailing the paper form that was mailed to each household. Everyone’s information shared through the census is protected and used only for the purpose of getting an accurate population count.Everyone is also required by law to complete the census.


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Now Cruising Gloucester Harbor! Dinner Cruises Starting July 16th


Beauport Cruiselines
Summer Dinner Cruise Series
Every Thursday and Saturday starting July 16th, join us for sunset dinner cruises sailing around Gloucester Harbor. Enjoy a classic New England Lobster Bake Dinner, cocktail service and music in the background while taking in the ocean breeze and sweeping views of beautiful Cape Ann. Spend an unforgettable summer night on the water with Beauport Cruiselines!
$74 Per Adult / $45 Per Child (12 and Under)
Parties of up to 6 Guests
Top Deck seating weather permitting.
  • 6:30pm Board
  • 7:00-9:00pm Sail
  • New England Lobster Bake Dinner
  • New England Clam Chowder & Freshly Baked Virgilio’s Rolls
  • Lobster – 1 ¼ Lb Steamed with Drawn Butter
  • Barbeque Chicken
  • Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Chocolate Mousse Dessert
  • Cocktail Service Available (Cash Bar)
  • Music Entertainment
Thursday, July 16th
Saturday, July 18th

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Guilty as Charged!

This guy is guilty of nectar thieving in the first degree! He even looks guilty. We have been bothered by this raccoon stealing hummingbird nectar on a regular basis. Our neighbor Jim caught him and I’m told he’s been transferred to a new home. No, not in Joey’s neighborhood. Joey needs no further excuses for his hummingbird failures.

Here’s the thief and his victims. Thank you neighbor Jim!