It’s true! Linda Bosselman retiring from Sawyer Free Library on this gorgeous day. “Tend a beach tree sapling,” she gestures, ever an educator. #GloucesterMA

Touring the Sawyer Free Library grounds with Linda Bosselman on the occasion of her last day at work*, we receive a garden pep talk peppered with small gestures and comforting words. We almost forget that it’s her last day. Isn’t that typical of time spent with Linda? Her professional and unassuming smarts earned the trust of her colleagues, and make it a joy to learn from her experiences. An avid local history buff, photographer and community volunteer, she’ll be busy as ever. Still, it’s a big change with her having worked at Sawyer Free for the past three decades.

*Like other milestones during the pandemic, retirement (early) celebrations are altered.


happy retirement MESSAGES FOR LINDA –


Christy Rosso, Sawyer Free Library Director of Children’s Services, writes:

We have so many happy memories together, laughing over a huge display we had to do in a hurry — you frantically ironing hundreds of yards of blue fabric, me looping and winding it around City Hall for what seemed like days. It emerged as a beautiful and thoughtful addition to the event. Mischief managed. We designed many more wonderful displays and programs together, gardened, crafted, photographed, and grew a wonderful library and book collection together for our city’s children and families. Thank you so much for all of that. You have been a wonderful part of this library for 29 years. We are warmly appreciative for everything. We wish you happiness and more adventures ahead as you retire. Always,

Christy Rosso, Dir. Children’s Services



Sawyer Free Library Asst. Director, Beth Pocock writes:

Through her 29 years of service to the library, Linda has provided support in so many different areas; managing and circulating the collections, organizing and photographing programs, creating beautiful displays and brochures and answering every possible question about all things Gloucester. The list is endless. We love her and will miss her dearly but she has promised to fill in at the library every once in a while and that’s a comfort to us.

Beth Pocock, Asst. Director, Gloucester Lycecum & Sawyer Free Public Library



September 3, 1991- how lucky were we that day to have Linda Bosselman start working at Sawyer Free Library? She’s worked upstairs and downstairs, with adult’s and children’s services, with different co-workers and directors, for three decades. Helping generations of patrons. I mean it when I’m saying congratulations and thanks. Also all I really want to say is, “No, don’t leave!”

Justine Vitale, Librarian, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library




“These are beach tree saplings, not weeds. People can nurture descendants from this great gorgeous tree!”

“Volunteers could weed a little in between the landscaping crews; just toss under the hedge until they come through. And share their expertise helping point out weeds from the special native plants.”

“In the winter, I love to photograph the library from Middle Street with City Hall in the background. I climb up on the (YMCA) wall across the street, right there.”

“The tomatoes need to be picked soon or they’ll split.”


Want to meet your School Resource Officers before school starts?

Want to meet your School Resource Officers before school starts? Want some police stickers? How about police officer Kops n Kids cards? Or perhaps just talk with police officers? Maybe go live on our SRO_Gaming Stream while you are here?
The Community Impact Unit and Kops n Kids will have an open house for kids that would like to visit our office inside Browns Mall…..come visit us tomorrow (Saturday) 8am to noon..
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

All kids who visit will get a spot on the random wheel for a surprise giveaway! 👮🏼‍♂️🧍🏽‍♀️🧍🏾

Hope to see you tomorrow

TAJ Indian Restaurant opening in Gloucester delay opening

Due to the Tandoori Oven being delayed the opening is changed to September 21, 2020.

Beginning Monday, September 7th3 Duncan Street

Gloucester, MA  01930

Hawk hunting sparrows that make nests in the lobster traps.

Order your Labor Day weekend lobsters 978-283-1454

We will be open every morning at 5AM

Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Co since 1953

95 East Main Street Gloucester MA for pictures and videos from our dock!

It’s All Sunflowers on School Street in Ipswich

Maybe it’s my coronavirus-strained brain, but the sunflower field on School Street in Ipswich looked especially spectacular during our visit one afternoon earlier this week. If you need some extra sunshine, I suggest you purchase your timed entry tickets here. There are also ticket options for a season pass or for professional photographers. The field offers easy walking paths through the large field, along with occasional signs speaking to the theme of Transcendentalism. The timed entry guarantees control the the number of visitors and there’s plenty of room to distance yourself. The field is obviously well kept and lovingly planned. I may return for a sunset visit!

Hawk hunting sparrows that make nests in the lobster traps at our lobster company

Captain Joe and Sons Wholesale Lobster Company

Order your Labor Day weekend lobsters 978-283-1454

We will be open every morning at 5AM

Captain Joe and Sons Lobster Co since 1953

95 East Main Street Gloucester MA

www.wholesalelobster.comfor pictures and videos from our dock!

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Scheduling Private “Kiosk Tastings” at Savour Emphasizing Safety & Digital Efficiency


Now A New Way to Experience the Savour-Summer Grand Wine Tasting

Now you can schedule a private in-store digital “Kiosk Tasting”, complementing our ongoing virtual online Grand Tasting, providing the full sensory experience of our traditional, bi-annual Savour Grand Wine Tastings.

The Kiosk Tasting: When, Where, Who & How
For Week One (Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Sat. Sept. 5th, between noon and 5PM) we are now
reserving private tastings every half-hour, with 20-minutes devoted to tasting up to 20 bottles from our digital kiosk and the option to acquire choice wines.
–See Week One Wines’ Presenters’ Videos – Manny Gonzales l Liv DeMont l Ciro Pirone Augusto Gabriel atsavourwineandcheese.comand download their wine description sheets.

To reserve your private tasting please call Kathleen & Courtney @ 978.282.1455.
-To further ensure a safe experience welcoming one customer or a…

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