We will be live-streaming the GloucesterCast Sunday at 9am www.facebook.com/Joey GMG

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If you subscribe to the GloucesterCast Podcast it will be emailed to you so if you miss it you can still access it through the free email! Link to subscribe here

We will be doing a live drawing for a prize during the podcast so tune in to win!!!!

Down 5.4lbs in 13 days using the Lose It! App Here’s a link for a free week of premium if you want to try it with me. @loseit

This app is free and it is a real eye opener as far as what I could potentially blow a ton of calories eating when I could be eating lots of other things throughout the day.

It links with smartwatches, cell phones and it has a ridiculous amount of food options when you go to enter what you’re eating.

I’ve lost 5.4 pounds in 10 days thanks to the accountability and awareness of the foods I’m putting into my body. For me, snacking out of boredom is my number one weight gain fail. Using this app it keeps me on track!

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Wellspring Awarded 10-year Cummings Grant

Wellspring Awarded 10-year Cummings Grant

Gloucester nonprofit shares in $20 million in funding 

GloucesterOctober 7, 2020 – Wellspring has been awarded just over $300,000 in funding to be spread over 10 years, thanks to the Cummings Foundation’s $20 Million Grant program. One of 30 organizations in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties to receive this long-term commitment, Wellspring is poised to double-down on its purpose to inspire families and individuals on the North Shore to achieve employment and financial security through stable housing, education, job training and career readiness.  

Wellspring recognizes that communities on the North Shore face some of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Wellspring’s continuum of connected educational opportunities makes it possible for program participants to navigate long-term plans, with the support of dedicated staff. From High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), college preparatory courses, specialized job training in health care, to one-to-one career advising and mentoring, Wellspring takes a whole person approach. Staff members ask the question, “What do you want for your future?” and also,“What will stand in the way of you getting there?” Wellspring helps students – who range in age from 17 to 55 – to navigate the barriers of transportation, childcare, internet access, computer equipment, and other details, now more critical than ever during the time of COVID-19, to ensure long-term participation and success.   

In the words of Medelyn G., a Wellspring student and mother of two who has participated in academic courses and career advising since 2017, “Wellspring gave me so much support. They were there to listen to me. It’s taken a long time but I’m only 4 classes away from my degree! I’m almost there and I couldn’t have done it without Wellspring.” In December, Medelyn will graduate from Salem State University with a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. 

Being awarded funds from the Cummings $20 Million Grant Program marks the second time Cummings Foundation has supported Wellspring’s emphasis on career pathways. In 2017, Wellspring received a similar grant to strengthen its partnerships with North Shore Community College and launch a program known as WERC (Wellspring Education Resource Collaborative) within Gloucester High School. Each year, Wellspring provides coaching to more than 50 GHS seniors and/or recent high school graduates across Cape Ann to help them make viable plans for post-secondary education, job training, and employment. 

“The North Shore is so fortunate to have nonprofits like Wellspring that are listening to the community and working to meet its needs,” said Cummings Foundation grants manager Christina Berthelsen. “By providing a full decade of support, we hope to alleviate some of the constant fundraising burden, enabling nonprofit staff to spend more time actually providing services.” 

In September 2020, Wellspring and other peer non-profit organizations contending for extended funding made presentations via Zoom to a panel of Cummings Foundation volunteers. These community volunteers selected 19 of the 30 grant winners. The other 11 recipients had been determined in June by Foundation team members. Wellspring’s presentation team of program directors, along with Medelyn G., gave a comprehensive snapshot of Wellspring’s unique and critical role in local Cape Ann and North Shore communities. In the words of Melissa Dimond, President and Executive Director, “Wellspring is designed to serve local residents and families over the long term, to help them fulfil their individual aspirations and needs to become financially secure. We like to say that ‘there is no expiration date’. As long as someone is actively working on their future goals, Wellspring is here for them”. Wellspring supports more than 400 young adult and adult students every year who are striving towards future academic and career goals. 

The complete list of Cummings Foundation grant winners is publicly available atwww.CummingsFoundation.org.

This SUNDAY AT 4 PM EDT – 6 PM EDT Beach Blanket Boogie Facebook Live 10.11.2020



Sunday at 4 PM EDT – 6 PM EDT
Public · Hosted by U-EY at the BUOY
Online with Facebook Live

Get the last inklings of Summer this Sunday 10/11 at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester… See U-EY at the BUOY play ‘anything goes blues’ and garage rock n roll.. surely a dancin’ on the sand event.. All are welcome to social distance and freeze your asses off.. Come find us before Winter comes😉

Arts Abound


21 C Lexington Avenue

Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

The holidays are approaching and we can’t be certain that the government
won’t close our shop down again so please think ahead and begin your winter
holiday shopping now. We have some great new items that will be perfect for
folks on your list. Come on in and get a start on your gift giving!


One never knows what each day is going to bring…that’s a fact that we all know
and live with. However, even with that knowledge, some days can throw us for
a loop! I had one of those days on September 20th. I am an avid cyclist; while I
was pedaling along, a driver, blinded by the afternoon sun, smashed right into
me and caused quite a bit of damage to my body. I was airlifted to a trauma
center and spent a while in the hospital. I am home now but still have a bit of
recovery to do. In the meanwhile, I have been blessed to have friends,
especially Kathy, Donna, Laurinda and Karen, and family help me out in
numerous ways. Some of these people, and even a few customers, have been
running the gallery for me. I recently started to work in the gallery again and
have been overwhelmed with all the support I have received. Definitely a silver
lining! Thank you all for all you are doing to help out and for your patience while
I reduce my hours for a bit so that I can get well. It takes a village and Magnolia
is just that place!
Peace to you all, Sue Wheeler, owner

Our Fabulous Artists
Sue Wheeler (owner), Stephanie Mason, Brenda Malloy, Melissa Cox,
Karen Keough, Lisa Knebel, Tin Can Sally, Donna Ardizzoni, Deb
Schradieck, Erik Hahr, Christine Gauthier-Kelley, John Abisamra, Alan
Bourgault, Hermit Hill, Jenny Rangan, Kaitlyn Manley, Claire Perrault,
Karen Watson, and Larry Parsons



Christine’s gorgeous hand-painted silk jacket makes a perfect gift!

Riding the Storm – cold wax and oil painting by Sue Wheeler

Donna’s towels continue to sell like crazy. Wouldn’t they make a perfect gift for
a friend or your grandchildren who visit Magnolia? Donna, our Featured Artist,
continues to help us with running the gallery

Tin Can Sally always amazes us with her earrings, made out of tin cans from all
over the world. She has also recently add beautiful fall leaf pins made out of
aluminum cans!

Laurinda has been a huge help in the shop lately. In addition to her marketing
skills, she is an amazing wildlife photographer and sells her cards at Arts

Iona’s gold grass jewelry, made from protected Brazilian grass that is allowed
to be cut only in September, continues to sell well

Lisa’s gorgeous pottery makes wonderful gifts…we have her mugs, berry bowls,
vases, bowls and more. Karen’s painting, in the background, enhances any

Themed gift baskets are a terrific gift—we can add and subtract items to fit your
budget. This lobster-themed basket is a sure hit for folks who love their


Arts Abound continues to sell many masks! We use super cute fabrics as
seen above. Purchase the masks when you visit our gallery or preorder via the
web link below. We are starting to introduce fall fabrics, including one featuring
the New England Patriots and another with the Celtics.

Check out our new face masks page.


check website for our hours

Our address:
Arts Abound
21C Lexington Ave
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA 01930
(603) 359-2173
















GLOUCESTER, MA- Seaside Sustainability is pleased to announce a partnership with Essex Soap Refill and highlight our collaborative efforts to preserve and protect the environment. Both Gloucester-based companies will use their ties to the Cape Ann community to drive a shared passion for the environment.

Essex Soap Refill’s mission is to reduce the use of single-use plastics by offering a refill service for home, body, hair care and cleaning products, utilizing reused personal containers.

By eliminating the need to purchase new containers and packaging, Essex Soap Refill brings awareness to the plastic pollution problem and helps consumers to change their buying behaviors to more sustainable, environmentally-friendly habits.

Seaside Sustainability, an ethical non-profit, is driven by conserving the oceans and protecting marine wildlife. As a leading non-profit organization, Seaside Sustainability strives to improve the environment by stressing its mission of action through education. 

With joint passion and partnership, Essex Soap Refill and Seaside Sustainability will work together to bring awareness to ongoing environmental issues. Action, a key principle of Essex Soap Refill and Seaside Sustainability, will drive its partnership to instigate change and community involvement. Education and collaboration will push this partnership to inspire local communities to practice sustainability, consumer responsibility and take action towards protecting and preserving the environment. This strong partnership will drive action through education and change through adjusting habitual consumer behaviours.  

Essex Soap Refill is committed to support the mission of Seaside Sustainability by donating a percentage of Essex Soap Refill’s profits. Not only does a refill by Essex Soap Refill reduce plastic pollution, each refill purchase will also help solve its pollution problem through action and education provided by Seaside Sustainability.

Happy Birthday GMG Jim!

If you see this handsome guy today, say Happy Birthday! He’s officially a senior citizen but you wouldn’t know it from his energy levels. Thanks to Gloucester for embracing him. He was introduced to Gloucester 35 years ago on our honeymoon (see the honeymooner below) and we’ve been visiting regularly ever since. Today, in retirement, we have achieved our goal to live here. It’s a gift we gave ourselves. Happy Birthday Jim!

Daaaaaa Yankees Lose! Ahhh Inner Peace! Happy Saturday Everyone!!!

The Homie Cast

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At MM Home Healthcare Services we provide home health care services to seniors

Cape Ann Wellness

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— Read on www.mmhomehealthcare.com/

We provide home health care services to seniors and ill in greater boston area and the islands .all care givers are trained , have good references , licenced by the state of Massachusetts and go through a thorough background check.

our services include but not limited to:



Medical reminders

Run errands

Light house keeping

Simple meal preparations


Personal care-bathing assistance

Assistance with transfers and ambulation and more.

Will be glad if given opportunity to work with you.you can contact us on 929-3469147.thank you

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