Raymond Fisher made the silhouettes on Cape Ann Veterans Services Center #GloucesterMA

Today I have been thinking about family and friends who served or are active, and took a drive by Cape Ann Veterans Services. The staff and volunteers for the center upgrade the facility and grounds with a light touch and public art. Raymond Fisher fabricated the large silhouettes adorning the exterior.

On this Veterans Day 2020 I thought I’d ask Raymond Fisher some questions about his service with the military: When did he serve? Where was he stationed? What were his jobs and some of his duties? I’ll ask carving questions later :).

photos – January 2020 (snow) and Veterans Day 2020

Honoring our Veterans

Cape Ann Wellness

Veteran’s Day… a time to honor those we have lost and those who have served & continue to serve our country.
THANK YOU to all of our veterans, especially to many of our ABC clients: Oscar B., David C., John C., Mike D., David D., William G., Joseph G., Loveeta J., Fred M., Walter N., Edward R., James T., Paul W. & George Y.
And to our very own ABC Home Healthcare nurse, Clare, who served on the front lines then and who continues to serve on the front lines caring for clients now, we thank you for your service and continued dedication to helping those in need 🙏

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Maritime Gloucester is thrilled to announce our plans for a brand new Maritime Science Center!

New Maritime Science Center at Maritime Gloucester!
Opening Spring 2021

Maritime Gloucester is thrilled to announce our plans for a brand new Maritime Science Center!

 Before COVID upended our lives, Maritime Gloucester’s marine science field trips, public pop-up programs, and Sea Pocket Aquarium were a favorite educational experiences. Demand for our hands-on educational experiences and programs exceeded our space limitations. But the seasonal nature of our Sea Pocket Aquarium limited our most popular educational feature, direct interaction with marine life, to the summer months when schools were not in session. To better realize our mission and our potential, we sought to address these limitations. The past several months, during our temporary COVID-19 closure, we created a renovation plan to vastly improve our physical space.

Over this winter and early Spring, Maritime Gloucester will redesign our lower level alongside our historic working waterfront. The current wet lab, office space, and an underutilized exhibit area will be transformed into a new public exhibit, presentation, and instructional space. These newly renovated areas will connect to our existing classroom and digital microscope lab to create a year-round, indoor Maritime Science Center complete with touch tanks, interactive exhibits, research, and teaching opportunities. This Maritime Science Center will allow us to host more field trips, provide additional program opportunities, and bring our visitors and members the benefits of our Sea Pocket Aquarium in a year-round facility!

We are able to kick off this campaign thanks to a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation. Maritime Gloucester was fortunate to receive the Cummings Foundation’s $100k for 100 award this year. This major grant will be distributed to us over the next three years, with this first year’s funds going toward the new center’s construction costs, and the following years going to running programs and operating the space. An additional grant from Applied Materials was recently awarded for the creation of educational content in the Center. Since then, we have received generous in-kind and cash donations that have put us within striking distance of our fundraising goals!

TODAY WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR GOAL!We still have $15,000 to raise to finalize Phase 1 of this plan.

Please consider giving to Maritime Gloucester today.
To learn more about the center, who it will serve, and our planning/design process to complete this project, please visit our website HERE.
To make a donation to help us reach our fundraising goals, please click the button below.We thank you for your support.

We are so excited to share this dynamic new space with you this spring, but we cannot do it without your support. Watch for updates on our website and Social Media to learn more and follow the construction through Phase 1 this winter!
Donate Now!
Maritime Gloucester | http://www.maritimegloucester.org

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Identify yourself as a Veteran at any Serenitee Group Restaurant on Wednesday, November 11th & your entrée is on the house.


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Identify yourself as a Veteran at any Serenitee GroupRestauranton Wednesday, November 11th& yourentréeis on the house.

If you are a Veteran and unable to join us in person, you can also enjoy this offer when you ordertakeout or deliveryonlineby using the codeVETERAN


Opus.The Spot Georgetown.Hale Street Tavern.Maggie’s Farm.Minglewood Harborside.The Spot Winchester.15 Walnut.Cala’s.

Little Red Rooster.TAJ.

Offer valid on Wednesday, November 11th2020.

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Veterans Day Goes Virtual Today

Gloucester Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony details from their Facebook event page:

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the current restrictions on group numbers Cape Ann Veterans Services has joined with 1623 Studios to produce a pre-recorded Veterans Day Ceremony. Please join us on Wednesday November 11, 2020 to honor and celebrate our Veterans. Links and times are as follows:
Comast Channel 12: 10am, 3pm, 8pm
Youtube: 10am on 1623 Studios
Facebook 12pm on 1623 Studios and Cape Ann Veterans Services

This ceremony features speaker Chief Conley of the Gloucester Police as well as our Mayor, Senator Tarr and Representative Ferrante. It is hosted by Adam J. Cucuru, Director Cape Ann Veterans Services. Featuring the musical talents of Alexandra Grace and GMG’s own Jim Dalpiaz. I hope you can join us sometime today to honor our veterans.

Image borrowed from their Facebook event page:

Gloucester Merchant Commemorates Armistice Day

Seatronics on East Main Street Gloucester will be closing it’s doors on Wednesday to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany marking the end of the first world war, which took effect at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.


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