Pauline’s Gifts was recently named a finalist in the 70th Annual Retailer Excellence Award announced by Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine

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Pauline’s Gifts was recently named a finalist in the 70th. Annual Retailer Excellence Award announced by Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine on May 20, 2021. Pauline’s Gifts has been chosen to be in the Socially Responsible Category.  Pauline’s Gifts collects personal items for women serving in Active Duty overseas. Pauline works with Operation Troop Support out of Danvers Ma..Pauline’s is one of only 21 retailers chosen for top honors. The award ceremony will be held virtually on August 3rd. 2021 https://www.giftsanddec.com/reas/finalists-revealed-for-70th-retailer-excellence-awards/ Pauline Bresnahan is Celebrating her 22nd. year in business at Pauline’s Gifts. Pauline is a third generation Gloucester woman business owner in her family.Pauline has been a decorative artist for 40 years. Her shop features her painted gifts as well as the largest retailer of American and Decorative flags on Cape Ann.  Pauline’s Gifts received the “Pride of New England” award in 2009 at the Boston Gift Show,and that same year was named One of the “25 Gifted Retailers” by Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine. Pauline was named an “Unsung Heroine” in Massachusetts, after being nominated by Rep.Ann-Margaret Ferrante. Along with two other women business owners, Pauline co-founded the “Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway” trail map. The women were awarded a “Pioneer in Partnership Award ” by the Essex National Heritage . The trail was also featured on an episode on WCVB, Chronicle Ch.5.She’s thrilled to be considered for such a prestigious award in my industry for our work with the “The Women to Women Donation Drive”. They have collected over 1000lbs. of women’s personal items and raised over $2000.00 to ship the boxes during the past three years..The donation drive is held in May and in November. Recently they held a Buoy Painting event at the Elks with proceeds going towards the drive. We collected bras, socks and underwear at this event and raised money to be used to ship the boxes. Pauline’s Gifts partnered with The Bridge Cape Ann, Yellow Sub and the Elks. 

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Breakfast at the Atlantis

Famously known as the best breakfast place you never think of (Joey C), the Atlantis Oceanfront Inn provided us with a great meal yesterday. Reservations are required and can be made by calling. We were called by phone when our table was ready as a COVID protocol. Be aware that the call to the table may not come from the same number you made the reservation with. So, if your phone is like mine, it ignored the call that came to let us know the table was ready. Near disaster averted since I was halfway paying attention.

Anyhow, Jane informed us that the cafe will continue to follow the same COVID protocols in this regard (phone call when table is ready) at least through the long holiday weekend as a precaution. Like many others, they are not prepared yet to increase seating capacity due to lack of employees to adequately serve the tables. Regardless, we had a wonderful breakfast by the water. We enjoyed a waffle and fish cakes to start our day. Lovely setting, good food, friendly service……make it a point to visit!

PAGE 2 STAGE Book Club: a Sawyer Free Library and Gloucester Stage Collaboration

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The Sawyer Free Library and Gloucester Stage Company have teamed up once again to offer the Page2Stage Book Club. This innovative collaboration is a unique take on the traditional book club that focuses on literary works associated with performances from Gloucester Stage Company’s exciting 2021 season. The summer’s theatrical performances will be taking place outside at the beautiful and historic Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport from June through September.

Page2Stage gives participants opportunities to deepen and expand their experience as audience members through pre-show facilitated discussions about each play’s subject and related content, including biographies, novels, and timely periodicals. 

The four selected literary works for this season’s Page2Stage series are available now at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester

The program begins on Thursday, June 17 at 5:45 pm, discussing Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from…

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