Gloucester National Video Competition is “People’s Choice!” We need votes!

Hi Joey,  

I know you like a competition where your huge viewership can vote.  It turns out that I was wrong and the competition for the video award is “people’s choice.”  Voting just opened and we are competing with just six other communities.  Gloucester is clearly the best, but we need the votes to win.  

Can you promote it again on GMG?  They will be accepting votes right up until they announce the winner live on Friday, October 1 during the virtual Symposium.  

Here’s the link to the tool they are using to show the videos and accept votes:  

Thank you so much. 

Susan Kelly

Generous Gardeners

Vote here-

Generous Gardeners is a volunteer group of gardeners with the mission of beautification of Gloucester Massachusetts with public flower gardens. This video is a submission for a competition sponsored by America in Bloom.

Cape Ann Museum’s Library & Archives reopening after closure and remodeling

Community Open House: Friday, Sept. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (September 2021) – After 1 ½ years of being closed due to the pandemic, a completely remodeled and repainted Library & Archives is reopening at the Cape Ann Museum at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester next week. “We are thrilled to welcome the public the new and improved Library & Archives,” said Oliver Barker, the Cape Ann Museum’s Director. “The Museum has been working hard, with the help of our Volunteer Team, to make the space more inviting, accessible and functional in the ways the public needs.”

A Grand Re-opening event for members will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Librarian & Archivist Trenton Carls will give tours of the new layout, discussing projects from the past year, displaying recent acquisitions, and sharing what is on the horizon for the CAM Library & Archives. There will be live music by local jazz musician Steve Lacey, light refreshments, and a small used book sale taking place in the atrium. The CAM Library Volunteer team will be on hand to discuss projects they have been working on and will answer any questions.

The public is invited to a Community Open House on Friday, Sept 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, Carls will be on hand to discuss the newly updated and reopened Library, showcasing recent acquisitions, walking visitors through recent digital exhibits and introducing many of the CAM Library Volunteers, without whom, none of this would be possible. On that day, there will be an encore Community Conversations event with the CAM Librarian & Archivist at 1 p.m. to share changes and plans, and seek input from the community about how to make the CAM Library & Archives a welcome and useful resource to all. The Museum’s Librarian & Archivist Trenton Carls shared that, “This is the moment we have been looking forward to since last March. While we have been very fortunate to have had this past year to connect with the community virtually and by appointment, we are eager for everyone to come back in and enjoy this space and CAM’s incredible collections.”

For more information about the exhibit and other events happening at the Cape Ann Museum, visit

Banking for the Community Program 2021

GLOUCESTER, MA, August 31, 2021 â€“ BankGloucester is pleased to announce that voting in their 14th Annual “Banking for the Community” program will begin on September 1st and end on September 30th. Over the past thirteen years, through this program, the Bank has awarded $225,000 to dozens of deserving non-profit and community organizations. This year the Bank will award a total of $25,000 to 21 organizations. Community votes will determine how the funds are allocated. Last year over 9,000 community members participated in the voting process.

The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000. The organization receiving the second most votes will receive $4,000. The organization with the third most votes will receive $3,000. Organizations with fourth and fifth most votes will receive $2,000 each and sixth and seventh will receive $1,000. Fourteen other participating organizations will receive $500 each.

Voting will take place through BankGloucester’s website and ballots will also be available for completion at the Bank’s Gloucester, Essex and Ipswich branches for those without access to a computer. You may vote for up to three organizations on each ballot. One entry per person/email address or one ballot per person. Winners of this program will be announced at a reception at the Bass Rocks Golf Club, where checks will also be presented.

“BankGloucester is fortunate to be part of a great community and we feel it is important to be active in it and give back to it. Our Banking for the Community program is one of the many ways we do this and we are happy to be celebrating the 14th year of this event” stated BankGloucester President and CEO, Patrick Thorpe.

The following organizations are included on this year’s ballot: Action Inc., Backyard Growers, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Cape Ann Veterans, Care Dimensions, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Generous Gardens, Gloucester Education Foundation, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, Ipswich Animal Shelter, Ipswich Caring, NAMI, Three Sisters Garden Project, Open Door (the), Rose Baker Senior Center, Essex Senior Center / Council on Aging, Seaside Sustainability, Senior Care and Wellspring. There is also a space where voters may write-in an organization of their own choice. Information about the organizations is available on the Bank’s website and in the Bank’s lobbies located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester, 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich.

BankGloucester, with assets of $330 million, is a state-chartered mutual bank has been serving Gloucester and its neighboring communities since 1887.

BankGloucester is headquartered at 160 Main Street in Gloucester and has a branch at 15 Martin Street in Essex and 143 High Street in Ipswich. They are a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF); at BankGloucester, all deposits are insured in full.

For additional information please contact: Kathryn Wall, Marketing Specialist, BankGloucester – 978-675-9903

Now Hiring: Accounting & Payroll Specialist, Xero & Gusto

Cape Ann Community

Backyard Growers is seeking a part-time Accounting & Payroll Specialist to manage the organization’s bookkeeping and payroll using BYG’s existing software platforms, Xero and Gusto. Must be proficient in accounting for not-for-profit organizations. Apply by 9/30 for an 11/1 start.

About Backyard Growers:

Backyard Growers (BYG) is a grassroots community-based organization in Gloucester, MA. We are a small but mighty group of committed people who love what we do, and have fun while we work hard. Our mission is to cultivate healthy, connected, environmentally sustainable communities and to fight for food justice by teaching people how to grow their own food. We provide resources and support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools, and offer learning opportunities in growing and preparing fresh produce.

BYG serves low- to moderate-income residents and public school children in Gloucester, and shares our…

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