2021 Veterans Day Schedule 9AM #GloucesterMA | June 1953 vets fishing at STrangman pond

Cape Ann Veterans Services reminder:

Come join in! Celebrate veterans and honor Armistice Day. The 2021 Veterans Day outdoor service begins at 9AM tomorrow at City Hall, followed with a car parade –with CATA trolley option– to Washington Street locations (Seacoast Nursing and Gloucester Healthcare) in support of veterans in assisted living.

1953 “Disabled Vets Fishing Carnival” Gloucester, MA

Hosted by the Cape Ann Sportsman’s Club at Strangman Pond off Reservoir Rd., Dogtown.

In 1954, President Eisenhower signed the proclamation designating November 11 Veterans Day.

Scan of Gloucester Daily Times. Would love to see original photos by Marilyn Silveira (top) and Ralph Esty

photo caption: No fish story as photographer’s proof shows string of rainbow trout hooked by disabled veterans during Cape Ann Sportsman’s Club outing yesterday at Strangman’s pond, left to right are Robert Kwasnick of New Britain, Conn. and Chris Seros of New London, Conn. | Bottom photo: Battery of rods and reels on special-built platform at Cape Ann Sportsman Club site during disabled vets fishing carnival yesterday. Vets braved downpour to continue fishing for rainbow trout. June 1953 Gloucester, Ma.

Look for area businesses special notices like this one:

Beauport Hotel – Gloucester, MA
Offers 10 complimentary city-view rooms to any veterans who would like to come and have a little getaway. Once those 10 rooms are booked, any veteran can receive 30% off a room booked on Nov. 9 through Nov. 12.

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line~John Rockwell Hosts with a very special Guest: Allen Estes 6-9pm 11.10.2021

Wednesday, November 10 Your Musical Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

This week, Johnny “The Rock” Rockwell, a.k.a. John Rockwell brings the legendary Allen Estes to the Rhumb Line stage. Two of Cape Ann’s finest at work, for sure. Come enjoy the show! ~ Fly

40 Railroad Avenue. Gloucester, MA


Another brick in the wall: St. Peter’s Club exterior renovation with dressed up quoins #GloucesterMA 21 Main Street thru Rogers St.

Brick cladding exterior renovation underway on a ‘for sale’ commercial building spanning Main Street to Rogers, 21 Main Street, with tenants Mystery Train and St. Peter’s Club. Before and In Progress photos below.

Before- June 2020

Prep in process – October 2021

Multi story major building prep foreshadowed extra weight

Underway – November 2021

Note the architectural details developing like the decorative pattern emphasized by quoins (pronounced “coins”) toothed (staggered), lighter in color, and running 2/3 the full height (at this point) where the building edges meet.

Stay tuned for the After photos.

Views of Very High Tide This Week

Here are some views from around town taken at or near high tide this week. I understand these can sometimes be referred to as King Tides which is a non-scientific term for “very high tide” so it’s perfect for me (non-scientific). These are taken from Essex Ave, Dolliver’s Neck Freshwater Cove and Good Harbor Beach. I was amused by the message painted on the footbridge handrailing (too long to get in one shot) indicating that picking up dog poop and putting it in a bag and then leaving it behind is an indicator of poor mental health. Also non-scientific…….

Rockport PTO 2021 Holiday Fair

Cape Ann Community

pto holiday fair logo only, color

Saturday, November 20th
9:30 to 2 PM
Rockport High School
24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport


Come get your holiday shopping done or buy something unique for yourself! We will have:

  • Amazing Crafters and Artists
  • Photos with Santa
  • Gingerbread House Kits
  • Surprise Jars for the Kids (they sell out fast!)
  • High Quality Raffle Items
  • Yummy Baked Goods
  • Coffee and Lunch

This is just a small sample of some of the amazing items that will be there!

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