I Am More Project

From Gloucester’s outstanding portrait artist Amy Kerr.


This is just to let you know that in a week Iain and I will be hanging the Burlington Mall exhibit (flyer attached). Those of you who will be in this exhibit are:

  1. Erin
  2. Sefatia
  3. Susie
  4. Heather
  5. Justin
  6. Ramani
  7. Maleeka
  8. Jessica
  9. Henry
  10. Jim
  11. Emilia
  12. Sophie
  13. Donna
  14. Brenda
  15. Anita
  16. Laurie
  17. Margot
  18. Joe
  19. Josh

This is the last week of the South Shore Plaza exhibit, so if you were planning on visiting you’d better do it soon!

Also – the April NorthShore Magazine featuring our project is out online but since I don’t subscribe I haven’t seen it yet. Should be on newsstands soon.

Take care,



Friends of the Sawyer Free Library | Spring and summer reading! Our book nook shop …

April news from the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library:

Friends of the Sawyer Free Library book nook, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library Dale Avenue Gloucester, MA

Wilson Daniels Wine Dinner At The Beauport Hotel


Join us for an evening of exquisite cuisine and wines celebrating the Wilson Daniels portfolio, featuring a highly selective array of the world’s most distinctive wines.

Enjoy a curated wine list with delectable food pairing by Chef Jon McKechnie.
View the menu below.

Grilled Oyster
uni and chard ramp
paired with Etna Bianco DOC, Benanti, Italy

Octopus Carpaccio
yuzu aioli, shishito peppers, red shiso, black radish, cilantro
paired with Celeste, Verdejo, Rueda, Spain

Sake & Ginger Poached Halibut
black garlic, morels, fiddleheads
paired with Pazo dos Bruxas, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain

lemon sorbet

Pressed Pork Shoulder
sesame soy braised pork shoulder, crispy rice cake, cabbage, miso egg,
vegetable slaw, mint vinaigrette
paired with Salmos, Familia Torres, Priorat, Spain

Matcha Cake
green tea meringue, raspberries, mango, sweet cream frosting, lime
paired with Salmos, Familia Torres, Priorat, Spain

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Gloucester 1950

The 1950 federal census was released to the public last week after its mandatory 72 year old embargo. It is providing historians, genealogists and the general public an intriguing peek into post WWII life. Here are some samples from Gloucester with some familiar family names. These are families living in the Fort Square area of Gloucester in 1950. Fishing is the predominant industry which may seem obvious, but it’s still neat to see the varieties of occupations within that industry.

If your name fell on a certain line within the census, you were asked additional questions including where your parents were born. In this example, nearly all parents were reported to have been born in Italy. Also seemingly obvious but verification is soothing.

Sometimes you find special notes such as the one you see here that 2 men at a particular address could not be reached for response as they were out fishing and no one knew anything about them or their return (or the neighbors just kept their lips zipped). These records are currently being indexed but are now available for browsing at this Archives link. Enjoy these image examples and your own browsing!

Sawyer Free Library to host presentation on the Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s with Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter – Saturday, April 9th

Cape Ann Community

Next in theGloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Librarys educational series Of Sound Mind: A Series on Dementiawill beTen Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s with Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter onSaturday, April 9 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The program explores common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias that cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. The Alzheimer’s Association® developed the new 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education program to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others.

The free one-hour program:

  • Explores typical age-related changes.
  • Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Offers tips on how to approach someone about memory concerns.
  • Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.
  • Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.
  • Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

The presentation will take place at…

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