Join Us For The Stream Of The GloucesterCast 580 At 9:00AM Sunday 5/29/22 Link to join here-

Join Us For The Stream Of The GloucesterCast 580 At 9:00AM Sunday 5/29/22

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St. Peter’s Fiesta 5K Road Race Is back Register Now!!!

Hi Joey,

We are super excited to have the St. Peter’s Fiesta back after a 2 year hiatus! 

Here’s the link to the 5K:

Looking for a way to participate in Gloucester’s Annual St. Peter’s Festival celebration? Join the fun and run this historic 5K Road Race while supporting Corner Stone, our collaborative program that provides free membership and support to individuals with cancer, those in treatment/recovery and their immediate families! This family friendly course runs from Stage Fort Park right into the heart of Fiesta! Fans line the streets to cheer you on…the race ends at the Fiesta Carnival!

Race starts at 6:30pm on Hough Ave, Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park.

No refunds will be offered.

Timing Provided by Bay State Race Services

Swag: Tee Shirt. Register by June 3rd to be guaranteed your shirt size. Shirts must be picked up by the start of the race.

Pick up: Glen T. MacLeod CApe Ann YMCA 7 Gloucester Crossing, Gloucester, Tuesday, June 21st 2nd 2-6pm, Wednesday June 22nd from 9am-5:00pm , June 23rd 9:00am-12:00pm and 5:00pm and 5:00pm at the race start.


Results/Awards: The results will be posted at race end and emailed to participants later in the day. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners in each age group 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29. etc. (female and male awards)

Local Information can be found here:

Arms & Armor

This Monday, join Curatorial Director John Leysath for “Arms and Armor,” a presentation on the history and engineering of medieval European armaments. On display will be a number of helmets and other armor pieces, as well as weaponry from the medieval to the Renaissance periods. This hour-long presentation will cover the evolution of armor and weapons throughout the Middle Ages as well as the science behind their construction and use. There will also be a discussion about the career paths of both knights and blacksmiths, and a demonstration of how their equipment was cleaned and maintained. At the conclusion of the program there will be a short question and answer session.   *This ticket grants you access to the Arms and Armor presentation which will be held outside on the ocean facing lawn as well as access to the Museum Shop. If you wish to tour Hammond Castle Museum at the conclusion of this program, ticket holders may purchase Self-Guided Tour tickets in the Museum Shop at a 20% discount. All proceeds from this educational program support additional educational programs and ongoing Museum restorations.

The Last Taxpayer at King Henry’s Faire

The Last Taxpayer at King Henry’s Faire is a dark, bawdy romp with outsized characters doing all the wrong things all the time. Scannell’s novel is reminiscent of the low-life hilarity of the best Elmore Leonard novels and the lunacies of John Kennedy Toole’s Confederacy of Dunces. (Michael Hartnett, author of Generation Dementia)

The no holds barred narrative will satisfy your darker curiosities. (Dan McDowell, author of Level Zero)  

Last Taxpayer is a darkly written comic novel peopled with characters you can’t help but adore, despite themselves, including Gwendolyn Nix, the toughest, most single-minded gendarme since Javert. Hold on tight. It’s quite a ride. (Sara Fraser, author of Just River)

LCI Services Now Offers Landscaping Services!

Whether it’s:
Lawn cutting
Garden Bed Weeding
…or just about anything you need landscaping – we’ve got you covered here at LCI Services. Our technicians are ready to help your yard look beautiful for those backyard BBQ’s this summer!
Don’t forget we also offer pressure washing services AND tick & mosquito spraying. Trust one company for all your property maintenance needs!
Give us a call today for your FREE ESTIMATE!

Lobsta Land Osprey Nest Update

I was watching the Essex Greenbelt Osprey Cam a day or so ago and noticed an empty water bottle had appeared in the nest along with the reported 3 eggs. The Lobsta Land marsh pair, known as Annie and Squam, have successfully nested at this location for several years and David Rimmer has faithfully kept us all up to date on the goings-on. You can catch up here on the story as it develops AND watch the osprey cam.

I was timely enough to catch a view of the changing of the guard as one partner (I believe Annie) flew off briefly giving the other partner some nest time (presumably Squam). The couple quickly reunited in the nest for some maintenance. I noted one of them was kind of pecking at the empty water bottle but couldn’t really get a grip. Obviously it was carried into the nest along with some other debris. In general the couple seems happy with their nest home and I will keep my eye on it especially as we approach the expected hatching date range June 5-10 (thanks Dave!). It’s quite addicting once you start watching.

Some screenshots:

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“Ask A Muslim Anything” with Robert Azzi at Sawyer Free Library

Cape Ann Community

On Thursday, June 2 at 6:00pm, join Robert Azzi at the Sawyer Free Library, for a conversation about being a practicing Muslim in small-town New England. The Exeter-based photojournalist, who is an Arab-American Muslim, has put together the program called “Ask a Muslim Anything” that he hopes will help reduce misunderstandings between people of different faiths. As a part of it, he visits area communities to provide space for open questions about his faith, offering one man’s perspective and experience. Is there a question you’ve always wondered about Islam but never had the opportunity to ask? This is your chance.

Ask a Muslim Anything: Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. The event is free and open to all to attend. For more information, visit or 978-325-5500.

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