Concert and Parade Prep Underway

Preparations are underway along the boulevard for Sunday’s parade and concerts. The concerts will feature Mystery Meat and Runaround Sound and will begin at 5:30 Sunday. The parade steps off from the high school at 6 pm (route shared below). The concert will continue after the parade has passed the stand. Fireworks scheduled for 9:30. Welcome back Horribles Parade, Concert and Fireworks!

Meat and Sweet Foods – at 23 East Main St, Gloucester Saturday Only – 10am till Sellout

Rain or Shine Get your BBQ and Pies for the whole weekend!!!

There will be patrioric pies for the fourth of July!

Pies, red white and blue cupcakes, WOW cookies, holiday coffee cakes for an easy, delicious breakfast and so much more.

Come see us at 23 East Main Street Gloucester for ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken, pit beans, coleslaw and cheesy cornbread. We open at 10 and will be there until we sell out!

Jane Deering Gallery Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy solo exhibition opens next week

Jane Deering Gallery 

Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy

Exhibition dates: July 7 – 31

Opening Reception . Thursday . July 7th . 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm . Sunday 1-4pm
and always by appointment @ 917-902-4359
19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA 01930

Geoffrey Bayliss’s recent work includes large collaged work and papier-mâché sculptures which lend themselves to the viewer’s interpretation.  Playful, imaginative, strange, or referential of classical ruins, the collages and sculptures are active and energetic. Bayliss is not new to collage; but his exploration of papier-mâché is an exciting direction. The use of papier-mâché goes as far back as 200 AD with the Chinese Han dynasty; in Europe, it was introduced c.1725 as an alternative to plaster or carved wood in architecture. Bayliss earned a degree in architecture from Columbia University; his current interest in the medium of papier-mâché aligns well with his understanding of architectural elements and flourishes.

About the artist.

Geoffrey Bayliss, a native of Gloucester, holds a BA in architecture from Columbia University. He has studied with artist Celia Eldridge, sculptor John Bozarth, printmaker Coco Berkman, and artist Charlotte Roberts. His work is held in numerous private collections in the US. This is the artist’s 4th solo show with Jane Deering Gallery. A few words from the artist: ’Making art has been my life … My impulse to create doesn’t diminish
… It grows and develops infinitely.’ — Geoffrey Bayliss, July 2022

Works from the exhibition can be viewed at:

Cape Ann Animal Aid News



Butter was one of the first adoptions in May, and she is in good company with 107 adoptions that took place last month! Butter’s new family writes: We are so grateful for the opportunity to welcome Butter to our family of seven; including three young children (ages 5,7,7) and 2 small senior dogs (both age 11)! We adopted Butter at the beginning of May 2022, and in June 2022 Butter joined us on the ultimate family road trip: Massachusetts to Arizona and back in our minivan! We stayed in dog-friendly hotels, Airbnb’s, and we even tent camped at the Grand Canyon for several days! She was warmly welcomed at the Arch in St. Louis, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, The Painted Desert & Petrified Forest, Washington DC, and many other dog friendly stops along our route.

We could not have asked for a better road trip dog! She was even named “Pet of the Week” at one of the Hilton Home2Suites that we stayed at on the East Coast. When she’s not on the road, Butter just loves to play, go for walks, and snuggle. We are so happy she chose us!

What a grand adventure! Happy tails (and happy trails!) to Butter and her new family.

Are you looking for a companion for your current pooch? Moose is looking for a home with another dog to show him that life is not so scary! Moose has lived with teenagers and another dog, and is a sweet loving dog, but he needs the confidence of another dog in the home to show him the ropes, as he spooks easily. Once settled, he is a fast learner, loves to play, and loves his people.

Meet Annie
Annie is a beautiful black cat who loves to walk around and show off her lovely singing voice! Annie lived in a foster home with other cats and a dog, and got along with everyone. Her foster describes her as an active gal who is always on the move, and while she enjoys being around you, she isn’t fond of being picked up. However, given time to get used to her people, she is sure to warm up quick.


Rhoda (above) was one of the first animals adopted from our new Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in June 2012. Her adopter, Carrie, visited our shelter and left with her faithful companion, whom she named Baylee.

“10 years have gone by so quickly! Baylee is still thriving with daily zoomies and enjoying life! She accompanies me every morning in my Jeep with enthusiasm and brings such a light to our lives!!!” – Carrie

​Since cutting the ribbon on our Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter ten years ago this June, we have saved 12,205 homeless cats and dogs! In the ten years prior to 2012, we saved 5,723 animals. We doubled our lifesaving capacity and are so grateful to all of those who supported this vision and continue to make this work possible. 

Please help us celebrate our 10-year anniversary and the work that makes their life and yours better by making a donation today! 


We were so thrilled to visit Beeman Memorial School this month with the adorable miss Maple! The 2nd and 3rd graders at the school spent the afternoon making 3 LARGE boxes of cat and dog toys for the shelter animals. The students also raised over $400 between a coin collection drive and donations from one student’s friends and family to benefit the shelter Animals.

We are always excited to meet with Cape Ann’s youth, and we love seeing community-minded students making a difference! Thank you for being a friend to the animals, Beeman!

PUPPY YOGAGet your zen on at Cape Ann Animal Aid with Robyn from Yogasatki in Salem AND shelter puppies! This yoga class takes place outside in our beautiful front play yard, where shelter puppies will join you in helping you find your inner peace. Students should bring their own yoga mat or towel and water, and should leave their own furry friends at home. Class is limited to 20 yogis, so purchase your ticket early so you can “OHM” and “AWW” all class!Date: Saturday, July 16th | 9:30 am-10:30 amPrice: $20 per ticketREGISTER NOW!
MAGNOLIA FARMERS MARKETMEET AND GREETCatch us at the Magnolia Farmer’s market in July with some shelter puppies!July 24th, 10 am-1 pmLexington Ave, Magnolia MAABOUT THE MARKET
RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDEWhen: Saturday, July 30th | 11 am-4:30 pmRide Start: Pratty’s CAV, 10 Parker St.Gloucester, MARide starts at 11 amRide End: American Legion Post 22769 River St. Middleton MARide ends around 1 pmCost: $20 per bike, $10 per passenger$10 for walk in at the LegionMotorcycle ride and after-party benefit the veteran’s adoption discount at CAAA (provides $100 off an adoption for MA veterans). Registration begins at 10 am at Pratty’s CAV, and riders may register day of.
VOLUNTEERWant to volunteer at the shelter? Sign-up volunteering is a fun way to help the shelter animals without needing to sign up for a weekly shift. Activities are based on the shelter’s biggest need at the time and the number of volunteers signed up.All volunteer activities include time to visit with the animals.Check out our upcoming dates below and sign up. We hope to see you soon!VOLUNTEER
RESCUE REUNION 2022Thank you to everyone who came out to our Rescue Reunion on June 18th! We had a fun, breezy day complete with over 100 adopters coming out to celebrate rescue with us at Stage Fort Park. Special thanks to our 2022 reunion sponsor Best Friends Pet Hotel!Want to see the highlights? You can check out our albums on Facebook to see all of the fun!Reunion CandidsFamily Photos
PETS AROUND TOWNWe were out and about this month, but by far our biggest meet and greet was at the stunning Hammond Castle on June 25th! We brought out several puppies, and even three litters of kittens to the castle yard to meet potential adopters. We could not have asked for better weather or for kinder visitors to head down to make a possible love connection.Thank you to Hammond Castle for hosting us for such an enjoyable afternoon!Want to know where we’re heading next? Check out our events page below!

MAXI (GINGER)“She gave us 17 years of love and devotion.”READ HAPPY TAILS

TOBY (NOW LULU)“I was instantly drawn in by her confidence and cute little crooked walk.”SHARE YOUR STORY

Pre construction Sale: Friends of Sawyer Free Library book Shop Sale 50% off

July 2022- Friends of SFL Bonanza Book Sale – 50 % off all books!!!

Mid -August: Our Friends Book Shop will be closing temporarily for the renovation of the SFL Monell Building and Annex, and will reopen again in 2025. Please stop by the Book Shop to stock up on your summer reading while we still have an abundant supply of “gently used books”. We appreciate your many years of support and look forward to seeing you in our new library location in 2025. If you have questions, please email us at

Colleen Hogan-Lopez w/Friends of SFL

Now Showing at the Little Art Cinema! (7/1)

Cape Ann Community

This week we have Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running July 1st, 3rd & 6th!

Frank Sinatra stars in this chronicle of postwar disillusionment and small-town hypocrisy, shrewdly directed by Vincente Minnelli. In one of his most textured portrayals, Sinatra is Dave Hirsh, an embittered ex-GI who returns to his Midwestern hometown to write the next chapter of his life. He’s torn between the “respectable” influences of his social-climbing brother and schoolteacher love interest, and the decadence embodied by gambler Dean Martin (brilliant in his first pairing with Sinatra) and floozy Shirley MacLaine (in her breakout role). A widescreen classic that can’t be missed on the big screen!

We also have the recent Iranian film Hit the Road July 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th & 13th! Watch the Trailer here!

In the first film from Panah Panahi (son and collaborator of embattled filmmaker Jafar Panahi and apprentice to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami)…

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