Happy 232nd birthday, U.S. Coast Guard! ⚓ 🇺🇸 🎂 @USCG @USCGNortheast

Happy 232nd birthday, U.S. Coast Guard! ⚓ 🇺🇸 🎂

Today we celebrate the Coast Guard’s 232 years of honorable and courageous service to the Nation! This year’s theme is “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future”.

We pay tribute to the “long blue line”– generations of Coast Guard members, reservists, auxiliarists, civilian employees, and their families–who have faithfully served.

Since 1790, the Coast Guard has made many advancements and will continue to meet the challenges of the future by transforming our total workforce, sharpening our competitive edge, and advancing our mission excellence.

CGBirthday #232SemperParatus #CGJoinUs

U.S. Dory Races – SATURDAY

The International Dory Racing Committee will hold elimination races off the Gloucester Heritage Center dock Saturday August 6th at 8:30 AM to see who will represent the USA against Canada on August 20th in Lunenburg.  All racing fans are encouraged to attend!!  Those dues paying members who plan to race must attend sign ups Friday evening August 5th at the Dory Shop at 6 PM or email before 12 noon.  These races are strictly for 2 person teams in the following categories:  Juniors (men under 19), Women, Mixed Doubles, Seniors (Men Open) and Master’s (Men over 50).  The races will run from the Heritage Center Dock out towards green nun off Fort playground and back.  
Please share this with friends and family.  It will be a great day of racing, uniquely Gloucester, and fun for all!




August 4, 2022

Gloucester’s own Goddesses light up the night with an evening of classic rock ‘n roll at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m.

Whether your best dance move is the Twist, Stroll, Watusi, Mashed Potato, Hustle, Funky Chicken, Running Man, or Moonwalk, the Goddesses have you covered
with the best-of-the-best classic rock ‘n roll tunes. Their repertoire spans the roots of rock to its pinnacle and beyond and the Goddesses deliver a non-stop
performance that will have you on your feet, singing along, and wanting more. Headlined by powerhouse couple Tony and Samantha Goddess on vocals and
electric guitar, the Goddesses features Dave Sag on bass, Steve Chaggaris on drums, and John Cameron on keys. Special guest musician for this performance
will be Mayor Greg Verga, an accomplished bass player and performer.

Your free-will donations will benefit HAWC – creating social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. The evening’s
food vendor is the Lobster Roller offering their delicious lobster rolls and clam chowder.

Now in its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9. Performances are held on the Green
with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization benefits each week through free-will donations from the audience.
Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic
with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In
addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green. The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from
the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled
to begin in spring 2023.

Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid making it possible
for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.

PLATINUM: John and Janis Bell, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward, GOLD: BOMCO, Mary Hintlian, Trish Roach and Rob Martin,
Mary Weissblum, SILVER: JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird, Landesign, Susan Mckain and Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan, BRONZE: Jerry Ackerman,
Peter Calkins and Susan Casey, Jonathan Golding and Sally Bradley-Golding, Joe and Maggie Rosa, Kathleen and Peter Van Demark, Kathleen Williams

For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

Saturday’s clean up/ One Hour at a time Gang

Good morning kids:

Hope all is well.

When:                  Saturday, August 6, 2022

Where:                 Rogers Street, we can park at the old Papa Ginos

Time:                     09:00 – 10:00

We can either go up Rogers or down, the cigarette butts are a mess and they are also very dangerous right now.

Thank you again



A Little Preparation Never Hurt

I recently saw a headline that there may not be adequate chocolate to meet Halloween needs, so I jumped into action to prevent this approaching urgent situation. I went to Nichols Candy on Crafts Road off 128 to stock up a bit. I also have a family event coming up for which I needed a few treats…..regardless, it’s always fun to go to Nichols Candy. Friendly assistance combined with a wide selection of fresh locally produced candy is a win-win. I left with some chocolate for my stockpile as well as party favors.

For those of you who follow Keith the Wreath (KeithIsAWreath on Instagram), he tagged along so he could also get a sweet treat for Aretha……

Second Annual Family Field Day Fundraiser

Cape Ann Home

We are pleased to announce that our Family Field Day Fundraiser is back on August 13th!

Last year we held a fundraiser to show support for our teammate Calum in his fight against Wilms Tumor, a rare cancer that targets children. He has won his battle, and now we want to continue to help others like him.

We hope you can join us for a fun day with a bouncy house, raffle prizes, games, face painting & more! All proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund. Come out and have a good time for a good cause!



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