2022 Good Morning Gloucester Shop Local Series-Cape Ann Olive Oil


My beautiful wife Kate and I are going to feature one or two local places to buy holiday gifts each day highlighting the fact that there’s no need to buy your presents online or trudge up to the mall.

There’s excellent places to shop right here in Gloucester.

Previous videos:

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES-FIREFLIES

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- TOODLEOOS

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES LOCAL COLORS

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2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- GOODLINENS STUDIO

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- MARK ADRIAN SHOES

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- SWEATS OF GLOUCESTER

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- BOOKSTORE OF GLOUCESTER

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- BRASS MONKEY

Holidays at Hammond Castle on November 26, 2022

Reblogged from Hammond Castle Hammond Facebook page

Local-favorite the Jambalaya Horns kicks off the season of light and hope with joyous holiday favorites here at Hammond Castle Museum, starting at 6pm. (This concert will be held outdoors, in front of our 12th and 13th Century Arches. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held inside, in the Museum’s Great Hall.) Holiday lights will be cast upon our majestic castle and romantic arches, creating a magical holiday scene across the Museum grounds. Guests who wish to peek into the Hammond’s historic home to see the Great Hall decked out for the holidays are welcome to do so.
This performance and celebration is free and open to the public.
Please note: Not all portions of the Museum will be open to guests. Guests will only have access to the Great Hall and rooms leading down to the Great Hall.
This event is generously sponsored in part by Cape Ann Savings Bank.
Photo by: CMO Photography Studios

City to Invest $1.5 Million of Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Address Affordable Housing

Strategic appropriation of Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to help tackle the affordable housing crisis in Gloucester.

Today, Mayor Greg Verga announced the significant investment of $1.5 million of Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to Gloucester’s Affordable Housing Trust and the City’s continued commitment to addressing the affordable housing shortage. The City of Gloucester was allocated $23 million under the American Rescue Plan Act’s local funding provisions and will distribute these funds to several categories within the community.

The Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Listening Group was launched to host several listening posts throughout the City to solicit input from residents and organizations on potential uses of this funding opportunity. The group received an overwhelming number of requests to utilize this federal funding to support affordable housing initiatives. Mayor Verga has been committed to delivering creative solutions in the affordable housing sector to support the Trust’s work to create, preserve, and maintain affordable housing in the City of Gloucester. A significant amount of the $23 million was dedicated to critical and overdue infrastructure work to improve roads and address the secondary sewer treatment. This investment represents 15% of the remaining Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds after an initial $13 million investment for critical and overdue infrastructure projects, including major road repair and upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.

“We have worked hard to bring the Affordable Housing Trust back to its full potential, and this funding will give the group an opportunity to have a big impact on their mission,” said Mayor Verga. “The Trust is formalizing a strategic plan to be more proactive in their work, and the members are motivated to make a real difference in our community. Supporting affordable housing is critical in Gloucester, so I am proud to allocate this funding to help this important work.”

In addition to this lump sum investment into the Affordable Housing Trust, Mayor Verga has determined a dedicated funding stream for the Trust through the City’s Short-Term Rental Fee. Earlier this year, the City deposited $50,828 into the Trust from this revenue stream and will be regularly directing that funding to the Trust. This consistent funding will provide a regular source of income to support the Trust’s work.

“The Affordable Housing Trust is very appreciative of Mayor Verga’s allocation of $1.5M from the City’s Federal ARPA funding to our mission. Now more than ever the Affordable Housing Trust must continue and expand our efforts to help create, preserve and maintain affordable housing in the City of Gloucester. With his strong financial commitment and his ongoing involvement, Mayor Verga has helped make that possible,” said Michael Luster, Gloucester resident and chair of Gloucester’s Affordable Housing Trust.

Mayor Verga has also been exploring other creative opportunities to provide and encourage affordable housing in Gloucester. As mentioned earlier in the year, Mayor Verga is working with the Community Development Department to identify potential City-owned land that could be used to create affordable housing units.

“We are actively working to find strategic and creative ways to address the affordable housing crisis,” said Verga. “This issue is not unique to Gloucester, but we must find ways to increase our affordable housing stock to help our residents and community.”

For the final Covid Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Listening Group report and public submissions, please visit: https://arpa.gloucester-ma.gov/

For more information about Gloucester’s Affordable Housing Trust, please visit: https://gloucester-ma.gov/129/Affordable-Housing-Trust

The countdown to Serenitee Restaurant Group Cyber Monday is on!

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Our Big Sale: 20% off E-GIFT CARDSonlinefor one day only 11/28/22*

*Gift Cards may be redeemed at allSerenitee Restaurantlocations.

Black Friday sale is only valid when purchasing gift cards at Alchemy on 11/25/22.
Offer not available online or at other Serenitee locations.

20% Off E-Gift Card offer valid from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM EST on 11/28/22

Offer valid on e-gift cards online ONLY, not valid at the restaurant

Cannot be combined with other offers

Limit $1,000 in Gift Cards per person ($800 paid)

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family

Cape Ann Wellness

Use this time to observe your loved one and know the signs of when additional help is needed

As you visit your loved one this holiday season, it is important to use this time not only to enjoy the time with them but also to observe their living environment, physical health and mental/emotional well-being.

Here are a few of top warning signs that you or your loved one might benefit from additional help in the home:

  • Changes in Balance or Mobility
    Are they having a more difficult time getting around?
  • Significant Weight Changes
    Do you notice significant weight gain or weight loss?
  • Emotional Well-Being
    Detecting depression, especially over the phone, can be difficult. Learn what to look for.
  • Living Conditions
    Is the mail piling up? Are they keeping up with the household needs?

Read our full article to learn more including:

  • What to look for
  • Questions to ask
  • What might…

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