2022 Good Morning Gloucester Shop Local Series- MacDaddy Computers


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

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES MYSTERY TRAIN

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

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- CAPE ANN OLIVE OIL

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- DESIGN OF MINE

2022 GOOD MOORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- BANANAS

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES-POP GALLERY

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES-SAMPLE THIS

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES-PASTAIO VIA CORTA

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- SHORE NUTRITION

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- THE DRESS CODE

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- MERMAID TALES

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- FLOTING LOTUS

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- BLUE RIVER DIAMONDS

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- SUPER CUTE BOUTIQUE

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- ALEXANDRA’S BREAD

2022 GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER SHOP LOCAL SERIES- NELSON’S

Cape Ann Hanukkah Celebrations

9-Foot Menorahs to Light Up Rockport and Ipswich, as Part of World’s Largest Hanukkah Observance
Chabad of Cape Ann To Light Up a Few of the 15,000 Public Menorahs Worldwide, Symbolizing Universal Message of Religious Freedom  

In what has become an annual tradition, Chabad will ignite a public 9-foot Hanukkah menorah erected in DownTown Rockport, followed by a community-wide celebration on Sunday, December 18th, the 1st night of the eight-day holiday. The menorah lighting ceremony will include music, Hanukkah themed refreshments, such as latkes and doughnuts and children’s activities.

New for this year, there will be a Public Menorah Lighting in DownTown Ipswich followed by a Chanukah party on Tuesday, December 20th at 5:30PM.

“The menorah serves as a symbol of our ability to preserve and encourage the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G‑d freely, openly, and with pride. This is true especially in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution,” said Rabbi Raichik.

The Menorah lighting is part of the worldwide Hanukkah campaign, an initiative launched by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 1973. The campaign highlights and encourages the central theme of the holiday — publicizing the story of the Hanukkah miracle.

“The message of Hanukkah is the message of light,” added Rabbi Raichik. “The nature of light is that it is always victorious over darkness. A small amount of light dispels a lot of darkness. Another act of goodness and kindness, another act of light, can make all the difference.”

Today, the unprecedented public display of Hanukkah has become a staple of Jewish cultural and religious life, forever altering the American practice and awareness of the festival. Rockport’s menorah is one of more than 15,000 large public menorahs sponsored by Chabad in more than 100 countries around the world, including in front of landmarks such as the White House, the Eiffel Tower, and the Kremlin, helping children and adults of all walks of life discover and enjoy the holiday message

Throughout the North Shore, Chabad will be presenting dozens of Hanukkah events and celebrations

For more information about Hanukkah and a local schedule of events visit Chabadcapeann.com/chanukah

EVENT RECAP:
What: Public Menorah Lighting
Where: 1) Rockport Visitor Information Center (Mt. Pleasant and Broadway) 2) Bottom of Town Hill in Ipswich
When: December 18th at 4:30PM and December 20th at 5:30PM 

ABOUT HANUKKAH
Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins this year on the evening of Sunday, December 18th and concludes the evening of Monday, December 26th. It recalls the victory of a militarily weak Jewish people who defeated the Syrian Greeks who had overrun ancient Israel and sought to impose restrictions on the Jewish way of life and prohibit religious freedom. They also desecrated and defiled the Temple and the oils prepared for the lighting of the menorah, which was part of the daily service. Upon recapturing the Temple only one jar of undefiled oil was found, enough to burn for only one day, but it lasted miraculously for eight. In commemoration, Jews celebrate Hanukkah for eight days by lighting an eight-branched candelabrum known as a menorah. Today, people of all faiths consider the holiday a symbol and message of the triumph of freedom over oppression, of spirit over matter, of light over darkness. 

A Big Band Holiday

Thank you Kathleen Williams for sending this to me.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2022

SWING INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE CAPE ANN BIG BAND ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 AT 7:00 P.M.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes the Cape Ann Big Band and guest vocalists in a magical evening of holiday music at the Gloucester Meetinghouse at the corner of Middle and Church Streets. This concert was just added to our schedule by popular demand!

Get into the spirit of the season with “A Big Band Holiday” concert by the Cape Ann Big Band. The Cape Ann Big Band’s other holiday engagements have already sold out, so don’t miss this very special opportunity. Concertgoers of all ages will feel the joy of the season in this program featuring the signature sound of the Cape Ann Big Band that includes holiday favorites, hits from the golden era of big band swing, and a visit from the chief elf himself, Santa Claus. The band will be joined by several guest vocalists well known to Cape Ann audiences. Joining in the musical celebration of the holidays will be Alexandra Grace, Emily Grace, Rhiannon Hurst, Scott Parisi, John Rockwell, Nathan Seavey, and the “TrebleHurst” trio. This unforgettable program will also feature a reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” by Santa Claus.

Tickets are available online at www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org or at the door. General admission is $25; students with ID $5; children under 12 free. This performance will be open seating – doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
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.

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

We thank the sponsors of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s 2022-2023 Autumn, Winter, Spring Concert and Event Series:
GUARANTOR: Woodie Brock, Patricia Roach & Robert Martin, Scobie Ward
PLATINUM: Anonymous, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Linzee Coolidge
GOLD: J.J. & Jackie Bell, John & Janis Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank
SILVER: JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, Patricia Poore
BRONZE: Beth Graham & William Schulz, Sandra & John Ronan, Holly Tanguay, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer and Michael Dyer
SPECIAL THANKS: Massachusetts Cultural Council, Essex County Community Foundation

 

The next Old Sloop Coffeehouse concert will be Friday, December 16.  The show features Cassie and Maggie, a sister duo from Nova Scotia.

 

Our concert page, with more information and links for tickets is at https://oldslooppresents.org/performance/cassie-and-maggie-2022

Here is a video of Cassie and Maggie performing their arrangement of the Sacred Harp favorite Star in the East: https://youtu.be/sJkUsEIHhQw.

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Breakfast With Santa And Friends At Magnolia Cafe Saturday 12/10

Join Santa And His Friends For Breakfast At Magnolia Cafe Saturday 12/10

9:30am-1:30pm

FREE HOT CHOCOLATE & CIDER

PHOTOS WITH SANTA

Parents Will Have The Options To Take Their Own Photo Or Have Them Professionally Done With Bethany Hurst Photography

Bring A Letter For Santa!
Don’t Forget The Return Address So He Can Write Back!

We Will Also Have A Raffle Going On To Win A $50 Magnolia Cafe Gift Card!

GHS DECA is selling Wreaths once again this year. This fundraiser is to help offset the cost of nationals which is in Disney World this April.

Undecorated $10.00

Decorated $15.00

May be picked up at the High School Main Office

32 Leslie O Johnson Rd. Or contact Chris Simmons

email: csimmons@gloucesterhighschool.com

Charity event at the Gloucester house Thursday night from 7 to 9 PM, there will be some big Boston comedians in all the Wicked Tuna captains will be there,

Paul from Wicked Tuna writes:

We are putting on a charity event for Latham Center in Brewster, Massachusetts, they are a nonprofit organization that cares for Prader Willi syndrome, which is a very, very rare syndrome. They are in need of help, we are putting on a charity event at the Gloucester house Thursday night from 7 to 9 PM, there will be some big Boston comedians in all the Wicked Tuna captains will be there, in all kinds of things to auction off to raise money for Latham Center, my daughter Ashley resides at Latham Center. She is 13 years old and has Prater Willi’s, she is absolutely thriving At Latham Center, the staff that work at Latham Center are absolutely amazing and we want to give them a beautiful Christmas.

Holiday Shopping With Pat D At Animal Krackers

Like many of you, we have a dog in our lives that we like to spoil now and again. “We” might be an exaggeration as I don’t think GMG Jim is as on board with the spoiling as I am….so I went to Animal Krackers on Main St by myself recently with spoiling a dog in mind. It’s jam filled with food, treats, toys and other pet related goods. You even get to pet Walter, the giant (but friendly) store cat. Stop down for a little treat for your 4 legged friends.

Duckworth’s will be OPEN today, 10am-5pm!

Duckworth’s will be OPEN today, 10am-5pm!

And for the rest of December we will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5 offering Duckworth’s prepared foods, “Bistrot to Go” favorites.

Duckworth’s gift certificates will be accepted for food items. Stop in and see what we have cooked up!

Stay tuned for our “Home for the Holidays” menu, online ordering and future dine in events.

Check out Niki Bogin’s, EAST GLOUCESTER PROVISIONS pop up while you pick up some Duckworth’s deliciousness.

http://www.duckworthsgloucester.com

We look forward to seeing you!

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