Gloucester seeks community input on open space, recreation

OSRP will influence plan for parks, recreation spaces & natural resources  

Do you live in Gloucester? Are you interested in helping to shape the future of open space and recreation in your community?  

The City of Gloucester is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to update its open space and recreation plan (OSRP) and we need your input!  

The open space and recreation plan will guide Gloucester’s decisions and investments to protect, maintain and improve open space, parks and recreational resources. Completing a plan will make Gloucester eligible for state funds to acquire and improve conservation and recreation land.  

The City and Open Space and Recreation Committee will host a virtual community meeting and open house on Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m. Register at  

Attendees will learn about the OSRP planning process, hear an overview presentation on existing park and open space resources in Gloucester and give feedback on their vision for future park and recreation improvements. 

This open house will be the first of several opportunities for residents to get involved in the plan. Can’t make it? Following the meeting, a “Virtual Open House” with a meeting recording and chance to give feedback will be available on the city website. Residents will be able to participate in the Virtual Open House any time between April 26 and May 10 at  

Contact MAPC Regional Land Use Planner Courtney Lewis at with questions. 

Kid’s Cooking Classes on Cape Ann

Hi Joey,
My name is Becca Gutstadt and I grew up in Rockport. Though I now live in San Diego, my parents (Nancy Goodman & Jim Gutstadt) are still on Cape Ann and are very active members of the community. 
I wanted to reach out because for the last few months I have been offering virtual healthy cooking classes for the children of Cape Ann and they have been very well received. I will be offering another kids cooking series starting in May and I wondered if you would be willing to post the flyer I have created for it on your website/blog to help me spread the word.
I have attached the flyer for you to take a look at and am happy to provide any other additional information that would be helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!
Best,Becca Gutstadt

Come whiten your smile for only $99. Call us to schedule 978-865-3360 at Harbor Cove Dental

Cape Ann Wellness

Is your smile ready for when masks come off? Come whiten your smile for only $99. Call us to schedule 978-865-3360.

We’re Here for You!

Harbor Cove Dental is located at:
123 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: (978) 865-3360

Hours of Operation
Monday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Beauport Exclusive Experiences: Private Schooner Sails with Schooner Thomas E. Lannon​



Come stay and come aboard. Let us arrange your Exclusive Private Group Sailing Experience on theSchooner Thomas E. Lannon.Enjoy a Lobster Roll Picnic To-Go, ready on board. Beverages are available, with a welcome refreshment as you arrive on vessel. Sit back and relax or help the crew raise the sails as they head out through Gloucester’s working harbor and along the rocky coastline. See lighthouses, castles, scenic beaches, and magnificent waterfront homes. Breathe in the salt air and enjoy this exclusive on-the-water experience.

Sails Starting May 10, 2021.
Sails are 2 hours and can be arranged:
Weekends:10am-Noon &3:30-5:30pm

Pricing varies by day and guest count, for parties of up to 10 guests and more than 10 guests.
ContactConcierge@BeauportHotel.comto book.

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Finding Practical Solutions to Ending Food Waste: A Panel Discussion hosted by Sawyer Free Libary and Backyard Growers

Cape Ann Community

Did you know 33% of all food produced globally is lost or wasted? Food waste is central to some of the key challenges facing the world today, including hunger and poverty, climate change, health and wellbeing, and the sustainability of agriculture and oceans.

To bring attention to this growing global problem, the Sawyer Free Library and Backyard Growers are co-hosting a virtual panel discussion around the topic of food waste on Thursday, April 28, from 6-7 pm.  The live virtual presentation is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

Moderated by Lara Lepionka, Founder & Executive Director, Backyard Growers, the program will provide both broad knowledge and a local perspective of the issues of food waste, along with some actionable steps individuals can take to help make a difference in its reduction.

The program panelists include Andrew Brousseau, Partner, Compost Manager, Black Earth…

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Friday, May 14th will be the opening day for the season and @atlantisoceanfrontinn’s Breakfast Café will be open for the 2021 season from 7:30am – 11am starting Saturday, May 15th ☕

IT’S OFFICIAL 🥳⠀Friday, May 14th will be the opening day for the season and @atlantisoceanfrontinn’s Breakfast Café will be open for the 2021 season from 7:30am – 11am starting Saturday, May 15th ☕⠀

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 📲978-283-0014.⠀

So come join us for what Good Morning Gloucester has named “one of the best breakfasts” on Cape Ann! 🍳⠀

🍽See the menu at

Help us get the word out by tagging your friends who have never been to us for breakfast in Gloucester in the comments below! 👇⠀

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Sawyer Free Library presents Digital Photography Basics with Skip Montello on Saturday, April 17

Cape Ann Community

Do you have a digital camera and need to learn how to use it? Do you already use your camera but want to know how to take better pictures? The Sawyer Free Library is pleased to offer a digital photography basics class with professional award-winning photographer SKIP MONTELLO on Saturday, April 17, from 2-4 pm.  The virtual presentation is free and open to all. Register here for Zoom link.

During the presentation, Skip will introduce the different camera controls and what they do. He will share his knowledge of digital photography basics, including equipment, components of light exposure, elements of composition, and more.

Skip Montello is a photographer working and living in Rockport, Massachusetts. He is an exhibiting member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rocky Neck Gallery, Rockport Art Association, Newburyport Art Association, and the Griffin Museum of Photography.

His passion for photography developed during his career at the…

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