Yay, Magnolia Community Farmers Marketplace to take place on Lexington Avenue

Who’s so excited for the farmers market on Lexington Ave this year?!? We know we are! The expected launch date is June 6! Grab some goodies, eat a delicious breakfast and lunch, enjoy some live music, and see your community, while supporting local! ❤️👩‍🌾 #magnoliama #capeann #locallove #gloucesterma #community #farmersmarket @ Magnolia

More information will be coming soon

A smart way to use paper plates

Since we are doing our kitchen over and my dishes are on my porch and the dishwasher is also on the porch, saw these plates. I do not like to just throw things away and these dishes are compostable and break down right way. You can put them in your compost pile. Another way to help the environment.

UU Church

Attached is a press release summarizing the strong support given the April “Socks and Undies” community drive conducted by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. We thank you for the support YOU gave by helping publicize this successful event.

From: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church

10 Church Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Telephone: (978) 283-3410; Email: info@GloucesterUU.org

Date: April 30, 2021

 

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

UU CHURCH’S ‘SOCKS AND UNDERWEAR’ DRIVE

NETS AN OUTPOUIRING OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

 

A drive by the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church to provide new socks and underwear to Cape Ann families and individuals far exceeded expectations, collecting 424 pairs of socks and 345 pieces of underwear and more than $550 in donations to buy additional undergarments.

The beneficiaries of the April campaign are children who attend Pathways for Children preschool or after-school programs, and adults who are guests at the Grace Center, a day shelter and counseling program that the downtown Gloucester church hosts.

“We had socks with kittens, socks with camouflage, athletic socks, fuzzy socks and baby socks,” Patricia Cronin, a drive volunteer, said, “I won’t mention unmentionables other than to briefly say that boxers and hipsters ruled the day.”

The church took on the challenge to meet a reality, cited by Pathways and Grace Center, that underwear and socks are often forgotten in clothing gifts to people in need.  “It must be an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing,” Jerry Ackerman, another volunteer, said. “The result is that while outer clothing may be new, what’s underneath may be literally on its last legs.”

“We were all gratified and thrilled by this outpouring of care,” Rev. Janet Parsons, the church’s minister, said.

Significant contributors included the “We’re All In This Together” Cape Ann movement created to build community spirit during the coronavirus pandemic, and two local businesses, Nelson’s of Gloucester and The John Tarr Store in Rockport. The two shops acted as collection points for donors and offered discounts on purchases made for the drive. Dozens and dozens more children’s socks also were given by Carol Lee’s Cottage, on Bearskin Neck in Rockport.

Cash donations came from as far as Lowell, Lexington, Bedford, Cambridge and Worcester, some apparently made in response to publicity in the Boston Globe as well as Cape Ann’s 1623 Studios, the Good Morning Gloucester blog, and print media.

“Also, a resident of the Gloucester ARC group home on Washington Street donated,” Holly Tanguay, co-president of the Gloucester UU Church board of directors, said.

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OPENING DAY

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Arts Abound Newsletter

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we don’t want you to forget to honor the moms in your life! Could be your biological mom, your step mom, your adoptive mom, the woman next door who acts like your mom, your dog mom, and so much more. Show them you care by giving them a gift of appreciation. Arts Abound has all kinds of gifts that are appropriate for your mom.

Please remember to shop local and to support small businesses as they are struggling to survive. Arts Abound has new items to share with you so come on in and see what you think!

SPOTLIGHT

Donna is one of our photographers and an awesome volunteer. She helps us in so many ways on a daily basis and we so appreciate it. She also creates amazing local towels made with her gorgeous local images…come in and see them!

John, another one of our photographers, recently got his image selected to be on the cover of Cape Ann magazine. Congratulations John! Come in and see his other intriguing regional photos.

Ideas For Gifts

Is your mom always picking after others?  Our metal hand is the perfect gift for her… attach it to the wall and can can hang her, keys, windbreaker, etc. on it!

our pampering gifts baskets make wonderful gifts.  We can personalize them for you.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we don’t want you to forget to honor the moms in your life! Could be your biological mom, your step mom, your adoptive mom, the woman next door who acts like your mom, your dog mom, and so much more. Show them you care by giving them a gift of appreciation. Arts Abound has all kinds of gifts that are appropriate for your mom.

Please remember to shop local and to support small businesses as they are struggling to survive. Arts Abound has new items to share with you so come on in and see what you think!

SPOTLIGHT

Donna is one of our photographers and an awesome volunteer. She helps us in so many ways on a daily basis and we so appreciate it. She also creates amazing local towels made with her gorgeous local images…come in and see them!

John, another one of our photographers, recently got his image selected to be on the cover of Cape Ann magazine. Congratulations John! Come in and see his other intriguing regional photos.

IDEAS FOR GIFTS

Handcrafted items make the best gifts for Mother’s Day. Below is just a sampling of what we offer…

Our new, bright fabric added to our mask collection.
Face mask material

Is your mom always picking up after others? Our metal hand is the perfect gift for her…attach it to the wall and she
can hang her mask, keys, windbreaker, etc. on it!

Our pampering gift baskets make wonderful gifts. We can personalize them for you. This one contains a Mother’s Day card, handmade organic soap and hand cream, Tin Can Sally earrings, and a glass nail file.

One of Donna’s very popular towels, printed with her local photographs

Elizabeth’s beautiful scarves are a sure hit!

Glosta and Magnolia caps make great gifts for locals and
tourists alike

Mike’s hand carved wine and glass holder, along with the handmade cribbage board, is sure to be a hit with many moms!

Heather’s beautiful hand-painted silk scarves

Flowers for Mom…Sue’s textural painting of spring florals

These delightful glass sun catchers are perfect for any window!

E-COMMERCE SITE

Check it out! We offer shipping and curbside pickup. Choose from a variety of handcrafted and unique items. We can also arrange a FaceTime tour of Arts Abound should you want to see a more extensive offering of our products.

Shop ARTS ABOUND online store

https://artsaboundmagnolia.com
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Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA

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