Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.

Sawyer Free Library, Week of May 28 – June 3

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The Library’s Summer hours will start on Saturday, June 3. The Library will be open from 8:30am-1pm on Saturdays.  The hours will remain the same for the other days of the week.  

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The Library will close at 1pm on Saturday, June 3 and will reopen on Monday, June 12 at 8:30am.  Please be sure to pick up any holds or museum passes that have been reserved prior to the Library’s closing at 1pm on June 3.  Thank you!

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Orange Crane Drive for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Gun violence affects individuals, families and friends. But it also affects entire communities. Help us show that as a community we are willing to stand up against gun violence.

Origami cranes are a symbol of hope and healing. Each crane is a prayer, a thought, a remembrance. Every crane folded is an action.

Orange is the color of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Read about it at wearorange.org. We are making orange cranes to remember victims of gun violence.

We will be collecting cranes to have with us at City Hall in Gloucester on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 for a National Gun Violence Awareness Ceremony.

Cranes can be left at the Eastern Point Lit House on Main Street, Celia’s Flower Studio in Lanesville, Coveted Yarn and the Universalist Unitarian Church or delivered to Amanda Cook or brought to City Hall on June 2.

We will be having a ceremony at City Hall on Friday, June 2 at 10:00 and a vigil at the Universalist Unitarian Church at 7:00. The church will be open at 6:00 to make cranes and write post cards concerning gun violence to officials.

After June 2 the cranes will become part of the art show RESIST: The Art of Protest at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.20170522_134050

New! Open Stage for Gloucester Youth

flyerFolk Life Studio’s Rose Sheehan in cooperation with the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church are launching a new project for Gloucester Youth.

Youth Leaders, middle-school through high-school, are invited to join a youth collective to plan and manage an Open Stage for youth performers and youth audiences.

Sheehan will serve as an advisor to the collective. In addition to many years working as a performer and concert organizer, she is an experienced educator and youth advisor.

Interested young people are urged to contact Rose Sheehan at rose.siochain@gmail.com by June 1. An initial planning meeting for mid-June will be scheduled by a poll among the participants

The Youth Open Stage Project is funded in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Elder Abuse Awareness Rally in Downtown Gloucester

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month and June 15, 2017, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Gloucester Police Department, SeniorCare Inc. and the Gloucester Council on Aging are holding a rally on Wednesday, June 14, to increase awareness of this growing issue in our society.

10,000 people turn 65 in the US every day.  That trend is going to continue for the next 20 years.  Our demographics are shifting, and we will soon have more elder people in the US than ever before.  At the same time that the population is growing, we know that a startling number of elders face abusive situations.  Every year an estimated 5 million, or 1 in 10, older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. And that’s only part of the picture: Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23.5 cases go unreported.

Elder abuse and neglect and take on various forms. It can be physical, emotional/verbal, sexual, financial, neglect by a caregiver, or self-neglect. Elder abuse can occur anywhere – in the home, in nursing homes, or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races. In Massachusetts, an elder is anyone 60 or older.

If you suspect abuse or self-neglect, don’t assume that someone has already reported it. In cases of immediate danger call 911. Otherwise, you can call SeniorCare at 978-281-1750 during business hours or the elder abuse hotline at 800-922-2275 after hours.

Concerned citizens are invited to participate. Join SeniorCare and our local safety agencies in bringing light to the horrendous crime of elder abuse. Please stop by to show your support!

SeniorCare is committed to identifying and stopping Elder Abuse!

About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over.  We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

Cape Ann Farmers Market Opens in 1 week! See you June 1st at Stage Fort Park!

The Cape Ann Farmers Market will open for the season starting Thursday, June 1st from 3:00 to 6:30 at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester and running through October 12th. Fresh produce, meats, cheese, delicious prepared foods and local products from over 45 vendors, along with a playground, grills, and great views make this a special market. Parking is free and convenient.  For more information, go to http://capeannfarmersmarket.org

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Rockport Cultural District Walking Tours resume Memorial Day Weekend

Free, guided Rockport Cultural District Walking Tours are offered weekends beginning Memorial Day through the last weekend in June; daily from the last week of June through Labor Day; and weekends through Columbus Day.

Tours begin at Dock Square (where Bearskin Neck and Main Street connect) on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.  In July and August, tours Monday – Friday are also at 10 a.m.

Discover the fascinating history of one America’s oldest art colonies on this free, 1 hour 15 minute guided tour of downtown Rockport. Hear the stories of our earliest residents, founders, revolutionaries and pioneering spirits while exploring our beautiful, seaside village.

From the tip of Bearskin Neck and the iconic Motif #1, to Rockport Music’s world-class Shalin Liu Performance Center with its stage overlooking the Atlantic, you will see many of Rockport’s most treasured spots.  Find out why international visitors make this a regular destination. Rockport’s Cultural District boasts over 30 artist galleries and studios, as well as cultural institutions like the Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest active art associations in the nation.

For more information: Email Sue at rockportculturaldistrict@gmail.com