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.

Final Block Party of the Summer!

Join us this Friday night, September 2, for the final Gloucester Block Party of the summer!  As always, the event will feature our wonderful downtown merchants, delicious food, music, entertainment and more!

Details on participating vendors and performances will posted this week on gloucesterblockparty.com.  Follow along on Facebook for photos and videos.

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As a reminder of how fun these community events are, here are the videos from this year’s block parties so far… We hope to see you there on Friday night!

August Block Party

July Block Party

GLOUCESTER SCHOONER FESTIVAL: NEXT WEEKEND!

This year’s Gloucester Schooner Festival will set a record for number of schooners participating. Twenty five schooners will descend on Cape Ann to participate in the 32nd annual Festival.

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In the large schooner category, Columbia returns to defend her  title as fastest schooner in the fleet, while Adventure, Roseway, Lettie Howard, American Eagle and Liberty Clipper will attempt to dethrone last year’s champion. Adventure is particularly excited about this year’s race as it seeks to celebrate its 90th birthday with a win on Sunday. 

We welcome five schooners that have not been here before, or have not been here in some time. These vessels include Ishmael, Principles and Tree of Life in the mid-sized schooner category, and Ishtar and Malabar II in the small schooner category. A complete list of participating schooners is included with this press release.

“This is my favorite weekend of the year,” says Tom Ellis, long-time schooner captain and one of the patriarchs of the local schooner community.

The celebrations begin Friday evening. The City will be hosting a Block Party on Main Street and Maritime Gloucester, host of the Schooner Festival, will host its annual Gala, Evening Under the Spars at Gloucester’s new Beauport Hotel (sold out).

Festivities on Saturday start at 10:00 am on Harbor Loop under the First Ipswich Pavilion Tent at Maritime Gloucester. Maritime Heritage day celebrates our fishing and schooner heritage with an array of organizations offering interactive exhibits as well as local vendors and artists who will be in attendance. Heritage day is fun for all ages and is a great way to kick off Schooner Festival Weekend. Maritime Gloucester’s museum will be open free of charge throughout the day. Schooners will be located around the Harbor and information about the schooners and their locations will be available at Heritage Day. For example, the Schooner Adventure will be located at the State Fish Pier and will be open for deck tours.

Additional Saturday activities include a lobster bake at the Gloucester House Restaurant followed by the Boat “Parade of Lights” which kicks off at 7:30pm and Fireworks over Gloucester Harbor around 9:15pm

Sunday’s Parade of Sail Kicks off at 10:30 am, proceeding from Gloucester’s Inner Harbor past Stacy Boulevard to the starting area of the Mayor’s Race on Eastern Point. Key viewing areas include the Boulevard and Stage Fort Park. The Mayor’s Race starts at 1:00pm. The race is a remembrance of the rekindling of the schooner race of the 1920’s off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia between the Canadian Schooner Delawanna and the U.S. Schooner Esperanto.  A press boat is available for a limited number of photographers.

Lead sponsors of the Festival include: First Ipswich Bank, the City of Gloucester, Market Basket and Institution for Savings. For a full list of sponsors, go to the Schooner Festival website. The Festival raises much needed funds from the community by offering a raffle in addition to corporate underwriting support. Please purchase raffle tickets at Maritime Gloucester or during Maritime Heritage Day.

Maritime Gloucester is a 501(c) (3) non-profit institution whose mission is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Its one-acre campus is located on Gloucester Harbor at 23 Harbor Loop, adjacent to the Coast Guard Station. For more information go to www.maritimegloucester.org or like us on Facebook.

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Author of Granite Cove Mysteries, Gloucester native, releases third book with Cape Ann setting

Hi Joey:
I wonder if you could find space to mention my 3rd Granite Cove Mystery, Laugh ’til You Die. 
The “sleepy fishing village” of Granite Cove is based on Gloucester and Rockport, where I grew up. Although Gloucester is many
things, “sleepy” is not one of them.) In any event, the North Shore is the setting for these humorous and suspenseful mysteries.
Last month the Gloucester Daily Times (where I used to write) and Salem News (where I write a humor column) did a story on the release:

 

On September 20 I will be interviewed by John Ronan for The Writer’s Block.

I am a Gloucester native although I now live in Beverly Farms, not far away. In fact, up until a couple of years ago I had a writing/art studio at the Blackburn Building in the West End for 12 years. I’m also a cartoonist/illustrator who did all 3 covers of my Granite Cove Mysteries.
I would appreciate any space you can spare.
Best regards,
Sharon Love Cook

8th Annual Gloucester Harbor Race September 17, 2016

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Harbor Race

Below is the notice for the annual Harbor Race in Gloucester Harbor.  This race is held by the Gloucester Maritime Museum.  The race is held off of Niles beach on Saturday September 17th.  If you are interested in racing follow the instructions on the notice and notify Erik D, Geno M., Rick M. or Bill E. that you would like to use a dory.  There are currently three dories available for the race.  Thank you .

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Fall Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum

Guided walking tours begin at the Cape Ann Museum at 10:00a.m. and are held rain or shine, lasting about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details.

Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Saturday, September 10

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper. Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. He began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

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Public Sculpture Walking Tour

Saturday, September 17

Get up-close and personal with the artwork you drive by everyday on this walk through downtown Gloucester. New to Gloucester? Then, this tour will give you a three-dimensional introduction to this little city by the sea. From sculptures commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists who created them.

2006.22 Spirit of the Sea

Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online

Saturday, October 1

Experience 19th century Gloucester history as this tour leads you through the neighborhoods and waterfront that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-civil war era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light, first immortalized by Lane.

Participants are encouraged to bring smart phones or tablets in order to use the rich sources of information in the newly released Fitz Henry Lane Online catalog raisonne. During this walk, you will connect specific locations to the paintings they inspired by accessing the online catalog. Alternative visuals will also be available.

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Saturday, October 8

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper. Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. He began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

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Trash/Recycling Update: 8/26/16 4:00 PM

Trash/Recycling Update: 8/26/16 4:00 PM

We would like to thank the residents for their patience and understanding during this past week. All trash routes for the week are complete.

Currently we are running 2 days behind in the recycling routes. Wednesday’s recycling in the down town area,(Maplewood Ave and surrounding side streets) is complete. They are currently working in the Wheeler’s Point Area. We hope to complete the Wheeler’s Point section. In the event that it is not completed, this will be the first area that gets picked up tomorrow morning. They will then continue with Thursday and Friday’s recycling routes.

City Offices are currently closed. If you would like to report a missed trash or recycling stop, please use our See Click Fix feature and city staff will be notified.

Again, we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter and will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
— 

Rose LoPiccoloExecutive Secretary to

The Director of Public Works


City of Gloucester

Department of Public Works

28 Poplar Street

Gloucester, MA 01930


Phone  (978)281-9785

Fax     (978)281-3896


www.gloucester-ma.gov



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