Tonight! EPDS Family Fun Night @ The Pool

Cape Ann Marina Resort is donating 50% of all pool pass sales sold between 5-8pm on Dec 9th to Eastern Point Day School!

This event is open to the public! Please join us for poolside fun and support this great local school.

Come and swim or just hang out by the pool and socialize while the kids swim. No fee for entry. Food and drink is available at the bar in the pool area (food/drink proceeds are not part of the fundraiser).

Swimming fees:
$12/adult (1-day pass)
$10/child 4-7yrs (1-day pass) OR $8 with adult pass purchase
Season passes and punch card passes also available!

We will be selling wine raffle tickets and drawing the winning raffles at 7pm! See you there!

Community Stuff 12/7/15

Good Morning Gloucester

Matt Casey writes-

Does everyone know that JD Meyers in Magnolia is cooking from the old Patio Restaurant’s Menu?!
Its great!

There’s an announcement that there will be a suburban wildlife education lecture at City Hall on January 11 with the snow date of February 1 at 7 PM. Speakers will include Chief Campanello, Mayor Romeo Theken, representatives from fisheries and wildlife, and environmental police officers. The forum will focus on coyotes and other animals that we live with on Cape Ann.

2015 Grand Illumination of the Hospice Tree of Lights

December 7, 2015, 5:00 pm

BankGloucester, 160 Main Street, Gloucester, MA  01930

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Grand Illumination of the Hospice Tree of Lights with a reception to follow in BankGloucester’s lobby. The “Tree of Lights” memory tree is a meaningful way to remember loved ones while supporting the mission of Care Dimensions. Sponsoring…

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Week of December 6, 2015


Closed for maintenance! The library will be closed Tuesday December 8 and Wednesday December 9 so that intensive cleaning and maintenance may be done safely. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Middle Street Walk:

The Friends will be offering warm cider and cookies as well as staffing a sales desk featuring our mural cards, t-shirts and bags 11am-4pm


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Project Warm Friends: Making a Difference Since 1997

Bev Wiley, Jackie Dort, Elizabeth Caron, Ruth Lindsay, Jeanne Riddle, Connie Wayman, Bea Robbins, Patty Colbert and Patti Wallis
Bev Wiley, Jackie Dort, Elizabeth Caron, Ruth Lindsay, Jeanne Riddle, Connie Wayman, Bea Robbins, Patty Colbert and Patti Wallis

SeniorCare Inc.’s Myra Herrick Conference Room was recently the site for an amazing look into the generosity of knitters on the North Shore and Cape Ann.

Throughout 2015, more than 30 volunteer knitters—members of SeniorCare’s Project Warm Friends—created thousands of beautiful hand-made gifts to be given to people in need.  Over the coming holiday season, SeniorCare will distribute 2,500 items to hospital patients, veterans, seniors, teens, young children and newborns.

SeniorCare’s Project Warm Friends began in 1997 as Project Warm Child to provide warm knitted and crocheted baby clothing and blankets to needy newborns. In 2004, the program expanded to include larger items for children at Pathways for Children in Gloucester. In 2005 lap robes were added for nursing home residents and the name was changed to Project Warm Friends.

This year’s list of donated items includes

876 infant hats
277 child hats
240 potholders
172 infant sweaters
130 adult hats
111 child sweaters
98 knit afghan blankets
94 child mittens
82 pillows
80 lap blankets
75 scarves
56 fleece baby blankets
55 knit baby blankets
44 pillow cases
41 teddy bears
38 changing pads
27 adult mittens
24 pairs of baby booties
14 quilts
13 infant mittens

See more pictures on our Facebook page at

SeniorCare, a Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point, with offices in Beverly and Gloucester, is a regional consumer-centered organization that provides and coordinates services to elders and others, enabling them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice while remaining part of the community.  SeniorCare can be reached at 978-281-1750 or 1-866-927-1050 (TTY 978-282-1836).  SeniorCare is also a federally designated Area Agency on Aging, providing services such as Meals on Wheels and Community Dining Sites.  SeniorCare’s service area includes: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham.


Looking for a new school? Interested in finding out more about our homeschool program? New to the area? Join us for our SECOND OPEN HOUSE of the year this MONDAY, Dec. 7th! 9:30 to 11:30 am!

Open houses at EPDS are a great way to learn about our school and programs for PreK through 8th Grade! Interested students and their families are welcome and encouraged to attend! Our kids will share with you why they love this school.


From a parent’s perspective, you’ll learn about our focus on academic excellence, small class sizes, respect for your child’s individualism and our reasonable tuition. Can’t make an Open House? CONTACT US anytime to schedule a tour! Call us at 978.283.1700 or via email:


Nichole’s Picks 12/5 + 12/6

Good Morning Gloucester

Tree lighting in Gloucester last weekend….tree lighting in Rockport this weekend.

Pick #1:  Christmas in Rockport

1:00 Saturday, December 5th

It is only fitting that in the incredibly quaint, picturesque, and perfect town of Rockport, Santa should arrive by lobster boat. This has been a tradition for as long as I can remember, but please note, that this year’s schedule will be a little bit different.

Santa has decided that he would like more time to linger, shop, and visit with the townsfolk so he has cleared his afternoon schedule to arrive in Rockport earlier than normal.

Santa’s boat should be arriving at T-Wharf at 1:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, December 5th. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4:00. That leaves a nice amount of time to shop, explore, walk our new breakwater, grab a snack or some cocoa, and maybe get some one on one time with…

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Finding Christmas Spirit this Friday and Saturday starts in Rockport

Good Morning Gloucester


RD itinerary for the next few days to find Christmas Spirit.

Friday night December 4 from 4-9 PM Shop Rockport. Bearskin Neck but don’t forget down the street past Shalin Liu for more art and great Tuscan bowls and stuff.

Saturday 1PM The Freemantle Doctor putters into Rockport Harbor with Santa. This is earlier than the previous 50 years so make a note. 1PM. Thousands of children crammed on the docks screaming “IT”S SANTA!!!” I have not seen one fall in yet. Maybe Saturday …

Saturday 1-4PM Santa hangs out in Rockport. Pull his beard. Drink hot chocolate. Sing Christmas Carols.

Saturday 4PM The Rockport Tree lighting in Dock Square.

Saturday 7PM The GMG Christmas Party at Cape Ann Giclee. Even if you have flexilis anatidaephobia like Joey and Craig you have to stop on by. RD will be on a leash.

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