Seacoast 10K Saturday July 16, 2016


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13th Annual Seacoast 10K Road Race – 2016 Online Registration

Event Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016, Event Time: 8 am
Online registration ends: 7/14/2016 at Noon, EST

Hosted By Friends of Seacoast, the fund raising committee for the Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Gloucester

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 8 am

Location: Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

Race Fees: Pre Registration Fee is $25   Day of Race is $30

Day of Registration starts at 6:30 am at Stage Fort Park

T-Shirts: Guaranteed to all runners who register by July 1, 2016

Cash Awards: We are awarding $300, $200,and $100 for first, second and third place winners for both Men and Women

Age Groups: M/F 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Questions: JD MacEachern at 978-675-7490

Race Sponsored by: Bank Gloucester and Friends of Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Gloucester


New Spaces/Old Places – Architecture at the Cape Ann Museum

New Spaces/Old Places – Merging Contemporary Architecture with Historic Neighborhoods

Thursday, July 7

6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00p.m. Panel Discussion

Join two of the regions top architects for a conversation on issues in contemporary architecture: Deborah Epstein (Epstein Joslin Architects, Inc.), one of the lead architects for the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, and Maryann Thompson (Maryann Thompson Architects), architect for the modern rebuild of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester following the loss of the original building to fire in 2008. Epstein and Thompson will speak about the process each firm went through and the challenges they faced in the design and construction of new public buildings in an old New England community.

A cocktail reception will precede the architects’ panel discussion in the Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects exhibition gallery on the Museum’s third floor.

Member cost is $10 per lecture / $25 for the series; Non-member cost is $15 per lecture / $40 for the series. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email

Tickets can also be ordered online at Eventbrite.

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

Top left: Shaulin Liu Performance Center, Robert Benson. Top right: Temple Ahavat Achim, Chuck Choi.

Upcoming Design/Build Lecture:

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field
Presented by Lyda Kuth

Sign up for O’Maley Academy Summer Science Program!

O’Maley Academy Summer Science Grad Program – FREE for Gloucester Students

 Weeks of July 25 and August 1, Monday through Thursday 9am-1pm

There are still a few spaces in a fantastic two week program this summer at O’Maley Academy. Joining this program is a great way to meet with experts, learn about 21st century careers and skills in science, and add to your summer activities.

In the Summer Science Grad Program we will Investigate careers in science and engineering by meeting people who work in these exciting fields. We will think about what it takes to become a scientist by visiting UMass Lowell and Northeastern University. Last, but never least, there will be many exciting hands-on activities and discussions with experts in the field:

– We will take a trip to the MIT Museum to complete the “Make a Move” workshop

– We will take a trip to the Museum of Science and explore a variety of exhibits

– We will hone our skills by collecting water samples and use microscopes to find organisms in them

– We will try our hand at building a bridge from cement

For more information and to register, please email

Regarding The Lifeguard Situation

Dear Residents:

The Mayor’s office and administration is aware of the ongoing staffing shortages at our beaches, especially seen at Niles and Plum Cove. I can assure you that we are actively working on this issue, which is affecting all of the Commonwealth and especially here in Essex County. This staffing shortage is due to the fact that there is a high demand for lifeguards with a limited pool of qualified candidates currently available. Our DPW wisely suggested that we start our lifeguard hiring earlier in the season, which our team started conducting earlier than any past year.

Thankfully, we hired new lifeguards this past week with more interviews, training and outreach being conducted through next week.  Additionally, I authorized a pay rate increase for lifeguard candidates to better compete in this tough job market.

As always, our larger beaches remain staffed, but the fact remains that young, certified and available lifeguards are a difficult commodity. Even though we opened up our hiring process earlier, we hope that this pay increase and additional networking will help attract the candidates we need to better patrol our beaches.

Please remain patient and thank you for the understanding.

Mayor Sefatia Romeo-Theken