FREE GHS Internship Program Starts February 7th – Register NOW!

Gloucester High School  FREE Spring/Summer Internship Program 2017
Starts Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – SEE INFO BELOW AND REGISTER NOW!!

ATTENTION GHS STUDENTS – Summer 2017 is right around the corner. Do you have a job yet?

The FREE and FUN Gloucester High School Internship Program for 9th-11th graders will help you FIND A JOB and more!
A 15 week class will meet Tuesdays after school 2:20 PM – 4:20 PM starting February 7th.  Job search, resume, networking, college and career tips, speakers and events!
We will match you to a summer internship! (most are paid jobs). You will have a summer job for up to 6 weeks with a career advisor.

To apply, please email Caitlin Pszenny at:
For more information or questions, please call Caitlin: 339-788-1994


Cape Ann License Plates Hit The Streets!

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce has BIG news – Cape Ann’s special license plate has arrived at Registry branch offices and are ready to be picked up and put on the road. The nearly 950 area drivers who pre-applied for the new special plates are now receiving calls and letters with instructions as to where to exchange their current plates and pick up their new Cape Ann license plates.

Those who did not pre-apply but would like to obtain their own Cape Ann license plates can do so online at

Thank you to Rockport Native, Annalei Babson of Coveside Designs for designing this beautiful license plate. She submitted the design when the Cape Ann License Plate initiative began and her design was voted in as the winner!


“We are very grateful to Senator Bruce Tarr, and Representatives Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Brad Hill for their leadership in enacting key amendments to the Special Plate law,” said Ken Riehl, CEO of the Cape Ann Chamber

“The Cape Ann license plate is not only a tremendous way to strengthen and promote our regional identity, but it will also generate funds that will be involved in our future. Like many such plates, it faced a major obstacle in getting enough pre-subscriptions for approval,” said Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R- Gloucester). “Now, we have legislatively removed that obstacle, and the plate can go to work for our communities.”
“The Cape Ann license plate will be one more in a growing list of ways we increase our visibility and sense of community,” State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) said in a statement on Thursday. “The more people know about the uniqueness of Cape Ann, the more our small businesses and our Cape thrive as new visitors and potential residents explore our main streets.” State Representative Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) added: “The implementation of these Cape Ann license plates is a wonderful way to celebrate both our communities and our identities. Not only do they promote the character of our area as a whole, but they will also allow for further improvement of our Cape Ann communities.”
For those who have not yet signed up, now is the time: “Proceeds from the Cape Ann license plates will go back to the Cape Ann community towards promotion of the region, economic development, and education / training. The funds will be managed by a new 501c3 non-profit called the Cape Ann Community Foundation (CACF), whose Board of Directors consists of residents from all four Cape Ann Communities. ” noted Sara Young, President of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact the Cape Ann Chamber at (978) 283-1601, email them at, and / or go to the Cape Ann License Plate website:




The Rotary Club of Gloucester Jumps into the Atlantic for Polio Eradication

Freezin’ for a Reason

polarplunge2015The Gloucester Rotary Club and Rotary District 7930 will hold its 7th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 4, at the Cape Ann Motor Inn on Long Beach in Gloucester at 11:00 am. The event is part of Rotary International’s ongoing campaign to eradicate polio in our lifetime. More than 200 people are expected to plunge into the cold waters off Cape Ann this year, including Gloucester Rotary President David Slade. Last year, over 250 people braved the icy waters, raising more than $95,000.

Since 1985, Polio has become the signature cause for Rotary International as it has teamed up with partners including The Global Poverty Project, The Global Eradication Initiative, The World Health Organization, and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since that time, more than a billion dollars have been raised among Rotary clubs worldwide and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary International took on the battle against this disease, more than 350,000 people spanning 125 countries were impacted. Today there are three countries left where it has not been eradicated– Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

This year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has again pledged a 2:1 match for every dollar Rotarians raise toward eradication efforts (up to $35 million/year until 2018). For as little as $0.60, your donation can make the difference in changing a person’s life. Please support your local Rotarians as they brave the icy waters off Gloucester to help eradicate polio in our lifetime. With a district-wide goal of raising $125,000, the district is utilizing an electronic fundraising process. Supporters are encouraged to log on to and make a pledge to help Rotarians lead the way to eradicate this dreaded disease.

For more information on how the Rotary Club of Gloucester serves the local and global community, visit or

Facebook event page:

Biotech Academy Student Recruitment Open House – January 26, 2017

Dear Friends –

Student recruitment season is here! Gloucester Biotechnology Academy is recruiting students for our Class of 2018, to enroll in September 2017.  We are offering a one year fulltime vocational course for entry level jobs as lab technicians, working in biotechnology.

For this second year, the program is free, no expenses for tuition or fees.

We have had a very successful launch year, with 13 students now entering their paid internships.

If you know anyone who might be interested in our program, please invite them to join us on Thursday, January 26th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. It will be a great opportunity for potential students to learn more and speak with members of our inaugural class.

Call 978-491-5968, email, or visit Facebook for more information.

Thank you for your continued support!

Biotech Academy Recruitment Open House
Biotech Academy Recruitment Open House

2017 Opening Exhibit at Rose Baker

Every two months, Juni Van Dyke, Director of the Rose Baker Art Program selects two artists from the program to have their works exhibited in the lobby of the Rose Baker Senior Center. For the first exhibit of 2017, Juni has selected a mother and daughter for this honor: Helen Burgess and her daughter Valerie Sadler.

At first when Valerie Sadler would ask her mother, Helen Burgess, join her at the Rose Baker art room Helen would reply: “I have no artistic talent at all.” But Valerie kept asking and eventually Helen gave it a try. Juni and the participants in the program are glad she did as they have found her participation inspiring.

Helen’s individual artistic style confirms Juni’s belief that “whether or not we have a history of formal art training — all of us have something truly unique and wonderful to share by way of the art process.” The works in the exhibit are Helen’s gifts: watercolors with all the energy, tenderness and humor that are the essence of Helen. Her signature repetitive marks are a confirmation that individuality uninterrupted will both flourish and delight.

When Juni asked Valerie Sadler to prepare a statement about her experiences as a visual artist, she began with a quote from Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Valerie’s devotion to the mysteries of creation are the bedrock on which her arttic expression exists. Through the exploration of collage and watercolor, Valerie has found her own unique path toward a harmonious and graceful celebration of the natural world.

Valerie says “Like most people, I love walking on the beaches and through the woods of our beautiful seaside city. What a gift it is to experience, with the rolling seasons, the glorious wonders of earth, sea, and sky so unique to New England! And then to try and recreate a small part of it with pen, pencil, bush, scissors, and paint. I thank God for the Rose Baker Senior Center enabling us with a place to sit, observe, imagine, share ideas and encourage one another in the creative process. It’s like a weekly mini vacation for me!”

The works of Helen and Valerie will be on display on display from now until the end of March in the main lobby of the Rose Baker Senior Center at 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street in Gloucester. The show can be viewed weekdays from 9am to 4pm.