Fermentation Workshop TONIGHT!

img_20170111_125520511Backyard Growers is excited to partner with Pigeon Cove Ferments tonight at 6pm for an educational class on live foods, part one of a two-part series! Come learn the history and benefits of fermented veggies. It’s going to a be a full class, but we still have spots left, so follow the links below to reserve your spot!

Part One    |   Part Two

We look forward to seeing you there! Visit our workshop page below for more information. 


Chamber Annual Dinner at Beauport Hotel

The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 2017 Annual Dinner, an event to congratulate 2016 President Matt Anzivino of Rockport Inn & Suites on a great year and welcome Sara Young of Schooner Adventure, as our 2017 Board President.

Join us as we celebrate our Proud Heritage and look to a Bright Future. Don’t miss this exciting night to kick-off  a fabulous 2017 here on Cape Ann!


Seats are going fast. Reserve your spot for a wonderful evening including a delicious dinner, live music and entertainment. Register Online or call the Chamber office to reserve your seats. 978-283-1601

Get your tickets today!

Christmas Tree Service

Boy Scout Troop 20

Christmas Tree Service 2017

We will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens.

Why get pine needles all over your car?

Do not let dry brittle branches scratch the paint !

Tree pick up on Saturday January 14

Trees must be free of ornaments, lights, and tree stands.

Trees should be put outside prior to our arrival.

A $5 donation will go to support local Boy Scout Troop 20.

Money will be used to go on Scouting trips, outings, and/or equipment.

If you would like us to pick up your tree please call 978-546-9501 with your name, address, telephone number and which day is best to pick up your tree. Or, E-mail with the same information to treepickup@verizon.net 

Rockport and Gloucester only please.

Gloucester Snow Emergency Parking Ban: Noon, Sat Jan 7th to Noon, Sat Jan 8th

From the Gloucester Mayor’s Office:
Effective at noon today, Saturday, January 7th, 2017, Gloucester has declared a snow emergency and parking ban on all city streets due to the first snow storm of the year. 
From noon today, Saturday, January 7th, until noon Sunday, January 8th, all vehicles are banned from parking on city streets. The Sawyer Free Library will also close at noon today.
Residents may park in all municipal and school parking lots, including Gloucester High School, O’Maley Innovation Middle School, West Parish and all other school parking lots. Please be advised that all vehicles in school lots must be removed one hour after the ban has been lifted.

All residents and businesses are reminded that they are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please make every effort to shovel out hydrants at or near your homes, and please check on your elderly and disabled. Violators of this emergency declaration are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense.

Please remove all vehicles from municipal parking lots two hours after the parking ban expires. Your cooperation during this parking ban is necessary for efficient and safe snow removal efforts.

Updates will be forthcoming as the storm progresses. Please check the City of Gloucester website for further updates at www.gloucester-ma.gov