Your Thursday farmers market – rain or shine!

CAFM logo The delicious summer fruits are in, and all your favorite veggies! Bread, cheese, knife sharpening, and more all at the Cape Ann Farmers Market!

Rain or shine Thursday 3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park!

**Keep an eye on our Facebook for updates if the storm progresses!**

PLUS, buy your CAFM membership THIS WEEK (before the end of July) on our website or at the market to be entered to win 2 tickets to Gloucester Stage on top of all our great discounts to local restaurants and businesses.

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Jeff Weaver “Works on Paper” at North Shore Arts Association July 27 – August 18.

Jeff Weaver “Works on Paper” at North Shore Arts Association July 27 – August 18. Open free to the public! Gloucester artist Jeff Weaver was born in 1953 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He began drawing and painting at an early age, and by the age of fourteen he began accepting portrait commissions. In high school he was an award winning young artist, winning competitions in state-wide competitions. During this time his teacher and mentor was Eleanor Marvin, accomplished sculptor and graphic artist, who nourished his draftsmanship skills. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Boston Museum School. In 1972 he moved to Gloucester, sketching and painting the waterfront on an almost daily basis. In his early years in the city, he supported himself at various waterfront jobs, as well as from commissions for boat portraits from fishing vessel captains, and murals for commercial establishments and private homes. His commercial work spanned many years and includes over thirty murals painted in different parts of the city. Returning to fine art pursuits in the 1990’s Jeff again focused on depicting Gloucester and its environs in various media. He currently operates a studio/gallery at 16 Rogers Street on the Gloucester waterfront. Jeff Weaver can be seen frequently around Gloucester doing what he loves – painting outdoors, capturing the beauty of Gloucester. Jeff Weaver’s “Works on Paper” will be on view at North Shore Arts Association July 27 through August 18. The NSAA is open free to the public Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm. North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA 978-283-1857 http://www.nsarts.og

Gone … Fishing: A special exhibition of recent work by Jeffrey Marshall, on view August 10 – November 25

Jeffrey Marshall

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to host Gone … Fishing, a special exhibition of recent work by Gloucester artist Jeffrey Marshall on display from August 10, 2018 through November 25, 2018.

Using a variety of materials including oil, pastel and conté, ink and grease pencil, Marshall works out of a studio overlooking the Morse Sibley Wharf in East Gloucester. It is one of the few remaining wharves from which Gloucester’s dwindling number of day-fishermen continues to work.

At the site, he has discovered a world littered with the detritus of the working waterfront: buoys and nets, twisted cables and rusted engine parts, bright-blue plastic barrels, dumpsters, storage containers, and, of course, pickup trucks of all shapes and sizes. Parked on the old wharf, the trucks seem out of place and time.  And yet, there they are, serving as mobile offices, a warm spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, a quiet place to pass the time of day. The scene and in particular the trucks have inspired Marshall who has a talent for creating beauty out of the most unlikely of subjects.

An art educator as well as an artist, Marshall holds a BFA in painting from Cornell (1991) and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art (2000).  He was an associate professor of art foundation in Mount Ida College’s School of Design for four years. One of the students at Mount Ida, Chris Lenzi, designed the 20-page catalog for “Gone Fishing” under the direction of his professor, Jason Calfo.

Marshall’s New Orleans Drawing Project, done between 2006 and 2013, documented in drawings and sketchbooks the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina and the city’s recovery process.  In 2015, an exhibition of Marshall’s work entitled Knots was shown at the Cape Ann Museum featuring intricate and colorful drawings of the flotsam and jetsam that wash up on the shores in this area.

Programs offered in conjunction with this special exhibition include:

  • Opening Reception on Friday, August 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free for Museum members or $10 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission).
  • Adult Drawing Workshop on Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in October/November, specific dates TBD. $85 CAM members; $100 nonmembers.
  • CAM Kids Family Drawing Workshop, Sunday, August 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. 978-283-0455 x16.

The artist will also design hands-on art projects for the CAM Activity Center which will be available during the run of the exhibition.

 For more information about the exhibition and related programming, please visit the Museum’s website

The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visit for details.

 The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

SeniorCare Inc. & NeedyMeds Offer Free Workshop

Storylines is a free self-care app that makes it easy for you to track and manage your health conditions. It also allows you to access the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card and other information on assistance programs, right at your fingertips.

SeniorCare Inc. and NeedyMeds will co-host a free workshop to learn about the Storylines App on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5-6pm at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester.

People living with a disability, people ages 60+ and caregivers are invited to this free information session.  Call Kelly at 978-281-6666 to RSVP or if you have any questions.  For more information about the Storylines App, go to


About SeniorCare

SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over.  We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine communities—Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield and Wenham. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

Gravestone Preservation Workshop

Gloucester Cemeteries Advisory Committee would like to share with the community news about an upcoming August preservation workshop in Gloucester.

Gravestone Preservation Workshop August 3 and 4 of 2018 at Clark’s Cemetery and First Parish Burial Grounds, Gloucester, MA.  This 2-day workshop will provide basic information and hands-on skills for people who are interested in preserving historic gravestones and cemetery monuments. Each day will have an entirely different focus, and the content will not be repeated. Participants are welcome to attend either or both days.  For detailed information on this workshop please visit Cost: $100 for 1 day or $150 for both days. The restoration instructors are donating their services and the workshop monies will be used to fund the Christopher P. Robinson Scholarship Fund.  Contact Info: Moss Rudley: (304-261-1748) or Jon Appell: (860-558-2785)

SEPTEMBER 7th, 2018!

SAVE THE DATE for Action Inc.’s Safe Harbor Celebration! Help us celebrate the strength of our community and fundraise for our housing, job training, education, and energy programs. This year’s honoree is our friend Senator Bruce Tarr. For more info or to support this event, visit our website at