John Caggiano Demonstration – Saturday, July 21st 2pm Pre-Demo Pop Up Show July 16 -21st

John Stephen Caggiano, a long time Cape Ann artist, will demonstrate his skills painting with brushes and palette knives. His oil palette, which has evolved over many years, is large and varied. It contains many colors, most of which are utilized in every painting. He will most likely paint from photos unless it is feasible to move outside on the grounds of the North Shore Arts Association, in which case he will choose a subject from the surrounding area. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. If time permits, he will be happy to critique a painting that you bring with you as long as you are willing to share it with all in attendance. John Caggiano is an elected member of North Shore Arts Association, the American Society of Marine Artists, Academic Artists, Hudson Valley Art, Lyme Art and Rockport Art Associations. Annually he is a juried and invited artist in up to a dozen plein air events around the country including Cape Ann Plein Air. Some recent awards are the Texas Ranchland Award from En Plein Air Texas, the Guerrilla Painters Award from Wayne (PA) Plein Air Festival and Second Place in the Marine Art Exhibition at the Lyme Art Association. John Caggiano’s art may be viewed on Facebook, or at his gallery on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Massachusetts founded in 1981.

Spaces still available for SummerSTEM program!

We were very happy to get feedback from our first group of students, on the last day of their week at Summer STEM: Fish Fraud Forensics:

“My favorite part of the course was when we extracted the DNA.  I felt like a real scientist!”

“I would recommend this course to my friends because it gives a good introduction to what it’s like to work in lab.”

“I would recommend this course because it was interesting, engaging and really educational.  We were all able to learn so much in just five days.”

Space is still available for our remaining two sessions starting on July 23rd and August 6th.

 Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Visit our website at to learn more and download the registration forms. 



Magnolia 525 – Fundraiser for CAAA

Join Cape Ann Animal Aid at Magnolia 525 Tavern on Wednesday, July 25th between 5pm and 9pm (dine in or take out). Enjoy a delicious meal for a great cause! The restaurant will be donating 10% of all food sales to Cape Ann Animal Aid, helping dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens to thrive and find loving homes. Don’t forget to bring some extra $$ for the 50/50 Raffle!

For more info or to make a reservation, call 978-525-3230. Invite your friends! Share the event! Let’s pack the house in honor of the animals! ♥ Thank you!


Alzheimer’s First Responder Training

First Responder Training
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 8am-11am
SeniorCare Inc.
49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930

Understand, Approach & Respond:
Effective Interventions with Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias. The training will provide 3 approved credits by the Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services for EMS personnel.

This no-cost training is designed to provide evidence-informed education to First Responders on understanding the impact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias may have on individuals and communities. This program has been developed specifically for First Responders. Strategies acquired from this training will provide an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and practical strategies to optimize the effectiveness of responding during on-scene interactions with persons living with dementia and their families. Additionally, attendees will gain an understanding of available dementia-related resources.

Program provided at no cost

Ronda Randazzo, MSW, LICSW, CDP
Manager, Community Education and Training
Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH

MA OEMS Approved:
Basic-3, Advanced-3, Paramedic-3

To register, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900

CAFM is in full swing!

CAFM logoBerries, greens, tomatoes, corn, and all the summer favorites are in! Come enjoy Stage Fort Park and pick up all the ingredients for a great summer dinner!

Thursdays 3:00-6:30

Stage Fort Park

**Free parking during the market**

Learn more about the market and check out our vendors at