City Of Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation Program

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The City of Gloucester is pleased to announce the launch of the
Gloucester Community Electricity Aggregation program for residents and businesses beginning in December 2018 and going through December 2021. The primary goals of the program are to provide a cost-effective, stable and responsible alternative to utility electricity rates for participating consumers. The program will also offer participants exciting renewable energy options from which to choose. The program was approved by the City Council and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

You will receive the notification letter in the mail. This letter is the ONLY authorized mailing from the City of Gloucester regarding the Gloucester CEA program. To enroll in the program, no action is required. Any mail you may receive requesting you to mail in an enrollment form is NOT affiliated with the Gloucester CEA program. Please return the enclosed card…

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The Star of the Schooner Festival has left the harbor…

It started out as a great idea by Peter Bent, and grew into a community-wide effort to make this year’s Gloucester Schooner Festival the best to date! It seemed so evident…build some docks so that people can get up close and see the schooners like never before. And by all accounts, that is what we did. The 480 feet of dock space became the star of the show. 3000 people visited the boats on these docks over 3 days. It was a great addition and a real benefit for the community.

So many people were involved in this effort, but a few need special mention. First, is Geoffrey Richon who steered the building of the docks from start to finish. Peter Bent who was involved in every step from raising funds to launch to finding a place to store them. The Mayor and the City for allowing them to be prominently placed at I4C2. Beauport Hospitality Group and the Dusky Foundation, who saw and funded the vision. And many thanks go out to the members of the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee for their job getting together the event of the year. As these docks get stored for the winter, Maritime Gloucester can’t wait to re-engage the whole community and bring them back next summer. The plans (and the fundraising) to make these docks longer and give more people the chance to get aboard starts now! Thanks for a great Festival. See you next year!

Join Us for the 2018 Essex ClamFest!

The 36th Annual Essex ClamFest will take place this Saturday, October 20 from 11 AM to 4 PM in Shepard Memorial Park in Essex. Join us for the festivities!
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Although the highlight of the day is the Chowder Tasting Competition (noon – 2 PM while supplies last), there is a great variety of activities, including arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and plenty of food vendors on-site! The festival is free to attend and the Chowder Tasting Competition costs $10 to participate.

2018 Clam Chowder Competitors

  • C.K. Pearl
  • Ipswich Clambake
  • J.T. Farnham’s
  • Lobsta Land Restaurant
  • Mile Marker One
  • Pub at Cape Ann Brew
  • Shea’s Riverside Restaurant
  • Windward Grille
  • Woodman’s

Support Our Community with a Cape Ann License Plate

Have you gotten a Cape Ann License Plate yet? These plates are a fantastic way to show your love for Cape Ann. Your plate will help to make Cape Ann an even better place to live, work and play – proceeds directly support our community. Anyone in with a car registered in MA can get one!

It is now easier than ever to order a Cape Ann License Plate online and your new plate will be mailed right to your door – no trip to the registry!
Click Here to get your plate today and SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY!

Final CAFM of the season!

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Thursday October 11 is the final Cape Ann Farmers Market of the season!

Brave the rain and come stock up on fall vegetables and celebrate an amazing summer season with us!

3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park

**Use your October HIP bonus SNAP dollars while you still can at CAFM!**

AND mark your calendars for our winter markets!


Cape Ann Art Haven Pumpkin Carving Event


Come on down to Art Haven for a pumpkin and pumpkin carving. It’s fun for the whole family! No registration necessary, just drop in. This event has been generously sponsored by The Cape Ann Institution for Savings and Wolf Hill.

Date: Sunday, October 21st
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cape Ann Art Haven

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Gloucester Area Astronomy Club Halloween Meeting Friday Oct 12


At our Friday night October 12 GAAC meeting we are pleased to have with us Phil Orbanes, the North Shore’s preeminent astrophotographer, with “Tales from the Cosmic Dark Side,” a Halloween-themed presentation illustrated with Phil’s excellent photos, touching on all sorts of dark objects — Dark Nebulae (and Bok Globules), Molecular Clouds,  Integrated Flux Nebula, Dark (“Rogue”) Planets, “Dark Matter” and “Dark Energy.” Calling on examples from the Pipe nebula through the possible eventual heat-death of the universe, Phil will elucidate the universe of dark phenomena all around us.

We’ll see you there, 8:00 pm at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St in Lanesville. There is no cost, and all are welcome. There will be goodies of every stripe, friends old and new, and just a generally good time to be had by all.

For more information on the club you can check out the website, the Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter, @GAACster.

Red Cross Blood Drive Nov 9th

The Gloucester Knights of Columbus are hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday November 9th from 2 to 7 pm at our Lady of Good Voyage Parish Hall.  Come give the gift of life.  Call 800-733-2767 to register or go to to GiveePoster716835 (4)