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!
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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!
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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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.
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 https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.Register to Give